Boost your meals with beans! Beans release energy slowly into the body, making them a great weight loss food. They are also high in protein and fibre, which satiates the appetite and helps keep you full for longer periods of time.
Bring the kettle to a boil, and mix the ingredients of the miso bouillon sachet or vegetable stock cube in 4 cups of the hot water and set aside.
In a pot, warm up the oil and add the garlic and fry for a few seconds. Add the carrots and celery and leeks and sauté for five minutes. Add the tomato passata and cook for a further few minutes. Add the beans, kombu and stock. Bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes on a low heat.
Remove and discard the kombu.
Remove one heaped cup of the soup, blend to a cream in an upright blender or use a stick blender and return to the pot.
Stir in the jar of corn/peas and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley.
Season the soup to taste with salt and black pepper (optional) and if you prefer finish off with a swig of olive oil.