Cream of Tomato Soup

I used to make a really thick mixture of tomatoes, onion, and chilli – so chunky it was almost a salsa – called it a soup and ate it with Bread. Galit wasn’t so keen on this, preferring a creamy texture, and the recipe got adapted to cater for her taste. It is a great ...

Minestrone Soup

I adapted this from an Israel cookbook, translated from Hebrew. Then tweaked – as I do. The quantity is a meal for 6-8 people. The original recipe used dried beans, but I’m lazy, but not so lazy that I use bought stock – made my own. Minestrone Soup Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  2 tablespoons oil2 ...

Pumpkin and Kumara Soup

This is a bit of a mash up on an Israeli and a couple of New Zealand Pumpkin soup recipes. Seems to work.  Pumpkin and Kumara Soup Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 kg Pumpkin peeled, chopped1/2 kg Kumara Sweet Potato, peeled, chopped2 Medium Onions peeled, quartered2 cloves garlic peeled1 litre water1 tablespoon chicken stock powder1/2 ...

Vegetable Soup

Galit loves soup. This one is simple but tasty. Galit calls it a “light” meal. Vegetable Soup Simple but tasty vegetable soup. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil2 onions chopped small2 cloves garlic8 cups stock – home made is best but I add a "Parsley and Garlic" flavoured stock cube for extra flavour1 1/2 to ...

Potato and Corn Soup

Simple but tasty soup. Potato and Corn Soup Steven Thomas Solid and quick. Print Recipe Ingredients  500 g potatoes diced1 onion chopped1.5 cups stock2 cans corn 800 ml total1 tablespoon flour or corn flour1/2 teaspoon thyme or nutmeg1/2 cup of milk Instructions Mix potatoes, onion and stock. Bring to boil. Simmer until potatoes are cooked. Add corn, ...

Chunky Tomato Soup or Perhaps Salsa

If I’m on my own I often make a really thick mixture of tomatoes, onion, and chilli. It is chunky it was almost a salsa but I call it a soup and eat it with Bread. It is a 10 minute meal. Chunky Tomato Soup or Perhaps Salsa Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 onion chopped3-4 ...

Chicken Soup

When I’m really sick Galit makes me Chicken Soup. Its a cultural thing.  Chicken Soup Print Recipe Ingredients  a lot of chicken3 courgettes4 carrotscelery2 onion7 garlic clovess+pparsley Instructions  put chicken in pot cover in water bring to boil throw out the water Add fresh water covering the chicken plus a bit more cook on low heat ...

Thai Pumpkin Soup

A delicious variation on Pumpkin Soup from a one time flatmate of mine called Ange. Yum. Thai Pumpkin Soup Ange Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon oil2 cloves garlic crushed1 large onion chopped1 teaspoon sambal oelek or 2 fresh chillies2 tablespoons lemon grass chopped1 kg pumpkin in 1.5 cm cubes3 1/2 cups water1 teaspoon chicken stock powder1 ...

Apple and Pumpkin Soup

Apple and pumpkin soup. Sound interesting and Amanda Thomas-Griffiths recommended the recipe highly. I have to admit my attempt wasn’t flash. Apple and Pumpkin Soup Amanda Thomas-Griffiths Print Recipe Ingredients  Half pumpkinOne decent apple granny smith is the bestOne large carrot2 cups chicken stock1 teaspoon mixed spice1 teaspoon nutmegFreshly grounded pepperKnobs of butter - as required ...

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is very common in New Zealand.  Pumpkin Soup Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 Pumpkin peeled, cubed1 1/2 cups water from pumpkin1 1/2 cups milk1 cup cheese1 teaspoon nutmeg2 onionsGarlicSalt and pepper Instructions  Boil pumpkin for 20 min. Drain.Mash. Mix cooking water, milk, cheese and nutmeg in bowl. Add pumpkin to bowl. Sauté onions ...