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A warm and comforting turkey soup recipe to put your Christmas leftovers to good use. Easy to prepare and low fat, this soup is a perfect post-Christmas pick me up Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil 100g smoked bacon lardons 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 bay leaves 2 thyme sprigs 300g celeriac (or any other root veg), cut into cubes 200g potato, cut into cubes 400g can borlotti beans, drained and rinsed 1½ l chicken stock or turkey stock, (fresh is best) 350g cooked turkey 100g orzo 75g curly kale, shredded Method: Heat 1

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