Winter Warming Soup

Winter Warming Soup
Ingredients (Serves 4)
1 Medium Onion
1 Small Swede
1 Medium Parsnip
1 Medium Carrot
2 Sticks of Celery
1 Medium Potato
1 Medium Leek
200g Chopped Tomatoes
125g Pot Barley
Yeast Extract - I used Marmite though Essential, Meridian and Natex all have their own versions
Olive Oil

1. Prepare the pot barley by covering it in boiling water and leave it to soak for an hour
2. Change the water and bring to the boil
3. Simmer for approx 45 mins until tender
4. Slice the onion and in a separate pan, saute in a little water until translucent
5. Dice the swede, parsnip, carrot and celery and add to the onion
6. Cover with water and bring to the boil
7. Simmer
8. Add diced potato, sliced leek and chopped tomatoes approx 15 mins before the end (when vegetables should be cooked but still firm)
9. Add extra water if needed, simmer
9. Combine with the cooked barley and stir in Marmite to taste
10. Serve up and drizzle with olive oil

Hope you enjoy!

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