Winter is the ideal season to gather around a table with family or friends. As Christmas is just around the corner, it’s good to prepare ourselves for the intense food binges that await, by detoxifying with the help of something different. Choose healthy and wholesome ingredients like pumpkin, spinach, courgette, and fennel. Make recipes even tastier with spices such as turmeric and ginger! JacLeRoi provide us with two hearty soups, guaranteed to keep you warm this winter season.
CREAMY MUSHROOM SOUP
1.In a large saucepan, heat the butter over medium to high heat, then sauté the mushrooms and onion until tender.
2.Mix the flour, salt, pepper and one can of broth until smooth then stir into the mushroom mixture.
3.Stir in the remaining broth. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for about 2 minutes until it’s thickened.
4.Reduce the heat and stir in the cream.
5.Let it simmer for approx. 15 minutes, uncovered to let the flavours blend, and stir occasionally.
BEET AND LENTIL SOUP
1.Preheat oven to 200°C.
2.Chop the beets, cabbage, carrots and onions into small chunks.
3.Place the chopped items into a large bowl and cover with dashes of olive oil, salt and pepper seasoning.
4.Spread the prepared vegetables out on foil lined baking, making sure they are in one layer.
5.Bake at 200°C for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes until the pieces are browned.
6.Transfer the vegetables to a large pot and stir in the lentils, tomato sauce, vegetable stock and bay leaves and season with salt and pepper.
7.Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low.
8.Cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes until the lentils are tender.
9.Add the vinegar and dill, and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
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