Posts tagged ‘soup’

Vegan Tomato and Lentil soup

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This afternoon I took it upon myself to make Vegan soup basing it on a recipe I found in Australian Women’s Health:

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I loved the sound of the Winter Tomato and after reading through the super simple and super short ingredient list, I knew it would be a piece of cake to add whatever I wanted and make swaps to make it a little more filling and make it Vegan. I started in the afternoon because I wasn’t sure that it would turn out right and I wanted to give myself the chance to organise something else for dinner if it totally failed.

The basic changes I made to the recipe were these:

  • I used Soy Milk instead of Cow’s Milk
  • Lite Coconut Cream instead of Greek Yoghurt
  • I added half a cup of washed red lentils
  • I didn’t have any garlic so I added garlic seasoning and Moroccan seasoning instead
  • We didn’t have any bay leaves so I just left that out all together

I was really happy with the result! I must say though I think I’m quite possibly the most unnatural, klutzy cook of anyone I’ve ever met in my entire life, it definitely does NOT come naturally to me. However, being the persistent little devil that I am I cook anyway and just deal with the mess and fails at the end ^.^ This soup definitely needed salt but I detest adding salt to anything so I just put up with it the way it was. Maybe the garlic would’ve added some flavour.

After cooking the soup I went in to my work to drop off my uniform and staff card to finalise my resignation and bought this drop-dead awesome top that I’ve been hanging out for since it hit the racks a couple of weeks ago:

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It’s a top from the Sub brand and the moment I laid eyes on it I knew it was perfect for me. If you can’t see it properly it has little tick boxes under each picture with the car crossed out and the bike and the walker with a tick 🙂 Simple, yet effective. The colour had me too.

I’ll try a new recipe tomorrow, I’m going to make some Hummus (I’ve never ever made it myself before) because I just plough through the stuff we buy from the supermarket. I loved the feedback on the last post by the way! Keep it coming 😀


September 16, 2010 at 5:33 am Leave a comment

Yay for successful cooking!

The other day, I attempted the impossible… I tried to cook myself dinner. Bet most of you don’t know that I can’t cook, huh? Kind of ironic, given my lifestyle, career choice and blog niche lol.

However, I added on an extra New Years Resolution, which is to learn to cook! Starting the other day. Now it was a risk because I was “freestyle” cooking, meaning I was throwing something together without a recipe, but I find dinner recipes really complicated and we didn’t have a lot of ingredients anyway so I had to make do.

I chose to create my own Vegetable and Noodle Soup. I dragged out whatever veges I could find, which ended up being Onions, Carrots, Courgettes, canned Chickpeas and Red cabbage. I also found a can of Watties Indian Tomatoes with seasoning, I used that as the base for the soup.

I chopped the onions and added them into the pot with the already added can of tomatoes, I let the onions soften. Then I added 1 cup of water.

Then I chopped up all the other veges and threw them in the pot, then I drained the chickpeas and added half the amount of chickpeas to the soup. I left the pot to simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes. After about 17 minutes I added some noodles (which were already softened so they didn’t take long) and left it for the remaining three minutes.

Once that time was up I switched off the element and made a side of toast 😀

The outcome was actually really great!

The result had me very satisfied. It was tasty (I also added Moroccan Seasoning and a pinch of Salt for flavour), filling and kept me full for a very long time. For a vegetarian meal I was very happy with my efforts 🙂

Anyway, stay tuned for some more cooking attempts!

Have a great day 🙂


January 24, 2010 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment


Hey there, my name's Jenny. I have a huge passion for cooking/baking, writing, yoga and photography. I love nature and my favourite thing to do is spend an entire day outside, breathing in crisp, fresh air. Even better if I have a pen and paper with me. I started out running in March 2009 but sustained an injury in October 2009 which has unfortunately prevented me from running. I've been experimenting with other kinds of exercise to find another one that clicks. Follow me on my journey to maintaining good health + surviving high school and pursuing a career in Journalism. I Hope you enjoy reading my blog!

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