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Month: September 2017

Pea, Ham and Mint Soup

Pea, Ham and Mint Soup

This Pea, Ham and Mint Soup recipe came to life following our fabulous trip to Europe earlier this year (1000 Miles, 2000 Metres, 3 days and 4 countries; European Road Trip 2017 Stage One.). Once we arrived home we realised that we may have put on a teeny tiny bit of extra weight, having fervently sampled as many local delicacies as possible. In an effort to slightly reduce our waistlines I put together a series of tasty soups for our…

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Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli is great – easy, cheap, filling and delicious. Ok, this recipe is pretty far from an “authentic” chilli con carne, but it is what our family has been making for many years. I’ve never met anyone else that adds sweetcorn, but the sweetness balances out the smoky depth of the beans and the heat of the chilli beautifully. I tend to prefer using chilli powder here, instead of chilli flakes or chopped fresh chillies, as the extra spices included…

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