HARIRA Spicy Moroccan Lentil & Chickpea Soup This is a wonderful, easy, store cupboard favourite for a chilly Monday night that will give you packed lunches all week too. A totally delicious, hearty (vegan) delight packed with warming spices, nourishing veg and healing herbs. Yum. Makes 4 – 5 decent portions Ingredients: 1 medium onion - chopped 1 large carrot – chopped 2 celery stalks – chopped ½ tsp ground cumin a large pinch of cumin seeds ½ tsp dried turmeric – or a thum
(Hormone Balancing) Winter Warmer Soup I’m always banging on about soup - having a pot on the go has to be the easiest way to feed a family coming in and out at different times, with enough left over for a quick lunch the next day. This one ticks a lot of boxes – plenty of delicious veg, some medicinal fresh herbs, low GL carbs for fibre and protein and some collagen rich bone broth. The secret ingredients are soy sauce and a large dollop of dark miso paste – good for female
This wonderful take on an Autumn classic incorporates warming ginger and chili, with the umami of fish sauce and the sharpness (and vitamin C!) of fresh limes. For kids, just add as much chilli as you think you can get away with. Pumpkin is a rich source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, fibre and anti-oxidants. It’s seasonal, fresh, often locally grown and you can use the scooped out pumpkin as a Hallowe’en lantern of course! Serves 8 as part of a delicious feast. Ingredients: 4
This is a great recipe for a hearty Meat Free Monday, and of course perfect if your Veganuay has turned into Vebruary (sic). If you have problems breaking down the lectins in beans, try soaking them overnight and boiling them for an hour. The texture is softer and seems to help. Rosemary is one of the only evergreen herbs and therefore still freely available from the garden. It has many magical properties too, so add a good handful to the pot. Onions and garlic add the crucia
Natural health doesn't come any more simple and effective than the not-so-humble onion and it's favourite cousin, garlic. Almost mythical in country medicine and folklore, the allium family help to cleanse the blood and keep it flowing, reducing cholesterol and preventing clots. Effective in the treatment of bronchitis, asthma and arthritis and as a wonderful antidote to the cold weather, this simple broth is great way to bolster your immunity and warm your soul in Winter. In
Soup making doesn’t come much simpler than this – a hearty root vegetable, quality stock, some deep spicyy flavours and dash of cream. The sweet parsnips marry really well with the spices, simmered gently in the stock. Left over roast parsnips work well too if you have them left over. A Winter seasonal favourite, my advice is to make a batch, pour some into a flask and take it out on a long Winter walk, cracking it open half way home and eating with some oatcakes and cheese.
Feeling under the weather and taken a day off, only to realise you haven't done any shopping? Don't panic! This store cupboard soup recipe will nourish, soothe, warm and help you heal, all in one go. All you need is: - One chicken or veg stock cube, or some Marigold Bouillon, preferably Organic, or a dessert soon of Miso paste - 2 garlic cloves, chopped - a knob of fresh ginger, if you have it - half a tsp of tumeric powder, or a grating of fresh if you have it - a pinch of c
Super Green Clean - almost raw Spinach, Watercress & Leek Soup with Garlic & Spirulina Spirulina is a clever little single celled algae that is a dense source of veggie protein, as well as myriad different other nutrients, including thyroid -protecting iodine. Fact is though, it doesn't taste that great, so you have to add it things that do taste great and hope for the best.
This is one way to - forgive the California speak - to totally max your greens in one swift move,