Category archives: Super Soup

Minestrone Soup

I have to say I'm not a fan of  the cold weather; even more so since I’ve had rheumatoid arthritis. The cold damp weather can really aggravate my symptoms, but the thing that makes me happy in the winter is eating soups. I love soups! Having grown up in Romania in the 80’s, I spent most of my time with my grandparents as my mum had to work. My grandma was an amazing c[...]

Stinging Nettles - Pick now for amazing health benefits

Stinging Nettles, were my worse enemy as a child.. I have many, many memories of getting badly stung, but I guess, in hindsight, it's a sign that I had a good childhood, spending a lot of time playing outdoors. Other than giving kids nasty stings ;), nettles have been used for centuries to treat various ailments such as arthritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchi[...]

Butternut Squash & Coconut Soup

January is a great month to eat lots of soup. I've eaten plenty of roasted vegetables, curries and cake over the last month, and now soup feels just right. It's still comfort food, warm and delicious, but without being too heavy. My kids totally dig this butternut squash soup too, which is a bonus! They're not overly keen on soups usually, and while I go for some seed[...]

Green Gazpacho Soup

This amazing refreshing Green Gazpacho soup is my take on the classic chilled Spanish soup but instead of being red mine is mean and green! I love having a smoothie for breakfast, but as the weather starts to turn colder, the mornings for me are more about a warm breakfast such as a quinoa porridge or eggs with buckwheat toast. If I've had a big breakfast it's quite [...]

Miso Noodle Soup

Today's food choice was mainly determined by whatever was left in the fridge and the grey weather making me want to eat something warm and comforting. When this is the case soup is always the answer. Miso paste is a staple in my fridge, as a fermented food it's full of good bacteria for your gut and it's so easy to use as a base for soups and stir fries. Along with th[...]