school fete. Sylvia had organised a playdate and was weeding the garden with her friend. (I was suitably impressed by the garden!) E was practicing uke for the forthcoming ukulele festival and I had been making aqua faba meringues for Sylvia's show and tell. Simmering a fairly simple soup was a relaxing late afternoon addition.
Having made a similar soup (thai curry split pea soup) a few months back, I had some confidence that Sylvia might try it. The catch was that she professes to hate pumpkin. I remember her eating it as a child and am a little less sure that she truly dislikes it. So I asked her to eat a couple of spoonfuls of soup with a bread roll before she had her vegetarian schnitzel. I focused on the lentils and tomatoes in the soup, which I know she likes. The next night she was convinced to eat a small bowl of it with a bread roll. I resisted doing a victory dance. But I know this is one step closer to Sylvia realising that pumpkin is indeed manna from heaven.
More lentil soups on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Carrot, chestnut and lentil soup (gf, v)
Creamy lentil and vegetable soup (gf)
Curried red lentil and apricot soup (gf, v)
Fennel, lentil and rice soup (gf, v)
Red lentil soup with spinach and lime (gf, v)
Smoky tomato and lentil soup (gf, v)
Sweet potato and red lentil soup (gf, v)
Thai pumpkin and lentil soup
An original Green Gourmet Giraffe recipe
1 -2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
600-800g Kent pumpkin (a large wedge), chopped
400g tin of diced tomatoes
1.3 litres vegetable stock
2 cups dried red lentils
1 cup light coconut milk
3 tbsp yellow curry paste
1 tsp smoked paprika
sriracha, to serve
Fry onion and carrot in an olive oil until soft - about 5-10 minutes. Stir in the garlic. Add pumpkin, tomato and stock. Bring to the boil. Add lentils and simmer for about 20 minutes or until pumpkin and lentils are soft. Add coconut milk, curry paste and smoked paprika. Blend. Check and adjust seasoning. Serve with sriracha if you want a bit more heat.
On the stereo:
Songs in the Attic: Billy Joel
Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MoFo) in November 2016. Go to my Vegan MoFo list for more of my 2016 Vegan MoFo posts.
Week 2's theme is International because I am a little behind on week 2. And if you wish to believe it is a monochrome one-colour food for Rainbow Week or Day #14, then so it is!
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