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Norwegian Autumn Soup

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A surprisingly easy-made, delicious and comforting soup when days are turning darker and colder, and you need something good to warm your body and soul. I made up this recipe today from what I had left in the fridge after the weekend (not much), as my man brought home two hungry friends with him after watching a football match at the pub. It was a great success, so I thought I´d share it with you. The colour of the soup reminded me of autumn leaves, therefore the name.


Serves: 4

  • yellow lentils (as much as you want)
  • 2 onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 small squash
  • 1 packet bacon
  • 1 small chilli
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh herbs (rosemary, coriander, mint, sage, etc)
  • chicken stock cube
  • orange juice
  • water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf


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  • Boil the lentils for about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, put the vegetables, fresh herbs and bacon in a food processor until everything is cut into small, but not too small pieces and fry it in a large casserole together with the cinnamon stick and the bay-leaf for a few minutes. If the bacon has a lot of fat, you don´t need to add any oil or butter.
  • Strain off the water from the lentils and put them in the casserole together with the vegetables and bacon.
  • Add the bouillon and fresh water and let the soup boil for a few minutes to make the flavours mix.
  • Add the orange juice in the end, and some salt or more bouillon and extra spices if you like. Enjoy!
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