Winter Warmers

Hearty, comforting dishes for gloomy days.

Pea and Spinach Soup Topped with Chestnut Croutons

Pea and Spinach Soup Topped with Chestnut Croutons
  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A wonderfully vibrant, fresh pea and spinach soup, topped with crispy chestnut croutons. Perfect for a light lunch, or a snazzy starter.

Cumin and Ginger Spiced Lamb Cutlets with Aromatic Mixed Grains

Cumin and Ginger Spiced Lamb Cutlets with Aromatic Mixed Grains
  • Serves 2

  • 45 minutes

  • 4 pans

  • Proficient

Warming, spiced lamb cutlets, served on a bed of deliciously aromatic mixed grains. A main course to impress!

Quinoa Cottage Pie

Quinoa Cottage Pie
  • Serves 6

  • 60 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A hearty filling dish for those dark cosy evenings in.

Roast Turkey with Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing

Roast Turkey with Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing
  • Serves 8

  • 4 hours

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

The dried cranberries add a special touch to my traditional chestnut stuffing and the gravy made with Marsala adds incredible richness and flavour. This recipe by Alex Mackay gives you lots of gravy; turkey tends to soak it up so always make enough for a second or third round.

Shepherd’s Pie with Beluga Lentil Mash

Shepherd’s Pie with Beluga Lentil Mash
  • Serves 4

  • 50 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for gluten-free

A hearty Shepherd’s pie with a little twist and no need for an oven!

Sausage, Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing

Sausage, Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing
  • Serves 8

  • 45 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free

The dried cranberries add a special touch to this chestnut stuffing.

Lentil and Spicy Sausage Casserole with Thyme and Garlic Bread

Lentil and Spicy Sausage Casserole with Thyme and Garlic Bread
  • Serves 6

  • 60 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free

You’ll find lots of delicious and rich flavours in this casserole, making it a real winner in the Winter months

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Pancetta

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Pancetta
  • Serves 4

  • 20 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free

A quick and delicious dish to get all the family eating Brussels Sprouts.

Ginger, Garlic and Soy Broth with Porcini Mushrooms and Beluga Lentils

Ginger, Garlic and Soy Broth with Porcini Mushrooms and Beluga Lentils
  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Refreshing and filling at the same time, this Japanese broth packs a punch of a flavour.

Spiced Pear and Chestnut Crumble

Spiced Pear and Chestnut Crumble
  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

This is a crumble inspired by mulled cider at Christmas to eat any time that it’s chilly.

Dairy-Free Quinoa Porridge with Goji Berries and Blackberries

Dairy-Free Quinoa Porridge with Goji Berries and Blackberries
  • Serves 4

  • 15 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free

“This quick and easy breakfast is perfect for when you’re busy but need to get a nutritious breakfast in, couldn’t […]

Slow-roasted pork belly with Quinoa and Super Seed Stuffing

Slow-roasted pork belly with Quinoa and Super Seed Stuffing
  • Serves 4

  • 4 hours

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for gluten-free

The perfect stuffing to accompany pork with the added crunch from our Super Seed Mix

Chestnut, Mushroom and Sage Roast

Chestnut, Mushroom and Sage Roast
  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

The perfect veggie main for your Christmas lunch, full of flavour with an incredible “meaty” texture made with the addition of chestnuts

Tomatoey French Lentil Chestnut Roast

Tomatoey French Lentil Chestnut Roast
  • Serves 4

  • 40 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Try this as a fantastic alternative to your Sunday roast or inspiration for meat free Monday

Mexican Lentil Stew

Mexican Lentil Stew
  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

A perfect meat-free Monday option, a hearty Mexican stew with a hint of spice.

Mexican Grains and Chicken Burrito Bowl

Mexican Grains and Chicken Burrito Bowl
  • Serves 2

  • 10 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free

Need a healthier twist on the South American classic favourite? Our spicy Mexican style pulses & grains add another level of flavour to this burrito bowl

Beluga Lentil Curry with Kale and Coriander

Beluga Lentil Curry with Kale and Coriander
  • Serves 4

  • 45 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

Aromatic, wholesome, veggie and totally delicious. This lentil curry really is a winter warmer winner.

Mexican-style Chicken on a bed of grains

Mexican-style Chicken on a bed of grains
  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free and vegans

Incredibly simple, colourful and a real crowd-pleaser. With the Mexican grains ready seasoned and prepared for you, all you’ve got to do is cook the topping!

Vegetable Tagine with Glorious Grains

Vegetable Tagine with Glorious Grains
  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This doesn’t need to be cooked in a tagine but it packs as much punch in terms of flavour and is a lot quicker to cook.

Mashed Sweet Potato with Chestnut Purée

Mashed Sweet Potato with Chestnut Purée
  • Serves 4

  • 10 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Sweet potato and chestnut puree – a winning luxuriously vegan take on mash that tastes great and caters for everyone!

Wheatberry Kedgeree with Hot Smoked Salmon and Coconut Oil

Wheatberry Kedgeree with Hot Smoked Salmon and Coconut Oil
  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free

Look no further for your post gym protein fix than this quirky, more nutritious version of the classic which uses wheatberrries and hot smoked salmon.

Asian-Inspired Freekeh Broth

Asian-Inspired Freekeh Broth
  • Serves 4

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Heat your bowls and serve this steaming wildly to discover the warming flavours of the Far East

Chestnut Purée, Onion, Cheese and Bacon Tart

Chestnut Purée, Onion, Cheese and Bacon Tart
  • Serves 4

  • 45 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

This tart is ideal for any meal, can be served hot, warm or at room temperature, on its own or with a crisp green salad.

Quick Chestnut Soup

Quick Chestnut Soup
  • Serves 2

  • 10 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This can be an elegant soup, a rustic one or a mixture of the two.

Duck with Chorizo, Potato and Chestnuts

Duck with Chorizo, Potato and Chestnuts
  • Serves 4

  • 1 hour

  • 4 pans

  • Expert

This is a delicious, rich, hearty recipe for sharing around the dinner table in the depths of winter

Chickpea and Sweet Potato Curry

Chickpea and Sweet Potato Curry
  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is a delicious & nutritious vegetarian curry that goes a long way to getting your 5 a day

Chickpea Dhal with Aromatic Indian Rice and Lentils

Chickpea Dhal with Aromatic Indian Rice and Lentils
  • Serves 2

  • 15 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is the perfect Meat free Monday dish with lots of flavour

Braised Lamb and Leek Casserole with Wholegrain Rice and Seaweed

Braised Lamb and Leek Casserole with Wholegrain Rice and Seaweed
  • Serves 2

  • 2 hours

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for gluten-free

A delicious lamb casserole with lots of deep flavours, served with our Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Wholegrain Rice and Seaweed

Slow-Braised Beef Chilli with Avocado and Jalapeño Salsa

Slow-Braised Beef Chilli with Avocado and Jalapeño Salsa
  • Serves 2

  • 2.5 hours

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

A chili with deep flavour and added texture from Merchant Gourmet’s Simply Cooked British Quinoa & Wholegrain Rice served on the side