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Cold weather food

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by JU3fromLeics, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

    It definitely feels like Winter now.Time to think about warming Winter food !
    Jacket potatoes are often a simple to put together option and a firm favourite.
    Leeks and squashes also often get used this time of year.

    Any creative ideas for Winter warming food or old favourites?

  2. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

    Leek, onion and potato soup

    Ingredients: leeks, onions, potatoes, garlic

    There are always lots of ways to make soup! This is how I would generally go about this one. You may have your own variations !

    Chop the leeks, onions and potatoes. Finely chopped garlic can be used as an optional extra.
    Lightly fry onion and garlic (optional) or go to next stage.
    Carefully heat up a sensible amount of water in a saucepan with vegetable stock added until lightly bubbling.
    Add leeks and onions followed shortly after by chopped potato. Add appropriate seasoning (salt, pepper, etc)

    Cook at a gentle level until ready.
  3. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    My venison stew( off the Waitrose site) was really fab for a winter evening. The meat wasn't too dear (not from W but from local deer park :) ) but it took 500ml of red wine so it does get pricey but hey -
  4. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Stew and dumplings..........................drool!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Butternut squash soup, add grated cheese to the bowl when serving.
    Casseroles, slo-cooker meals, delish!
  6. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Treacle sponge and custard
  7. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

    Sounds ideal !
  8. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

    Lentil soup is also a favourite. It's easy to add extra ingredients and flavours to as well.
  9. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

  10. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Some lovely recipes there JU3-Eves Pudding and Jam Roly Poly are two of my favourites.
  11. MelanieSLB

    MelanieSLB New commenter

    French onion soup with bread and plenty of grated cheese on top. Yummy!
    Butternut squash soup
    Thai seafood soup
    Cassoulet (that is a nice winter treat), beef bourguignon, any casserole dish really (I hate stews though).
  12. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Cottage pie. Oxtail stew.
  13. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Apple crumble.
  14. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

  15. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Cassoulet is pretty much my favourite winter dish but oddly, I find myself inspired to make it in the summer, usually. I don't make an authentic one (whatever that is - I suspect it's as much debated as bouillabaisse) but it's always good. As well as a winter dish, it's one to have at lunchtime when you have nothing pressing to do for the rest of the day other than a light snooze!
  16. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  17. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Lentil, Leek and Carrot soup:

    In a crock pot or slow cooker add the following:

    2 cups of washed and chopped leeks ( if you don't know how to clean leeks, watch a YouTube video
    5 peeled and chopped carrots
    1 1/2 cups of chopped celery
    5 cloves of garlic finely chopped
    1/2 tsp chilli flakes
    1/2 tsp sea salt ( try pink salt it is great)
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    3/2 cup of passata
    2 cups of vegetable stock ( from a cube is fine)
    5 cups of water
    1 cup of dried red lentils

    Cook on high for 4 hours or until everything is tender. Then blend vegetables and lentils in an electric blender; add back to the liquid.

    Season to taste and serve with pita pockets.
  18. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

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