Food for the heart and soul!

As the days are getting colder there is nothing more warming that a hearty hot soup. Taking the time to make a meal from fresh ingredients and enjoying the process is just what we may need to warm the soul. I love the process of getting my ingredients and putting it together to make something so so yum. I find it so rewarding. Though for those reading this one isn't that complicated don't worry. I found this through Donna Hay and it is a great way of getting some of those vegetables into the day as well.


Those seeking solace in a rounded meal during the cooler months can take time to enjoy a soothing bowl of soup – filled with the season’s starring vegetables and immune-boosting ingredients.


Recipe below for this nourishing autumn soup!



INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 CUPS (140G) COARSE SOURDOUGH BREADCRUMBS

  • ½ CUP (40G) FINELY GRATED PECORINO

  • 400G CAN CHICKPEAS (GARBANZOS), RINSED AND DRAINED

  • 2 TABLESPOONS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

  • 1 ONION, THINLY SLICED

  • 2 CLOVES GARLIC, THINLY SLICED

  • 1 TEASPOON FENNEL SEEDS

  • 1 LITRE CHICKEN STOCK

  • 1KG BROCCOLI, TRIMMED AND SLICED

  • MICRO (BABY) MINT LEAVES AND CRACKED BLACK PEPPER, TO SERVE



METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F). Place the breadcrumbs, pecorino and half the chickpeas on a large oven tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Toss to combine. Drizzle with half the oil and cook for 6–8 minutes or until golden brown.

  2. While the breadcrumbs are cooking, heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the onion,garlic and fennel and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, or until softened. Add the stock and bring to the boil.

  3. Add the broccoli and remaining chickpeas and cook for 4–5 minutes or until the broccoli has softened. Remove from the heat and, using a hand-held blender, blend until smooth. Divide between bowls, top with the breadcrumb mixture and mint. Sprinkle with pepper to serve.

Serves 4


This recipe is taken from the Donna Hay website where you can find more nourishing recipes. You won't regret it.

Looking after your body from the inside is so important and with fresh ingredients it can aid in stress and pain management. For more advice please contact us or keep an eye out for more blogs in the coming months.


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