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This cauliflower soup rocks! I am not stretching it – it’s a really good, quick and flavorful soup. What more is needed? Just a good mood to appreciate a yummy meal.

Perfect for lunch or for light supper. Just before serving, drizzle over the top a bit of good quality virgin olive oil – it makes all the difference to the flavor.

Eat it with a lovely crusty piece of bread and enjoy the supreme creamy texture in your mouth.

Happy cooking & eating :)

creamy cauliflower soup by Asia Jo

Cauliflower soup

Serves 3-4

You will need:

1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets

2 tbsp virgin olive oil

1 large tbsp butter

1 large onion, chopped

1 shallot, chopped

1 leek, white part only, chopped

700 ml chicken stock

150 ml full fat milk

75 ml double cream (optional – I didn’t use it)

4-6 black olives, chopped or sliced, to decorate

1 tbs chopped chives or parsley, to decorate

salt & pepper

a pinch of nutmeg

Directions:

Cook the cauliflower florets slowly on a low heat in slightly salted water for aprox 10 minutes. Drain well. Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil and the butter in a pan; add the onion, shallot and leek and gently fry until tender. Pour in the stock and milk and bring to boil. Reduce the heat. Add the cauliflower and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Cool the soup a bit and then blitz it in a blender until smooth. Return to the pan, reheat slightly, add the cream, season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Pour into soup bowls, drizzle with the remaining olive oil, sprinkle over with olives and parsley or chives.

Scrummy!

Recipe source: one pot cooking (Aura)

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Light. Fresh. Smooth. Healthy. You wouldn’t be disappointed with this flavourful Japanese soup. Recently, I’ve started experimenting with Japanese cuisine and I am pretty excited about it.

Miso soup is the basic and traditional dish with just a few  ingredients and can be done within an eye-blink. It works well as a quick lunch or as a starter before your  sushi main course.

Get some tofu, miso paste, spring onions, stock and chili - have a go – D.I.Y

Miso soup w/ tofu

Serves 2

You will need:

200 g soft tofu, cut into cubes (you can use less depending on your taste)

4 tablespoons miso paste (I used organic miso instant soup paste)

600 ml vegetable or fish stock or dashi (see the note below)

2 medium spring onions, sliced

1 tablespoon soya sauce

1 red chili, sliced (or less if you don’t want the soup too hot)

Preparation:

Toss the tofu in 2 tbsp of miso paste and let it marinade for a few minutes.

Dissolve the remaining miso paste in the stock and bring to a simmer. Add half of the sliced spring onions. Add the soy sauce and simmer for 2 minutes.

Heat the tofu in a frying pan for 1-2 minutes without any oil. Divide the cubes between two bowls, add the soup and sprinkle it with the remaining spring onion. Scatter over the sliced chili.

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by Asia(Jo)

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