Today’s recipe comes to you as a direct result of another spectacular fail in the hands of the Slow Cooker. I was aiming for a Persian Lentil Soup and was dreaming of something exotic, fragrant, tasty and maybe even a little mysterious.
At least that’s what I was hoping for. But 8 hours later, what I actually got was a stodgy grey sludge. Not sure I’d even feed it to the dog …
Honestly, I struggle to love my slow cooker. I’ve had a mini moan about this before and with the exception of this Red Lentil & Bacon Slowcooker Soup (an absolute winner of all winners) AND the discovery that making chicken stock in the slow cooker is spectacularly good, success has passed me by. But I’m not going to be defeated by the pesky kitchen gadget because I know it SHOULD be a food saviour in a busy life. Watch this space.
Anyway, I was banking on this soup for packed lunches the next day, so once I’d done the walk of shame to the outside bin, I got on with the task in hand of finding a replacement….