One of the best things about the colder days and longer, darker nights is being able to cook up some tasty comfort food and hearty warming dishes. Just think of all those slow cooked casseroles, succulent pies and generous servings of wholesome soup, and any hint of the winter blues are soon banished.
You might not be a fan of offal, but chances are you’ll gladly tuck into a good old steak and kidney pie. And how about a slight twist on the traditional pub classic, with a delicious version using rose veal steak and served with a piccalilli sauce?
If sweet pies are more your thing, take inspiration from our American cousins with a delicious pecan pumpkin pie – perfect served up with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Slow cooking is the order of the day and what could be nicer than coming home from the icy outdoors to the welcoming aromas of a meaty stew? Spicy Moroccan flavours give extra warmth to this scrummy chicken and fig tagine served with fruity cous cous.
Homemade soup is the easiest super food around and makes for a perfect autumnal lunch served with hunks of crusty bread and a selection of your favourite cheeses. One of our all-time favourites here at Brabantialife is this traditional Scottish soup cullen skink, a smoked haddock chowder!
There are plenty of delicious winter warmers suitable for vegetarians too. This vegetable and butter bean crumble is an easy one to rustle up, and take a look at this spicy vegan vegetable curry, a great way to use up store cupboard ingredients and guaranteed to appeal to meat lovers and vegetarians alike!
What are your favourite winter warmers? What comfort foods do you crave when the colder nights draw in?