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Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup For One

To my fellow waifs and strays eating lunch on their own every day of their sad locked down little lives, this one goes out to you. I often catch myself having a hankering for something like tomato soup but simply cannot be arsed with the obligation to eat soup every day for a fortnight having made it in family-sized quantities. If you find yourself in the same position, I’ve got you. This is delicious. It makes one single serving, it took me half an hour and (as with pretty much everything I ever do) very little effort. Note before starting: you’ll need a stick blender or similar For the soup:1/2 an onion, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, minced10 cherry tomatoes, chopped300ml veg stockSplash of cream (optional) For the grilled cheese:2 slices bread (whatever you like best)A little slather of mayonnaise1 handful grated cheese (your fav, I used vegan smoked cheddar) 1 – Begin by starting the soup. Cook the onion in a teaspoon of butter on a low heat for 5-10 minutes until translucent. Add the …

Rum and Coke Onions (for Grilled Cheese)

I’m not the only kitchen-dweller turning to slow food to keep me occupied during quarantine. Everywhere I turn is a tenderly roasted leg of something, a wild garlic pesto blended in small batches by hand in a pestle and mortar, a sourdough loaf three days in the making. We’re gravitating towards these methods because they use up some of the time so many of us have a little more of now. More laborious recipes have undeniable meditative and grounding qualities. After all, the things that used to ground us – the first sip of cold beer after a stressful day, an hour in the gym to set us up for the being sat at the office, a day spent putting the world to rights with our best friend – are no longer available to us. While eating properly keeps us physically well, I’d argue that the preparation of food itself can play a huge part in keeping us mentally well too. If you’re usually an on-the-table-in-15 minutes cook and you’ve been struggling lately with the …

Pesto Grilled Cheese for Cully & Sully Soups

This post is sponsored by Cully & Sully Back once again for some fried stuff with cheese. What can I say? The cold and the drizzle just do something to me. I need carbs and I need them buttered and fried on both sides. It’s November. It’s the law. When Cully & Sully challenged me to come up with a quick, easy recipe to perfectly complement one of their soups, what else was there but grilled cheese? Cully & Sully are the most popular soup brand in Ireland. Having tried a few from their range of fresh boxed soups, I have to admit that I can see why. I’m not one to buy soup all that often. I’ll make it myself or swerve it altogether. This is because soup from the fresh aisle is, to me, always depressing. Thin, watery, lacking in flavour – you know the drill. However, I think Cully & Sully have cracked it. Before posting I tried 6 soups from their range to make sure they all checked out and were …