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This humble cabbage, sweet onion and porcini mushroom soup is as simple, honest, and delicious as it gets. Served hot and slurpy with flecks of wild rice, it's the kind of soup that comforts and fortifies body and spirit. Fit this into your autumn and winter lunch or dinner repertoire for a nourishing, earthy boost.

This humble cabbage, sweet onion and porcini mushroom soup is as simple, honest, and delicious as it gets. Served hot and slurpy with flecks of wild rice, it’s the kind of soup that comforts and fortifies body and soul. Fit this into your autumn and winter lunch or dinner repertoire for a nourishing, earthy boost. …

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Sumac, smoked paprika and dill are the the little extras that amp the flavour in this creamy-textured cauliflower and white bean soup. If you have time, roast the cauliflower for a beautifully nutty, rounded taste. This is a perfect vegan, whole food soup to serve family and friends alike. It even tastes good cold with shards of toasted pitta for dipping.

Sumac, smoked paprika and dill are the the little extras that amp the flavour in this creamy-textured cauliflower and white bean soup. If you have time, roast the cauliflower for a beautifully nutty, rounded taste. This is a perfect vegan, whole food soup to serve family and friends alike. It even tastes good cold with shards of toasted …

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A nourishing, easy and slightly unusual version of comfort food staple, lentil soup. Top with pureed spinach and caraway pitta croutons for a dinner party version. Naturally vegan and perfect for lunch. Add optional grains to this Mediterranean diet soup while it cooks for a main meal with staying power. kelliesfoodtoglow.com

Lentil soup is a standard lunch staple in many a kitchen. Whether it is from a tin, or lovingly crafted from gathered produce and a sweeping armful of warming spices, lentil soup is a giver. Hearty, comforting, homey, exotic, simple, nourishing, and ambrosial – lentil soup in its various forms ticks a lot of delicious …

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Chestnuts and celeriac bring out the best in each other in this luxurious, velvety smooth low calorie winter soup. Add an easy foam, plus horseradish-truffle toast to make it fancy - even on a wet weekday afternoon. The soup is gluten-free and vegan.

Chestnuts and celeriac bring out the best in each other in this luxurious, velvety smooth low calorie winter soup. Add an easy foam, plus horseradish-truffle toast to make it fancy – even on a wet weekday afternoon. The soup is gluten-free and vegan. Celeriac is not a marketer’s dream. Unlike Tuscan kale, with its glossy-green good looks, …

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Nearly everyone and everything says that autumn has arrived: my flame-red Virginia Creeper climbing up the garage; the carpet of crispy oak leaves on my sad excuse for a lawn; excitable foodies on Instagram going pumpkin latte-mad; pull-out newspaper supplements with food porn shots of, yup, pumpkins. So I’m finding this warm weather really confusing. The shops are full of pumpkin this …

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If you thought pho was for restaurants or weekend stove duty, think again. This vegan vegetable-filled soup is made in the time it takes for a takeaway delivery. Use the recommended edamame noodles for even more filling protein. Make double the stock and freeze some for another time. You'll be glad that you did.

If you thought pho was for restaurants or weekend stove duty, think again. This vegan, vegetable-filled soup is made in the time it takes for a takeaway delivery. Use the recommended edamame noodles for even more filling protein. Make double the stock and freeze some for another time. You’ll be glad that you did. The …

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The key to this slurpy Vietnamese-ish vegetable curry is the homemade spice blend that actually hails from the other side of the Indian Ocean - Sri Lanka. With 10 vegetables, a mild spice mix and coconut milk this is a perfect all-season curry for the whole family.

Besides the usual staples of olive oil, pasta, oats and, um, avocados there are a few things I always have in my kitchen: coconut milk powder, onions, limes and a restaurant’s worth of spices. I don’t use these every day of course, but it is comforting to know that they are there, ready to inspire me …

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Warm exotic spices and hearty split peas makes for a comforting bowl of deeply flavoured stew. It lasts and gets better over a few days, so make enough to have leftovers, serving with traditional Ethiopian flatbreads, pitta bread, chapati or brown rice. You won't miss the meat.

What do you do when Spring goes back into hiding? Do you flip on the heat? Invite your cat or dog onto your lap? Pull on your favourite sloppy (old and moth-eaten) wooly jumper whilst simultaneously switching on the kettle for a cup of tea? Dear reader, I have done all of the above. And, after …

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Hopping from family gathering to party to dinner. Zapping in and out of airports and train stations. Catering like a boss for family and friends. Too.Many.Cocktails. The holiday season definitely takes its toll. Not only on one’s routine and normal diet, but also one’s  motivation to get back to real life – which unfortunately isn’t fruit-spiked …

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I had hoped to come up with something profound to say on the subject du jour: New Year, New You. I might have gone on about fresh starts, turning over new leaves (leafs?), spring cleaning your diet/life/soul/refrigerator (maybe I should do the latter, if only as a good incentive to actually  do it). But, to be …

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