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Has an over indulgent Christmas left your wallet feeling light? With our delicious slow cooker recipes, you don’t need to spend a lot to have delicious meals. Save money by choosing cheaper cuts of meats such as skirt of beef or go meat free with our veg-friendly meals. Whatever your taste, these delicious meals will keep the whole family happy without breaking the bank.

We are offering 22%* off all slow cookers with code SLOW22. Remember, if you buy a slow cooker from us via this website we'll add an extra 1 year guarantee.


Asian Skirt of Beef

This easy to make slow cooker Asian beef recipe combines ginger, garlic, coriander, cinnamon to create sweet but hearty meal for all to enjoy. Serve with rice, noodles or steamed vegetables for a tasty nutritious meal.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 160g Onion, finely chopped
  • 5cm/2in Fresh root ginger, peeled, chopped
  • 2 Garlic clove, peeled, crushed
  • 3 tbsp of Brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of Coriander, ground
  • 2tsp of Cinnamon, ground
  • 4 tsp of Chinese Five-Spic
  • 4 tbsp of Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Oyster sauce
  • 1 kg Beef, skirt (no bigger than the cooking pot)
  • 750ml/26.3fl oz Water
  • Beef Stock

Total recipe time: 490 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 480 minutes
Serving numbers: 4

Preparation:

  1. Peel and chop the onion, ginger and Garlic TIP: Use a teaspoon to scrape the thin skin of the ginger 
  2. To make beef stock, pour boiling water into a measuring jug to the 750ml/26.3floz mark. Then add the beef stock cube and stir until dissolved.

Cooking Steps:

  1. Place the cooking pot on the hob and add the oil and allow to heat
  2. Add in the chopped onion, ginger, garlic, coriander, cinnamon and Chinese five spice and fry for 2 minutes on a medium heat, continually stirring.  
  3. Turn off the hob and place the cooking pot on the base unit.
  4. Pour over the beef stock and add in the skirt of beef. 
    Place the lid on the cooking and using the control knob select the desired slow cook setting
    TIP: Slow cooking setting depending on your cooking time. Low cooks slowly and succulent (8 – 10 hours) Medium cooks on a medium heat (6-8 hours) and High faster (4-6 hours)
  5. Using a slotted spoon carefully remove the skirt of beef and place to one side.
    When the cooking time ends, turn the control knob off
  6. Place the cooking pot back on the hob and bring the liquid to the boil. Boil until it has reduced by half. 
  7. Shred the shirt of beef and pour over the hot reduced sauce.
    TIP: Serve with crushed potatoes



Aubergine and Potato Curry

This simple vegetarian curry is a perfect alternative to a meat based curry. The meaty aubergines provide the perfect substitute along with the waxy potatoes this curry has a host of textures and flavours. If you are taking part in veganuary this January this is a perfect recipe to try just make sure your curry paste is vegan friendly. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 160g Onion, finely chopped
  • 500g Aubergine
  • 250g Potato
  • 120g Courgette
  • 2 tbsp. Curry paste
  • 50g Green lentils
  • 600ml/20 floz Water
  • 1 Vegetable Stock
  • Handful Coriander, chopped

Total recipe time: 490 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 480 minutes
Serving numbers: 4 Preparation:

  1. Peel and dice the onion
  2. Dice the aubergine and potato to roughly 1in squared
  3. To make vegetable stock, pour boiling water into a measuring jug to the 600ml/20 fl oz mark. Then add the vegetable stock cube and stir until dissolved.
  4. Place the lentils in a sieve and rinse under cold water

Cooking Steps:

  1. Place the cooking pot onto the hob and add the oil and allow to heat
    Gently fry the onion.
  2. Add the aubergine, potato, courgette and curry paste and fry for two minutes whilst continually stirring. Turn off the hob Place the cooking pot onto the base unit. 
  3. Add the lentils and vegetable stock into the cooking pot and place on the lid on the cooking pot and using the control knob select the desired slow cooking setting
    TIP: Slow cooking setting depending on your cooking time. Low cooks slowly and succulent (8 – 10 hours) Medium cooks on a medium heat (6-8 hours) and High faster (4-6 hours)
  4. When the cooking ends, turn the control knob off.
  5. TIP: Sprinkle with roughly chopped coriander when serving.
    Serve with basmati rice




Pulled BBQ Chicken

This slow cooked pulled BBQ chicken recipe is a great alternative to using pork. Super easy to make just simply put everything in your slow cooker and once cooked shred your chicken and enjoy in a crusty bread bun or why not try over a crispy baked potato.


Ingredients:

  • 6 large skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

Total recipe time: 185 minutes
Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 180 minutes
Serving numbers: 4-5

Cooking Steps:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in your Morphy Richards 6.5L Slow Cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 hours
  2. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred using two forks
  3. Add the chicken back into the sauce and stir to coat
  4. Serve over rice, as tacos or in burger buns


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Three Tasty Soups for Winter

By Kirstie Jones | 22/10/2019 | Posted in Recipes

Cold and wet weather means it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy hearty soup. To help you keep warm this winter we’re bringing you three delicious recipes to transform classic ingredients into tasty soups you’ll love. Also not only are we offering 20%* off all our soup makers with code SOUP20 but when you buy a soup maker from this website we'll add an extra 1 year to the guarantee.

 

Winter Vegetable Soup

Based on our Basic Vegetables Soup recipe this soup can be adapted to use all your favourite seasonal vegetables; from sprouts to red cabbage or carrots and parsnips, mix and match your favourite veggies to create your very own festive flavour combinations.

Ingredients:

  • 700g assorted vegetables, diced
  • Water (to MAX mark)
  • 2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Method:

  1. Fill the Soup Maker past the MIN mark with your selection of diced vegetables. 
  2. Add the vegetable or chicken stock cubes and fill to the MAX mark with water.
  3. Select the smooth setting. Once the soup is ready, season to taste and serve. Try serving with toasted rosemary croutons for an even tastier treat.

Pea, Ham & Mint Soup

This quick and easy recipe makes a tasty, hearty soup that’s perfect for this time of year. This is also a great way to use ham hock leftovers!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 600g peas
  • Fresh mint 20g 
  • 225g ham, roughly chopped or shredded
  • 100g potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 ham stock cube
  • 800ml boiling water
  • 75ml crème fraiche
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Method:

  1. Make the ham stock by adding the stock cube to the boiling water. Stir well. 
  2. Place the peas, mint, shredded ham, diced potato and hot stock liquid into the Soup Maker and select the smooth setting.
  3. When the soup is ready, season to taste and add the olive oil and the crème fraiche to the jug, re-attach the lid and use the ‘Mode’ button to select the ‘Blend’ setting.
  4. Press and hold the ‘Select On/Off’ button to blend the soup for 20 seconds before serving. Easy! 

Roasted Parsnip and Bacon Soup

What could be better than a tasty parsnip soup on a cold winter’s day? Parsnip and bacon soup! Topped with crispy bacon, this indulgent soup is a tasty twist on a Christmas classic.

Ingredients:

  • 5 – 6 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 4 large shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 6 bay leaves 
  • 470ml water
  • 60ml white wine
  • 1 – 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

Method:

  1. Roast the parsnips at 200 degrees C for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown, turning them once during cooking. 
  2. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Meanwhile, in a large pan cook the bacon strips until crisp. 
  3. Remove the bacon and set aside, reserving 2tbsp of bacon fat in the pan. 
  4. Add the butter and shallots and sauté until the shallots are golden brown. Reserve 2tbsp of the cooked shallots to use as a garnish. 
  5. Cut the bacon into thin strips then add some of the bacon to the shallot garnish mix. 
  6. Add the cooked parsnips into the pan with the leftover bacon fat. Add the bacon, stock and bay leaves and leave to simmer for 20mins. 
  7. Once cooked, remove the bay leaves then blend using the Total Control Hand Blender at speed 4, adding the wine and water as required until the soup has reached the desired consistency. 
  8. Season with salt and pepper then serve topped with the shallots and bacon mixture. Delicious!

We have a selection of soup makers to suit every lifestyle. Remember you can get 20% off any of our range with code SOUP20.

 

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Surprising Mico Recipes

By Vicki Grant | 17/05/2019 | Posted in Recipes, Mico

Mico is the new method in your microwave. You may not know that you can make more than cheese toasties, poached eggs and baked potatoes in your Mico. Below are 3 inspiring recipes that show that Mico is more versatile than you think!

Chocolate puddings recipe in your Mico Egg

Chocolate pudding recipe in your Mico Egg

TIMINGS

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 4 minutes

Serves: 2-4

Ingredients - cake

  • 50g soft margarine
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 35g self-raising flour
  • 15g cocoa powder

Ingredients - icing

  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 level tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 ¼ - 2 ½ tsp cold water

Optional

  • 4 pieces dark chocolate OR
  • 1 small Rocha pear

Method

  1. Lightly grease the egg cups with a little margarine
  2. Place the margarine, sugar and egg into a mixing bowl, sieve in the flour and cocoa
  3. Mix well with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are combined (about 1 minute- 1½ minutes) and then divide the mixture equally between the two egg cups
  4. Level the surface, cover with the lid and cook for 4 minutes
  5. Turn the puddings out onto plates, spoon over any sauce so that it runs down the sides and serve immediately with custard, chocolate icing or cream as desired

Garlic Bread recipe in your Mico Toastie

Garlic Bread recipe in your Mico Toastie

TIMINGS

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 4 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 10g butter
  • 1 slice medium white bread

Method

  1. Mix the garlic into the butter then apply to one side of the bread
  2. Place slice of bread in Toastie maker butter side up
  3. Cook for 2 minutes and then using oven gloves flip the Toastie maker over, cook for a further 2 minutes
  4. Remove the garlic bread and serve immediately

Toad in the hole recipe in your Mico Potato

Toad in the hole recipe in your Mico Potato

TIMINGS

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 14 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 35g plain flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 50ml milk
  • ½ tsp sunflower oil
  • 2 thin Chipolata sausages, pricked

Method

  1. Place the flour in a bowl, add the egg and lightly mix then gradually add the milk. Whisk until smooth and then set aside
  2. Drizzle the oil into the base of the Mico Potato and add the sausages
  3. Cover with the lid and cook for 5 minutes
  4. Using non-metallic tongs, turn the sausages then cook with the lid on for a further 3 minutes
  5. Add half the batter to the sausages and microwave with the lid on for 6 minutes. The remaining batter can be refrigerated for 24 hours
  6. Allow to stand for 2 minutes before serving

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Lentil & Bacon Soup

26/04/2019

Lentil & Bacon Soup

Thank you @slimmingworld_becca for this great soup

Ingredients:

  • 8 smoked bacon medallions, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 carrot, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Method
  1. In a non-stick pan, heat the onions and bacon with the garlic, tomato puree herbs and paprika until the onions are soft, and the bacon is cooked.
  2. Pour the stock into the soup maker and add the remaining vegetables, lentils and the onion and bacon mix. Mix the ingredients together in the soup maker.
  3. Cook on the chunky setting.

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This soup is perfect as a starter on Christmas Day or makes a tasty lunch for over the festive period. Created by our food blogger Donna Hayhurst, delicious and simple to create!

Ingredients:

  • 400g Peas
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Potato
  • 2 Table Spoons of fresh mint
  • 800ml Vegetable Stock 200g
  • Pulled Ham Hock
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Method:
  1. Peel and chop the onion and potato.
  2. Place all ingredients inside the Soup Maker.
  3. Place on smooth setting for 20 mins.
  4. Finally blend for a further 20 seconds and serve.

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

By Alex Poole | 06/02/2019 | Posted in Recipes

Roasted Red pepper soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 160g Onion, quartered
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 200g Carrot, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 400g Red pepper, halved, de seeded, roasted
  • 300g Tomato
  • 1 Vegetable Stock
  • 900ml/31.6floz Water
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Pepper

Total recipe time: 73 minutes

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 28 Minutes

Serves: 4

Utensils list:

  • Chopping board
  • Peeler
  • Sharp knife
  • Roasting tray
  • Spoon Wooden or plastic
Preparation
  1. Peel and quarter the onion
  2. Peel the garlic
  3. Peel and quarter the carrot
  4. Halve and de seed the red pepper
  5. Halve the tomato
  6. Pre heat the oven to 200oc / Gas Mark 6

Cooking steps
  1. In a roasting tin as the onion wedges, carrot and red pepper skin side up, garlic and tomato
  2. Drizzle the olive oil and season with salt and ground black pepper
  3. Roast for 20 – 30 minutes in a preheated oven
  4. Carefully spoon the roasted vegetables into the jug along with the garlic and vegetable stock cube
  5. Fill with water up to the ‘MAX’ mark TIP: As an alternative to vegetable stock you can use chicken
  6. Attach the lid to the jug TIP: A beep will be heard and the icons will flash in sequence when the lid is on securely.
  7. Using the ‘Mode’ button, select the “Smooth” setting TIP: The numbers shown on screen indicate how long it will take before the soup is ready
  8. The Soup Maker will beep to indicate when the soup is ready, Turn off at the power socket, carefully remove the Lid, season to taste with salt and pepper and serve

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Mico Pork Burgers

By Alex Poole | 06/02/2019 | Posted in Recipes

Mico Pork Burgers

Ingredients:

  • a little vegetable oil
  • 150g minced pork
  • 30g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 40g onion, finely chopped
  • 1½ level tsp dried thyme
  • a little salt and pepper
  • a little salt and pepper

Method

  1. Lightly oil the metal pods of the Mico Egg
  2. Place the meat, breadcrumbs, onion, herbs and seasoning in a bowl and mix well with a fork. Then add enough of the beaten egg (a little less than half) to just bind the mixture together
  3. Form into two balls, and then and flatten slightly to fit into the metal pods.
  4. Place the metal pods into the Mico egg and add the lid on the base.
  5. Using an 800W microwave oven, cook for 8 minutes 45 seconds to 9 minutes.
  6. Serve with bread rolls, mustard and potato salad.

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Firecracker Mexican chicken soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 tsp chipotle chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 stalks fresh coriander
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 1 small can sweetcorn, drained
  • 1/4 an avocado per person, to serve
  • 15g crumbled feta per person, to serve
  • 1 herb wrap (eg weight watchers, bfree) to serve
Method:
  1. Add the chicken, chipotle, garlic, onion, cumin, paprika, tomatoes and stock to the soup maker and cook on the chunky setting.
  2. While the soup is cooking, slice your wrap into triangles and grill lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. When the soup is a few minutes away from being cooked, add your sweetcorn and mixed beans to the soup maker and cook until the timer is finished.
  4. Serve with chopped avocado, crumbled feta and coriander with your tortilla dippers on the side.

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Butternut Squash Chili

The ideal vegetarian slow cooker recipe to keep you warm while watching the fireworks.

Ingredients:

  • 160g Onion, finely diced
  • 180g Mushrooms, halved
  • 500g Butternut squash, peeled, de seeded and cubed to 1 inch
  • 3 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 2 inch Ginger, grated
  • 1 Red chili, De seeded, sliced
  • 400g Chickpeas, tinned, drained
  • 60g Quinoa
  • 400g Coconut milk, tinned
  • 400ml / 14floz Water
  • Handful Coriander, to garnish, chopped

Total recipe time: 265 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 250 minutes

Serves: 4


Preparation steps:
  1. Place the cooking pot into the slow cooker
  2. Peel and dice the onion
  3. De seed and slice the chili
  4. Peel, de seed and dice the butternut squash to roughly 1inch sq. TIP: To save time you can buy ready prepared from the supermarket
  5. Peel and roughly grate the ginger
  6. Open and drain the chickpeas

Cooking Steps:
  1. Place all of the ingredients into the cooking pot or sauce pan and stir to combine
  2. Put on the lid and using the control cook on High for 4 hours.
  3. When the cooking ends, turn the control knob off.
  4. Garnish with chopped coriander.

TIP: Season to taste and serve with basmati rice

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Spicy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

By Vicki Grant | 06/02/2019 | Posted in Recipes

Spicy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

Thank you to @fiona_slimmingworld_diaries for this great healthy seasonal soup recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 1 medium pumpkin chopped
  • 2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 700ml vegetable stock

Method:
  1. Add all ingredients to the soup maker and choose smooth. Add fresh coriander to serve.

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butternut squash and chilli halloween soup

Created by our food blogger Becca Schrod, delicious and simple to create!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large butternut squash, deseeded and cut into chunks – leave the seeds on one side
  • 1 large red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped low calorie olive oil spray
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp paprika Salt and pepper to taste
  • 0% fat natural yoghurt to serve

Method:
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Roast the butternut squash, potato, garlic, paprika and chilli for 20 minutes in a roasting tin.
  3. Add the stock, roasted butternut squash & potato mix, onion and salt and pepper to the soup maker on the smooth setting.
  4. Whilst the soup is cooking, toast the butternut squash seeds in a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray, salt and pepper.
  5. Serve the soup with a swirl of 0% fat yoghurt and top with the toasted seeds.
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Ingredients:

  • 60g Salted Butter
  • Chicken (depends on the serving)
  • 160g Onion (sliced) 160g 
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (crushed)
  • 15 Cardamom Pods (cracked open)
  • 2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp of Curry Powder
  • 400g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 400g Tin of Coconut Milk
  • 125ml of Water 125ml
  • 4floz Salt Pinch and Pepper Pinch
Preparation:
  1. Place the cooking pot onto the base unit
  2. Peel and finely slice the onion using a sharp knife
  3. Place the cardamom into the pestle and bruise with the mortar ensuring all the pods are cracked opened. TIP: If you don’t have a pestle and mortar, use a can of soup, or similar and crack on a chopping board.
  4. Peel and crush the garlic cloves

Cooking:

  1. Place the chicken, onion, Cardamom, butter and garlic into the slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle over the cayenne pepper and curry powder.
  3. Pour over the tinned tomatoes, coconut milk and water.
  4. Gently stir to combine ensure the chicken is immersed in the liquid. TIP: Do not use a metal spoon as it may scratch the pot.
  5. Place the lid on the cooking pot and using the control know cook on the desired setting for the minimum time. TIP: Slow cooking setting depending on your cooking time. Low cooks slowly and succulent (8 – 10 hours) Medium cooks on a medium heat (6-8 hours) and High faster (4-6 hours)
  6. Carefully remove the cardamom pods. TIP: Be aware the dish and food will be hot. When the cooking ends, turn the control knob off.
  7. Serve immediately. TIP: Season to taste. Serve with white fluffy rice TIP: if you would like a thicker sauce - Place the cooking pot back on the hob and bring the liquid to the boil. Boil until it has reduced by half.
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This autumn we’re bringing you bowls of inspiration with our Soup Up! Campaign - look out for tasty recipes for quick, easy and nutritious soups, perfect for a last minute health kick before Christmas or to simply warm up the colder autumn evenings. Our range of Morphy Richards soup makers are a must have kitchen gadget at this time of year. This must-have kitchen gadget allows you to quickly and simply make your favourite flavour of soup, served straight to the bowl, without the time-consuming process of standing over a hob.

First up, this recipe for Mexican Bean Soup is the ideal dish to get you in the autumnal spirit; a little bit spicy, comforting, and utterly delicious, this soup is easy to make and something quick and tasty to come home to after a day of braving the chilly autumn weather. This chunky, wholesome soup is the ideal meal solution for working lunches, or can be topped with a handful of nachos and a spoonful of guacamole for a warming meal during winter nights. 


Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 160g finely chopped onion
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 80g finely chopped red pepper
  • 150g diced sweet potato
  • 400g canned kidney beans
  • 400g tinned tomatoes
  • 2 Tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 vegetable stock
  • 900ml water
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • A swirl of double cream

Method:

Cooking steps:

1. Using the Total Control Soup Maker, add the oil into the jug, then press the ‘sauté’ button. Leave the oil to heat up for one minute
2. Add the chopped onion, garlic and pepper and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon
3. Stir in the sweet potato and sauté for a further 2 minutes
4. Add the tinned kidney beans, chopped tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, vegetable stock and season with salt and pepper. Then add the water and give it a final stir
5. Place the lid on the jug 
6. Using the ‘Mode’ button, select the ‘Chunky’ setting, and set the portion size to 4
7. The Soup Maker will beep to indicate when the soup is ready. Turn off at the power socket, unplug the power cable then carefully remove the lid and serve into bowls, finishing off with a swirl of double cream

Do you like the look of this recipe? Let us know if you’ll be giving it a try on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page or tag us in your soup creations using #SoupUp on Instagram

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Who’s excited for hearty, wholesome food this Autumn? If the answer is yes, then this competition is the one for you! The colder weather is all about wearing chunky knits and eating warming fuss-free food on a cosy sofa; so we’re giving you the chance to win our Total Control Soup Maker, to fully prepare you for the soup season ahead. Whether it’s roasted Red Pepper or classic Milanese, this soup maker is the perfect way to cook up delicious, flavoursome soups, in your own kitchen.



This amazing prize includes the brand new Total Control Soup Maker; the latest addition to the Total Control range. Featuring Smart Response Technology, this soup maker makes portion control effortless, allowing you to create enough soup for two, three or four servings; ideal for weekly lunch preparation on a Sunday evening. 

This must-have appliance features a number of settings, so whether your preference is creamy and smooth, or chunky and thick, your soup will be tailored to your individual taste. For those of you who are always on the go, the soup maker has a keep-warm and re-heat option, which means soup can be easily prepared to suit busy schedules.

Featuring a handy easy-to-use touchscreen display, all you need to do is select the number of portions and desired consistency, then the Soup Maker will automatically start blending, doing the hard work for you! 

Our fantastic Soup Maker is worth £109.99! For your chance to win this soup-erb prize, take part in the Facebook competition taking place until 21st October 2017. Head to the Morphy Richards Facebook page to enter – good luck!

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Are you looking for cheap, healthy meals that are easy to make, especially after a long day of lectures? If so, then the answer to your student hunger problems is the Morphy Richards Soup and Saute Maker, helping you to make fresh, homemade soup in as little as 21 minutes. Whether your preference is smooth or chunky, this soup maker has 4 settings: smooth, chunky, juice and blend - you name it and we’ll soup it! It also has a large capacity of 1.6 litres, so if you live in a house share you can simply cook the soup and split the cost for up to 4 people!

Ace the start of university with these cheap and cheerful, simple-to-make student recipes, allowing you to branch out beyond classic egg and soldiers! Start off with one of our student favourites, Aromatic Thai Chicken Soup, which packs all the distinctive flavours of a Thai dish into a delicious healthy bowl of soup. This one is full of the good stuff!

 

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
160g onion
3 garlic cloves, grated
2 cm chunk of fresh, root ginger, grated
80g red bell pepper, diced
200g chicken, shredded
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 Tbsp. oyster sauce
1 chicken stock
1L water
Pinch salt
Pinch pepper

Preparation:
  1. Peel and finely chop the onion
  2. Peel and finely grate the ginger and garlic
  3. Dice the red pepper
  4. Shred the pre-cooked chicken

Cooking steps:

  1. Add oil into the Soup and Sauté maker. Press the ‘sauté’ button. Leave the oil to heat up for one minute. Leave the lid off when sautéing. TIP: The sauté button will turn from red to green when the jug begins to heat up
  2. Add the chopped onion, garlic, ginger and bell pepper to the jug and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon / spatula
  3. Add the chicken, soy sauce and oyster sauce then sauté for 1 minutes, stirring continuously
  4. Turn off the sauté function by pressing the ‘Sauté’ button. TIP: The sauté button will turn red when it is turned off
  5. Add the chicken stock cube and chicken, season with salt and pepper. Then fill the jug with water up to the ‘MAX’ mark and stir
  6. Place the lid on the jug. TIP: A beep will be heard and the icons will flash in sequence when the lid is on securely
  7. Using the ‘Mode’ button, select the ‘Chunky’ setting
  8. The Soup Maker will beep to indicate when the soup is ready – now Soup Up, and enjoy!

Let us know if you’ll be giving our Thai Chicken soup recipe a try on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page or tag us in your soup creations using #SoupUp on Instagram

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We’re excited to introduce a brand-new collection of kettles and toasters – the Dimensions collection. This new range is complete with jug kettles and two slice toasters in glossy plastic and stylish stainless steel trim, for just £29.99 each. Check out our top tips on how to style the new Dimensions collection in your home.

Go Glam

A kitchen doesn’t just have to be a sometimes-messy functional space, if you love entertaining your kitchen can become centre stage, so why not up the glam factor? Kitchen accessories such as tableware and new bins, as well as feature lighting and striking ornaments can quickly transform your space to make it feel more like a room for entertaining, rather than for cooking and cleaning.

Go Monochrome

Classy and timeless; a monochrome themed kitchen will stand the test of time as well as looking elegant or bold depending on how you accessorise. The Dimensions kettle and toasters sets are available in black, white, or cream, so would look perfect when styled in a monochrome setting. Add bold pops of colour with flowers or framed artwork to inject some personality.

Pick Your Patterns

As the Dimensions kettle and toaster set feature an on-trend embossed geometric pattern, they would look best styled with similar toned patterns and prints. Think minimal and geometric rather than floral or ornate –  patterned blinds and rugs are a great way of pulling prints and colour together to give your room a stylised look.

Do you like the look of the new Dimensions range? Let us know what you think on the Morphy Richards Facebook page.

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Now that the clocks have gone back by an hour, we’re well and truly into slow cooker season. Last month, several of our ‘House Proud Innovators’ were sent a Morphy Richards Flavour Savour to review. The first ‘Innovator’ to review this slow cooker was Marie who blogs at ‘The English Kitchen‘, you can visit her original blog post here.

A Slow Cooker with a wonderful Difference and some tasty Meals!

In October as a part of the Morphy Richards House Proud Innovator scheme I was sent a lovely 4.5 litre Flavour Savour Digital Slow Cooker. As a House Proud Innovator I am encouraged to put the appliances I am sent through their paces and to really give them a good work out, something which I am always happy to do.

I am no stranger to slow cooking. I often use my slow cooker and in fact have two sizes already, both Morphy Richard’s as well. I use them most often on Sundays and will cook a meat dish in the larger one and then a side dish in the smaller one.

The new Flavour Savour Digital Slow Cooker though is a machine with a big difference. You can use it in three different ways, which makes it very versatile and useful for more than just slow cooking. The Flavour Savour has 3 in 1 cooking functions, meaning you can seal, fast stew and slow cook all by using the one machine. The pan heats to around 200 degrees giving you an excellent sealing functionality, which means that you are able to brown any meat you are cooking without having to use a separate pot for that purpose. You can now brown and slow cook in the same pan. That is one function that I really loved with this machine.

It has a beautiful glass lid, which means that you are able to look inside and see what’s going on without lifting the lid, with cool touch handles which makes it very easy to transport from one location to another. With the older models that have a ceramic insert, this just isn’t easy to do. The cooking pot is also dish washer safe, which is a real bonus!

I found the instructions very easy to follow, which is also a bonus. I find that as I am getting older I often have a difficult time understanding instructions . . . blame my menopausal mind! I had no problem with this. The instructions were clear and concise.

Here it is plugged in and warming up to brown some meat in the cookpot. That function worked really well. I was well pleased.

The first dish I cooked in it was a proper slow cooking recipe, using pieces of chicken and a sauce, called Crock Pot Barbeque Chicken. As you can see it turned out quite deliciously scrummy! This I served with rice and a vegetable on the side.

*Crock Pot Barbeque Chicken*
Serves 4
Printable Recipe

Tender, sticky delicious chicken. You can use only breasts or a combination of breasts and thighs. Delicious.

4 to 6 pieces of boneless, skinless chicken
1 bottle barbeque sauce (I used the Jack Daniels one)
1 ounces white vinegar (1/4 cup)
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 ounces soft light brown sugar (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 tp 1 tsp garlic powder

Place your chicken pieces into the slow cooker. Stir together the barbeque sauce, vinegar, pepper flakes, brown sugar and garlic powder. Pour this over top of the chicken and give it a stir. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

The next recipe I tested on it was for a Crock Pot Beef Dip Sandwich. I love Beef Dip Sandwiches. It was always one of my favourite things to order when I lived in Canada and we would go out for supper. I remember having a particularly delicious one in Winnipeg Manitoba back in 1977 whilst we were waiting to board a train for Calgary. (You know something is good when 30 years later you are still thinking about it!)

This recipe is one I found online (forgive me as I can’t remember where right now). The meat turned out deliciously tender and we both enjoyed this very much. I will make again. It was almost as good as that one back in 1977, and I loved that I could brown the roast a bit first by using that function in the Flavour Savour.

*French Dip Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker*
Serves 6 to 8
Printable Recipe

Easy to make and oh so delicious with meltingly tender beef tucked into a soft roll, topped with cheese and then served with a beef broth for dipping.

1 medium brown skinned onion, peeled and thinly sliced
6 fluid ounces beef broth/stock (3/4 cup)
2 fluid ounces dark soy sauce (1/4 cup)
4 fluid ounces water (1/2 cup)
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS grainy mustard
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
3 pounds beef roast for braising (I used a rolled brisket)
Salt and pepper to taste

To serve:
6 to 8 soft sandwich rolls
6 to 8 slices of provolone cheese, or an equivalent
amount of grated emmenthal cheese
one pint of beef broth (about 2 1/4 cups)

Rub the beef all over with some salt and pepper. Place the onion slices in the bottom of the crock pot. Stir together the beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, mustard, garlic and water. Put the beef into the crock pot on top of the onions. Pour the broth mixture over top. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until meltingly tender.

To serve, warm the rolls and cut open. Shred the cooked beef and pile onto the warmed rolls, top with some of the onion and a bit of the juice from the pan, along with a slice of cheese. Close over, cut in half diagonally and serve along with a small bowl of beef broth for each person to dip their sandwich in.

I then decided to test out it’s normal cookery function and did a tasty stew in it. I was able to brown my meat and vegetables perfectly and then proceed as per the recipe. At the end we were rewarded with a deliciously tasty Irish Lamb and Barley Stew.

As you can see the lamb was beautifully browned. Stews gain a lot of their flavour from the browning step. All those rich caramelized meat juices really add a lot of taste and colour to the gravy.

*Irish Lamb and Barley Stew*
Serves 4
Printable Recipe

A delicious stew that cooks either on top of the stove or in the slow cooker.

2 TBS olive oil
1 kg (2 pounds) diced lamb shoulder
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped coarsely
2 sticks of celery, trimmed and chopped coarsely
1 large parsnip, peeled and chopped coarsely
1/2 small swede, peeled and chopped coarsely
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
1 litre of chicken stock (4 cups)
1/2 litre of boiling water (2 cups)
200g of pearl barley (1 cup)
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped coarsely
1/2 of a small savoy cabbage, finely shredded
a handful of flat leaf parsely, coarsely chopped

Heat half of the oil in a large saucepan; cook the lamb, in batches until browned. Remove from the pan. Add the remaining oil and heat. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally until they begin to soften. Return the lamb to the pan, along with the stock, water, barley and thyme. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, for 1 hour, covered. Add the potato and simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered, until tender. Add the cabbage and simmer for about 10 minutes longer, uncovered, or just until the cabbage is tender. Discard the thyme. Serve the stew ladled out into heated bowls and sprinkled with the parsley.

Note: if using the slow cooker, brown the meat and vegetables and then put them into the cooker along with the barley, hot stock and water and the herbs. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. Add the potatoes and recover. Cook on high for 35 to 40 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook, uncovered on high for 10 to 15 minutes.

Finally I decided to try making some buttery toasted nuts in it. This is the time of year when these are really handy to have around. People will be dropping by off and on during the holidays which are coming up all too quickly and savoury nuts are a delicious little bite to serve along with a drink. (Next time I am going to try a sweet variety) As you can see they turned out fabulous in the Flavour Savour!

*Crock Pot Butter Roasted Pecans*
Makes 6 cups
Printable Recipe

Moreishly buttery and scrummy.

4 ounces butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 pounds pecan halves
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Optional ingredients:
garlic powder
onion powder
dried herbs (savoury, basil, oregano)

Place the butter into a 4.5 litre slowcooker. Heat on high for about half an hour to melt the butter. Add the pecans and toss to coat with the butter. Cover and cook on high for 1/2 hour. Uncover and cook on high for another 2 1/2 hours, giving them a stir every 1/2 hour. (You want to keep an eye on them and stir them often so that they don’t catch as you are cooking them on a high temperature.) At the end of that time they should be nicely roasted. Spread out onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with the sale and pepper, and any optional ingredients you wish to use. Give them a good stir together and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

All in all I am very pleased with this machine. It has a lovely round shape which fits well into my kitchen. The cord is of a nice length and also stores very easily in the base when you want to put it away. I love that the cooking pot and lid wash up beautifully in the dish washer. I love that I can brown and stew with it, as well as slow cookin on a low, medium or high temperature . . . and I just adored the keep warm function, which means that it will hold your food for a further 2 hours at a warm temperature without over cooking it.

I would give the Morphy Richards Flavour Savour Digital Slow Cooker a full 10 out of 10 points for ease, looks and functionality.

Many thanks to Chris and the Morphy Richards people for having afforded me the opportunity to put it through it’s paces. I would highly recommend this machine to anyone, absolutely.

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It’s the time of year when after the long, busy summer with kids running in and out, toys everywhere and that holiday suitcase you definitely should have unpacked by now, your home starts to feel like it could do with a freshen up. Plus, as the autumn weather rolls in, you’ve got to start dealing with wet wellies, muddy shoes and bits of leaves, never mind what the pets drag in! It’s time for a big autumn tidy up, and the Supervac Deluxe 32V is here to help deep clean your home with ease.


 



This new model of Supervac is our most powerful yet, and combines the performance power of a corded vacuum, with the versatility of being cord-free. You can easily move between the different rooms in your home without having to stop and unplug the machine when you run out of cable, or worse, having to avoid tripping yourself up!

Best of all, the Morphy Richards Supervac Deluxe 32V can be used in three different cleaning modes, so deep cleaning every nook and cranny of your home is easy. In upright mode, you can clean all floor types including carpeted and tiled. Plus, with a press of a button the machine drops down into backsaver mode so you can easily clean underneath low-lying furniture. In handstick mode, you can reach up high to all the forgotten corners of your home – cobwebs be gone! In handheld mode cleaning your stairs or even the deepest cracks of your car is a breeze as you won’t need to lug a heavy vacuum with you.

The Supervac Deluxe 32V has a long running time of 60 minutes so you can tackle the big autumn clean without a flat battery getting in your way. Plus, with three speed settings you can add a boost of power for the dirtiest areas of your home.

Are you planning on deep cleaning your home this autumn? Let us know your top tips on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page.


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Are you a coffee lover wanting to give your kitchen a makeover? You’re in luck! We’re giving you the chance to win the complete Accents coffee bundle, in either stylish black or standout red.

This fantastic prize includes the new Accents Coffee Capsule Machine; the latest addition to the Accents family. Compatible with Nespresso capsules as well as Morphy Richards’ very own U:Pod capsule collection, it’s the perfect machine to make a delicious coffee you’ll love. With a large 1.4l water tank for fewer refills, the machine is easy to use as well as looking stylish and modern.

The bundle deal prize also includes a milk frother, to give even more choices when it comes to making your perfect morning cuppa. Make delicious cappuccinos or lattes with perfectly frothy milk on top of a tasty espresso.

The prize wouldn’t be complete without including the iconic Accents Kettle and Toaster set. A popular Morphy Richards style, the kettle includes a large 6-cup capacity and a limescale filter in the spout for a perfect beverage every time. The matching 4 slice toaster has all the features you could need in a toaster including variable browning control, and looks great paired with the rest of the Accents collection.

This fantastic bundle is worth over £328, but is now on offer at only £179.99. For your chance to win this amazing prize, take part in the Facebook competition taking place until 3rd September 2017. Head to the Morphy Richards Facebook page to enter – good luck!



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For the steam-gen converts among you who’d never dream of using an ordinary iron again, you’ll know just how much easier it is to tackle a huge pile of ironing when you’ve got the added boost of steam power. To help you love using a steam generator even more, we’ve got five top tips on using a machine such as our most powerful steam gen, the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite, to up your ironing game to expert levels!

 

Tackle Multiple Layers

With 200g of pressurised steam power, the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite can easily tackle folded fabrics and penetrate through multiple layers. Try folding up larger items such as bedsheets to cut down on the time it takes.

Use A Steam Boost

For the most difficult to iron fabrics or when you’re faced with dried in, embedded creases, you can use a steam boost, providing even more power to help soften the fabric fibres. The Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite has a steam boost offering 310g of added pressure, to give your ironing a surge of power when you need it.

Swap Simply Between Fabrics

Whether you’re tackling lighter fabrics like summer dresses or kids school uniforms, or you’re taking on tougher materials that are more difficult to iron such as denim, you can cut through creases in any garment in no time thanks to the power of steam combined with a Ceramaslide Soleplate like that on the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite – you’ll glide through your ironing pile in no time.

Try Vertical Steaming

If you’ve ever been faced with having to get creases out of a delicate garment, you might have tried hanging it in a bathroom to help the steam do its thing. With a powerful steam generator, you can create the same effect in much less time! Simply allow the steam to pass lightly over the item of clothing in question to help the creases soften away. You can also use the steam-gen in vertical mode to clean and refresh the upholstery around your home. 

Maintain Your Machine

To keep your machine working at its best and to maintain the maximum amount of steam pressure, it’s important not to let limescale build up inside. The unique, completely automatic self-cleaning function of the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite means you’ll never have to worry about this again and will always be able to iron like a pro every time.


Have you been converted to using a steam-generator iron? Let us know if you’ve tried the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page.



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