Friday, April 18, 2014

Healthy Spinach Cream Soup - 健康菠菜浓汤

I am trying to perfect the 'drawing' of designs on the surface of cream soups. You should have seen my very noob attempt on the pumpkin soup; this time I think the hearts can be better made out on the spinach cream soup, yes? :)

This is another easy, fast, economic and nutritious soup. I know there are many children who do not like to eat their greens... By converting into a soup, it is a transformation from fresh vegetables. In order to encourage children to eat  more vegetables, you can even design some patterns or cartoons characters on top to attract them.


Ingredients: (serves 4 -5 pax)

225 g spinach,  washed, drained and cut into small pieces
30 g soft butter
1/2 large onion, diced
1 pip garlic, diced
1 small potato,  peeled, cut into small cubes
250 ml chicken stock or vegetable stock
300 ml UHT milk
1/4 teaspoon lemon rind
salt to taste

fresh cream  - optional


1) Heat up a wok, place butter, saute garlic and onions over medium until fragrant about 5 minutes.
add in potatao cook for 2 minutes.

2)  Pour stock into (1) cook over  medium heat for 10 minutes until potato is cooked.

3)  Then add in milk, 1/2 portion of spinach and lemon rind and cook for 10 minutes over low heat.

4)  Transfer to a blender, add in the remaining spinach and blend till fine.

5)  Transfer blended soup to a clean pot, and reheat over medium heat until it boils. Add salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Hi Veronica! I have not attempted this type of soup before. I normally just throw my spinach (I love spinach!) into my chicken soup. I must say that I love the green color. Your hearts are almost there and I am sure to see perfect ones in your next soup :)

  2. hi Veronica,

    Your blog is amazing! I'd love to be in touch with you.
    Would it be possible for you to drop me an email at

    Jan Jee

  3. You're very hardworking. My hubby will ask me 'any difference' and I wouldn't have the chance to do any designs. He loves to have soups steaming hot. Not to worry, it's unique and your very own creations.