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bowl of red pepper black garlic soup (from sainsbury's)

Easy roasted red pepper and garlic soup

I had an email from Sainsbury’s – would I like to try some black garlic? Never heard of it, but too curious to resist an offer like that – it’s aged white garlic and according to the pack has a ‘molasses-balsamic flavour’. That sweetness and mellowness would go well with my go-to soup recipe – […]

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Welsh Daffodils

Cawl – easy Welsh stew for St David’s Day

Happy St David’s Day! Today is a good day to get some Welsh cooking done – Welsh cakes are a must of course, but cawl should be on the menu too. This is my recipe so I can’t vouch for its authenticity – I’ve tried to make a lighter version that doesn’t need slow cooking. […]

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Waste not, want not – Great British Waste Menu

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D Just finished watching the Great British Waste Menu. It was a BBC challenge in which four top chefs had to produce a banquet for 60 from food that had been (or would have been) thrown away. The scale of waste is shocking – from farmers ploughing crops which don’t meet supermarket […]

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Nice and easy minestrone

I seem to have been in a soupy mood recently. Must be the onset of autumn. The basic ‘sweat veg, add stock’ method works as the base for most soups I make. For this version, I did a quick check with Delia. It’s very easy and a good way to use up veg.

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Chinese style crab and sweetcorn soup

Bit of an experiment, this. Trying to create a Chinese style soup for a quick tea and an excuse to break out a bag of prawn crackers. Very simple to make though. I had some chicken stock in the freezer from the last roast I did – boiled up the chicken carcass and wings with […]

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Roast tomato and red pepper soup

This is a favourite and a really good way to use up tomatoes or peppers that might be getting a bit too old for salads. Cut tomatoes in half and roughly chop the peppers – I usually use red and/or yellow, but have used green in the pic below which worked just as well. Pile […]

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