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Spicy carrot soup

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One of the (few) things I enjoy about cold weather is my craving for comfort food. Most specifically, my craving for soup.

I absolutely LOVE making and eating soups!  As with most of my cooking, this has also been influenced by my mom: the woman can turn just about anything into a delicious soup and I grew up half in awe of this ability of hers and half resenting the frequency in which we had soup for lunch and/or dinner.  Ever since I moved to London however, faced with full-on cold autumns and winters, soups have also become my go-to dish from the moment temperatures begin to drop and this carrot soup was one of the first dishes I  was making on repeat during my first year in London. [READ MORE]

Marina’s chicken casserole

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Along with stories about food and personal preferences, Marina also shared her chicken casserole recipe. Enjoy!

‘During the winter, I make a chicken casserole on the stovetop, at least once a week- It helps to keep the winter colds at bay!

Place an organic chicken in a large pot

Add the following:

a couple of roughly chopped carrots

3 or 4 shallots peeled and cut in half

2 sticks of celery roughly chopped

1 peeled garlic clove

a few thick slices of ginger

several black peppercorns, Maldon sea salt and a bunch of flat parsley, roughly chopped

Cover with water, bring to the boil and then turn down heat and simmer with the lid on for around an hour and a half.

Remove the chicken to a plate to cool and strain the broth, discarding all the vegetables.

Pour the clean broth back into the pan and add a couple peeled, more finely chopped carrots and if you like some kale, and simmer until cooked through.

I sometimes add some tiny pasta pieces at the same time as the carrot and then all the white meat from the chicken shredded or cut into small pieces.

Serve with just a squeeze of lemon juice, some more salt and pepper if needed and some chopped coriander or parsley.’