Winter Is Coming Vegetable Soup

It is true, winter is coming and what better way to prepare than to cook up a simple vegetable soup, for how simple this is, it’s still one of my favourite comfort foods.

Ingredients:

  • 3 white potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 large leek
  • 1 onion
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • quarter slice of butter 

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Step 1: Finely chop the onion but leave the carrots, potatoes and leeks in nice big chunks

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Step 2: For this i’m using a pressure cooker, only because it’s something i’ve used all my life, its quicker and creates more intense flavour i find, if you don’t have a pressure cooker just use a plain pot, melt the butter and chuck in the vegetables

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Step 3: Sweat the vegetables down, don’t brown them, after 5 minutes add boiling water to cover the vegetables and add the vegetable stock and let it boil away for another 5 minutes 

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Step 4: Add more water, if using the pressure cooker, boil away for 15 minutes on a medium heat, remember to keep an eye because of the pressure, if it starts to steam, turn the heat down, if using a normal pot, just let it boil away for an hour an a low heat

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Step 5: Season with salt and pepper and its ready to serve, personally i like to add some grated cheese and some cress on top, enjoy!

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