Spicy chorizo and red kidney bean vegetable soup

It’s raining; it’s pouring…and I’m in the need of a one pot winter warmer to keep me going! This tasty soup certainly meets my needs; it includes a spicy chorizo sausage to warm me up, lots of fibre and protein and heaps of nutritious vegetables. It’s actually so thick, that you could even call it…

Minestrone soup – a one pot wonder

Now that it has finally begun to feel like winter, a large pot of warming soup is just what we need to keep us going. This minestrone soup is a family favourite. I’m not sure that it is particularly authentic as an Italian recipe, but with loads of nutritious vegetables, beans and pasta in the…

Chicken and matzo ball soup

The food my grandmother used to make always fills me with love and fond memories. So whenever I feel the need to reconnect with her, I always make one of her recipes. Like many grandmother’s; mine loved to make food to show us how much she loved us. I often remember her urging us to…

Heartwarming pea and ham soup

As the weather has now started to cool a bit my husband has started dropping not so subtle hints that a nice hearty soup would be nice for dinner. As I know his favourite soup is a pea and ham soup, I thought I’d spoil him by making his favourite one first. This pea and…

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

I do love a good soup and pumpkin soup is always lovely, however as a single ingredient soup it can sometimes be a bit pedestrian. Roasting the pumpkin with shallots and garlic is a wonderful way to boost the flavour and accentuate the pumpkins sweetness. I always use butternut pumpkin for making pumpkin soup, but…

Smoked Shank and Pearl Barley Soup – a winter warmer

We’ve just experienced some wonderful wild and wet weather over the weekend which always makes me want to ¬†cook up a large winter warming soup. Smoked shanks provide a lovely smoky richness to this dish while the pearl barley is high in fibre and protein. Their combination creates a lovely full flavoured soup perfect for…