Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Swede Soup ~5-2 diet

The weather has taken a turn and it's really wet and cold.On nights like this I love to enjoy a heart warming bowl of soup. This soup is simple to make very very economic, vegan, low in calories but absolutely delicious.

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Swede Soup
Creamy and delicious swede soup.
  • 1 Medium Swede peeled and diced
  • 1 Medium Potato peeled and diced
  • 2 Spring Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1/3 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 250ml Water
1. Add the diced swede and potatoes into the ThermoCook and add 250ml water. (Alternatively you can cook the soup in a pan on stove top)2. Set the thermocook on smooth soup setting and cook on auto.3. Once soup is cooked stir in the salt, pepper and ground cumin and adjust seasoning to required taste.4. Transfer the soup to serving bowls and garnish with finely chopped spring onion.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings

Suitable for 5-2 diet

Calories per serving

I cooked my soup in the ThermoCook which I have been trialling. I love the versatility of the ThermoCook.

What is the ThermoCook?

ThermoCook is a multi-function cooking appliance that has loads of functions. It consists of a large 2 litre stainless steel power blender that blends as well as cooks and steams.  It has over 20 functions that include stirring, steaming, kneading, cooking, blending chopping, whipping, mixing, emulsifying and milling.

The Optimum ThermoCook includes auto-programs that are pre-set to make Smoothie, Quick Soup, Thick Soup, Chop, Sauté, Stir, Steam, Stew, Warm, Reheat, Boil, Yoghurt, Rice, Porridge, Kneading. You can also use the ThermoCook to create your own recipe and save the programme to come back to it again and again.

If you like the sound of the ThermoCook this is what it comes with:

• 30 Day Money Back Guarantee – Includes Return Postage
• 2.0 Litre detachable stainless steel jar for blending and cooking 
• Butterfly and kneading blade 
• Stainless steel blade assembly 
• Large 70x50mm LCD screen 
• Separate Precise Glass Scale 
• Soft silicon rubber spatula 
• Simple pre-set auto programs and unique DIY program 
• Adjustable timer and temperature gauge 
• Dishwasher proof (non-electrical parts only) 
• Comprehensive recipe book 

Currently the ThermoCook is on special offer at £495.00, it may sound steep for a gadget but trust me it really does do everything it states and much more. You can actually prepare your whole meal using this one gadget.Think of all the washing up you will save.

If you want to take advantage of this awesome gadget you can check it out here. 


  1. I have to admit I've never had swede before but I think I'll have to try it now. I definitely have this kitchen gadget on my wish list now too

  2. Hmm, this sounds really interesting. I've never really thought about making Swede soup before, but I do absolutely love it and it's also very cheap to buy! Great healthy winter comfort food. You just can't go wrong! Ray xx

  3. This looks so easy and delicious. I have a swede in the fridge so I might have a go at this tomorrow!

  4. This soup looks like just the right thing to eat in this weather - love a new gadget too!

  5. I've never thought of swede soup before - I must give this a go!

  6. I can't get enough of soup atm! Sounds lovely - another one to add to my pin board. :D

  7. Never tried a swede soup before, but will be passing this on to my bestie as it's one of her favourite veggies :)
    Janie x

  8. Suede is ALWAYS in the reduced section of our supermarket but I'm never sure what to do with it. Some fantastic inspiration here (and healthy!) Thanks :)

  9. What a lovely low calorie soup. I love that it was vegan too. Yum!

  10. I love soups on the 5:3 DIET and have loads of recipes! This recipe of yours looks particularly good and perfect for all this wet weather!

  11. I love swede, especially with a spritz of pepper. The Thermocook looks like a fabulous piece of kitchen kit. GG

  12. Oh tum. I am a big lover of soups at this time of the year, especially simple, but tasty ones. Will have to give this a try

  13. this sounds lovely, pinned for future use. Thanks for sharing

  14. The soup looks yummy. I was thinking of an ThermoCook and the price is great. Sadly it's a little too much for me at the moment, as I already spent quite a lot on cooking stuff this month.

  15. I can't believe how quick it is to make and I love that you are a veggie like me. How long have you been a vegetarian for?

  16. I love swede! This sounds delicious, I'm going to have to try it some time! Mmmm!! Stephanie x

  17. Mmmm sounds like a lovely creamy filling soup, and great that it's low calorie too!

  18. Never tried swede soup before, looks delicious though!

  19. looks yummy, never tried a soup like this before.

  20. I am now wondering why I have never had Swede Soup, what a fantastic idea x

  21. oh my that looks totally amazing and I am for sure going to try it

  22. Ooh swede soup. What a fantabulous idea Nayna. My mother used to make something similar, but I haven't had it for years.

  23. Soup looks lovely and creamy and light - but without any cream so that's brilliant! Thermocook sounds like it made the job a breeze!

  24. I love swede and I love soup. This looks delicious

  25. Soup looks so good, but must admit I have never tasted swede. Does it taste like turnip?

  26. This sounds incredibly yummy. I've never tried Swede soup but I do love Swede x

  27. I love swede but never thought of making soup with it

  28. I'm not a massive fan of soup but this looks very yummy. I'll have to try it out.

  29. Never had swede soup before but you sure do make it look yummy!

  30. That looks delicious and would be great to make in my soupmaker x x

  31. This sounds absolutely delicious and unlike anything I've tried before :)

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

  32. I am not a big fan of swede and only usually like it when it's mixed with carrots. Maybe I could make swede and carrot soup. :) x

  33. I have never made swede soup but I do love its taste as a side veggie so I may give it a go, especially if there is a pinch of cumin added to the bargain.xx

  34. Ive never used swede as the main ingredient for soup, but I do like a touch of cumin in root vegetable soups so I'm sure this is really good, Nayna, It certainly looks comforting and "creamy."

  35. I will definitely give this recipe a try, as I like swede and I also like a nice warming bowl of soup when the weather is cold.

  36. I like soup and I like swede, so I will give this a try


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