Hi Trish I'm still around. Just been busy the last day or so and no one else to respond to.
I've got to think of something to say now. Keep posting. Others will come in from time to time.
I had lentil soup finally yesterday. I made it the same way i make the pea soup. Its quick and easy.
200gram of red lentils
2 cloves garlic
2 cups of water per 100 grams lentils
1 sachet of tomato paste
This time i had a chance to soak the lentils first but then the pressure cook seal has gone missing so i still cooked them for a while but red lentils are much quicker to cook than other lentils anyway.
Anyway all EXCEPT the salt goes in the one pot and then just cook with the lid on for a while. Add water if you can't seal it in. At the end, blend up with a bar mix, add salt. It will need a fair bit. Close to a teaspoon. But watch it. There's nothing worse than over salted food.