Belongs to Doris Broccoli Soup 
You might need to buy:
  • dried thyme
  • stock or water
  • onion
  • large bunch broccoli
  • nutmeg
  • milk or evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper
You might need to buy:
  • pearl barley
  • ketchup
  • dried basil
  • bay leaf
  • water
  • beef broth
  • ground beef
  • salt & pepper

Cocoabliss tip: It’s really messy to purée in a blender or food processor. Reverse the process with an immersion blender: Take out what you don’t want to purée and keep chunky and buzz the rest with your stick right in the crock-pot. Then put the reserved chunks back in. Could also be nice with other cheeses, e.g. gouda with cumin, mozza, etc. Would be nice with broccoli, peas, lentils, etc. Subsitute part of potatoes for cauliflower or old bread. Modify spices. Use back bacon, leftover sausage or sandwich meat instead of bacon. Use white wine for part of water or stock. Throw in corn instead of cheese for a potato/corn chowder….. possibilities are endless!

ready in about 330 minutes; serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • water
  • chicken stock
  • bay leaf
  • shredded Cheddar cheese
  • all-purpose flour
You might need to buy:
  • margarine or butter
  • chicken broth
  • chopped cooked chicken or turkey
  • sliced carrots
  • quick-cooking barley
  • chopped red or green sweet pepper
  • sliced leeks or chopped onion
  • dry lentils
Belongs to Doris MISO SOUP 

Miso soup is the Japanese version of chicken soup – a combination soul food and comfort food. It is traditionally eaten at breakfast in Japan as a daily staple. Miso is a paste made from fermented soybeans, and is full of antioxidants like vitamin E, as well as protective fatty acids. It’s healthful and delicious, and the Japanese say that the linoleic acid in miso promotes soft skin. The soybeans miso is made from also contain isoflavones and other elements that provide protection against some forms of cancer. To preserve these properties, miso should not be boiled. Add it to a soup after it has been removed from direct heat.

serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • large onion
  • carrots
  • coarsely chopped cabbage
  • water
  • Scallions
  • fresh ginger root
  • canola oil
ready in about 330 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • * salt and pepper to taste
  • * 1 cup milk
  • * 2 tablespoons chicken soup base
  • * 1 cup warm water
  • * 1 bay leaf
  • * 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • * 2 cups water
  • * 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • * 1/4 cup butter
You might need to buy:
  • 14-1/2-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • sliced fresh mushrooms
  • water
  • packed torn fresh purple kale or spinach
  • refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
You might need to buy:
  • herbs and spices of choice
  • 16oz can diced tomatoes
  • onion
You might need to buy:
  • chicken stock or 1 10 oz/284 ml + water
You might need to buy:
  • onion
  • paprika
  • cayenne
  • carrots
  • chicken stock
  • honey
  • lemon juice