All posts tagged: winterwarmers

Mighty Minestrone & Other Winter Warmers

In the thick of this cold snap, bundled up in chunky knitwear and just as I was gloating that I haven’t been ill since I can’t remember, it hit me.  The worst cold virus I’ve had since I can’t remember… hot & cold, aching all over, 3 days on the sofa and counting and most distressing (for me not my family), I’ve lost my voice, totally.  No sound, just whispers.  Actually I think my family are probably quietly relieved!!  So this is a recipe I meant to post a good few days ago, spurred on by Nigel over at The Hersham Hub and his request for winter warmer recipes…   Ingredients: 1 red onion 2 cloves crushed garlic 2 small leafy celery stalks 2 green chillis 1 courgette 1 pointed red pepper 1 sprig rosemary 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp mixed herbs 1 tsp vegetable bouillon 1/2 glass red wine 25g fresh basil 2 tins plum tomatoes 1 tin mixed beans 1/2 cup orzo (pasta) 20g butter 2 tbsp olive oil Method:   1. Heat …

Coconut, Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup with Pearl Barley aka ‘Souperb’ (because it is)!

I’m so pleased with ‘souper’ that I’m submitting it to ‘No Croutons Required’ hosted by Lisa’s Kitchen and Tinned Tomatoes which are fab sites to check out for vegetarian recipes! Here’s a casual weeknight night supper, or should I say ‘souper’!  (sorrynotsorry).  Today has been cold.  It’s the first day this Autumn that I’ve got our winter coats out, and I’ll shortly be transitioning from wellies to country boots (againsorrynotsorry)… Because lets face it, winter isn’t winter without feather down and sheepskin (unless you’re not me of course in which case propersorry) Winter wardrobes aside I’m hoping to redeem myself with ‘Souper’ because it’s ‘Souperb’.  The idea of soup for me is heartwarming metaphorically speaking, and this soup literally is heart warming (according to Live Strong) as well as just plain warming in a standard, non-blog speaking sort of soup eating way.  So enjoy it if you’ve been out in the cold, or have a cold… And although this is hearty enough alone, if you’re still hankering for croutons serve it with Sourdough if that …