Zucchini/ corguette Soup

Zucchini soup
Zucchini soup

Super yummy zucchini soup!

The trouble with having too many new cookbooks is that you forget to go back to your old books and try new recipes . Can’t believe we’ve never made this one . Corguettes are one of our favourite vegetables. This is the zucchini soup from the Basic cookbook , only need four to five zucchini , some vegetable or chicken stock, water  and a tiny bit of cream cheese . Basically a throw all together and cook 15 minutes before blitzing . Everyone loves this soup. Makes for a welcome  change from creamy tomato , pumpkin or mushroom soups recipes which are constantly produced .

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Chicken and vegetable soup

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From Chelsea Winters Everyday delicious cookbook, “soul chicken and vegetable soup”

Converted for Thermomix

2 carrots , 1 onion, 2 celery sticks chopped 4-5 sec in Thermomix speed 4 until chunky. Added 1.5 ltrs of water , 3 TB of tmx vegetable stock, 8 peppercorns and 1 bayleaf . Placed whole chicken in varoma over tm bowl and cooked 1 hr , varoma temp, reverse speed  stir.

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Strain stock from tmx bowl, discard cooked vegetables and add the strained stock back to TM bowl. Shred cooked chicken and add back to tm bowl with 1 carrot, corn kernels, cauliflower ( used lettuce today)  and 2 celery sticks chopped. Cook 15 mins, 100C, reverse speed stir.

Salt and pepper to taste. ( can add cooked pasta to soup ) Comforting goodness in a bowl.

 

 

 

Fish ball noodle soup

Fish ball noodle soup
Fish ball noodle soup

https://my.thermomixrecipes.com/recipe/lw2xht9g-17e62-674502-cfcd2-s78dv7bh

Using this recipe for fishballs  from Thermomix in Malaysia and for the first time using mackerel instead of tarakihi. The  fishball texture is even better with the oily fish, more springy.  5 minutes to make the paste and a couple more minutes to shape into balls. Made in the afternoon and left to rest in a bowl of water until dinner. 10 minutes to boil 1.2 ltrs of chicken stock using TM chicken stock paste. Flavoured with some extra soy sauce and sesame oil. They cook in the boiling stock on reverse speed stir within 5 minutes. Lined serving bowls with cos lettuce and cooked rice noodles and poured stock and fish balls into the bowls. Almost as easy as instant noodle soup but so clean and healthy.

Rice congee

Rice congee
Rice congee

Excellent!!! very happy with this rice congee (porridge) from the Something for Everyone cookbook made today for miss 8 who has woken up with a temperature. Got to pull out all the stops to make her well again because it’s her birthday tomorrow. She’s asked for two things chicken stock soup and congee. Chicken soup was made in a couple of minutes by mixing the chicken stock paste with water and boiling with some greens from fridge. And this congee recipe is so easy too, just chucked in ginger and spring onion to Thermomix bowl, chop speed 7, add 1000g of chicken stock (2Tb of TM chicken stock paste with 1000g of water), another 250g water and 180 g rice. Then cooked for 25 mins 100C reverse speed stir with butterfly in. Stir through some finely chopped chicken at the end and it cooks in the Thermomix when left to stand for 10 minutes. Served with a dash of sesame oil, soy sauce, finely sliced  spring onion. Wow, couldn’t be simpler and so tasty with the chicken stock base. Normally I’d be boiling chicken frames with rice and standing at the stove for ages but not today, it’s all  made in time for lunch with no trips to supermarket and no standing stirring in the kitchen. Yah! Nb try 10 grams less rice next time, so it’s a bit thinner because it thickens on standing.

Carrot and coriander soup

Carrot and coriander soup
Carrot and coriander soup

Tried this guided recipe from the new Thermomix cookbook Everyday cooking for Families. Makes a lot, serves 6. Has a lot of milk and I substituted milk for cream content as well, It’s ok but would prefer more carrot flavour. Love coriander but used a little less because miss 8 has aversion to the coriander. Will try using and converting one of these recipes below , from BBCgoodfood with over 300 x 5 star ratings or this Jamie Oliver recipe next time.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7003/carrot-and-coriander-soup

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/member-recipes/recipe-detail/2235/#FEGE2F41KzeRwMjQ.97