I already had some celery so added that with a couple of onions, a few whole cloves of garlic (so that it was sweet rather than overpowering) and a teacup of red lentils.
After first frying the onions in olive oil........
.....I then added the chopped beetroot and carrots......
........followed by the celery and the lentils.
Then, after adding a handful of dried herbs, 3 tspns of vegetable bouillon and approx 2 pts of water........
.....I put the lid on and left it to simmer quietly for an hour.
Then the decision, to blitz or not to blitz?
The taste was excellent (even if I do say so myself!!!!) so we decided to have it for our Sunday dinner with some wholemeal bread rolls that E made yesterday.
There was still plenty left so some will be travelling to work with me for lunch tomorrow and the rest will go in the freezer.
Thank you winter veg!! :)