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On my winter quest for lunch time veggie soups I’ve added three new (to me) soups to my repertoire this week.¬†Two of these aren’t strictly vegetarian (they include a small amount of bacon) but as I’m not strictly worried about that, I’m happy to include them ūüôā
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Surrounded by bubbling pots, steaming up the kitchen windows, I feel a little like the magicians apprentice as I try out every soup in the book (s), not entirely sure what the outcome is going to be.
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I had neglected making pumpkin soup for quite some time.¬†Pretty much everyone likes pumpkin soup but I get the feeling that many people, like me, are constantly on the search for a better recipe – the perfect one. The classic pumpkin soup doesn’t do all that much for me and while I really like Thai influenced versions with curry paste and coconut milk they can be high in fat. Soup for lunch in winter is just about the perfect meal in my book and I’m always keen to have a wide variety. So I decided after recently making quite a range of soups, including creamy broccoli and pear & beetroot this week, it was time to revisit pumpkin.
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Pho Bo (beef noodle soup)

In today’s information age we know when things happen almost immediately but so often we don’t know or understand why. (Rear Vision, Radio National)

I was listening to a Rear Vision pod-cast the other day, on my way to work, about the history of asylum seekers in Australia and was reminded that Malcolm Fraser was a far sighted, compassionate and sophisticated leader in relation to this issue. It’s thanks to his governments (non-hysterical, unlike today) policies of accepting tens of thousands Vietnamese refugees into Australia in the 1970s, following the Vietnam war, and then allowing family reunifications that I can now scoot around the corner from home for authentic, aromatic, fresh, meaty but light Pho Bo and come away with change in my pocket from $10.

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This is my version of lentil soup, made while on holiday in Tasmania.

Lentil Soup with feta

Lentil Soup with feta and baby basil

I couldn’t think what to make ¬†for dinner one night (feeling a bit bereft without my cookbooks) and so while out on a rainforest walk to a waterfall with L in a backpack on her Daddy’s back I resorted to asking my 2 year old for her opinion. L gave it some consideration and then suggested ‘soup’ which was actually quite a perfect suggestion on a rather wintery day.
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