Category: Soups & Stews

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Traditional Foods: Why We Need Them Back on the Table!

It’s finished!  My book ‘Once Upon a Cook – Food Wisdom, Better Living: The Wisdom and Science of Traditional Foods, Forgotten Skills and Nourishing Recipes’ is finally done!  For almost a year I’ve had my head down, eyes-to-the-screen, fingers a-flying and not least, nursed a stiff neck and aching back working...

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Mineral Broth – A Micronutrient Powerhouse

Mineral broth is a micro-nutrient powerhouse!  This restorative vegetable broth is rich in magnesium, potassium and sodium – important minerals that are significantly depleted in our soils and in consequence, on our plates. This broth is pure goodness, whether on its own, or mixed with gut and connective-tissue healing bone broth...

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Best-Ever Summer Chicken ZOODLE Soup! (It’s Grain-Free)

I love pasta and noodles, but as the nasty, hidden and unhealthy truth about modern wheat and other grains (and the flour-based products derived from them) comes to light, world-wide, it really is time find alternatives to protect our gut and our health.  If you love your noodles, trust us, this alternative will blow you away! I offer this...

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Beetroot and Avocado Breakfast Soup. Paleo, or Any Cuisine!

There’s a perfect solution for that ‘between’ season breakfast.  Breakfast smoothies are great in the warmer months, but what to do when mornings are still a bit (very?) chilly, and we’re wanting something warm and comforting  but quick and delicious to kick-start our day?  Oh, and transportable if possible! Hmm … So I put my taste buds to...

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Granny’s 72 Hour Beef and Lentil Broth

This warmly-spiced version of a traditional, time-honoured soup will nourish your body, heal your gut and make you smile! The recipe is based on simmering the beef bones for 72 hours, giving a tremendously rich, flavoursome broth, but a 12-24 hour broth will also be delicious. For an explanation of  the many benefits of bone broth...

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Mama’s Italian Meatball Minestrone (Paleo)

Minestrone belongs to the “cucina povera” or “poor kitchen” style of cooking.  These dishes have rustic, rural roots as opposed to the more refined “cucina nobile” cooking style of the aristocracy and nobility. The ultimate cooking-with-the-seasons dish, there’s no set recipe for minestrone soups – indeed the word minestrone has come to mean ‘that which...