CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH NUTMEG AND HAM HOCK

Move over minestrone this is my new winter “go to” soup.  Ham hock gives mild, cauliflower the boost it needs to make this delicious soup substantial and full of flavour. I buy whole nutmegs which look like small balls of wood the size of a red grape. Keep nutmegs in a sealed jar and grate fresh as…

GREEN PEA & HAM HOCK SOUP

A bag of frozen green peas just got interesting! Vibrant green, velvety texture, the aroma of this soup fills the kitchen and once served will bring a smile to everyone’s face. This soup is happiness in a bowl. Although the initial cooking time for the stock takes 2-3 hours, the recipe is easy and requires little effort in…

CREAMY, SPICY, CARROT AND COCONUT SOUP

Carrots just got interesting!  is important to make any recipe a success! Have you ever had carrots that have a bitter, kerosene taste ? This happens when to the ground is treated to kill pests that attack the carrots causing an unpleasant taste not to mention other nasties from toxic substances. I use organic carrots…

LAMB MUSHROOM AND WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP

Slow cooking wins hearts in winter I am surprised, by the oohs and aahs we hear bone broth today. When I look through cookbooks and hipster café menus one would think bone broth is a revelation, a new discovery! Slow soups, stocks and cooking has been around forever in most cultures with some variations. The slow cooking draws out…

QUICK VEGETABLE MUSHROOM SOUP WITH DULSE FLAKES

Clean up with this soup that is quick, has great flavour and warms the cockles of your heart. BOF…… short for bottom of the fridge. Sometimes we need to clean out the fridge, use up all the bits and pieces or make a quick dish from what’s around the kitchen. Many of us often cook…

EASY SUNDAY NIGHT VEGETABLE SOUP

It’s great to rummage through the beautiful cookbooks and food magazines  for inspiration and linger over the pictures but sometimes we just want a repertoire of quick, easy, go to, recipes for each season. Soups give great mileage and can be made from autumn through to spring. The choices of soups seem infinitesimal and many require little…

Carrot, Leek and Pumpkin Soup with Chilli and Black Pepper

Gluten, dairy and sugar free A great soup for a Friday or Sunday night this recipe has colour, bite and a velvety texture. In winter I always make a great big pot of slow cooked chicken stock and freeze ready to use in soups, risottos and slow cooked meals. Soups are such warming and nurturing foods to add…