Soup

Italian wedding soup with vegetarian meatballs

Italian Wedding Soup

A truly delicious soup that can be thrown together really easily and is filling enough for a main meal. I’ve used vegi meatballs to keep it nice and light but beef, pork or even chicken meatballs would also be lovely…
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Thai butternut shrimp soup

The soup below is just fabulous. It packs in lots of lovely, vibrant flavours – a creamy coconut base, rich butternut squash and warming Thai spices and is topped off with punchy lime and crunchy peanuts for texture. Throwing in some…
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Roasted cauliflower soup

Roasted cauliflower soup

This is a fabulous soup to warm you up as the winter weather starts to set in. The roasted cauliflower gives a great depth of rich flavour that conjures up the smokiness of an open fire and the addition of…
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Sunshine soup

Sunshine soup

I called this ‘sunshine’ soup with the keenest sense of irony. You see, its the tail end of July – the absolute peak of summer. I should be frolicking around in my bare feet and sundress in a park or…
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Bacon, mushroom and sweetcorn chowder

Bacon mushroom sweetcorn chowder

I’d love to take full credit for this delightful soup, but I have to admit it was heavily inspired by a recipe I stumbled across on Damn Delicious (click here for original recipe). The minute I saw it I just…
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Beetroot borscht

Beetroot borscht

Borscht is a hearty soup originating from eastern Europe, with each country varying the ingredients slightly. The one ingredient that gets the starring role though, is the gloriously garish beetroot. I’ve always loved beetroot, but up until a couple of years…
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Scotch broth

Scotch broth

Scotch broth is a wonderfully filling soup that has been enjoyed here in Scotland for centuries. Each family will have their own variation of the recipe, some using beef instead of lamb, using all manner of root vegetables and grains….
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Spinach and lentil soup

Spinach and lentil soup

This is one of my favourite soups. It is packed with lovely nutritious spinach and wholesome red lentils making it filling, incredibly tasty and amazingly good for you. The best bit though is how quickly you can throw everything together…
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Butternut squash and bacon soup

Butternut squash bacon soup

As far as soups go, this one is tasty and delicious, but unusually for me, surprisingly healthy and wholesome. Ok, I’ll admit that I sneaked in a teeny tiny bit of bacon and just an itty bitty drizzle of cream,…
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Split pea and ham soup

Split pea and ham soup

All soups are not made equal. Some have exotic names, unpronounceable ingredients and garnishes worthy of the Turner Prize. This is not one of those soups. This is a soup that your granny probably made, and her granny before that….
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Boozy tomato soup with grilled cheese dunkers

You think you know what a good tomato soup tastes like, huh? Think again. Once you’ve gone to the dark side, you’ll never go back. Make this tonight then curse yourself for not having it in your life sooner. Ingredients…
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Chicken and Prawn Laksa

Thai Laksa

I just can’t seem to get enough chilli this week. I’ve been eating it until my eyes have watered and my nose has gone runny. But yet, I still want more. Tonight, for dinner, I made chicken and prawn laksa…
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Chicken soup for the soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul

When I think of chicken soup, I can’t help but visualise the creamy, textureless goop that comes in a can with a Heinz label on it. This is why, when you ask me, I tend to say “Chicken soup? Oh,…
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Beef and pearl barley soup

Today I screwed up big time. Scotland basked in glorious sunshine today, and I, the numpty that I am, went to work wearing wooly tights and a cardigan. Bad idea! If that wasn’t enough, guess what I had for dinner?…
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Creamy mushroom and sherry soup

Creamy mushroom sherry soup

Soups are meant to be a winter thing, but I’ve always liked them all year round. They are great for squeezing in your daily quota of vegetables and can be surprisingly filling. This soup was very rich, made all the…
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