All posts tagged: lemon

Rachel’s cream of tomato soup with crunchy lemon chickpeas

This quick & simple recipe comes from Rachel Khoo’s latest cookbook “Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook”. The soup celebrates the simplicity of ingredients and transforms them into a luxurious lunch meal. Yet another proof that you can make a fuss free dinner from basic food cupboard ingredients. This silky textured tomato soup with roasted garlic and a splash of cream, topped with baked lemony chickpeas for additional crunch, is sincerely brilliant. Would definitely cook again. Preparation + cooking time: 50 – 60 minutes / Serves 2 / Veg-friendly We would need: 1 x 210 g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 unwaxed lemon, sliced 3 cloves of garlic, unpeeled 1 tbsp of rapeseed oil sea salt 1 x 400 g tin of good-quality chopped tomatoes 250 ml of vegetable stock 1 tbp of sugar 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar freshly ground pepper 100 ml single cream DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4/ 350°F/ 180 °C. Toss the chickpeas, lemon and garlic in the oil and place on a baking tray. Sprinkle with salt and …

Tips&Tricks

My first conscientious rendezvous to the kitchen happened when I was about 15 years old. Surely I have seen my grandmother & mother busy juggling of pots and occasionally even helped them out, but the big fascination for the kitchen magic occurred to me years later. It is truly amazing how some simple Tips&Tricks can help you get off on the right foot in the kitchen and whip up a delicious dinner. Here are some of my AHA!-moments: Keep your kitchen clean The kitchen is the heart and center of the home but usually gets dirty fast. If you have dishes piled up in the sink, most likely you won’t be really in the mood to cook a fresh meal. Everyone knows how tiring deep-cleaning marathons over the weekend can be, just make sure you spent a few moments to clean your kitchen every day, so it is fresh every time you use it. Clean-up as you go Spending any amount of time in the kitchen usually results in dirty dishes. We can miss out on a savoring meal due to the thought …