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

Jasmine’s 5 Valentine’s Day Bakes You’ll Love

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 tangy fruit paired with fresh ginger, and your loved ones will too.

Choc-Carob Love Cake

If you haven’t tried carob yet, this is your chance. Not only is it delicious in its own right, but it’s also a wonderful alternative to chocolate, which can be quite high in caffeine. This is a grown-up cake that’s complex thanks to the molasses and sesame oil, and just sweet enough.

Rose and Cardamom Gram Flour Bites (Ladoos)

Ladoos are a traditional Indian snack that’s perfect for packing up in a nice box and gifting. These no-bake rose and cardamom ones, made with toasted gram flour (chickpea), are super fragrant and absolutely delicious — think melt-in-the-mouth shortbread with a twist.



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