Thursday, 27 January 2011

# 33 Some crafty news and a lovely Winter soup

My other blog has just been updated with some crafty news so if you'd like to know what I've been up to craftwise please click on the image above.

Today I want to share with you my favourite Winter soup and one I make quite often during the cold season. Here it is, Red Bean and Cabbage Soup delicious and comforting especially when accompanied by a slice of freshly baked bread.

On to the recipe:

1/2 of a butternut squash peeled and diced
1 small turnip peeled and cut into small pieces
3 or 4 medium size courgettes peeled and cut into small pieces
3 or 4 medium size carrots peeled and cut into slices
1/2 of a leek cut into pieces
2 cans of red beans
1/2 of a sweet cabbage washed and shredded
2 Knorr chicken or vegetable stock cubes

Put all of the above ingredients in a pan, except for the shredded cabbage, and cover with water. Bring to the boil and then let simmer for 30 to 40 minutes until all vegetables are tender enough to be blended.

Before blending add a little olive oil and season with salt if needed.

Add the shredded cabbage and let it simmer again until the cabbage is cooked, you can add a little water if the soup is too thick.

Serve hot and enjoy!