Lahanodolmades, Greek cabbage rolls

Give this classic Greek recipe a try! Dill and mint bring a heavenly fragrance and herbaceous flavour to these juicy, lemony bundles. Lahanodolmades, as the Greeks call these cabbage rolls, are served in Greek mezze platters as a compliment to drinks. This vegan Greek mezze easily becomes a complete meal when you add a simple side salad or some sautéed greens.

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Pumpkin-Chestnut Soup

Making soup from scratch is a remarkable feat of alchemy. The pumpkin-chestnut soup is not only nutritious and nourishing; it provides a brothy goodness, along with a dense texture of fresh winter vegetables. My soup is a rich orange colour and has a full-bodied pumpkin and chestnut flavour; it can be served as the first or the main course. Make this soup for a wonderfully gastronomic experience! Pumpkin-chestnut soup is the perfect dish for your Christmas table.

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Gluten-free Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

On a chilly day this thick and delicious soup made with fresh winter vegetables will warm you up. This is a gut-healing and decadent creamy soup that the whole family will enjoy. It is so easy to make this quick sweet potato and carrot soup, and yet this soup is hearty enough to make a full dinner. Sweet potato and carrot soup can be served warm or at room temperature. This bright-coloured soup makes for a great appetizer. Sweet potato and carrot soup is gut-friendly and gluten-free.

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Kinteata nettle soup

Kinteata nettle soup is a dense and delicious broth of nettles and spearmint, spiced with red chili flakes called bukovo or ground black pepper and thickened with cornflour. Pontic Greeks love the retro dark green nettle soup and enjoy it as a starter/appetizer especially during the winter season. This historic recipe from the Kingdom of Pontus or Pontic Empire (later called ‘Greek region of Pontus’) is part history and part gastronomic experience.

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Crème de Marrons (Chestnut Cream)

Crème de marrons is a glamorous dessert and a perfect festive, vegan and gluten-free centerpiece for Christmas/New Year’s Eve breakfast party! Chestnut cream is a versatile indulgence: a rich and nutty spread, a delicious cake/biscuit/crêpe filling, an incredible sweet addition to smoothies.

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Festive chestnut and mushroom stew

Indulge yourself with this festive chestnut and mushroom stew, while you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and the festive season with family and friends; this is the perfect vegan and gluten-free main dish that will make your Christmas merry and bright! Chestnut and mushroom stew is the quintessence of winter flavors: savory chestnuts, sweet baby onions, rich-fleshed winter tomatoes and earthy mushrooms combined with an oriental aroma of spices.

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Pear Jam with Star Anise

Pear jam with star anise captures the sweet freshness of autumnal pears and apples, the tangy sweetness of oranges, the soft and exotic scent of star anise, the spicy aroma of fresh ginger, highlighting the best autumnal and winter flavours. Wake up to a festive Thanksgiving and Christmas breakfast with this great recipe! Pear jam with star anise will surely please even the most discerning gourmet palate. My recipe showcases the eternal appeal of Mediterranean flavours.

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Chocolate Whiskey Cake

Chocolate lovers, here’s something to dream about! Chocolate whiskey cake will make everyone’s holiday extra sweet. This festive cake is infused with plenty of whiskey and has the richest drizzle of dark chocolate and whiskey ganache; it is perfect to serve guests at a holiday dinner party or to give away as a gift.

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Celeriac and leeks with wheat groats

This is a light dish made with warming winter vegetables, celeriacs and leeks. Celeriac and leeks with wheat groats is delicious and nutritious and spicy. Succumb to this yummy dish! A fresh squeeze of lemon adds a bitter twist and a bright freshness to the naturally sweet veggies.

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Apple and Semolina Pudding

This recipe goes beyond simple semolina pudding by adding apples for an irresistibly appetising flavour. Kids and adults will savour every spoonful of this apple-scented pudding dream. A winter-weather favourite that is a decadent and easy treat anytime of the year, homemade apple and semolina puddings are a match made in heaven in individually portioned desserts. Retro food at its best, who doesn’t love pudding?

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