Curried lentil soup

Curried lentil – or mulligatawny – soup is my favourite soup ever. I make a huge vat of soup every Sunday night to eat throughout the week and this one is just the best. It’s rich, spicy, and super filling, especially if you serve it with rice, which is traditional. Mulligatawny is usually a chicken soup, but the version on this recipe is vegetarian. It’s … Continue reading Curried lentil soup

Butternut squash and ginger soup

Soup season is upon us! I’m a big fan of using butternut squash – it makes a wonderfully smooth soup. Butternut squash and ginger soup is a lovely warming soup and it’s beautifully vibrant. For 8-10 servings, you need: 2 butternut squashes a large onion at least a litre and a half of vegetable stock 1 inch cube of fresh ginger 4 cloves of garlic Preheat … Continue reading Butternut squash and ginger soup

Leek and Potato Soup

This is one of my favourite winter warmers and it’s perfect for January as leeks are in season! The potato makes it very filling and comforting, and it’s dead easy. I make this on Sunday nights and take it to work for lunch all week. It’s particularly nice with a crusty white roll. Makes 6-8 portions You will need: 2 onions 1 clove of garlic … Continue reading Leek and Potato Soup

Pumpkin, ginger & apple soup

Although I find pumpkins a huge effort to cut and peel, I tend to spend most of October eating pumpkin with everything – souffles, pasta dishes and of course, good old pumpkin soup. This is a twist on the traditional one, full of goodness to keep colds at bay. You will need: Around 750g pumpkin meat 25ml walnut/groundnut oil 1x shallot, roughly chopped 1x Granny … Continue reading Pumpkin, ginger & apple soup

Gordon Ramsay’s Cod and Tomato Chowder

To help Stoptober participants celebrate 12 days of being smokefree, Gordon Ramsay has created a new recipe packed full of flavour. Gordon Ramsay, said: “Best of luck to everyone taking part in Stoptober this month and congratulations on quitting smoking for good. The good news is that as soon as you give up, your taste buds will come back to life and you willnotice that … Continue reading Gordon Ramsay’s Cod and Tomato Chowder

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup

Soup season is upon us! I wanted to make a brand new soup for my first soup of the season, and I’ve hit the jackpot. This may well be the BEST soup I’ve ever made. I’ve made roasted tomato soup a few times, and it’s NEVER been this good. It’s rich, smooth, and full of fresh flavour. Best of all, it’s very healthy! Don’t be … Continue reading Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup

Me & Hugh: Pea and Parsley soup

Serves 2 1 tbs olive oil 20g butter 1 medium onion Few sprigs of thyme 1 litre vegetable stock 400g peas (frozen will do) 20g flat leaf parlsey Seasoning Everyone knows that pea and mint is a classic culinary combination. Few, however (including myself until recently), will know that pea and parsley is as good, if not better. Hugh’s simple soup with those two ingredients … Continue reading Me & Hugh: Pea and Parsley soup

Mushroom Soup with Madeira

This gorgeous recipe is a lovely one to serve at dinner parties, and always goes down very well with guests. Best served with fresh crusty bread and butter! Serves 6 75 g butter 1 large onion finely chopped 500g finely chopped mushrooms 25 g plain flour 1 litre of chicken stock salt and pepper 120 mls of Madeira 142 mls double cream finely chopped fresh … Continue reading Mushroom Soup with Madeira

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Traditional French onion soup is make with beef stock, meaning that vegetarians usually can’t enjoy it! But never fear, I’ve found a way to make it so that us herbivores can enjoy delicious caramelised onions covered in a rich creamy stock and it involves marmite! What could be better? For 3-4 people you’ll need: 4 medium white onions 40g unsalted butter 1 tbsp plain flour 2 … Continue reading Vegetarian French Onion Soup