Now that it is officially winter, it’s time to fill your house with the delicious scent of soup on the stove… mmm! Soups are kind of like the ‘smoothies’ of winter, because they help to pack more veggies and nutrients into your day. This recipe uses fresh thyme, which helps with digestive issues, sore throats and coughs – a delicious way to define yourself against winter sickness! All you need is a big pot, some veggies… and a little ‘thyme’… 😉
1 small butternut pumpkin
2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 tablespoon butter
Peel and wash all the veggies, then chop them into small cubes.
Add the butter and leeks to a large pot and simmer on a medium heat until the leeks are soft
Add the other veggies to the pot and then cover with boiling water.
Add the stock, turmeric and chilli and cover, cooking on a medium heat for 15 minutes.
While the soup is cooking, remove the thyme from the stems. How much use depends on taste, but about 2-3 tablespoons of ‘stripped’ thyme leaves will add good flavour to the soup.
Add the thyme to the soup and cook for another 10 minutes, covered (or until the veggies are soft).
Serve while hot with a sprinkle of fresh thyme and salt and pepper!
This recipe can also be frozen and reheated later – perfect for winter meal preps!
Mike, Suz & The PPHY Team 🙂