Minestrone with Tortellini for Souper-Saturday…

“Thank you tortellini, for basically being ravioli that does yoga.” ~ Jimmy Fallon This quote made me laugh out loud 😂 This is a Spring-styled Minestrone soup using fresh vegetables and your favourite tortellini-filled pasta. Banana shallots, diced carrots…sauté till soft.   Ingredients: 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 carrot, diced 2 shallots, diced 1 […]

Spring Vegetable for Souper-Saturday…

“As winter fades away, we find ourselves craving lighter, fresher flavours— but we’re not quite ready to give up on soup.” ~ Saveur  I couldn’t agree more! So here is a a Spring-like soup for the weekend… Chop, dice and sauté with the garlic Ingredients: 1l good quality chicken stock 2 tbs olive oil 1 onion, […]

Asparagus Pea and Pancetta for Souper-Saturday…

“Asparagus may not officially be royalty, but it sometimes is referred to as the food of kings, and the aristocrat of vegetables.” ~ Ocean Mist No apologies for how green this soup is! However, the smoked out paprika and crispy pancetta will enhance the flavour of this green pea and asparagus soup. I love Souper-Saturdays! […]

Yellow Split Pea and Cassava for Souper-Saturday…

“Red and green should never be seen except upon an Irish Queen.” ~ Colour Rhyme Or… if it’s in my Yellow Split Pea and Cassava Soup! This soup is colourful, healthy and packed with flavour. Love finding unusual new vegetables for soup! I always pre-soak the split peas overnight. Ingredients: 100g pre-soaked yellow split peas […]

Chicken and Oyster Mushroom for Souper- Saturday…

  “Is there chicken in chickpeas?” ~ Helen Adams, Big Brother 2001 No….but there are chickpeas in my Chicken and Oyster Mushroom Soup 😂 It’s wet, windy, so let’s make chicken soup! No need to mince the garlic; just crush it. Sauté the banana shallots, celery and garlic.  Ingredients: 200g cooked chickpeas  1 chicken breast 1l chicken stock […]

Chicken Carrot and Ginger for Souper-Saturday…

“Soup is cuisine’s kindest course.” ~ Virginia Woolfe Soup at this time of year is a must. This week’s soup has the added flavour of ginger, which I love and the poached and shredded chicken is a bonus! Prep up the vegetables. Sauté the onion and celery. Ingredients: 1tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped […]

Lemon Chicken and Giant Couscous for Souper-Saturday…

“When life hands you lemons use the opportunity to add some zest to your life” ~ Unknown I love adding lemon to soup; it adds a touch of sunshine, even on the coldest day! Fresh and fragrant, with the addition of giant couscous, this Lemon Chicken soup is winner in our household. Sauté the shallots and the […]

Tomato, Basil and Feta for Souper-Saturday…

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in your fruit salad.” ~ Miles Kington That’s why I put tomatoes in my soup! Yum…all my favourite flavours! Even the green stalks go into this soup; amazing flavour! Can’t go wrong wih this basic soup base. Ingredients: 2 tbs olive oil  2 carrots […]

Butternut Squash for Souper-Saturday…

“I find that vegetables like butternut squash, which I feel unexcited about as a side dish, I’m thrilled to eat in a soup.” ~ Cynthia Nixon I must admit, I’m with Cynthia on this one…so let’s make soup! A few simple ingredients can make great soup. Chop the butternut squash in half and remove the seeds. Arrange […]