Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Garlic Mushroom Soup

Lunches at work are a problem for me.

I lost around 3 stone towards the end of 2013, so in an attempt to maintain that loss I'm trying to eat healthily and cut out unnecessary calories where possible. It's so easy to pop out to a high street store and buy a sandwich and some crisps at lunch time to eat but the fact is, they are really not good for my body! So, in an effort to avoid the crisps, I have made myself some lovely, fresh soup to take to work instead.


I used my Optimum 9400 blender to make this soup, but if you don't have a high-speed blender you can cook this up in a pan for around 10 mins then use either a regular blender or a stick blender.


I'm going to have a great big bowl of this at work tomorrow and I will feel so good that I've avoided those soggy sandwiches!

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Garlic Mushroom Soup
A super simple but super delicious warming soup.
Ingredients
  • 250g mushrooms (I used chestnut)
  • 1 small potato
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 fat clove garlic
  • 500ml vegetable stock
Instructions
1. Chop all ingredients roughly and put into your high-speed blender.2. Blend on high until piping hot and very smooth. How long it takes will depend on the temperature of your stock when added. If hot, the soup will only take 3-4 minutes but if chilled will take around double that.3. Season to taste, then serve with a drizzle of olive oil on top if desired. For a nice subtle spice, use chilli-infused oil!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: At least 2 bowls

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10 comments:

  1. Hi Kevin - wow, three stone! That's amazing, congratulations. Work lunches are really hard and I'm always on the lookout for new ideas. I've set up a pinterest board, 'The Work Lunch Project' to gather some options - let me know if you'd like to pin to it (I've added this soup, it fits the bill nicely!)

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    1. Hi Lucy! Thanks for your comment. I'd love to contribute to your board on Pinterest.... Currently having a few 'issues' with my account at the moment though, they keep locking me out!

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  2. Major congrats on the loss, I lost 3 stone a few years back, and I know what you mean about old habits dying hard and wanting to give in to the shop bought sandwiches. This looks fab though, much better. Soup for lunch is so underrated.

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    1. Thanks Emma! I find lunches really hard but I bought myself a food flask yesterday so I can heat up my lunch in the morning and have it hot at lunchtime without having to brave the long queues for the dirty work microwaves! I keep thinking up little lunch ideas I can put into my flask so keep your eyes on the blog for more in the future! :)

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  3. That's a brilliant loss Kevin. I need to take your lead and lose some weight too. Loving the soup. I adore all things mushroom.

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    1. Thanks :) I love mushrooms too, especially the wild ones. We went on a foraging day last year and had a great time but I'm too scared to go picking on my own!

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  4. Great choice and result! However, I would like to sprinkle it with some herbs (like thyme or oregano since they go well with mushrooms) or even some roasted pumpkin seeds;)

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    1. Awesome idea, Benjamin. I'm sure all of those would be great!

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  5. Well done on the weight loss front - that's impressive! Lovely soup too :)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. The hard part now is keeping the weight off... Especially now I'm blogging, I just want to make more and more naughty treats.

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