Jasmine’s 5 Valentine’s Day Bakes You’ll Love

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If there was ever a brilliant excuse to do something a little special in lockdown, it has to be Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re baking for your sweetheart at home or want to deliver a lovely treat to your nearest and dearest, I’ve rounded up some ideas to brighten up your weekend. Lemon Basil Almond Drizzle Cake This cake is a firm favourite from East by West (page 95). This is a lighter take on a classic lemon drizzle, with a beautiful freshness from the basil. It’s made using a base of ground almonds and tapioca. Chocolate Raspberry Muffin Volcanoes The ultimate Valentine’s Day recipe, these muffin volcanoes are ooey-gooey and oh so delicious. They are not too sweet but just sweet enough thanks to sticky jam and dark chocolate. I make these using a gluten-free flour mix. Blackberry Apple Ginger Buckwheat Cake A mouthwatering cake that’s vegan and gluten-free — what more could you ask for? Delicious for a special breakfast hot out the oven or an afternoon tea, I love the t

Jasmine’s 6 Supreme Summer Salads

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 Carrot

Designed 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 West page 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 West page 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 Rocket

A salad that plays with textures — with caramelised celery, toasted pumpkin seeds and freshly grated courgette, this recipe will soon be a family favourite.

Salad Supreme

If you’re on the market for a refreshing side or starter, look no further than this simple-as-ABC salad with just a squeeze of lemon, a touch of olive oil and a handful of fresh mint leaves.

Fresh Fruit Salad With Spicy Dip (East by West page 68)

Seasonal, local fruit is one of the best parts of summer. This spicy twist on a classic fruit salad is just what you need for a tasty breakfast or afternoon snack.



source https://hemsleyandhemsley.com/jasmines-6-supreme-summer-salads/

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