Tomato, garlic and chilli soup

It’s raining heavily here today, and although I don’t exactly need an excuse to make soup, I do believe that one of the most comforting things to do is to sip hot homemade soup while watching the rain fall.

So that’s what I did! And as a bonus, the warming scent of the soup cooking permeates the whole bungalow, building the anticipation and making my mouth water.

I’ve used a tomato base this time, with plenty of herbs and spices to complement the garlic and chilli.

It’ll still be delicious if it isn’t raining!

I’m using pearl garlic at the moment which comes in large single cloves (I get it from Lidl), it has a great flavour and as well as being lovely in this soup it roasts very well too. The cloves are pretty huge, I’ve added a photo of one below with a 20 p piece so you can see the size!

Tomato, garlic and chilli soup

Tomato, garlic and chilli soup

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Daily ideas and full recipes

There isn’t always time to plan out every recipe, write down the ingredients and method, and take photos. Sometimes cooking needs to be quick, and the results aren’t always photogenic! So the Daily Recipe Ideas page lists some of the daily cooking that turns up great flavour combinations. It may be something that’s been shopped for with an idea of a dish in mind, or a total ‘what’s left in the fridge’ moment…
And it’ll help us to remember when we’ve cooked a great dish, that it needs to be worked up into a proper recipe!

A lot of the dishes featured on the Daily Recipe Ideas page have been made to be eaten cold as lunch at work, it can really make the day seem brighter if there’s something interesting and delicious for lunch!

The recipes page shows full recipes with methods and photos.

Or you can see everything all together below…