I’ve been busy opening up my little cafe Llama Lloyd so I’ve not taken the time to publish this little food interview, I was also thinking I would try to make the soup, I’ve bought Marmite but that’s as long as I’ve gotten. But I guess it’s time to try another soup at the cafe anyways?
Hi Sam, what do you feel like eating right now?
Actually I’ve just eaten! I had porridge with dates, prunes, raisins, almonds and pumpkin and sunflower seeds and a smoothie made with blueberries, tropical fruit and dairy free yoghurt. It’s probably the most healthy breakfast I’ve eaten in weeks! I do love an English fry up but I spent a lovely Christmas and New Year in Sweden eating and drinking the finest that your good country has to offer and I’m in serious need of a January health kick.
What breakfast suits a Gentle Morning Song?
Well, that song is all about the very, very early hours of the morning so perhaps instead of breakfast it would have to be a midnight feast. You’d need to throw a sheet over a few chairs to make a den in the front room and then huddle underneath there with a loved one and eat comfort food… Cheese sandwiches, crisps, dips, maybe some herring and potatoes roasted with garlic, lemon and rosemary. Then finish off with a little fika… Hot coffee or hot chocolate and kladdkaka.
What’s your favorite fruit?
Do you have any food on your rider?
Just a few minimal heathy snacks. Pitta bread, hummus, fruit and salad.
Do you have a recipe you’d like to share with us? Maybe a cake or a soup?
Vegetarian French Onion Soup.
I think this (or something very similar) came from Cranks recipe book and was passed on to me by my friend Sylvia – it’s very easy and wonderfully warming. The croutons and grated mature cheddar are integral to the dish. I fry my croutons in butter with a little swedish herb salt (Trocomare) until crispy.
Large onion x2
Oil 3 x tbsp (45ml)
Veg stock 1 + 1/2 pints. I prefer Vecon stock.
Mixed herbs 1 tsp (or whatever nice dried herbs you have to hand)
Yeast extract 1 tsp (5ml) I use Marmite.
Salt and Pepper to taste
Croutons (the recipe recommends wholemeal which is tasty but I find any bread works okay – I especially like to use white sourdough)
Cheddar cheese, grated 4oz/100g.
Finely slice the onions
Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onions until golden brown. This bit can take a while, 15 mins or longer so this is a good time to put some music on.
Add the remaining ingredients.
Bring to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 15mins.
Serve with croutons and cheese sprinkled on top.
Serves 4 (or 2 if you have 2 portions each!) Freezes well so sometimes I’ll triple the ingredients and make a bigger batch.