Asian inspired beef noodle soup

I love Asian inspired soups and noodles for their burst of colour and vibrancy of flavours. They are also a healthy alternative for light summer suppers as often involve little fat, as is the case with this noodle soup. This recipe is a hybrid of various things I’ve seen over the years on Master Chef, … Continue reading

Chilli minestrone with wholemeal bread and Parmesan

Soup, soup, soup….I love a good soup! With winter finally kicking in (it’s snowing!) after some unseasonably balmy weather what better excuse for a good soup. I never follow recipes as I like my soups to be a bit of a pick and mix so they tend to reflect the contents of my fridge on … Continue reading

Left over Beef Bollito and potato curried soup

Quick and easy and perfect for a quick lunch. One of the best left overs of cooking Bollito (see my post on 31st oct) is that you are left with a rich stock and, if you’re lucky, some left over beef to create this tasty soup. ingredients 1 litre meat stock, left over beef (shredded), … Continue reading

Green Tomato and Lentil Soup

We’ve had snow, rain and most recently fog here in Milan and so there is nothing better than hunkering down in front of a roaring fire and enjoying a steaming bowl of hot soup and freshly baked bread. Snuggling up with a hot water bottle or soaking in the bath provide similar pleasures  for me and not because I’m … Continue reading

Spring showers and a veggie soup love-in with crunchy prosciutto

Showers and thunderstorms have marked this spring and if the forecasts are to be believed it’s not over yet. I’m such a sucker for comfort food that the moment the dark clouds roll in I crack open the champagne and celebrate another day of winter warmers. Soup is one of my favourite things and my … Continue reading

Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli…a simple soup fit for a sleepwalker!

When I first arrived in Italy and saw Pasta e Fagioli on the menu I remember thinking to myself what a weird combination; pasta and beans together. It was some while before I actually tried Pasta e Fagioli and discovered the magic of this wonderfully simple soup with yes, pasta and beans together as well … Continue reading