Thursday, April 25, 2013

Autumn In A Bowl...

When you open the pantry and fridge at the end of the week (or month or how often you shop) its seems to offer very few options. With only a few things, but yet they are foods and foods that go to waste unless used. So I make a mission of both teaching others how we can use these but also how I make sure I put these things to use in my own home.

The other day with these last few ingredients I took the opportunity to make a yummy soup and here is the recipe. You could change the vegetables and use what you have but here is how I did it.

Autumn In A Bowl Soup
1 yellow carrot
1 orange carrot
2 potatoes
1 zucchini
2 celery stalks
1 sweet potato
1 onion
3 garlic cloves
1 bunch of thyme
1 tin of organic tomatoes
1 tin or dried organic chickpeas 
4 Tablespoons of organic Worcestershire sauce

Brown all veggies in a pot and then cover in water, sea salt and pepper and allow them the simmer.
Add tin tomatoes and allow to simmer further until vegetables are soft.
Add chickpeas and cook for a further fifteen minutes.

I served it with a good sprinkle of chilli flakes and a dollop of bio-dynamic natural yoghurt.

This is no chefs recipe but something so delicious, nutritious and reduces food waste.
Food waste is a huge problem today and one as a planet we really cannot afford. 
Give it a try next time you have some left over veg and unloved last bits in your fridge and why not get the whole family involved!


  1. The simple dishes are often the best I think. This sounds delicious and easy! Love those photos of your little one chopping up the vegetables with you.

  2. Your soup sounds delicious, Amber. I've been meaning to make a pot of soup each weekend for a couple of weeks now but it hasn't happened. Must get onto it this weekend! So nice when it's cold outside and so satisfying to turn all those oddments into something hearty. Nice to 'see' you, too! :)

  3. This looks fantastic! And I love the photos of you and your sweet girl!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe...I would love to give this a go! Growing up my father made large pots of this and thats filled with yummies that would feed our army of 6 kids for days. As always you are inspiring! Have a wonderful weekend friend!

  4. Look at the kids handiwork with their chopping skills! They look so focused. This sounds really yum, nurturing and simple. Soups are such a pleasure to make! nat x

  5. This looks like one of those meals that takes you back to "home". Better than mac-n-cheese!

  6. that sounds so tasty, I love the pictures of you making it with help as well

  7. That sounds delicious. I always think soups are a brilliant way of using up fridge leftovers and those veggies that are past their best. x


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