Lemongrass Ginger Mockito

This year’s ‘Dry January’ could be one of the easier ones to follow as everything is shut and we can’t meet anyone. On the other hand, it is very tempting to have a glass or three in the evening to unwind, as we again have to juggle with being stuck inside, kids being homeschooled, housework, cooking…the list is endless. 

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus & Pitta Crisps

Veganuary being the hype of the moment, a tasty hummus hits the spot perfectly. Hummus is probably THE food staple of vegans and vegetarians, being rich in plant-based proteins, vitamins, minerals and being readily available. 

The beauty of hummus is that there are an endless variety of beans you can use (chickpeas, cannellini beans, lentils…), flavours you can add (pesto, beetroot, caramelised onions…) and even the toppings you can choose (lamb, nuts, cheese, grilled vegetables…)! I’ve created a simple ‘Roasted Red Pepper Hummus’, as red peppers are high in vitamin C and because they add a bit of sunshine to our plate which is very much needed at this time of the year.

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Passion Fruit Chilli Margarita

Contrary to what you might imagine, Passion Fruit doesn’t allude to the heat of the act of love – even if the chilli in this cocktail may help in this regard – rather, it refers to a deeper act of devotion. When catholic missionaries first came across this strange fruit in 16th century Brazil, they felt that its flowers resembled the five wounds inflicted during the Crucifixion central to the Passion of the Christ – hence the name.

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