• Spicy Parsnip Soup

    This warming vegetarian soup is perfect for bringing  cheer and comfort to grey winter days. Hearty and satisfying, it makes for a filling lunch or starter that is nonetheless neither rich nor calorific. This makes it ideal for the post-Christmas period, bringing a welcome break from the rich luxuries of the holidays. Parsnips despite their…

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  • Barley Mushroom Soup – Healthy, Hearty and Delicious

    This seasonal mushroom and barley soup is flavoured with a splash of port for extra depth of flavour. The health benefits of mushrooms have received much publicity in recent years, but attention has been largely stolen by exotic varieties such as shitaki. Yet the humble Agaricus bisporus, the world’s most commonly eaten mushroom and the…

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  • Thai Pumpkin Soup – A surprising beauty treatment

    The benefits of this colourful, seasonal soup go beyond its delicious flavour and quick cooking time – it is also a beauty treatment! This surprising fact is all down to pumpkin’s high content of carotenoids,  the compounds that give the gourd their bright orange colour. These colourful, anti-oxidant compounds have been shown to give the…

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