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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 10 Soups for the Season

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Soup season is upon us and it may just be my favourite time of the year. Hearty, comforting soups for any day of the week and thrown together in under 30 minutes; make double and freeze for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking. Soups are also such a brilliant way of reducing food waste in your home, making the most of sad looking veg or herbs that can be whizzed up in no time to something special for everyone at home.
Here are 10 soups I think you’ll all really love this season… Coconut & Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto This Spiced Coconut Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto is a great way to love your veggies and minimise food waste in your home. If you can’t get carrot tops then use whatever greens need some love instead, such as radish tops, or left over spinach/mixed leaves from salad bags that you don’t know what to do with.
Get the recipe Super Green Soup with Halloumi CroutonsHalloumi Croutons & Super Green Soup in 30 minutes! Inspired by a creamy potato & leek …

Melissa’s 10 Soups for the Season

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Soup season is upon us and it may just be my favourite time of the year. Hearty, comforting soups for any day of the week and thrown together in under 30 minutes; make double and freeze for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking. Soups are also such a brilliant way of reducing food waste in your home, making the most of sad looking veg or herbs that can be whizzed up in no time to something special for everyone at home.
Here are 10 soups I think you’ll all really love this season… Coconut & Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto This Spiced Coconut Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto is a great way to love your veggies and minimise food waste in your home. If you can’t get carrot tops then use whatever greens need some love instead, such as radish tops, or left over spinach/mixed leaves from salad bags that you don’t know what to do with.
Get the recipe Super Green Soup with Halloumi CroutonsHalloumi Croutons & Super Green Soup in 30 minutes! Inspired by a creamy potato & leek …

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…

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…