Curried tomato soup

I first stumbled across a version of this curried tomato soup on Heidi Swanson’s 101 cookbooks.  It is one of those dishes I find myself making again and again.  Its quick to throw together, packs lots of flavour and can be finished in lots of ways to mix it up – add a poached egg or serve over cooked brown rice (or both!) to make a meal out of it; serve up with warm roti for dipping; add a big dollop of tangy natural yoghurt; toasted cashews – all delicious!

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Genevieve’s chicken and creamed corn soup

Being Samoan Chinese and living in Samoa eating chicken cream corn soup is a given for our family. Always eaten during Sunday tonai (lunch feast) as an appetizer along with Oka (see my post here) it is one of the many Chinese dishes I was taught to cook before heading off to university.

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Sick Day Chicken Soup

This story begins a couple of weeks ago when my youngest little pixie girl Sami came down with a hideous virus which literally lay her down flat and completely exhausted for an entire week.  I knew the virus must have been extreme because as any mother of a 20 month old child will know, as a general rule they don’t stop for two minutes let alone a week!  

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Pumpkin, Kumara and Lime Soup

It has been pointed out to me, in a very light hearted way that my recent recipes have been based around pumpkin. It is true, I am a little bit pumpkin obsessed at the moment. I just can’t seem to walk past the piles of them in the supermarket without one ‘accidentally’ falling into my basket and, in the case of the weekend just gone, several accidentally falling onto the floor too, thanks to my supreme effort at trying to pick the perfect gourd for our family. Alas, I digress.

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Beetroot soup

Four years ago, give or take a month or two, we posted our first recipe Garam Marsala. When I think back to the early days of Our Kitchen, it really does feel like it was just yesterday.  There were hurdles aplenty that we never really believed we’d be lucky enough to overcome. The biggest of which was certainly convincing our bosses that dropping the

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Miso Tofu Noodle Soup

Miso feels so nourishing and wholesome.  I love a cup when I have a sore tummy or am feeling a little low.  Its salty, rich flavour always perks me up.  This soup recipe is super easy and has become a regular weeknight meal for me.

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Clams in chili lime broth

We are so lucky here in Dunedin to have an abundance of wild foods available for free procurement.  One of my favourite wild food experiences is to spend a Sunday collecting clams from Papanui inlet. We head down at lowtide with a spade and a couple of buckets.

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Tom yam soup

I think it fair to say that food, alcohol and various states of inertia are the excesses which typically define the festive season.  And what’s more, to resist this trinity of evils it requires ineffable levels of self-control not conceivably mustered at this time of year.  So once the weeks of gluttony and sloth-like behaviour pass (which eventually they will out of necessity) you will be overwhelmed with a desire to administer untold doses

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Celeriac Veloute with truffle foam

I have spoken before about my love of celeriac, but alas, it is a long distance love, due to the expense. Luckily, this little recipe only requires a small amount of this delicious vegetable.

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