Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Quick and Easy Autumnal Soup

I don't know anyone that doesn't love a big bowl of soup. The ultimate comfort food for anytime of the year. OXO very kindly sent some of their new stock pots over for me to try and I whipped up some of the most delicious and unbeliveably easy soup I could.

OXO Stock Pots Soup in enamel cups

In the UK alone a staggering 4.2 million tonnes of food and drink is wasted each year (that's enough to fill Wembley Stadium four times over!) I don't know about you but I think that's a pretty horrifying statistic.

OXO, however, may have just come up with a way of helping you to use up all the odd bits of vegetables you find at the back of the fridge. Their new stock pots are a blend of meat or vegetable juices, herbs, vegetables and seasoning which takes away any hassle of having fresh herbs around.

OXO Stock Pots in boxes

OXO Stock Pots

There are three flavours: rich beef with onion and rosemary, succulent chicken with garlic and thyme and garden vegetables with parsley and bay. All of these would be yummy in lots of different kinds of soups but I went for chicken to boost the flavour of my leftover vegetable soup.

OXO Stock Pots Soup ingredients

The beautiful thing about soup is all you need to remember is the ratio 1:1, pretty easy right?! 500g of vegetables and 500ml of stock. Easy!

For this soup that worked out at two carrots, half an onion, a stalk of celery and half a leek. Just chop them all up into small chunks and add your OXO stock. The chicken stock pot is flavoured with garlic and thyme so theres no need to add herbs but if you fancy sprinkling a little coriander on top it will only make it more delicious! Simmer until the vegetables are cooked and then blend it up. Season and serve. It really couldn't be easier.

OXO Stock Pots Soup

OXO Stock Pots Soup props

OXO Stock Pots Soup in two cups

(What's your favourite comfort food? Let me know in the comments.)

*The stock pots were kindly gifted to me but love of soup and all opinions are my own.
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