17.1.13

Soup for the Soul


A simple supper of celery and Stilton soup with bread. The boys quite often go to their grandparents for tea after school on a Thursday so we like to have something cheap, easy and generally low fat/low calorie for our dinner à deux. A snack-meal like scrambled eggs on toast or soup ticks the box most weeks. 

For our celery and Stilton soup we used

a knob of butter
2 small onions 
3 or 4 potatoes 
1 litre of veg stock 
a head of celery 
75ml of double cream 
leftover Stilton cheese (from Xmas) 
chopped parsley (we're definitely using more herbs at the moment)

in a medium saucepan 

sweat the onions, potatoes and celery in some butter 
add veg stock and simmer for about 20 minutes
then set aside and leave to cool slightly
blend carefully until smooth 
return to pan with 2 tablespoons of parsley
add 75ml of double cream and black pepper
then reheat it gently until it nearly boils 
crumble some Stilton onto it with some chopped parsley and black pepper

Our soup did include cream and cheese but it still had all the nutritional benefits of using fresh vegetables. You can add as much or as little Stilton as you have or like - I love its tangy taste but the rest of my family isn't so keen. Today we had a glass of white wine each on the side - as I say January is not the month for self-deprivation.


6 comments :

  1. Oh Claire your soup sounds delicious as we both love blue cheese of all kinds! Now I can't wait for the cooler weather to arrive so we can try it.

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  2. Anything with Stilton is delicious, and we love soup anytime. I use herbs in most things and have a big pot of parsley by the back door. Even now in this cold weather, there are still sprigs to pick off it.

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  3. this looks so delicious. I am always searching for new recipes and this one looks adorable.

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  4. sounds lovely and yes enjoy. Needed in this weather I think, Heather x

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  5. This sounds so tasty. I've been making lots of soups lately so I'll have to add this one to my rotation.

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