Friday, 23 November 2007

Easy lazy vegan soup

After climbing Arthurs seat and walking home I was in no mood for slaving over the stove for dinner so I made this soup, where you just chuck in what you have and leave simmering while you get changed into your P.J's and make a cup of tea.

Serves 5 hungry hikers
Lazy Soup

Basic Recipe:
2 tins chopped tomatos
1 tin beans (your choice, I used canellini)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
couple mugs dried pasta
Squeeze tomato puree
1 stock cube
Pinch italian herbs
Pinch Chilli seeds
Couple of Bay leafs

Optional Additions(what I used, all chopped):
Mixed Bell Peppers
Sundried tomatos

1/ Gently fry the onion in olive oil until softened, add herbs and chilli and fry for another minute.

2/ Add all the other veggies you are using and gently fry until softened, but do not brown.

3/ Tip in tomatoes then use the tin to measure out 2 cans of water and add to soup. Chuck in everything else, stir, put lid on and leave to simmer until the veggies and pasta are cooked.

4/ Enjoy with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped fresh tomatos and basil.

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