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Jasmine’s 6 Supreme Summer Salads

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It’s salad time! I’m not one for craving or missing salads, but when that sun kicks in, I definitely get that salad feeling. With a dish that’s light, seasonal and nourishing, there’s truly something for everyone. Here are some of my favourites that play with textures and ingredients to keep things fresh and delish.Vata Pakti Bowl: Sautéed Cucumber, Green Beans, Beetroot and CarrotDesigned to ground you when you’re feeling wired, this bowl of sautéed veggies is a great one to wind down from stressful summer days.Pitta Pakti Bowl: Caramelised Celery, Avocado and Radicchio Salad Bowl (East by Westpage 144)Designed to cool you off with that creamy avocado and crunchy veg, this is the ultimate hot summer day recipe.Kapha Pakti Bowl: Roasted Broccoli, Cauliflower and Aubergine Salad Bowl(East by Westpage 145)This bowl is perfect for when you need a bit of a kick — slow, sweaty August days, anyone?Caramelised Celery, Courgette and Pumpkin Seeds With Mint, Manchego and RocketA salad that pla…

Belly-Warming Baking With Jasmine

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Food from the oven serves two purposes in winter: first keeping your belly warm from the inside out with freshly baked, roasted or braised home cooking, and second keeping you cosy with the the heat kicking out from the oven while you prep. When you’re done, keep the oven door open to cool and pop a dish of water in, then leave the oven door open to cool. Your kitchen will get a little steamy, which is excellent for a centrally heated home — introducing some much needed moisture back into the atmosphere. Here are some ideas to get your kitchen (and belly!) fired up.Buckwheat Apple Skillet CakeA beautiful breakfast — perfect for the season.Caramelised Beetroot, Red Onion and Pecan Tart With a Quinoa-Almond CrustMy Christmas centrepiece for 2018, this delicious tart works all year round. Serve with steamed winter greens in the cold weather and a crisp salad come summer.Caramelised Orange and Pistachio Mung Dal CakeOranges are a blast of sunshine from neighbouring southern Europe in the …

Belly-Warming Baking With Jasmine

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Food from the oven serves two purposes in winter: first keeping your belly warm from the inside out with freshly baked, roasted or braised home cooking, and second keeping you cosy with the the heat kicking out from the oven while you prep. When you’re done, keep the oven door open to cool and pop a dish of water in, then leave the oven door open to cool. Your kitchen will get a little steamy, which is excellent for a centrally heated home — introducing some much needed moisture back into the atmosphere. Here are some ideas to get your kitchen (and belly!) fired up.Buckwheat Apple Skillet CakeA beautiful breakfast — perfect for the season.Caramelised Beetroot, Red Onion and Pecan Tart With a Quinoa-Almond CrustMy Christmas centrepiece for 2018, this delicious tart works all year round. Serve with steamed winter greens in the cold weather and a crisp salad come summer.Caramelised Orange and Pistachio Mung Dal CakeOranges are a blast of sunshine from neighbouring southern Europe in the …