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Melissa’s Soup Toppings you’ll love

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  As a self-confessed soup lover, I am always looking for ways to add extra flavour, crunch and excitement to my soup. So here are 5 ways you can spruce up yours: 1. Halloumi Croutons:   not technically “croutons” as there’s no bread involved but these are delicious cubes of crispy fried halloumi. Simply chop, fry in a little butter or oil & cook to your desired crispiness.  Get the recipe. 2. Make a fridge raid herby drizzle:  Whizz up any herbs or left over salad leaves you’ve got that need some love with some olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice & a little salt in a blender & drizzle on.  Try this recipe. 3. Roast some veggies:  Depending on what soup you’re making, you might like to roast a little of what you’re using for ultimate texture & flavour on top. I love roasting kale or any discarded cauliflower leaves for extra crunch.  Try this. 4. A drizzle of olive oil/yoghurt/kefir:  I love adding extra swirls to my soups and particularly

Melissa’s 10 Soups for the Season

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  Soup season is upon us and it may just be my favourite time of the year. Hearty, comforting soups for any day of the week and thrown together in under 30 minutes; make double and freeze for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking. Soups are also such a brilliant way of reducing food waste in your home, making the most of sad looking veg or herbs that can be whizzed up in no time to something special for everyone at home. Here are 10 soups I think you’ll all really love this season… Coconut & Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto This Spiced Coconut Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto is a great way to love your veggies and minimise food waste in your home. If you can’t get carrot tops then use whatever greens need some love instead, such as radish tops, or left over spinach/mixed leaves from salad bags that you don’t know what to do with. Get the recipe Super Green Soup with Halloumi Croutons Halloumi Croutons & Super Green Soup in 30 minutes! Inspired b

Melissa’s 10 Soups for the Season

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  Soup season is upon us and it may just be my favourite time of the year. Hearty, comforting soups for any day of the week and thrown together in under 30 minutes; make double and freeze for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking. Soups are also such a brilliant way of reducing food waste in your home, making the most of sad looking veg or herbs that can be whizzed up in no time to something special for everyone at home. Here are 10 soups I think you’ll all really love this season… Coconut & Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto This Spiced Coconut Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto is a great way to love your veggies and minimise food waste in your home. If you can’t get carrot tops then use whatever greens need some love instead, such as radish tops, or left over spinach/mixed leaves from salad bags that you don’t know what to do with. Get the recipe Super Green Soup with Halloumi Croutons Halloumi Croutons & Super Green Soup in 30 minutes! Inspired b

Jasmine’s 7 Favourite Organic Pantry Staples

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Happy Organic September! Organic September is an initiative from the Soil Association , who work to raise awareness of the many benefits of consuming organic, whether that be food, farming, fashion or beauty. Supporting organic products goes a long way towards the long-term health of the planet and of our bodies, so I try to buy organic foods wherever I can, especially for the ingredients that I use the most in my kitchen. These are my faves. Duchy’s basmati rice I need to have basmati rice in the pantry at all times — it’s the basis of kitchari , my absolute go-to meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and plenty of other fave recipes too. White rice is much more digestible than brown rice, but Duchy’s do a brown basmati as well if that’s more your speed. Both are grown without artificial chemicals and fertilisers, and part of the sales benefit The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation. Supermarket own-brand or farmers’ market organic eggs A few years ago, I judged the eggs fo

Jasmine’s 7 Favourite Organic Pantry Staples

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Happy Organic September! Organic September is an initiative from the Soil Association , who work to raise awareness of the many benefits of consuming organic, whether that be food, farming, fashion or beauty. Supporting organic products goes a long way towards the long-term health of the planet and of our bodies, so I try to buy organic foods wherever I can, especially for the ingredients that I use the most in my kitchen. These are my faves. Duchy’s basmati rice I need to have basmati rice in the pantry at all times — it’s the basis of kitchari , my absolute go-to meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and plenty of other fave recipes too. White rice is much more digestible than brown rice, but Duchy’s do a brown basmati as well if that’s more your speed. Both are grown without artificial chemicals and fertilisers, and part of the sales benefit The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation. Supermarket own-brand or farmers’ market organic eggs A few years ago, I judged the eggs fo