A souper saving! (See what I did there?)

Homemade lentil soup for this weeks lunches. Easy to make, much tastier with less nasties than prepacked.


  • Ham Hough/hock
  • 3 potatoes
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 leek
  • 4 carrots
  • 3 vegetable stock cubes
  • 250g of lentils
  • 6 litres of water

Peel, roughly chop the veg and pop everything in to a big soup pot (3 hours on medium heat) or slow cooker (6 hours). You can also pop it in to a pressure cooker like I did for 35 minutes on high and then naturally release the pressure for 20 minutes! Blitz with a hand blender if you like smooth soup. Salt and pepper to taste.

Feel free to add any other veg you like.

Soup with a warm crusty roll = 31p per portion
Soup without a roll = 24p per portion
Soup delivered from a takeaway (used Uber eats to check pricing) = £4 per portion
Covent Garden soup from supermarket = 80p per potion

making your own soup vs buying it can save between £150 (supermarket) and £1300 (takeaway) a year!!

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