I'm going back to the future.
I love blogging and sharing my food adventures with you.
And you sharing right back.
It's what Supercharged Food is all about and why I started blogging in the first place.
So, I’ve decided I’m going back to basics.
You know, when the blogger make a recipe at home in their kitchen, away from the hullabaloo that is life?
Forget FaceTime! Let's get back to face to face time.
Say hello to good old-fashioned, simple Supercharged food blogs.
Here’s the first…
Curate your date night with my Oven Baked Veg and Garlic Soup with Toasted Seeds.
Whether you’re facing first-date butterflies and you want to seriously impress your first date or, you want to make your long-time partner feel a little more special, this SOUPercharged recipe is sure to do the trick.
Get changed out of your tracksuit pants and throw on your fanciest get-up because date night at home need not be casual!
You don’t need a specific day to show someone you love them. Sometimes love can come through in the simplest of gestures - like making a warming pot of soup with some candles and soft tunes to gently sway to on the couch.
This baked veg soup is husband-approved and absolutely fool-proof. You can even throw it together while you're getting home from a long day. It's sure to warm you both up from the inside out.
So, what makes this soup so soupercharged? The cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower, can help fight inflammation because it's rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Whilst garlic can help lower cholesterol and combat heart disease! Who knew healthy eating could be so sexy?
Don't forget the seedy topping! Seeds are rich in zinc - a crucial but often forgotten mineral that helps with growth, immunity and can even improve our skin.
And of course, the best part of having a date night at home is what happens after dinner...... 😉
Get your head out of the gutter - I'm a food blogger after all!
I'm talking about DESSERT.
Be sure to try out my love heart chocolates. These indulgent delights, with their special smooth and velvety texture and chocolaty buttery taste, are melt-in-your mouth good.
You'll wonder why you ever made reservations in the first place...
Oven Baked Veg and Garlic Soup with Toasted Seeds
- 1/2 cauliflower cut into florets
- 2 zucchinis chopped into cubes
- 1 carrot chopped into cubes
- 1/2 bulb garlic unpeeled (about 6 cloves)
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- Pinch chili flakes
- 1 knob butter or 1 tbs olive oil
- 500gms veg or beef stock
- 2 tbs tomato paste
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- 2 tbs wheat free tamari
- 1 tsp ginger grated
- 1/4 cup toasted seeds
- Fresh coriander
Heat oven to 240 degrees Celsius
Place veg and garlic on a baking tray and splosh with olive oil then add spices and stir to coat
Bake for 25 to 30 mins
Once ready heat butter/oil in heavy based saucepan
Squeeze garlic into pan and break up with a wooden spoon
Place veg into pan and stir
Add stock and remaining ingredients and stir then bring to the boil and reduce heat place on lid and simmer for 10 mins
Ladle into bowls and top with toasted seeds and fresh coriander