Surprising Zucchini Soup​

Surprising Zucchini Soup

I really don’t like Zucchinis. I’ve tried raw, grilled, roasted, steamed all of it. Its just not for me. But one day I really wanted a creamy soup and all I had in the fridge was a packet of zucchini. I decided to give it a try. I couldn’t believe it. I gave it a taste before adding the cream and was so surprised. It
was creamy and tasted really good, just like that. A remarkable transformation takes places when you boil it and blend it up into a soup. Of course, you can always add cream or coconut cream if you want it to be even more creamy. Or a bit of butter/parmesan. Cheap, quick and satisfying. A great way to use a zucchini.


350 g zucchini
500 ml stock (vegetable/chicken)
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
Squeeze of lemon


  1. Roughly chop onion, garlic and zucchini.
  2. Sauté and brown the onion in a pot on medium-high heat, with oil of your choice. I like coconut oil.
  3. Add the garlic and the zucchini and sauté for about 4 mins.
  4. Add the stock and a cup of water. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and then bring down to a simmer for 15 min.
  5. Use a stick blender to blend into a creamy consistency. You may also use a normal blender in small batches if you don’t have a stick blender.
  6. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

Tomato and Date Relish

Tomato and Date Relish

My favourite parts of a meal are mostly about the sides or the add-ons. Even the name of this blog is about a favourite add-on 😊 Your meal might be okay or even great, but then you add something to it that takes it to the next level. For me, an add-on is either sweet or acidic depending on the dish. This recipe is both! If you grew up liking tomato sauce/ketchup on everything but find that these days it doesn’t slap like it used to 😉 This will be perfect for you. 


1 400g can of chopped tomatoes

6 dates (I’ve found 6 to be the perfect level of sweetness but adjust to your taste) 

1 onion 

2 cloves of garlic

1/3 teaspoon cumin

1/3 teaspoon cinnamon 

1 chilli (optional)


  1. Roughly chop onion, dates and chili if you’re using. Finely chop your garlic. Sauté the onion and chilli in a saucepan on medium heat. When the onion starts to brown, add your garlic and sauté for 1 min. 
  2.  Add in your spices and fry for 1 minute before adding your can of tomatoes and dates. Salt to taste.
  3. Leave to simmer for 15 minutes or until it reaches a slightly jammy consistency. 

Enjoy with toast, eggs, steak, fish, or anything really!

Should keep for a few days in the fridge, add a touch of olive oil to refresh.