Before I get to the next post in my series on our trip to Paris I thought I’d get a quick recipe post in, after all this is a food blog! With a wedding coming up some time in the next year or so (be prepared for updates on this every now and then) I thought I’d start finding some healthy recipes in the run up.
We’ve been really busy in the last couple of weeks since we got engaged – planning, partying and all! I figure there will be a lot of that sort of thing over the next few weeks and months. I’ve still been trying to make sure we get some good healthy meals packed with lots of good veggies in them.
This is one of those meals, a lentil and vegetarian sausage hotpot/ stew type thing. It’s full of great healthy ingredients.
Vegetarian sausage and lentil stewServes 3 as a main meal. Cooking time 50 minutes,
- 1 shallot
- 2 white onions
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 tsp Ras el hanout
- 1 tsp dill
- 1 red pepper
- 2 beef tomatoes
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 6 Quorn sausages, cut into bite sized chunks
- 1 can lentils, drained and rinsed
- large handful of parsley, chopped
- Pitta bread to serve.
- Olive oil + finishing oil
Very finely slice the shallots, onions and garlic. Pop on a pan on and coat in olive oil. Sauté the onions, shallots and garlic with the Ras el hanout and dill. Mix them fully together so the herbs and spices coat the onions fully.
Chop the red pepper and tomatoes into bite sized chunks. After 5 minutes add in the tomato puree and stir through the onion mix. Add the peppers and tomatoes. Stir.
Next add the canned tomatoes + 1/4 of a can of water. Bring to a boil then reduce and simmer for 20 minutes, stir occasionally to prevent it sticking in the pan.
After 20 minutes the stew should have reduced down. Add the drained lentils and Quorn sausages and half the parsley. Carry on simmering for 10 minutes by which time the lentils and sausages should be warmed through.
Warm your pitta bread and serve a good portion of the stew with a pitta each, a sprinkle of parsley and a dash of finishing oil.
Coming up next – Part 2 of my guide to what to see in Paris.