A Healthy Winter Warmer

Saturday 15 November 2014

When I was little, I'd refuse to eat any soup unless it was made by my Great Granny Brennan, who lived in Scotland. My mum used to tell me that my Great Gran had sent soup in the post for us, just so that I'd eat whatever my mum had actually made! I genuinely believed her for years and actually felt a bit deceived when the truth came out!

With the colder months upon us, I decided to try and recreate the same soup as my great gran to keep me warm after a hard day at uni! You will need:

4 small-medium potatoes
3 large carrots
3 small onions
chicken stock
tomato puree
olive oil
ground black pepper and salt for seasoning

1. Peel and wash all of your vegetables. Cut the onions into fine slices, the potatoes into small cubes and grate the carrots. (you could do small carrot cubes but grating was what my gran did!)

2. In a large pan, heat up a tablespoon of olive oil and slowly fry the onions until golden in colour. They'll start to smell sweet when they're ready

3. Add boiled water and chicken stock to the onions and make sure the stock properly dissolves in, before adding your carrot and potaotes

4. I added a touch of tomato puree to my soup, I think canned chopped tomatoes would also work well if you wanted to change things up a bit! I also added LOTS of ground black pepper and a pinch of salt

5. Leave the soup mixture to simmer for about 20 minutes. Check the potatoes are thoroughly cooked through before you take it off the heat!

6. I didn't blend my soup as I quite like it chunky, but if you prefer it smooth, then this is when you need to get your hand blender out!

7. Voila!! Simple and yummy, not to mention good for you!


  1. This looks amazing, anyone that knows me will tell you I literally live off soup. Basically every day I eat some form of soup like mixture. hehe .
    I hate cooking/baking but when it comes to soup I don't really have to do much work so I don't mind it as much, think I will deffo give this a try. I will save it for later and attempt making in throughout the week. xox


  2. Thanks for this recipe, it looks delicious so am saving this! I'm a vegetarian and am always on the lookout for veggie winter warmer soups!

    x Sneha | www.snehakadaba.com

    1. Hope you like it :)! Glad it was helpful xx

  3. This looks so yummy! and im not normally one for soup either! might have to try this one day, thanks for the recipe :) x x


    1. Aw let me know how it goes if you make it :) xx

  4. Aw soup is my ultimate comfort food. Love it so much, and this looks delicious. <3 So funny your mom said she was sent the soup! :D


    1. Would be even better with nice warm crusty bread :)! Haha yeah, I think she'd have told me anything to get me to eat that soup! I soon learnt to love it xx

  5. This looks scrummy :) going to be perfect for dinner as the weather is getting chilly!!


  6. Ooh this looks delish! You can't beat a nice big bowl of soup on a winters night :D

    Beth // Bethany Georgina

  7. This looks so yummy :) I definitely to make soup a bit more regularly xx

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