Sometimes, you just need to eat soup. Chilli and coconut soup, to be exact.
As 2016 rolls in I am more than sick of the sight of food. I stand by that you can never eat too many potato products, but all the extra sweet treats and general foodie overload has done me in a bit. And sometimes you just really, really need to eat soup.
This ties in quite nicely with mine and Liam’s little health kick for the year (although he probably would never eat this recipe as he’s the fussiest eater I’ve ever known) – but I’m definitely on the hunt for some lighter meals. Plus not to mention that I’ve been watching an awful lot of the food channel recently and I feel fancy as hell when I throw things together and it works.
I even gave myself a head start on the exercise front since recently my back has decided it’s done with life and I’ve been in agony. Exercise has definitely helped, and as soon as my back is over it’s most recent hissy fit, I’ll be starting Yoga With Adriene’s latest 30 Day Challenge: Yoga Camp. It’s a goal of mine this year to practice yoga more regularly and Adriene’s challenges are the perfect way to fit it in. I’m excited to get started!
It’s also Veganuary! What better time to share one of my favourite recipes? Another goal of mine is to get more recipes up on this blog – all of my recipe posts so far have gone down quite well and I definitely don’t need an excuse to eat more good food, so bare with me while I get cooking!
But for now, chilli and coconut soup.
This recipe is a super easy one that I found the original recipe for on the BBC food site – and the original is delicious, but I rarely keep sweet potatoes and so the recipe morphed into it’s own “lob it all in and hope for the best” thing. ot to mention the original recipe has Thai curry paste in which quite often has soy sauce in – I skip that step. And so my chilli and coconut soup recipe was born. The basis of chilli and coconut soup is tomatoes, red peppers, chillis if I have any (dried chilli if not), coconut milk and red lentils. You really can’t go wrong.
I should add that this recipe makes… a lot of soup. I’m currently dipping into my 5th portion after taking it to work for 2 days, so you can either scale the recipe down or make a huge batch to freeze.
I hope you all had a wonderful new year! Liam and I spent our night with some friends over (Daisy loved the extra attention) and I’ve felt like I’ve been recovering ever since, despite the fact we didn’t even drink.
Let me know if you give this recipe a go! I might be off to go make another batch…