The Frugal French Pantry November 2017. For this month the focus for my frugal recipes for the Deux Sevres Monthly magazine is soup. We are big soup eaters in this house as it's filling and warming when we've been busy in the garden. Although we are not vegetarian we do love a vegetable soup and they are economical to make. Many French people make their own soup but you can buy prepared soup in the supermarkets. Guess what? They are nearly all vegetable. Well, when in France we try and embrace the French lifestyle so here's my favourite vegetable selection. The first recipe for the Frugal French Pantry November 2017 is Roasted Tomato Soup with Garlic. Rather than messing about with hot water to get the skins off I roasted the tomatoes in the oven and then hooked the skins out. By roasting the garlic too the whole soup becomes naturally sweeter with a great depth of flavour. This soup I can proudly call fat free and gluten free! Potato and Leek Soup couldn't be simpler to make and the potatoes thicken the soup and give it a creamy texture. It's perfect when you need filling up but are watching the calories! Pumpkins aren't just for Halloween. They are so easy to grow and the flesh is delicious roasted. Just cut a pumpkin in half, scrapes out the seeds and place cut side down on an oiled baking sheet. Cook until really tender then scrape out the flesh. Pumpkin makes delicious cakes and pumpkin muffins or you could make this Curried Pumpkin Soup. Freeze the flesh in batches and one pumpkin goes a long way. Last but not least is this Tarragon and Mushroom Soup which is also gluten free. This is my favourite soup of all time and is really rich and comforting. Head on over to the magazine here to print off the recipes or click on the individual links. In the December issue I'll be sharing my favourite festive and frugal recipes with a new recipe created for the magazine which I hope you will love!