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Soups for the Season: 10 Recipes


Soups for the Season: 10 Recipes

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Soup season is upon us and it may just be my favourite time of the year. Hearty, comforting soups for any day of the week and thrown together in under 30 minutes; make double and freeze for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking. Soups are also such a brilliant way of reducing food waste in your home, making the most of sad looking veg or herbs that can be whizzed up in no time to something special for everyone at home.

Here are 10 soups I think you’ll all really love this season…

Coconut & Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto

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This Spiced Coconut Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto is a great way to love your veggies and minimise food waste in your home. If you can’t get carrot tops then use whatever greens need some love instead, such as radish tops, or left over spinach/mixed leaves from salad bags that you don’t know what to do with.

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Super Green Soup with Halloumi Croutons

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Halloumi Croutons & Super Green Soup in 30 minutes! Inspired by a creamy potato & leek soup, this soup has the cheerful boost of greens too. Swap the potato for celeriac or a mix of both. If you don’t have kale, try chard or spinach or add some peas too.

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Zero Waste Cauliflower Soup with crispy fried Cauliflower Leaves

This zero waste Cauliflower soup uses all the bits you might throw away with fried cauliflower leaves giving a lovely crunch. The whole cauli is used in all it’s glory and goes in along with turmeric, ginger & some beans to make a creamy hearty base. Perfect more making a big batch and freezing for a rainy day.

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Cock A Leekie Soup

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Everything is used up in this Cock a Leekie Soup, ideal for a comforting lunch or supper to really warm you up. Make a big batch & freeze for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking, or take a portion to work in a flask.  This is a great dish for making better quality meat go further.

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Monday Miso Soup from Eat Happy

Soothing, easy and restorative, this is my ideal Monday night dinner from my cookbook ‘Eat Happy’ which will set you up nicely for the week ahead. Think of this recipe as both your Monday night dinner and an investment for the week ahead.

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Squash & Sage Seasonal Soup

I love a Soup Sunday & this Sage & Squash Soup is the perfect big batch to make on an Autumnal day. Let it simmer away whilst you snuggle up. Have some today, save  some for the week and then store the rest in the freezer for a day when you don’t feel up to cooking.

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Turmeric Noodle & Chicken Coconut Soup from Eat Green

Another totally feel-good soup with all the great boosters of onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, broth and greens- the ingredients I turn to whenever I need reviving. Make it veggie but using chickpeas in the place of the leftover chicken. Page 84 of Eat Green.

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Pea, Mint & Celery Soup

This Pea, Mint & Celery soup is a big favourite of mine year round. I love adding the soft boiled eggs on top and a big drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.  Feel free to add in any other veggies that need using and if you’ve got leftovers, freeze them for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking.

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Spanish Style Chickpea Soup from Eat Happy

Using store cupboard staples and spinach from the freezer, this Seville-inspired stew from ‘Eat Happy’ comes together in under 20 minutes and is a hit with everyone. You could swap the spinach for other greens, such as chopped chard, or add extra bits and bobs, such as a few tablespoons of capers, olives or chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

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Mum’s Freestyle Filipino Soup

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A fusion of chicken *sotanghon* soup and *tinola* soup that I always talk about as it’s my childhood favourite (so much ginger, I love it).

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  • Susan Muckley
    Posted at 09:38h, 27 November Reply

    Super soup recipes. Is there a book with these recipes in, please. On my son’s Christmas wish list.

    Thank you.

    • Melissa Hemsley
      Posted at 13:59h, 02 December Reply

      Hi Susan, some of these recipes are in my “Eat Happy” cookbook but there’s more in my cookbook “Eat Green” too. So hopefully he can enjoy those too! Melissa x

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