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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 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