Oh the weather outside is frightful... but this hearty, vegetable-filled winter warming soup is so delicious!
Local charity Caring Cooks, which provides nutritious food to families across the island as well as hot meals and cooking education in schools, has shared its recipe for "easy home-made vegetable soup".
"It can be adjusted to use vegetables you have on hand," the team said. "The best part is, it tastes delicious!"
"Soups are an easy way to boost the vegetable intake of the picky eaters in your family," the charity added. "The less favoured choices can be diced into very small pieces along with their favourites, or alternatively, you can puree the soup."
(Serves three or four)
250g raw vegetables, such as onions, carrots and celery
90g Dried red lentils
200g potato (sweet potato counts as part of your five-a-day)
900ml stock (ALLERGY ADVICE: Contains gluten if using stock cubes)
Saucepan and lid
Peel the carrots and potatoes.
Chop the raw vegetables into equal sized pieces, then chop the potatoes into cubes. Remember, the smaller they are, the quicker the cooking process.
Weigh and wash the lentils.
Place the vegetables and lentils into the saucepan. Carefully pour over the stock to cover the vegetables and simmer for 15 to 20 mins until the vegetables are tender.
If desired, blend the soup until smooth. Serve hot with crusty bread... or Caring Cooks' very own soda bread.
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