Soup is on

February is cold, rainy, yucky and sometimes depressing. On that positive note…I tried to perk up with two delicious soup recipes from the Jan-Feb issue of Milk Street. I used the Instant Pot to make the Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Aleppo Pepper Oil. (It doesn’t call for the Pot, I just decided to give it a try.) While that was cooking I made the Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Spinach. Both were good but I personally liked the Coconut one better. Anything with coconut, typical Indian spices and spinach has my vote!


Some sautéing in the Instant Pot for the Turkish Red Lentil Soup first.
Cumin I love you. Please don’t notice my lazy garlic in the jar, shhhhhh!
Heat Aleppo Pepper flakes in Olive Oil, yum. I saved this to use on pizza soon.
Top with the oil, mint and a squeeze of lemon.

The Coconut Soup…



Such wholesome goodness and quick options for a mid-week meal. Why not serve them with homemade pita .


    1. It’s essentially an electric pressure cooker. Super popular right now. Everyone I know got one for Christmas lol. ❤️ it for doing dried beans.

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