With the sudden and fierce onset of Winter I am craving all those wonderful warming goodies that are so enjoyable in the cold weather. Roasts, stews, casseroles and of course soup.
On Tuesday, I read a fantastic recipe for a Moroccan carrot and chickpea soup on one of my favourite blogs "Apples Under My Bed". Its golden, spicy warmth looked perfect for this miserable weather, so last night I whipped up a batch.
It was perfect. So hearty and warming, just what my body was craving. I had some leftover pumpkin and corriander in my fridge so I threw those in and used up some baby spinach instead of silverbeet (the added greenery is genius, it really makes the soup). It is quite spicy, for those who don't like things hot, you should probably leave out or cut down on the chilli but I thought it was brilliant. In fact the only change I will make next time is to cook twice as much so I can freeze it for lunches!