This week, we’re handing over the 10 at 10 reins to … me.
Running Foodies100 along with other websites and my own blog means I don’t have much time to cook, but that changes (a little) in winter, when I want to cook up something warming and comforting for those evenings that are so very dark and cold in the North of England. This week, I’ll be sharing ten of my favourite recent posts from Foodies100 blogs that offer hearty, warming meals for the winter months.
During the winter, soup is probably the thing I eat most for lunch, ideally with some crusty bread. I loved this recipe for Jerusalem Artichoke and Spinach soup from Frugal Feeding, using local artichokes. It looks rich and comforting and, well, just about perfect. I can’t wait to give this recipe a whirl.
Another great vegetarian soup this month comes from My Food Odyssey – this pumpkin and peanut butter soup is a combination I’ve never seen before, but I suspect it would be a big hit in our household.
My favourite soup recipe this week, though, comes from The Veggie Indian, whose hot and sour mushroom soup looks divine – and it’s vegan, to boot.
There’s not a lot you can do to improve on a great soup, but one of our favourite ways to supplement a soup-based meal is with bread and cheese. Or you could take it up a notch and try out this baked camembert recipe from The Pie Patch, which is creamy and indulgent and it’s probably the most perfect seasonal supper.
Turning my attention to dinner, is there anything better than a hearty chilli to warm your bones? I don’t think so, and I love this recipe from Gourmet Mum for authentic chilli con carne, with chocolate, coffee and oregano!
Another inviting option this week comes from Blue Kitchen Bakes, with this rich beef and barley stew, in a post that combines cooking, wine and poetry. What could be better?
During the winter months, our slow cooker really earns its keep, but it can be tricky thinking of new recipes – I really like the look of these slow cooker spiced meatballs from the Hedge Combers, made into a warming winter stew.
We also love cooking Indian and Asian cuisine during the winter – and I love this Duck with Black Bean Sauce recipe from Franglaise Cooking – the duck breasts look perfect!
Last up this week is a recipe that – to be frank – I’m not even brave enough to think about trying but I wanted to share just because it’s so very impressive – check out this Leftover Povitika (also known as ‘crazy cupboard loaf’) from Rock Salt. Kudos to you, sir, for rolling out dough so thinly that it covers your entire dining table AND sharing it on your blog. The end result looks simply amazing.