We’re definitely in that hibernation stage of winter where we hit the snooze button one too many times and live in our slippers! Why not take refuge in a warm kitchen and prepare a comforting home-cooked meal, which you can enjoy with a glass of red, good company and perhaps a roaring fire if you’re one of those lucky people blessed with a working fireplace.
Here are five of our favourite recipes for you to cook up during these chilly months.
Ooooh! I almost forgot to remind you that we’re collaborating with the inspirational Ladles of Love this winter, which sees our ‘Buy one. Give one’ campaign donating one hot meal to a homeless person or a hungry learner for every Pesto Princess soup sold.
Next Level Lasanga
This is without a doubt, the best lasagna in the world. Yes, we know that is quite a claim but we simply have to sing from the Palace rooftops about it – it’s that good. It’s rich, velvety and has a serious comfort food factor.
Royal Root Vegetable Gratin
This vegetable gratin is easy to adapt to suit whatever you have at home or available at your local market. Any selection of root veggies will work, so try whatever is in season or good value like carrots, turnips, celeriac, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, beetroot or parsnips. It’s a winter warmer of note!
Tamatie Bredie is a South African classic perfectly suited to big, chaotic family lunches, with laughing children, muddy boots, an after-lunch walk around the block and memories made and shared. Made using our very own Pesto Princess Fresh Tomato Soup for ease and depth of flavour. Please do give it a try and let us know if you love it as much as we do!
Roasted Veg Salad
This warm, wintry salad is crying out to be the main event at your next Sunday lunch or shared mid-week with friends alongside a glass of red! Hearty, wholesome and budget friendly, we hope you love it. Get the recipe here.
Harissa Meatballs and Cauli Mash
We have paired this comforting cauli mash with saucy, spicy Harissa meatballs. This is comfort food deluxe – the type of meal that warms you up from the inside out and could well mend broken hearts! Get the recipe here.
Recipe and food styling by Michelle Parkin.