Vietnamese Chicken Pho

I do love Vietnamese food and you can’t beat a gorgeous Pho when you’re feeling a bit under the weather. They generally take a bit of time and dedication to make and if you have the wherewithal I highly recommend sourcing an authentic from scratch recipe…BUT…really, who has the time these days? So here is … Continue reading

Grandma’s Vegetable & Pearl Barley Soup

I didn’t realise I had a quirky way of making vegetable soup until I started serving it to other people….it’s just the way my grandmother always made it. She was the goods in the kitchen so I wouldn’t dream of altering her method (too much). My grandparents were perhaps the ones that started my love … Continue reading

Broccoli, Cauliflower & Roasted Garlic Soup

It’s cold outside! I love a bit of homemade soup in winter….nothing screams “goodness!” like homemade soup and this one is good and seriously fast! I use homemade chicken stock for extra goodness and flavour but you can use whatever you have handy. The Washington Post just posted their list of “powerhouse fruits & vegetables” (a list … Continue reading

Curried pumpkin & lentil soup

Curried pumpkin, sweet potato & lentil soup

  Daylight savings has finished and the days are starting to shorten, it’s time to start thinking about comfort. Comfortable slippers, fluffy jumpers, woolly scarves and comfort food. This soup is fast, low in the saturated fats that we should be keeping to a minimum but high in tasty goodness and so easy the kids … Continue reading

Homemade chicken stock

Chicken Stock

    Now, I know it’s not completely essential for you to make your own chicken stock from scratch but trust me, it is so much tastier and healthier than the store bought versions and it’s really easy to make…..seriously, really easy. On the day I do my grocery shopping I unpack the ingredients for … Continue reading