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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 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

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

Our Hemsley + Hemsley Café at Selfridges Says Goodbye

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After 4.5 wonderful years, it’s time to say goodbye to our Hemsley + Hemsley Café at Selfridges. After a turbulent and trying 2020 around the globe, our beloved café will be shutting shop for good on Saturday 31st October. Unfortunately, the continued Covid-19 restrictions have made it no longer possible for a little cafe like ours, along with so many brothers and sisters of ours in the hospitality industry to keep its doors open. We had an amazing run of it (and who knows where we might pop up again!) and want to thank Selfridges and all our friends there for our time together. We are grateful and honoured to have achieved what we have and will miss the cafe, our staff, our customers old and new (bye-bye regulars, you are loved!) and of course the food…THE FOOD!!!! Don’t worry, for those who need one last hit (or indeed to taste for the first time!) you have a few weeks left to get your hands on the delicious dishes from our final ever menu .  When we opened the café at Selfrid

Our Hemsley + Hemsley Café at Selfridges Says Goodbye

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After 4.5 wonderful years, it’s time to say goodbye to our Hemsley + Hemsley Café at Selfridges. After a turbulent and trying 2020 around the globe, our beloved café will be shutting shop for good on Saturday 31st October. Unfortunately, the continued Covid-19 restrictions have made it no longer possible for a little cafe like ours, along with so many brothers and sisters of ours in the hospitality industry to keep its doors open. We had an amazing run of it (and who knows where we might pop up again!) and want to thank Selfridges and all our friends there for our time together. We are grateful and honoured to have achieved what we have and will miss the cafe, our staff, our customers old and new (bye-bye regulars, you are loved!) and of course the food…THE FOOD!!!! Don’t worry, for those who need one last hit (or indeed to taste for the first time!) you have a few weeks left to get your hands on the delicious dishes from our final ever menu .  When we opened the café at Selfrid