Soups (National Trust)
by Maggie Ramsay
With winter approaching, I was interested to find some hearty, warming recipes that are easy to cook and highly nutritious. These one pot meals can be used as a satisfying starter or main meal and provide anti -inflammatory substances, and support the immune system.
Versatile, nutritious and easy to cook – soup is the original one-pot wonder
Inspired by soups from around the world, this beautifully illustrated book features 80 tried-and-tested recipes bursting with flavour, colour and goodness.
From comforting classics to new and inspiring choices, you’ll be guided through the basics of making sensational soups. Find out how to swap ingredients, use up leftovers, and choose the right stocks, garnishes and accompaniments to turn this unsung hero into the star of the show.
Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal-in-a-bowl or an elegant starter – or you just want to add a few more vegetarian and vegan recipes to your repertoire – this ultimate book of soups is one you’ll turn to again and again.
My Thoughts On Soups by Maggie Ramsey
The book is aimed at beginners so the recipes are set out simply, making it perfect for novice cooks or students on a budget. The 80 recipes are beautifully illustrated in bright colours, however no photographs are shown.
Vegetarians will love the plant based recipes. Many include pulses, pasta and grains to make the soups a nutrient rich, filling meal. Meat lovers will not be disappointed with plenty of meat and fish based recipes too.
I love the section which shows how to make good stock. Chicken, fish and vegetable stocks are featured in many cooking recipes and I was interested to know how to make good quality stock myself.
Some of the recipes I have tried include:
Tomato, Red Onion and Oregano (I used Basil instead of Oregano)
Lentil, Spinach and Noodle
Greek Style Chicken
I will also be trying the cheese scones (a great accompaniment to tomato soup)
This book is full of economical, tasty ideas, full of nourishment and a great way to get your five a day.
Many thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.