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Turkish Bulghur and Red Lentil Soup

Turkish bulghur wheat and lentil soup

Turkish bulgar wheat and lentil soup

This soup is great. It’s substantial and warms you up with the flavour of sweet smoked paprika. Served here with rye bread.

The recipe is from Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall’s  piece in the Guardian, which has some more tasty couscous, bulgur wheat and quinoa recipes.



Chicken soup for the soul

Chicken soup

Today I was craving chicken soup, the ultimate comfort food when you’re feeling under the weather. If it actually helps or not, that’s another question but psychologically it sorted me out as well as being well tasty.

For this soup I fried some onion, cut up 2 carrots, one parsnip and 1/4 celeriac into cubes fried them a bit with the onion and then added a whole chicken (organic, free range), covered with boiling water and left to simmer for an hour.

After an hour took the chicken out, added a bit of meat from it to the soup (and saved the rest for another purpose) as well as some rice noodles. When the noodles were done I seasoned the soup with salt and pepper.

Served with lemon, chopped parsley and some soya sauce.