Vegetarian/Vegan recipe - Andrea's famous "orange dinner" (made with absolutely no oranges!)

Due to public demand Mrs H has agreed to release the recipe for one of her most popular dishes. Absolutely delicious, everyone loves this one- even people who claim not to like vegetarian food (just don't tell the meat-eaters in your life that this is a vegan dish!)

Andrea’s “Orange Dinner” – Moroccan tagine to serve 4

1 large onion
4 cloves of garlic (crushed or sliced – it is stronger if you crush it)
1 sweet potato
3 Large carrots
1 orange (or red) pepper
150g red lentils
100g dried apricots
500ml passata or 1 large tin of tomatoes
1 tbsp harissa
1 veg stock cube
250mls water
½ tps turmeric
2 tps dried mixed herbs
½ tsp ground cumin
400g tin chickpeas
A glug of olive oil

Chop all the vegetables chunkily. Rinse the red lentils well.
Fry the onions in olive oil until soft but not brown. Stir in the garlic and cook for a further minute.
Add passata/tomatoes and the stock cube and water.
Add lentils, carrots and herbs and spices and harissa.
Bring to boil, stirring so lentils don’t stick. Simmer for 5 minutes then add sweet potato and apricots.
Simmer for a further 5-10 minutes, add more water if becomes too sticky – should have consistency of a stew.
Add chickpeas and pepper.
Simmer until lentils and vegetables are cooked (approximately 15 minutes). Adjust seasoning to taste.

Serve with couscous and a large glass of your favourite wine!

Feel free to publish this recipe elsewhere, as long as you credit Andrea, and link back to this blog and Thanks - vegetarian chambres d'hôtes in Limousin, France

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