Good for what ails you, this restorative rainbow chard and leek soup with basil and rice is both comforting and packed with nutritious green leafy vegetables.
Soups and stews
A satisfyingly creamy and earthy cauliflower and walnut soup topped with smoky, crispy crumbs.
Spiralized zucchini, sweet potato and carrot in a hot red Thai curry soup, with chunks of silken eggplant and crunchy peanuts.
Cheap, simple ingredients treated with a little love and given a lift with spicy harissa create a delicious soup which is hearty and healthy. My favourite kind of soup.
Yes, it’s a beige soup. But beige doesn’t mean bland. Parsnips, caramelised onions and the warming earthiness of cumin make for a silky smooth and flavourful soup.
Fragrant, spicy, healthy and totally inexpensive lentil dal is so good, and so easy to make.
Grilled polenta is delicious and warming topped with smoky braised chickpeas.
I’m sure I don’t need to teach anyone how to make pumpkin soup. There’s no real right or wrong anyway. But here’s an easy way to give this winter staple a bit of a lift.
Surprisingly sweet, this lovely soup makes for a nice change. Carrots are very cheap, and a healthy choice due to their high levels of fibre, beta carotene (a natural anti-oxidant) and vitamin A. Roasting the vegetables really intensifies their flavour and sweetness, and adds a delicious slightly smoky flavour.
Got a big hungry hole in your freezing cold stomach?