We love warm smoky flavours this time of year. Try out this chunky winter soup if it gets cold!


  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 1/2 choko, chopped
  • 1 courgette, sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground corriander
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground chilli
  • 2-4 drops liquid smoke (I used Angel Food’s Hickory Smoke)
  • 2c vegetable stock
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tomatoes and a large handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can organic lentils, drained and rinsed
  • Spinach or similar greens, chopped
  • 1c Raglan Food Co coconut yoghurt + a dash to serve!


  1. Sautee onions in a large pot until brown. Add garlic and fry together.
  2. Add carrots, celery, choko and potato. Stir on high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes and veg stock.
  4. Add cumin, coriander, pepper & liquid smoke. Cover and simmer on medium heat for 8-10minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add chilli, lentils, courgette, tomatoes and spinach. Stir well and continue to simmer until all vegetables are cooked and flavours are nicely melded.
  6. Stir in coconut yoghurt. Taste, adding more chilli and salt if desired.
  7. Add an extra splash of coconut yoghurt, a sprinkle of chilli and maybe a slice of sourdough to serve.
  8. Warm your bones and cosy in!

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