I had a red cabbage that needed using and a quarter of a butternut squash so I looked up some recipes and merged a couple to make… THIS! I was pleasantly surprised by how tasty and I hadn’t even seasoned it at that point. I love soup with entirely homemade stock in it because I know it’s not only preferable to additive-laden shop-bought stuff, stock is good for your gut. If I don’t make it myself I used Kallo organic. I Quit Sugar have good recipes for making stock, check out their ebooks.
*Excuse my unprofessional recipe-writing. I made this up so I hope that comes across and inspires you to experiment for yourself to use up what you’ve got rather than buy more. #nofoodwaste
1 brown onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
2/3 of a red cabbage, shredded
1 red pepper, sliced
2 or 3 beetroot (I can’t remember), cut into quarters
1/4 of a smallish butternut squash, cut into similar sized chunks to the beetroot
1/2 a red apple, peeled and chopped into bitesize chunks
Approx 1ltr – 1200mls of homemade chicken or vegetable stock (I used chicken and it was about half a mixing bowl so I’m making a guess at the ml amount – if you make your own chicken stock make sure you use an organic chicken)
Salt and pepper (duh!)
- Put the beetroot and butternut squash on a roasting tray and drizzle with a little oil. Roast for approx 20 mins at 180c. Keep checking it as you want it just cooked and not browning too much.
- When the beetroot and squash is done, fry the onion in a little olive oil for a couple of minutes, ensuring you don’t burn it. Chuck in the garlic clove whole (you’ll simmer it all for a bit and then blend up but if you want to chop it, go ahead).
- After a few minutes add the cabbage, red pepper and apple. Stir and turn the heat down. Let it all soften then add the roasted stuff.
- Once it’s softened and there is some pink liquid at the bottom of the pan, add the stock, bring to the boil then simmer with a lid on for 15-20mins.
- Season and then blitz in a blender.
- Eat it and feel good about what you’re putting into your body because it tastes nice and is crap-free.
Here is a video of how it went down with my kids… (it was obviously already working it’s magic on one of their guts…)