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Making Soup for a Night In

I love making soup - in fact, once a week I take all the leftover veggies in my fridge and make my famous "Leftover Soup."

Yeah, okay, it's not famous. And it's different every time. But always good!

This week I turned out a fairly decent borscht, so I thought I'd share it. There are a dozen different borscht recipes out there, but my favourite is based mostly on beets and potatoes.

It's totally simple, so anyone can do it.

First chop 2 large potatoes, 2 beets and half of a white onion. Try to keep the pieces relatively the same size. Next, put these in a soup pot with 2 litres of water and a large vegetable stock cube, cover and bring to a boil. If your stock cubes are fairly small, use 2. Once the liquid is boiling, turn the temperature down and let the soup simmer for about 25 minutes. For the last 3 minutes, add a cup of frozen peas.

Turn the stove off and add 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar to the soup. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano.

Best served with a fresh, warm loaf of bread!

Enjoy :)

Image Credit » Mandy Gardner

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allen0187 wrote on August 30, 2014, 10:12 PM

That sounds like a very delicious soup! Fairly quick to prepare as well.

Shadi wrote on August 31, 2014, 2:52 AM

That's clever. Instead of just throwing away leftovers. All the vegetables mixed together sounds delicious too

Scorpie wrote on August 31, 2014, 10:02 AM

Left overs? I'm not sure what those are. Perhaps like turnovers?

MandyG wrote on September 3, 2014, 5:36 PM

haha! Sometimes they are like turnovers! Mostly not, though :P