Tuesday 29 November 2011

Random Recipes does No Croutons Required - Get Better Soup

So I was ill this weekend and I was so disappointed because I was suppose to go to Norwich for a weekend with the girls, Oli and Rosie. Instead I was stuck on the sofa with a swollen neck looking like a chipmunk! I guess the silver lining was that I got to watch lots of girly films and harry potter (!) and got away with whatever I wanted by telling the boy "but i'm sick".

As I was going away this weekend I didn't think I would have time to participate in Dom's Random recipe challenge this month. He has teamed up with Jac from Tinned Tomatoes (who you have met on my blog before in this post and this one) and her challenge no croutons required. The challenge this month is soup!

Random Recipes #10 - November

Being ill made this challenge perfect for me, and I had time to do it. So here is my recipe for "Get Better Soup". I didn't 100% follow the rules, but my excuse is that I don't have a cookbook with a soup recipe in, so I googled soup and the first thing that came up was a roast tomato soup. I didn't have all the ingredients for this and wanted to get in as many veg as I could to boost my immune system! So I roughly followed the recipe and chucked in every other veg I had in the fridge....randomly. Hope that counts!
This makes 6 bowls of soup:

6 tomatoes
2 carrots, peeled
2 onion
1 leek, chopped
3 mushrooms, chopped
3 cloves garlic
parsley, diced
chicken stock
2 tbsp balsamic vinger

1. Put the tomatoes, whole onions, carrots and garlic together in a baking tray. Drizzle with oil, salt and pepper and roast for 35 mins at 180C
2. Meanwhile make up the stock and cook the mushrooms and leek in it.
3. Take the roasted veg out of the oven. Put everything in a big pot/blender. Chuck in the parlsey, salt, pepper, other herb and balsamic vinegar in.

4. Blend in the blender or with a hand blender. Add more water until it reaches the consistency you are happy with.
5. Eat or slurp!

I had this soup on two days:

Day one - I added some wholegrain rice, I just love rice in soup.

Day two - I didn't add rice but topped with toasted wholegrain bread and cheese (obviously in full on feeling sorry for myself mood!)

Feeling much better now and am already planning another weekend to make up for the lost one!


  1. well of course we forgive you your illness... chucking things in from the fridge is the only cure for the blues... well done for even taking part, which I truly appreciate... plus it lasted you two days which is pretty genius if you ask me x

  2. There's nothing wrong with soups based on whatever's in the fridge - sometimes I think that's almost all I ever eat. I'm feeling a bit grotty myself so the version with cheese would be just great right now. Glad you're feeling better but don't get me started on lost weekends.

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