Moving from one cold place (Orange, NSW) to another (Melbourne), one would have thought I would have been accustomed to the cold climate by now. Perhaps it was my wishful thinking.
I have fallen sick for the second time since I have moved here. I tend to get migraine when there’s changes weather and the four-seasons in a day temperament in Melbourne didn’t help.
Feeling a little sluggish and all, I have been on a soup diet. After all that’s what I was craving for lately. If I wanted to be a bit fancy, I will make grilled cheese sandwich to go with soup. It sure sounds like the epitome of fuss free cooking isn’t it?
So this is my latest favourite soup in the rotation. I see it as a variation of pumpkin soup with lots of heartiness in it, thanks to the addition of quinoa and red lentils. For a little kick, I have added Clive of India curry powder for flavour, but feel free to substitute it your choice of dried herbs or spices.