Easy Winter Warmer Veggie Soup


I love living in Melbourne, yes it can get cold, but it’s so pretty at this time of year. Not only do the streets fill with Autumn leaves but…I really enjoy cooking through winter. Stews, Soups, Laksas, Currys, Casseroles. MMM MMM MMM. So here’s the first one for you to warm those bellys up. Low carb, no starchy veggies and lots of herbs and spices.

Ingredients:Easy Winter Warmer Veggie Soup

1 Medium onion – diced
4 Cloves of garlic – minced
1 Red capsicum
1 Large carrot
2 Medium zucchinis
170g Celery
1/2 Cup of fresh coriander – chopped roughly
1/2 Cup of fresh basil – chopped roughly
1 Tin of organic crushed tomatoes
600g of spinach and swiss chard – rinsed and chopped roughly
3 Teaspoons of turmeric
3 Teaspoons of paprika
2 Bay leaves
Sprinkle of  cracked pepper
Sprinkle of sea salt
1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
6 Cups of veggie stock
1 Tablespoon of olive oil/coconut oil


Prep all your veggies – chop up celery, carrot, capsicum and zucchini into chunky bite size pieces – or desired size. Set aside.

Heat oil in a large pot and add garlic, onion and celery. Stir for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add carrot and keep stirring for another 5min. Add 1 cup of water to ensure mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom of pan. Add herbs and spices, stir through and add zucchini. After another 5 min or so when zucchini starts to soften add tomatoes and veggie stock, stir, cover and simmer for 20min. Add Spinach mixture 5 minutes into simmering.


This made approx. 5 big serves for me, popped them in containers and had them for a quick go to dinner or lunch :)