Soups

Potato and leek soup with crispy smoked tofu bits

Potato and leek soup with crispy smoked tofu bits

Ingredients (Serves 3): 225g smoked tofu 450g leeks 400g large potatoes 2 vegetable stock cubes 1 tbsp vegan margarine   Method: Start by heating the oven to 200C. Pierce the potatoes about 5 or 6 times each with a sharp knife. Bake for about 1 […]

Rosemary and Lemon Pearl Barley Soup

Rosemary and Lemon Pearl Barley Soup

Ingredients (serves 3-4): 1 cup pearl barley 1/2 cup red lentils 1 large onion 1 medium carrot 3 sticks celery 5 cloves garlic 1 tsp dried thyme 1 large sprig rosemary 2 vegetable stock cubes 1 lemon Salt and pepper   Method: Start by chopping […]

Sweet potato and lentil coconut soup

Sweet potato and lentil coconut soup

Ingredients (Serves 4): 1 fresh red chilli 5 cloves garlic 1 large onion 1 large sweet potato 1 tin coconut milk (full fat) 2 tins green lentils 150g fresh spinach 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp tumeric 1 tsp paprika 2 vegetable stock cubes 3 […]

Comforting split pea soup with pesto and mixed leaves

Comforting split pea soup with pesto and mixed leaves

  January is notorious for being one of the most down in the dumps months. Christmas is over, it’s cold, the days still quite short and it all just seems to drag. So I feel it important to make sure you have quick sources of […]

Simple Soups series part 5 | Thai red coconut soup

Simple Soups series part 5 | Thai red coconut soup

It’s now the final week of the Simple Soups series, and I’m finishing with a real show stopper. This Thai red coconut soup really hits the spot when it comes to having something refreshing, yet comforting at the same time. It’s got a beautiful zingy […]

Simple Soups Series part 4 | Coconut spinach lentil soup

Simple Soups Series part 4 | Coconut spinach lentil soup

Welcome to week four of the Simple Soups series. This week I went for a Thai theme (something I’m less used to cooking) and created this refreshing, yet hearty, brown lentil soup with coconut, spinach and lime. I love this soup because it’s full of […]

Simple Soups Series part 3 | Mexican black bean soup

Simple Soups Series part 3 | Mexican black bean soup

We are now into the third week of the simple soups series and I can happily say I am well and truly enjoying my fair share of soup this season. There is no better food to accompany to steadily approaching colder weather – it’s warm, […]

Simple Soups Series – Part 2 | Cannellini bean pasta soup

Simple Soups Series – Part 2 | Cannellini bean pasta soup

For week two of the Simple Soups Series, I thought I’d do a favourite of mine. Okay so this isn’t technically my recipe, it’s from a friend who’s half Italian so knows her stuff, but I felt I had to post it anyway as it’s […]

Simple Soup Series part 1 / Spiced lentil soup

Simple Soup Series part 1 / Spiced lentil soup

It’s now October. We are fully into autumn and what better way to spend it than by snuggling up inside under a blanket with a warming bowl of soup. In order to aid my own, and perhaps yours too, autumnal hygge requirements, I’m starting a […]

First blog post / Hearty bean and kale soup

First blog post / Hearty bean and kale soup

First recipe on the blog so I thought I would make it one of my new favourites – a hearty classic Italian style soup. I made this soup first a few weeks ago; the weather was quite grey and I was in one of those […]