Warm Winter Recipe Ideas

Now the festive period is upon us, but the winter is most likely still going to be testing us well into the New Year. Sometimes on a cold and miserable day the only thing that gets us through is thinking about a great meal we have planned out for later on. A tasty home-cooked meal is the ultimate way to reward yourself and keep your family happy during the cold winter months.

That’s why it’s the perfect time to be thinking about some warming winter recipes right now, so you can start getting some practice in and develop your skills. If you perfect a few of these comforting dishes you might notice you’re suddenly gaining popularity and have people turning up on your doorstep for dinner!

1) Classic chicken pie

You can’t go wrong with this traditional classic. A chicken pie can be stretched out further by packing it full of seasonal vegetables, or you could even replace the meat entirely for a vegetarian version just as easily. You don’t even need to make your own pastry so this tasty, family-sized dish can be made in almost no time. Experiment with your gravy and seasoning to make your pie unique.Continue Reading

Cooking with seasonal ingredients

Nowadays, it is impossible for many people to talk about inspired food preparation without mentioning about cooking with seasonal ingredients; what about you? It is not a hard task for you to choose the right seasonal ingredient for a healthy recipe, but you require a little planning and know-how. Here are four simple guidelines that can help you to demystify great seasonal cooking.

Start by investigating your local market

Choosing ingredients that farmers grow in your region will eliminate the guesswork of what is in the season. You do not have to traverse seasonality when you focus on locally grown food. Shop at farmer’s markets, green markets, or direct from farmers.Continue Reading