A Perfect Way to Fill Your Belly with Goodness
This month’s #LetsLunch is in honor of Joe Yonan‘s new book ‘Eat Your Vegetables’.
It’s winter here in Australia and some of us (ahem….) have indulged (or rather, over indulged) these past months. But it’s cold. And I’m hungry. And I may have just eaten my annual allocation of pasta in July alone.
So what do we do?
We make soup.
Not just any soup, but a ‘free’ soup chock full of my favourite veggies. By ‘free’ I don’t mean it doesn’t cost money, I am alluding to someone’s old Weight Watchers days where the list of ‘free’ vegetables was an invitation to gorge on said vegetables.
I make this every week nowadays so that I can have a bowl whenever I am a little peckish, or to eat for dinner when just feel like something that won’t weigh me down. Feel free to add or substitute your own personal favourite veggies – celeriac, squash, celery, turnip, parsnip, beet, brussels sprouts.
- Vegetable Soup
|Servings||Prep Time||Cook Time|
|8||15 minutes||90 minutes|
- 2 whole zucchini (courgettes)
- 2 whole carrots
- 1 bunch English spinach
- 1/2 head cauliflower
- 1 large fennel
- 400 g diced tomatoes 1 tin
- 3 cups vegetable stock or chicken
- 1 splash Tabasco really good splash of , or to taste (or hot chilli sauce)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- Chop all the vegetables into small dice
- Put the chopped veggies into a large saucpan with the tomatoes and 2 cups of the stock.
- Bring to the boil and simmer for 60 - 90 minutes, adding more stock if needed.
- Add tabasco, salt and pepper to taste and more stock if the soup is too thick,
- Serve with a little freshly grated parmesan cheese.
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Let’s Lunch (#LetsLunch) is a twitter-based virtual lunch club where anyone interested can join this monthly ‘lunch date’. A topic is posted at the beginning of the month, everyone now takes it in turns, and all posts are made on the same day by this random but lovely group of food bloggers, writers and people who just love cooking from all around the world. Anyone can join at any time – just join us on twitter by searching and adding the hashtag #LetsLunch.
The list of everyone’s #letslunch post is starting now, right here….
Annabelle‘s Farmer’s Market Gazpacho at Glass of Fancy
Cheryl’s Egg-Drop Broccoli at A Tiger in the Kitchen
Grace‘s Vegetable Tempura at HapaMama
Jill‘s Fusilli with Corn Sauce at Eating My Words
Joe‘s Guaca-Chi at Joe Yonan
Linda‘s Chocolate-Zucchini Twinkies at Free Range Cookies
Linda‘s Gateway Brussels Sprouts at Spicebox Travels
Lisa‘s Totally “Free” Veggie Soup at Monday Morning Cooking Club
Pat‘s Umami-Laden Green Beans at The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook
Sonja’s Ukranian Borscht at Foodnutzz
Vivian‘s Kangkong (Water Spinach) with Fermented Beancurd, Chili and Garlic at Vivian Pei