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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup from the “Soup for Syria” Cookbook

Sweet Potato Soup-0333One of my favorite comfort foods is soup. Hot, cold, spicy, sweet, sour, hearty or light… there’s a soup out there for everyone. Recently I pick up a copy of “Soup for Syria,” a cookbook compiled of soup recipes from well-known chefs and cookbook authors from around the world. All proceeds from the sale of this cookbook go towards the plight of the Syrian refugees and this beautifully illustrated book would also make a wonderful gift for Christmas. Every little helps. Continue reading

Vegetable Soup and a Review of 2013

vegetable soup-0251-2The festivities have come to an end, many rich foods were enjoyed and now the fridge and freezer are almost empty… simple food is craved once again. With the last remaining vegetables I decided to make a pot of soup. Nothing fancy, no special ingredients just a tasty wholesome bowl of soup, served with thick slices of home-made brown bread on the side. You might say I am kicking off the new year with a healthy start but it more comes down to what’s left on the vegetable rack. The soups flavor is determined by the combination of vegetables used and sometimes I like to throw in a granny smith apple for its sweet-tart flavor. I would have used fresh turkey stock but as my good friend Sarah had taken charge of Christmas Day and did an amazing job (I did boxing day), I had no turkey to cook. Continue reading

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