Entry 9 – Soup anyone?

It’s not just about the exercise it’s the food as well. I love food. I love making it and more than that I love to eat it!  Eating healthy is not all boring as I am finding out so will share some recipes if I think they might be of interest to people.

In a bid to get organised with some lunches this week I made a huge batch of soup today – butternut squash and chilli – its really tasty!


  • 2 large butternut squashes diced (seeds removed)
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 sweet potato diced
  • 900ml vegetable stock
  • 300ml low fat creme fraiche
  • 1 tbsp dried chilli flakes
  • salt and pepper to season

You can either roast or boil the butternut squash and sweet potato. Brown the onion and garlic. Add all ingredients together (will need a large saucepan for this) and simmer for five minutes. Blitz in a blender for 10 seconds (might need to do this in a couple of batches depending on the size of the blender).

This freezes really well too and is a filling, healthy and tasty soup. Especially with this vile UK weather at the moment a nice hot soup is more than welcome – it defrosts me after a run in the cold, wet and wind, when I usually return and feel like I could eat everything in sight!


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