Roast carrot & fennel soup

A super easy vegan soup, thats light and refreshing, adapted from Jamie Oliver. Ingredients 1 kg carrots, peeled, trimmed and sliced 2 bulbs of fennel, trimmed and sliced, tops reserved to serve 1 onion, sliced Olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, unpeeled 1.6 litres vegetable stock Method 1. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5. Put…

Jamie’s Chunky Squash and Chickpea Soup

Our January adventure in soup continues with this spicy soup from Jamie Oliver. Ingredients 1 butternut squash, peeled and diced, reserving the seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 dried red chilli, crumbled olive oil 2 sticks celery, trimmed and finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped a few sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley,…

Carrot and Butter Bean Soup

A really tasty and comforting soup, thats easy to make. Blender is necessary. I adapted this soup from a recipe at Ocado. Ingredients 4 large carrots, peeled and cut 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large garlic clove, peeled and grated 1 large red onion, peeled and chopped 1 large leek, trimmed and sliced 2…

Frances’ Parsnip Soup

Ingredients 3 Large or 5 small parsnips, 2 cm rounds 1 onion sliced thinly oil 2 bay leaves 3 carrots chopped into 2 cm rounds a stock cube / vegetable bouillon for 1ltr of stock 1tsp ground cumin 1tsp ground coriander Method Chop the veg Heat the oil in a large saucepan Add the onion and…

White bean soup with new-season garlic and parsley

So tasty, quick and easy. It’s Mr Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s white bean soup with new-season garlic and parsley, of which I have 80% of the ingredients list home grown and bought from Hulme Garden Centre (and a little chuffed about). This is a seriously tasty soup and vegan too. You can make it with mature garlic…

River Cafe’s Roast Ribollita

With a big bag of chard from Glebelands City Growers and spinach, white onions and basil from the Riverford veg box, there is only one call… ribollita al forno! Its a thick Tuscan soup, in this recipe River Cafe suggest you roast it in the oven between slices of sourdough. This recipe serves 6. Ingredients…

Delia’s Black Bean Soup

I used dried turtle beans for this tasty soup by Delia Smith. Very simple and very hearty. I made it vegetarian by leaving out the pancetta and replacing the chicken stock with vegetable stock. I don’t have a blender and didn’t use crème fraîche so the soup looks different in the picture above, and probably…