Tag Archives: Soup

Beetroot, Ginger and Coconut Soup

8 Oct
Colourful soup

Colourful soup

As well as looking colourful this soup is full of flavour.  I like the flavour combination of beetroot and ginger in a juice, but in a soup with coconut milk this is just delicious.  As well as being colourful in flavour, a bowl packs many nutritional benefits.  Beet roots contain valuable nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification.  Ginger is one of the foods that can give you a health punch, because it is so full of healthy benefits for your body.   Ginger helps regulate cholesterol, helps improve the immune system, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and has a beneficial effect on your overall digestive system, helping to regulate and aid the movement of food through your stomach, and small and large intestines.  Coconut milk is high in is rich in antioxidants and lauric acid.

 

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Cauliflower, Walnut and Stilton Soup

23 Dec

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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

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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 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…

Zucchini (Courgette) and Stilton Soup

14 Mar

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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…

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