Amy’s Vegetable Barley Soup
A tin of organic barley and vegetable soup from Amy’s Kitchen. This soup has been sitting in my cupboard for some time, it just got stuck at the back like this kind of food often does, but tinned soups and casseroles are handy for when you just want something warming, quick and easy to cook and tasty. This soup does taste like most tinned vegetable soups, but the barley is quite pleasant and adds another dimension. You just warm it up on the hob and serve. It goes well with some crusty bread or some crackers.
Amy is your Friend
Since the late 1980s, Amy's has been a fixture on the natural foods scene in the United States. They've recently burst onto our shores - and into major retailers such as Asda, Holland & Barrett and Sainsbury's - to bring us their unique range of ready meals. Now, of course, we don't suggest that anyone subsist entirely upon heat and eat repasts, but you could certainly do worse than an Amy's Bean and Rice Burrito, Teriyaki Bowl or Rice Mac & Cheese. There's a range of soups, as well - many of which have been awarded the esteemed Juliet Gellatley Seal of Approval for Flavour and Kid Pleasing. The Rice Mac & Cheese also raised pleased smiles fro mKaren and Jane for its perfectly seasoned meltiness. The prices are reasonably modest, too, as most come in at under £3. See the entire range at www.amyskitchen.co.uk where you can also find a store locator.
Reveal - Food Stuff
Something that's meat free, gluten free and dairy free doesn't generally sound like a treat, but giant US food range Amy's Kitchen may just change your mind about 'free from' foods. The range is starting to appear in UK supermarkets and you can find their amazing Vegetable Lasagne (£2.29) and Rice Mac & Cheese (£1.99) in Asda and Sainsbury's. Trust us they're delicious!
Amy's Kitchen range from £1.45, Asda and Sainsbury's
Whether you are a vegetarian, avoid wheat and dairy or just fancy a quick bite, you'll love these microwave-from-frozen meals. There's more than 30 single serve options, from Dairy Free Rice Macaroni & Cheeze to Indian Vegetable Korma, but our favourite was the smoky Burrito.
VEGETABLE LASAGNE AMY'S KITCHEN, £2.49
No hydrogenated this or reconstituted that in here - just lots of good wholesome veggies (courgettes, spinach, onions and carrots), extra virgin olive oil, basil and pasta. More like a shopping list for a homemade dinner than an ingredients list for a ready-meal. Better yet, the whole thing is only 310 calories, high in protein and gluten free. 310 cals 4.5g saturated fat 5 mins cooking time
Effort level 1 out of 5
Past lovers will adore this scrumptious gluten-free bake from Amy's Kitchen. It's brimming with tasty egetables and topped with creamy Cheddar for a yummy home-cooked taste. £2.99 from Sainsbury's.