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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Smoked Salmon Pâté

Dishes you can prepare in advance are literally life savers during the holiday season or if hosting a dinner party – unfortunately rather the exception at the moment. The beauty of this ‘Smoked Salmon Paté’ is that it works on any occasion: serve it as a canapé on blinis or crackers, a starter or for lunch accompanied by a green salad and some crusty bread. And…it only takes about 5-10 min so what’s not to love?

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Clementine Jalapeño Margarita

A Mexican cocktail classic goes chilli Christmas! 

Clementines are a Christmas staple, it would be hard to imagine the Holiday Season without this citrusy delight. Besides being in season during the Northern hemisphere’s winter and giving us some extra vitamin C that we need so much more in the cold weather, it also cuts nicely through all the fatty food that we eat at Christmas. 

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