well... what a month eh? I realise that for some of you, soup would never be on the menu but for many of you it seemed to have hit the jackpot with these cold wintery days approaching... I know Jac and I had some great fun reading all your wonderful entries... it is amazing how many recipes there really are out there for such a simple dish... so thank you all... sit back with a warming bowl of the good stuff and enjoy your reading...
... first out of the kitchen was Manu from Cooking Manu with a lovely recipe for Pea and Pesto Soup or Zuppa di Piselli e Pesto which I think sounds so wonderful as it rollllllls off the tongue, the soup was randomly selected from Nigella Express.
next up is Random Recipes Virgin, Nikki from Food Glorious Food who has made one of my favourite soups, Spiced Parsnip, selected from The New Soup Bible, welcome her nicely kids...
Lovely Lou from Please Do Not Feed The Animals has made this really intoxicating Roast Onion Soup with Thai Spices taken from Nigel Slaters Real Cooking.
and next a surprisingly nice Spiced Citrus Bean Soup from Gary at Exploits of a Food Nut who went for a web-search on BBC Food Website.
next up we have Ruth from Makey-Cakey with this very warming Lentil and Pasta Soup taken from the Soup Bible.
the lovely Victoria from 21st Century Urban Housewife made this wonderful Butternut Squash and Apple Soup taken from Elana's Pantry
well, next up we have the rather wonderful Little Macaroon with a double soup combo, one savoury in the form of this 'Duffer' soup (don't ask, just go visit...) taken from Jamie's Ministry of Food
and the other this rather special sweet Kheer, taken from the depths of Macaroons untidy brain!
now, new to RR but not to NCR is Emma from A Splash of Vanilla who made this Tomato Tuscan Bread Soup from How to Cook Italian by Giuliano Hazan
next is Michelle from Food, Football and a Baby with this yummy Roasted Tomato Soup with Spicy Croutons, taken from the gloriously titled, Ultimate Cooking Course and Kitchen Encyclopedia
and next up for your delectable delights, we have the glorious, the glamorous Lucy The KitchenMaid with her Hassan's Celery and White Bean Soup with Tomato and Carraway taken from the Moro East book.
let's not forget about me... i'm quite nice, with my yummy White Bean, Tomato and Sage Soup, taken from the New Covent Garden Company, Book of Soups
next up we have the lovely Jean from Baking in Franglais with this very wintery Spices Root Soup taken from 101 Soups and Sides from the BBC Good Food
and next we have the lovely Susan from The Spice Garden with this very nice Roasted Pepper Soup with Garlic Toasts, taken from... you guessed it... the ever popular Soup Bible
new to RR but not to NCR is Janet from The Taste Space with this stunning Brazilian Black Bean and Vegetable Stew taken from The Tropical Vegan Kitchen
next up we have Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen who has been busy making a batch of this wonderfully rich and thick Easy Tomato Soup taken from Rose Elliot's The New Vegetarian Cookbook
lovely Michael from Me, My Food and I has whipped up another tomato soup but this time with a twist, its a Hot and Spicy Bloody Mary Soup from Loraine Pascal's Home Cooking Made Easy and it look bloody fabulous!
and now on to my darstardly partner in crime for RR does NCR, Jac from Tinned Tomatoes with this unusual soup of Fresh Ginger and Parsnip taken from the 30-Minute Vegetarian by Johanna Farrow
a welcome return to RR for Mel from Sharky Oven Gloves with this really lovely celeriac soup taken from HFW... I love celeriac but Mel says it was rather bland... maybe you could suggest some ways for her to perk it up?
next up is lovely Phil from As Strong As Soup (rather appropos) with this unusual Feta, Almond and Fennel Soup taken from Classic Bull by Stephen Bull
this month, Debbie from Cooking Up a Storm in a Teacup went all North Africa on us with this wonderful Spicy Moroccan Squash Soup taken from the old favourite New Soup Bible
next in is Lyndsey from Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops with what she calls a recipe fail but what I call divine, with this amazing Pumpkin Rice Laksa taken from her best friend Jamie Oliver...
next we have the delightful Eleanor, the BVG herself, with a very warming Tomato Soup taken from Catherine Fulvio's Family Kitchen
dearest Karen from Lavender and Lovage ... 'randomly' selected this celery soup from a rather old-fashioned but lovely Complete Farmhouse Kitchen cookbook
Lisa from Lisa's Kitchen made this divine Tangy Red Lentil Dal with Goda Masala
next we have Vicky from Cake Fairy Blog with this lovely recipe for Get Better Soup... it wasn't quite random, other than randomly chucking things in from the fridge... but we'll forgive her...
next is Sweatha from the fragrant Tasty Curry Leaf with this wonderfully classic Mulligatawny Soup taken from Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian
and all the way from India with her lovely Pea Green Soup is Rudra from Mom's Corner, taken from Tarla Dalal
next is this wonderfully unusual African Peanut Soup from Emily at Triumph Wellness
and now on to Aveen from Baking Obsessively who has made perhaps one of my all time favourite soups, good old Leek and Potato, taken from A Celebration of Soup by Lindsey Bareham
another RR virgin but not to NCR is Shaheen from A2K Allotment 2 Kitchen with this very good Bajan Gungo Pea, Squash and Coconut Soup taken from the brilliantly titled Lean Bean Cuisine
here's Gill from Tales of Pigling Bland with this really yummy looking Pea, Lettuce and Lovage Soup taken from the River Cottage Cookbook... what exactly is Lovage she asks...?
and finally onto the hardest working mummy in blog-land, Nazima at Working London Mummy with this delightful Butternut Squash Soup taken from the River Cafe Cookbook
In our infinite wisdom and the massive influx of entries, Jac and I have chosen 2 winners; because of his bravery with unusual ingredients we're happy to announce that the first is Phil from As Strong As Soup and the second is Shaheen from A2K Allotment 2 Kitchen . Jac will send you both out a special badge for your blog...
and don't forget to look out for the December Random Recipes... it's not what you're probably not thinking it might not be...