Homemade Roasted Vegetable Soup

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Hello everybody~

Today I made a delicious roasted vegetable soup made with carrots, peppers, garlic and butternut squash! So YUM!

It turned out very successful so I’m going to share with you what I did:

Firstly I roasted my vegetables in the oven with two pieces of garlic leaving the butternut squash in for around 50 minutes, the carrots 40 minutes, and the peppers for 30 minutes. I then left them to cook for 10 more minutes.

Skins peel off so easily when vegetables have been roasted!

Once cool, I peeled off the skin from the peppers and butternut squash and proceeded to chop everything up into small pieces ready to be boiled.

I then boiled a large pot of water and added in all of my chopped veggies~ I also added in two stock, the roasted garlic and cracked black pepper.

I left it to cook on a low- medium heat with the lid slightly covering the pot for around 20 mins.

After 20 minutes or so the veggies became very soft and the water was tasting like the roasted veg!

I proceeded to then blend the veggies into the water with a hand blender until everything was smooth and thicker ~

This was the result!!!

Success ~ It tasted amazing 😀

To serve, I spooned in some creme fraiche and added some salt and pepper on top. I then warmed some cheese scones up and had them with butter!

If you have any spare time and feel like a hearty homemade meal, I really recommend this soup. It’s easy to make and ridiculous tasty ❤

Perfect for the coming autumn!

All for now,

~ Charlotte x

Quirky Chocolate Buttons

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Good afternoon to every one of you ❤

I wanted to show you these gorgeous dark chocolate buttons with mixed fruit and almonds! I came home from work today and my mother was making these in the kitchen 🙂

So quirky

They honestly look to die for and I can’t wait to try them!

They are made with dark chocolate and oil and are completely vegan friendly ~

And the best part? No baking required! Just pop them in the fridge and let them go hard and enjoy ❤

You could make this but with various other toppings as well, i’m thinking…chopped walnuts and dates?

What do you guys think? I think they are SO cute and quirky 🙂

I’m not sure what their proper name is in the recipe book but a friend messaged me and said ‘are these just fancy chocolate buttons?’ and I thought ‘…I guess they kinda are!’ I’m therefore Christening them with this name hahaha

– Charlotte x

Visiting Friends and Making Pizza

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A few weeks ago I finally got to see my two friends after not having seen them for many weeks during a lockdown here in the UK.

We met up in the evening and had a chilled night-in making the most DIVINE homemade pizza in the pizza oven my friend owns.

I made mine veggie with lots of olives, goats cheese, and spinach ~

They were super easy to make and only took around 30 seconds to cook in the pizza oven!

The hardest part was lifting the dough off the counter and on to the shovel, which was more challenging than I had admittedly anticipated…

We spent the rest of the night catching up and giving lots of cuddles to Pippa the Labrador 🙂

-Charlotte x