Treehouse Tried and Tested
We have been aware for some time that some of you have been viewing our blog and salivating; some parents have had to tolerate entreaties from their children to cook at home something they enjoyed at lunchtime; whilst friends of ours have had to withstand our constant barrage of praise regarding our lunchtime feasts!
All of which has led us to bow to pressure and share some of these recipes with you…so from time to time we will add a recipe, or link to a recipe for you to try for yourselves….
Spicy Carrot, Lentil and Coriander Soup
1 onion sliced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
100g mushrooms, wiped and chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
5 tbsp red lentils
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
black pepper to taste
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
In a large saucepan saute onion and garlic, lid on, until soft. Turn up the heat and add the mushrooms, lid on, stir frequently for a few minutes until soft. Add carrots and lentils, cumin and coriander. Cook for 2 mins stirring to prevent lentils sticking. Add stock and black pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer, lid on, until carrots cooked and lentils mushy. Around 30 minutes. Add fresh coriander. blend until smooth…add more stock if necessary but this is a thick soup. Taste and season.
Delicious with golden slice, celery bread or cheese scones