I guess he really is full of surprises because as soon as we arrived home he couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen & experiment with his new book. He’s the type of chef that follows the book word for word (it must be the engineer in him) but this time he made a few swaps & he really managed to make this soup his own.
I put a photo of his creation on my Instagram & you guys loved it so here is the recipe…
2 leeks (the white part only)
2 garlic cloves
1 large carrot (peeled)
1 celery stick
5 large mushrooms
250g of white beans (rinsed)
20g of vegetarian miso paste
1 TBSP of soy sauce
Large handful of spinach leaves
250ml of water
1 litre of veggie stock
Thyme, rosemary, basil & black pepper
Half the white part of the leeks, carrot & celery & slice them.
Thinly dice the garlic.
Slice the mushrooms.
Prepare 1 litre of veggie stock.
Heat a large saucepan with olive oil & add the sliced leeks & garlic. Leave to cook for 3 minutes.
Add the carrots & celery to the pan & leave for 2-3 minutes.
Add the mushrooms, a touch of each spice & the black pepper. Cook for a further 3 minutes.
Rinse & add the white beans along with the veggie stock, 250 ml of water, the miso paste, & soy sauce.
Bring to the boil & leave to simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes or until the veggies are soft.
In the last minute you can add the spinach leaves.
Feel free to add a touch of salt to taste.
My little tip – enjoy with a slice of wholegrain bread!
I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as a very spoilt girlfriend did!
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Until Next Time, Ella xxx