These recipes are brought to you courtesy of Ian Haines, Market Coordinator. Ian Cooks on the Radio! This year marks the 32nd anniversary of Ian moving to Albany. Co-founder and original owner of "Kookas" the award winning and iconic Albany Restaurant, he has always been a strong advocate of sourcing, using and promoting local product.

All these recipes are easy, often "one-pot" cooking and they work! Well we hope so... Enjoy and if you have suggestions or feedback we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at

All ingredients can be bought in the market, but because of seasonality may not always be available


Watercress and Leek Soup

This recipe is ideal as a hearty winter soup, but works equally well chilled!

Sweet Corn, Red Capsicum & Avocado Soup

Roasting all the vegetables before making into soup brings out a sweetness and depth of flavour sharpened by the roasted garlic and chilli.

Thai Flavours in a Spicy Pumpkin Soup

It's now getting to soup weather and what better than pumpkin soup spiced up with some Thai ingredients.

Potato, Bacon & Mint Soup

A simple soup, slow cooked to bring out the flavours with just a few ingredients which are most probably in your cupboard and pantry. Ideal as a meal in itself it can be spiced up if you wish, but its honest flavours should suit most tastes.


A simple soup with a luxurious finish using a potato and onion base but with the addition of orange zest, left over cooked chicken, ground almonds and cream you have a rich smooth velvety soup, which is great mid-week or even a dinner party special!!

Persian Soup (Lentil, Leek & Chicken)

A great winter warmer and a meal in itself!

Curried Kumera (Sweet Potato) Soup

A delicious and quick soup recipe.

Carrot & Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Time to enjoy some hearty winter vegetable soups; this one enlivens carrots to make a really filling nutty tasting soup.

Roast Cauliflower & Parsnip Soup

Gently roasted Cauliflower, parsnip and leek are the secret to this easily made soup that brings out the fine taste of the cauliflower complemented by sweet parsnip.

Roasted Carrot Soup with Flatbread

Slow roasting all the vegetables for this soup really brings out the flavour and makes for a filling and tasty soup, together with an easy to make flatbread it’s a meal in itself.


Beautiful broccoli is now in the market and makes a lovely soup – better than it may sound!


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