Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Really easy lentil soup and french bread pizza- with recipes!

First up here's my super-easy tomato and lentil soup with italian herbs. It's hearty, filling and healthy using a whole tin's worth of green lentils and chopped tomato, and... oh, here's the recipe!(serves 2-4)

1 1/2 pts vegetable stock
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tin of green lentil, rinsed
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
pinch of basil, oregano and thyme
pinch of sea salt and black pepper

-saute garlic and onion
- add stock, lentils, tomatoes and herbs and simmer for 20 mins, then serve

~Alternatively, you could try adding other vegetables, for example bell peppers or courgettes to this if you like. Just saute them along with the onion and garlic~

Next up, baguette pizzas, inspired by Lelly's recent post- http://lellyskitchen.blogspot.com/2007/09/ciabatta-pizza-now-with-go-faster.html

I sliced the ends of an enormous baguette to dip in the soup for the starters, and then sliced the middle of it horizontally to make 4 "pizzas". I've used(about a third of, I have leftovers!) the tofu ricotta recipe from vegan with a vengeance, yet again(can you tell we like it?) and my own recipe for the easiest pizza sauce in the world(coming up!) and baked it at 240C for 10 minutes. Okay, pizza sauce recipe, as promised...

6 tbsp tomato puree
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp garlic puree
1/2 tsp of each, oregano, basil, salt, and crushed black pepper
pinch of thyme

-just mix it all together in a bowl and that's it!

(Oh, and then spread it on your pizzas, covers about 2 12 inch pizzas or a baguettes worth) No carry on with any blenders or any of that nonsense! :D

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