At this time of year there is nothing more welcoming and homely than bowl food/soul food. As the temperature drops outside and evenings close in, a bowl of something warm and full of flavour is just what you need.
Cradling the bowl in one hand (close to your chest for added warmth) and spooning soothing soups and stews into your mouth; hugs you and keeps the chills at bay.
This great one pot wonder of lentils, pumpkin and chorizo is a great winter warmer guaranteed to put a smile on your face with every spoonful. If you’re worried that it would take ages to prepare and cook, think again! Chop everything into roughly the same size and put into a pot with the lentils and water. I put it together straight after work and had dinner ready within the hour.
Lentils, pumpkin & chorizo
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/8th of a pumpkin
1 cup of lentils
2 cooking chorizo sausages
Water from a recently boiled kettle
1st: Peel and chop the onion and pumpkin and add to the pot with the crushed garlic and chopped tomatoes.
2nd: Stir in the uncooked lentils of your choice and top with water. I used 1 cup lentils to 2 & 1/2 parts water.
3rd: Slice the chorizo and add to the pot. Simmer gently for 40mins to 1hr. Season before serving.