Category Archives: Soups and broths

Pea, fennel, leek and spinach soup

I was searching for something to make using the ingredients I had not used during the week, when I came across this soup on Gourmet Traveller that combined almost everything that I had. The soup combination was great, you can … Continue reading

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Tomato, capsicum and potato soup

I used the left over potatoes and sauce from the Pyreneese Chicken to make this soup. The soup was tasty enough that I would go through the effort of slowly cooking everything again if need be. Ingredients Left over potato … Continue reading

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Scotch broth soup with a modern New Zealand twist

This is a traditional Scotch broth soup as passed down through Mr Sam’s family, but using traditional New Zealand ingredients. The elements are the same, meat on the bone for the stock combined with root vegetables and pulses. The difference … Continue reading

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Asian inspired steeped chicken noodle soup

This is a very tasty and large soup to serve 6-8 people. The flavours are inspired by Vietnamese pho ga with a nice clean broth, but is an easier soup to make. The main effort is in chopping all the … Continue reading

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Bacon and lentil soup

One of the most popular dishes posted on this blog has been the split pea and bacon hock soup. As tasty as that soup is, you do not always have a spare bacon hock lying around. Personally I always keep … Continue reading

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Cauliflower and tahini soup

Cauliflower goes very well with nuts. I really enjoyed this soup with tahini and sesame seeds. Alternatively you could use roasted almonds, macadamia or walnuts (which would go well with chunks of blue cheese). If you have time, roast the … Continue reading

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Leek and potato soup

We have been busing moving and do not currently have internet access at home, hence the lack of posts of late. This soup is a real winter warmer. Leeks are in season here, and they come out so sweet when … Continue reading

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