Thursday, 4 October 2012

soup soup, tasty soup soup

So today's post is slightly different to the fashion/beauty posts I usually write. But I've had a bit of 'writer's block' recently and not really found myself drawn to blogging in the past week... until now, when I decided I wanted to write about soup (as you do).
Does anyone else find that some weeks you just don't really feel up to blogging? I've been feeling a bit under the weather the past week and have just wanted to eat and get into bed when I get home from work, so my blog has kind of taken a backseat. But I'll be back on track soon, I'm sure :)

Anyway, I made this soup at the weekend and it's pretty tasty if I may say so myself. I found the recipe on the Nigella Lawson website.

If you want to make this soup, you will need:
- around 800g ripe tomatoes (I didn't measure but guessed & used two packs of small vine tomatoes)
- 1 large onion (...or 2 small)
- 2 red peppers (I only had 1 red & one yellow... all these brackets show I'm not very good at following recipes)
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- salt & pepper
- vegetable stock

1. cut up the tomatoes, peppers and onions into large chunks and place in a roasting dish. Leave the garlic whole, in the skins and add to the roasting dish. Add salt and pepper.
2. pour the olive oil into the roasting dish and mix it all up, making sure everything is coated in oil.
3. cook at 200C for 30-45mins, until the veg is slightly charred.
4. make up the stock (I used OXO cube so followed the instructions on the box)
5. once the veg is cooked, pick the garlic out of the roasting dish and squeeze the insides out of the skins back into the dish.
6. add the stock and all the veg into a saucepan, then blend using a handheld blender. Make it as smooth or as chunky as you like :)
7. serve with some home-bake rolls.

This is the perfect soup for a cold autumn evening. Let me know if you try this recipe out, I hope you like it! x


  1. ooh sounds yummy, looks simple too, yay!

    Sophierosehearts x

  2. Mmmm looks good, I lovee homemade soup! I made tomato and basil recently, it was yummy! xx

  3. That looks gorgeous, I made a vegetable soup the other day and did a post on it which was gorgeous, but I think i'm going to give this a go. Never had roasted vegetables before!xxx

  4. Looks yummy, definitely going to be giving this a go. Looks so simple to do, perfect for a cold day :) x x

  5. This looks delicous! I'll be giving this a go one night soon :)
    Brighton Girl x

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    Ana V

  7. Mmm this looks delicious! I've been wanting to make soup to take into work as a cheap and cheerful little treat so might just have to give this one a try next week!
    Kaz x

  8. Mmmmmmm yummy!

    I love warm soup in the colder months!