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06/01/2013 at 19:40
I'm on a new years mission to save some money and take my lunch to work with me. I currently also have soup cravings but usually just make really boring veg ones. Can you please recommend me any more easy and tasty ones? I am off tomorrow so would like to make a batch of something x
06/01/2013 at 19:55
I never follow a recipe, I just bung in whatever left over veg I have, chicken carcus if we have had it for sunday dinner and add water. But BBC good food website has nice things on so maybe look for a soup recipe on that.
06/01/2013 at 20:03
Butternut squash and red pepper (disclaimer I don't really do quantities I just go by eye)
Chop bns, onion and 2 pepper (I prefer pimento ones but it works with bell too)
Soften onion, add pepper and bns
Add veg stock
Cook for 20/30 mins (till bns soft)
(I often add chilli in at the beggining which is nice too)
Thai chilli and ginger
Chop 5/6 shallots
Add a red chilli (chopped and deseeded)
Add about an inch of grated ginger
Add about 500 ml veg stock
Add 2 tbsp of low fat sift cheese and mix in well
Add 4/500ml of milk (it shoukd be skimmed but I find that very watery so I use semi skimmed)
Don't let it boil as the cheese splits
Chop and soften an onion
Add a few different varietys of chopped mushrooms (I do chestnut, button and shiitake if I can get them)
Add chicken stock
Add milk (I'd say about maybe 400 ml stock, 200 ml milk)
Cook for a bit
06/01/2013 at 21:53
Leek and potato.
Fry two leeks (diced) and a large onion until tender. Then add a pint or a bit more of water and an oxo cube and simmer for a good ten minutes.
In another pan cook 2-3 large potatoes, peeled and cut.
Add the leeks, onions and stock to a blender and whizz. When the potatoes are cooked, add them to the blender and whizz. Sometimes I have to do this in batches as my blender is quite small.
If it is too think add a bit more water.
Finish with a dash of cream (or milk if you're being healthy), a sprinkle if salt and lashings of cracked black pepper.
07/01/2013 at 08:55
Spicy carrot & corainder
450g carrots, 1 small potato, 1 onion, teaspoon dried coriander, teaspoon of dried chilli flakes or powder, 1litre veg stock, fresh coriander.
Soften onion, potato & spices, add carrots & stock. Bring to boil then simmer for about 45mins. Add fresh coriander, blend.
07/01/2013 at 09:17
Butternut squash and sweet potato (quantities approximate!)
Half a squash diced into cubes
One large sweet potato
Two medium-sized normal potatoes
(I sometimes put in a red or yellow pepper and/or a carrot if I have them in the house)
500ml of chicken stock (can you vegetable)
Cup or so of water - depending on how thick you want
2 garlic cloves
Nob of butter but can always use fry light or oil.
In a large pan, melt the butter (or use oil) add garlic and onion and swet (put the pan lid on) for a couple of minutes. Pour in stock (dash of white wine as well I you have any, if not doesn't matter) and add normal potato and squash (also carrot if you are putting one in). Leave to simmer for about 5-10 mins. Add sweet potato (and pepper if putting one in) and add water as required. Simmer for 10 mins.
Use hand blender (or masher, normal blender etc) and then if needs be add more water, salt and pepper.
It's lovely and sweet! You can always add milk as well, a bit of creamed cheese (or quark which is fat free!) or a drop of cream if you are feeling naughty!
I have a broccoli and Stilton one that I love but obviously it isn't healthy with the cheese and it has cream in it! X
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