Melissa’s 10 Spring Weekend Recipes

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    Hello, Melissa here, sharing 10 of my absolute favourite Springtime recipes to enjoy over the long weekend or whenever you please.  I’ve picked these out especially as they are all simple, cheerful and based on easy to get ingredients like seasonal veg, popular cupboard items and frozen produce too.     1. Chocolate Clusters Totally flexible chocolate bites – inspired by the rice krispie clusters that my Mum never let me have! Use whatever you have to hand in your cupboards; coconut flakes / seeds / chopped nuts work really well too. And look out for fairtrade chocolate. Get the recipe.     2. Asparagus Tray Bake This one pan tray bake makes use of frozen peas, broad beans or edamame if you have it in your freezer and if you can’t get asparagus yet, swap for broccoli of any kind or greens you already have. Get the recipe.     3. NEW: Broccoli & quinoa salad with pickled pink onions I love this with quinoa or len

Melissa’s new cookbook ‘Eat Green’

Melissa Hemsley Eat Green

My brand new cookbook *EAT GREEN* is out now! I am so happy to see it hit the shelves and your kitchen counters too and have been absolutely overjoyed to see so many of you making the recipes already. I can already see the *Tahini Choc Chip Cookies* are a massive favourite.

Why have I written Eat Green?

I’ve spent years cooking and writing recipes for a living and it got me thinking – lots of you (just like me) are feeling overwhelmed and anxious about the state of our planet and want to make food choices that can make a positive difference. 

This book is two years in the making, and it’s the result of many more years of asking those questions: How can I eat in a way that’s sustainable? How do I eat more seasonally? How can I champion more local veg at the centre of my plate? How do I support small farmers? How do I buy better quality meat and fish? What can I do about cutting my food waste? 

I’ve tried to answer all of those questions and more in Eat Green, packing it with over 100 time-saving, stress-free recipes as well as tonnes of advice that will help you to make greener – and importantly, delicious – choices everyday.

Be flexible!
I wanted to write a book that is, above all, flexible. This is the best way we can start to make small, better (not perfect!) changes, and start to cook in a way that embraces more seasonal veg, less but better meat and cut our food waste too, all while keeping things interesting and never boring.

That’s why I’ve stuffed Eat Green with flexi tips, waste-cutting advice and easy-to-adapt, nourishing, feel-good recipes to give you the confidence to use up your odds and ends, to reinvent your leftovers, to make the freezer your friend, to use your ingredients in their edible entirety, to switch up your vegetables depending on the season, to embrace unloved cuts of meat and to batch-cook lunches for work and rainy days to help you cut food waste and plastic packaging, too. 

Small changes, repeated. Big impact!
I’m not an environmental expert but I am a cook, and I know that it is within everyone’s reach to make small, but better food choices that can collectively make a really positive difference to the future of our planet, to our health and the people who grow our food. 

Everything from the food we buy and the packaging it comes in, to the farm it’s from to how we cook and use it up can make a big difference to our carbon footprint. And remember, you don’t have to make 100% perfect changes all at once!  

There are 8 billion people on this planet, so even if a fraction of us used our spending power to vote for a more sustainable food system we’d be on the right track. 

I wanted to write a book that can help you start that journey towards eating for a greener, happier, healthier planet. 

Thank you!
A big thank you to everyone who helped bring Eat Green to life and now to all of you who are cooking from it, wasting less and helping to make the planet a greener place!

You can get your hands on Eat Green on Amazon, Waterstones and in all UK book shops!

You can also join me on my Eat Green Tour of the UK. Click here for more info.

Happy cooking! Melissa x
Keep up to date with me on instagram @melissa.hemsley

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