Winter has slapped me in the face this week - brutally. The low temperatures, gale force winds and pouring rain just don't do anything for my mood. The only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning is the promise of a hot cup of coffee and food...
I am an emotional eater and have no shame in admitting that I eat more when I am happy, sad, anxious and COLD! A piping hot plate of tasty food does wonders for the soul. Don't get me wrong, an oversized hoodie or a big scarf can do wonders for keeping you toasty and if it were socially acceptable, I would happily wear my slippers to work. They're just so warm and fluffy! but they don't warm you up from the inside.
The dishes below should do just that! They are all crying out for chilly evenings or rainy days when you simply can't face the thought of taking off your slippers.
1. Ravioli pasta bake
2. Lamb and barley soup/stew
3. Wild mushroom risotto
4. Cape Malay chicken curry
5. Bolognaise macaroni cheese
6. Chicken mayo cheese melts
7. Ostrich meatballs in tomato sauce
- Tessa Purdon