There is still a bit of a chill in the air.... At least at my side of the world!
Usually... A few hours after I have cooked something, the recipe is long since lost in the data-base that is my memory. I cannot help it! It probably doesn't help that I seldom cook the same thing twice, buuut you know!
This one however, is easy, it's intriguing, healthy AND it is soup! Look at that colour, so vibrant, perfect for a season when blossoms are springing up from underfoot, and the gusts of wind still nips at your face a little....
Now, you can choose to either finely chop the fruit and vegetables and serve it as a stew or a broth, OR you can whizz it all up either with a stick blender or in your food processor, I did the latter... just to see what colour it would end up being.
Apple & Beet-Soup
1 tbsp neutral oil (sunflower, rapeseed, etc)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cooked/roasted/pickled beets, chopped
2 red apples, chopped
1/4 savoy cabbage, sliced
850ml vegetable stock
- Start by heating up the oil in a medium-sized pan, add the onion and soften for about five minutes.
- Now, add the beets and apples, and swish about for a little bit, before adding the remaining ingredients. Pour over the stock and sommer until the apples are tender, it shouldn't take more than about 15 minutes.
- Time to decide! Serve as a stew or whizz up to serve? Either way, you're going to want some good bread for mopping!
I found the fruity undertones in this lovely, and I love how the beet didn't shine through too much... just enough!
This weekend I was unfortunate enough to have my bag stolen, and so the weekend has pretty much consisted of getting everything sorted with getting new keys cut, cancelling bank cards and the like, such. a. hassle! But sunshine, friends and good food along with music has helped. And the customer service I received was absolutely fantastic. So much support and it definitely makes life a little easier when things like that happen.
Next week better be less chaotic!
I hope you have had a great weekend! Did you get up to much?
Some friends wanted to get rid of a fish tank, and I now have two! Along with it was also a little lost Zebra Danio that has since moved in with my goldfish Seamus and Finnegan, I have named him Pepe, and it seems I name my fish based on the nationality of my current flatmates at the time, haha!
Good Mood Food, p. 65