Old Style Tomato Soup

Veg delivery is here so I am sorting the old from the new, with the old going into various soup and the unusable going into recycling. I hate throwing stuff away so I tend to soup up on Thursdays rather than throwing it all away. I didnt really know what to do with my soups until I came across this american site.

Foodsafety

Soups & Stews Vegetable or meat added 3 to 4 days 2 to 3 months

Here it states 3 to 4 days and 2 to 3 months for soup, but do be careful when storing in the fridge or freezing. Make sure the soup is at room temperature and allow for some expansion in the bag or container you are freezing the soup in.

My Leeky old tomato soup speaks for itself however, I have added a few more bits and pieces to give it a bit of body.

Serves: 4

Approximate Calories: 480 (120 –  calories per serving) 

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp of rapeseed oil (other types of oil will do)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed (to taste)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium potato, chopped
  • 3 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 can of tinned tomatoes
  • 1 plum tomato chopped
  • 1 red or green chilli, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp of Worcester sauce
  • 2 tab tbsps of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 stockpots (1 chicken and 1 vegetable)
  • Add hot water to (level 1 or 2 in the soupmaker whichever suit you)

Method

  • 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.

Potato, Carrot & Onion

Now that I am back in the groove with my soup making, I wanted to experiment with a chunky wholesome home style soup. It had to simple, tasty and warming as well as quick to make and not full of spurious ingredients that were not need .

I simply used potatoes, carrots, celery and onions and a tsp my Hungarian purchase of sweet and hot paprika to add the warmth that I wanted.

You can find some info here about Hungarian paprika by clicking here

Serves: 4

Approximate Calories: 741 (186 calories per serving) 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of rapeseed oil (olive oil will do)
  • 2 sticks of celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 medium potato, chopped
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of pearl barley
  • 1-2 tsp of paprika (hot or sweet to your taste)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 vegetable and 1 chicken stockpot
  • Add hot water to (level 1 in the soupmaker the higher one)

Method

  • 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.