Category Archives: Soup

Quick and easy broccoli soup, with added Stilton if you’re that way inclined

Vege soup is easy: cook vegetables in enough stock to just about cover them, until they are soft, then blend (or not if you like chunky soup). This one has Stilton added (the last of the Festive cheese!), but without … Continue reading

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Borlotti bean soup

Serves 12 Ingredients 3 medium sized onions, chopped 2 small carrots, finely chopped 3 sticks cellery, finely chopped 12 sage leaves 4 400ml cans chopped tomatoes stock 2 400ml cans borlotti beans Method Fry the onion in Fry Light, with … Continue reading

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Prawn chowder again

So I made the lovely prawn chowder again, but jazzed up the presentation a bit: a wide, low bowl to serve the soup with a dollop of mashed potato, topped with a crispy rasher of bacon (rather than chopped and … Continue reading

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A birthday dinner, including scallops and black pudding

My family excelled themselves with my birthday dinner: Beetroot gazpacho I love beetroot, and beetroot soup, and it makes a good gazpacho too. the recipe Mum made this from is in a South Carolina cook book, and has led my … Continue reading

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Leek and tattie soup: a favourite, and (of course) Slimming World friendly

Leek and tattie soup is so easy and it’s a firm favourite. It’s also a good traditional Scottish recipe, and one that can be Slimming World friendly very easily. The trick my Mum taught me with this soup to make … Continue reading

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A very Scottish soup: leek and tattie soup with kale

When we arrived at our final destination on our US trip we were greeted by parents, aunt and uncle, and cousins. And a family meal, of course! The soup was leek and potato – strained until smooth, and looking very … Continue reading

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Eating out at Jack Astor’s: beer and cheese soup baby, yeah!

Once I saw the beer and three cheese soup on the menu at Jack Astor’s I couldn’t resist! It was, almost undoubtedly, the least healthy thing on the menu, and not at all Slimming World friendly. But I’m on holiday, and … Continue reading

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