Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Stretching a bit of soup for one to two

After having slow cooked some beef the other day, we first of all made two Shepherd's pies for the freezer, then some soup. We enjoyed it the first day but didn't quite have enough for both of us for the next day. DB was willing to find something else to eat but as it was a very cold day, I decided to strertch the soup.

Firstly some hot paprika was added, then a tin of lovely soft chickpeas, another stock cube, a potato and some hot water:
A good tablespoonful of tomato puree was added at the end, along with some black pepper:
We had it with the last of the GF bread - yummy!

17 comments:

  1. That looks so good. I am due a turf out of the veg drawer in the fridge so I think a homemade soup will be on our menu sometime this week.

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  2. ooh that looks lovely, just whats needed in this weather x

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  3. Isn't it great when you can make something from nothing! Just the kind of warming meal for a cold day too! xx

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    1. Sheila, Sammie and Amy - ues, we love home made soup, now finding tinned tastes of chemicals? Stretch, stretch, stretch!

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  4. I often 'stretch' soup with a can of chopped tomatoes and a can of beans - haricot verts, black-eyed beans, cannellini, butter (whatever is to hand) - and an extra veggie Oxo cube. Yes, as Amy says, making something from (almost) nothing is great!
    Margaret P

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  5. ack! I want to eat that now. look divine

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  6. I like to throw frozen veg into soup to make it stretch, particularly spinach, and a teaspoon of tikka masala paste to make it 'exotic'!

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    1. Margaret, Sol,Mindo - We'd rather stretch to feed us both, than have two different meals. It tasted lovely, actually better than the original. Frozen veg we sometimes do as well, also curry paste if it has lost a bit of taste.

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  7. We did this last week with some soup/stew too. Doesn't it make you feel good to stretch a nice meal into another nice meal with some leftovers : )

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  8. It's amazing isn't it that with a few additions another almost completely different soup turns up, sometimes tasting even better due to the lovely mellow 'base' that has developed over night. It looks lovely and warming. :-)

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  9. It does look lovely and I bet it was.

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    1. Jo, Sue and Frugal in Essex, can't beat leftovers, rehashed into something different.

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  10. Wow that soup looks delicious, never tried tomato puree before, will give that a try...thank you. Woo xx

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    1. Having used paprika, tomato puree goes well with that.

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  11. I love your blog, so many good ideas. Cheryl

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  12. Cheryl and Annie, thank you and yes, it was good.

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