Squash, Kale and Mixed Bean Soup
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Squash, Kale and Mixed Bean Soup

Serves 6 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 45 minutes Ingredients:  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 500 g (1 lb) butternut squash, halved, deseeded, peeled and diced 2 small carrots, peeled and diced 500 g (1 lb) tomatoes, skinned (optional) and roughly chopped …

pesto and lemon soup
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Pesto and Lemon Soup

Serves 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 25 minutes Ingredients:  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped 1.2 litres (2 pints) vegetable stock 3 teaspoons pesto, plus extra to serve grated rind and juice of 1 lemon 100 g (3½ oz) broccoli, cut …

Butter Bean and Tomato Soup
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Butter Bean and Tomato Soup

Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 x 400 g (13 oz) cans butter beans, drained 4 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste 900 ml (1½ pints) vegetable stock 1 tablespoon chopped thyme or …

Thai-style Chicken Soup
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Thai-style Chicken Soup

Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 litre (1¾ pints) chicken stock 4 tablespoons Thai fish sauce 1 tablespoon palm sugar or soft light brown sugar 2 lemon grass stalks, sliced in half lengthways 50 g (2 oz) galangal or fresh root ginger, peeled and finely sliced 1 large bunch …

Hot and Sour Beef Broth
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Hot and Sour Beef Broth

Serves 4 Preparation time 12 minutes Cooking time about 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 litre (1¾ pints) clear beef stock 3 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon palm sugar or soft light brown sugar 1 garlic clove, sliced 2.5 cm (1 inch) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and …

Rustic Tuscan Bean Stew
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Rustic Tuscan Bean Stew

Serves 4 Preparation time 12 minutes Cooking time 45–50 minutes Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and diced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon tomato purée 125 ml (4 fl oz) red wine 750 …