I do love my lunches. I’m lucky enough to be able to pop home from work for lunch, and it’s so nice to relax and have a bit of a zen-out. Never used that phrase before. Think I will from now on though, when appropriate.
Today we had snow. But not the nice kind you see on Lake District promo shots. We had the rubbish kind you see on BBC weather warnings – that holds people up and is just a bit annoying. So I came home in the cold for my zen-out, and had this lovely soup waiting for me – bliss 🙂
It’s a filling soup, without making one feel too worthy. I’ve experimented with different herbs and spices, but this one is plain and simple – the lovely combo of veggies speaks for itself.
Tell you what though, the addition of the creme fraiche swirl and sprinkling of chilli lifted this from out of the ordinary into a lunch to look forward to.
Hope you enjoy!
Swede, Carrot and Pea Soup
1 swede, chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped
splash olive oil
1.75l vegetable stock (I used a stock cube for this)
two handfuls of frozen peas
salt and pepper
1. Soften the swede, carrots, onion and garlic in olive oil for about 15 minutes
2. Add the vegetable stick and peas – bring to the boil
4. Season with salt and pepper, and swirl in some creme fraiche and chopped chilli, if using