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Jasmine’s Spooky Pumpkin Latte for Halloween

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It’s spooky season! It looks like we’ll be staying largely indoors this Halloween, so pumpkin carving will be extra de rigueur this year. I hope you’ll get creative with yours, because the possibilities are endless. One problem with this festive activity though is that it can generate quite a bit of food waste — but I never met a problem I couldn’t fix!!!In the past few years, pumpkin lattes have been as synonymous with autumn as the crunch of fallen leaves and the smell of bonfires. That said, the kind you buy from mainstream coffee shops are full of sugar, additives and of course lots of caffeine. If you’re looking for a gentler alternative to this tasty treat, may I suggest this delicious recipe created one October at my Ayurvedic pop-up café East by West to warm the bellies of customers when they came in from the cold?This is a feel-good recipe that’s warming, lightly spiced and the ultimate comfort “food.” Plus it’s super easy to make and will save you money and plastic waste (an…

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 deliciousnourishingexciting 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 is about celebrating amazi…

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 deliciousnourishingexciting 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 is about celebrating amazi…

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-things-spice…

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-things-spice…