Roasted vegetable soup with a chilli bite

Easy to make roasted vegetable soup. You can add any other veg that you have in the fridge that may be on the turn.  This is a great way to lose weight if you follow a point based diet as this can be 0 points!
If you substitute the olive oil with Fry Light mist spray this becomes Slimming World SYM free!

  • Serves: 4-6
  • prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total time: 60 minutes
  • 2-3 Onions
  • Peppers – Chopped in large chunks
  • Garlic Bulb – peeled
  • 1-2 Carrots
  • 6-8 Tomatoes – cut in to quarters
  • 1-2 Green or red finger chillies
  • 1-1.2 pints of chicken stock ( Vegetable if you prefer)
  • Olive oil
Preparation method
Step 1 Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Roughly chop the vegetables including garlic and chilli. Place in a oven proof dish / Roasting tray.  image
Step 2 Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables and toss.
Step 3 Place in the oven for 30 minutes.  You want the want the vegetables to part burn.  This adds the flavour.  image
Step 4 When the vegetables are done add the stock and stir, Now transfer to to a sauce pan, making sure that you get every thing out of the oven dish!  image
Step 5 Puree the soup to the texture that you like, Lumpy or completely smooth.  image
Step 6 Warm through and serve or divide out in to portions and freeze.

bruschetta with tomatoes

Great starter and very simple to do and can pack loads of flavour. Can be prepared in advance.

  • Serves: 2
  • prepTime: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 minutes
  • Total time: 17 minutes
  • 4 medium Tomatoes (disgard middles )
  • 1 bulb Garlic (chopped or crushed as much or as little as you want)
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (enough to soak the Tomatoes once chopped)
  • 4 pieces crusty bread (home made ciabater is nice!)
Preparation method
Step 1 chop and quarter tomatoes – disgard middles ( use in Chilli or spag bol) chop the skins up to as small or large as you prefer.
Step 2 add garlic and balsamic vinegar to tomatoes and place in fridge to cool. Good Idea to cover with cling film.
Step 3 Serve tomatoes on toasted crusty bread.
Step 4 Try something different

Balsamic vinegar – if you look around you can find interesting vinegars. This is where you can experiment – try strawberry or raspberry balsamic vinegar.