Watercress, Spinach & Pea Soup

I don’t usually have a diatribe before the recipe, but feel this is relevant today as it was when this recipe came into being in March 2014 … (written in April 2014) Twenty two days ago I had a total laparoscopic hysterectomy – my uterus, ovaries and cervix were all removed with key hole surgery. After a four hour operation and three days in hospital, I am on a very steady and beautiful recovery and recuperation. Over the last four weeks, my food has been as much a part of the healing as the preparation, operation and rest. I now truly see … Continue reading Watercress, Spinach & Pea Soup

Gluten Free Fish & Seaweed Soup

This gluten free fish and seaweed soup is an evolution from the sea vegetable soup I’ve made before. I felt to add some more spice and flavour to it … 1/2 cup dried sea vegetables/seaweed (I use The Healing Ingredient sea vegetable salad) 1 cup filtered water 1 large brown onion, sliced 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 star anise 4 bay leaves, dried or fresh 250g fresh white fish, cut into 3cm cubed pieces (I used blue eye cod) 100g fresh green prawns, shelled and de-veined and cut into 3cm pieces 2 cups filtered water Soak the seaweed in 1 … Continue reading Gluten Free Fish & Seaweed Soup

First Sydney Curry Paste

After some grocery shopping today with Maxine, we realised that all the pre-made curry pastes in the supermarket have sugar in them, so I felt to make one up! 4 garlic cloves 1/2 large red onion – roughly chopped 2 teaspoons dried chilli 2 teaspoons turmeric 2 teaspoons cumin seeds or ground 2 teaspoons coriander seeds or ground 15 or so curry leaves 1 star anise 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped lemongrass 2 tablespoons of water Blend all of the above in a small blender till you have a fine paste. The twist on this recipe tale is that I … Continue reading First Sydney Curry Paste

Herby Green Pesto Soup

Welcome to my kitchen!! I felt to take a photo of the soup-in-progress because there are so many green soups here that all look the same – here is the pre-blended masterpiece. I had some spinach in the fridge that needed cooking so this is what I felt to make this morning for breakfast and to have some green goodness in the fridge for my busy week ahead. Ingredients: One large leekSix celery sticks 700g fresh spinach 500g fresh spring greens 20 toasted almonds (whole) 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts 1 clove garlic 3 bay leaves 3 tablespoons coconut oil … Continue reading Herby Green Pesto Soup

Seaweed Soup & Fried Fish

I have a very busy week ahead and felt that preparing my fridge for the late nights and long days would be the very best care I can give to myself and my body. Seaweed Soup (makes about 4 serves) Soak one cup of mixed dried seaweed (sea vegetable) in a bowl covered with filtered water for it to rehydrate. This takes about 15 minutes. While the seaweed is soaking, heat 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large saucepan with a lid. Thinly slice one large brown onion and four-six sticks of celery and saute gently in the pan … Continue reading Seaweed Soup & Fried Fish

Sarah’s Asian Chicken & Seaweed Soup

Hello everyone! I just found this in some notes … a creation from a while ago that is going on the menu for sure! Pop some skinless chicken thighs (with the bone) into a deep saucepan and barely cover with water. Simmer with sesame oil, star anise, cinnamon bark, shallots, lemongrass, peppercorns. chilli and garlic … when the chicken is almost falling from the bone … strain the liquid and save it. Remove the chicken bones then return the liquid to the pot, discarding the cinnamon, star anise, lemongrass, peppercorns etc. to the pot with the chicken minus the bones … Continue reading Sarah’s Asian Chicken & Seaweed Soup