Category Archives: Soup

“The most magnificent of vegetables”: Cauliflower soup with mustard croutons

Yotam Ottolenghi claims that cauliflower is “one of the most magnificent of all vegetables” (The Weekend Guardian). In his writing, cauliflower is described as exciting and versatile – as magnificent, no less. In his recipes, it’s paired with ingredients that … Continue reading

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Student Recipes – Day 6: Hearty Lentil and Spinach Soup

Lentil soup is hearty, filling, tasty and comforting. And as with all the recipes in this series, it’s also inexpensive. Besides all that, lentils are nutritious; an excellent source of low-fat protein – making them a particularly valuable addition to … Continue reading

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Student Recipes Day 1: Home-Made ‘Pot Noodle’

Like many young adults, Jess has recently become a full-time student. In the pursuit of her goals, she has left her parental home in Sheffield and moved to London, where she is currently undertaking a foundation degree at the London Academy … Continue reading

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Marrow, Chilli and Ginger Soup

It’s that time of year again, when run-away courgettes (zucchini), leave gardeners with what most people would consider to be way too many marrows. Indeed, for most people, just one of these ungainly and graceless vegetables would be considered too … Continue reading

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A Taste of Summer: Pea and Mint Soup

For me, there are many things that evoke a sense of summer, and whilst they’re not all connected with food, many of them are. This includes picnics and barbecues, strawberries and cream, birthday cake, summer pudding, fish and chips, and … Continue reading

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Fish Stew with Chickpeas, Nduja and Sea Spinach

This is a wonderfully simply one-pot dish that is quick to make and tastes great. It can be warm and comforting, but is also light and healthy, making it an ideal supper at any time of the year. I make … Continue reading

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Pea, Fennel and Mint Soup

Fresh mint is perhaps one of my favourite herbs. In the kitchen, I love its relatively strong, sweet and refreshing flavour that makes it incredibly versatile, and an ingredient that I use in drinks, as well as savoury dishes and desserts. … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup: Prototype 1.00

Although I’d never had tortilla soup before coming to Southern California, it’s already one of my favourite Mexican dishes and it’s rare for me resist it if I see it on the menu. Essentially, it consists of a (chicken or … Continue reading

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Leek and Kale Soup with Pasta

In recent years, kale has become rather trendy, which is quite impressive for a leaf crop that has traditionally been associated with poverty, paucity and lack. It was a popular vegetable for those without much money, and definitely a vegetable … Continue reading

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Lentil Soup with Lemon, Bacon and Mint

Anyone with an interest in cooking food that’s both satisfying and healthy will already know that lentils are a great addition to their diet. They’re nutritious – an excellent source of protein, as well as several important minerals, Vitamin B1 … Continue reading

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