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Melissa’s Batch Cooking Recipes and Tips for Busy People

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    When time isn’t on your side, it can feel quite overwhelming to keep yourself nourished and cared for so here are some tips & recipes you can batch cook or prep when short on time or in need of some love. Batch cooking is such a saving grace for busy times and befriending your freezer is a game changing tip for new mums, busy parents, times when you’re sick or recuperating or you’re caring for others; you can really give the gift of care through nourishing and simple food. Here are 6 tips for prepping your food to help you in a busy period: Boil eggs, lots of them!   These are always a great base for a salad or throw them into a noodle soup or just pack for an on the go breakfast or snack. Roast some veg.  Whatever veg you have lying around, chop it all up and roast with some garlic and oil. It’s great on it’s own or mixed into quinoa or with leftover chicken. Cook some quinoa, lentils or noodles.  Quinoa keeps really well and is great mixed in

Melissa’s Eat Green Book Tour Dates

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My new cookbook,  EAT GREEN: Delicious flexitarian recipes for planet-friendly eating  is out very soon on the 9th January 2020 ( Pre-order a copy here ). I’m so excited to be taking it on tour around the UK, sharing planet friendly ways to eat, cook and save and would love to see you all there. Here’s where I’ll be visiting so far but stay tuned for more dates announced for March through to the Summer. Where else would you like me to visit? Where are YOU?  I’ll be keeping you informed in my fortnightly newsletters so make sure you’re subscribed here. We all want to eat in a way that is  delicious ,  nourishing ,  exciting  and  good for the planet , while saving us time and money.  EAT GREEN  is about getting you cooking confidently to do just that whether you’re an omnivore, vegetarian or something in between. I’ve written more than 100 flavour-packed recipes that use UK-grown, easy-to-buy ingredients, that will help you cut food waste and save you time and money.  EAT GREEN  i

Melissa’s Eat Green Book Tour Dates

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My new cookbook,  EAT GREEN: Delicious flexitarian recipes for planet-friendly eating  is out very soon on the 9th January 2020 ( Pre-order a copy here ). I’m so excited to be taking it on tour around the UK, sharing planet friendly ways to eat, cook and save and would love to see you all there. Here’s where I’ll be visiting so far but stay tuned for more dates announced for March through to the Summer. Where else would you like me to visit? Where are YOU?  I’ll be keeping you informed in my fortnightly newsletters so make sure you’re subscribed here. We all want to eat in a way that is  delicious ,  nourishing ,  exciting  and  good for the planet , while saving us time and money.  EAT GREEN  is about getting you cooking confidently to do just that whether you’re an omnivore, vegetarian or something in between. I’ve written more than 100 flavour-packed recipes that use UK-grown, easy-to-buy ingredients, that will help you cut food waste and save you time and money.  EAT GREEN  i

Christmas With Jasmine

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12 days to go!!!! How does it go from “too early to think about Christmas” to “bloomin’ heck it’s just around the corner!” in a heartbeat?! Check out how I’ve prepped for this party season and the big day itself. In the run-up to Christmas 2019 I’ve created a brand new recipe for the Christmas table: a colourful roasted sweet potato wreath decorated with rosemary and cranberries that makes an impressive centrepiece, tastes amazing and is so versatile — just pop your favourite festive filling in the middle! I’ve also gathered together the rest of my celebration recipes here if you need a little inspiration. I’ll be serving the stuffed sweet potato wreath with pickled red cabbage, toasted hazelnuts and griddled apple for a delicious balance of tastes and extra crunch. I’m also getting down with some bake-off therapy and gifting delicious little baked bites in ribboned jars to friends as an eco gift that I know will go down a treat! I’ve got two new festive recipes, one for all-t

Christmas With Jasmine

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12 days to go!!!! How does it go from “too early to think about Christmas” to “bloomin’ heck it’s just around the corner!” in a heartbeat?! Check out how I’ve prepped for this party season and the big day itself. In the run-up to Christmas 2019 I’ve created a brand new recipe for the Christmas table: a colourful roasted sweet potato wreath decorated with rosemary and cranberries that makes an impressive centrepiece, tastes amazing and is so versatile — just pop your favourite festive filling in the middle! I’ve also gathered together the rest of my celebration recipes here if you need a little inspiration. I’ll be serving the stuffed sweet potato wreath with pickled red cabbage, toasted hazelnuts and griddled apple for a delicious balance of tastes and extra crunch. I’m also getting down with some bake-off therapy and gifting delicious little baked bites in ribboned jars to friends as an eco gift that I know will go down a treat! I’ve got two new festive recipes, one for all-t