Hearty Red Lentil Soup



Serves 4

A dash of rapeseed oil
2 onions, very finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic
3 tsps. of cumin seeds
1 tsp. of garam masala
1 tin of tomatoes
1 litre of good stock
300g of red lentils
2 tbsps. of tomato puree
Parsley to serve


  • Heat the oil and sauté the onions until they are translucent.
  • Add the garlic and continue frying for another minute.
  • Add the spices, the tin of tomatoes, tomato puree and stock.
  • Stir well and add the lentils.
  • Leave the lid on and let it bubble away for about 15mins until the lentils are soft.
  • Add a little more stock if necessary.
  • Taste and season.
  • Sprinkle with parsley (optional) and a spoon of natural yoghurt (optional).
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Fish Kedgeree (from Dale Pinnock)











Serves 1
Coconut oil, for cooking
½ small red onion, minced
½ red bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp curry powder
½ tsp turmeric
1 red chilli pepper, thinly sliced
½ cup brown basmati rice
sea salt and black pepper
1 large free-range egg
handful baby spinach
1 smoked mackerel fillet
1 tblsp live natural yoghurt


  • Heat the coconut oil over medium heat in a large pan, add the onion and red pepper, and cook gently until softened – about 5 minutes.
  • Add the curry powder, turmeric, chilli pepper and rice, and stir for a few minutes to toast the spices slightly.
  • Add enough water to cover the rice, season with salt & pepper, and simmer covered, over medium heat for about 20 minutes, or until the rice has softened.
  • Boil the egg. Let it cool before peeling and cutting into quarters.
  • Just before the rice is fully cooked stir in the baby spinach and cook for a few more minutes until wilted.
  • When the rice is cooked, stir in the flaked mackerel and yoghurt.

Serve with a fresh green salad.

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