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Indian spiced cauliflower soup

It’s October, and I really hoped it might still feel like summer but with this ever changing weather (mostly rain) I realised it is back to cosy comfort food. With half a cauliflower in my fridge and not much else I was going to have to get inventive. So what can I do with a cauliflower that isn’t steaming it and covering it in white sauce and cheese? (This was my obvious choice!) I stared at the fridge for rather a long time and then realised that I also have a cupboard full of spices and tins like coconut milk so let’s have fun and throw a few items together in the hope it turns out to be a delicious lunch. If it fails, then scrambled eggs on toast it will be! So here we go… the ingredients: (This will do you for 2 lunches) Half a cauliflower 1 lrg garlic clove 1 red onion 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp curry powder half tsp chilli flakes 2 tbsp olive oil lrg pinch of …

Gazpacho Soup

Can’t be bothered to cook, but can you be bothered to blend? It was one of those days, I was too hot (rare that we are allowed a warm day) and simply couldn’t face standing over a gas cooker getting even hotter! I wanted something cooling, refreshing but packed a bit of punch so luckily I had a selection of tomatoes in the fridge and a few other staples like garlic, onion, parsley and basil and got chopping! This is a lovely, shove it all in the blender/ food processor and turn-it-on recipe. AND what is even better, is that you don’t need to worry about remembering to warm up your bowls! This soup is best served cold with a couple of ice cubes on a really hot day. Here is my take on a summer gazpacho soup.  I think it is slightly up to you what you put in so use the below as your basic guideline and add anything else you might have lying around. Take all the below ingredients and blend, season …

Burmese cauliflower curry

It was a cold dark night and I just felt a little fed up of eating soup and wanted something chunky with a bit of heat to clear my cold which didn’t want to go. This was just the recipe, adapted from a few different recipes I have tried over the past year and it isn’t realise Burmese or Indian or Thai, but I like the combination. The Cauliflower is wonderfully comforting with the chick peas and spinach giving a lot of textures, makes you realise how easy it is to have three vegetables in just one sitting and no meat. The chick peas give us the protein to fill up even a hungry boy, while the spinach is packed full of iron and cauliflower full of vitamin C. All in all this is a flu fighting recipe perfect for any one! Ingredients: 1 cauliflower cut into florets 2 teaspoons curry powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground turmeric 1 tsp garam masala drizzles of olive oil 1 teaspoon chilli powder/ or cayenne 2 teaspoons sweet paprika …