Tuesday, 17 October 2017

#CookBlogShare Plus 4 Super Soups!

Hello and welcome to CookBlogShare week 42!

Wow how did we get to week 42? I cannot be the only one that feels like this year is flying by at an incredible rate! We are also in our last week of the first half term of the academic year and we are all looking forward to a week off work and school.

This month is National Cholesterol Month and throughout the month I am working with Heart UK and John West to promote a healthier diet and how your diet effects your cholesterol level. I have also pledged to complete the 100 Mile Challenge throughout the month. Exercise can help to lower your cholesterol and by completing the 100 miles during October I am showing how easy it is to raise your activity levels by making a few simple changes. You can read how I have been getting on during week 1week 2 and week 3 in my Weekly Meal Plan posts. One simple way to help reduce your cholesterol levels is to include at least one meal of oily fish to your weekly meals. Over the last couple of weeks we have been having more tuna and salmon, plus with tinned fish it is quick and easy to add to a dish!

Before I go on to my four favourite recipes I have to tell you about a fantastic new giveaway. I am delighted to be offering one Hijacked By Twins reader the chance of winning a box of wine from Le Petit Ballon. To enter simply visit my giveaway post and enter the Rafflecopter.

Now onto this weeks CookBlogShare. Last week the linky was hosted by Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie and there were so many autumnal recipes coming through but it was the soups that really stood out. The four recipes that I have chosen are split into two sets that are equally as tempting as the other. Each set features the same dominant ingredient but have very distinct flavours.

Here are my four favourite recipes from week 41 of CookBlogShare..

First up is this vibrant coloured soup from Searching for Spice. This Roasted Garlic Beetroot Soup would go down an absolute treat in our house. I love the combination of beetroot and garlic!

Next up is this Creamy Curried Acorn Squash Soup from Flipped Out Food. Squash is such a perfect vegetable for soups. It adds a real creaminess to the dish and can be adapted in so many ways!

Following on with the brilliant beetroot is this Beetroot Soup with Kale and Fennel from Everyday Healthy Recipes. Fennel is a vegetable that the hubby and I love but do not have enough so I can see us trying this soup!

Last but not least is another squash soup, well pumpkin is a type of squash isn't it? Jo's Kitchen Larder shared her Spiced Pumpkin Soup. I can just imagine how divine each spoon is with the addition of fresh coriander!

I have a feeling that during the half term my soup maker will be out! If you missed any of these soups you must take a look!

Now on to this weeks linky. But first I would like to just recap some of the linky "rules". I like to think of CookBlogShare as a lovely, relaxed linky but there are a few points we do ask you to follow.
  • Please link up only food, recipe or cooking posts, this is a foodie linky
  • You can add up to 4 posts
  • If you are sharing your own linky please share the love and mention the CookBlogShare linky!
  • Add the CookBlogShare badge below so that others can find us and link to the host
  • Comment on the host post, the hosts do a lot of work in the background!
  • Share the comment love, comment on a minimum of 2 other posts per post added so if you add 4 posts comment on a minimum of 8 others
  • By adding your post you are giving the hosts permission to use any photograph is it is selected to feature in a round up post
  • Don't forget to check out the other fabulous hosts Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie, Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy and Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes
Have a great week and happy cooking x

Hijacked By Twins


  1. Thank you so much for featuring my beetroot and garlic soup! The other soups look gorgeous too and I know I'll be making a lot more soup soon too x

  2. Hi Kirsty, thank you for including my beetroot fennel soup in this tasty roundup! Have a good week:)

  3. Hi, Kirsty! I hope you are doing well. Thanks a lot for the wonderful party!

  4. These soups sound perfect for this time of year especially the Spiced Pumpkin one :D x

  5. Wow - what fab soups! We are spoilt for choice this week :-D I agree with you that this year has just flown by and this half term in particular. It will be Christmas before we know it - eeek! Actually I am already starting to think about Christmas things on the blog already!! Eb x

    1. Ha ha me too! I have to admit that I ordered my Christmas meat at the weekend! x

  6. Thanks for including my pumpkin soup Kirsty! All the other warming bowls of deliciousness sound absolutely fabulous too, perfect lunch options in my opinion. Will get sharing and also check out that fab wine giveaway! :)

  7. I adore homemade soup Kirsty, fab roundup! I'd be more than happy to tuck into any of those :-)
    Love that you're looking at how food and our diet can help adjust our cholesterol levels. My Mum's just done just that. GP wanted to pop her on meds but she has managed to get her cholesterol down to the level the GP is happy with purely through her diet alone :-)

  8. Ooh I love a comforting soup and these look delicious. Like you I'll have to get my soup maker out asap!x

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  10. Roasted Garlic EVERYTHING! These soups look delicious!

  11. This is my first #cookblogshare linkup! I'm excited to join along. I'm already stuck on the curry recipe and can't wait to try the roasted garlic soup. :)

  12. looking forward to checking out some delicious new and seasonal recipes. Love the look of that beetroot soup too!

  13. What a lovely gathering of soups (what is the collective noun, I wonder?) - they all look so wonderfully warming and filling. :-)

  14. Lovely round up Kirsty.... It is definitely soup season, so perfectly timed xx

  15. Awesome soup recipes for the cold weather here..Perfect

  16. Hi Kirsty, thanks for the party,
    I am hosting My Legume Love Affair"MLLA" which is an ongoing blog party from last nine years.All are welcome, Please share your vegetarian and vegan legume recipes.Check the guidelines here-http://herbsspicesandtradition.blogspot.ca/2017/10/hosting-my-legume-love-affair-mlla-112.html

  17. Thanks so much for including me in this lovely roundup! I've never tried making beetroot soup, but these look so delicious that I'm definitely giving them a try! And I just bought a pumpkin, so...that spiced pumpkin soup is definitely happening!

  18. Loving all the soup recipes around at the moment and there are already some great recipes for me to choose from for next week.

  19. Love soups!!! Bookmarking all these awesome soups to make this fall!!

  20. What fabulous soups.There is nothing quite like them as the nights draw in. Delicious.

  21. Those soups all look delicious, and such great colours!


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