Autumn means a few things to me. It means it is time to pull of the cardigans, time to pull on some jeans & eat lots of soup!
Soup is great for filling hungry tummies but is also good for the waistline. My waistline seems to be ever expanding so it really is time for me to kick start autumn with a freezer full of soup. I believe that soup should be quick, easy & cheap to make. Often it is soups that have just a few ingredients that taste the best. I love tomato soup but decided a long time ago that I didn’t have to spend hours oven roasting tomatoes to get a full flavoured tomato soup. You don’t even need milk or cream. You just need…
1 tin of diced or crushed tomatoes
800mls of water
1 medium/large zucchini, sliced thinly
1 leek, thinly slice the white part & discard the green leaves
1 small brown onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons of Vegeta stock
Soften the onion & leek in a little olive oil in a large saucepan/soup pot on a medium heat.
Add in all the other ingredients & cook for around 20 minutes on a medium heat.
Use a stick blender to make the soup nice & smooth.
You could use a Kambrook Simple Soup maker. It cooks & blends all in one jug. You set the setting….smooth or chunky, press start & in just over 20 minutes you will have delicious soup!
I have been using this soup maker for a couple of weeks now & I love that I can throw all the ingredients in & all the hard work is done for me! I also like the fact that I can make up a batch of soup, freeze in serving size containers & I have my lunches done for a week. I made this soup using the soup maker.
Now hopefully with all the soup I have been eating, that I will be able to fit back into my normal size jeans by winter.