November 21, 2017

Easy Mushroom Ramen – goodness from the earth

Posted on July 20, 2016 by in soups, vegetarian

Easy Mushroom Ramen

Easy Mushroom Ramen is my cure to the common cold, being cold and just being plain miserable. Easy Mushroom ramen was really not my first ramen I planned on making. I saw so many different and delicious versions of this Japanese noodle soup on Pinterest and fellow bloggers blogs that I wanted to try. Some […]

Chunky Tomato Bean Soup

Posted on July 11, 2016 by in soups

Chunky Tomato Bean Soup

Chunky Tomato Bean soup with chunks of warm ciabatta…. what more can you ask for on a cold, rainy day. Chunky Tomato Bean soup is not one of those soups you have to cook for ours on end. You don’t have to soak the beans, peel and chop the tomatoes – none of that. It […]

Mexican Tomato Soup – loaded with goodness.

Posted on June 9, 2016 by in soups, vegetables

mexican tomato soup

Mexican Tomato soup – spicy, creamy, rib-sticking and loaded with all sorts of yumminess. Mexican Tomato soup is the flavor of this winter it seems. I make a pot full almost every second day and the kids love it. When they come home after writing a subject or while they take study breaks, they go […]

Chilled Minty Pea Soup

Posted on December 16, 2015 by in soups, vegetables

Chilled Minty Pea Soup

Chilled minty pea soup can be served as mini soup shooters or in your finest bone China. The recipe is that easy to adapt. Chilled Minty pea Soup in shooter glasses with a Parmesan crisp on top, is what I served at a cocktail party recently. Contrary to what I wanted to believe, everyone fell […]

Spicy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crisps

Posted on June 4, 2014 by in rsg, soups, vegetarian

spicy

Spicy food is just what the doctor ordered for this blistering cold weather! Yikes, winter really has arrived with a dramatic bang and I love it! Spicy, but not blow-your-brains-out hot! I like the different layers of flavors in a pot of chicken curry or a Moroccan Lamb tagine. My husband and children do not […]

Sweet Potato, leek and Biltong Soup

Posted on May 14, 2014 by in rsg, soups, vegetables

sweet potato

Sweet Potato has become the new potato in our house! I cannot remember when last did I eat a potato quite frankly! Sweet Potato, being a better carbohydrate choice, has shot up in popularity since Tim Noakes dropped the LCHF way of eating! I must say, I was skeptic as I love potatoes in any […]

Gazpacho and the finest of olive oils from Olyfberg!

Posted on December 3, 2013 by in soups, vegetarian

gazpacho

Gazpacho. such a refreshing and nourishing meal! It takes me to Spain, where gazpacho is often served and to me it is the epitome of health in a plate… a soup plate that it! Yes, gazpacho is a soup! Gazpacho is indeed a soup from Spanish origin and is usually tomato or vegetable based! The […]

Moroccan Carrot Soup with Labneh Dumplings

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in soups, vegetarian

Moroccan

Moroccan flavors does not always work for my family,  especially my husband who is not too keen on the taste of cumin. It is sad, because I like the vibrant spiciness of the Moroccan cuisine. Moroccan Lamb grilled to perfection, served on fragrant couscous is still one of my favorite weekday meals.  Or make your […]

Bean soup and gratitude for a successful weekend – SA Cheese Festival 2013

Posted on April 29, 2013 by in soups, vegetarian

Bean Soup

Bean Soup was the first thing that came to mind when I had to think of something to feed my family tonight and this is my classic way of doing it. Yes, I know the purists make bean soup with spek and all sorts of  other interesting bits and bobs, but by now you know […]

Potato and Leek Soup

Posted on August 20, 2012 by in soups

My first attempt at Potato and Leek soup! I cannot think of one legitimate reason why I have never made this before, but I am so glad I finally did. We all loved it. It was the perfect meal for the fierce coldness we are having here in Cape Town at the moment. It was […]