It scares me how quickly time passes. I vividly remember being sat at my laptop around about a year ago writing up my blog post for my Roasted Pumpkin Pasta recipe. The reason I remember this particular post so well, other than it being one of my favourite recipes, is because I remember speaking about my undying love for Autumn. Unlike most others who hate this transition from the long, warm Summer evenings into rainy, cold Autumn nights… I love it!
Soup, in my opinion, is ridiculously underrated. One of my all time favourite dishes is actually my Nan’s Boxing Day turkey soup. I could quite happily eat this every single day of my life, and if I didn’t need to buy an entire turkey each time to make it then I probably would. Such a simple recipe but packed with more flavour that you could ever imagine just makes my Nan’s soup the absolute best. See, that’s the thing with soups, they’re actually really easy to make but for some reason not many people seem to make their own any more. Instead it seems that people would rather the convenience of a tasteless and overly salted canned soup over a healthy, hearty home made version. This type of convenience is one I will never understand.
When I think back to my travels in South East Asia I am always met with fond memories. The people I spent time with, the places I saw, the crazy things I did, and all the great food that I tasted. There are some days when I really miss it and just wish I could go back and do it all over again. I’m sure I will some day, but for now, just being able to cook some of the traditional dishes that I loved the most will have to do.
Once upon a time I used to be a true hater of coriander. I really found it difficult to eat and just couldn’t understand why anyone would deliberately ruin their food by adding such a horrible ingredient. For years I managed to avoid eating it and would check with restaurant staff before ordering any food to ensure my dish was coriander-free. It always was, well that was until I went travelling through South East Asia.