Beauties, the weather is getting colder and it’s definitely time for those comfort foods… those warming meals that are also nourishing and healthy, but make you feel warmed.

This soup recipe from Waitrose has warmth from the chilli and pepper, but is packed with healthy and nutritious ingredients to nourish you from the inside out!


  • 1 Coquina squash, pumpkin or butternut, or a mix of all (about 1kg), peeled and cut into 2cm chunks, seeds rinsed and dried
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 8 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 2 leeks
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 400g can butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 rosemary sprigs
  • 1 litre fresh chicken stock
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice