Hairy Dieters Golden Veg Soup

I treated myself to the Hairy Dieters cookbook while at the Good Food Show Glasgow this year.
I love the hairy bikers and am currently trying to lose weight for my wedding in 2014, so this book is perfect for me.

I am aiming to cook through the book blogging as I go.
First from the book is the golden vegetable soup.

It consists of a few basic ingredients – carrots, onions, butternut squash, parsnips, garlic, chicken stock.
I made adjustments on the recipe to coincide with my Slimming World eating plan.
I swapped the olive oil for frylight.
I also didn’t have parsnips so just left them out.

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Firstly I had to chop up the onions, carrots and butternut squash.
I used my Pampered chef peeler and crinkle cutter to do this.
The peeler was fantastic for peeling the squash and I was fairly impressed as my old one wouldn’t even take a chunk out!

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The crinkle cutter done its fantastic normal job by cutting clean through the squash and the carrots as if they were butter. Made my job ten times easier and quicker.

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Once I had chopped all my veg, it was time to sauté the onions and garlic with the fry light until the onions were soft an had a slight colouring to them.
The squash and carrots were stirred in and then the stock added in.

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I left the soup to simmer for 30 minutes, doing my usual housework chores as I went. (A mummy’s job is never done!)
The oven beeped at me and it was time to blend.

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Ta da! Soup is done.
It’s perfect for a cold and Wintery day.
I like my soup thick and it wasn’t too thick which was perfect.
The monsters loved this soup, as did we, and I will definitely be making it again.

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Thanks Dave and Si!

Go visit The Hairy Bikers for more information on the duo.
Tell them who sent you.

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3 comments

      1. Thanks, I did enjoy it. You missed out on leaving the parsnips out, they added a lovely sweet note to it. Have to pack it in containers now to take to my mother!

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