Soup season is well and truly upon us. Is there anything better than coming in from the cold to a bowl of hot soup? I’ve done that a few times myself this week and it’s oh so comforting. Cully and Sully, a new brand on my radar, invited me to try their range of fresh, homemade soups. They’re made only from ingredients you would put into your own homemade soups and I have to say, every single one I have tried has been utterly delicious!
As I had so many flavours to play with, I thought this would be a good chance to show you the different ways you can pimp up your soups. Of course, I think no soup is complete without a good chunk of buttery sourdough on the side. But by adding a bit more interest and substance, it usually stops me from getting through half a loaf! Here are some ideas to get you started:
Pea & Mint Soup with kale and toasted seeds
I love a soup topping that adds texture and crunch. For this, toast 1 tbsp of pumpkin, sunflower, nigella and sesame seeds and massage a little olive oil into kale leaves.
Mushroom Soup with brown rice and hazelnuts
Skip the bread altogether and enjoy your soup with leftover brown rice. I can’t remember when I was introduced to the idea of adding rice to your soup. I wish I’d known about it sooner, makes a very filling lunch. The nuttiness of the brown rice goes wonderfully with the earthy and savoury taste of mushroom.
Smoked Haddock & Salmon Chowder with fresh herbs and chilli oil
Almost feels restaurant worthy! Really is as simple as chopping a mixture of soft herbs and a drizzle of chilli oil. I used dill and parsley to compliment the fish but every variety of soft herbs pair just as well with other flavours.
Creamy Tomato Soup with sourdough croutons, cheddar and Worcestershire sauce
I saved the best for last. The tomato is my absolute favourite of the soup flavours and although not the prettiest, this is my favourite topping. Use chunks of stale sourdough, add a grating of cheddar and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Pop under the grill until the cheese is bubbling and melted. Comfort food at its best!
For more info on Cully and Sully and where to find them, head over to their site and check out the range. I love that the ingredients for everything are listed on there, completely transparent as any food brand should be. Good, honest food. Will be keeping my eye out in the supermarket for the rest of their range, got my eye on this 12-hour beef broth. Yum!
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