Soups! Sweet Potato & Ginger, Leek & Cauliflower...
  • SOUPS.
    In these recipes, both are gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free & vegetarian, for all those who need to know :)

    You could add a swirl of cream, a dollop of sour cream, a splash of sweet chilli, a pinch of grated parmesan, a spoon of chutney, some snipped chives, deep-fried shallots, cracked pepper, or anything else your little taste buds desire...

    Sweet potato & Ginger Soup

    In a big pot on a low heat, sweat off (slowly cook,) some finely chopped onion & some crushed ginger.
    Let’s say ½ an onion & a generous teaspoon of ginger…hard to know because sweet potatoes come in all sizes.

    Peel & chop up your sweet potatoes, say 2 medium sized ones. (You will adapt your flavours to suit once you’ve done it a couple of times.)
    Toss them into your pot with the onion & just cover to top of veggies with water.

    This means you get to use all the cooking water with all the goodness still in the soup, instead of drained away down the sink.
    Add salt & pop on a lid. (We use veggie stock.)

    Simmer away until they break up when pushed. Stick the hand-held blender in & beat till smoothish.
    (We like to leave a little bit of texture.)

    And Voila! Does it need more salt? Does it need Pepper? Some chopped parsley? Your call…

    Leek & Cauliflower Soup

    Pretty much the same process as above…

    Gently fry off a couple of cloves chopped garlic & your sliced leek.
    Add your cauliflower flowerettes, stalks & all, & enough water to just cover.

    You can add diced potato if you want extra thick & hearty soup.
    Some salt or stock powder.

    Cook till soft again, juzz with the stick blender & adjust seasoning to suit…
    I like mine with Romano cheese, pepper & some chia seeds.
    Love that little random crunch.

    A few chives across the side looks so pretty!