Tag: Soup

Curried Kohlrabi [Gidra] Soup with Puy Lentils

‘Kohlrabi is the most wonderful vegetable, eaten raw or cooked.  The whole vegetable is completely edible although in Malta it is more common to eat the bulb and the delicious leaves are usually discarded.   Purple bulbs are more common here. The best way to store it is to cut the leaves and store them separately to the bulb, placed in the paperbag in the … Read More Curried Kohlrabi [Gidra] Soup with Puy Lentils

Zucchini and basil soup with red rice

Back to healthier eating and with the cold weather this week this soup was wonderful. If you cannot find red rice, you can also substitute with wild rice. You will need: 5 zucchini 1 cucumber A handful of fresh basil leaves Juice of one lemon Grated zest of half a lemon 1 medium potato 1 medium onion 1 large clove garlic 1 spoon olive … Read More Zucchini and basil soup with red rice

Carrot orange and cinnamon soup

Easy, delicious and a touch of Christmas to come, you will need: 1 onion, roughly chopped 1 clove garlic 1 cinnamon stick 1/4 teaspoon ginger 4 large carrots, roughly chopped 1 potato 6 cups stock Juice of 2 oranges 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Sauté the garlic and onion in the olive oil on … Read More Carrot orange and cinnamon soup

Moroccan Breakfast Soup

More flavors from the Mediterranean region with Bessara, a broad bean soup with ingredients we use on the island too. But in Morocco the same ingredients are combined together in a different way and eaten as a breakfast item. On the island the breakfast influence comes more from years of British rule but I find that most people here seem to skip breakfast. You … Read More Moroccan Breakfast Soup

Broccoli zucchini and bulgar soup with peppered cheese

I used fine bulgar to thicken this soup. At 83 calories per 100g, it is an ingredient I love to use. My favorite remains the Middle Eastern Tabouleh, I could eat it everyday. We featured this soup on Favourite Living Show this week and here is how it is made: 1 broccoli head, chopped up 2 zucchini, chopped up 1 clove garlic, grated 1 … Read More Broccoli zucchini and bulgar soup with peppered cheese

Lebanese Maklouta

A favorite Lebanese soup of ours when we lived in the Middle East was Maklouta with orange lentils and rice. It makes a great weekday meal and here is my version of it. I find it improves the day after you make it as the rice has time to soak in all the flavors of those delicious spices. You will need: 250g orange lentils … Read More Lebanese Maklouta

Zurek Soup and the Malopolska region

I loved  Lapanow in the hilly region of Malopolska and I often make Polish Zurek soup with our local Maltese Sausage. You will need: For the Rye sour 1/2 cup rye flour 1 cup boiled water at room temperature 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 bayleaf For the soup 1 carrot, peeled amd chopped 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 garlic clove 1 potato, peeled … Read More Zurek Soup and the Malopolska region

Polish Rosol

I have just returned from Lapanow in Poland where the Festival of Broth takes place every year. Rosol is a traditional clear Polish broth served with fine noodles or dumplings that are preferably home made. I had the opportunity to taste many versions made from old family recipes or those that are typically used in villages. Although very similar and using more or less … Read More Polish Rosol

Broccoli, Parsley and Stilton Soup

  There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of fresh soup.  I use broccoli and my soup today is gluten free, dairy free, egg free and has no added fat apart from a drizzle of olive oil but the result is surprisingly creamy and delicious. The broccoli is from our garden, very fresh and at its peak. I learnt a trick recently to … Read More Broccoli, Parsley and Stilton Soup

Pumpkin, lentil and orange soup with sage flowers

A light lunch today and mum’s delcious recipe of fresh pumkin, orange lentils and a bit of grated orange to finish off with such a good result. It is gluten free, egg free, has no added fat and if you leave the fresh goats’ cheese out, it can also be dairy free. Quick and easy, all in one method plus the blending to make … Read More Pumpkin, lentil and orange soup with sage flowers

Quick weekday meal …. Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pinenuts

I am making an old favourite  with fresh pumpkin. I do not add any butter, cream or oil and the soup gets its texture and creaminess from a sweet potato It is healthy and delicious and I like to garnish it with lightly toasted pine nuts. You will need : 1 kg Pumpkin 1 Onion q sweet potato peeled 1 clove garlic (optional) Pinch … Read More Quick weekday meal …. Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pinenuts

The birds sing, the sun shines and the People’s President is sworn in ….

I sit in the garden, the weather is glorious and I am overwhelmed by the brilliant light we are accustomed to here, a brightness I appreciate so much after years of English gray skies. And as my minestra cooks indoors, I watch the inauguration of the 9th President on my IPad. On the screen I see well-wishers from all walks of life as the … Read More The birds sing, the sun shines and the People’s President is sworn in ….