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Inspired by our out-of-this-world adventure book, The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home, we’ve created a heart-warming, astronaut-filling Space Soup recipe. Perfect for preparing your little adventurers for their next journey.

Our simple tutorial has lovely cosmic touches to make your kid feel like a real astronaut. You get to properly prepare them for venturing forth. And they’ll feel that cooking soup is the most exciting thing you can do.

Ready for a galaxy of good food and fun? Let’s go!

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You will need:

For the soup –

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 6 baby potatoes, peeled
  • 1 stock cube
  • olive oil
  • bread

To serve –

  • 1 reusable food pouch
  • silver spray paint
  • straw
  • zero galaxy whirzlers (if available)

Space Soup - Engage!

Stage 001 - Pre-flight Prep

Stage 001 - Pre-flight Prep

Preparation is key to a successful space mission. Turn the peeled potatoes and other vegetables into NASA-approved cubes (cubes are the friendliest shape for space).

Stage 002 - Thermal Combustion

Stage 002 - Thermal Combustion

Add the olive oil to a pan, set your thrusters to medium burn, and cook the vegetables until lovely and golden like the centre of the sun.

Stage 003 - Secondary Firing

Stage 003 - Secondary Firing

Add 2L of boiling water to the pan, then pop in a stock cube. Now turn the thrusters up until you get to a boil, and then turn them down to a simmer for about 20 minutes. The changing atmospheric conditions in the pot will turn the vegetables lovely and soft.

Stage 004 - Food Certification

Stage 004 - Food Certification

While your Space Soup is bubbling away, it’s time to get your cargo payload in order. Print out the labels and help your little astronaut fill them out. Wash out your food pouch (you can also buy resealable pouches that open at the bottom for easier filling) and spray it silver. You can do this a day or two in advance to build excitement.

Check all systems one more time and return to your soup.

Stage 005 - Check Lunar Positioning

Stage 005 - Check Lunar Positioning

Many people think the moon is made of cheese. Here’s a little secret – it’s actually made of bread. You can make your own with toast and a glass. Cut out circles from the middle, then cut another curve for your perfect crescent.

Stage 006 - Orbital Propulsion

Stage 006 - Orbital Propulsion

There’s only one way to make soup worthy of astronauts – using an orbital propulsion vortex to blitz it up (you might call it a hand blender). Keep the blade immersed to avoid soup escaping the airlock and decorating your kitchen. Blend until smooth.

Stage 007 - Payload Delivery

Stage 007 - Payload Delivery

You’re ready to deliver this galactic feast. Let the soup cool a little before carefully pouring it into the pouch. (Because part of the fun is drinking the soup through a straw, astronaut-style, the soup needs to be just nicely warm.) Add the toast crescents and it’s all systems go.

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