Can you make a free meal in 20 minutes?

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1. Souper easy

Soups are very easy to make, good for your health and can cost nothing if you use ingredients that would otherwise have been wasted.

Recipes often require you to buy additional ingredients, but with a little know-how you can make quick dinners from what you already have – nothing wasted and no shopping required!

2. Make do and blend

Use this handy graphic to make soups with whatever vegetables are lingering at the bottom of your fridge. See at a glance the type and proportion of ingredients needed and what order to cook them in. Click for more detailed information.

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At its most basic, all you need are some vegetables, a little fat for frying, a stock of some description and salt and pepper to finish. You can experiment endlessly with different flavours and combinations depending on what you have available.