One big disadvantage being a food blogger, is controlling what you eat! Most of the time the leftovers from cake/dessert shoot goes straight into my tum and in-turn an extra inch on my waist. The horror struck when I could no longer fit into my beloved Calvin Klien jeans..now how horrible is that? With FBC11 just round the corner, a strict diet plan of low carbs is on the menu everyday, for a quick fix to get back in shape. Here's one such chunky vegetable stew/soup I make without any potatoes or pasta but you could add them if you are looking for a complete meal. This soup is great with a little pesto/pistou drizzled on top and a slice of rustic bread (if you not on low carb)!
I am off to FBC11 next weekend and hopefully will get back with loads of photos and inside scoop.
Red Pepper 1
Puy lentils 1 can
Bay leaf 1
Thyme few strands
Garlic 2 cloves
Clear Vegetable stock 1 litre
Pour some olive oil in a saucepan and saute the garlic. Next saute the celery, peppers and fennel. Toss in the other vegetables and tomatoes. Stir to coat in oil. Pour the stock, add the herbs and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot with pesto drizzled on top.