How to make a healthy winter soup for the week?

11.19.2016

How to make a healthy winter soup for the whole weekI have meant to share this recipe with you for ages because it’s super easy, quick and inexpensive but I wanted to use one of my photos rather than one from my food styling board on Pinterest. The ones I have pinned are a lot nicer but since food styling & photography is something I want to improve, I have to start somewhere…

I have to admit that, while this soup only takes 5 min prep, getting my shot ready took waaayy much longer time. Anyway, here are a few shots I’m finally ‘happy’ with…

I still see a lot of them out of focus (and they may well be) but until I work out how to use my new glasses properly, I have to make do with what I have. It’s a real pain not to see things in focus and a reminder that one should not take our health for granted…
How to make a healthy winter soup for the whole weekI brought back the white ceramic bowls and the wooden spoon (on the right hand side) from my trip to Marrakech and I’m so pleased with them. I had Ikea white bowls from the 365+ series for the past ten years and I’m slowly changing everything for something a bit more organic with a handmade feel. These have a few flaws and were really inexpensive but they give me a great deal of pleasure just by using them on a daily basis.How to make a healthy winter soup for the whole weekHow to make a healthy winter soup for the whole weekEnough talking, let’s make this healthy soup for the winter!

INGREDIENTS:
Number of people: 4 | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 45 min

  • 1 x leek
  • 3 courgettes
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 stock cubes (chicken or vegetables)
  • 1.5 litre of water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Pour 1.5 litre of water in a large stockpot and add two stock cubes (I like these organic chicken cubes)
  • Slice all your carrots first and drop them in the stockpot (they will take longer to cook than the other vege) and then slice the other vegetables to add them too
  • Reduce heat, cover the pot and leave it on the hob for 45 min
  • Once all the vegetable feel soft, mix them with a hand blender and store in the fridge if you’re not quite yet ready to have a bowl.
  • If ready, add your favourite spices, salt & pepper and a small spoon of creme fraiche.

I usually double the quantity above and make a bit batch on Monday for the whole week so I can have a small bowl each evening with a bit of rice as advised by my Nutritionist. You can add any vegetable you like and if you have some salad that looks a bit off, you can add it too. These vegetables are really inexpensive so you can easily make a big batch of soup for less than £3. Voilà! I hope you like it.

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