Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Day One

Day One's a bit odd really, because its actually day two of my working week.
Ho Hum..

Today's soup is Hey! Fungi - Go Back To Your Roots!


6 small potatoes (not tiny new potato size, a bit bigger than that)
1 large carrot
1 medium parsip
1 medium leek (only up to the green bit - not using the tough upper leaves)
1 medium onion (white)
3 portobello mushroom (about 3" across)
1pt Veg Stock

Small handful fresh parsely
Small handful fresh sage
Small handful fresh basil
A good grind of black pepper
Tsp sea salt
Knob of butter

Cut the potatoes into small pieces, leaving the skins on and boil for about half an hour.
Cut the carrot and parsnip into equally small pieces and boil for 15 minutes
Shallow fry together the onion, mushrooms and leek, also cut into small pieces.

Turn off the heat to the frying pan and add the herbs, lightly chopped. We want to wilt them rather than cook them.

Add potatoes, carrot, parsnip and stock to a blender and whizz for a couple of minutes. At this point it should look and smell something like baby food! Add the mushroom mixture and whizz again so that its all incorporated. Then add the pepper, butter and salt. Mix thoroughly.

Drink and enjoy!

I found this soup to be easy to make, and really tasty. Its really thick, so some might want to add more veg stock to water it down. I like a good thick soup that can be eaten without bread and still provide a filling meal.

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