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Melissa’s Soup Toppings you’ll love

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  As a self-confessed soup lover, I am always looking for ways to add extra flavour, crunch and excitement to my soup. So here are 5 ways you can spruce up yours: 1. Halloumi Croutons:   not technically “croutons” as there’s no bread involved but these are delicious cubes of crispy fried halloumi. Simply chop, fry in a little butter or oil & cook to your desired crispiness.  Get the recipe. 2. Make a fridge raid herby drizzle:  Whizz up any herbs or left over salad leaves you’ve got that need some love with some olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice & a little salt in a blender & drizzle on.  Try this recipe. 3. Roast some veggies:  Depending on what soup you’re making, you might like to roast a little of what you’re using for ultimate texture & flavour on top. I love roasting kale or any discarded cauliflower leaves for extra crunch.  Try this. 4. A drizzle of olive oil/yoghurt/kefir:  I love adding extra swirls to my soups and particularly

Jasmine’s 11 Recipes for the Perfect Picnic

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As lockdown restrictions ease, one of the safest ways to have a social life that doesn’t include a screen and a wifi connection is to get outside! Keep the groups small, of course, and abide by  distancing measures when meeting up with friends and family for a picnic in the park. Here I’ve put together some of my favourite recipes that are easily packable into your tiffins and Tupperwares for the perfect summer celebration — check out my shop page for eco food storage. Spinach and Feta Hand Pies ( East by West page 211) Inspired by Greek flavours, these chickpea pastry wonders will steal the show at your picnic. They make a great vegetarian main. BBQ Basted Veggies With Almond Aioli Nothing says summer like grilled wares, so I present: BBQ basted veggies with a tangy, garlicky vegan aioli. *chef’s kiss* Sautéed Buckwheat Sprout Pilau With Harissa and Za’atar A Middle Eastern-inspired dish sauté dish that works well as a salad for your picnic. Pickled Red Cabbage With Hazelnu

Jasmine’s 11 Recipes for the Perfect Picnic

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As lockdown restrictions ease, one of the safest ways to have a social life that doesn’t include a screen and a wifi connection is to get outside! Keep the groups small, of course, and abide by  distancing measures when meeting up with friends and family for a picnic in the park. Here I’ve put together some of my favourite recipes that are easily packable into your tiffins and Tupperwares for the perfect summer celebration — check out my shop page for eco food storage. Spinach and Feta Hand Pies ( East by West page 211) Inspired by Greek flavours, these chickpea pastry wonders will steal the show at your picnic. They make a great vegetarian main. BBQ Basted Veggies With Almond Aioli Nothing says summer like grilled wares, so I present: BBQ basted veggies with a tangy, garlicky vegan aioli. *chef’s kiss* Sautéed Buckwheat Sprout Pilau With Harissa and Za’atar A Middle Eastern-inspired dish sauté dish that works well as a salad for your picnic. Pickled Red Cabbage With Hazelnu

Black Lives Matter

In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.’ – Angela Y. Davis We all need to do the urgent work to be better allies, and be actively and vocally anti-racist, with our voices and platforms, but also in our day-to-day actions. There are funds we can support, petitions we can sign and books we can read. Here is a small selection. We will continue to add any other helpful resources, information or accounts to follow as we come across them.  SIGN: ⁣ Justice for George Floyd⁣ – https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Justice for Belly Mujinga – http://chng.it/tLwV84Txsw DONATE IF YOU CAN⁣: Colours of Change⁣ – https://www.winningjustice.org/directory⁣ ⁣ Official George Floyd Memorial Fund⁣ – www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd⁣ ⁣ Minnesota Freedom Fund⁣ – https://minnesotafreedomfund.org⁣ ⁣ Justice for Ahmaud⁣ – https://www.runwithmaud.com⁣ READ: Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins⁣ Eloquent Rage: A

Black Lives Matter

In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.’ – Angela Y. Davis We all need to do the urgent work to be better allies, and be actively and vocally anti-racist, with our voices and platforms, but also in our day-to-day actions. There are funds we can support, petitions we can sign and books we can read. Here is a small selection. We will continue to add any other helpful resources, information or accounts to follow as we come across them.  SIGN: ⁣ Justice for George Floyd⁣ – https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Justice for Belly Mujinga – http://chng.it/tLwV84Txsw DONATE IF YOU CAN⁣: Colours of Change⁣ – https://www.winningjustice.org/directory⁣ ⁣ Official George Floyd Memorial Fund⁣ – www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd⁣ ⁣ Minnesota Freedom Fund⁣ – https://minnesotafreedomfund.org⁣ ⁣ Justice for Ahmaud⁣ – https://www.runwithmaud.com⁣ READ: Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins⁣ Eloquent Rage: A