This soup was the only way I could get 2 of my kids to eat their veggies. When the soup was made I would blend it into a creamy soup and add a little bit of milk to make it creamy . If it was served with the lumps of veggies they would have turned their noses up at it.
Basic base to any good veggie soup.
50 - 100 grams of Butter ( depends on how large your saucepan or soup pot)
2 medium diced onions
3 large diced carrots
4 sticks chopped celery
1 sliced leek
5 Strips of streaky bacon diced(optional)
Melt butter in pan and add above ingredients and mix well and cook on high for around 2 - 3 minutes then add these following ingredients.
4 large diced potatoes
4 Med diced Kumara ( sweet potatoes)
1/4 diced Pumpkin
Hand full of chopped parsley
Salt and paper to taste.
Cook for further 3 Minutes then add water and stock.
Now this is where it up to you how much liquid you put in. I use 12 cups of water to 10 Tsp of chicken stock, bring to the boil then simmer until the potatoes are cooked. Taste this before serving as you might want to add some more salt or pepper.
I sometimes add in veggie stock so that changes the recipe to 2 tsp's of veggie stock and 8 tsp of chicken stock.