December 28, 2022


I have mentioned before that there might be no cake posts for a while as I am on a mission to lose some weight.  The soup maker has really come into its own in this quest and this recipe is adapted from a cook book of recipes for slimmers.  The diet is going well, I have lost 15lb (7kg) so far and I can honestly say I haven’t felt hungry once.  I have however hankered after a decent sausage, mash and onion gravy, more than once, not to mention a nice thick wedge of cake, but not so much that I would be prepared to jeopardise the progress so far!  And I’m really enjoying trying new recipes.

This one uses a jar of roasted red peppers and it's important to buy the ones preserved in water, not oil, for the purpose of a diet.  The difference is significant but only if you're on a low calorie diet.

The recipe said to use red peppers but I used a jar of mixed ones, as that's what I had in stock.   It was absolutely delicious and a recipe I will make over and over again.  


2x  400g cans butter beans, drained and rinsed

1 460g jar roasted red peppers in brine, drained

2 celery sticks, roughly chopped

2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced

1 tblsp sweet smoked paprika

1 garlic and thyme stockpot (or use home made stock - see here - and some fresh thyme)

A few extra thyme leaves, or chopped parsley, and some yoghurt or crème fraîche for serving


Place all the ingredients into the machine, adding enough cold water to fill to the top line.  Cook on the smooth setting.  Add a swirl of yoghurt or crème fraîche and the remaining thyme leaves or parsley before serving.

Makes four generous servings.

1 comment:

  1. Nice idea. Glad to hear the new diet is going well. Jars of peppers and beans (I like the Spanish ones) are definitely a staple of my cupboard and are often used for soups (and many other things) in our house. I do make a very low fat onion gravy that I think tastes good but low calorie sausages are much more of a challenge.