Although I’m writing this in the sweltering heat of Spain, the mornings are getting cooler and nights darker already in the UK – which seems somehow strange after the long and unusually hot summer we experienced this year.
But I’ve always loved the changing seasons and as my food naturally veers towards comfort food the coming of Autumn means I can legitimately indulge my urge to make huge pots of comforting stews, dahls, curries and soups.
I first created these delicious smoky lentils last week with my friends and fellow bloggers Sara aka Shiso Delicious and Bettina aka Betinas Kitchen while we were away on a little getaway in the Herefordshire countryside. We cooked, styled and had fun sleeping in a yurt.
It was a completely impromptu meal made with the random ingredients we’d brought, but it was so delicious I had to recreate at home and post.
I’ve made a few tweaks; I used split red lentils here as that’s what I usually use at home but for my first version I used whole red lentils which give a coarser texture – absolutely delicious and I recommend using them if you can get hold of them.
And also I added some extra veggies – harrisa roast cauliflower and aubergine. The perfect addition I think.
Really good served with my cabbage salad for texture and crunch!
Enjoy! And I’d love to hear what you think x
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