Bonfire Night Recipes – yum!

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Remember, remember the 5th of November – to feed your body all the good stuff over the winter to help boost your immune system and give you lots of energy 🙂

 

So make sure you do look after yourself by feeding yourself the good stuff – homemade soups, lots of seasonal vegetables, beans, grains, pulses and good quality local meats – as well as of course the seasonal puddings of apple and rhubarb crumble – as long as you are exercising its fine to have some of the puddings – plus crumble gives you two portions of your fruit and makes you feel great!

 

As many of you will be out and about on Bonfire’s Night and over the weekend we thought we would give you a recipe to have in a flask, or ready for when you arrive home…

 

Energised Leek and Potato Soup

Ingrediants: 

* 2tbsp coconut butter

* 2 medium leeks chooped into 2-3cm wide pieces

* 8oz of peeled and chopped potatoes of your favourite variety (my Dad would suggest Maris Pipers..being the farmer within him!)

* I pint vegetable stock (or you could use stock from cooking a chicken or veg in if you have it..)

1 clove of garlic finely chopped – fabulous for your immune and respiratory system

1 bay leaf

Sea salt and black pepper

1/2 pt milk (optional if you like it a little creamy)

Handful of fresh herbs finely chopped – parsley or mixed will work well

 

** You can swap or add some turnips to the amount of potatoes to add a bit of a different tast to the soup and a mixture of vitamins and minerals – yummy!

 

What to do!

 1. Melt the coconut butter and then add the leeks and potatoes and cool until soft (about 5 mins of so)

2. Add the tock, garlic, bay leaf, sea salt and pepper and cover – then simmer for 30mins.

3. Leave to cool slightly and remove the bay leaf

4. Belnd for 30 secs on max power – if you like the pototoes and leeks to still be in pieces and make it a ‘country chunky’ soup then skip this step!

6. Pour into bowls or your flask, make or buy some local fresh bread rolls (if you live in Bristol Zest on Stoke Lane have some delicious ones but you have to get there early!!)

7. Enjoy!

 

So there you have it – a quick and simple soup to give you lots of energy other the coming winter days.  Try it – so much tastier that the bought ones, cheaper and without the additives so even better for you!