‘feel better’ green curry soup recipe

Kicking off my blog makeover with a new & improved version of my green curry soup recipe, you can find the old post here. I have learnt a lot since I last posted this recipe. Every day through trial & error I’m learning about lighting, layout & props and I love it! The day I took these shots, the weather was miserable & cloudy, this would have freaked me out over a year ago, but not this time.

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When I first started this blog & winter rolled around I would get all stressed out about when I could take my photos. I would check my phone & plan my days of taking food photos around the ones with a sun icon. If it was cloudy or raining I would be devastated, thinking there wasn’t enough light to take photos. I was wrong. Now I have come to love cloudy wintery days with it’s naturally diffused winter light.

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IMG_5590Now that the stress of re-designing a website it behind me I look forward to posting new recipes on a weekly basis. I have a few lined up ready to post, however, if you have something you would like to see please feel free to leave me a comment or drop me an email, tina@thebarefoothousewife.com.au

I would like to say a special thank you to my friend Ness who created the hand-drawn banner at the top of my page, I love it! x

Also, the lovely Nicole of Nicole Anderson Photography, who took some new profile shots, something I haven’t done in 2 years! Thank you, Nicole x

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‘feel better’ green curry soup with pumpkin & lentils

‘feel better’ green curry soup with pumpkin & lentils

Ingredients

Curry Paste

1 red onion

2 thumb size pieces of ginger

6 long green chilli

4 cloves of garlic

2 bunchs of fresh coriander (cilantro) & roots (reserve a few leaves for garnish later)

5 kaffir lime leaves

1 stick of lemongrass (white part only)

Curry Soup

400 ml coconut milk (homemade or packaged)

1 litre of vegetable stock (homemade or packaged)

700g of diced pumpkin (skin & seeds removed)

1 tin of organic lentils (washed & drained)

Instructions

In a mortar & pestle bash up all your curry paste ingredients for a chunky paste. If you prefer a smoother paste you could blitz in a food processor or high speed blender. **This amount of curry paste makes enough for 2 curry soups below** Store half in the fridge or freezer for another meal!

In a large pot heat a few tablespoons of oil on medium heat.

Add half the curry paste & continue to fry for a few minutes.

Add the coconut milk, vegetable stock & season with salt to your liking.

Bring to the boil.

Add the pumpkin, lower the heat & simmer for about 20 mins until tender.

Add the lentils & simmer for a few more minutes.

To serve add fresh coriander & chilli (for extra heat I’ve used smaller red chilli, however you could use the long green ones for a milder taste) & lastly a squeeze of lime. You could also throw in some green beans, spinach or broccoli at the very end with the lentils. It’s totally up to you!

 

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