Meatless Monday: Soup au Pistou

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What better to do when you have a surplus of summer veg than make soup au pistou? Freshness is the key here. In fact, there isn’t even any chicken stock in this recipe, just water added to bring out every last drop of the vegetables’ summer essence.

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Spicy Chinese Chicken Salad

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Well, if you can believe it, we’ve had four straight days of sunshine. And those four days are enough to have put me off soup at least until September. Even if the weather were to take a turn for the British, I am vowing not to make another pot of hot soup for a couple of months and, as I’m not a huge fan of cold soup, that may mean no soup period. What will we eat now, you may ask? Probably much of the same things I would’ve put in a soup, but I’ll keep them raw and put them in a salad instead!

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Tuna Niçoise Couscous Salad

Work week lunches, they’re always a quandary. You need something filling, but not heavy; something flavorful, but that won’t bomb out the office; something healthy, but that won’t find you trolling the office for cake or cookies come three o’clock; and, of course, something transportable. The other problem is that you need to have enough good recipes to make up an acceptable rotation because, as my husband wisely said while I was preparing this salad, “Variety is the spice of life.”

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