Sweet Potato, Lentil and Coconut Soup
5 medium sweet potatoes
2 cups of red lentils
1 tin coconut milk
1 onion 5cm chunk fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic
1 small chilli (or 1 teaspoon chilli flakes)
1 tablespoon turmeric
2 teaspoons salt
A splash of vegetable oil for frying
A squeeze of lemon juice
The soup doesn't have to be blended if you don't have a stick blender - just chop the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli as finely as you can, and keep the sweet potato chunks small.
Although it's great by itself, you could garnish the soup with some freshly ground black pepper, some toasted sunflower seeds, or a drizzle of chilli oil.
If 6 portions is too much, this soup is great the day after, and it freezes well too.
30-40 minutes, serves 6, vegan & gluten free
Crocus Café (currently closed until the government allows cafes to reopen) Nottingham’s oldest community café. Crocus is a not for profit café which is why there food is so affordable. It is also vegetarian and vegan with a focus on being fair trade and locally sourced.
Crocus also hosts loads of great evenings including restaurant nights (and they now serve alcohol) and many more events besides. They offer suspended meals to those in need. Suspended Meals is a concept meaning a paying customer buys an extra coffee or meal for someone in need.
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