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Having a BBQ? Jasmine’s Best Recipes for Grilling

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In anticipation of National BBQ Week, which starts in just over a week’s time on the 25th of May, and in a bid to spend as much time outside as possible, here are some of my favourite recipes for a barbecue party — whether for one person, 2 or more! Even if you’re just cooking up these recipes using an oven grill, griddle or regular pan, I’m sure you’ll agree that summer vibes are always welcome. Here are some recipes that have become firm favourites over onjasminehemsley.com.BBQ Basted Veggies With Almond AioliA recipe that can easily be made vegan by substituting your fav cooking oil for the ghee, and that works with whatever veggies need using up in the fridge.Pickled Red Cabbage With Hazelnuts and Griddled AppleThis recipe says to griddle the apples on a pan, but you can just as well do them on the barbecue for an extra special touch. Plus this makes a wonderful crunchy and tangy side to richer dishes.Black Rice BBQ SaladA lovely filling salad that works as a main or as a side, to…

Having a BBQ? Jasmine’s Best Recipes for Grilling

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In anticipation of National BBQ Week, which starts in just over a week’s time on the 25th of May, and in a bid to spend as much time outside as possible, here are some of my favourite recipes for a barbecue party — whether for one person, 2 or more! Even if you’re just cooking up these recipes using an oven grill, griddle or regular pan, I’m sure you’ll agree that summer vibes are always welcome. Here are some recipes that have become firm favourites over onjasminehemsley.com.BBQ Basted Veggies With Almond AioliA recipe that can easily be made vegan by substituting your fav cooking oil for the ghee, and that works with whatever veggies need using up in the fridge.Pickled Red Cabbage With Hazelnuts and Griddled AppleThis recipe says to griddle the apples on a pan, but you can just as well do them on the barbecue for an extra special touch. Plus this makes a wonderful crunchy and tangy side to richer dishes.Black Rice BBQ SaladA lovely filling salad that works as a main or as a side, to…

Jasmine’s 5 Ways to Self-Isolate Mindfully

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The situation we’re in is mixed across the board — some are finding it easier than others, but focusing on the silver linings and finding the opportunities (or even gifts!) is something we all need to focus on. Staying home is a wonderful opportunity for us to learn about ourselves and our communities — here are five ways to make your journey a little smoother.1. Find Work-Life BalanceWhere you used to have your commute, your afterwork plans, even picking up the kids from school to differentiate the work day from the rest of your life, you now have… well, not much to draw the line. Check out this article for my best tips for how to not let your working life take over your days and nights in lockdown.2. Have Fun With ItFeeling antsy and wondering how to fill your time? There are so many options! I’ve loved finding new ways of connecting with my loved ones, and still having a laugh with friends via technology and… and knitting like nobody’s business!!! Here are loads more things you can…

Jasmine’s 5 Ways to Self-Isolate Mindfully

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The situation we’re in is mixed across the board — some are finding it easier than others, but focusing on the silver linings and finding the opportunities (or even gifts!) is something we all need to focus on. Staying home is a wonderful opportunity for us to learn about ourselves and our communities — here are five ways to make your journey a little smoother.1. Find Work-Life BalanceWhere you used to have your commute, your afterwork plans, even picking up the kids from school to differentiate the work day from the rest of your life, you now have… well, not much to draw the line. Check out this article for my best tips for how to not let your working life take over your days and nights in lockdown.2. Have Fun With ItFeeling antsy and wondering how to fill your time? There are so many options! I’ve loved finding new ways of connecting with my loved ones, and still having a laugh with friends via technology and… and knitting like nobody’s business!!! Here are loads more things you can…

Beetroot Quinoa Risotto

How To:1. Ideally soak the quinoa overnight or for 8 hours in double the volume of filtered water with a pinch of salt. Drain and rinse thoroughly before cooking2. Preheat oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan assisted/gas mark 5. Wash and quarter the beetroot. Roast for 30 – 40 mins until tender (we use a knife and fork to handle the beetroot to avoid pink fingers or wash your hands immediately to avoid a pink stain!)3. Meanwhile, peel & finely dice the onion(s). Peel & finely chop, grate or crush 1 large or 2 smaller garlic cloves. Wash the thyme, pick the leaves off the stalks4. Wash the celery. Finely dice it. Heat the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and fry until softened for 8 mins, stirring occasionally5. Add the garlic, thyme and celery to the pan. Fry for 30 secs. Add the quinoa. Squeeze in the juice from ½ the lemon. Add 600ml of water. Turn up the heat to bring to the boil, then turn down to a medium simmer. Leave to cook for 12 -15 mins until the quinoa is ten…

Beetroot Quinoa Risotto

How To:1. Ideally soak the quinoa overnight or for 8 hours in double the volume of filtered water with a pinch of salt. Drain and rinse thoroughly before cooking2. Preheat oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan assisted/gas mark 5. Wash and quarter the beetroot. Roast for 30 – 40 mins until tender (we use a knife and fork to handle the beetroot to avoid pink fingers or wash your hands immediately to avoid a pink stain!)3. Meanwhile, peel & finely dice the onion(s). Peel & finely chop, grate or crush 1 large or 2 smaller garlic cloves. Wash the thyme, pick the leaves off the stalks4. Wash the celery. Finely dice it. Heat the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and fry until softened for 8 mins, stirring occasionally5. Add the garlic, thyme and celery to the pan. Fry for 30 secs. Add the quinoa. Squeeze in the juice from ½ the lemon. Add 600ml of water. Turn up the heat to bring to the boil, then turn down to a medium simmer. Leave to cook for 12 -15 mins until the quinoa is ten…

Melissa’s Cupboard Cooking Recipes

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Cooking from my cupboards is absolutely one of my favourite ways to soothe my worries. And now more than ever is it time to dig around in our cupboards and use the ingredients we’ve probably already got to make something delicious and waste-free. So keep scrolling for 6 recipes using store cupboard staples or freezer favourites that, like you, might need some love right now. Including 2 of the best working from home snacks! These can all be doubled, frozen and saved for another day!Also, if you’re not sure what to cook from the ingredients you have at home, you can type in an ingredient in my website search bar (top right of the homepage) and lots of recipes will come up which might tickle your tastebuds!If you need a bit of guidance on how to even start sorting your cupboards and cook money-saving meals from what you’ve already got then read herefor my top tips. ANY BEAN ANY LENTIL CHILLI
Got a few tins of beans and lentils to use? Anything goes here and this makes enough to feed a wh…