Soup recipes

Soup: perfect December food

Healthy, filling and cheap as chips – soup is the perfect food for December.


Bulghur and red lentil soup

I don’t know about you, but I still really struggle with thinking of something to eat every night that’s not full of bacon and cheese, won’t cost a fortune and I have all the ingredients. The thing is, I work in food, I spend all day looking at recipes, no wonder we’re a ready meal […]


Spinach, split pea and coriander soup

March is a funny one. The warmer weather means that I don’t feel the need for rib-sticking stews and mashed potato quite so heavily, but it’s hardly salad weather either. This is why I decided to make this soup – an late winter/early spring version of this sunny courgette and chickpea soup. Instead of courgette, […]


Carrot and Lentil Soup

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m loving soup at the moment. With the weather on the turn, its the perfect comforting bowl and as I’m discovering, so easy. It’s just a case of chopping and then sweating down some onion with whatever vegetables you have to hand; try adding lentils or beans to make it into […]


Courgette, chickpea and spinach soup

Yet another courgette recipe (we’re seriously overrun here) and this one I’m really proud of. I’d forgetten how easy a good bowl of soup is to make and how satisfying. Taking inspiration from this 101Cookbooks recipe, this is a simple and fresh soup of courgette and spinach, I add chickpeas for extra thickness and just […]


Spicy Noodle Soup

One of us had man flu tonight. So, I decided a spicy, warming noodle soup would be both restorative and cleansing. This is a recipe I turn to often, as its so quick and easy to put together. The broth is simply vegetable stock infused with garlic, ginger, chilli and a splash of soy. To […]


Innocent Veg Pots – Mark II

Continuing the Innocent Veg Pot theme from my previous post – here’s my idea for sprucing up the Indian Daal Curry. I took loose inspiration from this Jamie Oliver recipe that I’ve been eyeing for a while and made a sort of spicy seafood and vegetable soup. Simply heat the veg pot with 1/2 cup […]


Smocked Mackerel and Sweetcorn Chowder

I’ve been thinking about making chowder for a while. Something about it just appeals, kind of like a liquid fish pie – in a good way. Unfortunately, a certain someone is allergic to white fish so this has been off the menu until I realised that smoked mackerel would work just as well as haddock, […]


Dan Dan Noodles

During my visit home, while rooting through my mum’s cookbook collection; I found Chinese Food Made Easy by Ching-He Huang. I knew my mum wouldn’t use this book, she rarely uses a recipe for anything and so, I managed to commandeer it for myself. I’m not a fan of the cookery shows myself, a bit […]


Vegetable Laksa

In my university days of cooking for 5 people in a ‘kitchen’ that consisted of a Baby Belling, a sink and fridge to do all my prep on; this was always a special treat. We got it from our culinary bible of the time – Cranks, a revelation of vegetarian cooking and not a bean […]