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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 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