Tuesday 17 April 2012

Warming the cockles of our hearts!

Being such a chilly day (and we have warmed up our hand bean bags once already), I thought some oven roasted vegetable soup would warm us nicely.

Vegetables available today were: 1 1/2 onions, 1 courgette, 1 green pepper, 2 small potatoes, 1/2 butternut squash, 2 large carrots and 2 cloves of garlic. These were chopped into large chunks, drizzled with oil, celery salt (you can use any kind here) and pepper. Here they are before cooking.

They were placed on foil inside my grill pan and roasted for 1 hours at 200 Celsius, turning over half way through. Here they are hot from the oven.

Once done, carefully remove from the foil into a large pan. Rinse the foil off with a little boiling water to remove the lovely bits and pour this into the pan with the vegetables in. Add boiling water to cover the vegetables plus another 1” in depth. 

Squeeze in 2 tablespoons tomato puree and 2 stock cubes. Bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes.

If you want a chunky soup, remove a ladle or two of the vegetables before mashing or using a stick blender. Once blended add the vegetables you have saved back into the soup.

If you want a pureed soup, blend it all together. There should be no need to thicken it.

Serve with some nice bread and salt and pepper to taste.


  1. That looks so yummy, I could do with a bowl of that right now... I'm freeeeeeeeeezing!! x

    1. Thanks, it certainly hit the spot. Mid afternoon, we have just warmed ourselves up again with a hot, milky coffee!

    2. It's not cold here today, but that just sounds wonderful! I haven't made soup in quite a while; I think that's going to be supper tonight!

  2. Looks so tasty, it is cold here too.
    Carol xx

  3. Looks yummy. I've never thought of roasting the veg first, must try that next time. P

  4. Sounds delicious! I'm in Norfolk too and that looks like a fabulous tummy warmer!

  5. The perfect warming meal!

  6. I love to roast veg for soup. It gives the soup a much better flavour. Yours looks yummy.
    Karen x

  7. ooo lovely, homemade soup and homemade bread is such comfort food on a cold evening. I recently changed the recipe you gave me and now use maple syrup rather than sugar. Tastes exectly the same, but a bit healthier apparently. So pleased with that receipe thanks. Not bought bread since early Feb!

  8. That sounds so good and healthy as well as being comfort food. Will try this at the weekend. Thank you x

  9. That sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I would like to try this sometime :)

    It is cold here too, and yesterday we had a little bit of snow. Luckily it is gone now. Hope for some nice and warm spring weather soon.

    Have a wonderful day :)


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