Sunday, 29 November 2015

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup and Optimum ThermoCook REVIEW

It's been a very exciting week in my kitchen so far; I've been busy playing with my new toy... This fabulous ThermoCook!


Looking like a cross between a kettle and a food processor, I guess it's a bit of both but oh so much more than that. It chops, purees, liquidises, heats, stirs, mashes, steams, boils and everything in between. Already it's become my 'right-hand man' in the kitchen as it gets on with kitchen jobs I don't want to do and it doesn't even moan about it; rather, it purrs gently on the countertop. It is a joy to use, relatively simple to clean and has proved to be a really useful addition to the kitchen arsenal already.

I haven't used it to its full potential yet and I'm still learning what it can do, but I'll be sharing my recipes with you as I go along. I've already found out it makes the BEST hot chocolate EVER and also makes a splendid soup rather quickly and simply.

I'm a Froothie Ambassador for the ThermoCook which means I will be trying to show you all how to get the very best from these little machines so do stay tuned for a bit of crafty innovation from me!


Yes, that is a poached egg floating in the soup because, well, why not? Almost all soups are improved with a floating eggy island and this one is no exception. Also, I'm always conscious when a meal is meat free to try to include some protein so the cheese and egg are a good combo for that.

When you see the recipe, you won't believe how simple it is. It's barely even a recipe, really, but then all my favourites are like that. I like simple.

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Broccoli and Blue Cheese ThermoSoup
A 'chuck it all in and forget it' soup that is made even easier by using a ThermoCook to do all the work for you.
Ingredients
  • 1 medium head of broccol, florets only
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium potato
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 50g blue cheese
  • 2 medium eggs
  • A few splashes of tabasco sauce
Instructions
1. Chop the broccoli, onion and potato into 1-2cm pieces and place into the ThermoCook jug fitted with the standard blades, along with the stock. 2. Choose the 'Quick Soup' setting for 15 minutes and leave the machine to do its thing. 3. In the meantime, poach the eggs according to your preferred method. You want to try to time them to be perfect around 1 minute after the soup is done. 4. When the soup is done, the ThermoCook will beep at you. Crumble in half of the blue cheese and process on the 'Smoothie' setting until perfectly smooth. 5. Serve alongside a stack of fresh bread, with the egg floating in the soup. I like to garnish with a few splashes of tabasco sauce and a good grinding of black pepper, but you can leave these out if you like. I'll let you, just this once!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings


If you'd like to know more about the ThermoCook and how it can help you in the kitchen this festive season, please do hop over to the Froothie website and take a look. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or drop a comment on this blog post and I'll reply as soon as possible.

For more ThermoCook goodness from my fellow Ambassadors, check out these posts:


Disclaimer: I am a Froothie ambassador because I think their products are awesome! This post contains affiliate links and a commission is earned if you buy using those links. They also sent me the ThermoCook to review and produce my recipes.

6 comments:

  1. I would actually love to try this Kevin as I had always spurned all blue cheese but when I had to cook with it for a review last year I actually realised the flavours completely mellowed when cooked and I enjoyed it! Pinning for later:-)

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  2. Your soup sounds delicious Kevin, I love blue cheese, especially as Christmas approaches for some reason. The Thermocook looks and sounds amazing, can't wait to see more recipes for it from you.

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  3. I love a broccoli and blue cheese soup. And am also really enjoying the Thermocook, I think it will become the new favourite and be used several times a day.

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  4. This sounds very tasty Kevin! My mother in law makes a very delicious creamy broccoli soup that I was meant to try and make at home for a while, but I still did not get the chance to. Thanks for reminding me about broccoli soup, I will be making this next week!

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  5. Oh this soup sounds absolutely heavenly Kevin, and I love that poached egg floating in the middle! :D

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  6. Oh this soup sounds absolutely heavenly Kevin, and I love that poached egg floating in the middle! :D

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