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Thai Pumpkin Soup

There is no one, not ever who has hasn’t swooned over this velvety bowl-licking soup. It makes the rounds of our small seaside community. It pops up at pot luck dinners, women’s circles, birthdays and is delivered in jars to sick friends. The recipe is passed on from mother to daughter to friends and neighbours. […]

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Kale soup with white beans & sage

Kale soup is my number one favourite thing on a cold day.  It’s sagey, garlicky, beany and delicious with a sprinkle of cashew parmesan. Use the dark long kale also known as cavelo nero. This is a rustic, hearty meal-in-one kinda soup. Thickened with cornmeal, full of beans and kale, it has all your nutrient […]

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Turkish Lentil Soup

This is part soup part stew. It’s beyond comforting and tasty. And convenient. “But don’t you have to soak the lentils?” People often ask this and the answer is “you can, but you don’t have to.” It’s about improving digestibility. The bigger the bean the greater the need for soaking. Chick peas yes. Kidney beans […]

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West African Cabbage Stew

Eek cooked cabbage! Not the nicest of thoughts for some of us. But paired up with golden kumara, peanuts, ginger and cayenne all your memories of soggy cooked cabbage will be forgotten. During the winter months this dish is a weekly staple in my kitchen. It’s a throw-it-all-in-the-pot type meal and goes well over couscous […]

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Simple summer soup

When I want to combine all the flavours of summer this is the soup I crave. Simple, tasty and flexible. Ingredients 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 carrot, chopped 2-3 new potatoes, scrubbed, halved and sliced thickly 1 zucchini, chopped Handful of green beans 2 tomatoes 6 cups water/vegetable stock 1 C fresh […]

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