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Winter Celery and Maple Soup


Fresh celery, mixed nuts and delicious maple syrup make this a warming vibrant soup, packed full of goodness.

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Serves 3-4 portions Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Difficulty: Easy

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1. Add the onions to a pan with the cumin and paprika and gently fry in a splash of oil until fragrant.
2. Add the celery and the maple syrup and begin to caramelise.
3. Add the vegetable stock and vegetable oil and simmer for 30 mins until the vegetables are soft.
4. Put into a liquidiser and puree the mixture.
5. Add in the crème fraîche and spinach and blend agin until completely mixed together.
6. Warm up the soup to the desired temperature.
7. Serve in bowls and top with a drizzle of cream and chopped nuts.


50g spinach (washed)
1 large brown onion (finely diced)
1 head of celery (washed and finely chopped)
2 tsp of cumin
1 tsp paprika
100 ml vegetable oil
1L vegetable stock
2 tbs crème fraîche
100 ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
25g mixed chopped nuts
2 tbsp single cream

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