08 February 2015

Winter Vegetable Soup



I'm still in soup groove. Have you had enough yet? Do you feel like saying no more soup Jac!

I'm just loving it. I'm so busy and so very tired at the moment, it's just what I need and it feels good to feed myself and my family something simple, but nutritious.

My soups often start with raking in the fridge to see what I have. This time I had carrots, parsnips, potatoes and half a butternut squash. Excellent!




This is Graham's favourite kind of soup. He likes a soup to have substance. Make a smooth soup and he'll eat it but you can tell he isn't happy. Cooper likes this style of soup too, I made the mistake of making a smooth green soup this week and was told it was disgusting. He didn't even try it. *sigh*

Here are a few more of my soups of substance:

 

  1. Parsnip, Carrot and Lentil Soup
  2. Squash, Carrot and Noodle Soup (this one has peanut butter in it)
  3. Scottish Tattie, Neep and Carrot Soup

And for those of you who like smooth soups (shhhh! don't tell Graham).



  1. 5 Minute Green Smoothie Soup
  2. Creamy Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup 
  3. Roast Onion and Lemon Thyme Soup

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Winter Vegetable Soup

February 08, 2015

 

Have a look in the fridge. Go on! Right now make soup. Some of the best soups ever are fridge soups like this Winter Vegetable Soup.

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 large carrots, chopped
  • 3 parsnips, chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes, chopped
  • ½ butternut squash, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 ½ litres /6 1⁄3 cups vegetable stock, more if you feel it needs it
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper

  • Instructions

    1. Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft. 
    2. Add the vegetables as you chop then this will give them a chance to soften a little as you go. 
    3. Add the spices and stir in, then add the stock.  
    4. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. 
    5. Season and serve.  
    6. Enjoy!

    Details

    Total time:

    Yield: Serves 6-8



23 comments:

  1. I love soups any old way - especially when it helps to clear the fridge - this sounds like exactly the thing I need in winter and could eat in summer anyway!

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    1. I always forget you are at the opposite ends of the season from us Johanna, but yes, soup is always good.

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  2. I love soup and love your healthy veggie soup. Perfect for lunch :-) x

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  3. That looks so comforting Jac- I mean this in a good way, but it reminds me of a soup my Gran made, which was lovely!

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  4. Ah yes, we are all making big pots of soup to keep us warm! This looks like a nice combination of ingredients.

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  5. Beautiful pictures of your soup Jac, I love the blues! Soup is always a good idea in my book, and this one looks lovely!

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  6. Always love a goof bowl of soup Jac!

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  7. I am with you in the soup groove, OH keeps begging for us to eat other things.

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    1. Haha that hasn't happened here yet, but probably quite soon!

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  8. I'm with your husband on needing soups with substance. Otherwise I reach a little too often to the bread bowl!

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    1. I like both, but there is something satisfying about a chunky soup.

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  9. Looks delish, absolutely perfect for this time of year! I'm not sure whether I prefer smooth or chunky soups, I think Im just as happy with either! :)

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    1. Me too Becca and it is definitely soup time of year.

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  10. I love chunky soups like this and find them so much more satisfying, my kids weirdly prefer smooth soups. I think they are great for using up veggies lying around, and cheap too!

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    1. I wonder if there is something in who likes smooth and who likes chunky personality wise?

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  11. This looks comforting and delicious. I wish I had a bowl in front of my right now!

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    1. Me too Emily, I'm feeling a little chilly!

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  12. Love this soup Jacs and I have all the ingredients, just wish I could stand still for long enough to make it today!

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