Winter Lentil Soup
1-2cups of lentils soak over night
2 cloves of garlic
1 large carrot
4 rashers of lean bacon, excess fat removed
½-1 tablespoon oil
Vegeta (or chicken stock) and pepper to taste
Step 1 Heat a wok or large pot for a few minutes with the oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until clear and soft. Keep away from burning by adding small amounts of water to the pan/wok.
Step 2 Wash, peel and chop up carrot, potato and leek and add to onion and garlic
Step 3 Meanwhile, remove visible fat from the bacon and dry fry it in the pan. Remove liquid fat from the pan and add bacon to vegetables.
Step 4 Add lentils and sufficient water to cover all ingredients. Cook stirring occasionally until lentils and vegetables are done.
Step 5 Add salt (vegeta or chicken stock) and pepper to taste