Seriously…. there is no need to over complicate cooking for the family!!🙂
When you are faced with food intolerances and allergies, all the fancy bought flavours, ready-made sauces, toppings etc are no longer an option and you are forced to go ‘back to basics’…. and its awesome!!!
Cooking from scratch, when simplified, takes no more time and has far more taste – Soup included!!🙂 I love these types of recipe ideas as it helps you to use up what vege is left in the fridge at the end of the week too- no waste!!! (Bolognese sauce is great for this too!)
Following is a super simple soup idea that I whipped up the other night with what I found in the fridge after work! We are unable to use bought ‘stock’ and I haven’t made any myself for a while…. but I thought ‘we can still have soup’ … and we did!! and it was good!!
See how simple soup from scratch can really be….
Ingredients (served 4 plus 4 frozen lunch portions)
1 Large Sweet Potato – washed, peeled and cubed
2 medium Sebago Potato- washed, peeled and cubed
Half a Butternut Pumpkin – washed, peeled and cubed
1 Red Onion, peeled and diced
3 cloves of Garlic, peeled and diced
Large Knob of Ginger (more or less depending on your desired taste)
Himalayan Salt and Cracked Pepper
Pot to boil
– Add a slug of Olive Oil to the bottom of your pot, have the heat on Medium, and add the Onion, Garlic, and Ginger. Allow these to sweat and until the Onion becomes translucent.
– Add the two types of Potato and Pumpkin and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil. Then turn down to low and leave covered to continue to cook. About 10-15mins.
– Once cooked to ‘lovely and soft’, season with the Salt and Pepper to taste and transfer to a Blender/ Food Processor/ Hand Mixer etc to puree. If your family doesn’t have an issue with texture… then your already done!! Otherwise, puree the mix to a fine consistency and serve.
Once cooled, freeze the leftovers for lunch or quick meal options when needed! Perfect and so fresh and tasty!!
Variations to this could include:
– any other type of vege
– a dash of Coconut Cream
– Served as a sauce