We’re officially on a diet but we’re trying to turn it into an opportunity and cook lots of tasty, healthy stuff. We can’t back out either as we’re in a little competition with some of our friends… a bit like weight watchers, just as humiliating but not as expensive! So for the next 6 weeks you can expect lots of low-calorie recipes. If you’re also struggling to fit into your summer clothes you might like to join us.
Spicy tomato soup – to serve 2
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 2 tsp garam masala
- a pinch of chilli flakes
- 2 tbsp red lentils
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 500ml chicken stock
- large handful of coriander, chopped
- natural yoghurt, to serve (only if you have some)
Put all the ingredients (except the coriander and yoghurt) in a pot, bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes until the lentils are soft. Add the coriander and cook for a minute. Use a stick blender to roughly whizz together. Stir in a little natural yoghurt to serve if you like that sort of thing.
(Original recipe from BBC Good Food)