Sunday, August 17, 2008

Winter Veggie Soup

This is my very simple quick but delicious winter veggie soup. The secret is the fresh tumeric - nothing like the powdered stuff, and a lovely thing to keep in the cupboard with the ginger and garlic. The other secret is having one of those groovy "v-slicer" julienne things that make chopping up stuff really small super quick.

You need:

  • 1 potato

  • 1n onion

  • 1 carrot

  • fresh ginger and tumeric

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 chicken stock cutes

  • Nettles and coriander - or other fresh greens


  • Julienne 1 onion into a saucepan

  • Add a generous slosh of oil (I use macadamia but olive or anything would do)

  • While heating up, add some grated fresh ginger and tumeric

  • Saute gently until onion is soft and translucent

  • Julienne the potato and carrot - add these too

  • Add hot water and 2 x massels "chicken style" stock cubes and bay leaf

  • Bring to boil and simmer while you go outside to pick greens

  • Pick a big bowl of nettles, fresh coriander and anything else out there

  • Chop or snip these into the soup just before serving


(yes, still with the nettles!)

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