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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

January Slow Cooker Challenge Round Up

Many thanks to everyone who checked out the Slow Cooker Challenge and particularly to the seven cooks who made some soup in their Slow Cooker and linked up to the challenge.   It seems that soup is not something many people use their slow cooker for which surprised me as a bit of a newbie to this method of cooking.  I have to say that since I got this slow cooker (I had one in the 80s but never really got on with it) I've become a total convert and am cooking just about everything that I possibly can by this thrifty way of cooking.

Turkey and Kale Scotch Broth is a healthy Low-Calorie soup brought to us by Queen of the 5:2 diet, my friend Karen Burns Booth of Lavender and Lovage.  Karen has lost 13 kilos in the last 6 months following this two days a week fasting diet. Find out more about how she did it and get this soup recipe and many more delicious recipes.

Linzi at Lancashire Food tells us she took a little poetic license with the medieval recipe for Lentil and Vegetable Potage.  What she has created, is a lovely thick and comforting plate of soup, perfect for cold winter weather.

Spicy Red Bean Soup is more of a meal than a soup! Deon van Schalkwyk  of Food Jam has brought us this huge pot full of healthy goodness, and just how inviting would that be to come home to? 

Carrot and Coriander Soup is a very popular combination of flavours and has been shared by Ness at JibberJabberUK.  Ness overcame a rather unpleasant experience when making soup in her slow cooker during her student flat sharing days, if you want to find out what happened click through to JibberJabberUK

Red Lentil and Chickpea and Tomato Soup with Smoked Paprika my own contribution to the challenge found at Kaylyn's Kitchen on the Slow Cooker from Scratch pages, so many really tasty recipes adapted for the slow cooker.

 Jennifer from Girl Eats World took the opportunity of using The Slow Cooker Challenge to give her the push to make her family's Lentil Soup recipe in her slow cooker. It looks like a really warming and filling dish.

Food lover Catherine of Noble Nourishment has adapted her sister-in-law's Tomato and Basil Soup for her Slow Cooker, sounds like a really good idea and one I will definitely be making as these are some of my favourite flavours.

 I am so delighted that, my Twitter friend, Sarah managed to make this Slow Cooker Guernsey Bean Jar, based on a traditional recipe given to her by a friend from Guernsey 30 years ago.  Sarah has recently been in hospital, but was determined to take part in the Slow Cooker Challenge.  Sarah is a very experienced at cooking in the slow cooker, look out for news of her latest e-book at her blog Tales from the Kitchen Shed.

Thanks again for the fabulous entries and remember to come back on the 1st February to find out about the next Slow Cooker Challenge.

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At 29 January 2014 at 15:13 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

FINALLY! I can comment! I have been trying for ages! LOL!
What a GREAT selection of slow cooker soups Janice, I could eat EACH and every bowl! Karen

At 29 January 2014 at 15:48 , Blogger belleau kitchen said...

oh, I just ran out of days, sorry... lovely round up of soups though x

At 29 January 2014 at 19:49 , Anonymous Corina said...

These all look lovely. I was hoping to take part but somehow never quite managed it. I use my slow cooker a lot but usually to make stews rather than soups but most of these look quite hearty anyway - big enough for a main meal.

At 30 January 2014 at 20:21 , Blogger Charlene F said...

This is a lovely write up, and all the recipes appear low calorie. I must make more soup in 2014 x


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