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Curried Cauliflower and Potato Soup

 

Curried Cauliflower and Potato Soup | ThaiMeUpKitchen.com

I am physical incapable of making the right amount of mashed potatoes. I always make too much. Never too little cause, well… I’m a feeder.

So there is always a cold mound of mash left in the fridge, that I. Just. Cannot. Throw. Away.

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Bean Mash

Roasted Butternut squash & Bean Mash | ThaiMeUpKitchen.comEven after living here for ages now, I just cannot make it through this time of year without serious pangs of homesickness.

I don’t know what sets it off. Maybe it’s the change in weather (two pairs of tights weather), hearing the NFL theme song, or the official smell of fall – the Starbucks PSL – wafting through Wimbledon station. It all makes me want to get off this island and return the good old US of A.

And missing Thanksgiving is the worst of all.

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Chicken and Seaweed Noodle Soup

Chicken and Seaweed Noodle Soup |thaimeupkitchen.com

People always ask me, “Why would you move here from California?”

And my response is always, for the weather.

Not the complete truth, I know, but coming from the Sunshine State, I admit that seeing the seasons change is still a novelty and that I am a weirdo that loves cold weather.

What’s the best part of winter? Cute gloves, rosy cheeks, flaunting my scarf addiction, hiding under a luscious duvet? Nope. It is my favourite of all British antidotes:  you have to EAT to keep warm. Finally! One of my talents to the rescue!

“You’ll never stay warm with just that salad in you,” my work colleagues would tsk tsk at me during my first winter here. So I have been happily tucking into my antidote of second helpings of potato dauphinoise, followed by a dirty sticky 5 million calorie toffee pudding. 

What can I say? I am cold. 

Very Cold

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