This is the Best Soup Maker for Purchase Right Now!

Finding the best soup maker shouldn’t really be that difficult a task. Maybe 5 years ago but nowadays, there are just so many similar products available. So much so that you might end up spending a lot on a model that is inferior to a cheaper one. Nowadays, just because something is more costly doesn’t make it better when it comes to quality. Within this category, there are several models available for over £100 but there is a little gem that you can purchase for half of that amount and this is the Saute and Soup by Morphy Richards.

A little while back I was doing lots of research. Whilst trying to look for the best soup maker reviews, I came across review insider, where this Morphy Richards model had received top marks. To be honest, after initially coming across it, I saw high scores for it everywhere I checked. This is what helped me to make my decision and this is the reason that I’m writing this fairly detailed review.

The Detailed Review 

So, we’ve all heard of Morphy Richards before and this company is actually famous for it’s line of soup makers. But the Saute and Soup is the latest and by far the best addition to this line. From far away, it’ll look no different to a kettle but look at it more closely and you’ll find out what this soup maker is all about. The design looks fairly nice and the combination of stainless steel and plastic is made in the most perfect manner. Remember, that this model will cost you around 50 quid so it’s not the most expensive model either. In fact, this should actually be affordable for most families.

When in use, you’ll have a choice of four settings to choose from and these include blend, juice, chunky and smooth. The earlier two indicate that you can use this to make smoothies and juices whilst the latter two are for making soups. By using the sauté option, you’ll be able to fry some of the ingredients just before you add the rest of the vegetables when making soup. I must admit, this feature has been excellent because you can fry all sorts of things like meats and even vegetables like onions. If this option wasn’t built into this model, you would’ve been doing this on the frying pan. This means that the sauté setting makes things a lot easier for you.

Once you’ve got all of your ingredients placed inside, you can decide whether you want the consistency to be smooth or chunky. Sometimes, the chunky setting can make the consistency a bit too thick. If you experience this, you can easily blend the soup a bit further in order to smoothen out the consistency. If the blend function isn’t operating at the time, you can keep on adding ingredients. The best part in all of this is that the soup usually takes around 20 minutes to make it ready to eat. Obviously, you need to let this cool unless you want to burn your tongue!!

In my opinion, the sauté function in addition to the rest of the features makes this model by far the best soup maker available right now. I’ve compared it to several other models and none have come as close to this. On top of this, it’s quite cheap so not many people will have a problem in being able to afford it. The only thing I will probably advise you to do is to keep reading the reviews for this product and find out as much as you can. Once you’ve gathered all of this information, you can compare it to the reviews of the other models too. Obviously, I’ve done this and the Morphy Richards Saute and Soup was still by far the best but you can go through the same process just for your own content.

Quinoa Sushi Rolls w/Tahini, Ginger & Wasabi Dressing

I was watching “Saturday Kitchen” this morning and got inspired by a dish James cooked with millet in place of rice in sushi rolls. They looked divine, and he suggested a few alternative fillings to the rice including quinoa so I thought I would give them a go. You can use any filling you like, and create your own sauces using your favourite flavours. I used a combination of tahini, ginger and wasabi for mine and they were delicious!

With this recipe, you can make 4 hand rolls or 16 pieces. They are great for vegans as well as being gluten free.

These Quinoa Sushi Rolls are vegan and gluten free, and taste delicious.


– 1.5 cups organic white quinoa

– 2 cups water

– 14 cups sesame seeds – toasted

– 2 nori sheets

– A combination of your favourite veggies (avocado, carrot, capsicum, green onions, lettuce, etc.) cut into strips

For the Dressing:

– 3 generous tablespoons of tahini

– 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger

– 1 teaspoon of wasabi

To make:

Place quinoa and water in a rice cooker and cook until ready. If you don’t own a rice cooker, don’t despair, as you will find lots of articles online for how to prepare it, including this one.

To prepare the dressing, place all of the ingredients into a bowl and whisk until combined. If it is too thick, simply add a little water until it has reached a consistency you like.

Once cooked, allow the quinoa to cool then mix through toasted sesame seeds. Spread half of the quinoa mix in an even layer onto a nori sheet. Layer vegetables strips in the centre and drizzle on some of the dressing. Use a sushi mat to roll the sushi up, and use a little water to secure. Repeat this process with remaining quinoa mix and nori sheet. Use a sharp, wet knife to slice the sushi into 1.5cm pieces, arrange on a plate and drizzle with remaining dressing. Serve with tamari and pickled ginger.

The Growing Demand for Pod Coffee Makers

Pod coffee makers are in big demand right now and a few brands are dominating the market. Consumers are getting excited about their individual brewed cup and the market is answering their call.

The Keurig pod coffee maker seems to have overshadowed the other brands available by receiving the highest ranking of pod coffee makers. It has more than 6 different creative and popular options within the brand itself. Its special features include the availability of various sized water containers, the price of the unit itself and the size of the cup you can brew at one time.

The absolute best feature of the Keurig is that it has agreed with major coffee distributors to produce special K cups that are exclusive to the Keurig brand. This certainly gets the attention of consumers who are brand conscious and want to enjoy their favourite brew with the convenience on a single serve coffee maker. They have household favourite drinks such as Green Mountain, Timothy’s World, Diedrich Coffee Roasters and plenty of others.

These brands command the attention of coffee drinkers and their agreement with the Keurig coffee maker enables the brand to be number one.
The next most popular brand is Tassimo. In terms of features, it is very much like the Keurig, but it does not have as many exclusive brand options available. However, Tassimo did manage to capture one segment of the market brand loyalty by getting Starbucks to market only through them.

Tassimo pod coffee makers are also very popular.

Thus, the actual decision of which coffee maker to buy has to be weighed with the functionality of the machine, how big you want your cup to be and what brand of coffee you want to fill that cup! There is no doubt that consumers are going to continue buying coffee pods in the near future.

Who knows what additional ideas will make it into this exciting market in the future? We’re certainly looking forward to any upcoming news in this market and will make sure to share the latest news with you all.

The Best Way to Juice Wheat Grass

Did you know that one of the best possible natural sources of minerals is fresh wheat grass juice? You may have seen it sold in tiny cups at airports, shopping malls, and at juice bars, but never tried it. If so, you are missing out! Wheat grass juice has taken the health world by storm and for good reason. Not only does a 30ml shot contain your daily quota of nearly 60 different trace minerals, it also nearly fulfils your daily requirement of iron and vitamin C. That’s pretty good for a tiny drink like that!

Wheatgrass juice is very healthy and tastes delicious.

Wheat grass is just that – young wheat, grown from normal wheat seeds. The secret to the potency lies in the fact that the grass is harvested when it is about 4 weeks old. This is when it still holds many of the original compounds that were stored for future growth in the wheat kernel, but it has also started developing its own living compounds. You will notice that juice bars don’t cut the living grass until you actually ask them to juice it. This is because the best quality juice, containing the highest concentration of nutrients comes from a plant that has not been sitting around deteriorating – and this is unfortunately what happens as soon as you harvest any living thing.

With the popularity of wheat grass juice, many people have started making their own juice at home. This is an economical option, since all you have is a one off cost of buying a hand juicer, and then the option of buying wheat grass seedlings or even growing your own. If you choose to buy trays of growing grass, you need to find a health food store that will source them for you. This should be possible in any large city.

Growing your own plants is pretty easy too. In the simplest sense, you can use any flat tray and sprout wheat seeds in sunlight. However, this can be a bit of a hit and miss affair – it is suggested that for consistent sprouting you get yourself a wheat grass growing kit instead.

Why choose a hand juicer for wheat grass? Well, usually it is the best choice since it is cheaper and also quicker to use. Because the juice is very concentrated, you will only be making it in small amounts, and it does not take long to make enough even for 2 or 3 people. You can get electric juicers too of course, but unless you plan to make seriously large batches, a manual juicer is ideal.