Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Parsnip Soup

This bowl of loveliness couldn’t be easier and takes just over 30 minutes to make. It’s lightly spiced – more fragrant than hot, hot. If you like more heat add a chilli.

Serves: 4

Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Difficulty: easy




1 onion roughly chopped
1 carrot roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves crushed
5cm ginger chopped or grated
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp Maldon salt
1 litre veg or chicken stock
1kg parsnips (approx 6), peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
400ml coconut milk
Optional – 1 red chilli chopped


Heat some oil in a pan and add the onion. Soften for 5 minutes then add the garlic, ginger and carrots. Colour for 5 minutes then add the spices and the chilli if using.
Add the salt and parsnips followed by the stock and coconut milk. Simmer for 20 minutes then blitz using a hand blender or tip it into a food processor or bullet. Season to taste and serve with crusty bread.

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