Miso vegetable soup with ginger and chilli

Miso vegetable soup with ginger and chilli

I’ve always loved the salty flavour and lightness of miso soup, in fact, Japanese food in general is a cuisine I really enjoy for the taste and health benefits.  When I was younger, at uni and a bit broke, I’d just have miso soup on it’s own, sort of like a really healthy cup-a-soup, but over[read more…]

Roast cream of tomato soup with Greek yoghurt

Roast cream of tomato soup with Greek yoghurt

I realise hot soup isn’t traditional almost-summer fare however I love the zesty, fresh flavour of tomato soup and although it’s a warm dish, I find it refreshing and quite seasonal on a warm night, especially if I’m sitting outside. As anyone who grew up with tinned tomato soup would know (that’s most of us right?), the creaminess is an important[read more…]

Pumpkin carrot soup with coconut milk

Pumpkin carrot soup with coconut milk

I love the creamy texture and coconut flavour of this soup combined with sweet pumpkin and carrots and only a handful of other ingredients.  It’s gorgeous sprinkled with chopped pistachios and a toasted cheese sandwich on the side .. a perfect Saturday lunch on a cold day.  A swirl of Greek yoghurt wouldn’t go astray either[read more…]

French onion soup

French onion soup

It’s very cold and rainy in my part of the world lately.  We live in a warm place normally and winter is generally a gorgeous break from the humidity but this year we’re all suffering in that sooky way people who are used to hot weather do.  I’ve been living on soups, toast, hot chocolate and lots[read more…]

Cream of broccoli coconut soup

Cream of broccoli coconut soup

This is one tasty way to get some of the green stuff which is so important in our diet; a fresh, creamy and healthy soup perfect for cooler nights with just a hint of spicy chilli.  You can taste the broccoli but it’s not strong by any means, more of a savoury vegetable flavour if that makes any[read more…]

Lentil, vegetable, rice and tomato soup with kale

Lentil, vegetable, rice and tomato soup with kale

I make massive pots of this amazing soup every autumn/winter without fail; in fact I decided to buy a huge pot to accommodate it because the first time I made it, I didn’t have a saucepan big enough and had to make it in two.  Over the years, I’ve made it my own by adding different[read more…]

Five simple and healthy lunch ideas

Five simple and healthy lunch ideas

Living in a big city where food is so easily accessible, lunch is one of those meals which is often neglected; it seems more convenient to grab fast food sometimes, especially on stressful days.  It’s just as easy though, and well worth it to whip up a delicious and healthy meal at home in a matter of[read more…]

Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup

Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup

Today’s featured dish from one of my favourite cookbooks, How to Cook Italian by Giuliano Hazan, is a Tuscan ‘poor man’s soup’ made with a few simple, healthy, fresh ingredients.  Historically, this recipe was a way to use up stale bread so it didn’t go to waste (something I still find useful now). I loved[read more…]

Cannellini bean, leek and baby spinach soup with quinoa

Cannellini bean, leek and baby spinach soup with quinoa

This is such a calming, simple, fresh soup recipe by Beth from allrecipes.com.  Well, I mean, soup is calming isn’t it?  It’s difficult to eat soup in a excited way unlike say, fried chicken or pizza for example where crumbs tend to fly everywhere.  This soup is especially therapeutic though. This is the type of soup you[read more…]

Spicy carrot soup

Spicy carrot soup

I love carrots.  I think I was a bunny in another life (cute animal with fluffy tail as opposed to living in the Playboy Mansion …).  As a former hippy kid I’m quite accustomed to grabbing a raw carrot out of the fridge and munching on it, or slicing some to have with dips. I was[read more…]

Vegan pumpkin soup

Vegan pumpkin soup

I make this deliciously thick, creamy soup every winter and, as we’re heading into cooler weather in Australia, it’ll soon be time for cosy, warm lunches so I whipped up a batch the other day.  This soup freezes well and apart from blitzing it in the food processor and the washing up after, is super easy.[read more…]