Simple Bean and Pasta Soup

Hello Is this thing on?

Let’s see if I can remember how to do this. Those of you who know me in real life/Facebook will know I’m currently 8 months pregnant, hence the blogging hiatus. I am now at a stage where I can eat foods other than salt and vinegar crisps, cereal, mashed potatoes and pineapple rings (not all at the same time…., but sometimes at 5am 😦 ) I can now chop an onion without feeling the urge to vomit so hurray! Back in the room!

Since I’ve been able to cook again I’ve made a few things – this cheese and onion loaf which whilst tasting nice, was as dense as a very dense thing. When a recipe says “lukewarm milk” (as nice as that sounds) it does mean it and cold milk from the fridge will make things go wrong. Still, it looks good and I’ve learnt my lesson for next time…

Cheese and Onion Loaf

This Three Bean Loaf (loaf theme!)  from Vegan on the Cheap by Robin Robertson (great name) was made for a Sunday dinner and fed two of us for at least three meals along with veg and roast potatoes. Sadly for some weird reason I don’t have a picture of it once out of the oven (and it looked a lot better than it does here) So this is it is before going in to cook. It was really easy to make and I now have ARMS OF STEEL after all the bean mashing involved…

Three Bean Loaf

Finally, for lunch today I wanted something light as despite being 35 weeks tomorrow, morning sickness still sometimes rears its ugly evil head and I wasn’t feeling great so I improv’d some soup. The (loose) recipe is below:

Simple Bean and Pasta Soup

Simple Bean and Pasta Soup

1 chopped onion
3 cloves of garlic
Tsp of Olive Oil
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tin of Borlotti beans (currently 48p a tin from Asda. Bargain.)
Vegetable Stock cube
Boiling Water
Handful of pasta
Pinch of sugar/salt/ground black pepper

  • Chop the onion and garlic and lightly fry in the olive oil over a medium heat until soft
  • Add the tinned tomatoes, stir and cover the mixture with boiling water
  • Add the vegetable stock cube and the basil (to taste, I like quite a lot)
  • Bring to the boil, cover and let simmer on a low heat for 5 minutes
  • Add the Borlotti beans and the pasta and let cook for 10 minutes
  • Add the pinch of sugar and stir. Season with the salt and pepper and serve

One Comment Add yours

  1. healthyandtrue says:

    Looks yummi!

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