Student Survival: Recipe: Simple Soup

Dr. Egon Spengler: I have a radical idea. The door swings both ways, we could reverse the particle flow through the gate.
Dr. Peter Venkman: How?
Dr. Egon Spengler: [hesitates] We’ll cross the streams.
Dr. Peter Venkman: ‘Scuse me Egon? You said crossing the streams was bad!
Dr Ray Stantz: Cross the streams…
Dr. Peter Venkman: You’re gonna endanger us, you’re gonna endanger our client – the nice lady, who paid us in advance, before she became a dog…
Dr. Egon Spengler: Not necessarily. There’s definitely a *very slim* chance we’ll survive.
[pause while they consider this]
Dr. Peter Venkman: [slaps Ray] I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it! LET’S DO IT!

Yes it’s time for the second instalment of Student Survival Recipes! This time, since the days are getting darker and the weather is getting colder, I thought I would offer up a quick and easy lunch that is still pretty dang healthy! All it takes is a little bit of preparation and you can have quite a few days worth from this one cooking session! Break out the Tupperware and lets get started!

Simple Leek and Potato Soup
Makes 4 servings

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Ingredients
2 leeks
4-6 medium potatoes
1 1/2 pints of boiling water
1 vegetable stock cube
Salt
Pepper
Paprika

Method
Thinly slice the leeks and add to a saucepan to soften.
Peel and chop the potatoes into small pieces then add to the leeks.
Fry for 5-10 minutes until slightly softened.
Add the stock cube to the water and stir until completely dissolved.
Pour the stock into the saucepan with the leek and potatoes and cover.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
There are now two ways that you can continue, depending on personal preference and equipment on hand
EITHER:
Take off of the heat and use a hand blender to blend the vegetables and stock into a thick and creamy mixture,
OR
Use a potato masher to smash up the larger chunks, turning the soup into a chunky broth.
Season with salt, pepper and paprika to taste.
Serve, store and enjoy!

How easy was that!!? There will be a few more of these kinds of posts over the coming months as quite a few people have told me that they “can’t cook anything decent”. If you have any requests, feel free to email them in using the contact details on my profile or leave them in comments!

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