Mangia: Veggie two bean soup.

It's that time of year where all I want to do is wear oversized jumpers, wrap up in blankets on the couch and curl up with a good book and a delicious mug of something hot. Therefore, when I get home from work all I want to do is whip up something simple and quick so I can do all of the above. 

This past weekend I had yet to go shopping so checked in my cupboards to see what I could make for lunch and realised I had tons of beans that I had been wanting to try some new recipes with. At the moment, my Mum and I have very much been enjoying lots of veggie recipes, so I gathered my ingredients and set about making it up as I went along, using what I had available. 

What you need:

1 can Pinto beans
1 can Butter or Canellini beans
1 Onion
1 stick of celery
2 or 3 Medium size potatoes
1/2 cup of vegetable gravy
1 stock cube (I use Italian Dialbrodo)

What to do:

In a large pan, place about a tbsp of olive oil or probably a touch more; I tend to just estimate and pour.

Dice your onion and celery and add it to your pan over a medium heat.

Chop your potatoes into small squares and add them to your pan once your onions are nice and blonde. Cover your potatoes with boiling water and add your stock cube and a little salt and pepper.

Allow your potatoes to soften a little, on a higher heat, before adding your beans.

Make up your gravy before adding it to your pan. Stir and leave to cook.

Check your potatoes and beans with a knife to ensure they are cooked, after around 30-40 mins.

Add salt and pepper to taste and a few leaves of parsley. Ooh and you could even add a touch of butter too to give it an extra creamy taste.

What's your go to recipe at this time of year?

Oh and I couldn't resist a little sneaky photoshoot with my books, as yesterday was publication day for 'The Ingredients for Happiness' and they looks so cute together.

Buon Appettito.



  1. This soup sounds delicious and filling and perfect for autumn! It's the kind of thing I'd love to eat while I'm reading a fantasy novel.
    Cora |

    1. Thank you Cora, we're making it again today! :) And that sounds perfect! :) Enjoy! xx

  2. I love autumn for its warm hearty soups! :)

    1. We do too!! We need to come up with some more, but this one is definitely a favourite. Our Mum loves it!! xx