Here in Canada we are used to unstable weather.  Today’s humidity and accumulated tiredness made me feel cold and not very hungry at the end of the day.

I was just in the mood for a light and easy to make soup.  Checked my veggies present in the fridge and found leek and broccoli: perfect!

This is guaranteed, EVERYONE can prepare this soup.

Have a go at it!


My cupboard ingredients:

1 leek

2 broccoli

1 vegetable (or chicken) Knorr cube

Table salt

Guérande sea salt


Olive oil

500-750ml of cold water

Sour cream or plain yoghurt

How to:

Step 1

In a large sauce pan pour some olive oil.  Add the coarsely chopped leek – cook on low to medium heat for about 3-5 minutes (make sure it does not burn) – add the broccoli (same, cut in chunks) and cook for about 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add the water, salt and pepper to your liking, the stock cube and lower the heat so that it just simmers.

Set your timer to 35 minutes.

Cover with lid leaving a little bit open.

Let the magic roll…go enjoy your favourite TV show or book 😉

Pop your head in the kitchen once or twice to make sure it’s not overflowing or boiling up.

Step 3

Serve in a nice colourful bowl topped with a drizzle of delicious olive oil, a pinch of Guérande core sea salt and a spoon of sour cream or plain yoghurt.

Your soup is ready to enjoy.

For those that are a little more hungry here are some accompaniment ideas:

  1. Toast and semi-salted butter spread
  2. Toast and garlic olive oil topping
  3. Nice piece of cold pork left-over roast with Dijon mustard and a piece of toast.

Bon appétit!