Monday, September 10, 2012

Simple Red Lentil Soup

Red lentils are great because they cook so quickly. In less than 30 minutes you have your soup ready to go. 

Quick Red Lentil Soup
8 oz red lentils
4 cups water or stock
salt to taste

2 - 4 TBS olive oil
2 - 4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tps cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp turmeric 
1/2 tsp cayenne (more or less to taste)
salt and pepper

Boil the lentils in the liquid for about 15 to 20 minutes until the begin to soften.


Meanwhile heat the oil and add the garlic.


Cook until just soft then add the spices. 


Add this to the lentil and cook another 10 minutes until fully cooked.

To serve top with hot sauce, 


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Simple Cucumber Salad

The summer is the best time to make super simple salads. My friend Adam gave me some great cucumbers and I turned them into this simple salad that was a crowd pleaser.

Simple Cucumber Apple Salad
Apple, something firmer so you can thinly slice
juice of half a lemon
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt and pepper to taste

Slice the cucumber in half and remove the seeds using a spoon. Then thinly slice. Thinly slice the apple as well.


Mix in a bowl with the mint and chives and toss with lemon juice and oil.


Season with salt and pepper