A Hearty Soup for Anytime of the Year

Salad is usually on my own personal menu for lunches but with a recent cold snap I decided to make a hearty soup to warm up last week. Wanting to create a new soup recipe in the fashion of a Tuscan soup with beans and pasta I found myself flicking through the Wicked Healthy cookbook and stumbled upon their fagioli recipe.    Of course I changed a few things as they use a sauce...

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How to Make a Perfect Soup Stock

I wonder how many of you out there shy away from making your own soup stock. Until a month or so ago, I was amongst you. I always made my soups with salt or Organic Aussie herb salt for flavouring. I vaguely remember making a stock once and couldn't understand why anyone would bother as it didn't taste all that good. However now I am completely addicted to making stock from scratch, it makes the...

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Three easy things to do if you are starting to feel run down (and they work!!!)

Plenty of people seem to be catching colds as the cooler weather sets in. Determined to stay well and keep on doing what I love doing - working in the kitchen and teaching The Vegetarian Chef and Lifestyle Training- I will keep my immunity in tip top condition. When I do start to feel like I am getting run down I do the following very easy things to keep me in good shape. Hope you find these...

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What do spirulina and yoga poses have in common?(hint think back to last week's blog post)

Since posting last week's blog on what foods help keep the blues away I have actually been feeling pretty good emotionally and really feel drawn to write another post on keeping the blues away or helping yourself feel better when feeling out of sorts or feeling like everything has really become too much. So by now you must have guessed the common thing that spirulina and yoga poses share is that...

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Love is in the Air (what it takes to stay together for 49 years)

This blog post has been a work in progress, I started it when I was on the west coast of Australia  a few weeks back and made a couple of attempts at sending it to you. Once I returned home I saw the blog post and ss I hadn't completed it I thought I would scrap it but read it again recently and thought to share it with you all. I Hope you enjoy my ramblings, the recipes are lovely too...

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Carrot and Pumpkin Soup with Coconut and Kaffir Lime

It is very much feeling like soup time right now. Our weather is sometimes wonderfully hot still in the day but by the late afternoon it starts feel a little chilly and a saucepan of soup is what springs to mind to prepare for dinner on such nights. My favourite soups are in the 'Veet's Cuisine' delicious vegetarian recipes, Greek Lentil, Minestrone Verde, Laksa and Spinach and Pea.However this...

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Fennel Soup

Fennel SoupAs the weather changes so will the vegetables available at our local farmers markets, I am looking forward to seeing what is in season this spring. I have thoroughly enjoyed the winter vegetables this year, lots of brocoli, beans, snowpeas and silverbeet as well as one of my all time favourtie vegetables, fennel. The wonderful farmer who sells it at the Mullumbimby farmers market told...

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Mak and Veet Cauliflower Soup

Someone once told me it is not really good to compromise in relationships.  However I have to say the compromise I made with this soup worked wonderfully.  So if I could remember who that someone was I’d go and tell him or her that sometimes, just sometimes compromising can really pay off. I love blended soups and my partner, Makrand loves soups that are chunky and have lots of...

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