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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

Melissa’s 10 Veggie, Comforting & Budget-friendly Recipes

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Hey everyone, Melissa here! Cooking from our cupboards is an easy way to save money, waste less & make something delicious quickly. Here are 10 easy, comforting & speedy recipes for everyone. They’re family and flat mate friendly so feel free to double any recipes to feed all, or if you’re cooking for 1, they’re easily adaptable to scale back or to freeze in portions for a rainy day (your future self will definitely thank you for it). If you don’t have the exact ingredients, don’t worry, use any veg you have or feel free to mix things up. And if you’re looking for more tips on how to cook from your store-cupboards and make your money go further read here. Monday Minestrone Minestrone is such childhood comfort for me. Here’s my recipe inspired by the OG Italian minestrone but it’s always a bit different each time, depending on what I have that needs using and it always has cheese on top. I like making it on a ‘zapped out day’ as it’s easy to get a good dose of ve

Melissa’s 10 Veggie, Comforting & Budget-friendly Recipes

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Hey everyone, Melissa here! Cooking from our cupboards is an easy way to save money, waste less & make something delicious quickly. Here are 10 easy, comforting & speedy recipes for everyone. They’re family and flat mate friendly so feel free to double any recipes to feed all, or if you’re cooking for 1, they’re easily adaptable to scale back or to freeze in portions for a rainy day (your future self will definitely thank you for it). If you don’t have the exact ingredients, don’t worry, use any veg you have or feel free to mix things up. And if you’re looking for more tips on how to cook from your store-cupboards and make your money go further read here. Monday Minestrone Minestrone is such childhood comfort for me. Here’s my recipe inspired by the OG Italian minestrone but it’s always a bit different each time, depending on what I have that needs using and it always has cheese on top. I like making it on a ‘zapped out day’ as it’s easy to get a good dose of ve

Jasmine’s Favourite Recipes for Veganuary 2021

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It’s Veganuary! Whether you’re a year-round vegan or just looking to cut down on animal products, January is the perfect time to explore all the delicious veggie recipes out there. To help you get started, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite vegan dishes from the website — I come back to these again and again for nourishing and flavourful meals fit for any occasion! Note: Some of these recipes call for ghee — a very important Ayurvedic ingredient — but you can easily substitute your favourite oil or, when it comes to serving, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. SAVOURY Creole-Inspired Black Eyed Beans and Collards The ‘Ooh Yeah’ Noodle Stir-Fry Salad Ginger Broccoli Baby Corn Kitchari Lettuce, Coconut and Mint Dal Chickpea Flour Pizza Pudas SWEET Banana Bread Caraway Cake Caramelised Crunchy Choc Block Buckwheat Cookies Chocolate Raspberry Muffin Volcanoes Blackberry Apple Ginger Buckwheat Cake Sweet Potato and Orange Porridge from East by West For more vega

Jasmine’s Favourite Recipes for Veganuary 2021

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It’s Veganuary! Whether you’re a year-round vegan or just looking to cut down on animal products, January is the perfect time to explore all the delicious veggie recipes out there. To help you get started, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite vegan dishes from the website — I come back to these again and again for nourishing and flavourful meals fit for any occasion! Note: Some of these recipes call for ghee — a very important Ayurvedic ingredient — but you can easily substitute your favourite oil or, when it comes to serving, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. SAVOURY Creole-Inspired Black Eyed Beans and Collards The ‘Ooh Yeah’ Noodle Stir-Fry Salad Ginger Broccoli Baby Corn Kitchari Lettuce, Coconut and Mint Dal Chickpea Flour Pizza Pudas SWEET Banana Bread Caraway Cake Caramelised Crunchy Choc Block Buckwheat Cookies Chocolate Raspberry Muffin Volcanoes Blackberry Apple Ginger Buckwheat Cake Sweet Potato and Orange Porridge from East by West For more vega