Hearty veg and bacon soup

Chunky Veg Broth

On long, chilly, grey winter days when you think the outside will never dry out and the sun may well not shine again this side of oblivion, I like to get a steamy bowlful of this inside me. It’s super hearty and totally filling. Best enjoyed under a blanket with a familiar box-set to dive into. The seitan bacon is optional but encouraged x

Hearty winter veg and bacon soup

  • 200 grams White mushrooms (cut in to quarters)
  • 450 grams white potatoes (cut in to small cubes)
  • 2 medium carrots (medium slice then halve)
  • 2 sticks celery (fine sliced)
  • 1 medium brown onion (fine dice)
  • 2 slices seitan bacon (slice in to lardons)
  • 1.5 litres vegetable stock (5 tsp of bouillon to 1.5 litres boiling water)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp cornflour (mix with a little cold water to form a runny liquid)
  • 1.5 tsp dried thyme
  • A shake to taste Salt and pepper
  1. Add the stock and nutritional yeast to the pot and bring to the boil.
  2. Put all of the vegetables and the thyme in to the stock
  3. Stir then cover and reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. When all of the vegetables are soft, add the bacon lardons (optional) and the cornflour mixture.
  5. Stir this all in and continue to do so until the soup thickens.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley and serve, enjoy!

This soup is really simple, fast and super nutritious. It never fails to bring a smile on a cold day and leaves you feeling all nice and hugged inside x

 

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