Soup is on

February is cold, rainy, yucky and sometimes depressing. On that positive note…I tried to perk up with two delicious soup recipes from the Jan-Feb issue of Milk Street. I used the Instant Pot to make the Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Aleppo Pepper Oil. (It doesn’t call for the Pot, I just decided to give it a try.) While that was cooking I made the Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Spinach. Both were good but I personally liked the Coconut one better. Anything with coconut, typical Indian spices and spinach has my vote!

 

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Some sautéing in the Instant Pot for the Turkish Red Lentil Soup first.

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Cumin I love you. Please don’t notice my lazy garlic in the jar, shhhhhh!

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Heat Aleppo Pepper flakes in Olive Oil, yum. I saved this to use on pizza soon.

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Top with the oil, mint and a squeeze of lemon.

The Coconut Soup…

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Such wholesome goodness and quick options for a mid-week meal. Why not serve them with homemade pita .

Soup is on

February is cold, rainy, yucky and sometimes depressing. On that positive note…I tried to perk up with two delicious soup recipes from the Jan-Feb issue of Milk Street. I used the Instant Pot to make the Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Aleppo Pepper Oil. (It doesn’t call for the Pot, I just decided to give it a try.) While that was cooking I made the Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Spinach. Both were good but I personally liked the Coconut one better. Anything with coconut, typical Indian spices and spinach has my vote!

 

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Some sautéing in the Instant Pot for the Turkish Red Lentil Soup first.

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Cumin I love you. Please don’t notice my lazy garlic in the jar, shhhhhh!

IMG_2892

Heat Aleppo Pepper flakes in Olive Oil, yum. I saved this to use on pizza soon.

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Top with the oil, mint and a squeeze of lemon.

The Coconut Soup…

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Such wholesome goodness and quick options for a mid-week meal. Why not serve them with homemade pita .

Soup’s up

Big let down…I busted my but to prepare for being off for a 4 day weekend from school because months ago we had planned to go to Cornwall for another Cycletta bike race but oh no John had to work in Chicago. Don’t worry I still love him…smile. To prove it last night I made him a lovely Thai inspired soup from this UK cookbook I got at a cookbook store in Notting Hill…

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Really, you can’t go wrong with whizzing up your own curry paste. The paste for this soup used lemongrass, coriander, ginger and chillies, again how don’t you love that! John helped with the garnish chopping which was very sweet of him…

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He helped to stir too because really he owes me for the loss of a trip to Cornwall…

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The flavour was fab and it was quite hearty as well with the egg noodles. Personally, I’d make it again with rice noodles because I feel they are more Thai like but the egg were still very nice. I’d make this again for sure. We both had seconds!…

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