Writing and testing recipes in a hostel is no easy feat I must admit but that doesn't mean I don't come up with something lovely on a whim. I was really craving soup, particularly because everyone around me was getting the beginnings of a cold, so a big bowl of veggies and warm, spicy broth appealed to me. That's the inspiration behind this soup, staying healthy and feeling nice and warm thanks to much needed spice.
In this bowl of soup there's celery, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, chickpeas, spinach, peppers, and lots of fresh parsley but my favourite part is the heat. I've been missing heat since I arrived in Dublin, I haven't been able to locate pepper flakes yet anywhere and considering they are one of my top 3 ingredients to use in the kitchen, it's been difficult to say the least. I was lucky to score a jar of pepperoncini matinati which essentially means crushed chilis. It comes in a jar packed in oil but it's fresh pepperoncini peppers crushed down into almost a gel which you can use in almost every dish. I've used in on my eggs, in this soup, and in pasta so far and it's the perfect amount of heat to add, I'm obsessed.
Anyhow, if you're looking for something to warm you up and help stave off the sickies, head to the RECIPES page!
Hey y'all! I'm Jonathan, and I'm the creator of the Happy Veg blog! I've been cooking now for about 8 years, and I'm obsessed with creating vegetarian recipes that everyone can make and love. I'm also obsessed with animals & travel. Thanks for visiting the blog and have a great day xo