Grumpy Ted Soup

Grey skies making you feel down in the dumps? Frustrated and grumpy because of foul weather? Here’s the miracle cure: a teddy with microwavable beans in his tummy, and a bowl of warming, wholesome soup!


(Actually he isn’t looking as grumpy as usual on this photo!)

Leek and Potato Soup


  • 2 tbsps olive oil for frying
  • 3 leeks, cleaned and trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1.75 pints/ 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 2 tsps mixed dried herbs
  • salt and black pepper

In a large pan, sauté the leeks and onions for five minutes, then add the potatoes and turn the heat to low. Cover and leave to “sweat” for 10 minutes. Now add the stock and seasoning and bring to a simmer, but do not boil. Simmer gently for about 15-20 minutes, until the vegetables are all tender. Puree and serve immediately with a sprinkling of black (and pink) pepper or a swirl of (soya) cream.

(Note: without the cream it’s vegan!)LeekPotatoSoup3

Mmmm. Feeling better? 😉