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mulligatawny soup

Mulligatawny soup. Haunting flavours of lentils, Indian spice, ginger, garlic and lemon. So tasty. Make this when you want something different. Something out of the ordinary. When your main course flavours are assertive. It doesn’t have to be an Indian dinner. Leave the chicken out and you have a nice “cream of” soup without the cream. Or serve it before a curried dish to add a bit of western structure to your meal. Doesn’t matter. It will not disappoint.  Read More

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classic french onion soup

There aren’t a lot of things in this world better on a cold winter day than French onion soup. The richness from the caramelized onions. The melted then broiled cheese. The baguette croutons. It’s comfort in a bowl. Deeply satisfying. Wonderfully delicious. Amazing really, that something so good can be so simple.

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turkey noodle soup

There’s no single killer turkey noodle soup recipe. No rock your world – this is the best thing ever. I’ve looked. It’s all pretty much the same. Variations on a theme. I have my own variation on the theme. Mine is about mouthfeel. The difference between a watery broth and unctuous, oh my god this is amazing broth. That small tweak is what makes this version a great one.

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white bean swiss chard soup

Miserable day today. Cold, raining and windy. Like it was November already. Good day to grump around the house, really. Then I found beautiful swiss chard and leeks at the market.  Instant inspiration. White bean swiss chard soup. This is an savoury soup, smoky from the bacon and earthy from the beans. Serve it with a bit of good bread and you have a meal in a bowl. A meal that warms from within. It’s even healthy. Loaded with legumes and dark greens. And it’s really not that much bacon after all.

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