My Mother’s Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup

A lovely soup ideal for a wintry lunch or supper on the sofa while watching something easy on the television. This soup is absolutely wonderful. The colour is just so cheerful at this time of year, and it tastes good too. It is also easily adaptable, I like it with a bit of chilli, added…

My Mother’s Minestrone

A wonderful soup for lunch beside the fire. After so many baking recipes lately, which isn’t good for Slimming World, I’ve decided to focus on a more balanced selection of recipes, starting with this soup. If you were expecting this to be a true Minestrone recipe, I’m afraid it isn’t. It’s my mother’s version, which…

Thai Style Chicken Noodle Broth

I love this. Just love it. If there’s any leftover, it’s just as good reheated and served over cooked Jasmine rice as a curry. Happy days! I guess I’ve had a love affair with the food of South Asia since I was in my very early teens. The first time I tried it was when my…

Roasted Tomato and Thyme Soup

My absolute favourite way of making tomato soup ever. It’s foolproof, and just delicious. It’s also ideal for when you have a tomato glut. The recipe I’m gonna give you today is from Sophie Dahl, the granddaughter of Roald Dahl, my favourite childhood writer and the actress Patricia Neal, who was in my favourite movie…

Old Fashioned Pea and Ham Soup

An absolutely wonderful old fashioned soup, sometimes called “London Particular” due to its being as thick as the fogs that used to pervade London a very long time ago……. Spring has sprung, at fucking last. Away with the thick winter coats and multiple layers, and in with light jumpers and being able to go outside…

Old Fashioned Chicken Soup

After sharing two recipes from my previous site, I thought it high time I did something not seen before. Hope you like it. For the last couple of weeks I’ve been suffering from a cold. Not man flu, just a regular cold. After a few days feeling like shit and not being hungry, my appetite…