When you think about it, if you visualise a cold salad on a cold winters day, it doesn't evoke feelings of warmth and comfort does it? Yet a steaming bowl of soup makes you feel just that little bit more toasty just thinking about it. It's a great idea to start thinking about eating seasonally - even if you can't bring yourself to eat the particular produce that is in season (maybe you have particular faves, or your kids will only eat tomatoes no matter what time of year!), but if you can get in the habit of eating seasonal types of food your body will thank you for it. Fresh salads, crunchy raw veges, even chilled meat meals in the summer; and hearty soups, nourishing porridges, tender casseroles and yummy treats like apple crumble for sweet treats in the winter.
I've kept the ingredient list on this soup fairly simple, but please feel free to experiment with your own choice of vegetables to suit either what is in the fridge or the flavours you prefer.