Winter Warmers

Hearty and comforting dishes for gloomy days.

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Puy Lentil Bolognaise

Puy Lentil Bolognaise
  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

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

This totally vegan meat free bolognaise is the perfect healthy take on a classic winter warmer

Vegetarian Lentil and Chestnut Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Vegetarian Lentil and Chestnut Meatballs with Tomato Sauce
  • Serves 4

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free and vegetarians

A tasty vegetarian take on meatballs and comfort food bliss!

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.

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

Mushroom and Chestnut Wellington with Porcini Sauce

Mushroom and Chestnut Wellington with Porcini Sauce
  • Serves 4

  • 1 hour

  • 3 pans

  • Expert

Suitable for vegetarians

A delicious, vegetarian , weekend showstopper!

Wild mushroom and Beluga lentil stew with creamy Polenta

Wild mushroom and Beluga lentil stew with creamy Polenta
  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

Creamy results with very minimal effort. Vegetarian lentil stew with fresh thyme and mushrooms, served on a bed of polenta for a cosy night in.

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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

Champagne Lentil, Chicken & Mushroom Hot Pot

Champagne Lentil, Chicken & Mushroom Hot Pot
  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

This wonderful winter warmer is the perfect dish to pop the cork on our NEW Simply Cooked Champagne Lentils.