When I really get into the flow of working, be it writing, styling, photographing or scheduling, it’s hard to give my attention to much else. Those of you who experience the state of flow will know what I mean. You forget to consider anything but the task at hand. Whilst this is a great thing as far as my work is concerned, sometimes I neglect my body by forgetting to exercise or eat enough. The resolution for me is to have food planned in advance when I’m working at home.
Soups are one of my favourite things to have at hand, and Cully & Sully are an awesome example. Cully & Sully are based in Cork, Ireland’s foodie capital. You’ll find their soups stocked in Tesco. The soups are both nutritious and wonderful in taste. You don’t just have to take my word for it, they’ve won a number of Great Taste awards. Here are some of my favourite ways to jazz them up.
Tomato and Basil Soup + Mascarpone
Swirl mascarpone into your tomato soup in the same way as you would with cream. It makes for a slight twist to a popular addition.
Vegetable Soup + Parmesan
Grated parmesan is the perfect rich addition to many soups. It maintains its texture well despite the heat, and is quick and easy. I love to add it to vegetable soup.
Mushroom Soup + Sautéed Mushrooms
Adding sautéed mushrooms to mushroom soup mixes up the texture a little, as well as getting a few extra vegetables into your lunch. Slice mushrooms into thick slices, heat a little butter on a high heat, and sauté until they are nice and brown.
Pea and Mint + Cooked Ham Hock
The meat from a cooked ham hock is beautifully rich and flakes away from the bone perfectly. It makes a great addition to pea and mint soup, particularly if you want to stay full for a bit longer. It’s especially easy if you can find a ready cooked hock from the delicatessen counter.
But let’s face it, if you’re short on time they taste delicious on their own, or with a simple side of crusty bread.
This post was made in a collaboration with Cully & Sully. As always, all words and opinions are my own.