Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s Amazing Mexican Tomato Soup

Jamie Oliver Everyday Super Food Amazing Mexican soup ready to go home on eatlivetravelwrite.comYou know you’ve had a successful cooking class when there are barely any photos of the process. This past Monday, we tackled Jamie Oliver’s Amazing Mexican Tomato Soup with Sweet Potato Chips, Feta and Tortilla and there was so much going on I didn’t have time to take many photos at all. It’s all good though because it means everyone was very busy 😉

Kids mincing garlic for soup on eatlivetravelwrite.comThose sweet potatoes? Some of my older boys did a wonderful job of slicing these very thinly for the said sweet potato chips but alas (as sweet potatoes are wont to do) they burned 🙁 Too bad because it would have added a wonderful flavour to the soup but the lesson learned here was twofold: how to thinly slice sweet potato chips and how to make sure you are always watching them in the oven so the don’t burn!

Kids frying tortilla chips on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe older boys got on with making their own tortilla chips which the did brilliantly!

And my younger guys chopped away like champions…

Kids mincing garlic for soup on eatlivetravelwrite.comKids chopping spring onions for soup on eatlivetravelwrite.comI had the soup bubbling away and took their ingredients as they were ready to cook. We ended up with a wonderful selection of “add-ins” and a couple of pots of gorgeous looking soup:

Jamie Oliver's Amazing Mexican Tomato Soup components on eatlivetravelwrite.com(no sweet potatoes but that’s ok….)

And the end result?

Jamie Oliver Everyday Super Food Amazing Mexican soup on eatlivetravelwrite.comAs I showed this boy how to assemble his bowl, he remarked “That’s pretty!” LOVE to hear this. As well as teaching the boys how to cook, I think showing them that plating food attractively is super important as well – we eat with our eyes, right? I know that food which looks attractive is likely to be at least *tried* by reluctant eaters.

Soups are a great way to teach chopping and knife skills and also a good way to get veggies into their diet 😉 THIS soup is fantastic – I’ve eaten the leftovers a few days this week for lunch, taking the time to plate it nicely and it really takes “tomato soup” up a notch. A lovely, warming meal for the cold weather but bright fresh flavours that don’t weigh you down.

Get the recipe for Jamie’s Amazing Mexican Tomato Soup with Tortilla Chips and Feta on p 98 of Everyday Super Food.

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4 Responses to Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s Amazing Mexican Tomato Soup

  1. Lisbeth @ The Content Reader January 28, 2016 at 16:03 #

    How wonderful to cook with your boys. I did not cook a lot with my son, but sometimesmhe was interested in what I was doing. Now he is studying and is cooking on his own. Sometimesmhe asks me about how to do it, and sometimes he shows me on skype.

    I love Jamie Olivers recipies, they always seem to work. I will try this soup, sounds and looks lovely.

    • Mardi Michels January 28, 2016 at 16:32 #

      Thanks! These are not my own children, they are my students. It’s my hope that someday they will show their parents what they are cooking on Skype as well!!

  2. Geoff January 31, 2016 at 23:35 #

    Soup: a dish for all seasons. Lovely appearance.

    • Mardi Michels February 1, 2016 at 06:00 #

      It’s SO tasty! With all the “add ins” it makes for a lovely bright meal, even on a glum day.

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