SoupsKylie Karagich

Butternut and Ginger Soup

SoupsKylie Karagich
Butternut and Ginger Soup


1 tbs olive oil

2 leeks sliced

4 cloves garlic chopped

1 x inch piece fresh garlic finely chopped

1 chilli sliced

1 sprig rosemary

2 stick celery sliced

3 carrots chopped

400g potatoes chopped

1 1/2 kilos butternut chopped

2 Litres chicken stock

Season to taste


1. Using a large pot on medium heat, add oil and leek, cook for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add garlic, ginger chilli, rosemary, celery and carrots, cook for 2 minutes.

2. Add potatoes butternut, mix well. Add chicken stock and season.

3. Turn heat to high, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minute or until all vegetable are tender and cooked.

4. Whiz soup with stick blender until the soup is to your required consistency.

Serve with cream and freshly made croutons  

I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.

I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.

I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.

I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.

Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!

So welcome to CCKFOOD. It is my creative playground where I am able to share my love of good food with you all. Enjoy.