In our house, Wednesday night is Soup Night. And, no I don’t mean we have soup for entrée. We have it for our actual meal. I love soup because you can pack in the vegies, and it’s completely delicious. If you’ve got people in your house who think it’s not a real meal, add some crusty bread from your local baker and I guarantee everyone’s tummy will be full.

Here are the soups we have on regular rotation:

  1. Pumpkin – this is a winner with everyone because there’s no “bits” in it. And it’s super easy although you have to peel and cut the pumpkin. Here’s how I do it:
  • Cut up one onion and one pumpkin. And potato if you need some bulk.
  • Cook onion in a little oil until soft.
  • Add chunks of pumpkin and stir.
  • Add enough water to cover and 4 stock cubes.
  • Cook until pumpkin is soft.
  • When cool, blend with a stick or in the blender until smooth.
  • Serve with chives/cream/crusty bread.
  1. Chicken and vegetable soup. I’ve used this recipe many times and it does not disappoint. My only suggestion would be to halve the amount of stock the recipe calls for as it’s quite salty.
  2. Cauliflour soup. My husband cooks this quite often by his own recipe, but here’s one that looks good. Tip – add some salt if it tastes a little bland.
  3. Scotch broth – a good one for the slow cooker. Hearty, with protein for warding off winter chills and absolutely delicious.