Jackie’s Spicy Carrot and Celery Soup

Jackie has kindly shared her absolutely delicious soup recipe with us. Its perfect when all you have left left in the fridge is some carrots and celery. You can still make a delicious soup using some good stock and the fragrant kick of ground coriander and cumin. If you dry roast your coriander and cumin seeds and grind them yourself the flavour will be even … Continue reading Jackie’s Spicy Carrot and Celery Soup

Asparagus, Silverbeet and Potato Soup

Fresh Asparagus and silverbeet and the creaminess and density of the potatoes come together well in this healthy soup. It is quick to prepare and easy to make and is a great starter to a meal served with crusty bread. Asparagus, Silverbeet and Potato Soup Ingredients: 2 bunches of fresh asparagus spears. Snap the spears. Reserve 2 of the tips for each bowl to garnish the … Continue reading Asparagus, Silverbeet and Potato Soup

Celery and Potato Soup

Soup makes  a quick and satisfying meal and this recipe is so easy to make. Celery and potatoes and the sweetness of a red Spanish onion give this soup great flavour. Topped off with crisp prosciutto and served with some crusty sourdough bread, it is perfect for any meal. Celery and Potato Soup Ingredients: 150 g celery, chopped into 1 cm lengths 4 medium Desiree … Continue reading Celery and Potato Soup

Italian Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Italian cauliflower and potato soup is really quick and easy to make. Cauliflower is in season and this soup, with potato, fresh tomato and garlic, is satisfying and delicious. Italian Cauliflower and Potato Soup Ingredients: 1/2  large head of cauliflower, trimmed of leaves an stalks and cut into florets 3 medium potatoes, peeled, and cut into 1cm cubes 3 Roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise … Continue reading Italian Cauliflower and Potato Soup

“Ribollita” Rustic Tuscan Kale Soup

As Cavolo Nero, or tuscan kale and chard are now in season in Sydney, this is a perfect soup to use the bountiful  harvest from the garden. This soup is the famous traditional “ribollita” of Tuscany and is a hearty soup of savoy cabbage, Cavolo Nero or tuscan kale, swiss chard, white beans, root vegetables and bread.  It is a thick, healthy soup that can … Continue reading “Ribollita” Rustic Tuscan Kale Soup

Spiced Parsnip and Potato Soup

  Spiced Parsnip and Potato Soup Parsnips are in season and are delicious baked and used to make soups. This recipe adds spices to a classic parsnip soup. It is so easy to make by baking the parnips and potatoes to bring out their flavour. Ingredients: 750g  young parsnips, peeled and cut in half lengthwise and then into 1.5 cm slices 2 large potatoes, peeled … Continue reading Spiced Parsnip and Potato Soup

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Here is a way to use any root vegetables that you have to make a delicious and warming winter soup. Roasting the vegetables and caramelising the onions heightens the flavour of this soup. Serve with root vegetable chips made from the recipe included. Roasted Root Vegetable Soup Ingredients: 3 parsnips 2 carrots 2 sticks of celery 1 leek 1 onion. sliced 1 swede 2 large … Continue reading Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Roasted Leek and Potato Soup

Roasting vegetables brings out their flavours so I have chosen to use this method to make the classic Leek and Potato soup, a satisfying soup with the delicate flavour of leeks. Roasted Leek and Potato Soup Ingredients: 6 medim or 3 large potatoes 2 leeks, cleaned well and sliced 3 French shallots, chopped 2 Tblsp olive oil freshly ground pepper and salt 1/4 cup of … Continue reading Roasted Leek and Potato Soup

Pumpkins

Roast Pumpkin and Chickpea Soup

This year two pumpkin plants  grew out of the compost bins and soon they sprawled across half the backyard. Fed by the compost they yielded 30 medium to large pumpkins that were a blessing to family and friends at harvest time. We’re down to our last four so I thought it was a perfect day to make pumpkin soup. Roasting the pumpkin brings out the … Continue reading Roast Pumpkin and Chickpea Soup