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cook by the seasons or the months or just cook really what you fancy?

I am looking for some warming January favourites if any mama’s care to share ? xx

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We are doing lots of seasonal soups at the moment - celeriac is a favourite, and so is spiced parsnip tongue laugh

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I adore cleric - do you add anything in particular to it ? x

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Fry onion, garlic in rapeseed oil. Add chopped celeriac. Simmer in Marigold bouillon until celeriac is tender, add grated nutmeg and black pepper. Whizz til smooth, adding a bit of soya milk to make it creamy. Yum! LOL

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yes I definitely cook seasonally.Am cooking a lot of root vegetable dishes at the moment and hearty bean dishes….tonight we are having black eyed bean fajitas with potato wedges. made a very delicious roasted root vegetable lasagne the other night.Love winter cooking…..x

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I’ve discovered Hugh F W sausage and bean stew which has been a huge hit with everyone, converted to vegi tho, very easy!
Lots of soups for us too, curries and jacket potatoes. I don’t go out of my way to cook especially seasonally, but I think it naturally happens. Certainly no one really fancing salad at the mo! X

AllyJ - 17 January 2015 10:53 PM

I’ve discovered Hugh F W sausage and bean stew which has been a huge hit with everyone, converted to vegi tho, very easy!
Lots of soups for us too, curries and jacket potatoes. I don’t go out of my way to cook especially seasonally, but I think it naturally happens. Certainly no one really fancing salad at the mo! X

That sounds really nice, is there a link to the recipe you can give me or jot down the basics here?

I’m eating jacket potatoes most days and making a lot of soup!

I saw a recipe yesterday in my Ocado magazine for a sweet potato and chick pea soup which sounded lush.

I love slow cooker meals too - as it’s so easy and less washing up. I find greens don’t taste good in a slow cooker, so use it for root veg based stuff and meaty things to buy cheaper cuts that will then tenderise throughout the cooking time. I also use mine for porrage on a timer so I can have it as a warming snack throughout the day - it doesn’t seem to stick in a slow cooker like it does in a saucepan on the hob.

Here’s a sausage and bean stew recipe by HFW: http://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/recipes/recipe_directory/s/spicy_sausage_and_bean_stew.html

I do try and start my day raw though until lunchtime if I can… I feel so much better even though I crave the carby comforting stodge. smile

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Here’s the recipe for sweet potato and chick pea soup: http://www.ocado.com/webshop/recipe/spicy-sweet-potato-and-chick-pea-soup/57742

And I’m a big red lentils gal - I love dahl all year round, but especially this time of year

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Red lentil guy here too, if I had to eat just one thing for the rest of my life it would probably be dahl (with yoghurt on top!), thanks for the recipe grin

For the sausage & bean stew Google river cottage spicy bean and sausage stew. It’s from the river cottage family cook book. I just adapted it to be vegi and have made it with Quorn sausages and also Quorn swedish balls x

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