Category Archives: Soup
We’ve had some really strange weather today, a sudden storm and a lot of rain, not that I’m complaining at all.
I love the rain and the cold weather. With the cold weather comes all my favorite things in life: Hot soups, a steaming mug of hot chocolate, curling up in front of the television with a nice blanket watching your favorite show, cuddling, boots, scarfs, hot stews, early nights, and the list goes on and on!
I love making my Creamy spinach and Feta soup on cold rainy evenings, it’s done under a hour and it taste delicious served with a toasted french loaf or rye bread on the side.
I’ve received the original recipe from a farmer that was one of our clients at the previous company I used to work for. He always told me that his wife makes the Best ever spinach soup! I have replaced the cream with 2 % low-fat milk for a much healthier option and I’ve replace the packet of white onion soup with plain flour.
1 medium onion chopped
Olive oil for frying
1 bunch of spinach (+ – 300g)
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
1 liter of Chicken stock or water
500 ml 2% low fat milk
500 ml of water
60 ml flour
salt and pepper to taste
5 ml celery salt
1 wheel of feta cheese
Fry the onions in a large pot with a little olive oil until soft. Add the chopped spinach to the onions frying it for a minute or two until the spinach have wilted. Add the potato, celery salt and chicken stock to the pot and cook with the lid on until the potatoes are soft. (by now some of the liquid would have evaporated.)
Mix the milk and flour and add soup mix in the pot. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and stir continuously until the soup have thickened, be careful as the soup will splatter. Believe me I have a scar to proof it!
If the soup is a little thin to your liking add some more flour mixed with a little milk.
Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle some feta cheese as garnish on top of the hot soup.
You could add bacon or Chicken to this soup for a nice variation.
Fry 2 gloves of chopped garlic with the onions.
Can Chicken soup cure a common cold or flu? I don’t know, what I do know is that it really makes you feel better! Chicken soup is comfort food it heats you right up from the inside, sooth all aces and pains and simply just lift your spirits. I wonder if anyone had Chicken soup to mend a broken heart, Neh just a thought I believe Ice cream still works for that!
So what is your comfort food when live don’t look so bright?
1 Onion chopped
1 tsp chopped garlic
5 ml Robertson’s veggie spices
Olive oil for frying
4 -6 pieces of chicken (Breast, thighs with skin and bones)
1.5 liter water
5 carrots peeled and chopped
1/2 bunch of celery stalks and leaves chopped
1 potato cubed
In a large pot fry the onions, garlic and veggie spice with a little olive until soft. Add the Chicken pieces and fry for another minute. Add the carrots, celery and potato with the water. Cook with lid on until the potatoes are soft. Remove the Chicken from the pot and remove all bones and skins. Flake the chicken meat and transfer back to the pot, cook with the lid until the carrots are soft. Remove some of the oil floating on top with spoon and season with Salt and pepper.