If you’re anything like us, the cold weather and the short days leave you with a bad case of the winter blues. The upside? Eating hearty, comforting meals that warm you from the inside. Luckily, we have a range of wonderful recipes that we have developed with our clients that are just perfect for filling our kitchens with delicious smells and our plates with beautiful warm food to keep us happy and healthy all through the winter.
So light that candle, don your favourite jumper, and get to the stove because nothing lifts the spirits like a proper homecooked meal.
Fresh and Naked: Beetroot & sour cream pasta with a rocket salad
This warming dish looks decadent but is actually deliciously healthy. The beetroot sauce turns the pasta a pretty pink hue, while the rocket adds a splash of green and a fresh crispness. http://www.freshandnaked.co.uk
Isle of Wight Tomatoes: Meatball chilli
Take the classic chilli up a notch with beef meatballs for a comforting family meal packed with plenty of spices and fresh tomatoes. Cook a big batch up for delicious dinners all week. http://www.thetomatostall.co.uk
Chantenay Carrots: Braised beef with Chantenay and star anise
Slow cooking beef in aromatic Asian spices gives a melt-in-the-mouth main course. Perfect served with steamed rice and crisp stir-fried vegetables. http://www.chantenay.co.uk
Love Radish: Rare rump steak with radish, Asian greens, chilli and soy
This beautiful and nutritious dish is inspired by the flavours of Asian cooking. http://www.loveradish.co.uk
UK Shallots: French Shallot, Toulouse sausage and borlotti bean stew
This stew has all the flavour of a slow cooked casserole but takes under an hour to cook. The Toulouse sausages add great depth to the dish too. http://www.ukshallot.com
Celery: Winter stew of Fenland Celery, chorizo & cannellini beans
In this warming stew recipe, celery is combined with spicy chorizo and cannellini beans to make the perfect winter feast. http://www.fenlandcelery.com
SunGold Kiwifruit: Zespri chicken and kiwifruit tacos
Spice things up with this simple Mexican-inspired dish which is great for giving you a boost. This simple recipe has a high vitamin C content, which helps to reduce that winter fatigue and tiredness. http://www.zespri.eu
Arctic Caramel Bread and Butter Pudding
The perfect comfort food, this recipe uses lots of shortcuts to save on time but certainly doesn’t compromise of taste. http://www.arcticicedcoffee.co.uk
Happy cooking, and don’t forget to share with us on socials @pamlloydpr. Bon apetit!