Red Peas Soup

Jamaican Red Peas Soup

Red Peas SoupA rich, hearty soup that’ll keep you coming back for more. I could eat this everyday and not get tired of it. It’s one of those warm you up when you’re cold soups, fill your belly when you’re hungry soups leaving you satisfied with a smile on your face. This recipe is spot on traditional, but I did chef it up a bit using a mirepoix for more depth of flavour. As well in the version I cooked I used a pork shoulder and roasted it in advance as I couldn’t get pig tails in a pinch.
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Celery root apple soup

Celery Root Apple soup with Roast Ham & Jus

Celery root apple soupA satisfying root veg soup. I’ve always wanted to make something with celery root (celeriac), although I had always thought my first venture with this root vegetable would be in the form of a purée accompanying a protein main. As time and necessity would have it I needed to throw together a quick meal. What should be staring up at me from the vegetable drawer of my fridge, but celery root and some left over ham and jus from Easter dinner. This was the result.
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RamenBeats Mr. Noodle any day of the week! If my kids had the choice they’d live on nothing but Mr. Noodle 7 days a week, but I can’t get past the MSG, high levels of sodium and generally processed structure of it. My recent venture into the world of David Chang and Momofuku pushed me into a whole new level of ramen enlightenment. Although this ramen doesn’t meet the standards of Japanese tradition using dashi, katsuo bushi and konbu I feel it comes pretty close in regards to flavour profiles. Besides, with a busy family life, I don’t have the luxury of time to properly prepare those ingredients…”sigh”. Continue reading