My favourite recipes are the ones that don’t take long to prepare, are full of vitamins and nutrients and are, of course delicious. Because, who has time to cook big meals that take hours to prepare. Well, at least on most workdays I seem to be too busy, weekends can be different. Occasionally, I truly enjoy preparing new and more complicated meals as a treat for myself, my partner and our friends.
When it needs to be fast, my favourite go to meal is a creamy vegetable soup. I can freeze it and defrost it when time is short, leave it for my partner when I am not at home to cook for him and I also know that my body gets a lot of nutrients to keep the immune system strong.
What you need:
- 1x medium head of broccoli, roughly chopped
- 4x medium white potatoes
- 2x cubes of kale,I have used Talleys frozen kale. Alternatively you can use 1x kale leaf
- 1x cup of peas
- 1x onion – sliced
- 1x small handful of roasted almonds
- 1x cube of vegetable stock
- 40 grams of butter
- Sprinkle of garlic powder
- 200 grams of coconut cream
- 800 mls of water
- Rock salt and pepper (season to taste)
For this soup I have used a pressure cooker, I basically chucked everything in minus the coconut cream and set timer and walked away! A slow cooker would also do the trick. So efficient! I highly recommend one, especially if you have a wee one. If you don’t, then a big pot on the stove will do – just remember to boil your potatoes first..
Roughly chop your broccoli, potatoes and slice the onion. Add peas, water and sprinkle your vegetable stock all over your vegetables
Add a small handful of almonds (keeping some aside if you wish to decorate on top)
Season to taste garlic powder. I’m a bit of a fan so I go pretty heavy!
Season with salt and pepper and you can also add some to your bowl as you serve etc
Add a dollop of butter and cook away
Once cooked and smelling delicious let it cool and then it’s time to whizz!
You can use a hand blender or even something like a Nutribullet. This is where I add about half a can of coconut cream. This just makes it creamier, and you won’t taste the coconut – it’s more for the texture. Feel free to use standard cream though! I just love to add in healthy fats where I can.
Serve with hot butter toast or bun!
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