Guest Post: Food for the Fam – Mugs Gohl's Chicken curry with lentils (and whatever vegetables you want to sneak in)


I said other voices would be coming through on the blog while I have a break from it, and indeed I wasn’t lying. So without further ado, here’s a most excellent and simple ‘Food for the Fam’ recipe by one of my loveliest readers, Mugs Gohl.

I know the word ‘lovely’ is bandied around very readily by bloggers and pretty much everyone else, but Mugs once emailed me a picture of her children marvelling over popping corn she was making to my recipe, to reassure me that Little Lewes means something to someone, and I thought that was one of the nicest things a person could do. Sorry Mugs, for still having my little mid-blog crisis despite your best efforts.


I approached Mugs about writing me a recipe after I spotted her insanely delicious-looking family feasts on Instagram. Being so lovely, she of course wrote not one but three. So here’s the first.

Thank you Mugs, for helping keep my blog going for me.





2 chicken breasts, diced into children’s bite-size chunks
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Vegetable oil
300ml chicken stock
1 tin chopped tomatoes
3 tsp (heaped) mild curry powder
50g red lentils
1 sweet potato or ¼ butternut squash (optional)
Mushrooms (optional)


1) Fry the chicken to brown. Remove from the pan, set aside before softening the onion in the same pan for 10 minutes until translucent.


2) Add the garlic and curry powder and cook for a couple of minutes before adding the tomatoes, lentils, stock and extra veg (if using).


3) Simmer with the lid on for 45 minutes to an hour, until everything is cooked through. Add mushrooms 10 minutes before the end if using.


4) Season and serve with rice and a dollop of plain yoghurt.

If you’d like to write a guest post for Little Lewes about something you like doing with your kids, food, craft or anything else relevant to the blog’s reason for being, please get in touch through the Contact page. 

Disclosure: I approached Mugs about writing a recipe for the Food for the Fam series for Little Lewes. She kindly obliged. No compensation, financial or otherwise, was offered or accepted by she or I for the writing of this post. 

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I’m Kate, a copywriter, brand consultant and editor who creates messages that are clear and clean. I create these for brands and agencies both big and boutique, in areas including design, homes and interiors, travel, fashion, lifestyle, beauty, food, and kids and families. I believe clear, clean messages bolster brands and businesses. They evoke emotion and ignite inspiration, and when written well, they’re easier to absorb – and respond to. I live in Copenhagen and am half-English, half-Danish. I write as comfortably in American English as in British, and behind the scenes I'm also studying Danish. Need help getting your message out? Contact me.

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