Cooking tom yummy soup from scratch

This post wouldn’t have been so overdue had WordPress not crashed and lost my post at 11pm last night. Here goes!

According to a meat-lover who isn’t too crazy about vegetables, this soup is really good. Ash and I loved it too, so I thought it would be worth sharing. Loaded with fresh vegetables, the broth is tasty with only just a touch of coconut milk, which gives it that moreish small-children-would-ask-for-seconds flavour.

Plus, it’s made without tom yum paste. Continue reading


Bicep-building chermoula paste

In honour of minimalist living and all that shiz, and in the absence of my beloved food processor, today’s recipe is chermoula paste. It’s nice sometimes to be reminded that before the introduction of labour-saving devices, people did still enjoy curry pastes, pestos and hummus. People also weren’t obese. If you use a mortar and pestle as I did, it will quickly become apparent why. You may end up stripping down to a bra and pj pants, so don’t do this with guests over. Unless you’re having that type of party. Continue reading