Soups & Salads Recipes

Thai Pumpkin Soup

It’s been grey skies and non-stop rain here in Dubai this week, which inspired me to make soup. That’s a lie, it actually inspires me to watch Netflix and do sweet FA, but this is a food blog so that’s probably not going to cut it around here. So here is a delish soup...

Swede, Carrot & Pumpkin Soup

Soup, soupidoop, soupidoop, soupidoopidoopidoop…if you didn’t just sing that like you were the missing member of Salt N’ Pepa then who even are you? It’s not soup weather around these parts right now, but I love me a little fridge clean out, and this was the result....

Sonoma Chicken Salad

I’ve only been to Sonoma Valley once, but I’ve eaten this Sonoma Chicken Salad a thousand times. It’s my go-to lunchbox filler and if you’re smart, it will become yours too. It’s its honesty that I like, what you see is what you get. None of that salad trickery that...

Mexican Chicken Soup

This soup is so damn good you’ll want to build a wall around your kitchen and keep it all for yourself. Hahaha, sorry for the terrible joke, but seriously, the Mexicans gave us guacamole, so Trump you idiot, have some bloody respect.
Kale Salad with Sweet Onions

Kale Salad with Sweet Onions

Everyone is quick to hate on kale. “Why’s everyone so obsessed with kale?” “Kale tastes like swamp water!” kale is the reason why people can’t parallel park!” Well you know what? Kale is good and honest and won’t do you dirty like that two-faced baby spinach. Yeah...

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Curried Cauliflower & Parsnip Soup

Curried Cauliflower & Parsnip Soup

So it’s not really the season right now in Dubai for soup, but it’s always the season for veggie-filled, ridiculously easy, quick meals. I honestly don’t know how there is still a market for that sodium-soaked tinned stuff. It’s veggies, stock and spices people!...

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Carrot and Beetroot Salad

Carrot and Beetroot Salad

I could totally bang on about all the health benefits of this salad-the amino acids and fibre of beets, the hormone-balancing magic of carrot, the anti-inflammatory/anti-oxidant properties of pomegranate. But I won’t. Instead I’ll just say, this salad is delicious....

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Broccoli Soup with Tahina Cream

Broccoli Soup with Tahina Cream

We get a veeeeery small weather window for soup and tracky dacks here in Dubai, so when it happens I’m going to take full advantage. Now, while your tracky dacks might make you look like a hot mess on the outside, this bowl of green goodness will make your insides zen...

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Mushroom & Chestnut Soup

Mushroom & Chestnut Soup

Why did the mushroom get invited to the party? Because he was a fun-gi. Isn't it funny that when you were a kid you wouldn't touch a mushroom with a 10 foot pole because they looked all weird and gross, and now as an adult I'd pretty much go foraging in the woodlands...

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Lamb Harira Soup

Lamb Harira Soup

I loves me some Moroccan soup! The original is full of bloaty fart bombs like chickpeas and lentils, but I’ve tidied this guy up and pumped him full of veg instead, but still full of those punchy spices. Too delicious to just keep for Ramadan, enjoy it all year round....

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Super Salad Bowl

Super Salad Bowl

Being a bit of a veggie freak, I’m always buying surplus to the needs of my little household. I’m like a drunk girl in a 7-Eleven at 3am when I’m set loose in the markets, touching and sniffing everything with a big loony smile on my face. I’m convinced 63 bunches of kale is a […]

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Carrot & Coriander Soup

Carrot & Coriander Soup

OK, so I know I haven’t reinvented the wheel here, but some flavour combos are a classic for a bloody reason, so don’t mess with it. And another thing, soup is like the most basic shit to make in the kitchen, you chuck everything in a pot and Bob’s ya knob, so if I...

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Spiced Sweet Potato Salad

Spiced Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potato is one of the most eaten veggies in our household, so I’m often coming up with different ways to cook it. Making it into this salad gives it a summery twist, perfect for any BBQ table, and because you don’t have to keep it hot, you can prepare it all in...

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