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I’ve been on a fennel & parsnip kick these days as a result of they’re in season and I’ve been discovering them within the natural part on the farmers marketplace for a very good worth! A few weeks in the past I made this stunning mushroom spaghetti with roasted fennel & parsnip and now I provide you with soup.

I lately learn Shantaram – somewhat mammoth of a novel, bringing in a minimum of 900 pages. #geethanks You welcome 🤭 Most of you’ve got most likely already learn it (arms up 👋) but when not, right here’s me telling you to provide it a go. #justreadit

Shantaram is a charming, stunning learn. I imply, it might harm you should you drop it in your toes, but it surely might additionally simply entertain your creativeness should you simply maintain it in entrance of your face. #besafe 🤪

I feel the creator desires it to be a type of memoir, however fact be informed, I’m probably not shopping for it. It seems like an enthralling journey novel to me, with an excellent description of life and the individuals of Bombay (the slums, the mafia and the in betweens), bits and items of thriller suspense and wild turns, and in addition sprinkled with some tacky cliché romantic episodes. #lovememaybe

IMHO a semi-memoir at finest #butwhatdoiknow 🤷‍♀️ with somewhat little bit of every little thing for everybody – themes like friendship, love, exile, poverty, crime, revenge. 😈

In a nutshell, Shantaram is concerning the lifetime of an escaped Australian convict who finally ends up organising a clinic within the slums of Bombay, getting intimate and having non secular/ethical conversations with the mafia bosses 🤨, dabbling with some unlawful actions, combating in a battle and… I’ll depart the remaining to your discovery. #nospoilers

The satan is within the particulars and this e book is all about these rattling stunning particulars – language, values, gestures, colors, smells and sounds.

I might go and dig into Google to see how a lot of the e book relies on reality and the way a lot is fiction, however I don’t need to. #ignoranceisbliss With some books, the extra you recognize concerning the again story, the extra it steals from the expertise.

The e book will not be excellent (are any?!), there’s some wobbly bits, however general I liked studying it, it introduced worth to my life, hope it would do the identical for you. 🙃

I’d like to know your ideas should you already learn it. And should you haven’t, I’m curious, do you need to? Speak to me in feedback 👇

Now again onto SOUP.

Parsnip and fennel soup

Serves 2 -3


  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 5 medium potatoes, diced
  • 2 parsnips, diced
  • 1 fennel, chopped
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • salt and pepper to style
  • 270ml coconut cream
  • eight sprigs of thyme, leaves solely
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • half tsp miso
  • Three bay leaves
  • Three cups water


  1. To make the soup, I added all of the components to my Magimix Cook dinner Skilled and cooked the soup on the Creamed Soup setting. I served it with savoury granola and recent thyme and parsley.

To make the soup in a pot:

  1. Warmth the oil on medium warmth and add the celery, parsnip and thyme leaves. Cook dinner on medium warmth for about 5 minutes, till they soften.
  2. Add the fennel, potatoes, bay leaves and water and convey to a boil.
  3. Simmer lined on low warmth for about 20 minutes or till the potatoes are tender.
  4. Add the coconut cream, mustard and miso and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Simmer for one more 5 minutes then take away from warmth.
  6. Enable the soup to chill a bit after which puree it in a blender – relying on the scale of your blender, you may want to do that in 2 or Three steps.
  7. Return the soup to a pot and reheat it previous to serving.

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