You know that feeling you get when you’ve been surviving on carbs and fast food for a few days? You’ve been tired and stressed, and you’ve gone for the easy energy boots, but the long term effect has been a general sense of ick?

When I’m feeling like that, I start to crave veggies in really big portions. And that’s when I make this soup.

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Mama-needs-veggies soup


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large sticks of celery, chopped
  • 1 large brown union, chopped
  • 1 leek, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 1/4 head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped,
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 3/4 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 800g tin diced tomatos
  • approx 750ml vegetable stock
  • 1 large bunch continental parsley, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add garlic, onion, celery, and leek, and swet until they begin to become translucent.
  3. Add carrot, broccoli, cauliflower and tomatoes.
  4. Add oregano, garlic powder, and enough stock to cover all ingredients.
  5. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer until veggies become tender.
  6. Add zucchini, and 1/4 of your chopped parsley, and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  7. Serve topped with remaining parsley.

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This soup is excellent with a cheesy scone for dipping.

Eat, and feel better.