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Happiness Soup Forgive the tweeness of the title, but this is a soup of such sunny, mood-enhancing yellowness that it overcomes even the most pervasively innate cynicism. To eat this is to feel cheered; even cooking it gives me a lift. It's incredibly easy to make, but that's not the clincher. This golden broth, rice-thickened and studded with a confetti dice of yellow courgettes and sprightly with lemon is pure joy. This, then, is a yellow soup to banish the blues. For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list. Read more Forgive the tweeness of the title, but this is a soup of such sunny, mood-enhancing yellowness that it overcomes even the most pervasively innate cynicism. It's incredibly easy to make, but that's not the clincher. This, then, is a yellow soup to banish the blues. For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.

The loyal lentil curry 250g puy lentils or beluga lentils1 tbsp coconut or olive oil5-7 shallots, finely chopped4 garlic cloves, crushed with 1 tsp salt1½ tsp ground cumin1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp paprika1 tsp ground coriander1 red pepper, finely chopped1-2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped½ x 400g tin chopped tomatoes or 2 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped400g butternut squash, roasted 1 tbsp tahini1 tbsp honey400ml coconut milkJuice 1 lime3 tbsp soy sauce2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil For the yogurt sauce 200g greek or vegan yogurt1 tsp honey or agave syrupDrizzle extra-virgin olive oil For the cucumber salad ½ cucumber, shaved into ribbons4 tbsp rice vinegar (from the world food section of supermarkets) To serve Fresh coriander, hot sauce such as sriracha, steamed rice and lime wedges 01.Boil a pan of water and cook the lentils for 25-30 minutes, according to the pack instructions.

Penne with Leeks and Bacon | Recipes Start by bringing a large saucepan of water to simmering point, add some salt, a few drops of olive oil and the pasta, then bring back to the boil and cook for 10 minutes exactly. Then turn the pasta into a colander and, to prevent it cooking any further, rinse it under the cold tap. While the pasta's cooking, melt the butter in a pan and soften the leeks and bacon over a low heat and, in another pan, make the white sauce with the butter, flour and milk and leave it to simmer very gently. Now turn the pasta, leeks and bacon into the prepared pie dish and mix them well together. Next stir the grated cheese into the sauce, season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg and, finally, add the cream. This is a dish which can be prepared well beforehand then, when it's needed, put into an oven pre-heated to gas mark 4, 350°F (180°C) for 30-40 minutes till the top is nicely browned and the sauce bubbling.

Spiced and Fried Haddock With Broccoli Puree This recipe could hardly be easier, and requires no complication, nor any effort to keep it simple. Good fish, lightly dredged in spiced flour then flash-fried, is an old-fashioned pleasure, and one to be savoured. Here I use gluten-free flour in preference to regular plain flour to coat the fish. I had wanted the slight grittiness of rice flour, but had none in the house, and gluten-free flour (which I did have) contains rice flour and worked fabulously. Obviously, you can use plain flour if you wish. For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.

Mascarpone, pancetta and Gorgonzola tart recipe - iNews Serves 4 Ingredients 1 x 375g pack ready-rolled shortcrust pastry 1 x 250g tub mascarpone cheese 4 x spring onions 2 x medium eggs 1 x 200g pack pancetta 80g Gorgonzola cheese Black pepper A little olive oil 1 x 23cm loose base quiche tin Method Preheat the oven to 190°c/375°f/gas 5. Sauté the chopped pancetta in a little oil in a frying pan till just golden. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mascarpone cheese and the eggs, season with some black pepper and add the spring onions. Drain any fat off the cooked pancetta and add this to the egg mix, stirring well.Crumble in the Gorgonzola, stirring gently. Recipe from aldi.co.uk

Caramelised Balsamic and Red Onion Tarts with Goats' Cheese | Recipes First make up the pastry by rubbing the butter lightly on to the flour, then adding the cheese, mustard and cayenne plus just enough cold water to make a smooth dough. Then place the dough in a polythene bag to rest in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. After that, roll it out as thinly as possible and use a 5 inch (13 cm) cutter, or a saucer or something similar, to stamp out 8 rounds. To make the filling, melt the butter in a heavy-based, medium-sized saucepan, stir in the onions, balsamic vinegar and chopped sage, season and let everything cook very gently without a lid, stirring often, for about 30 minutes until they have reduced down and taken on a lovely glazed appearance and all the excess liquid has evaporated away. You can also watch how to chop onions in our Cookery School Video on this page. Then let the mixture cool until you are ready to make the tarts. Finally sprinkle with a little cayenne and bake for 20 minutes.

Coconut Shrimp with Turmeric Yogurt | Latest This week’s news is that a much beloved recipe from At My Table — Coconut Shrimp with Turmeric Yogurt – makes its debut on the website. And I welcome it, and hope you do, with a glad heart. Deep-frying is often a highly stressful activity, but the pan you need for this is not big, and it all feels contained and so easily possible. Although this is just made for having people around, I must confess I most often cook it when there’s just two of us, and we stay greedily stoveside, frying, chatting, and eating. You really do need to seek out coconut-milk yogurt to make what must be the simplest sauce in the world. Anyway, much as I love to witter on, I think I should say nothing more to you except you can get the recipe on this link.

How to make butternut squash soup with chilli and coconut lime cream Soup can be speedy and a lifesaver for a quick weekend lunch or simple dinner. Just make sure you’ve got some basics on hand such as olive oil, spices, onions, garlic, and a quality vegetable stock. Butternut squash can hang around in your kitchen happily for weeks but if you don’t have one, pumpkin or sweet potatoes would be excellent substitutes. Banana shallots have a lovely sweetness but you could substitute a red or yellow onion without a problem. Join Independent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Without the ads – for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Chilli powder and smoked paprika add some heat to the dish but you can dial it up (or down) if you like. Remember that chilli powders are different so taste a pinch before adding it to the sauteed vegetables – you can always add more at the end. Serves 3-4 To garnish

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