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Winter Warmers – What to Cook in the Cooler Months

15th Oct 2013

Winter, although a fun season, boasts darker nights and chilly weather. In the place of soups and salads we want something warm and hearty in our bellies.

So instead of dining alfresco on a summer’s dish, take to snuggling round the fire with a wholesome meal.

Healthy and wholesome

Baked potatoes are a great option for the entire family. In fact, potatoes have been a dietary staple for many years now. Not only is the potato an easy crop to prepare, it is also extremely versatile. Although most enjoy a spud or two, not everybody likes the same fillings.

If you have a few hungry mouths to feed, why not get everyone involved? Ready baked jackets such as those from McCain are extremely easy to prepare and are a great option for individuals with a hectic lifestyle. Simply pop them in the microwave and voila, you’ll be presented with a hearty meal in no time!

Whilst the spuds are warming up, you can begin to create the fillings. From coleslaw and melted butter to cheese and beans, there is a number of toppings to choose from.

Treat for all

As well as jacket potatoes another wholesome treat comes in the shape of potato wedges. Whether you choose to team them with a simple accompaniment of salt and pepper or alternatively, a side of chilli sauce, this dish is one that is loved by all.

With just a splash of oil and a sprinkling of herbs, the humble potato is quickly transformed into a tasty, easy-to-make dish. Potato wedges make the perfect side to anything from grilled chicken to your favourite homemade burger.

Sunday sid

Sunday is often the day we choose to get together with the family, dine on a hearty meal and sit in front of the television, watching our favourite Sunday shows. Roast potatoes are a great option to pair with roast chicken, beef, spicy pork tenderloin or turkey.

To modernise this recipe, add a different seasoning. Parmesan is a great accompaniment to roast potatoes and boasts an interesting flavour which teams perfectly with a variety of meats. For another twist on the classic roast potato, try sautéing with mushrooms and herbs.

Team with grilled salmon in a garlic and lemon sauce. This dish is a lighter option to that of the traditional Sunday roast and one that is preferred by those wishing to stick to a healthy eating plan.

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