Chicken Laksa Soup


You must try this Chicken Laksa Soup Recipe if you can at least once. There is something inherently pleasing about digging into a nice bowl of laksa, with its rich, fragrant and a little spicy creaminess.  This laksa soup is complete with all the toppings you would find in a classic Laksa Dish. My daughter’s…

Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup


 Make this chunky and nourishing thick minestrone soup in your kitchen, for those chilly winter months when a hearty meal is needed to revive the body and mind. The Italians gave it the name ‘Minestrone’ meaning to administer ( or ministrare ).  Traditionally, the head of the household would serve the soup from a large…

Traditional Fasolada or White Bean Stew


What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Fasolada is a soup made of dried white beans, olive oil and vegetables. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical…

Yellow Split Pea and Chickpea Vegan Dahl


Fill the air this winter with the aromatic spices of India. This flavourful and warming dahl is made from creamy yellow split peas and simmered in the right blend of toasty spices. The addition of chickpeas lend texture and a deeper nutty flavour. Drizzled with coconut milk and sprinkled with fresh coriander or parsley served…

Black-eyed bean stew


What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Black-eyed beans are a versatile superfood associated with multiple health benefits. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical and delicious…

Lamb Shank and Bean Stew


Undeniably, a hearty favourite in the stew category for those cold winters where a wholesome, nutritionally dense, balanced and  comforting meal is called for. This is pressure cooker ready in an astounding 45 minutes.  The last time I made this, family members came home tired,  cold and a little sick. I knew this stew would…