Monday, July 26, 2010

Lentil Soup and Toasted Onion Bread

This simple soup came out of a botched recipe that left me with some red lentils being cooked in vegetable stock and, strangely, some burgul wheat, finely chopped onion and flour mixed into a slurry. Intrigued?
I will try that recipe again very soon, and let you know all about it!

In the meantime I had some cooking to do, and luckily I had my kitchen mojo and popped the slurry in with some flour, with yeast and salt and a little oil and mixed it up to a lovely dough. I gave it a long slow rise and let it turn into this delicious loaf. The burgul gives it an added toastiness and the onion a sweet savouriness (if you know what I mean!)


The soup was easy ~ I had carrot, zucchini, corn and tomato, so I chopped them up and added them in. I fried red capsicum, onion and garlic with a little chili paste, and popped that in too. Salt and lemon juice finished it all off.


And there it is, the warmest, tastiest simplest lunch.

YamDaisy food!

16 comments:

  1. This soup looks so comforting. I have never tried burgul wheat so it's on my list to get. I have all the other vegetables. Yum! -Tien

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  2. the soup looks hearty and delicious. I never had toasted onion bread, but it sounds like a fab accompaniment to the soup.
    Have a great day. Michael

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  3. Yummy yum yum that soup looks GOOD!

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  4. Get this lady a bowl of that pronto!!! It looks absolutely YUMMY!

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  5. It was a tasty, healthy and delicious lunch too. I am liking the onion bread.

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  6. Very nice combo. Soup looks yummy and mouth watering.

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  7. Waste not, want not :-). Your soup and bread both sound delicious. You've made a very creative use of leftovers. The bread looks beautiful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  8. Perfect for our cold winter nights!

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  9. oh. yum..onion bread...i have never tried this...looks like we are both thinking about bread...one of my favorite things..
    and Joy...that soup looks so GOOD!!!!!

    thanks for stopping by farmhouse

    always good to see a friend

    kary

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  10. My mum would love that soup - she really likes lentils. I would just eat loads of your yummy bread!!
    Lucy xxxx

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  11. Perfect for my winter nights here. It has been so cold !

    Have a blessed August, dear Joy =)

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  12. Soup and bread... a most welcome meal! I found my way hear via Yiota's blog. You have a tasty and beautiful place here in blogland. And I love your commuinty supported food idea! I have chronic fatigue, so some days making dinner feels like a great accomplishment. Happy Days... I look forward to visiting here agin. :o)

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  13. I just love lentils. I was in a German resto yesterday and ate lentils and bread :)

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  14. Mmm I have tried lentil soup once and loved it! It is time for me to try it again! :)

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