I love soups, and this weekend I tried my hand at making my own. If you're like me and not the greatest cook, making food from scratch can be pretty daunting, or disastrous! 

So... Say hello to my new 'Simple' how-to series -- I'll be trying out simple recipes and seeing if I can recreate them to some sort of edible standard. And if I can do it, you definitely can!!

What you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 large white onion
  • 350g of butternut squash
  • 500ml of vegetable stock
  • a pinch of cumin powder (optional)
  • a hand/food blender

Step 1 // Heat a tablespoon of oil in a saucepan. Peel and chop your opinion, add to the pan and cook for about 5 mins.

Step 2 // Skin and dice the butternut squash. Throw it in the pan with the onion and cook for a further 5 mins.

Step 3 // Add a pinch of cumin powder and 500ml of vegetable stock, oxo cubes work just fine, and simmer until the butternut is soft -- this takes around 15-20mins.

Step 4 // Blend to get the smoothness (or lumpiness!) you want, I find hand blenders much easier for the task. Add a pinch of salt to season and you're done! Simple!

Step 5 // Tuck in whilst binge-watching shows on Netflix on a cold night wrapped in a blanket.

Okay so the last step is optional, but definitely one of the best ways to enjoy it.

But there you have it, a simple but delicious recipe that is ready in no more than 30 mins.
So easy, even I could do it.