Corn Chicken Soup.

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Hello everybody.

Woke up with a terrible flu,headache and fever that shouts out for hot drinks and soup.

I boiled some chicken with whole onion, carrot and seasoning ( cinnamon stick, pepper kernels, cardamom and bay leaf)  with the intention to make chicken vegetable soup but then I switched to corn and cream cause kids prefer it I’m sure.

Ingredients and method:

*one small onion finely chopped.
* 1 cup corn.
* some cooked chopped chicken pieces.
* 2 tablespoons butter.
* 3 tablespoons flour.
* 4 cups chicken broth.
* 1 cup fresh cream.
* salt,pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.

* heat butter then saute onions.
* add flour and whisk well.
* add broth and keep whisking or you can use hand blender if you got clots.
* add corn and chicken.
* season and leave to simmer for 20-25 minutes.

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Serve with sticks or garlic bread.

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Today’s order was a special request for my beloved niece, Sable cookies and simple cake and I made another one with Sativa sugar for us.

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Italian Lentil Soup.

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Hello everybody.

Last night my cousin who lives in Rome made this soup,recipe sounded easy and delicious, I even realized from the comments that many people here do it as well,called “Sahiha”  meaning lentils stay as is, not mashed.

Ingredients and method :
# 1 cup brown lentils.
# 1 carrot, celery stick, garlic clove and chili pepper.
# 1 tablespoon tomato paste or big chopped tomato.
#olive oil, salt, pepper and Maggi cube or vegetable stock.

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# boil lentils in 4 cups of water till done.
# saute garlic, celery stick, carrot and pepper in olive oil.
# when tender add lentils with water on them.
# leave to simmer till done then remove vegetables.
# add tomato paste, salt, pepper and Maggi cube.
# Serve with a slice of lemon.

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Tomato Gouda Soup.

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Hello everybody.

Cold rainy day,the kind that says a soup is extremely a must.

We had a late breakfast so a light lunch was efficient, though my hubby made Shakshouka but I only ate soup,heartwarming and tasty in this weather.

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Found this recipe on Pinterest, simple tomato soup with cream and some basil but with a twist, you use a bun as a bowl, remove pulb then add a slice of Gouda cheese, roast a bit in the oven then add your soup.

 

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Cream Chicken Corn Soup.

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Hello everybody.

Had two orders  today, citrus almonds syrup cake and crinkles both ginger and chocolate.
As for lunch I have some green beans from yesterday and I made some chicken corn cream soup, great in this cold weather.

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ِAlready  have some cooked chicken nobody touched from the one cooked in milk so I used them in the soup.

Ingredients and method :
# one spring onion.
# 1 cup sweet corn.
# 1 big cooked chicken breast.
# 2 tablespoons butter.
# 2 tablespoons flour.
#3 cups chicken stock.
# 1 cup cream or full fat milk.
# salt, pepper, all spice and a pinch of nutmeg.

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# saute chopped spring onions in heated butter.
# add half of the corn.
# chop chicken breast to small cubes and add half of them as well.
# add flour and chicken stock,stir well and leave to simmer till corn is done and tender.
# whisk all with hand mixer till creamy.
# add cream or milk and rest of corn and chicken.
# leave all to simmer till thick and done.

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Potato Leek Soup.

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Hello everybody.

Weather today requires a soup, cold and rainy though not heavy and continuous as expected.

Potato leek soup is very easy and simple,guess leek can be substituted with green onions if not available.

 

wpid-wp-1447858522434.jpg heartwarming dish.

Ingredients and method :
#  2-3 big potatoes.
# 1 small chopped onion.
#2 finely chopped cloves garlic
# 1 chopped leek.
# salt, pepper.
# 1 tablespoon butter.
# 4 cups vegetable stock.
# half cup heavy cream.

# saute onions, garlic and leek in butter till tender.
# peel and chop potatoes to cubes then add them.
# add stock,salt and pepper.
# simmer for 30 minutes or till potatoes are tender.
# mash all together or mix in blender.
# add cream and leave to simmer for another 10 minutes.
# sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top when served.

 

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Pumpkin Soup and Shepherd Pie.

Hello everybody.

Two warm dishes today , perfect in this cold day.

Pumpkin soup and shepherd pie, both filled with lovely veggies and aroma.

Ingredients and method of the pie:

* cooked ground beef.

* chopped onions and garlic.

* some veggies,peas,carrots,corn and mushrooms.

* 3-4 boiled potatoes.

* soy sauce,ketchup and Worcestershire sauce ( i didn’t have it today so I used HP)

* bread crumbs.

* salt and pepper.

* Saute onions,garlic and meat in some oil or butter.

* add the veggies and sauces and simmer till done.

* mash the potatoes with some butter and milk,salt and pepper.

* pour the potatoes over the veggie meat mix.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes.

* sprinkle some bread crumbs on top and toast.

* Serve hot with ketchup and salad.

Morrocan Carrot Soup.

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Hello everybody.

A soup is a must in this weather,was about to make lentils but then it’ll be heavy with yesterday’s cabbage leftovers.

So I decided to make carrot soup instead.Came across this recipe while looking for a new or different version from the one I usually make, really yummy and full of flavors.

Must say that garnish must be yogurt and fresh coriander but I used oregano instead cause I don’t have it.

Ingredients and method :
* 2 tablespoons butter.
* 1 small finely chopped onion.
* 2 cloves garlic.
* 2 cups chopped carrots (4-5 big ones)
* 1 tsp fresh grated ginger.
* 1 tsp all spice.
*1 tsp cumin.
* 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth.
*salt and pepper.
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
* 1 tsp honey.
* 1/2 cup yogurt.
* fresh chopped coriander.

* saute onions, garlic in hot butter till tender.
* add carrots, ginger and all spice.
* add stock and leave to simmer till carrots are tender.
* spin all together with hand mixer or blender till you get a smooth creamy texture.
* add lemon juice and honey.
* season with salt and pepper as preferred.
* leave to simmer for another 20 minutes.
* garnish with yoghurt and coriander upon serving.

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Really good believe me!

 

 

 

 

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Autumn Is Here.

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Hello everybody.

A typical Autumn day,cold morning with scattered clouds and humidity, rain is expected tomorrow morning also.

I’m pretty sure many of you made soup today, most probably lentil also ! Well mine was mushroom with cream and lunch was rice with peas,carrots,mushrooms and meat cubes. I added a bit of curry and lots of spices turned out very tasty.

A small appetizer on the side from yesterday ,mhammara !

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Lentil Soup.

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Hello everybody.

You can feel Autumn coming today,cloudy with a nice nice breeze,nice after all these heat waves.

Made some lentil soup on the occasion with a bit of carrots and pumpkin, very good specially with lemon juice.

Here’s the basic lentil soup recipe.

 

You need:
*1 cup lentils.
*1 small finely chopped onion.
*1 sliced carrot.
*1 sliced courgette (كوسا ).optional.
* 1 cube chicken stock.
*1 spoon salt.
*1 spoon powdered cumin.
*6 cups hot water.
Sautee the onions, carrots, courgettes in a bit if olive oil till tender.wash then add lentils.stirr well then add salt, cumin, chicken stock.add water and leave to boil then simmer.
serve with fried or baked bread cubes and lemon juice.

 

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Gazpacho (cold soup)

Hello everybody.

Seems today’s the hottest this season though we can finally feel it’s Summer at last, thank God it cools at night.

A great lunch time option in this weather is gazpacho, a traditional Spanish cold vegetable soup, first time I do it, really nice and cooling plus very easy to make I even added spring onions and it did add a nice flavor.

I also did some eggplant dip or mtabbal and some fresh guava grapes bananas lemon smoothie,all very refreshing.

Ingredients and method of gazpacho :
# 3-4 big peeled coarsely chopped tomatoes.
# 1 cucumber.
# 1 clove garlic.
# one small onion (I added a small spring onion also)
# 1 small red sweet pepper.
# 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
# 2 cups tomato juice.
# salt, pepper, chili powder.

# chopped parsley, tomatoes and cucumbers to garnish.

# mix all ingredients in a blender very well.
# chill in fridge for 3-4 hours then garnish with parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers and crushed black pepper upon serving.

I personally loved this dish, hope you try it and give me your opinion.

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