Melissa’s new book *Feel Good*

Hello, Melissa here! Please say hello to my new cookbook… FEEL GOOD :  100 quick and easy recipes to bring a bit of comfort and joy into our kitchens and beyond. Coming 2nd June 2022! FEEL GOOD  is all about exploring how food and cooking makes us feel. Comforted, connected, energised, calmer, grounded, satisfied and soothed and more. I’ve been so excited to share this with you, I’ve been squirreling away on it for the last 2 years and here it is. FEEL GOOD FOOD  is how I’ve long described how I like to cook end eat at home. More and more of us are cooking with both our mental and physical health in mind. So these are my favourite recipes that help me feel supported. Recipes that I turn to when I’m low on energy and want to feel brighter. Recipes that are so easy that they are a joy to cook and make me feel more confident. Food that helps me feel calmer and more grounded and big sharing recipes for when friends come over and I want to spoil them and show them love but also I want to

Melissa’s 10 Soups for the Season

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Soup season is upon us and it may just be my favourite time of the year. Hearty, comforting soups for any day of the week and thrown together in under 30 minutes; make double and freeze for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking. Soups are also such a brilliant way of reducing food waste in your home, making the most of sad looking veg or herbs that can be whizzed up in no time to something special for everyone at home.
Here are 10 soups I think you’ll all really love this season…

Coconut & Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto
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This Spiced Coconut Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto is a great way to love your veggies and minimise food waste in your home. If you can’t get carrot tops then use whatever greens need some love instead, such as radish tops, or left over spinach/mixed leaves from salad bags that you don’t know what to do with.
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Super Green Soup with Halloumi CroutonsGreen Soup, Halloumi Croutons, Food WasteHalloumi Croutons & Super Green Soup in 30 minutes! Inspired by a creamy potato & leek soup, this soup has the cheerful boost of greens too. Swap the potato for celeriac or a mix of both. If you don’t have kale, try chard or spinach or add some peas too.
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Zero Waste Cauliflower Soup with crispy fried Cauliflower Leaves

This zero waste Cauliflower soup uses all the bits you might throw away with fried cauliflower leaves giving a lovely crunch. The whole cauli is used in all it’s glory and goes in along with turmeric, ginger & some beans to make a creamy hearty base. Perfect more making a big batch and freezing for a rainy day. Get the recipe.

Cock A Leekie Soupcarrot cock a leekie

Everything is used up in this Cock a Leekie Soup, ideal for a comforting lunch or supper to really warm you up. Make a big batch & freeze for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking, or take a portion to work in a flask.  This is a great dish for making better quality meat go further. Get the recipe.

Monday Miso Soup from Eat Happy

Soothing, easy and restorative, this is my ideal Monday night dinner from my cookbook ‘Eat Happy’ which will set you up nicely for the week ahead. Think of this recipe as both your Monday night dinner and an investment for the week ahead. Get the recipe.

Squash & Sage Seasonal Soup

I love a Soup Sunday & this Sage & Squash Soup is the perfect big batch to make on an Autumnal day. Let it simmer away whilst you snuggle up. Have some today, save  some for the week and then store the rest in the freezer for a day when you don’t feel up to cooking. Get the recipe.

Turmeric Noodle & Chicken Coconut Soup from Eat Green

Another totally feel-good soup with all the great boosters of onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, broth and greens- the ingredients I turn to whenever I need reviving. Make it veggie but using chickpeas in the place of the leftover chicken. Page 84 of Eat Green. Get the recipe.

Pea, Mint & Celery Soup

This Pea, Mint & Celery soup is a big favourite of mine year round. I love adding the soft boiled eggs on top and a big drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.  Feel free to add in any other veggies that need using and if you’ve got leftovers, freeze them for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking. Get the recipe.

Spanish Style Chickpea Soup from Eat Happy

Using store cupboard staples and spinach from the freezer, this Seville-inspired stew from ‘Eat Happy’ comes together in under 20 minutes and is a hit with everyone. You could swap the spinach for other greens, such as chopped chard, or add extra bits and bobs, such as a few tablespoons of capers, olives or chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Get the recipe.

Mum’s Freestyle Filipino Soup

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A fusion of chicken *sotanghon* soup and *tinola* soup that I always talk about as it’s my childhood favourite (so much ginger, I love it). Get the recipe.

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Melissa x



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