At work we are doing a challenge between the staff. Lbs for £s. It runs from 9 November to 14 December 12 with the person losing the most weight winning a cash prize. That for me means it's back on the Weight Watchers diet.........again!!
Starting as I mean to go on I made a no point, eat as much as you like, vegetable soup. And it is yummy :0)
Spicy Tomato & Butternut Soup
6 large tomatoes
1 large butternut squash(1.25kg) (peeled & deseeded)
2 large red onions
1 medium red pepper (deseeded)
1 stick of celery
1 carrot (peeled)
4 cloves of garlic
1 red chilli (deseeded)
Preheat oven to 190°C, gas mark 5.
Cut the tomatoes, squash, onion, pepper, celery and carrot into chucks and finely diced the garlic and chilli.
Place all the vegetables into a large roasting tin. Season generously with salt and toss together. Place in the oven and roast for 45 mins, turning the vegetables every 15 mins or so.
Place the roasted vegetables into a food processor or blender with 500mls of boiling water and blitz until smooth (do this in batches if necessary). Pour the mixture through a sieve into a large saucepan, pressing down with a ladle to squash the vegetable puree through the mesh.
Add another 500mls of boiling water to the smooth soup (less if you like your soup thicker). Bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 mins. Season to taste and ladle into warm bowls to serve.
Try it. It delicious.