Cheap Dinner Ideas: Morphy Richards Style

I was reading with interest a write up of some Morphy Richards soup makers on the Cheap Dinner Ideas website. It’s surprising just how many there are to choose from – you would think a soup maker makes soup, and that’s it. It seems that’s not the case though, with Morphy Richards alone making upwards of eight (yes eight!) different machines.

Whether there’s actually a significant reason to have so many models available is debatable. Presumably at least part of the reasoning is for such a big brand to have a lot of space on the shelves in the high street stores.

As noted by the website, soup makers are a little like glorified blenders, which is an interesting observation. If you wanted to, you could whizz up your soup in the blender, pour it into a pan and gently heat it ready to consume.

What that doesn’t really address though, is that most people who will choose to look for (and ultimately buy) a soup maker, will to so for convenience. If you’re going to make that more of a manual process, it somewhat negates the need to buy a soup maker at all.

In addition, it’s important to recognise that a soup maker is a very different beast to a soup kettle, such as those you may see in a canteen. Kettles do little more than heat or keep warm the contents, whereas we’re talking about machines with automated programmes that not only cook soup, but chop and mix them too.

A lot of the decision making process for households up and down the country will come down to the time savings offered by their purchases, and the relatively low price tag offered by the Morphy Richards range. For a home that regularly enjoys soup as a meal, that benefit will be significantly greater that for one that has an occasional meal.

It’s easy to see that the popularity is booming, and showing little sign of stopping, so we look forward to seeing more of these machines come on to the market, driving down prices as the competition hots up, and consequently prices become within reach of more homes.

Soups are generally very healthy meal options, and here at the Soup Making Guide, we hope to see more people making the most of the nutritional benefits they offer.

The Perfect Soup After Food Allergy Testing

Most people have rich and varied diets with no restrictions and are able to eat whatever they want, whenever they want. Some people aren’t so lucky and suffer from food allergies. It’s sometimes very difficult to find out what is causing these allergic reactions so food allergy testing is recommended. Known conditions include allergies to nuts (peanuts in particular), shellfish and even gluten. Allergy to gluten is known as Coeliacs disease.

“How can I tell if I am a Coeliac sufferer?”, you might be asking. There are various gluten allergy symptoms to pay attention to. If eating bread leaves you feeling drawn, fatigued with a bloated stomach and very runny stools then the chances are you have a problem digesting wheat and gluten products. It is advisable to go to your local hospital if you think you may be a sufferer of Coeliac disease as they can run some test which will let you know for sure.

Other types of food allergy can be more difficult to spot and sometimes it can be too late before they are identified. Shellfish and nuts should be introduced in very small amounts, very tentatively so that if an allergic reaction is caused it won’t be as damaging as it perhaps could be. This is why it is recommended that women do not eat shellfish during pregnancy or children are told not to eat peanuts. Sometimes it is better to be on the safe side of things, is it really worth risking your life just to eat a bag of peanuts?

Taking a simple test can uncover all sorts of food allergies you may not have considered. That’s one of the reasons soup is great after testing – you can tailor the results accordingly to exclude certain ingredients from your recipes. In time, you might find that making up part of your regular diet with carefully planned soups can really help with intolerances.