Rustic Mushroom Pâté

“A great pâté is always decadent and delicious.” Dean & Deluca.

Pâtés are the ultimate versatile food that can add a dash of excitement to any meal. Served with some freshly baked bread and a salad, it will provide a comforting lunch at short notice – this pâté tastes great the next day! It is a perfect match for a picnic and can be served as a canapé with some bubbly. Pâté is the reliable allrounder that will cheer up your inner child. 

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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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Parsnip Thyme Crisps

‘Parsnip Crisps’ are a brilliant festive alternative to the humble potato. Taste wise, parsnips have their unique earthy sweet character – in the past, parsnips were actually used as a sweetener before cane sugar became widely available. That said, they are still highly adaptable as they take on a myriad of flavours: think curried crisps or even flavouring parsnip fries with a powerful ‘Chimichurri‘.

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