I've finally put my soup maker Christmas present to use. It's a simple, quick way of getting healthy food inside you and means you've got something to take to work for lunch the next day.
What I like about it is its simplicity- I can throw in all the ingredients, leave it to cook for 20 mins and after that it's ready to serve. No messing around, no adding different ingredients at different times, no lengthy preparatory procedure- just weigh and chop your veg, launch it in the jug with a stock cube, add your water, close the lid, choose your setting (chunky or smooth) and let it do its thing. It's a world away from the complexity of minestrone.
I must get back into cooking. I'm getting slack!