Tag: soupmaker

soup of the week ending 21 october 2017

morphy richards 501021 soup makerMonday: carrots and leeks left over from Sunday’s lunch, and a potato

Tuesday: lots of green leek leaves, two potatoes.

Thursday: two carrots, one onion, the last of Tuesday’s soup, half a yellow pepper, some frozen coriander (£1 a bag from Iceland).

Friday: a real mongrel soup today. Two tablespoons of leftover lentil dhal, some cauliflower stalk, some green leek leaves, chicken stock (see previous post), a wizened carrot, and a pinch of chilli flakes.

There was a little bit of Thursday’s soup left over, which I was going to use as a sort of starter soup for today, but I forgot. So I added the little bit of today’s leftover soup to it, and it’s gone in the freezer as a Soup For One when one of us is out (which often happens).

Apart from producing delicious soup, this little gadget is helping us to use up all our tired veg!

 

lots of chicken stock!

frozen chicken stock

We had a roast chickie! last weekend, and as regular readers will know, we stretch that bird out. We had a stir fry, we had lentil dhal with chicken and spinach, we have a box full of bits of chicken to make a pie! tonight.

So last over the past two days we have rendered the carcass down for stock, two lots of very slow cooking in a Le Creuset casserole (I rarely use the slow cookers now i have a ceramic hob). But how best to freeze it in soup maker sized portions? In a silicone muffin tin, of course. I got three trays worth out of it, and put them in a plastic box as they froze. And they didn’t turn themselves into a huge amorphous mass of frozen stock, thankfully.  A win, I think.

soup of the week ending 14 oct 2018

morphy richards 501021 soup makerMonday I went for a Thai sort of thing. Three carrots, some frozen sweet potatoes, an onion, about 40g of creamed coconut, two teaspoons of smooth peanut butter, pinch of chilli flakes. I think the third carrot made it too thick, but it tasted lovely.

Tuesday 45g of lentils (soaked for 30 minutes), 1 medium carrot, small onion, teaspoon of smoked paprika, a dollop of tomato ketchup, about half a cup of yesterday’s soup. No bouillon! Very nice, but lacking … something. Bit thin, maybe, and needed more seasoning. Might try some thyme.

Thursday small amount of broccoli, the green part of a large leek, ¾ of a small courgette (the rest had gone mouldy). This wasn’t all that nice; it tasted a bit raw, and not blended enough. Of course, there is a “blend” button on the machine, but I didn’t think about that till we’d eaten it!

Friday one medium-large potato, which was sprouting in the cupboard, and a bit soft (I cut the sprouty bits off, but didn’t bother peeling it), and the white part of yesterday’s leek. This was really nice.

Reminder: all soups have a teaspoon of Marigold vegetable bouillon, salt, and black pepper.

So that’s another week done – we’re still hugely enamoured of the soup maker, and it has earned its permanent place on the worktop.

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soup of the week ending 7 oct 2018

sweet potatobutternut squash

Short week this week, as we are away for a couple of days, but:

Tuesday: cabbage stalk, broccoli stalk, two leek tops (the green bits), two salad potatoes.

Wednesday: two carrots, one courgette, pinch of chilli flakes

Thursday: butternut squash, sweet potato (both bought from Iceland’s frozen veg, £1 per bag, used about ⅓ of each, so 60p), cumin seeds, pinch of garlic powder.

Saturday one leek, two medium potatoes, eaten with crackers and Dutch cheese (we were in Rotterdam on Friday).

Note that all soups have a teaspoon of Marigold bouillon powder, salt and black pepper added.

We are thrilled wth it – a really good buy. Recommended.

new toy!

morphy richards 501021 soup maker

A friend served us some lovely tomato soup last week, and told us he’d made it with a soup maker. He bought it from Lakeland, so I went and had a look there and it was £50. So then I went to eBay and found one at £40, with free postage. And I looked at it again on Friday, and it was down to £36, so that made it a no brainer. The seller was AO, and they were an absolute pleasure to deal with. It’s a Morphy Richards 501021, and Amazon also sell it at £40.

It arrived this morning, delivered by two cheery chaps – It’s quite sleek, and takes up very little room on our crowded worktop, and to honour it, we are having soup for supper, with home made rolls from this everyday bread recipe. I bake these in silicone mini loaf tins, and they’re always nice. 125g per roll, should you care – best to weigh the dough, as otherwise the rolls are all different sizes (trust me on this).

In the soup maker in readiness are two leek tops, one cabbage core, a broccoli stalk, a teaspoon of Marigold bouillon, and some seasoning.

We eat a lot of soup at lunchtime in the colder weather – we either have a big pot on the go, or we (sorry) have cup soups. If this machine will make us nice fresh soup from scrag ends of veg in half an hour, it’s a win in my book. I’ll let you know!