Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Soupy Part II

Still feeling soupy, the Vitamix and I created pumpkin soup with an edge. Boil some chunks of pumpkin, and once they have cooled slightly, blend with a cup of chicken stock, a chunk of feta for some gorgeous saltiness, and a shake of nutmeg and cumin. The warmth of the spices puts a lovely twist on a classic. Agian, easy as can be. A perfect thing to make in advance for dinner when time is limited.

Monday, March 30, 2015


Sometimes in the kitchen, you just need to throw out any sort of plan and freestyle a bit. I never really make soup, but feeling soupy, a hit combination was found. Take a couple of boiled potatoes, a cup of chicken stock, two handfuls of baby spinach and rocket, and a couple of slices of tasty cheese. Blend until smooth. Easy as falling off a log. The potato subdues the strength of the rocket, making it something of mystery and intrigue. The colour is pretty too. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015


You'd be forgiven if you thought this was pesto. I was cooking a steak and wanted something a little different to dress it with. I bought some mushrooms and pan-friend them in olive oil. When cool, I blitzed them in the Vitamix with a splash of chicken stock, some crumbled feta, and a handful of baby spinach and rocket. So easy, and utterly delicious. The mushrooms make it a substantial sauce and provide lovely bass notes to the peppery hits the rocket gives. Why not whip some up and slather all over some chicken, lamb or oven-roasted veggies? 
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