It have been suffering with a really bad cold, which it typical given it has been the school holidays but in someways rather than rushing around from place to place, milling with the crowds and spending a fortune its been rather nice. We have spent some quality time at home, playing games, making food, watching films and snuggling up.
Over the weekend, after being rather indulgent, and scoffing our way through far too much pizza (loaded with jalapeños, in a bid to kill the lurg), I felt really in need of an injection of fresh vegetables and cooked up this spiced butternut squash soup. Hearty and warming and pepped up with plenty of chilli it really hit the spot.
I am addicted to making soups in my slow cooker, I just chuck in the veg, stock and whatever else I have to hand, pop on the lid, go about my day and at dinner time we have a fresh, nutritious, and cheap soup that will also last in the fridge for days.
Download the recipe in PDF: Recipe Spiced Butternut Squash and Leek Soup