Coconut-squash soup with crispy prawns

Squash and cocnut soup

A hint of lemongrass, creamy coconut and squash – a combination to die for!

Quite frankly, I love everything about this soup. The flavors, the texture – everything is just so lovely. Lemongrass and the spiciness from chili and cayenne pepperΒ are very subtle and blend in perfectly with the sweetness from the coconut milk.
For decoration, I used some lemon grass to keep the prawns from “drowning” in the soup.
If you feel like it, you can also add a little bit of pumpkin seed oil, which will add a somewhat earthy flavor or fresh coriander. Some toasted baguette or ciabatta would also work nicely. Preparing this soupΒ is quite easy and the coconut flavor reminded me a bit of summer (which is especially nice when it’s grey and cold outside…). Try it! Continue reading

Sour-spicy vegetable soup

sour-spicy vegetable soup

Dead-easy, spicy, fresh and delicious

This recipe is perfect if you are looking for a new twist to a normal vegetable soup or also nice and warming when it’s cold outside. I personally love the lemon juice and mint, because they are a great counterpart to the spiciness from the chili. Also, this soup is that it is very easy and quick to make, so even if you don’t particularly enjoy cooking or don’t cook often, this should not be a problem. I am pretty sure it’s the easiest recipe I know!
Ingredient-wise it’s easiest to just buy a mirepoix in the supermarket, it basically contains all the veggies you need for this soup.
Note that the longer you cook the soup the spicier it will get and the bigger you cut the chunks of vegetables to longer you will have to cook them (duh!). Continue reading