I’m writing this post from the tropics, from Sumatra Indonesia. While I’m sitting beach front eating papayas and mangoes for breakfast the autumn chill is in full force at home. This is my third trip to Indonesia, and I am understandably a big fan of Indonesian food. Sumatrans like their food spicy, and tempeh and tofu are always on the menu along with fresh seafood and dark green vegetables. Despite my love affair with South-East Asian cuisine, during my times abroad I always find myself craving for hearty lentils based soups. I suspect this is my bodies way of asking for iron rich foods on a mostly vegetarian diet. This soup was a regular before I left home, and will be one of the first things I make once I return. Don’t get me wrong, I am going to savour every last bit of Indonesian food while I can, but sometimes an Easy Curry Lentil Soup with Kale makes the thought of going home to the cold cold weather bearable.