As Autumn is around the corner I am beginning to crave home-made soup again. I take a break from soup during the Summer months. There is nothing more nourishing and comforting than a bowl of soup on a chilly evening. Soup is also a simple dinner idea, feeds a crowd and if crafted with care can be a high nutrition, lower calorie option if you’re being mindful of your health and weight.

There are a gazillion soup recipes on the internet but below are two recipes I absolutely love that I make in my slow cooker for myself and my family. These recipes are my own – variations of other recipes I’ve tried over the years. One is a plant based recipe and the other uses chicken stock and chicken breast meat.


Simple Soup Recipe 1: Kickin’ Veggie Soup

serves 6-8

Get out your slow cooker or you can make this on the stove top if you’ll be nearby. Needs to simmer all day for best flavor.


32 ounces of organic vegetable stock (home made or store bought)

32 ounces of organic tomato sauce

1 medium onion finely chopped

1 cup of organic English peas

1 cup of butternut squash cubes (you can find these in freezer section or produce section)

1 cup of chopped organic green beans

1 cup of chopped organic kale

1 cup of chopped organic purple cabbage

1 tsp of Himalayn pink salt

1/2 tsp of black pepper

a few shakes of Tabasco sauce

1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper

1 Tbsp. of lemon juice

Throw all the ingredients and simmer all day. Serve and garnish with a sprig of water cress or parsley.


Simple Soup Recipe 2: Wonders Chicken Soup

Best cooked all day in slow cooker. Serves 6-8


2 free range, organic chicken breasts

64 ounces of organic chicken broth

1 medium onion chopped

3 stalks of organic celery chopped

3 large organic carrots chopped

1 small organic zucchini chopped

1 tsp of Himalayan pink salt

1/2 tsp of black pepper

1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar

1 tsp of garlic powder

Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker and add broth and other ingredients. Cook on low 8 hours. When it’s time to serve gently tear up the chicken with a fork and knife into the broth, stir and serve.

Simply enjoy!