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Melissa’s Batch Cooking Recipes and Tips for Busy People

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    When time isn’t on your side, it can feel quite overwhelming to keep yourself nourished and cared for so here are some tips & recipes you can batch cook or prep when short on time or in need of some love. Batch cooking is such a saving grace for busy times and befriending your freezer is a game changing tip for new mums, busy parents, times when you’re sick or recuperating or you’re caring for others; you can really give the gift of care through nourishing and simple food. Here are 6 tips for prepping your food to help you in a busy period: Boil eggs, lots of them!   These are always a great base for a salad or throw them into a noodle soup or just pack for an on the go breakfast or snack. Roast some veg.  Whatever veg you have lying around, chop it all up and roast with some garlic and oil. It’s great on it’s own or mixed into quinoa or with leftover chicken. Cook some quinoa, lentils or noodles.  Quinoa keeps really well and is great mixed in

Jasmine’s 18 Christmas Recipes for a Festive Table

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Christmas is such a magical time for your kitchen. It’s a time to tap into your family’s traditions, while also leaving plenty of room to get creative! I love exploring fresh takes on old classics this time of year, and so far my guests and I have enjoyed them all — with some real keepers that are now on the demand list!!! Here I’ve rounded up my favourites from over the years — I hope you’ll feel inspired for your festive spread. SAVOURY Roasted Sweet Potato Wreath With Festive Filling Nothing says Christmas party like a wreath! This one is made with sweet potato slices and filled with a pilaf/salad/stuffing idea of black rice and Puy lentils tossed together with some aromatics and chestnuts and cranberries. An absolute showstopper of a centrepiece. Caramelised Beetroot, Red Onion & Pecan Tart With a Quinoa Almond Crust Drumroll, please! Introducing a vegan main dish that’s as beautiful as it is delicious — a vision in pinks and purples, sweet, salty, hearty and gluten-free

Jasmine’s 18 Christmas Recipes for a Festive Table

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Christmas is such a magical time for your kitchen. It’s a time to tap into your family’s traditions, while also leaving plenty of room to get creative! I love exploring fresh takes on old classics this time of year, and so far my guests and I have enjoyed them all — with some real keepers that are now on the demand list!!! Here I’ve rounded up my favourites from over the years — I hope you’ll feel inspired for your festive spread. SAVOURY Roasted Sweet Potato Wreath With Festive Filling Nothing says Christmas party like a wreath! This one is made with sweet potato slices and filled with a pilaf/salad/stuffing idea of black rice and Puy lentils tossed together with some aromatics and chestnuts and cranberries. An absolute showstopper of a centrepiece. Caramelised Beetroot, Red Onion & Pecan Tart With a Quinoa Almond Crust Drumroll, please! Introducing a vegan main dish that’s as beautiful as it is delicious — a vision in pinks and purples, sweet, salty, hearty and gluten-free

Melissa’s Fuss-Free Canapés

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Hello, Melissa here! Canapés can be a really fun way to get creative in the kitchen and keep guests busy too. They don’t need to be stressful or dreaded when it comes to entertaining. Prepping in advance and using ingredients you’ve probably already got at home can wow guests and let you enjoy your party too. So here are a few of my favourite recipes both sweet and savoury for fuss-free festive feasting… Plus read here for my Tips on Stress-Free Entertaining! Buckwheat Blinis with Beetroot Tahini As always, the season inspires what I want to eat, so beetroot plays a starring role in these miniature pancakes which you can prep in advance and leave to chill in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. Get the recipe. Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds If you’re looking for new ways to add some veggies in at home, try these sweet potato rounds. Slice up a sweet potato, pop them in the oven and they make the most delicious base for whatever topping takes your fancy. Get the recip

Melissa’s Fuss-Free Canapés

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Hello, Melissa here! Canapés can be a really fun way to get creative in the kitchen and keep guests busy too. They don’t need to be stressful or dreaded when it comes to entertaining. Prepping in advance and using ingredients you’ve probably already got at home can wow guests and let you enjoy your party too. So here are a few of my favourite recipes both sweet and savoury for fuss-free festive feasting… Plus read here for my Tips on Stress-Free Entertaining! Buckwheat Blinis with Beetroot Tahini As always, the season inspires what I want to eat, so beetroot plays a starring role in these miniature pancakes which you can prep in advance and leave to chill in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. Get the recipe. Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds If you’re looking for new ways to add some veggies in at home, try these sweet potato rounds. Slice up a sweet potato, pop them in the oven and they make the most delicious base for whatever topping takes your fancy. Get the recip