I realise some people are slightly sceptical about beetroot soup. I was a bit of a latecomer to it too but I'm not really sure why - it's delicious. Perhaps it's because most of the beetroot I had as a child was pickled and it is the pickled variety that springs to mind whenever beetroot … Continue reading Roast Beetroot Soup
I've been looking forward to sharing this recipe for ages! I had to wait though as I like to use the pears from the tree in my garden. Well, I say I like to use them. I have so many that I need loads of different recipes and ideas to prevent them going to waste. … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Pear Soup
My latest soup has a vintage twist. The recipe comes from my family heirloom - the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes Cookery Book! This was oringinally my Mum's - given to her in the 1950s when she worked for the printer. It was really popular at the time and getting a copy was considered a real … Continue reading ‘Vintage’ Oatmeal Soup
Such a quick and easy make, with pretty impressive results! I'm not sure I should really call this a recipe. It's really a tale of a solitary supermarket soup pack and some assembled bits and pieces I had in my kitchen. I do love a good shortcut, so occasionally turn to a soup pack when … Continue reading Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup: a super-pimped soup pack!
The weather is definitely more autumnal now which is great for soup lovers like me! I must confess that I look forward to Autumn every year, just because the food is so good. This is another recipe that was given to me by the Hospitality lecturers at Perth College UHI. Thank you! I was dying … Continue reading Spanish Style Three Bean Soup
Courgette glut? You're not alone! Aida suggested she had a few courgettes going spare and asked if anyone wanted some. Never one to turn down free veg, I obviously said yes. I didn't really expect two bags of the largest courgettes I had ever seen - all organic and grown on her own allotment. Thank … Continue reading Courgette and Potato Soup
Yes, you heard me correctly - Avocado Soup! It's delicious! This is another soup that is easily adapted and great for using up bits and pieces languishing in your fridge or store cupboard. Not enough chickpeas to make a topping and create a broth? Replace with white beans, or potato, celery, carrots - whatever you … Continue reading Avocado Soup with Harissa Chickpeas
My last post referred to my recent holiday and the inspiration it provided. The vegetarian and vegan food sampled during my whistle-stop tour of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius was delicious, particularly in Tallin which is, quite simply, vegan paradise! I promptly resolved to make more use of some key ingredients that I tend to forget … Continue reading Moroccan Spiced Tomato and Chickpea Soup
My apologies for the lack of contact over the last few weeks! My insistence on a decent summer holiday resulted in a slight social media break. Although this created a bit of soupy silence, I have returned with some great new soup ideas and will be sharing the resulting recipes with you soon. The first … Continue reading Strawberry soup – a cheat’s version!
This soup definitely deserves an exclamation mark. It is just so good! It is a lifelong favourite and I find myself longing for a bowl as soon as the weather heats up. This is a chilled soup. I remove it from the fridge about 5 minutes before serving. If it's too cold, the flavours don't … Continue reading Gazpacho!