GO-TO RED LENTIL & VEGETABLE SOUP (+ Thermomix instructions)

Looking for an easy, filling, tasty make-ahead meal idea? This has been a go-to of mine for a few years now, and it’s a recipe I never tire of. I decided to give it a whirl in the Thermomix. New to modifying recipes for this machine (or even using it, really!), I had to make some uneducated guesses. But […]

NORTH AFRICAN SQUASH & CHICKPEA STEW (AKA … and now for the healthy stuff!)

If you’ve read my last couple of posts, you need not wonder why I wanted to get stuck into some wholesome, healthy vegan food today! Not only did my husband and I prepare this River Cottage-inspired recipe for dinner, but for lunch we revisited an old family favourite- Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup. Operation Compensation […]


I don’t know why, but even during Summer, rainy weather seems to bring to mind bowls of hot, hearty soup. It was an August afternoon and raining heavily outside. I had discovered a packet of organic red lentils in my cupboard and jumped online to find a vegan soup recipe that called for them. I asked […]