Recipes · Soups and lunches

Leek and Potato Soup

Leak and potato soup with homemade soda bread

Ingredients

  • 2 leeks sliced
  • 2 potatoes in chopped in to chunks
  • 700 ml veg stock

Method

  • Put all the ingredients in to a large pan and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer on a low heat for 45 minutes until the potato is soft
  • Blend until smooth
  • Enjoy!

Tips and Cheats

Quite possibly the easiest meal I can cook. It is so lazy and easy but always tastes good. You don’t even have to peal the potatoes! If you have a little vegan cream you can drizzle some on at the end. You will need a good sprinkle of salt too again I do this to taste as I don’t add it to the children’s soup.

Recipes · Soups and lunches

‘Egg’ Sandwich

Delicious ‘egg’ sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 tin of chickpeas drained
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • Bread of choice
  • Iceberg lettuce

Method

  • In a bowl mash the chickpeas, I like to leave a few chunky bits
  • Add in the mustard, mayonnaise and some salt to taste
  • Slice your bread (or use sliced) and layer up the chickpea mix and the lettuce
  • Enjoy!

Tips and Cheats

I could eat an entire tins worth of this although the mix should easily serve 2. You can spice it up with some spring onions or even use spinach, cucumber and tomato in the sandwich as well. I love the crunch of iceberg but you can use whatever you like.

Recipes · Soups and lunches · Waste Not Want Not

Carrot Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 onions sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 5 cups carrots sliced
  • Handful fresh parsley
  • Small handful of fresh thyme (or tablespoon of dried thyme)
  • 700ml vegetable stock

Method

  • Put the onion in a pan and saute it off for 5 minutes in a little oil.
  • Chuck in the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer for an hour on a low heat.
  • Blend the soup and serve!

Tips and Cheats

This soup is so easy. It really is a chuck in the pan and cook one! If you haven’t got fresh herbs add in some dried. You can swap out the thyme and parsley for some coriander. If using dried coriander add it in with the pinions and cook it off a little. It is a lovely sweet soup so does need salt. I don’t add salt and pepper to my recipes as I loathe black pepper and don’t use much salt as I have children.