- STEP 1
Pre-warm a slow-cooker (approx. 3L capacity).
Peel all your vegetables and cut into small chunks.
Make the stock as per instructions.
- STEP 2
Heat up the oil in a deep pan and fry off the onion
- STEP 3
Add a knob of butter and allow the onion to brown before adding the garlic
- STEP 4
Add the carrots, potatoes & parsnips and mix well
- STEP 5
Season with salt, pepper & a very light sprinkle of smoked paprika
- STEP 6
Cover the pan with a lid and leave to cook for a couple of minutes
- STEP 7
Add a good squeeze (approx. 1 tbsp) of honey, stir well and cover again for a couple of minutes
- STEP 8
Once the vegetables have started to soften, transfer to the slow cooker and pour in vegetable stock
- STEP 9
Leave in the slow cooker on a high heat for around 1 hour, until the vegetables are slightly 'Al dente' (If you prefer completely soft veggies, leave for 1.5 hours). Season again with salt & pepper
- STEP 10
Serve with crusty wholewheat bread and a generous sprinkle of cheddar cheese & black pepper in the middle for some rich melted goodness