Mexican Taco Soup

  It’s funny how you suddenly feel like eating a certain dish. Spring has suddenly hit, but I just really fancied some soup. I didn’t really feel like a warming wintery root veg based concoction, or one that was totally summery. Difficult! So spurred on by a half eaten pack of tortilla chips, here is…

Celeriac and Apple Soup

The celeriac in the shops are looking great at the moment, in their wonderfully gnarly glory. I do like celeriac, but it is a ‘grown up’ flavour, which I’m sure I would have hated as a child. So this soup is an attempt to make the knobbly old celeriac more child-friendly – whizzed up into…

Leek, Courgette and Parsley Soup

We’ve been swamped with leeks in our weekly veg box. I would have just made a bowl of my frankly awesome vichyssoise, but in writing a food blog your mind is always needing to come up with new foodie ideas, so here instead is another bowl of green deliciousness. The lemon zest may sound slightly…

Silky Squash and Rosemary Soup

It’s April and it’s still freezing. Come on weather! Pull your socks up, and get a bit more spring-like – in the meantime, here’s another soup to warm the [figurative and vegetarian] cockles. I not a big fan of butternut squashes, but since one arrived in this week’s veg box, it just had to feature…

Broccoli Soup

Yet another soup from Lucy’s friendly Foods! I promise I’ll stop posting soup recipes soon. Well, just as soon as spring arrives. Maybe broccoli soup doesn’t sound very exciting to most people, but it does to me! So simple – but packed full of healthy flavour – a great way to get a dose of…

Sweetcorn and Leek Soup

Brrr, it’s been freezing for weeks, so soups have been a regular feature for lunch. The idea for this variation on vichyssoise came from a book by the legendary Alice Walters – I’d never really thought of messing around with the classic leek and potato combination before, but the addition of sweetcorn does add a…

Celeriac, Apple and Thyme Soup

It’s snowing today in the UK – proper piles of fluffy white stuff everywhere! We normally have a little sprinkle of snow that melts almost immediately, so a decent amount of snow is a reason to celebrate. School was initially open for the girls, and we had a rather white knuckle drive there on the…

Mmmmm Minestrone Soup

It’s freezing out, definitely the weather for hearty soups. I usually make smooth soups to fend off the inevitable comments from the children about unidentified ‘bits’, but I’ve been feeling like a good Minestrone for ages, and it’s a great way to use up whatever veggies you’ve got hanging around in the fridge. Use any…

Curried Parsnip Soup

Brrrr, it’s cold! The temperature has dropped – suddenly it’s frosty, the trees are bare and there’s the hint of Christmas in the air. In the UK, around Christmas time the shops are suddenly laden with parsnips, brussels sprouts, nuts and clementines. I love parsnips at any time, but there’s something especially comforting about root vegetables…

Smoky Three Sisters Stew for Thanksgiving

Here’s my homage to Thanksgiving and my lovely US readers. As a Brit I don’t quite get the pumpkin pie concept, but this recipe sounded like my ‘cup of tea’. A rich, smoky stew filled with the ‘3 sisters’ of Native American planting: squash, beans and corn. I don’t claim this to be in any…