Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Hangover food

A belated post to an awful hangover a while back but I thought I might branch out and share a recipe with you. J was suffering awfully and I felt pretty rotten too and I had a healthy hangover, one where you desire good food not junk. And so out came the lentil soup and along came bowls of yummy restoring food.


I boiled up some green lentils for about 40 minutes until they were nice and soft, with some thyme and pepper for flavour. Meanwhile I softened down a chopped onion and added in garlic and a chopped carrot. When this was all well cooked I added a tin of chopped tomatoes and a couple of teaspoons of hot paprika. Let this cook down until the lentils are ready. Half drain the lentils, I decided to leave some of the cooking water to try and retain the goodness from it, and then add in the tomato sauce and cook for a little while longer. Before serving throw in a few handfuls of spinach, this needs about 1 minute to cook. Finally served above with a big dollop of greek yoghurt and a drizzle of olive oil.

And there is the cure to my hangover that Saturday, and boy did it work!

5 comments:

Cate Subrosa said...

Yum, sounds delicious. I love lentils. (I also love not getting hangovers - pregnancy isn't all bad!)

Color Me Green said...

i always crave junk when i have a hangover - eggs, butter, toast, bacon, bring on the grease. that is if i'm able to keep food down at all, i have hooorrible day long hangovers.

Rachel said...

I am terrible at hangovers. I shall try and remember this dish when I next have one!

un-bride said...

Genius! Thanks for the recipe. Not that I plan on using it for it's intended purpose, of course.

Being Brazen said...

The soup looks so yummy - i could use a bowl of that now :)