So it's getting bloody cold, and it's the time of year when everyone has colds. And it's times like this that you need something nice and warming to get you over the winter blues. My new favorite meal is chili leek and potato soup, the soup warms you up and the chili clears any horrible coldy symptoms you might be having! And it's really quick and easy to make, so here's the recpie:
1 small onion chopped,
2 leeks chopped,
1 medium potato chopped,
Half a small red chili chopped,
1 tbsp Bullion stock
Salt and Pepper.
Heat the oil in a pan and add the chopped onion, cook on a medium heat until slightly browned and then add the leeks and chili. Season well and cook for 5 minutes until the leeks have slightly softened, then add the potato and pour over enough boiling water to cover the vegetables. Add the stock powder and stir in well, bring the soup to a boil and then turn down to a gentle simmer. Cook the soup for 10-15 minutes or until the potato has softened, then blend with a hand blender until smooth. Serve it up and enjoy!
(suitable for vegans too, so all your vegan friends can enjoy!)
And if you want something nice and chili to dunk in your soup, why not make some chili cheese straws! All you need to do is make up some basic short crust pastry add how ever much cheese you want, some finely cut red chili and bake for around 15 minutes.