Eating fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables is the best way to provide your body with essential nutrients to keep you and your skin healthy. By eating seasonal produce you’re ensuring your body to absorb the best vitamins, minerals and proteins that the food has to offer.

If we are careful in choosing and planning what we eat and drink, we can improve our internal health which is reflected then in a healthy skin and appearance. The skin is a reflection of our internal health.

For this winter enjoy the robust tomato flavors and the best of the winter produce in this healthy and hearty soup.

Hearthy Vegetable Soup


1 tbsp cold pressed olive oil

1 medium brown onion , chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 celery stalk , chopped

1 large zucchini, sliced

1 large red capsicum, chopped

1 litre home made chicken stock

400g tin chopped tomatoes

2 cups filtered water

1 tsp mixed herbs

1/2 cup frozen peas

1 cup baby spinach

Shaved parmesan cheese , to serve


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and celery. Cook, stirring for 3 to 5 mins or until onion has softened. Add zucchini and capsicum.Cook, stirring occasionally for 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.

Add stock, tomatoes and 2 cups filtered water. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Add peas. Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes . Stir in spinach . Serve topped with parmesan cheese.

Bon appetit !