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healthy soups

Pumpkin Chickpea Soup

Ingredients: (Serves 8)  1kg pumpkin peeled and cut into 4cm cubes 2 cloves garlic 1 Tbs paprika 1 Tbs olive oil 8 sprigs thyme 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 leek, finely sliced 2 x 440g cans of chickpeas 4cm knob of ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 L water 2L vegetable stock 2 potatoes peeled […] Read more…

Beef, Barley and Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: (Serves 8) 650g lean beef, cut into 2cm cubes. 2 cloves garlic 2 Tbs mixed herbs 1 Tbs olive oil 1 onion diced 1 leek, finely sliced 4 mushrooms chopped 2 zucchini chopped ¼ capsicum diced 2 carrot diced 1/3 cup peas 2 Tomatoes diced 1 cup pearl barley 3L beef stock Pepper to […] Read more…

8 Tips to Improve your Soups this Winter

Soups can be a great winter warmer. However they can be deceiving in terms of fat, carbohydrate and salt levels. Here are our top tips to help ensure that your winter soup helps you slim down this winter rather than adding any ‘winter warming’ kilos.  1. Use chickpeas or  beans to thicken soups such as pumpkin […] Read more…