Winner Announcement plus My #BetterwithBRITA Recipe

Last month, I blogged about the Better with BRITA Campaign (if you missed it, read it HERE first) where budding kitchen maestro's can win the chance to attend the UK's most popular food festival The Big Feastival (29th August – 1st September 2014) for an experience of a lifetime, selling their creations and gaining recognition.

But first, you have to enter your recipe with the hope of being short-listed to go to London and cook for the judges first (eeep exciting!)

I'm not a great cook, but I endeavour to provide healthy meals for my family as best as I can. Here is my recipe for a Chunky Chicken and Veg Soup - this is perfect to make using Sunday Dinner leftovers and it is so simple to make... yet unbelievably tasty, particularly now I've made it with BRITA Filtered water. It seems to enhance the flavours in a massive way, giving a clearer taste. It's no surprise though, no longer does my base ingredient have chlorine and metals etc in thanks to BRITA!

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Leftover Chicken (here I used Breast)
Veg of choice (here I used frozen brocolli, green beans, carrots and cabbage)
Tin Butter beans
2 Stock cubes
Salt & Pepper
1litre BRITA Filtered Water

> Bring the BRITA Filtered Water to the boil in your pan
> Add the 2 stock cubes and diced potatoes
> Leave to boil rapidly for 5 minutes to soften the spuds
> Add the beans and veg with a pinch of salt and lots of black pepper
> Pop lid on the pan and allow to simmer for 20 minutes

Most of the veg will have fallen apart, along with the potatoes too. The smell is invigorating - just like a roast dinner! Serve with buttered crusty cob for a real mouth-wateringly good hearty meal.

Optional: Stuffing flakes added half way through simmering will add another dimension to your soup.
Optional: Keep it chunky or blend for a smoother soup but with all the taste.

So there you have it, my water based recipe that packs a punch!

If you have a recipe that you would like to enter in to the #BetterWithBRITA competition then you can do so HERE but remember, you only have until 30th June to get those entries in ... so, QUICK! ... and GOOD LUCK!!

Do leave the links to your water based recipe entries below, 
I would LOVE to take a look. 

In my last BRITA Post, I also held a giveaway to win a Marella BRITA Water Jug, in order to create such water based dishes of your own. 
I am pleased to announce the winner was CHRISTY BECKETT - Congratulations!


  1. I love my BRITA filter! It's the first thing I bought when I moved to uni in Winchester. Hampshire water tastes so disgusting and even with squash in it, I couldn't drink it! I don't use it now I'm back in Staffordshire though.

  2. Ooh this looks very yummy and my other half would love this - thanks for sharing

    Laura x

  3. Mmmmm looks delicious Jo you will have to make it for me one day I love chicken and veg soup :)

  4. Yay thank you very much :) I have replied to your email x


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