Ah it’s been such a long time since I experienced exotic food in balmy temperatures. The last time we travelled abroad was around four years ago and that was a fairly tame trip to Portugal in Winter to avoid our then first baby girl getting too hot ( new parent worries hey? ).
Whilst I love being a parent and a responsible adult and all that jazz I do yearn for the days when we would just book a last minute flight and pop over to sunnier climes for a piña colada or our more considered plans to visit Africa to grab mangoes fresh from the tree.
Or to meet new animal friends, meet people from all walks of life, listen to the musical beat of a country and breathe in it’s unique scent.
This month I’ve been trying some of the Glorious Soup range and letting the flavours sweep me along on an adventure. They may not be able to promise the weather or indeed the relaxation – my last bowlful was eaten whilst balancing a poorly toddler on one knee and reading a book to my eldest – they do however deliver every time on taste and taste can take you places.
My favourites so far:
Fragrant Thai Carrot – Thailand has always been on my list of places I want to visit and I love the flavours of typical Thai dishes. Echoes of lime, coconut and lemon grass ensure this soup really is fragrant and leads an all so pleasant dance around your taste buds.
Next up is the Bangalore Lentil Daal– I chose this because two of my best buddies are currently travelling the world ( not jealous at all…… ) and they recently spent a chunk of time in India. The photos of their visit were incredible ..it does help that Ceri is a pretty awesome photographer and it really did tell me a tale of the people who live there and the food they eat.
Photo credit: Ceri Davies
Years ago I used to hate lentils. I think I thought they were the type of food your mum would trick you into eating when you were a child. That changed the first time I had Daal. Lentils were no longer boring or sludgy but filling and warming..able to carry so many spicy flavours. The Glorious Bangalore Lentil Daal has both lentil and chickpeas flavoured with garam masala, curry leaves and mango chutney. I can imagine walking through the streets eating this steaming hot from a bowl while soaking in the atmosphere in the busy streets.
And finally the New England Butternut Squash.. For no other reason than ahhhh Butternut Squash. It has to be one of my favourite Autumn veggies. This soup contains roasted butternut squash and cumin and has a bonus point for having less than 1% fat.
Strangely all of my favourite soups this month were from the Skinnylicious range. Must be my current healthy eating plan guiding my shopping picks! Next month I’ll be trying some more Glorious goodies so check back in a few weeks.
Ooh I almost forgot..did you know that you could win a trip to Mumbai with Glorious and Foodies100? Check out the competition details here.
*I was sent vouchers to try out the range of soups and will be compensated for my time in reviewing and writing about this.
*This blog post is an entry into the Foodies100/GLORIOUS! soup #GloriousAdventures blogger challenge”