Creamy pear and fennel soup

fennel-1311673_1920Today I’m back from a wonderful holiday in Palma, Mallorca, with my mum. We spent 5 days in the city, staying at an Air BnB in the very centre and I had such a fantastic time.

My mum’s been on Weight Watchers since September, so we’re both very aware of the points that certain high-fat or high sugar foods contain, but it’s so hard to avoid those sweet treats, ice cream, wine – ooh I loved the red wines….but now it’s back to dreary old London, and back to reality, so I’m cooking up a storm today, starting with this bad boy.

It’s one of my absolute faves because it’s so creamy and also really good for you. It’s worth making a bigger batch when you have a little time, because it is rather time-consuming but it’s very simple and only requires one pot and a blender.


1 white onion, diced

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

1 litre of vegetable stock

1 fennel bulb, sliced

2 pears, roughly chopped


Chop the white onion and garlic, and fry in a little olive oil or 1 calorie spray until soft. Then add a few splashes of stock and bubble away until it’s more or less evaporated.

Then add the sliced fennel and a splash more stock and stir. Once that’s been bubbling away for a few mins, add the pear and the remaining stock. Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 45 minutes to one hour.

Blend until smooth and serve!