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Soup Addiction

Following on from the butternut squash and sweet potato soup I made recently I seem to have become addicted to soup making. It is quite a harmless addiction though and has resulted in my partner washing my vintage Kenwood so it is now nice and clean.

I dragged down and dusted my “Covent Garden Food Company A Soup For Every Day – 365 of our favourite recipes” book and have been making soup on a regular basis.

First off was Broccoli and Stilton – lovely.

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Last Wednesday I made Spiced Carrot and Lentil and Easy Cauliflower Cheesy. I didn’t have curry powder to make the spicy carrot so used turmeric and a variety of peppers. It could have done with something darker to colour it – it looked a bit like very bright scrambled egg but it was tasty. The cauliflower soup was nice but do reduce the quantity of butter! I served these soup as a mix. I have wanted to do this for ages – I went to a dinner years ago where the starter was two soups served in one bowl – works better when there is a greater contrast really.

Easy Cauliflower Cheesy & Spiced Carrot and Lentil soups
Easy Cauliflower Cheesy & Spiced Carrot and Lentil soups

Spiced carrot and cauliflower soups

Spiced carrot and cauliflower soups

I will try the Broccoli, Cauliflower and English Mustard recipe next time I have a cauliflower. I do love mustard.

My latest attempt was Leek and Potato. This is one of my favourite soups but this wasn’t a great success. It was a bit on the bland side – my other half agreed so I think I will try some other recipes to see what the missing ingredient is.

This leek and potato soup was rather bland

This leek and potato soup was rather bland

Incidentally I’m not a fan of cream (well my stomach isn’t) so I replace it with crème fraiche. I know this is made from cream but I can eat it it without problems.

Oh, must tell you, having opened a can of coconut milk to make one of the soups it was looking at me (decanted into glass of course) from the fridge so I wondered what I could use it for. I am pleased to report it is delicious added to porridge