Thursday 17 March 2011

Love in a lunch box

Making packed lunch every day and keeping it interesting, healthy and hearty requires a little forethought.

Lentil, cumin, carrot and coconut milk soup is a welcome addition to any lunch box and helps spice up a sandwich no end.

Toast 2 teaspoons of cumin and a pinch of chilli flakes in a dry pan until they become aromatic.
Add 500g of grated carrots, 150g of dry red lentils, 1 litre of vegetable stock, 1 can of coconut milk.
Bring to the boil and simmer gently until lentils are cooked.
Whizz in a blender, season.
Makes about 1.8 litres - divide into servings for your thermos - this chap takes 250ml, cool and freeze.

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