From Losing The Last 5kg – Simple Steps To Get The Body You Want Now by Susie Burrell. Published by Hardie Grant Books, RRP $19.95.
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 leek, white part only, finely sliced and washed
1/2 head of celery, chopped
2 cups (500ml) salt-reduced vegetable stock
3 cups (750ml) water
400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 carrot, cut into 1cm cubes
500g pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
1 head of broccoli, cut into florets and steamed
1. Gentle heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, leek and celery and saute over a low heat until soft, for about 5 minutes.
2. Add the stock, water, tomatoes, carrot and pumpkin. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Top with the steamed broccoli and serve.