This is a great little soup for when you don't have anything fresh in. As long as you can scrabble about and find an onion and hopefully a clove of garlic, the rest can be thrown together with goods from your store cupboard. It's based on another Cranks recipe.
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp mixed herbs (or fresh of course)
2 tins chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato purée
1 tsp marmite
2 cupfuls of red lentils
Approx 1 pint of stock or water
Salt and pepper
Soften the onion and garlic in a little oil in a large pan.. Add the other ingredients and simmer. If the lentils soak up too much liquid add water or stock if you prefer. When the lentils are soft, serve the soup with a generous helping of grated cheddar. Obviously the cheese isn't obligatory, but it makes it into a meal so I always add it. Serve with crusty bread, preferably home made :)
This recipe serves 4 to 6.
Jet came home yesterday from his scans. Bless him, he was really quite out of it. Mr D had to lift him on to his settee so he could have cuddles with mummy! We now just need to wait for the results of the scans to see where we go next.