It’s safe to say, winter is all about three things.
Desperately trying to keep warm. Desperately trying to keep warm. And yes, you guessed it, desperately trying to keep warm.
And while settling down in front of the fire with a massive duvet wrapped around you works pretty well, the absolute best way to keep the winter blues at bay this season…
Well, with some hearty, mouth-watering, and wonderfully warming comfort food obviously!
And to save you rummaging for cosy winter recipes for hours on end, we’ve done all the hard work for you and picked our favourite dishes you NEED to be making this January!
Moroccan Spiced Soup
Cooking time: 45 mins
Now, we simply couldn’t write about warming winter recipes without including a good old soup, especially when it has a comforting North African twist like this one!
Best enjoyed with a lightly toasted ciabatta on the side, this take on carrot and sweet potato soup includes coriander and chilli flakes before being thickened with chickpeas for a hearty dose of Moroccan vibes – perfect for when you need an adventure but it’s too cold to leave the house.
So, if you want to curl up with a bowl after a long day? Check out the recipe here.
Spiced Aubergine & Coconut Curry
Cooking time: 35 mins
As healthy as it is tasty, this complete gem of a recipe has it all.
Seeds, spices, coconut, and a fair few chillies combine to create a riot of flavour in this comforting curry, topped off with some melt-in-the-mouth aubergine. There’s no doubt about it, this is a spicy antidote to the winter months, and you can make it for yourself right here.
Sticky Pomegranate Persian Halloumi
Cooking time: 30 mins
Known for its delicious umami flavour and the way it’s a vegetarian staple at every summer BBQ, halloumi is SO versatile it’s even the star of loads of winter recipes too.
Take this exotic fusion of Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavours, with halloumi coated in ras el hanout, a Persian spice mix, and then paired with caramelised onions, bulgur wheat and pomegranate, for a dish that’s got all the kick you need this winter.
Ready to inject a bit of sunshine into your winter diet? Check out the full recipe here.
Beef & Vegetable Casserole
Cooking time: 3 hours
Let’s be honest, does it really get more homely than a slow-cooked beef and vegetable casserole?
We. Think. Not.
It’s a classic comfort dish for a reason, with perfectly tender beef, thick gravy, and a guarantee that you’ll be saying ‘Ahhh’ after every single mouthful. And if you’ve got a lazy Sunday coming up to make this in the slow cooker? Here’s the full recipe.
Now, while all these recipes sound lip-smackingly delicious, what if you want something warming this winter without the mess at home?
Well, we’ve got you covered with our wonderful food menu! Packed with bold flavours, so much Latin American pizzazz, and cosy dishes like our smoky Albondigas, you’ll feel like you’re strolling along a tropical beach in no time at all.
And to make sure you get some sunshine this winter, we’re giving you 2-4-1 freshly made tapas from Sunday to Wednesday… ALL January long!