Monday, 19 March 2012


It seems sunny Byron Bay is turning cold and rainy. Which means one thing....SOUP TIME! There is nothing better that being cuddled up on the couch on a cold and rainy winters day, with a cup of steaming soup. In that mug of soup is pure comfort and nourishment. So we have complied a couple of perfect winter soup recipes with inspiration from the pouring rain outside the window...

Of course, there is the conventional stove top method of cooking soup, but we find it much easier to simply blend all our ingredients in our Bio Chef Blender, the perfect Food Processor and hot soup maker! Simply blend on high for about 4 minutes, and voilaaa - STEAMING HOT SOUP! Could not be easier...

Look at this tasty recipe from Scandie Food, for the most delicious Potato & Leek Soup:

(serves 4)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 big leek, finely chopped 
5-6 medium sized potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
water or vegetables stock
pinch of good quality salt
freshly ground black pepper

 Conventional Method: 

1. Heat the oil in a large pot and add the onions and leeks. Sauté for a few minutes, then add the herbs, potatoes and enough water or vegetable stock to cover all the vegetables. 
2. Bring the mixture to boil, then leave to simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the vegetables are really tender. Finally add nutritional yeast and season the soup with a pinch of salt and pepper. Puree the soup in a blender until creamy. Serve with sourdough croutons pan-fried in olive oil until golden brown. 

Blender Method:

1. Half quantities of both leek and onion, as the Bio Chef Blender will accentuate the flavours of both quite a lot. 

2. Combine all ingredients in the Bio Chef Professional Food Blender and blender on high for 4 minutes. The blades will create friction heat which will heat your ingredients until the soup is steaming hot! 

 Images from Scandie Food

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