Jasmine’s 7 Favourite Organic Pantry Staples

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Happy Organic September!Organic September is an initiative from theSoil Association, who work to raise awareness of the many benefits of consuming organic, whether that be food, farming, fashion or beauty. Supporting organic products goes a long way towards the long-term health of the planet and of our bodies, soI try to buy organic foods wherever I can, especially for the ingredients that I use the most in my kitchen. These are my faves.Duchy’s basmati riceI need to have basmati rice in the pantry at all times — it’s the basis ofkitchari, my absolute go-to meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and plenty of other fave recipes too. White rice is much more digestible than brown rice, but Duchy’s do a brown basmati as well if that’s more your speed. Both are grown without artificial chemicals and fertilisers, and part of the sales benefit The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.Supermarket own-brand or farmers’ market organic eggsA few years ago, I judged the eggs for the Soil Associ…

Belly-Warming Baking With Jasmine

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 Cake

A beautiful breakfast — perfect for the season.

Caramelised Beetroot, Red Onion and Pecan Tart With a Quinoa-Almond Crust

My 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 Cake

Oranges are a blast of sunshine from neighbouring southern Europe in the midst of winter. This is a cake made of mung beans — yes, you read that right.

Rosemary Mung Bean Bread

Another mung bean extravaganza, this bread is a gamechanger for so many reasons. It’s wholesome, easy, simple, gluten-free, high in protein and affordable — oh and nut-free, which is a rarity when it comes to gluten-free baked alternatives!

Chai Spiced Cranberry Cookies

From my most recent Christmas repertoire, these sweet spiced biscuits remind me simultaneously of lovely gatherings with family and friends and of my travels.

Blackberry Apple Ginger Buckwheat Cake

Another apple cake, this one has some extra heat thanks to the  ginger, and a beautiful mottled appearance thanks to the the classic pairing of apples with seasonal blackberries. Serve hot with tea and mmmh…



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