Veg and Peanut Soup

21 Jan

This recipe has been submitted by Hannah, who is a member of the lovely Golem Housing Co-op. We love the idea of putting peanut butter in soup – in fact, we love the idea of putting peanut butter in everything! Hannah says:

This tasty soup is cheap, substantial, and really good comfort food in the depths of winter, and tonight’s version fed the 9 people in our cooking co-op (with salad and bread) for under £10 in total. Win all round!

This recipe really doesn’t require preciseness in the amounts, or combination, of vegetables. Chuck in whatever’s in the bottom of the fridge crying out to be eaten, or raid the reduced section of your local greengrocers like I did. The original recipe for this had no split peas in, but I had the urge to eat some, so added a few in. Be creative!

30 minutes preparation, 60 minutes cooking time (or at least 2 hours in a haybox) – Serves 8

Naked Hannah holding a plate with a bowl of soup, some salad leaves and nice bread. She has long brown hair, glasses and is smiling cheerfully

Ingredients: 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 3 medium onions, 5 cloves of garlic, 2 peppers, 900g of carrots, 800g of potatoes, 5 sticks of celery
1 tin of sweetcorn, 250g of yellow split peas, 1 tsp of chilli powder (or as much as you fancy), 1.5 litre of vegan stock, 1 jar of peanut butter

1. Put the split peas in a jug with lots of boiling water, just to get them softened up a bit.
2. Dice all the veg into similar sized chunks. I like them to be quite fine, as otherwise this can start to look much more like a stew. If that’s what you like though, save yourself all the chopping, as it can take a while.
3. Stick a big pan on the hob on a medium heat. Add the oil, onions and garlic, and fry until softened.
4. Add the chilli powder and fry for a few more minutes.
5. Add all the other veg and stir well to coat it in the oily goodness.
6. Once everything’s thoroughly mixed, add the stock, split peas (without their soaking water) and peanut butter.
7. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for about 45 minutes, or until all the veg and split peas are cooked through.
8. Serve with optional salad, bread and clothes.

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14 Responses to “Veg and Peanut Soup”

  1. Alan January 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    Have to give that a go.. Sounds lovely.

  2. richstranger January 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    Thanx for your contribution & inspiration…

  3. Barnaby John Eaton January 22, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    Im not a vegan or even vegitarian but the food you present makes my tummy rumble! sorry Im a carnie but nude and pierced and loving it. Love you guys you make my day!

  4. Jesús January 23, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    Se ve muy rica y nutritiva. Saludos.

  5. Alexandra Hill January 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    This sounds amaazing; gotta try it.

  6. John P January 24, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    So are you the mysterious Hannah, as mentioned in the previous recipe? Lovely Michael, is she the Lady of the Loch?

    • Hannah February 3, 2012 at 1:18 am #

      Sadly I am not *that* Hannah, no.

  7. Archbishop of Earth January 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    Just watched Dairy of teenage…. Keep it up and enjoy what you are doing! The negative comments are usually from people that are to scared to try what you are doing.

  8. Andrea Jones January 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    I think this is an awesome site. I wonder if people who like cooking in the nude could be considered having a fetish? I wonder if its been discussed on sites such as or ?

    • radicalrabbit January 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      Depends on whether it gets you off or not, right?

    • Melissa February 17, 2013 at 5:40 am #

      I don’t view it as a fetish at all; it’s more about body self-acceptance. None of the people I’ve seen in the video that led me to this site, or any of the people I’ve seen in pictures here seem to view this as a sexual thing.

  9. Paul January 28, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    Hannah both you and your food look absolutely beautiful…

    Never been keen on yellow split peas, but feel I have to give this a try! Thanks…

  10. Chris February 17, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Hanna your recipe was delicious! You are an inspiration. Thankyou

  11. Nigel March 11, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    Well done guys 🙂 saw you all on 4od.

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