A quick look through our recipe index and you’ll know we both love soup. It really is the perfect hot lunch on cold days and you’ll find our freezers full of prep-ahead portions. I also love the fact that you can hide lots of vegetables and pulses in soup, ideal when feeding children. We experiment with flavour combinations and soup can be the perfect vehicle for doing this, if it tastes good in soup you know you’re on to a winner. We do struggle to write recipes for soup, as often the best soup is made with what happens to be lying around and veg that’s seen better days. The soup’s we’ve given here contain grains and pulses making them more suitable to a meal in their own right, rather than as a starter.