Darina Allen’s Carrot and Mint Soup

Carrot-Mint-Soup-(Carrot-Lovage-Soup)-(Carrot,-Chive

Carrot and Mint Soup

Most people will have carrots, onions and potatoes in their pantry – I’m using the first little shoots of fresh mint to flavour my batch of carrot soup today.

 

This soup may be served either hot or cold, don’t hesitate to put in a good pinch of sugar, it brings up the flavour.

560g(1 1/4lb/3 cups) carrots, preferably organic, chopped

45g(1 1/2oz/scant 1/2 stick) butter

110g(4oz) onion, chopped

150g(5oz) potatoes, chopped

salt,freshly ground pepper and sugar

sprig of spearmint

1.2litres (2 pints/5 cups) homemade light chicken or vegetable stock

62ml(2 1/2fl oz/generous 1/4 cup) creamy milk, (optional)

3 teaspoons freshly chopped spearmint

Garnish

a little lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche

sprigs of spearmint

Melt the butter and when it foams add the chopped vegetables, season with salt and freshly ground pepper and sugar. Add a sprig of mint, cover with a butter paper (to retain the steam) and a tight fitting lid.Leave to sweat gently on a low heat for about 10 minutes approx.Remove the lid, add the boiling stock and cook until the vegetables are soft. Pour into the liquidiser, add 3 teaspoons of freshly chopped mint and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Adda little creamy milk if necessary.

Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème frâiche and a sprig of fresh mint.

Variation

Carrot and Lovage Soup

Substitute lovage for mint in the above recipe.

Carrot,Garlic Chive Flowers and Seeds

Add finely chopped garlic chives instead of mint in the master recipe. Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche,garlic chive flowers and seeds.  Society garlic flowers are also great.

Darina Allen’s Carrot and Mint Soup

Carrot-Mint-Soup-(Carrot-Lovage-Soup)-(Carrot,-Chive

Carrot and Mint Soup

Most people will have carrots, onions and potatoes in their pantry – I’m using the first little shoots of fresh mint to flavour my batch of carrot soup today.

 

This soup may be served either hot or cold, don’t hesitate to put in a good pinch of sugar, it brings up the flavour.

560g(1 1/4lb/3 cups) carrots, preferably organic, chopped

45g(1 1/2oz/scant 1/2 stick) butter

110g(4oz) onion, chopped

150g(5oz) potatoes, chopped

salt,freshly ground pepper and sugar

sprig of spearmint

1.2litres (2 pints/5 cups) homemade light chicken or vegetable stock

62ml(2 1/2fl oz/generous 1/4 cup) creamy milk, (optional)

3 teaspoons freshly chopped spearmint

Garnish

a little lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche

sprigs of spearmint

Melt the butter and when it foams add the chopped vegetables, season with salt and freshly ground pepper and sugar. Add a sprig of mint, cover with a butter paper (to retain the steam) and a tight fitting lid.Leave to sweat gently on a low heat for about 10 minutes approx.Remove the lid, add the boiling stock and cook until the vegetables are soft. Pour into the liquidiser, add 3 teaspoons of freshly chopped mint and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Adda little creamy milk if necessary.

Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème frâiche and a sprig of fresh mint.

Variation

Carrot and Lovage Soup

Substitute lovage for mint in the above recipe.

Carrot,Garlic Chive Flowers and Seeds

Add finely chopped garlic chives instead of mint in the master recipe. Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche,garlic chive flowers and seeds.  Society garlic flowers are also great.

Darina Allen’s Carrot and Mint Soup

Carrot-Mint-Soup-(Carrot-Lovage-Soup)-(Carrot,-Chive

Carrot and Mint Soup

Most people will have carrots, onions and potatoes in their pantry – I’m using the first little shoots of fresh mint to flavour my batch of carrot soup today.

 

This soup may be served either hot or cold, don’t hesitate to put in a good pinch of sugar, it brings up the flavour.

560g(1 1/4lb/3 cups) carrots, preferably organic, chopped

45g(1 1/2oz/scant 1/2 stick) butter

110g(4oz) onion, chopped

150g(5oz) potatoes, chopped

salt,freshly ground pepper and sugar

sprig of spearmint

1.2litres (2 pints/5 cups) homemade light chicken or vegetable stock

62ml(2 1/2fl oz/generous 1/4 cup) creamy milk, (optional)

3 teaspoons freshly chopped spearmint

Garnish

a little lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche

sprigs of spearmint

Melt the butter and when it foams add the chopped vegetables, season with salt and freshly ground pepper and sugar. Add a sprig of mint, cover with a butter paper (to retain the steam) and a tight fitting lid.Leave to sweat gently on a low heat for about 10 minutes approx.Remove the lid, add the boiling stock and cook until the vegetables are soft. Pour into the liquidiser, add 3 teaspoons of freshly chopped mint and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Adda little creamy milk if necessary.

Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème frâiche and a sprig of fresh mint.

Variation

Carrot and Lovage Soup

Substitute lovage for mint in the above recipe.

Carrot,Garlic Chive Flowers and Seeds

Add finely chopped garlic chives instead of mint in the master recipe. Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche,garlic chive flowers and seeds.  Society garlic flowers are also great.

Glenisk Fish Goujons with low cal dips

glenisk-fish-goujons-271016

Ingredients,16 Count

Nutrition,267 Calories

Total Time,30 Mins

Serves,2 Servings

Ingredients

Goujons

  • 2 fillets of white fish (cod, hake, whiting)
  • 30g high fibre brown breadcrumbs
  • Rapeseed spray oil
  • Sea salt & black pepper.

Pea and Mint Dip

  • 200g of Glenisk 0% fat greek natural yogurt
  • 200g of frozen petit pois (blitzed in blender)
  • Fresh mint (approx 3 tbsp chopped)
  • 2 tbsp of stock
  • Half a garlic clove
  • Sea salt & black pepper

Tartar Sauce

  • 200g Glenisk 0% fat greek natural yogurt
  • 3 tbsp capers, drained and chopped
  • 3 tbsp gherkins, drained and chopped
  • ½  small shallot, finely chopped
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1.5 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1.5 tbsp of freshly chopped dill.
  • Sea salt & black pepper

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories,267 kcal
  • Fat,4g
  • Saturates,0.3g
  • Carbs,25g
  • Sugar,14g
  • Protein,29g
  • Salt,2.50g
  • Fibre,7.1g
The Naked Blondie Fish Goujons with low cal dips

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Pick your favourite white fish and cut into goujons.
  3. Spray the goujons with rapeseed oil and roll in the breadcrumbs.
  4. Spray a tray with oil and spread the goujons across it.
  5. Bake until golden brown and slightly crispy.

 

Pea & Mint Dip

  1. Blitz up the frozen petit pois and stock to create mushy peas.
  2. Combine the mushy peas with the sea salt, garlic, Glenisk 0% fat greek natural yogurt & fresh mint.
  3. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and serve.

 

Tartare Sauce

  1. Add the Glenisk 0% fat greek natural yogurt to a bowl. This will be your base.
  2. Chop up the dill and fresh parsley and add to the Yogurt along with the shallot.
  3. Chop up the capers and add to the mix with a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt & pepper.
  4. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and serve.

http://glenisk.com/recipes/the-naked-blondie-fish-goujons-with-low-cal-dips

Darina Allen’s Carrot and Mint Soup

Carrot-Mint-Soup-(Carrot-Lovage-Soup)-(Carrot,-Chive

Carrot and Mint Soup

Most people will have carrots, onions and potatoes in their pantry – I’m using the first little shoots of fresh mint to flavour my batch of carrot soup today.

 

This soup may be served either hot or cold, don’t hesitate to put in a good pinch of sugar, it brings up the flavour.

560g(1 1/4lb/3 cups) carrots, preferably organic, chopped

45g(1 1/2oz/scant 1/2 stick) butter

110g(4oz) onion, chopped

150g(5oz) potatoes, chopped

salt,freshly ground pepper and sugar

sprig of spearmint

1.2litres (2 pints/5 cups) homemade light chicken or vegetable stock

62ml(2 1/2fl oz/generous 1/4 cup) creamy milk, (optional)

3 teaspoons freshly chopped spearmint

Garnish

a little lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche

sprigs of spearmint

Melt the butter and when it foams add the chopped vegetables, season with salt and freshly ground pepper and sugar. Add a sprig of mint, cover with a butter paper (to retain the steam) and a tight fitting lid.Leave to sweat gently on a low heat for about 10 minutes approx.Remove the lid, add the boiling stock and cook until the vegetables are soft. Pour into the liquidiser, add 3 teaspoons of freshly chopped mint and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Adda little creamy milk if necessary.

Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème frâiche and a sprig of fresh mint.

Variation

Carrot and Lovage Soup

Substitute lovage for mint in the above recipe.

Carrot,Garlic Chive Flowers and Seeds

Add finely chopped garlic chives instead of mint in the master recipe. Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche,garlic chive flowers and seeds.  Society garlic flowers are also great.

Darina Allen’s Carrot and Mint Soup

Carrot-Mint-Soup-(Carrot-Lovage-Soup)-(Carrot,-Chive

Carrot and Mint Soup

Most people will have carrots, onions and potatoes in their pantry – I’m using the first little shoots of fresh mint to flavour my batch of carrot soup today.

 

This soup may be served either hot or cold, don’t hesitate to put in a good pinch of sugar, it brings up the flavour.

560g(1 1/4lb/3 cups) carrots, preferably organic, chopped

45g(1 1/2oz/scant 1/2 stick) butter

110g(4oz) onion, chopped

150g(5oz) potatoes, chopped

salt,freshly ground pepper and sugar

sprig of spearmint

1.2litres (2 pints/5 cups) homemade light chicken or vegetable stock

62ml(2 1/2fl oz/generous 1/4 cup) creamy milk, (optional)

3 teaspoons freshly chopped spearmint

Garnish

a little lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche

sprigs of spearmint

Melt the butter and when it foams add the chopped vegetables, season with salt and freshly ground pepper and sugar. Add a sprig of mint, cover with a butter paper (to retain the steam) and a tight fitting lid.Leave to sweat gently on a low heat for about 10 minutes approx.Remove the lid, add the boiling stock and cook until the vegetables are soft. Pour into the liquidiser, add 3 teaspoons of freshly chopped mint and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Adda little creamy milk if necessary.

Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème frâiche and a sprig of fresh mint.

Variation

Carrot and Lovage Soup

Substitute lovage for mint in the above recipe.

Carrot,Garlic Chive Flowers and Seeds

Add finely chopped garlic chives instead of mint in the master recipe. Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche,garlic chive flowers and seeds.  Society garlic flowers are also great.

Glenisk Fish Goujons with low cal dips

glenisk-fish-goujons-271016

Ingredients,16 Count

Nutrition,267 Calories

Total Time,30 Mins

Serves,2 Servings

Ingredients

Goujons

  • 2 fillets of white fish (cod, hake, whiting)
  • 30g high fibre brown breadcrumbs
  • Rapeseed spray oil
  • Sea salt & black pepper.

Pea and Mint Dip

  • 200g of Glenisk 0% fat greek natural yogurt
  • 200g of frozen petit pois (blitzed in blender)
  • Fresh mint (approx 3 tbsp chopped)
  • 2 tbsp of stock
  • Half a garlic clove
  • Sea salt & black pepper

Tartar Sauce

  • 200g Glenisk 0% fat greek natural yogurt
  • 3 tbsp capers, drained and chopped
  • 3 tbsp gherkins, drained and chopped
  • ½  small shallot, finely chopped
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1.5 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1.5 tbsp of freshly chopped dill.
  • Sea salt & black pepper

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories,267 kcal
  • Fat,4g
  • Saturates,0.3g
  • Carbs,25g
  • Sugar,14g
  • Protein,29g
  • Salt,2.50g
  • Fibre,7.1g
The Naked Blondie Fish Goujons with low cal dips

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Pick your favourite white fish and cut into goujons.
  3. Spray the goujons with rapeseed oil and roll in the breadcrumbs.
  4. Spray a tray with oil and spread the goujons across it.
  5. Bake until golden brown and slightly crispy.

 

Pea & Mint Dip

  1. Blitz up the frozen petit pois and stock to create mushy peas.
  2. Combine the mushy peas with the sea salt, garlic, Glenisk 0% fat greek natural yogurt & fresh mint.
  3. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and serve.

 

Tartare Sauce

  1. Add the Glenisk 0% fat greek natural yogurt to a bowl. This will be your base.
  2. Chop up the dill and fresh parsley and add to the Yogurt along with the shallot.
  3. Chop up the capers and add to the mix with a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt & pepper.
  4. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and serve.

http://glenisk.com/recipes/the-naked-blondie-fish-goujons-with-low-cal-dips

Darina Allen’s Carrot and Mint Soup

Carrot-Mint-Soup-(Carrot-Lovage-Soup)-(Carrot,-Chive

Carrot and Mint Soup

Most people will have carrots, onions and potatoes in their pantry – I’m using the first little shoots of fresh mint to flavour my batch of carrot soup today.

 

This soup may be served either hot or cold, don’t hesitate to put in a good pinch of sugar, it brings up the flavour.

560g(1 1/4lb/3 cups) carrots, preferably organic, chopped

45g(1 1/2oz/scant 1/2 stick) butter

110g(4oz) onion, chopped

150g(5oz) potatoes, chopped

salt,freshly ground pepper and sugar

sprig of spearmint

1.2litres (2 pints/5 cups) homemade light chicken or vegetable stock

62ml(2 1/2fl oz/generous 1/4 cup) creamy milk, (optional)

3 teaspoons freshly chopped spearmint

Garnish

a little lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche

sprigs of spearmint

Melt the butter and when it foams add the chopped vegetables, season with salt and freshly ground pepper and sugar. Add a sprig of mint, cover with a butter paper (to retain the steam) and a tight fitting lid.Leave to sweat gently on a low heat for about 10 minutes approx.Remove the lid, add the boiling stock and cook until the vegetables are soft. Pour into the liquidiser, add 3 teaspoons of freshly chopped mint and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Adda little creamy milk if necessary.

Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème frâiche and a sprig of fresh mint.

Variation

Carrot and Lovage Soup

Substitute lovage for mint in the above recipe.

Carrot,Garlic Chive Flowers and Seeds

Add finely chopped garlic chives instead of mint in the master recipe. Garnish with a swirl of lightly whipped cream or crème fraiche,garlic chive flowers and seeds.  Society garlic flowers are also great.

Glenisk Dark Chocolate & Orange Yogurt Cup

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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Glenisk Organic Greek Style Natural Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange, peeled & chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped, shelled pistachios
  • 1 tbsp honey, drizzled
  • Sprinkle with fresh mint, chopped

Method

Put the Glenisk Organic Greek Style Natural Yogurt in a bowl.
Peel & chop up the orange and add to the yogurt.
Chop up the dark chocolate and sprinkle over the top with the pistachios.
Drizzle with honey and add some fresh, chopped mint.

 Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories 299kcal
  • Fat 20g
  • Saturates 7.7g
  • Carbs 19g
  • Sugar 7.8g
  • Protein 5.0g
  • Salt 0.67g
  • Fibre 2.1g

http://glenisk.com/

Dark Chocolate & Orange Yogurt Cup

Glenisk Dark Chocolate & Orange Yogurt Cup

glenisk dark choc feb 16

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Glenisk Organic Greek Style Natural Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange, peeled & chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped, shelled pistachios
  • 1 tbsp honey, drizzled
  • Sprinkle with fresh mint, chopped

Method

Put the Glenisk Organic Greek Style Natural Yogurt in a bowl.
Peel & chop up the orange and add to the yogurt.
Chop up the dark chocolate and sprinkle over the top with the pistachios.
Drizzle with honey and add some fresh, chopped mint.

 Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories 299kcal
  • Fat 20g
  • Saturates 7.7g
  • Carbs 19g
  • Sugar 7.8g
  • Protein 5.0g
  • Salt 0.67g
  • Fibre 2.1g

http://glenisk.com/

Dark Chocolate & Orange Yogurt Cup