Homemade Parsnip Soup (with a hint of cinnamon and honey)


  • 4 large Parsnips
  • 1 Leek
  • 4 Celery stalks
  • 2 medium Potatoes
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Honey (we use Manuka)
  • Bouquet Garni bag (or mixed herbs)
  • Veg stock cube
  • Water
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Salt & Pepper11


  1. Prepare a medium pan and put it on low heat, add some sunflower oil.
  2. Roughly chop the onions, peel garlic leaving it as whole and add them to the pan.
  3. Wash celery, chop ends off, roughly chop the stalks and add them to the pan.
  4. Take the leek, chop ends off, give it a good wash, roughly chop the rest and add to pan.
  5. Give all a good stir and turn heating on a medium heat.
  6. Peel and roughly chop the potatoes and parsnip, add to pan.
  7. Give it another good stir and let it cook until vegetables start to soften.
  8. Add cinnamon, stir, add honey and stir again.
  9. Fill the pan with water until vegetables are all covered.
  10. Add veg stock and bouquet garni bag.
  11. Bring pan to the boil and let it simmer gently for about 20mins or until all vegetable are thoroughly cooked.
  12. Remove the bouquet garni bag, add butter and seasoning.
  13. Use a blender to turn the soup into a nice creamy puree.11-5