Lentil and Chorizo Soup

IMG_1484 lentil and chorizo soup

A deceptively easy and delicious soup. This freezes well so pop some in the freezer and take it out for a treat when you don’t feel like cooking!

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Mushroom and Barley Soup

IMG_0762 mushroom and barley soup

The last time I was home, I cut this recipe out of a weekend supplement in the paper.  It’s a deceptively simple soup that is wholesome and nourishing.  The carrots add a surprising sweetness that little ones will love.  The barley transforms it into a filling vegetarian treat.

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Minestrone Soup

A great winter warmer.  Use whatever vegetables you have – it’s a bit of a veggie jamboree but really good when you’re cold and just in from an outdoor adventure.

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Ham Hock Soup

This recipe takes a little bit more effort than our normal recipes but is really worth it!  Using ham hock is a cheap way of making great meaty stock and makes a wonderful filling winter soup.  To bulk up the soup we used ‘soup mix’ from Waitrose which is a mixture of dried pulses and grains.  If you can’t get this, we recommend using a mixture of pearl barley, lentils or any dried pulses you have.  Continue reading