Points to remember:
- Fry ingredients that need to be softened before simmering with stock (such as onions, garlic, spices) in enough oil until soft.
- Add main vegetables and add enough hot stock just to cover them.
- Bring to the boil then simmer until the veg is tender.
- Blend as required, using a handblender or carefully pouring into a worktop blender. Season well.
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