My road to recovery soup

I have been suffering with a chesty cold. I finally succumbed to the dreaded thing on the weekend and confined myself to the sick sofa. Taking remedies, keeping warm and watching telly were the order of the day.

However by about 1 pm I was getting hungry and found myself in need of a thickish creamy soup to rescue me from my downward spiral towards man-flu. I turned to the always ready potato and onion for my recovery soup. I know it should be a chicken soup but I was not in the mood for prepping and cooking the chicken.

This is a triumph of a smooth, creamy and very tasty soup. If I didn’t know better I would say that I have happened onto a medical miracle. My skills as a soupy alchemist are finally coming to the fore as I recover from my brush with man-flu.

Serves: 4

Approximate Calories: 559 (140 –  calories per serving) 


  • 1 tbsp of rapeseed oil (other types of oil will do)
  • 1 knob of butter, unsalted
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 medium potatos, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 vegetable stockpots
  • Add hot water to (level 1 or 2 in the soupmaker whichever suit you)


  • 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.


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