Category Soup

Simple pumpkin soup

Some friends gave us some pumpkins recently from their overly productive allotment. This soup is so easy to make and is best kept simple! Ingredients 1 white onion 2 cloves garlic 600g pumpkin 400mls vegetable stock 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes Salt and pepper Oil Crème fraîche (to serve – optional) Method Finely slice the […]

Roasted garlic soup with chilli oil

The soup is pretty creamy so the chilli oil drizzle works really well by cutting through the rich soup. Don’t be alarmed by the amount of garlic used here – the roasting process will lessen the garlic flavour. Ingredients (serves 2) For the roasted garlic soup: 3 large bulbs of garlic 1 white onion 1 […]

Vegetarian wonton soup

This is surprisingly simple to make. I think the key to this is making a light and refreshing broth with a richer, more punchy wonton filling. The minced and cooked down mushrooms with plenty of soy that go in the wonton wrappers should help create this balance. Ingredients 4 cloves of garlic (minced) 1.5 inches […]

Roasted red pepper and tomato soup

This is a very sweet soup – when you taste it you’ll be amazed you have not included any sugar. Keep any leftovers for a pasta sauce – simply reduce the mixture by cooking for a while longer and add more chilli flakes to liven it up a bit. Ingredients (serves 4) 4 red peppers […]

Ginger and lentil soup with kale

This soup is great if you’re stuffed up with a cold. It’s really healthy and full of things that will get your sinuses working again! Ingredients 250g dried split red lentils 1 large carrot 2 sticks of celery 1 onion 4 cloves of garlic 1 red chilli 75g fresh ginger 1 tin of chopped tomatoes […]

Mushroom and Tofu Thai Broth

When I’m stuffed up with cold (as I currently am), there is nothing I want more than a spicy and fragrant Thai broth. I love mushrooms and it’s great that you can now buy fresh shiitake mushrooms in many shops. Shiitake mushrooms are now being produced in the UK and can be bought online via […]

Curried Soup and Lager Bread

In the UK, curry and lager go together like two peas in a pod. This age old marriage is a perfect balance of naughty but nice. While this recipe for curried soup and lager bread is slightly off the grain, the flavours are still prominent and suit more of a lunchtime meal rather than the […]