Something to do soup

Blimey! Doesn’t time fly when you’ve had some sherry!

Its now 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon and the football is still not on, no 12:30 game today. The Scottish seem to have taken over with a re-run of the Rangers vs Celtic game, it seemed like they played only last week. Well i suppose with 6 old firm games ayear it would have been. Anyway I needed something to do so I thought I might fill in some time making soup! What a surprise I hear you all gasp.

Any way the Abel and Cole box was waiting for me when I got home a from a few days away on business, it was left alone and lonely on the hob, for my return. having drted it out I was left with Broccoli, carrots and a single onion.  So to work I thought.

Serves: 4

Approximate Calories: 468 (117 calories per serving) 


  • 2 tbsp of rapeseed oil (olive oil will do)
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 stick of celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 head of broccoli (use 2 if you really like broccoli)
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp of mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 vegetable stockpots
  • Add hot water to (level 2 in the soupmaker the lower one)


  • Put all ingredients in the soup maker and set to smooth.
  • Alternatively put all of the ingredients into the pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minute’s or so, then blend when done until smooth.
  • For a thinner soup add more water, for a thicker soup add less water.
  • (Optional – add 1/2 cup of cream, yogurt or milk to taste to make it creamy) don’t forget to add the calories for these if you have them.

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