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!
My recipe for 'cheesy' cannellini bean soup came about on a very dull, miserable, wet day. I knew I needed to do some grocery shopping, but preferred the thought of staying put and catching up with some reading. I didn't even have enough fresh veg to make 'Fridge soup' but a quick look in my … Continue reading ‘Cheesy’ bean soup
It is still summer but the weather has cooled slightly so I thought a warm soup was in order. I plumped for this broccoli and almond recipe as it provides a perfect example of the way in which recipes evolve to become your own. We each take a recipe, make our own adaptations and pass … Continue reading Rosie’s Broccoli and Almond Soup (pass it on)
Let's show some love for the humble lettuce! My recent post about watercress soup sparked some debate. A few thought watercress may not provide much flavour (it does) whilst others came out in firm support. It also prompted the offer of another summer soup recipe - lettuce! This recipe really could not be any easier, … Continue reading Jeanne’s Lettuce Soup
Do you remember Sarah's 'Everything but the kitchen sink vegan ramen'? The first stage of that recipe involved the unlikely combination of boiled parsnip and sun dried tomatoes. The result was a wonderfully rich, sweet base - perfect for all the other flavours that were added. I really enjoyed it and started thinking about other … Continue reading Thai style broth
I'm sticking with the green theme! I was looking back at my recent recipes and noticed a bit of a green trend going on. Spring is in the air. I don't have any particular reason for my choice of recipe this week. I just fancied some watercress soup. This is a quick and easy recipe … Continue reading Quick and Easy Watercress Soup
Asparagus season is almost upon us! Fresh, local asparagus is surely one of the best treats Mother Nature has to offer and I for one really look forward to asparagus season. My local asparagus producer is Eassie Farm, a family run business based in Angus, Scotland. I was fortunate enough to visit the farm as … Continue reading Cream of Asparagus Soup
Hungry? In a rush? No time for much food prep? Egg drop soup is the dish for you! This soup came to my rescue one evening last week - I was late home, had only a few items in my fridge and couldn't be bothered shopping. I actually felt quite nostalgic when I made this. … Continue reading Egg Drop Soup