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 soup..it’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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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!
Kale and broccoli are kings of vegetables! Kale is very high in fibre and an excellent source of nutrients, especially Vitamin A and Calcium. Broccoli’s noteworthy nutrients include Vitamin C, Vitamin A (mostly as beta-carotene), Folic Acid, Calcium and Fibre. Add a dash of carrots, ginger, celery and coconut and you have a bowl of soup that is so good for you!
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
3 sticks celery, chopped
350g Broccoli, cut into florets
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup coconut cream (or milk)
4 cups vegetable stock
2 tblspn fresh ginger
1 tspn chilli powder
1 tspn cayenne pepper
1 tspn cumin
1 tspn nutmeg
3 tblspn fresh coriander, chopped
2 tblspn coconut oil
- Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan.
- Add the onion, garlic and celery and saute for 5 minutes on a low heat until soft.
- Add the ginger and dried spices and cook for a further 2 minutes.
- Add the broccoli, carrots and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 12 minutes.
- Add the kale, coriander and coconut cream and cook for a further 5 minutes until the kale is tender.
- Remove from the heat and blend until smooth.
- Eat, slurp and enjoy!
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…
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…
Soups are just an amazing hearty, warming meal for the cold weather. There is something comforting about a big bowl of soup whilst the rain bashes on your window (as long as you are inside!). I need colour in my life and tend to go for bright coloured soups in winter to contrast against the grey skies…so green is as bright as I can get in winter…although I am eyeing up the orange of pumpkin..! This soup I leave chunky and do not blend it. It seems to make it extra comforting and the flavours are just delicious! Yummy! Tell me more Diva…
Yet another green soup! The zucchini (courgette) gives the thickness of the soup and the pea gives the deep green colour. The mint flavouring lifts it. All together these three ingredients make a lovely comfort soup. It might be nice cold, but have not tried it cold yet. The Chief taster loved it and was requested for lunch the next day! Yummy! Tell me more Diva…