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3 soups you can easily make at home

blog oct 4 spicy lentil soup

Spicy Lentil Soup

Ahhhh, soup. It’s a nourishing, easy winter meal. I’ve been working at the local supermarket, stocking shelves, for the past 3 months and “my” aisle is the one with all the soups: packaged, powdered, tinned, boxed, microwavable – all the convenient types. And I guess there’s nothing wrong with them, if you like to consume additives and preservatives. Hey, I ate Campbell’s Tomato and Cream of Mushroom at least weekly for the first 30 years of my life. They are actually really tasty! But, here’s the thing. Soup is incredibly easy to make from scratch. I don’t even use a recipe. I get inspired from recipes but I usually just toss stuff in a pot and boil it together. So, ditch the tins this week and try a home-made, from scratch soup. Enjoy!

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WWW – What’s Working for me Wednesday

Wow! A lot has happened since my last WWW post. I’m still riding a high from returning to skydiving as well as selling my first article to a national glossy magazine. I can feel a shift happening.

I could write about how my writing is working for me cause it really is going well at the moment. But, what’s working for me just today is my slow cooker.

How can you not love a machine that cooks dinner all day with no input from you once you’ve added the ingredients and secured the lid?

I love the fact that I will have very little dinner prep to do at 5 o’clock!!In the pot is butter chicken. It took 5 minutes to chop an onion, cut some pumpkin (unusual, I know),  slice the chicken thighs, add the oil, tomato puree, water and paste. Later, I will add some coconut milk to finish it off.

put ingredients in the pot


Cover. Dinner will be served in 6 hours.


I ‘ll serve it with rice, naan bread (store-bought) and poppadoms.

Another reason why I love this is because Master T loves butter chicken and when I make a dinner that he likes, dinnertime can be quite enjoyable!

I have heaps working for me right now. Life is pretty sweet and I’m grateful for it all.

What’s working for you this Wednesday?