Waste not, want not-recipe ideas #2

The 2nd in my little series of stop food waste posts, (original post here, and omlettes and frittatas here), and this time it is the classic that is ….

Fridge Soup

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I am sure you are all well versed in the loveliness of fridge soup, indeed many (ok, one, at the moment) lovely readers, have commented that it is there favourite using up food recipe.

The premise is simple:

Some tips:

If you don’t fancy the eclectic mix approach, here are some of our favourites:

Hands up who makes fridge soup?!

And what are your favourite made-up concoctions?


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sarah@everydaylifeon - 26/01/2013

Fridge soup? All the time! Today my kids were ecstatic when we ran out of time and couldn’t have leftover veg and kidney bean soup for lunch. “Soup’s all right but we seem to have been having it RATHER a lot recently!” they said!

Jen - 26/01/2013

It’s the weather for it thought isn’t it?! SmallSmall is not that great at eating his veg as yet, but he LOVES soup!!

Niki - 26/01/2013

We eat soup alot. Have done for years. Often its not left overs but based around whats in veg box. My favourite soup is beetroot and horseradish. Only in the height of summer do I not have soup. Today was celeriac and rocket soup which was lovely. It always helps to have a loaf of home made bread on hand too. Love your blog and your philosophy :-)

Jen - 26/01/2013

So glad you are enjoying the blog :) Both of those soups sound delicious. Do you add the rocket after blitzing?

Niki - 27/01/2013

I blitzed the rocket too. It’s like adding a herb & gives an extra fresh, peppery zing to the soup. Enjoy your soup making.

Jen - 28/01/2013

Thanks Niki :)

CookaholicKate - 26/01/2013

They all sound yummy , I bought a big bunch of coriander at my local market today that was just screaming for a carrot and coriander soup…the usual,onions,carrots stock then blitz coriander in at the end to taste

Jen - 26/01/2013


For Bella and Will - 26/01/2013

Hehe, we have ‘fridge soup’ too :) I make Mysterone Soup – similar to minestrone but it’s a mystery what’s in it ;) yum!

Jen - 26/01/2013

I love the sound of Mysterone Catherine! Do you add pasta, or just whatever is in the fridge?

For Bella and Will - 26/01/2013

I do add pasta, this is one version of the soup that I made middle of last year http://bellaandwill.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/mysterone-soup-rj9mjdk7hu92/ Very, very make-do! ;)

Jen - 28/01/2013

Sounds very filling and virtuous!!

Heather - 26/01/2013

Oooh I love soup. Beetroot and horseradish sounds awesome. Celeriac is a favourite here, as is butternut squash with assorted roasted veg. Also parsnip and potato, a bit currified with the addition of cumin. Yum.

Jen - 26/01/2013

They all sound delicious Heather!!

Vivienne Downes (@Vi - 27/01/2013

Made a hotpot on friday with all the leftover veg in the fridge & some cheap chicken thighs (half price on due date) BUT 2 PARSNIPS … slightly overpowered it even tho enough for 6 portions (most back in freezer) maybe leave the parsnips out next time !!!

Jen - 28/01/2013

Still sounds pretty yummy. Can you fish some of the parnsip out…??!!

Jo aka Kiwijo - 27/01/2013

I LOVE fridge soup! Will be making somne today and its looking like Swede and Leek at the moment :O)

Jen - 28/01/2013


Jano - 27/01/2013

celeriac, potatoe, onion, chicken stock and a bit of cream left at the bottom of the carton, a turn of pepper, not much salt as celeriac seems salty, may be a little drop of milk. yummy! Fridge soup is great!

Jen - 28/01/2013

Hubby is a big celeriac fan-might have to give this one a go-thankyou!!

Aurora - 29/01/2013

Yep fridge soup lover here, it is my staple “take to work” lunch for half the working week!

Jen - 29/01/2013

What a great lunch to look forwards to in this weather! And nothing to do in the morning before work either :)

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