I'm pretty sure this is the longest winter ever.
Just when I think it's getting warm again and I can stop wearing jumpers to bed the universe sends me another cold snap. I was gearing up for the change of season to bring me warmer weather, slightly longer days and new season produce to cook with; instead I'm back to being obsessed with soup. Soup is a winter favourite for a reason - nothing is quite as warm and comforting as a big bowl of soup. But because there's only so much pumpkin or sweet potato soup one can eat in a few short months I thought I'd branch out with a flavour combo I've had running around in my head for a little while - cauliflower, pear and parsnip soup. I'll level with you, I wasn't sure it was actually going to taste good but I was pleasantly surprised. Like really pleasantly surprised. Like so pleasantly surprised I downed both bowls once I'd finished photographing them. #sorrynotsorry
Cold weather is soup weather.
When rain and wind are dominating the extended forecast (like now…ugh) you need something to warm you right through to your bones, and soup is a surefire winner. I love making a big batch of soup to feed the family and stock the freezer, but sometimes get sick of the tried and true pumpkin or minestrone. Plus I like to have a little protein in all my meals, so off I went in search of an interesting soup to meet the brief. The winner: this spiced sweet potato and lentil soup.
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