Five Minute Slow Cooked Three Pulse Soup

I am feeling super sorry for myself, my wisdom teeth are hurting and I can’t bear the thought of eating solid food. My jaw is aching, ear is sore and I have a pressure headache 😦

I have even had to cancel my evening classes which I just can’t bear doing but needs must. 

Luckily though, dinner is sorted. With 5 minutes prep this afternoon I had a steaming bowl of protein packed pulses and veg. Thanks past Jo!!

When I posted a piccie of it on Facebook someone asked for the recipe so here it is.

Ingredients

100g red lentils

100g of chaana Dahl (if you don’t have this just double the lentils)

One tin of chickpeas

One onion

One stick of celery

One corgetti

One red pepper

Some cabbage 

Two carrots 

One clove garlic

One bay leaf

One 2 inch cube of ginger

One stock cube

Method

Thinly slice veg, for super speed just throw through the slicer in a food processor. Put in slow cooker, cover with boiling water, add lentils, chick peas, dahl, stock cube and bay leaf. Turn on low. Enjoy. 

There you have it! Perfect poorly soup 🙂 

Uplifting Miso Soup For A Protein Packed Snack Or Light Lunch

When you’re feeling down there’s  nothing quite like a bowl of Miso soup to warm up your cockles and make you smile again. It has the ability to comfort me to the very core and I will quite often make this as a mid afternoon snack on dreary admin days, or if I’m feeling poorly I’ll drink it from a cup on the sofa,  it’s such a quick pick me up, with no prep and hardly any cooking time.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can add or omit ingredients to suit your needs. I’ve put the quite filling version here suitable for a light lunch, but if you’re after a quick snack just omit the noodles.

Ingredients 

1 dessert spoon of Miso paste  

 
1 handful of dried seaweed (chopped)

 
1 handful of spring onions (chopped)

15mls of soy sauce

150g of firm tofu

100g of buckwheat noodles 

Method

Put miso paste and soy sauce in a pan with the noodles and enough water to cover noodles.

Drain tofu and chop into regular squares

 

Cut up dried seaweed with scissors and chop spring onions with knife.

Place these into the pan and simmer until the noodles are soft.

Stir and pour into a bowl

Find a big cardie, close the curtains, find a cat to sit next to and enjoy.