The Winter is here to stay for a few weeks more. Temperatures have dipped considerably and it calls for warm food all round. Take comfort in hot soups, heart one pot meals that exude warmth in spice, flavour and textures. There's no better way that to get in the mood for winter than with hearty food that beats the dipping temperatures. This weekend meal will inspire you to fire up your stove and get the soup pot out from exile! Whisk up your favourite soups from this selection. Serve it with a baked dish or two of your choice, lay out some Garlic Bread and bring out your repertoire of warm desserts. You're going to need it!
This weeks #SaturdayNightDinner features two large selections of Soups and Bakes, respectively. Wholesome, hearty and fulfilling, you will see how they make a complete meal and you will not feel the need for much else. Should you still wish to end the meal on a sweet note, pick from any one of the warm desserts we've chosen for you, to keep with the winter theme to warm you up.
1 - Soups
If you like veggie-rich, creamy flavourful soups the Roasted Cauliflower Soup With Celery and Carrot Creamy Vegetable Soup and the Pea and Spring Onion Soup are totally up your alley. For Asian inspired flavours, clear broths with a punch of flavour you can try the Vegetarian Tofu Matzo Ball Soup or Chinese Noodle Soup Recipe with Vegetables. For something moreish and rustic, try the Israeli Couscous Minestrone Soup or the Cream of Pumpkin Soup which will surely hit the right spot.
2 - Bakes
Each of the soups above is a hearty and filling soup which will satisfy your hunger as much as hit the warm spots. Serve any of these bakes as a side/accompaniment to the soups, or as a course by itself. Whichever you choose, you'll be glad they're warm, filled with veggies and packed with nutrients. Try the Caramelized Onion Tart with Ricotta Cheese as a light crunchy accompaniment. The Vegetarian Pot Pie, Grilled Vegetarian Moussaka or Mexican Inspired Vegetarian Oven Roasted Stuffed Peppers are more wholesome one dish meals that will perfectly round off the warm beginnings that the soups give. Try the Roasted Potatoes & Zucchini Bake or the Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings for something cheesy and warm.
3 - Desserts
For dessert have a wholesome Banana Chocolate and Poppy Seed Cake or Apple Crumble Pie - both delicious when served with some warm Vanilla Custard or whipped cream. If you're in the mood for something indulgent, try the Devils Food Cake.