Carrot bacon bandwagon (fake-on?)

Yes, carrot bacon is everywhere at the moment and I was skeptical before I tried it. Now that I have, I love it. This is so easy too, the hardest part is slicing the carrot so no effort at all really. Is it just like bacon? Absolutely not but that doesn’t matter because it is…

Clear mushroom and sugar snap pea soup

This clear mushroom soup is full of flavour and robust mushrooms with great texture. It’s also quite low in calories. Serves: 4 Ingredients 25g dried mixed mushrooms I used a Merchant Gourmet packet which includes Shiitake, Oyster and Porcini mushrooms 4 spring onions (25g) 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed 1 large celery stick…

Pot luck cupboard soup

Many kitchen gadgets are a triumph of desire over need (or even utility) but occasionally a product comes along that is genuinely useful and time saving. My soup maker is one of those. You’ll find loads of recipes for soup makers with a quick search and some are really nice but nothing beats the simplicity…

Autumnal grain and vegetable soup

I like this soup at this time of year. Not only is it warming when the weather turns colder and the nights start at half-past four but it also looks Autumnal in colour. This one takes some forethought because it uses dried grains that need to be soaked overnight before being used. As a result…