Vegetable Soup


  • Any root vegetables, but should include onion, carrot and potato - one of each, average size.
  • Leftover cabbage, stalk of broccoli or some cauliflower - not too much and optional.
  • 1 or 2 stock cubes
  • A cup full of split red lentils
  • Water, a little oil, salt and pepper.


  1. Chop all the veg up small
  2. Heat a little oil in a large pan and fry the veg for 5 -10 mins. Add a little salt and pepper while frying
  3. Cover well with water, add stock cube and lentils
  4. Bring to boil and simmer until everything is soft
  5. Mash, taste and add a little more salt if necessary and more water if too thick.

You can vary this as you want - perhaps add some garlic or some pot barley. Quantities don't have to be exact.