This week life has been too short to chop vegetables for my Soup of the Week. With more work, gardening and Netflix commitments (Series 3 of Orange is the New Black), I have been swamped but still needed something delicious, healthy and filling. I’ve also got an ever growing backlog of blogs I’ve been planning to write about and write/edit most of my publications on an evening while my fiance watches TV, so now we’ve caught up with a show we both love, expect quite a few being posted on here before another fun-filled weekend starts… Entourage, I hear you calling…
Soup… let’s talk soup… that’s really why you’re here, isn’t it? I seem to be creating a similar type of syn free tomato ones lately if you’ve noticed – the reason I bring this up is that this type of watery yet chunky soup is what keeps me full and hydrated on hot days. I will make a batch all for me and eat it up until I am full and I favour this type of guilt free soup at the minute and there’s absolutely no sharing whatsoever; some days I have leftovers and others it’s all gone in a couple of hours because I’m that ravenous. If I didn’t work from home. I would be taking a flask of the stuff with me most days.
And I must stress that if you’ve made many of my soups before, you’ll have noticed that I sauté almost everything to caramelise for a richer, smoother taste. If you have time, then I still recommend it, but this is a perfect example of what happens if you don’t: it isn’t as sweet but still yummy all the same, but of course, you can add a touch of sweetener at the end (start with little amounts to test) or a swirl of sweet chilli sauce.
Recipe – SERVES 4
400g chickpeas, drained and rinsed if preferred
400g chopped tomatoes
3 x 400g tins full of cold water (reusing one of the tins above)
1/2 tsp garlic salt
3 chicken stock cubes (or vegetable for Vegetarian)
2 onions, chopped
1/2 tbsp basil
1/2 tbsp dried mixed herbs
1/2 cup dried soya mince (optional)
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1. Chop the onions and throw everything in to the soup maker, which should more or less reach the 1600ml maker
2. Set to chunky and serve once cooked
Let me know if you like this kind of fuss-free recipe and I’ll try and make some more for my lunches and share them with you!
Tastefully Vikkie x