Super easy & uber healthy roast pepper & tomato soup…

I refuse to believe that you can’t eat healthy whilst on a budget. This dish cost 78p a head and was super quick to prepare. I’m not a massive soup fan but I just love this recipe. It takes barely any prep and it’s utterly gorgeous!


Right so all you need to make 3 bowls is:

• 2 red peppers
• 1 onion
• 6 ripe tomatoes
• 5 cloves of garlic
• vegetable stock*

What to do:
• Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. Chop the red pepper and coat in a little olive oil. Place on a baking tray with with the cloves of unpeeled garlic and roast for around 20 minutes.

• Whilst the pepper is roasting dice the onion and fry in a little olive oil.

• Cut up the tomatoes and add them to the onions. I don’t bother skinning or deseeding the tomatoes because it’s a waste and it just adds to the flavour. Simmer until the the tomatoes are soft.

• Add a pint of stock

• Take the peppers and garlic out of the oven and add to the tomatoes, onions and stock.

• Simmer for about 15 minutes and then blend.


Just before serving I added a bit of milk to give it a creamy taste but this is totally optional.

* you can substitute stock for a tin of toms if you want a bit of extra tomato.

Living well…for less

One passion of mine is the art of living well for less. I write this as I’ve just seen a tweet about how awful that super scrimpers show is on channel 4. I couldn’t agree more. I watched one where they suggested splitting a cream tea for one just so you wouldn’t miss out.


Now. I don’t know about you but that’s not living well. Yeah, it’s living for less – but not well. If I go out for a cream tea I want my own and a glass of champagne to boot, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want it for less.

To me, living well for less is the following:

  • Getting the very best for the best price possible.
  • Savvy spending.
  • Enjoying life whilst keeping on eye on the bank balance.
  • Being healthy not buying something frozen just because it’s £1.
  • Quitting the waste problem we have.
  • Being mindful with spending.

Well…you get the picture.

I’d really like to do a few posts on living well for less…what do you think? What areas would you like to read posts from travel? Entertainment? Beauty? Dining out etc?

Your feedback dear reader is required.