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Spicy nduja, pepper and pasta soupThis soup came about as a bit of a fridge forage and I think it's my favourite of this years soup season so far, you can omit the nduja if you wish to keep it vegetarian it will still be incredibly punchy and spicy and more importantly warming from the cold outside.5 Pea and ham soupA quintessential British soup made using a mixture of dried British peas and smoked ham, healthy and vibrant and super easy to make using a pressure cooker.Spicy Southwestern Garbanzo Beans or Chickpeas to usThis was a recipe from an old American cook book that I have adapted to suit my taste which is for it to be more spicy and less sweet, this dish is quite addictive and can be served hot or room temperature, serve with rice, pickles, flatbreads, on toast or just on their own with a spoonPrawn and spinach risottoWe do love a risotto, it's pleasurably soothing and relaxing to make and the rich, creamy result is perfect comfort food, all that's required is some patience for stirring, a bowl and a spoon. There is no cheese in this recipe but feel free to indulge and don't be afraid to use extra virgin olive olive when frying the vegetable base, if Italians can use it for cooking them so can you.Corned beef hashA classic British cheap meal just like mother used to make, no frills, tasty and hearty.Hungarian Goulash and Csipetke noodlesGoulash is more of a soup than a stew, it's packed with lots of vegetables so feel free to swap and mix them up, swap the celeriac for parsnip or skip the potatoes and add some squash, if you don't have fresh tomatoes then use tinned or tomato puree. The only ingredients you can't miss out are the paprika and caraway or it simply wouldn't be a goulash.Hot and tangy aubergineHot with the chilli and tangy from the tamarind, this is a great quick and easy way to serve up 1 aubergine, perfect for two as part of an Indian feast. As the aubergine brown in the oil it really picks up the flavour of the fennel and nigella seeds, feel free to only use one spice if that's all you have and if you can't find any tamarind paste then you can always substitute with lemon or lime juiceCarrot, sweet potato and ginger curryWe love a curry but they are just not the same without the onion and garlic however with this recipe you can still appreciate other flavours typically associated with curries such as ginger, cumin and turmeric. You can amend the chilli content to suit your preference, add more or less, the tamarind sets a tart tone and the fish sauce adds a salty umami element, you can get vegetarian alternatives if you wanted to make this curry vegan.Caribbean black eye pea, aubergine and ham hot potA delicious warming one pan meal to sooth your soul.