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Soooooper soooooooup

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nanasam Tue 27-Sep-16 10:45:53

I've been threatening to do it for ages, Sunday roast dinner was the time to do it. Soup from the prepared vegetables (it was 7 on Sunday!), all the stuff you throw away - potato and carrot peelings, tops and tails, Broccoli stalks, cauliflower leaves, leek bottoms, you name it was scrubbed beforehand and went straight into the slow cooker. I included water, a couple of chicken stock cubes and seasoning and left it for 8 hours. Then blitzed the whole mess in a liquidiser. Was surprised that it tasted so good! Best thing is, it didn't cost a penny for the ingredients. BUT - what to call it?? Compost soup? Doesn't sound very appetising! Has anyone else tried this?

Teetime Tue 27-Sep-16 10:49:57

Well I do make soup every week but from the vegetables in the fridge that are past their perky best. I have never tried it with already cooked vegetables. I don't call it anything and it differs from week to week depending on what's available (going off) and whether I put pasta or pulses in- great for the diet though

Elegran Tue 27-Sep-16 10:58:49

When we had a houseful of hungry teenagers I often made soup from the (scrubbed) veggie peelings and offcuts. Not any manky bits, natch. I never called it anything - just put the plateful down in front of them.

Greyduster Tue 27-Sep-16 13:15:34

Broccoli stalks would never get as far as soup with me - I love them so much I will peel them and eat them raw! Much better than the rest of the broccoli. I have to admit, the only time I have used discarded bits of veg in the way you describe is to make a veg stock, which was strained, not blitzed. Never thought of soup - might give it a go.

Greyduster Tue 27-Sep-16 13:21:53

Instead of compost soup you could call it compo soup, compo being slang for British Army field rations. DH was find of coining a phrase from Forest Gump "life is like Army compo; you never know what you're going to get"! Some of it was barely edible - I'm sure yours is much better! smile

Greyduster Tue 27-Sep-16 13:23:30


nanaK54 Tue 27-Sep-16 14:04:56

Well I might have to give that a try.....

hildajenniJ Tue 27-Sep-16 14:16:27

I call it "use it up" soup. Like you I'm not fond of throwing anything away if I can use it. I made a brothy type thing with ham stock from boiling a joint of gammon. I put in leftover vegetables from the lunch, and some that were languishing in the bottom of the fridge. It was delicious. I ate the last of it for supper last night.

nanasam Tue 27-Sep-16 14:34:15

My family have always made what we call Boxing Day soup. All the leftovers from Christmas dinner, including the stuffing, pigs in blankets, veg, meat, even cheese sauce. Makes a delicious starter for Boxing Day but does give you dreadful wind!!!

I just hadn't made it with the preparation scraps before. Well, it's full of fibre so must be good for us.

Galen Tue 27-Sep-16 14:53:13

I do it with past their best on a sunday

MiniMouse Tue 27-Sep-16 15:09:52

Dollop Soup in this house, as in a dollop of this and a dollop of that! So far, we've survived!

phoenix Tue 27-Sep-16 18:54:09

We refer to to it as "Random Vegetable Soup" grin Problem is, if you get a particularly good batch, it is practically impossible to replicate!

cornergran Tue 27-Sep-16 21:34:13

Here it's 'don't ask' soup - could be because it's so good replication is requested, more likely that I dont dare tell them what's in it. We feed it to guests. grin.

Nelliemoser Tue 27-Sep-16 23:41:09

If I know I have not got time to cook with some tired veg I just stick them in the freezer and use them later in soup.