Adventure through food

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I’m a bit of a foodie, I know that probably comes as a bit of shock.  Food is so much more than just what sustains you- it’s a way to transport you to places and people and memories of childhood picnics in the forest and sandwiches at the beach.  

Growing up a Portuguese girl in New England I feel I had the best of two worlds.  One part of me is filled with memories of picnics, family parties filled with spicy sausages, crusty bread and cheeses and sweet sticky pastries.  The other part of me is filled with smokey beach bonfires, clam boils, hot dogs and sticky chocolate covered graham crackers and squishy marshmallows that burned the roof of your mouth. With the coming of Fall (Autumn to you Brits!) it was apple season and the heady aroma of pressed apples and the yellows and oranges of pumpkins.  Warming mugs of pumpkin soup and tangy grilled cheese sandwiches are the flavours I remember.

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When I’m feeling especially home sick I turn to the foods I grew up with and it’s like my own personal time machine.  A bowl of Glorious Skinnylicious butternut squash soup and I’m back in New England w/ leaves crunching under my feet and the smell of pressed apples and bonfires and Friday night football games. It’s almost as good as being there*

 

The butternut squash soup is just the thing when you need a quick and warming meal. The soup is smooth and delicous with just the tiniest hint of warmth from the cumin.  As I’m currently in the middle of a sriracha addiction so I added a drizzle on the soup and it really was out of this world.  I’m loving that 1/2 a bowl of soup is only 3 propoints and really does fill me up.  

I’m looking forward to trying some of the other soups available- especially the  Vietnamese Supergreen soup (limited Edition) it’s full of healthy delicous veg(petit pois, green lentils and spinach with kaffir lime leaves, ginger and lemongrass), it’s suitable for vegans, a great source of protein and 1 of your 5-a-day. It promises to “whisk me away mountain landscapes with views of verdant rice terraces.”  I can’t wait!

 

Nutritional Data

Typical Values as sold Per 100g as sold Per 1/2 pot (300g) contains
Energy 145kJ 434kJ
  34kcal 103kcal
Fat 0.9g 2.7g
of which saturates 0g 0g
Carbohydrate 5.9g 17.8g
of which sugars 2.7g 8.2g
Protein 0.6g 1.8g
Salt 0.5g 1.4g
Contains 2 portions  

 

 

This blog post is an entry into the Foodies100/GLORIOUS! soup #GloriousAdventures blogger challenge

 

 

*ok that might not be true!

2 Comments

  1. November 10, 2015 /

    I love Butternut Squash soup and regularly make my own – I must try the Glorious version though. I would love to get to New England one day 🙂
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  2. November 10, 2015 /

    Hope you haven’t been getting too home sick Lindy! Thank goodness you have Glorious! to remind you of it 🙂
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