For all those of you who have asked for the retreat recipes!

The easiest yummiest lentil soup – Fry onions and garlic til soft on low heat. Then add red lentils and veg stock and when lentils are soft blend or leave as it is, or half and half. Toast some cumin seeds or powder on the hob in a dry frying pan and grind if you used whole seeds. Then add to taste, with lots of lemon juice and chilli flakes … all to taste.

Serve with spelt bread below for very easy but very yummy healthy lunch!

There are lots of easy bread recipes out there, I recommend River Cottage Magic Bread Dough for pizzas, pitta, bread, wraps, rolls….

But this recipe is even quicker and can be done while making soup or breakfast on weekends. It is the recipe on the back of Doves Farm Organic Wholemeal Spelt Flour.

Heat oven to 200c
500g spelt flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp quick rise yeast
1tbs honey
400ml warm water
1tbs olive oil

In a large bowl mix flour, salt and yeast. Add warm water with honey melted in it. Start to stir and then add the oil when dough is craggy. Mix well and put into bread tin and cover with tea towel and leave in warm place for 30 minutes. When risen bake in the oven for 40 mins or until golden brown on top.

You may want to add cinnamon and raisins for tea bread, or apricots and almonds chopped up or sprinkle seeds and oats on the top before baking. Impresses friends and tastes delicious!