It’s time to welcome back our Guest Blogger, Maddy Bellcroft. This week Maddy has been feeling the Nelson chill. So, she’s sharing some of her winter warmer recipes.
Flying into Nelson recently I was reminded how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place. The cold, clear, crisp sunny days make frosty mornings bearable. This time of year, I find myself turning to some of my favourite winter warmer recipes to help keep the chill at bay.
Maddy’s favourite Winter Warmer Recipes:
Molasses Hot Chocolate
Place a generous teaspoon of molasses and another of cocoa powder into a mug. Warm a cupful of the milk of your choice, until hot, then pour it into your mug. Taste, and sweeten with coconut sugar if desired.
Heat & Eat Soups and Stews
Check out the chilled aisle at Fresh Choice Nelson for when you can’t summon the energy to cook a winter warmer recipe from scratch. There is a huge selection of delicious quick dinner options. Combine any of these options with Kapiti Artisan Bakehouse handmade bread for a filling meal.
Mug of Miso
Make a mug full of miso soup and add fresh steamed veggies, a sprinkle of finely cut nori, toasted sesame seeds. For extra kick throw in a spoonful of spicy Sum Yum Kimchi from Living Goodness.
Sausages with Kumara Wasabi Mash
Bake your favourite sausages and serve with mash made from golden kumara. Mix through the mash, a dollop of mustard, olive oil, salt, pepper and a small teaspoon of wasabi.
Nicely Spiced Nachos
Spice up your nachos with La Morena Refried Bayo Beans with Chipotle and adobo Peppers. These beans have a nice heat and are great served with a winter slaw. If you want to amp up the spice, top with Ceres Organics Sriracha Chilli Sauce and jalapenos.
Spike your porridge with warming spices, I like using finely sliced stem ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and a tiny sprinkle of clove.
Don’t forget to head to Fresh Choice Nelson for all the ingredients to create your winter warming recipes.