Spiced Red lentil, sweet potato and coconut soup

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I set out to make a Dal but changed my mind half way through cooking and ended up with this delicious and healthy vegan soup, packed with goodness and perfect for a cold winters day.
I didn’t make the soup too spicy as I wanted my baby Harry to have a taste but if you like heat then add more chilli. My father will travel to London from Sweden tomorrow and stay with us for the week. I’m planning to make this soup for him, he loves spicy food so I will probably triple the amount of chilli and serve Harry something else…… …..continue reading
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Pea, Mint and Coconut Soup

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Growing up I always dreaded the day when pea soup was served in school. I used to stir it around to cover all edges of the bowl so it looked like I had eaten some. The highlight of the pea soup day was that we always got pancakes for desert.
Today I love pea soup but I make it with frozen green peas and not the Swedish traditional yellow split pea.
I have garnished this soup with sprouts, cress and toasted coconut. I like adding some crunch to a puréed soup or I have this feeling of eating baby food. I toasted the coconut flakes with 1/2 a table spoon of maple syrup and a sprinkle of salt.
Added bonus with this soup that it only take 15 minutes to make! …..continue reading

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut and Coriander

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I have always liked autumn. There is always a sense of something new to come, and I feel full of expectations. I remember being younger and feeling this excitement before going back to school after a long summer holiday. Still young but not so young, I now have a son who just started school. His first week went really well which was a big relief.
September has been amazingly mild and sometimes hot. We have had days with temperature of 30°C. But now it’s starting to feel like autumn is upon us. This soup is nice and warming and super fast to make, just over 30 minutes. I like it hot so I add a fair amount of chilli however alter this to taste. I normally make seed crackers with fenel seeds to go with the soup but run out of time today. I will make sure to share the cracker recipe soon as it’s a great snack.
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