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Pumpkins: Not just for Halloween (recipe)

Pumpkins: Not just for Halloween (recipe)

You probably haven’t failed to miss it was Halloween today. Like I did. No biggie – you might say. Except when we dropped our 2 year old, G, off at nursery this morning we were greeted by a room full of little mummies, pumpkins, witches and ghouls. I had completely forgotten the nursery’s strict instructions...
Sweet and sour lentils

Sweet and sour lentils

I needed something both healthy and savoury after spending the day baking sweet treats for my two year old’s birthday tomorrow. I’m sure my enthusiasm for sweet stuff is evident by the natural bias that has slowly emerged in this blog but I was feeling a bit like even I was suffering from cookie and...

Restorative cooking part 1 – Spiced spinach soup

We’ve been a man down this week. Actually, make that a man and toddler down. This got me thinking about foods to restore health and cheer the soul. So far I’ve made a tasty broth with plenty of nutritious veg with kombu and the antimicrobial marvel rosemary. I’ll post the recipe for that another day....
Spiced parsnip soup

Spiced parsnip soup

Another variation on the theme of blended veg soups. My in-laws were dropping over for lunch today so I thought I would knock up this beauty. I more or less followed the Moosewood cookery book recipe bar the omission of some orange juice. It took less than 10 minutes to prepare and needed no babysitting,...
More veg! Courgette soup

More veg! Courgette soup

Mercy, this soup is tasty and quick too! I think that blended soups are a sure – fire way of filling up with veg and saving a penny or two while you’re at it. I added frozen peas to increase the veg content and add some more green. Frozen veg, by the way, is a...
Sweet potato and carrot soup

Sweet potato and carrot soup

One fairly effortless way to increase your veg quota is to eat soup. By making your own you avoid the large quantities of salt that are often found in shop – bought varieties. This tasty soup is has earthy notes of coriander and cumin with the zing of ginger. 2 medium sized sweet potatoes 3...