Easy Chicken Soup

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For a few days last week I really wasn't well. Not 'I'm going to die' sick, more 'I'm so tired & achy I could sleep for a year' sick. I slept most of Thursday while Lulu was at daycare and then Friday afternoon both Lulu & I slept for nearly 3 hours - she is good to me!

Thursday night I was craving something a little more healthy than the Jatz and Ginger Ale I'd been eating all day. 'Chicken' soup, I say 'chicken' because although I use chicken stock, it only has vegetables in it, is my staple sick food. I love it. But living away from your mum means that you have to get really good at making it, even when your sick. Here is my quick go to recipe:

2 litres of Chicken stock
2 sticks of celery
2 medium size potatoes
1 carrot
1 zucchini
1 swede
1 parsnip
1/2 an onion
2 cloves of garlic

Chop all the veggies into large chunks. Cook the onion on low until soft while you are chopping the other veggies. Add the garlic, then when the garlic is starting to soften, add the chicken stock and the rest of the veggies. Bring to the boil then cook on medium/low for about an hour. When the veggies are soft, blend with a food processor or stick blender. Serve with a few pieces of crusty bread.