Beetroot Soup and #JanuaryJoy roundup!

One of the things about starting to wean Bea is that it has made me re-evaluate my own diet. That and New Year optimism made me think I should be making more soups and when my friend Jess said she had made beetroot soup I thought I’d give it a go too, fascinated by the idea of the colour it would come out. I really enjoyed it and as they say it’s good to include a variety of different coloured vegetables in your diet, I think this will cover pink and red for a while. 😉

Adapted from this Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall recipe

Makes 1L soup

4 large beetroot, cut into chunks
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
500ml low salt stock
1 can of plum tomatoes

1. Chop the beetroot and throw into a roasting tray with the garlic clove and some olive oil. Roast at 200 degrees for 30 minutes or until soft.
2. Dice the onion and soften with some oil in a large pan.
3. Add the beetroot and garlic, then the tomatoes and stock.
4. Simmer for ten minutes
5. Blend or blitz to a smooth consistency before storing in the fridge or serving with crumbled feta cheese on top or a dollop of creme fraiche.

Let me know if you try it! Now lets recap #JanuaryJoy so far…

So far I have done:
(Another) new recipe (for Gingerbread!)…
Talked about a few of the smaller projects I plan to tackle this month/year…
and I have embarked on learning a new skill with the Pen and Peplum #52handlettered challenge.

Erin also talked about your style updates for January (see how she’s wearing them here,) and Esme shared how she gets organised as a working mother.

Other posts from around the web:
Sarah from Glasgow Mummy set some health and fitness goals
Sian from Little Star & Me captured the memories with a round up of baby books.

How are you getting on – please do leave a link to your #januaryjoy moments (- even if they are just photo’s, it doesn’t have to be a whole blog post!) Or tell me about what has been making your January Joyful in the comments box!


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4 thoughts on “Beetroot Soup and #JanuaryJoy roundup!

  1. I love January Joy projects, it really is the best way to start the year with enthusiasm!
    This is the month my little girl turns one, so that made us all immensely happy, and planning her flamingo birthday party (which was last weekend) was a huge happy-deal.

    I tried a new recipe (chocolate marble cake, which I had never made before:

    I made flamingo candy-bags for the birthday party:

    And I recently got a new coat (much needed, I had some really old ones, that I just couldn’t let go)

    I hope you are having a great month!

  2. Thanks for the mention! I’m enjoying taking part in #JanuaryJoy – it’s inspired me to do things I wouldn’t have necessarily found time for! As well as the things I’ve already posted (health goals, getting organised, making something with my hands, day out) I’ve got a new project and recipe to talk about next week.

    The soup looks easy to make and tasty!

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  4. This sounds delicious. We eat a lot of beetroot in Poland and a clear beetroot soup is also very good and healthy. It never occurred to me that I could roast beetroot and blend it. will have to try it one day.

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