Hello and welcome to the first of two new linkies I am introducing for 2015. This one is really easy and will hopefully encourage you to eat healthier too. It is called Super Soup #SuperSoup and all you need to do is link up a new or old soup recipe (with the badge below on) and I will stumble, pin and share your entry/entries on Twitter. I will also do a round up with all the entries in before I announce the March/April edition of Super Soup.
Did you know that eating soup will keep you feeling fuller for longer than a salad or a sandwich? (source: here) So it is perfect for those who are trying to lose weight or even trying to save some pennies. Soup can be made from almost any vegetables or other leftovers you have in your fridge and can make a cheap and tasty lunch which is ideal for your CrockPot Food Warmer, meaning you can easily take it to work. A few of my fellow bloggers are using soups and smoothies to lose weight without the calorie counting in 2015. They have called it #Jumpstart15 and you can find out more information about it here.
Anyway, onto my entry for the first ever #SuperSoup linky! I always make too many vegetables whenever I do a roast dinner and I have recently discovered a really easy and quick way to make soup with them which is good for your waistline and your pocket as you are not wasting any food. My ‘Forgotten Vegetable Soup’ is very easy to make if you have a food processor, blender or even just a hand blender. You can use virtually any cooked vegetables you have to hand, however some may not purée as well as others. I used my Magimix CS4200XL Food Processor (affiliate link) with its blender attachment to make the soup. If using a hand blender, just put everything in a saucepan and with the stock and using a potato masher and your hand blender, blend it altogether until your desired consistency is reached.
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 onion, peeled and chopped
- 300g leftover cooked vegetables (I used potatoes, carrots, cabbage and runner beans)
- 250ml stock (I used vegetable stock made with a stock cube and boiled water)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a small frying pan, fry the onion in the vegetable oil until softened
- Place all the cooked vegetables in a food processor along with the onion and process until finely chopped
- Add in the vegetable stock along with the salt and pepper, and process again until finely blended together.
- Add more water, if you require a thinner soup
- Pour the soup into saucepan and gently heat up, then serve in a bowl with bread on the side
#SuperSoup Linky Rules
- Add the badge below to your soup post (new or old) with a link to this post and then join the linky following the instructions below.
- Try and comment on at least three other entries if you can (share the blogging love folks!)
- Please tweet your entry using the #SuperSoup hashtag and @Jos_Kitchen and I will retweet all that I can
- You can add your post into any other linky as long as the other linky allows it
- I will pin, stumble and share all the entries on Twitter (and on Facebook too if I get the chance!)
- I will do a round up post of all the entries in a big blog post before announcing the March/April edition of #SuperSoup. Please let me know if you do not want me using your recipe image in the blog post
- If you are not a blogger and still want to take part, please share your recipe image on social media using #SuperSoup and then add the URL of the share to the linky