Dear Americans – it is not often that a recipe has names in its title that are used so differently between the States and the UK. Jerusalem artichokes are sunchokes. Rocket is arugula. There is a wonderful all-organic, all-local greenmarket that is open on Saturdays just a few minutes walk from our new apartment. I really […]Read more "Jerusalem Artichoke and Rocket Soup"
If you have not yet read my post about why I am going vegan for a month, you should. By Thursday I was back into cooking. Before I started being vegan, I asked friends on Facebook to recommend good vegan food blogs I could look through for recipe ideas. The following were some of the suggestions […]Read more "(30 Days of Vegan) Day 11: Pesto Soup with Greens and Gnocchi"
If you have not yet read my post about why I am going vegan for a month, you should. This post was planned to go a little differently. I had intended to make baked polenta with garlicky mushrooms for dinner, but had not properly calculated timing. Once you have cooked the polenta you need to pour […]Read more "(30 Days of Vegan) Day 4: Curried Cauliflower Soup"
First day of being vegan was, unsurprisingly, extremely easy. I have probably spent far too much time on this endeavour – I spent a good deal of time over the last two days planning what I was going to be cooking for this week (mostly so I could make sure we had the ingredients for […]Read more "(30 Days of Vegan) Day 1: Pea and Mint Soup"
A heated debate between friends about whether a particular ‘vegetable soup’ is a really a soup has recently come to my attention. I have my own opinions about this, but I thought I would throw the issue to the public and see what the general opinion is… The results are: 13 against, and 5 for. […]Read more "Is This Soup?"
This one is a little late – after leaving Leuven I spent a week at a conference in Antwerp and didn’t have time to write my last meal up, but it turned out so well I didn’t want to leave it out. On my final morning visiting Sebastian we were sitting out in one of […]Read more "French Onion Soup"
It is wonderful when you can make a meal which you didn’t specifically plan for from the ingredients in your kitchen. I had a bag of brussels sprouts languishing in the bottom of my fridge and yesterday I decided to try to make something new out of them (normally I just cut of their ends, […]Read more "Caramelized Onion and Brussels Sprouts Soup"