I made a yummy soup from scratch the other night, a lovely warming filler upper!
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan, add the onion and leeks with the stock cube and thyme, stir occasionally and cook until softened.
Add the parsnips and carrots and cook for 5-10mins, stirring occasionally.
Boil some water and pour over the vegetables, make sure you generously cover them and simmer with the lid on for 20-25mins until they are soft.
Leave to cool slightly then use a hand blender, making sure all the lumps are blended and the soup is smooth. Season well.
I served the soup with chopped chorizo, very delicious.