One of the best things about winter is enjoying hearty meals like soups, stews and casseroles. As you brace for the chilly weather ahead, here are a few delicious recipes to add to your seasonal repertoire.
1. Roasted tomato soup
A hot bowl of soup falls very definitely into the comfort food category, particularly when enjoyed on a cold winter day. Next time you’re planning on whipping up a pot, try this popular tomato soup recipe by US chef Tyler Florence – it’s quick and easy to make, and roasting the tomatoes adds a lovely depth of flavour.
2. Beef & vegetable casserole
This hearty beef and vegetable casserole is the perfect meal for a rainy day. It does require slow cooking, so it’s probably best to set aside a morning or afternoon to tackle it – but the end result will be worth the wait.
3. Vegetarian Pasta e Fagioli with white beans and basil
The Spruce Eats recommends that this vegetarian Italian bean and pasta dish be served with a green salad, homemade garlic bread and a glass of red wine – sounds like the perfect winter warmer meal! While the recipe calls for great northern beans – which don’t seem to be widely available in South Africa – cannellini beans are sure to work just as well. And best of all? This dish only takes 20 minutes to prepare.
4. Chicken with lemon garlic cream sauce
Got a pack of chicken pieces in the fridge? Then try this easy-to-make dish – the classic flavour combinations are sure to brighten the greyest winter day. Plus, you can make the whole dish in one pan, which means you won’t have to spend hours cleaning up.
5. Chocolate malva pudding
This decadent pud is made with fresh cream, butter, cocoa and raspberry jam – it’s the perfect sweet ending to lunch or dinner.
Get everything you need at Melrose Arch
Feeling inspired to get into the kitchen? If you’re a One on Whiteley resident or a visitor to the Melrose Arch precinct, pop into Woolworths Melrose Arch to grab all the ingredients you need. Or, if you feel like enjoying a delicious meal without having to prep and cook, why not order takeout from one of the many restaurants in the precinct? For the full list of restaurants and trading hours, visit melrosearch.co.za.