Soup Therapy

It’s cold. It’s damp. It’s grey. I usually walk my dogs whatever the weather and feel so much better after getting out in the fresh air, but one of our dogs has been out of action for a few days, and now we are all feeling under the weather.

To warm me up and cheer me up I decided to spend some time in the kitchen, turning this…

into this…..

It worked wonders!

Recipe (makes LOADS! Freeze what you don’t need for a rainy day!):

Chop 2 red onions and 2 yellow, and saute in olive oil in a BIG pan until soft. Dice 1 butternut squash and 1 other small pumpkin (or 2 butternut), 2 potatoes, 2 sweet potatoes and 2 carrots. Add to the pan. Now add about 1.5 litres vegetable stock (I used 1.2 Litres and made up the rest with milk). Season with a little salt, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Put the lid on and simmer (do not boil) until veggies are soft.

Leave to cool a little before pureeing. Add a dollop of (vegan) cream or creme fraiche. And voila!