I crave for this soup, even during the hot summers. In the winter I make it almost every week. It is so quick to prepare, economical, no blender, no chopping and you end up with a satiny textured purée – perfection for the month of January. My Scottish mother-in-law was never too fond of cooking but she made this soup when I went to … Read More Quick Scottish Lentil Soup – 2020 is for more plant based food
Green lentils keep their texture and have a richer flavour than the orange variety. For this soup I use a hand held blender [pulse setting] to puree the soup lightly and the final result has a mix of whole green and pureed lentils. It is very quick to prepare, no chopping and served with a Gozitan fresh goat’s milk gibna, it makes a very … Read More Green Lentil, Parsley and Lime Soup with Soft Gozitan Gibna
Tomatoes are abundant this month and available at giveaway prices. Roasting them adds flavour and soups are always welcome in winter. The flavour of fresh thyme with tomatoes is delicious and I use fresh turmeric root to give it a boost of natural medicinal properties and I like to use it often and in small amounts’
This soup is a great warm up during these cold chilly days. It is one of those budget meals that you can make very quickly and the taste improves the day after making it.
Things start getting back to normal after the celebrations and I like the routine of normality. The weather forecast is very cold for this weekend and this is another quick soup made with fresh and ordinary ingredients found in the kitchen cupboard and making a great big pot provides a healthy snack any time of the day for a cosy weekend indoors.
The flavour of ginger with the zucchini is just wow, and the addition of that bit of coconut milk. Key is to use fresh vegetables – it makes a difference.
My mother and grandmother always added fennel seeds and local wild celery, both giving the kawlata a very distinct taste and I have done my own variation by sticking to their recipe and adding kale, sweet potato and fresh turmeric which are all very popular at the moment.
High in fibre, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, barley is one of those old fashioned grains that is perhaps not considered to be as trendy as some other popular ones being marketed today. I like its nutty taste and the soft texture that never becomes mushy and it is lower in calories and fats than most other ancient grains. Combined with fresh mint and greek … Read More Barley and fresh mint soup with greek yoghurt [gluten free, diabetic friendly]
‘The inspiration for this soup came from the irresistible Chicken Katsu Curry at Wagamama. Home made healthy comfort food that you can make quickly at home. Amazing flavours and perfect for January. It takes 35 minutes to prefer from start to serving it but it is even more delicious the day after’ You will need:
‘Perfect for winter, with lots of fresh ginger, this is such a delicious soup.’ You will need: 1/2 onion 1 large clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds a pinch of ground cumin grated zest of 1/2 lemon 1/2 butternut squash, skin on and chopped 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped 1/2 sweet potato, peeled and chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon … Read More Curried Butternut Squash Soup with homemade coconut milk
‘This is a perfect wholesome soup that is an all-in-one meal. It is gluten free. Ready from start to finish in 30 minutes !’ You will need: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon butter 200g mushrooms, sliced 1 onion, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 1/2 sweet potato, peeled and chopped 1 medium potato, chopped 2 tablespoons cornflour 1 bayleaf 2 tablespoons mascarpone mixed … Read More Quick Chicken Mushroom Soup