There are those days, that your whole body is ‘screaming’ for healthy food. My answer to this is always: soup!
If anything comes with colder weather, it is soup! I love making soup and of course eating soup! It versatile, easily make vegetarian or vegan, and a great way to eat some left over vegetables. And also great to make in large quantity so you can keep some in your freezer. So, it’s good for…
Gazpacho, there is something about this dish… first of all you instantly feel like you are in Spain, which is always good! Secondly, at least for me, I truly enjoy the pure and refreshing taste of fresh, raw vegetables. I really feel like treating my body to something good!
It all started with the book Turquoise – a chefs travels in Turkey, from Greg & Lucy Malouf, where I found a super delicious red lentil soup with mint butter. It reminded me of eating at a very nice restaurant in Deventer – The Netherlands , Safak, with my parents and sister.
Noodle soup, yes please! I love the combination of the soft noodles with the soy and ginger flavour and of course all the delicious veggies you put into it! Today a gluten-free version, using soba noodles and tamari soy sauce.
Soup, soup, soup. I do not know about you, but I can eat soup every single day of the week. Especially when it is made purely of vegetables. I really consider this a great way to eat your 5 a day.
Broccoli, I love the looks and taste. You can do so many different things with this vegetable. Steam it, make broccoli fritters, broccoli puree, use it in quiche, grill it like Yotam Ottolenghi’s famous dish and of course make a nice thick and rich soup out of it!
Jerusalem artichokes, I never really heard about them and I have to admit that before this soup I had never eaten them.
Peas, I have liked them ever since I can remember. But only lately I have discovered how brilliant they are to make a good soup.
It is one of those days where it is cold outside but at the sun is shining brightly. I hear you thinking… ‘is spring coming soon?’