“Soup of the evening, beautiful soup”  – Lewis Carroll









Why buy packaged or tinned pea soup when you can make your own in almost as little time?

Soup recipe number one coming up.

If you wish to lose weight this way, then try and eat your evening meal as early as possible. It works best if you can finish eating by 6.30/7pm.

Cooking is not an exact science. When I’m making soup (and other meals), I don’t measure the amounts. I just throw things in. It’s trial and error. Keep tasting as you go along and you will soon work out if you need a little more of this or a little less of that.

Andrea’s Easy Peasy Pea Soup

This makes a light, delicate, subtle pea soup. If you would like a stronger pea flavour, just add a few more peas.

You will need:

I  packet 454g/1lb of basic frozen peas (not petit pois just bog standard basic peas)

2-3 medium size onions roughly chopped

1 large fat clove of crushed garlic (if liked)

salt and black pepper

1 medium potato peeled and roughly chopped (optional)

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Approx 1 litre of boiling water


Heat vegetable oil on top of stove in a medium-to large saucepan.  Add onions (garlic too if desired) and soften for about 10 minutes on a medium-low heat with lid on pan.

Turn heat right down. Empty your packet of frozen peas into the pan. Add chopped potato if desired.  Immediately add 1 litre of boiling water.

Turn heat right up until mixture begins to boil.

Once it is bubbling, turn right down.  Add salt and pepper. Let it simmer with lid half over the pan.

Leave on lowish heat until peas and potatoes have completely softened. Test the potato with a knife. If you can cut through the potato easily, then the soup is ready.

Blitz or whizz by hand or with a food processor/blender. Taste.  Add more salt and pepper if needed.


For added glamour you can add a touch of creme fraiche on top and a couple of pea shoots.

If you’re not trying to lose weight then serve with some garlic bread or sour dough. It also works very well with croutons.

This soup is also delicious served cold.

Once you have made your own soup, you will never want to buy processed soup again.

Today a recipe. Tomorrow a poem. See you then!

Made today for lunch.



© Andrea Neidle, My Life in Poems

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