This is a really simple, one-pot soup that I was imagining in my head after eating so many sweets and drinking so many cocktails that I was fantasizing about vegetables. There, I said it. Perhaps some of you are/were in the same boat as me?

The ingredients are really flexible, but in my head the cauliflower, carrots and soya mince are the most important. Get a veggie broth or bouillon without MSG, I really think it makes a taste difference. My favorite in Germany is the Brunofischer Würzl, I usually use one of the 52323894 boxes of the Edward & Sons Not-Chick’n Bouillon Cubes I smuggled from America, but just a plain veggie broth is best in this case! The soya mince adds some protein and texture. I swear it’s not as weird as it sounds. Keep it simple!

Super Easy "I Am Still Detoxing from New Years" Soup


  • 4 1/2 cups (1L) water
  • 2 veggie bouillon cubes (or whatever it says on the package for 4ish cups/1L of water)
  • 2 cups (1/2 medium) cauliflower, chopped in small to medium pieces
  • 1 large carrot, chopped small
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup soya mince (minced TVP)
  • handful of kale, pulled off from the stem, stems discarded (optional)
  • 1/2 onion, diced (optional)
  • salt, pepper, chili flakes, etc. to taste


  1. Bring the water and bouillon to a boil, add the cauliflower and carrot and turn down the heat to medium/high, simmer until soft.
  2. Add the garlic, onion and kale if using and simmer 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the soya mince and simmer again a few minutes until it's soft. The soya mince needs to go at the end so it doesn't get boiled to death and taste like soggy cardboard.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, chili flakes, etc. to taste.
  5. Eat!