Filipino Style Chicken Noodle Soup

The delicious Filipino style soup came about when I was searching for ideas to use up left over Wombok or Chinese Cabbage.  This wonderful vegetable is so versatile and is a very quick way of producing a soup or side dish when you don’t have much time… I added in additional thighs as the stock…

Sweet Potato, Carrot & Pumpkin Soup

With such an abundance of root vegetables available in winter there is no excuse for not making a big steaming pot of hearty soup.  This time I chose predominantly sweet potatoes and carrots and threw in some pumpkin to thicken it.  The best addition however was a tin of drained cannellini beans. This gave the…

Marvellous Mulligatawny Soup

I make this divinely decadent soup every winter and it is wonderful.  Mulligatawny – meaning “pepper water” in Tamil – is a rich and creamy curried chicken soup with rice in Anglo-Indian cuisine.  It is thick and filling soup and we eat it as a meal on it’s own with some roti bread… You can make this…

Spicy Red Curry Pumpkin Soup with Prawns

Everyone loves pumpkin soup but sometimes it needs a little boot up the bum to be a bit more exciting. This is an adaption of a recipe I found in a newspaper – I tweaked it a little and the result is fantastic. Hot and spicy with crunchy prawns it can be as hot or…

Delicious Ham & Pea Soup

Winter has finally arrived in Melbourne and our thoughts now turn to big steaming pots of home made soup.  There is nothing quite like a lovely big bowl of Pea and Ham soup with some fresh crusty bread.  I add good quality pork sausages to mine which makes it a more substantial meal, and the ones…

Super Quick Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup

One of our favourite soups is Chicken & Sweet Corn.  Everybody seems to love this fabulous combination of creamed corn and chicken stock. This is a very quick version and though not technically authentic, it is delicious and filling and freezes well.  I buy a cooked roast chicken, a packet of sliced ham and some premium chicken stock already prepared. …

Fabulous French Onion Soup

I recently bought a mandolin slicer and it has transformed the way I slice vegetables  Watching my sister-in-law on Christmas Day as she quickly put together a potato and pumpkin casserole made me realise I was missing a vital piece of equipment in my kitchen!  So the very next day I went out an bought one… …

Honey-Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Who doesn’t love a steaming bowl of thick, rich Pumpkin Soup?  This is my version in which the pumpkin is drizzled with a little oil and honey and roasted instead of just boiling up chunks in a pot. Roasting it gives a more intense flavour and the honey gives a lovely sweetness to the soup.  You…

Rustic Minestrone Soup

This is a recipe I found when watching Italian Food Safari.  I was so struck by how simple it looked and how tasty it sounded I made a mental note to track it down and attempt it myself.  I even had the iPad showing the video while I made the soup.  I did make a…

Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Crispy Bacon

This yummy soup is so easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes or so to cook.   The coriander seeds and bay leaves help give this soup a lovely subtle flavour… Ingredients: 50 grams butter 5 medium-sized potatoes diced 1 large leek finely chopped 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds 2 bay leaves 1…

Asian Style Sweet Roast Pork and Dumpling Soup

This isn’t so much a recipe as a list of ingredients to buy and put together!  It’s such a time saver and looks and tastes wonderful.. This is the one I make but you can really put anything you fancy in it! I always have a pack of frozen dumplings in the freezer.  They are…

Spicy Tomato Soup

This soup is one my husband makes every winter.  It’s delicious and can be made suitable for vegetarians by omitting the bacon and using vegetable instead of beef stock. Ingredients: 1200 g tinned crushed tomatoes 2 carrots 1 chopped onion (fresh or frozen) 1 clove garlic (or 1 tsp crushed in jar) ¼ cup rice…