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Soups & Starters

Creamy fennel soup

I love fennel! When in season, this soup is a simple way to enjoy its subtle aniseed flavour. : ) The simple ingredients give plenty flavour by themselves. As far as i am concerned, there’s no need to add cream but you could if you wanted to. I add finely chopped parsley – or even…

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Adaptagenic zero waste veggie broth

When I lived in London, I used to compost all my veggie and fruit leftovers. I can’t do that anymore here in Paris but in winter I continue to do this recipe invented by artist and writer Morgan Rae – it’s broth made from all those veggie scraps we don’t use: peelings, bits of celery,…

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My best recipes for the summer

This august, every week I am going to round up some of my recipes to give you some inspiration to cook simple, healthy and super tasty food. Today I start with some main meal inspiration. Next week will be my gazpachos (green and red!). Then it will be time for some sweet – but healthy…

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Broccoli, ginger and white bean green soup

Here is another gorgeous soup adapted from the Hemsley sisters – fantastically healthy with the cruciferous broccoli but also a filling meal in itself thanks to the proteins in the white beans. With its anti-inflammatory ginger and lots of chlorophyll from the coriander you have a perfect soup-meal. To serve add a drizzle of walnut…

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Spinach and courgette soup

Spinach and courgette soup can be the kind of soup you make in minutes – just make sure you always have on hand in the freezer some spinach.  Add a diced up courgette.  Some veggie broth from a cube of organic bouillon and it’s ready.  Decorate with a few peas or a few cubes of courgette…

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Carrot soup “get the glow” and dukkah powder

Carrots are fabulous for great skin!   They are full of glow-giving vitamin A .  In this soup I have added delicious coconut milk not only for its creamy taste but also because of its medium chain fatty acids, one of which is lauric acid. In the body lauric acid gets converted into an antiviral,…

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Chilled avocado and courgette soup

This chilled avocado and courgette soup is such an easy, quick (takes 10 min) and flavoursome recipe, perfect served chilled in summer. Plus it keeps for about 2 days in the fridge so is ideal made in advance for that friends dinner you are cooking for. You literally just fry some leeks, add everything into…

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Chilled parsley and green pea soup

I’ve just come back from the market with a huge bunch of fresh parsley. On top of doing this great good-for-everything chimichurri sauce, I love it in this soup. Parsley is not just garnish! On top of huge flavour, parsley is one of our great superfoods which helps fight free radicals and reduce inflammation (these…

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