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Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Anything Goes Soup

The Anything Goes Soup

It's the time of year when we take pleasure in hot soup warming our bodies. It's a welcome treat to come home to after a cold day and is like a snuggly comfort blanket. Even though I love a good Heinz tomato soup, homemade soup is another treat altogether! You know exactly what's going into it, and it is so easy to make. There are honestly no rules, and you can even make it from leftovers!

When it comes to ingredients, you can honestly add anything you want! Got one random carrot sitting at the back of your fridge looking neglected? Use it! Anything goes. Some examples of things you can use are:

Pumpkins
Potatoes
Bacon
Garlic
Chilli
Tomatoes
Carrots
Dried mushrooms 
Onions

Products such as potatoes will help bulk up the soup, while dried mushrooms are a great alternative to meat. You can also add herbs such as sage to add flavour and depth. 

The Anything Goes Soup

When it comes to the recipe, there are only a couple of steps, and they all depend on what ingredients you decide to use. Here are the basic guidelines I used to create the soup:

1. Cook the onions, chilli and bacon until golden in colour.

2. Soak the dried mushrooms in hot water along with any leftover stock and a vegetable stock cube.

3. Chop up the rest of the vegetables and add to a pot along with the stock. Simmer on a medium heat until the vegetables are tender.

The Anything Goes Soup
Once you have cooked all the ingredients, it's time to blend the soup! A hand blender is your best friend when it comes to this! It allows you to blend a large amount in a short amount of time, with little to no fuss (as long as you don't turn it on with soup on the blades). This Savisto 3-in-1 Hand Blender is really efficient, and we were surprised how powerful it was and how quickly it blended the soup! You think at first that it's not blending at all, but in fact, the blades are working away under the surface and the whole process takes all but a minute. The lowest setting was perfect for the job, and to clean all you have to do is detach the blender from the main motor unit and wash! Along with the hand blender attachment, you also get a whisk and a chopper bowl making this the perfect kitchen aid!

The Anything Goes Soup

The Anything Goes Soup

The Anything Goes Soup

The Anything Goes Soup


There you have it! One anything goes soup that you can whip up with no fuss. Are you a soup lover? And what's your fave winter warmer meal to chow down on cold nights?

Gx

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