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Looking After Yourself participants get 'souper' healthy

Looking after yourself is so important, which is why we are running a 15 week  accredited course covering cooking, healthy eating, and a range of fitness activities to boost wellbeing.

 

This week, we have been looking at making healthy meals from vegetables grown in our garden. On today's menu is a tasty Leek and Potato Soup, both delicious, healthy, and versatile vegetables, they make great ingredients for a tasty dish like this and can be grown in your own garden. Learning how to alter recipes based on what you have in your own kitchen is key to eliminating barriers so our participants have been talking about subsidising ingredients, but the recipe we based our soup on is here. Why not give it go and let us know how it went:

 

 

Ingredients

 

20g butter

 

2 potatoes (peeled and cut into 1cm pieces)

 

1 small onion (cut the same size as the potatoes)

 

1 large leek

 

1/2 pint vegetable stock

 

 

Method

  • Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan, when it foams add the potatoes, onion and leek.
  • Toss the ingredients in butter until well coated.
  • Season well with salt and pepper asnd toss again.
  • Put a disc of greasproof paper (called a cartouche by chefs) on top of the vegetables to keep in the steam, then cover the pan with it's lid.
  • Cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft but not coloured.
  • Uncover the pan and discard the paper.
  • Pour in the vegetable stock, bring to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are just cooked (about 5 minutes). Do not overcook or the soup will lose it's fresh flavour.
  • Add some extra stock if the soup is too thick for your liking, then pour into warmed bowls and enjoy a fresh helping of winter goodness.

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