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Cauliflower, Walnut and Stilton Soup

23 Dec


I love this flavour combination for cauliflower cheese so thought I’d see how the ingredients worked for a soup.  It’s a lovely winter warming soup although the use of the walnut does not give the soup the most bright and welcoming colour.   The cauliflower gives the soup a lovely thickness and the Stilton gives a lift in flavour.   If you do not like Stilton perhaps a strong Cheddar cheese would work. Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Zucchini (Courgette) and Basil Soup

27 Oct


This is a simple soup, full of the flavours of summer.   It’s also a great way to use up all your excess summer zucchini’s.   I love using zucchini’s in soups as once blended, they give a very creamy consistency.   Much better than using a potato for a thickener and lower in carbs too!  The basil gives this a great flavour and adds to the green, vibrant colour.   It’s like a soup pesto!  Strictly for basil lovers though. Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Fennel and Zucchini Soup

20 Apr
Creamy fennel deliciousness!

Creamy fennel deliciousness!

I found this recipe on Epicurious and was rather curious about the flavours so had to have a try.  Plus it’s been a while since I have cooked with fennel so it jogged my memory about this vegetable.  Wow, there is no mistaking the aroma and taste of this’s definitely for fennel lovers.   Fennel has a mild aniseed taste.    The zucchini does not add to the taste but helps thicken the soup.   Who needs potatoes when you have zucchini! Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Zucchini (Courgette) and Stilton Soup

14 Mar


Stilton soup is normally associate with broccoli, but I thought I would try something else and had a bunch of zucchini (courgettes) in my fridge, and thought “well, they are green so therefore a substitute for broccoli…hee hee..” and they give the soup a lovely creamy consistency.   They actually went very well with the Stilton and I really enjoyed the soup.  Something for the cold evenings or to just surprise people with “guess what is in this soup”! Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

8 Jan
Yummy! And easy to make!

Yummy! And easy to make!

A soup that is easy to make and delicious to eat! Yep, this ticks all the boxes. You throw the ingredients into the oven, busy yourself with something else for 30 minutes, then add, blend and yum. Simple Soup! Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Carrot and Spinach Soup with Lime, Coriander and Coconut

5 Jan
Thick and hearty!

Thick and hearty!

Although the colour of this soup does not look too inviting, it’s what you get when you mix orange and green!  It is a great comfort soup full of goodness!  Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, a good source of potassium, and contain vitamins C & B6, copper, folic acid, thiamine and magnesium.  Spinach is nutritional powerhouse,  rich in vitamin C, fiber and carotenoids.   The lime in this soup gives it a nice tang and the coconut cream makes it lovely and creamy. Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Broccoli and Tomato Soup

3 Jan
Thick and tasty, and a way to hide Broccoli!

Thick and tasty, and a way to hide Broccoli!

I wanted a dish that combined tomatoes and broccoli and together they are a great combination of antitoxidants and phytochemicals.  So the easiest thing to do was to make a soup out of them!  Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Broccoli and Kale Spicy Soup

2 Jan
A bowl of tasty nutrition

A bowl of tasty nutrition

I did not think that I would be able to tempt the husband with a Broccoli and Kale soup as it does not sound too inviting, but once he tasted it there were cries of “I’ll have a large bowl of this”.   The spices really lift the kale and broccoli and the coconut give this a lovely creamy texture.  This soups packs a bowl of nutrition as well as flavour!  Yummy, tell me more Diva!

Cauliflower and Leek Soup

30 Nov

Thick and creamy soup!

Leek and potato soup is a popular winter soup in Europe but it too high in carbs (sorry potato but you are not welcome here).  The mighty cauliflower steps up and replaces the creamy, thickness that the potato usually gives, with much lower carbs!  It does not disappoint on taste either.   Huzzah again for the wonderful cauliflower!  The colour of the soup does not do it justice…but it is a bowl of flavour! Yummy! Tell me more Diva…

Pea and Mint Soup

21 Nov

Bright and tasty!

Another bright and colourful soup!  Visually vibrant and a fragrant soup which can be served hot or cold, depending upon the seasons!  Green peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables, rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.   The addition of mint lifts the flavour of the peas and gives a fresh taste to the soup. Yummy! Tell me more Diva…


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