A lot of people will not know that I was a vegetarian as a child. I lived a meat free life from the age of 8 up until being about 15. I remember seeing a dead pig hanging down from the back of a butcher’s lorry and thinking it was the most awful thing in the world and that I no longer wanted to eat meat.
My only issue was that I was allergic to mushrooms and nuts’ meaning that eating out was a total nightmare. Just think of the vegetarian options on menus….I would see mushroom stroganoff or a nut roast as the food of choice. This would mean that I was often out eating either a jacket potato or chips and gravy.
I loved trips to the Indian restaurant because I would be in food heaven. We could have a mixed starter of different vegetables in tikka flavourings, followed by vegetable curry (made with lentils) and then it would be washed down with a Malibu & Coke.
But I always remember that to be able to get a mix in my diet when I was a vegetarian there would always be the need for lentils and I wanted to go back to my vegetarian roots with this delicious lentil soup in the soup maker. Or for those of you out there that are vegans you can enjoy this too as it is completely dairy free!
- 200g Moong Dal (soaked for an hour)
- 1 Can Tinned Tomatoes
- 2 Medium Carrots
- 1 Medium Onion
- 1Tsp Garlic Puree
- 1Tsp Ginger Puree
- 1Tsp Chilli Powder
- 2Tsp Oregano
- 100ml Water
- Salt & Pepper
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