Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Mango Mustard Sauce

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Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Mango Mustard Sauce
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Chicken
  • 3 inch chicken breasts pounded to ½thickness and cut into strips
  • Brine/Marinade
  • 1 cups ½coconut milk
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
Coating
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 cups ½rice flour
  • 3 cups coconut unsweetened shredded
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • tsp ½chili flakes
  • salt to taste
sauce
  • 3/4 cup mango pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons mustard dijon or stoneground
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt to taste
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Ingredients
Chicken
  • 3 inch chicken breasts pounded to ½thickness and cut into strips
  • Brine/Marinade
  • 1 cups ½coconut milk
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
Coating
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 cups ½rice flour
  • 3 cups coconut unsweetened shredded
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • tsp ½chili flakes
  • salt to taste
sauce
  • 3/4 cup mango pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons mustard dijon or stoneground
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt to taste
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  1. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients mentioned under brine/marinade and add the chicken strips to it. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
  2. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 200°C. Set a cooling rack on a baking sheet and spray or brush with oil.
  3. Now start by creating an assembly line of ingredients. You will need three wide mouthed bowls or plates for this. In the first bowl or plate place rice flour. In the second bowl season eggs with salt and whisk them with Sriracha and 2 tablespoons water. In the third bowl, place shredded coconut seasoned lightly with salt and chili flakes.
  4. Start by dipping each strip first in the flour, then egg, making sure to shake off any extra egg and finally crust it with the shredded coconut mixture. Place the strip on the greased cooling rack. Repeat this till all the strips have been coated.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes till cooked through, turning halfway through. Place under the griller for the last 2-3 minutes till the tenders are golden brown.
  6. Serve these baked coconut chicken tenders with mango mustard dipping sauce.
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Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon-Herb Sauce

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LEMON-HERB SAUCE
  • 1 cup parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup Mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped green onion
  • 1 garlic clove smashed
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
CAULIFLOWER STEAKS
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 4 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
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LEMON-HERB SAUCE
  • 1 cup parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup Mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped green onion
  • 1 garlic clove smashed
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
CAULIFLOWER STEAKS
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 4 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
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MAKE THE HERB SAUCE: In a blender or food processor, pulse the parsley, cilantro, mint, green onion, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil until completely smooth. Set aside.
  1. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, sear the cauliflower steaks until they are golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. The cauliflower should be easily pierced with a fork but not so tender that it falls apart.
MAKE THE CAULIFLOWER STEAKS: With a sharp knife, cut the cauliflower into 1-inch-thick slices. (You should get about 8 slices.) Rub both sides of each piece of cauliflower with about 1 teaspoon olive oil. Sprinkle both sides of each piece with 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  1. To serve, place 2 cauliflower steaks on each plate and top with a generous drizzle of the lemon-herb sauce. Serve immediately with steamed wild rice.
Recipe Notes

Leftover sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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CRISPY SKINNED PAN-ROASTED CHICKEN BREASTS + ROSEMARY THYME PAN SAUCE

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  • 4 boneless skin-on chicken breasts
  • sea salt falkes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 shallot (or small onion) diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skin-on chicken breasts
  • sea salt falkes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 shallot (or small onion) diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
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  1. Preheat your oven to 180c and season the boneless, skin-on chicken breasts (skin side) with a generous amount of the salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat a large fry pan (non stick if possible) over medium-medium-high heat. When the pan is hot (check by splashing in a couple drops of water, they should instantly evaporate) drizzle in the olive oil, it should instantly start shimmering.
  3. Working in batches of two, place the seasoned chicken breasts skin-side-down into the oil and sear, don't not touch or move for 6-8 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper before turning and continue to cook for four more minutes. Remove to a clean plate and repeat with the two remaining chicken breasts.
  5. Return all the breasts back to the pan and place them in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Remove the chicken to a clean plate to rest, and start with the pan sauce.
  7. Place the pan the chicken was in onto the stove top and heat over medium high heat.
  8. Add in the diced shallot and cook until soft and translucent, 3-5 minutes. Add in the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Pour in the cup of chicken stock and add the thyme and rosemary sprigs, bring to a simmer for 5-8 minutes.
  10. Remove the herbs and whisk in the tablespoon of butter. Season according to taste with desired amount of salt and pepper.
  11. Lastly place chicken back in pan before serving, spoon sauce over top and serve any additional sauce on the side and steamed greens and pan roasted potatoes.
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ROAST PUMPKIN COCONUT CURRY

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ROAST PUMPKIN COCONUT CURRY
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Cuisine Asian, Indian
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  • 600 g kent pumpkin cut into equal size cubes
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 4 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 red chilli sliced
  • 1/2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1.5 tsp garam masala
  • 1.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 leaves handful of coriander stalks chopped +for serving
  • 2 cups / 1 tin full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tin chopped tomatoes or 1 large tomato peeled and chopped
  • 1.5 tsp fine sea salt
  • Lime wedges to serve
  • handful of cashews lightly toasted (to serve)
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Servings
Ingredients
  • 600 g kent pumpkin cut into equal size cubes
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 4 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 red chilli sliced
  • 1/2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1.5 tsp garam masala
  • 1.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 leaves handful of coriander stalks chopped +for serving
  • 2 cups / 1 tin full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tin chopped tomatoes or 1 large tomato peeled and chopped
  • 1.5 tsp fine sea salt
  • Lime wedges to serve
  • handful of cashews lightly toasted (to serve)
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  1. Roast grew pumpkin cubes - drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with some salt and baked on a baking tray in a 200c oven for about 20 mins - Remove and set aside.
  2. Heat up oil on a medium heat, in a heavy bottom pan. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and wait until they start popping, stirring from time to time. Wait another minute before adding onion.
  3. Add chopped onion, sweat it gently, stirring from time to time until it gets almost soft.
  4. Add garlic, ginger, fresh chilli and chopped coriander stalks. Cook for 2 minutes stirring frequently so that ginger does not stick to the pan.
  5. Now add all the ground spices and 1 tsp of salt. Reduce the heat to low and coat everything in the pot in spices. Stir frequently, cook for 1-2 minutes until all spices are fragrant.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes and ¼ cup / 60 ml of water. Cook for 2 minutes until tomatoes become mushy.
  7. Add coconut milk and pumpkin. Let everything come to a gentle boil, simmer covered until pumpkin is tender. If you’re roasting the pumpkin, simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes.
  8. Taste and adjust spicing if needed. I added a bit more salt and a 2 teaspoons of maple syrup.
  9. Serve with coriander leaves and chopped cashews on top, with basmati rice or a roti.
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Yoghurt and Spice Roasted Broccoli

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  • Sea salt flakes
  • 500 g broccoli tough stems trimmed, stalks peeled
  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. hot paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 small garlic clove finely grated
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper or a couple dashes of hot sauce
  • Lemon wedges for serving
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Ingredients
  • Sea salt flakes
  • 500 g broccoli tough stems trimmed, stalks peeled
  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. hot paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 small garlic clove finely grated
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper or a couple dashes of hot sauce
  • Lemon wedges for serving
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  1. Place a rack in top third of oven; preheat to 200c.
  2. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cut broccoli in half lengthwise, then cut on a diagonal into 2"–3" pieces, leaving tips of florets intact.
  3. Working in batches, cook broccoli just until bright green, about 30 seconds. Drain very well.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, oil, paprika, coriander, turmeric, garlic, and cayenne in a medium bowl.
  5. Season with salt. Add broccoli and toss to coat. Transfer broccoli mixture to a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and arrange in a single layer.
  6. Roast broccoli until browned and stalks are tender, 15–20 minutes (unblanched broccoli may take as long as 25 minutes).
  7. Serve with lemon wedges.
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Mini Mushroom Pies

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mini pies
Ingredients
  • 25 g Butter plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 350 g mushrooms sliced
  • small handful parsley finely chopped
  • 100 ml single cream
  • 375 g pack ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • a little plain flour for dusting
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp caraway or fennel seeds
Servings
mini pies
Ingredients
  • 25 g Butter plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 350 g mushrooms sliced
  • small handful parsley finely chopped
  • 100 ml single cream
  • 375 g pack ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • a little plain flour for dusting
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp caraway or fennel seeds
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  1. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and fry until soft. Stir in the garlic and mushrooms, season and cook for 5 mins until the mushrooms are soft. Stir in the parsley and cream. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Grease a 6-hole muffin tin with butter, then line each hole with a long thin strip of baking parchment. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and stamp out 6 x 10 cm circles. Press a circle into each hole to line. Roll out the remaining pastry (you may need to re-roll trimmings) and stamp out 6 x 8cm circles.
  3. Divide the mushroom mix between the pies. Brush the pastry edges with a little egg, top each with a pastry lid and carefully press the pastry edges together to seal.
  4. Brush with the remaining egg and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden. Allow to cool in the tin slightly before serving, or cool on a wire rack and keep in airtight containers for up to 1 day. Reheat before serving.
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Best Ever Oven Braised Lamb Shanks

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Best Ever Oven Braised Lamb Shanks
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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 4 - 6 lamb shanks trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 large white onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 large carrots sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine like Merlot or Pinot Noir
  • 400 g passata
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 beef stock cubes crushed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped divided
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to season
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 4 - 6 lamb shanks trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 large white onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 large carrots sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine like Merlot or Pinot Noir
  • 400 g passata
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 beef stock cubes crushed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped divided
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to season
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  1. Preheat oven to 175°C and wash and pat dry lamb shanks with paper towel and h
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a heavy based pot over medium-high heat. Sear two shanks in the hot oil until browned on all sides. Repeat with remaining shanks and oil.
  3. Transfer to a plate, tent with foil to keep warm, set aside.
  4. To the pan juices, sauté the carrots and diced onions until softened, (about 3 minutes), then add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Return the shanks back into the pot; season with 1 teaspoon coarse salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper. Sprinkle with flour, toss well and cook for 4-5 minutes to brown the flour.
  6. Add stock, wine, puree, tomato paste, beef cubes and herbs. Bring to a simmer on the stove.
  7. Cover, transfer to lower part of the oven and cook for 2 1/2 hours, or until the meat is fall apart tender.
  8. Gently transfer the shanks onto a plate; tent to keep warm.
  9. Discard the bay leaves from the sauce and place pot onto stove. Simmer sauce over medium heat until thickened to your desired consistency. You should be left with about 3 cups of sauce thick enough to lightly coat the back of a spoon.
  10. Taste for seasoning and adjust salt and pepper, if desired. Add the shanks back into the pot of sauce.
  11. Garnish with parsley and serve with mashed potato.
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Orange-Glazed Pork with Sweet Potatoes

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Orange-Glazed Pork with Sweet Potatoes
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  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 pork tenderloins or 6 pork chops
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 pork tenderloins or 6 pork chops
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  1. Preheat oven to 180c. Peel sweet potatoes; core apples. Cut potatoes, apples and orange crosswise into 2cm thick slices. Arrange in a foil-lined baking pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, mix orange juice, brown sugar, corn flour, cinnamon and ginger. Microwave, covered, on high, stirring every 30 seconds until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir until smooth.
  3. Place pork over sweet potato mixture; drizzle with orange juice mixture. Roast until cooked to your liking and sweet potatoes and apples are tender, around 45-55 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
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Charred Cauliflower with Garlic Tahini Sauce

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Charred Cauliflower with Garlic Tahini Sauce
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  • 1 leaves medium cauliflower outertrimmed and discarded
  • 1/2 cup tahini stirred before using
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey plus more as desired
  • Seasalt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 leaves medium cauliflower outertrimmed and discarded
  • 1/2 cup tahini stirred before using
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey plus more as desired
  • Seasalt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
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  1. Place a few inches of water in a large pot, then insert a steamer basket. Bring to a boil and then add the whole cauliflower head. Reduce heat to medium and steam until the base of the cauliflower can be really easily pierced with a sharp knife, 15 to 17 minutes. Arrange oven rack at least 10 - 15cm from the grill and preheat the grill.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the tahini, 1/2 cup warm water, lemon juice, garlic and honey in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Add a pinch of salt and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust flavouring as desired.
  3. Place the whole head of cauliflower on an aluminium foil-lined tray. Drizzle all over with olive oil (you want to pour it on slowly so the cauliflower soaks it up but don't add so much that it pools on the baking pan). Season all over with a large pinch of salt, then place under the grill. Cook, watching the whole time and rotating the baking tray as needed, until the cauliflower is mostly charred.
  4. Serve with tahini sauce, parsley and a pinch of salt.
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Our Best Ever Pumpkin Soup

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Our Best Ever Pumpkin Soup
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra to serve
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlicroughly chopped
  • 600 g pumpkin peeled chopped
  • 1 potato chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 leek chopped white part only
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups chicken stock 750ml
  • 1/2 cup pure cream 125ml thin
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds toasted pepitas
  • dried cranberries to serve
  • leaves Finely chopped flat-leaf parsleyto serve
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra to serve
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlicroughly chopped
  • 600 g pumpkin peeled chopped
  • 1 potato chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 leek chopped white part only
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups chicken stock 750ml
  • 1/2 cup pure cream 125ml thin
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds toasted pepitas
  • dried cranberries to serve
  • leaves Finely chopped flat-leaf parsleyto serve
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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add garlic, vegetables and nutmeg, then toss to coat. Add stock and 2 cups (500ml) water, then bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Cool slightly.
  2. In batches, transfer to a blender and whiz until smooth. Return soup to the saucepan and place over low heat. Stir in cream, then season. To serve, ladle into bowls and top with seeds, cranberries and parsley, then drizzle with extra oil.
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