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~leek and potato soup~

A quick and filling Pressure cooker soup – Ready in 15 mins!

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Ingredients : serves 4

300g leeks, chopped

1 l vegetable or chicken stock

2 small unpeeled potatoes, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

3 rashers bacon

2 tbsp cream

How to: Melt a knob of butter in the pressure cooker, add the onion, leeks and potatoes and stir for a minute or 2.  Add the stock and bring up to pressure. Cook for 8 mins on High then release the steam. Remove the lid and using a stick blender whiz the soup until smooth. Season as and if  required with salt and pepper and add the cream stirring until everything is well blended. Serve with a few pieces of crispy bacon, croutons and crusty bread.

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The soup can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days. It can also be frozen, but in that case, it’s best not to add the cream until after defrosting.

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~chicken noodle soup~

This chicken noodle soup is simple, quick, tasty and comforting. The ginger is warming and good for colds!

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I’ve recently been seeing chicken soup everywhere, here’s my version

Ingredients: for 1 litre of soup (serves 3ish)

1 litre of chicken stock

1 chicken breast (about 175g) or left over bits from roast chicken

1 tsp of freshly chopped root ginger (or 1tbsp powered ginger)

1 glove garlic, crushed

1 small onion, chopped

2 tbsp sweet corn

2 tsp soy sauce

2 large mushrooms sliced

1/2 red pepper, sliced

40g noodles or tiny pasta pieces

How to: Put the stock in a pan with the garlic, ginger, onion and the whole chicken breast. Simmer for about 10 mins until the chicken is tender. Remove the chicken from the pan and shred using 2 forks. Meanwhile add the corn, soy sauce, mushrooms, pepper and noodles and continue to simmer for a few minutes until the veg is soft enough for your liking. Return the chicken to the pan, stir everything together and then serve with crusty bread!

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~creamy mushroom soup~

This is a very quick creamy mushroom soup which I make in the pressure cooker.

It’s made in the time it takes to set the table!

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