Recipe: Spicy carrot and lentil soup

With the days getting colder and darker is there anything better than a pot of soup on the hob with the smell wafting through the house.

Today’s soup of choice is Spicy carrot and lentil soup.

Now I’ll be honest my recipes are not to the exact gram as I often just go with the flow and throw ingredients in.

Ingredients

7 carrots

1/2 sweet potato

Vegetable stock 2 cubes

2 onions

Lentils

Fry light spray

Tikka power or curry power

Method

Chop onions and fry with fry-light spray until brown.

Add 2 pints of stock

Add nearly half a bag of split lentils

Add chopped carrots

Add 1/2 sweet potato

Season with salt and pepper

Leave to boil for 3/4 hour

Blend and taste

Now you can add the tikka power or curry powder if you wish.

Enjoy…

Seared Scallops Pea Puree and Crispy Kale

So this is a new one for me as I have never tried scallops before. I later found out some people cut off the orange pieces on the scallops. However we ate them and we are okay! So optional I guess!

So this week were trying to reduce or have no carbs to see if we can boost the weight loss. So when I found this recipe I thought I would give it a go! Sean has been more hungry than usual this week with the no carb plan so put in some extra veg for bulk, to keep him happy.

The original slimming world recipe can be found here. I didn’t have mint so I made the puree without it and tasted lovely, and quite filling. I substituted the chilli powder for chilli sauce too.

A delicious extra I love with any meal is crispy kale. If you love seaweed from the chinese this is a great replacement and its healthy. Tastes pretty much the same

How I do mine: Crispy Kale

Pre heat the oven to 180c

spray the kale with fry light cooking oil on a baking tray

sprinkle some sweeter over the top and mix

place in the oven for 5-8 minutes.

keep a close eye as it can be easily burned

Enjoy!

xxx