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Soups and stews please

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by anna29, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    This tasty pea and ham soup sounds super .

    Why are the best soups or stews I whizz up the ones
    where you just grab a few bits and chuck them in together ?

    Its a bit like when I am in a rush and just quickly do my hair
    and make up .
    I end up looking far better - than when take I ages over these .

    These quick rustle up meals always end up being far more tastier
    and are so much easier to do .
    Than the ones I have done from scratch via a fancy recipe .

    Maybe its ' how ' I do these ?
     
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  2. Helsin

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    I ummed and aahed, but eventually caved and bought a soup maker on offer at Robert Dyas. I find it very convenient and have been enjoying lots of vegetable soups of all kinds. Chop your veg (and maybe bacon) and fry briefly, maybe in butter, add to soup maker with stock, turn on and return after 25 minutes to lovely soup. I've used everything from yesterday's leftovers (cauliflower and cabbage) to chestnut and dried porcini mushrooms, served with a truffle cream for a dinner party last weekend.
     
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    Oooooohhh. Sounds so nice. Truffle cream :)
     
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    i just went out and brought a new blender time to get some indigence what soup to make lol never done a homemade soup.
     
  5. alliebee

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    Hi there. Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    A leek onion and kale soup is nice. Any veg you like except maybe too many potatoes carrots parsnips is good if you have to watch your bgs. I like adding spices...really any veg with stock and then blend and maybe a little cream. Mushroom and chicken is lovely
     
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    thanks and your soups sounds good
    might give it ago
     
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    I love my soup maker. I'm going to give the pea and ham soup a try.
     
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    About a week ago I made carrot and mixed peppers (from my freezer) soup. And I added 1/2 red onion ( from the fridge) about a pint and a half of Veg stock (gluten free)season to taste, only used pepper and cooked it in my new slow cooker and then gave it a blitz, tbh it was one of the nicest tasting soup ever and I have a portion left in the freezer. Yummy :D

    RRB
     
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm......does sound nice RRB :)


    Carrot & Coriander soup is nice too.
     
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    Hello Friends, I'm a new member, and I just found this stew and soup forum. I've had a quick read it and it's very informative indeed.

    I'm not the greatest cook, but I can feed myself and the family which is ok. I'd afraid and nervous to cook for anyone else.

    Are there any ingredients that are not suitable for diabetics? I know onions and garlic are brilliant. Whenever I make a soup or stew and I think it's boring, I simply add a can of tomatoes - magic!
     
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  13. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Today I made a large pot of brocollie and Stilton soup ....it was very nice ...plenty left ...

    Veggie and bean hotpot tonight with veggie sausage ....

    If you use soya sauce .and .just a bit of chilli powder .and lemon juice ..you can make a bbq flavoured veggie stew ..nice as well , I would use quorn ...but meat would work ..
     
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  14. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Those tims of tomatoes are just great .....but I love to roast fresh tomatoes with a pepper and garlic ..then bliz into a soup ...
    Don't be afraid to cook ..trying is part of the fun ....;)

    Welcome as well ....
     
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  15. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    lol just seen this [email protected] but my broomstick has just been put away until next year :woot:
     
  16. madperson

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    they all sound fab, but I think I'll try the bacon & peas- better give to master when he's going to be out of the house, he's a walking methane machine:wacky:
     
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    Hello Kat, thank you for your replies. See, I'm just a bloke, but I feel, with some inspiration from my friends here, and on food programmes on TV, I could be a little adventurous! Those roast tomatoes sound brilliant, I think I can do that.

    I've also got a cat, his name is Buddy. Our daughter brought him home about 10 years ago as a kitten. He had been abused by some horrible people.

    Frank.
     
  18. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Hi frank ..yes you can make soup and anything else you want to .... :) I can't add those cut and paste links with ideas but someone else might ...
    I just use a large pan and one of those hand held blizzers ...I am a rustic cook ...
    Great ideas on the tv programmes ....and in magazines etc , I just adapt , I think a lot of people do ...
    Soup freezes well
    Well most things do ...always useful that ...
    What do,you mean just a bloke ...a lot of famous chefs are male :rolleyes:

    Your cat buddy sounds lovely , it is so awful how animals are mistreated ....glad buddy is with you ...:cat:
    Chat soon kat
     
  19. Helsin

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    Channel 4's Sunday Brunch (see website) had a lovely looking Venetian Chicken Stew last week. Made with chicken thighs cooked with a cinnamon stick, saffron, some other curry spices, ground almonds and almond milk. Also some chopped dates, but that could be optional.
     
  20. frankman

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    Hello Helsin,

    I'll have to look that up, it really sounds exciting.


    Frank.
     
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