Parsnip And Pear Soup With Crispy Sage And Brown Butter

The humble parsnip, in all its creamy-white glory, benefits immensely from being cooked with something naturally sweet. I think of parsnips roasted with honey, yes please! Parsnips grated and baked into a cake, sure why not? Even this parsnip soup benefits from a little sweet kick. This addition of a natural sweetener to parsnips makes…

Chicken, Kale And Lemon Soup

  I make and freeze soups all the time. During these colder months of the year, when I’m cooking a different pot of soup each week, I portion the left overs into small individual serves and have them on hand in the freezer for when I need good food fast. At the moment I have…

Chicken, Ginger And Udon Noodle Broth

One of my favourite smells in the kitchen, the one that brings feelings of comfort and nourishment, and a guarantee of food that can be shared, is a pot of chicken soup as it gently simmers on the stove top. This chicken soup is one of a sweet nature. The combination of sweet and salty…

French lentil casserole an alternative to meaty dishes

  French lentils, with their motley coloured blue skins, are an excellent choice for cooking. They require no soaking and hold their firmness well. This peasant style French lentil casserole is one I like to cook because it’s wholesome, hearty, and a great alternative to meaty dishes. I’ve just finished working on a round of…

Za’atar roasted cauliflower soup

Soups are frequent on my table. It’s true, soups feature more in the cooler months, when I tend to make them hearty and thick. But I’ll happily eat soup any time – no matter the weather. You’re probably familiar with za’atar – the dried Middle Eastern herb mix, consisting mainly of thyme, oregano, sesame seeds and sumac . It’s so…

Zucchini and red lentil soup

  Soup is the perfect meal. It’s warm, nourishing and easy to prepare.   Soup can be eaten all year long. In winter I eat hearty soups like pea and ham cooked with smoked pork bones or Moroccan lamb and lentil. In spring I eat chicken broths and Vietnamese pho. In summer I enjoy light…