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Soups for your Slow
How to make delicious soups for all occasions in your
All enthusiastic home cooks have a kitchen stuffed with gadgets and
gizmos. We have a little knife just used to make roses out of radishes,
there is the spiky thing for baking spuds, and an electric carving
knife that granddad uses on Christmas Day, or he would if it wasn’t
lost behind that automatic sauce-making machine.
I can live without all of those but ask me to give up my slow cooker
and this mild-mannered old lady will likely let herself down with a
sprinkle of bad language. It truly is a boon to anyone who cooks and
you don’t even have to be good at it to prepare delicious meals.
Diana Peacock presents a book filled with ideas for soups made in the
slow cooker and they are foolproof. It’s hard to overcook a soup and
the slow cooker will allow you to create warming and delicious soups
with very little effort. If you can chop and stir and put a plug in a
socket then you are set.
It’s winter and money is tight but we still want to eat well. A hearty
soup and some fresh bread will give you a memorable meal, and
soup-making becomes addictive. All these recipes will give you a start
but once you are confident with the techniques you will be writing your
I write about authentic Indian food but I still appreciate those
old-fashioned Anglo dishes that use curry powder. No, it’s not
something you find in Indian homes but a bright yellow Madras curry
powder is the indispensible ingredient in such dishes as Coronation
Chicken and Curried Chicken Soup. The author suggests serving this with
naan bread but one could consider stirring in some leftover cooked rice
to make a very substantial soup.
Lentils are still cheap so Tomato and Lentil Soup will feed a family
for very little cash. Use fresh tomatoes during the summer but I would
choose good quality tinned toms during the winter when the fresh
tomatoes are like pale bullets. Just flavour with dried herbs if you
don’t have a supply of fresh.
It’s the festive season and we have the remains of that turkey. You can
either keep it in the fridge till it goes fuzzy or you can transform
the cooked meat into a meal to feed another crowd with just the
addition of some seasonal vegetables.
Soups for your Slow Cooker - How to make delicious soups for all
occasions in your slow cooker is a practical book and full of delicious
ideas. Nothing cheffy here, it’s just recipes for good economic food.
You don’t need skill, just that slow cooker.
Soups for your Slow Cooker
Author: Diana Peacock
Publisher: How To Books