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Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s super green soup and easy flatbreads

Well hello winter! It’s been a strange(ly) warm winter so far but this week we’ve had snow and wind and freezing rain – perfect soup weather. I actually asked one of the boys last week what they thought we should make in cooking club this week and his answer (on a day when it was bitterly cold) was “Soup!”  Then last weekend it was positively spring-like as I was shopping for ingredients and I wondered how a warm soup would go down but I needn’t have worried – the next day the temperatures were on the way down again. In any case, Jamie’s Super Green Soup is warm and comforting without being a heavy soup so it was a good choice for unpredictable temperatures.

It was also a great recipe to keep lots of little hands busy throughout the session (always a challenge to find recipes where everyone will have something to do *most* of the time…

For a start, there were lots of potatoes to chop…

Kids chopping potatoes into small pieces on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids cutting potatoes for soup on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids cutting potatoes on eatlivetravelwrite.comOnions to slice finely…

Kids slicing onions thinly on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd garlic to mince…

Kids mincing garlic on eatlivetravelwrite.comThen there were other stages I completely missed happening because the boys were so efficient – chopping kale leaves and mincing rosemary and thyme…

The soup bubbled away… (note that the original recipe calls for some chorizo but we have a few vegetarian boys this terms so I left it out. I’d actually imagine this would be really good with bacon…)

Jamie Oliver super green soup in the making on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd the boy made some of Jamie Oliver’s easy flatbreads. It’s one of my favourite “quick bread” recipes to make with the boys since it doesn’t require many ingredients or much time. A little bit of baking powder, flour and yoghurt, some muscle (not too much!)…

Kids rolling dough for flatbread on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids rolling Jamie Oliver flatbreads on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids rolling dough to make flatbreads on eatlivetravelwrite.comEt voilà:

Jamie Oliver easy flatbreads on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd the finished product:

Jamie Oliver easy flatbreads on eatlivetravelwrite.comAren’t they great?

The complete meal:

Jamie Oliver super green soup and easy flatbreads on eatlivetravelwrite.comNot pictured: Boys with their coats and boots on, backpacks on their backs, ready to go home, digging into their flatbreads and dipping it in the soup. Now, I know they’re hungry by the time the end of the club rolls around but it’s always satisfying to see them excited about what we make. Soup is always a great choice since it keeps them busy and it’s a good way to get some vegetables in 😉

Get the recipe for Jamie’s Super Green Soup on p 114 of Everyday Super Food.

Jamie Oliver Everyday Super Food cover

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4 Responses to Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s super green soup and easy flatbreads

  1. Geoff February 25, 2016 at 18:31 #

    Oh yeah, love soup. Hot or cold weather makes no difference.
    Well done LPCs

    • Mardi Michels February 25, 2016 at 19:12 #

      Right? I think I could live off of soup and toast if I had to choose two foods for the rest of my life. Love soup!

  2. Paula March 1, 2016 at 12:47 #

    They did a great job making soup and I think it’s wonderful that it was their idea too. The flatbreads looks really good and I’d never thought to use them for soup dunking. Love the idea.

    • Mardi Michels March 9, 2016 at 18:16 #

      Hungry boys will eat all sorts of comnbinations of food!

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