Tuesday, January 18, 2011

beat the cold


I have to tell you I've made this time and time again. It's just one of those comforting dishes that's doulbly hearty and best eaten on a snowy cold day, (mostly like the days we've been having too much of!) a day where you just want to curl up with a bowl of something hot and let it melt the chill away.
No more snow... please?

chunky veg soup
recipe adapted from Donna Hay

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
2 stalks of celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme
sea salt and fresh ground pepper
2 x cans of chopped tomatoes (14oz)
1 1/2 litres of water or stock
1 cup of pasta (your choice)

In a large sauce pan over medium heat add the oil, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme and salt and pepper and cook until just soft. Add the tomatoes and water and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the pasta and cook for another 8-10 min. Serves 4-6.