• The New Health Foods

    Purple vegetables, seaweed, grains, coconut flour and sugar are anticipated to be some of the most popular health foods to eat and enjoy this year. Luckily, these ingredients can make for a range of tantalising dishes that are visually pleasing and appetising to taste.

    Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, purple vegetables are the new green veg! Ultimately showcasing the nutritional benefit of darker coloured foods, purple vegetables help to combat disease, reduce inflammation and improve heart health. Introducing them into your diet is easy – keep an eye out for aubergines, purple cauliflower, corn, sweet potatoes and asparagus. On a side note, they will certainly brighten up your dinnertime Instagram photo! Plate up your veggies on a Halo Medium Deep Plate for the perfect contemporary backdrop.

    Japanese cuisine is on the rise and seaweed is amongst the top food trends in 2017. Enjoy it as a quick and easy snack in the form of seaweed crisps or as a main meal in seaweed pasta or as a flavoursome topping to your salad – our Imperial Blue 7 Piece Asian Set is ideal for serving your favourite international dishes.

    Continuing on from the growth of bowl food, filling your cupboards with grains and pulses including quinoa, lentils and couscous can enable you to create simple and nutritious meals that will give you more energy, and avoid the over-full carbohydrate feeling. Start with your grain or pulse of choice, layer with vegetables and protein and finish with a sauce. Serve in one of our eye-catching Nesting Bowls and eat with a fork or spoon.

    Gluten-free and high in protein, coconut flour is a great choice for guilt-free baking, and gives a subtle coconut taste. In addition, coconut sugar is a natural unrefined sugar, made from the sap of coconut tree flowers. Substituting cane sugar for coconut sugar in your banana bread or brownie mix is a guaranteed way to lower your unnatural sugar intake. Mix up your sweet treats using coconut flour and sugar in a Heritage Veranda Serving Bowl, and present to your guests on our Heritage Pavilion Large Rectangular Platter.

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    The New Health Foods
  • Indy Power’s Apple and Cinnamon Baked Oats

    Feel good chef Indy Power has created a series of delicious one-pot recipes ideal to cook in our Cast Iron and Oven to Tableware ranges.

    The second of Indy’s recipes is a dreamy brunch creation: Apple and Cinnamon Baked Oats with Raspberry Drizzle. Indy says, “This is the dreamiest breakfast or brunch and perfect for when you have friends over.”

    Serves: 6

    Preparation time: 10 minutes

    Cooking time: 30 minutes

    Ingredients:

    2 & 1/2 Cups of Gluten Free Oats (250g)

    2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon

    2 Large Apples

    2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup

    2 Cups of Unsweetened Nut Milk (500ml)

    2 Eggs

    Large Handful of Walnuts

    For the Raspberry Drizzle:

    150g of Raspberries

    3 Tablespoons of Water

    Instructions:

    • Preheat the oven to 180’C

    • In a large bowl, combine the cinnamon and oats. Grate the apple into the bowl and mix well

    • In another bowl or jug, combine the nut milk, eggs and maple syrup and whisk well. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well

    • Pour the mixture out into a large oven dish and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle the walnuts on top and bake at 180’C for about 30 minutes until lightly golden and set

    • During the last ten minutes of baking time, add the raspberries and water to a small saucepan on medium heat. Let it simmer gently for 5-10 minutes until thick and sweet

    • Serve the oats hot as is or with a dash more almond milk and a drizzle of the raspberry sauce.

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    Shop the Halo Large Rectangular Oven Dish that Indy used to cook her recipe here.

    Indy Power’s Apple and Cinnamon Baked Oats
  • One Pot Dish: Squash and Bean Stew

    Tear up the dinner party rulebook! In collaboration with food historian Dr Annie Gray, 2,000 of the great British public and influencers from the world of food we’ve found out that:

    “33% of 24-45 year olds are serving one pot dishes at dinner parties – hearty dishes made for sharing, often served with nothing but good bread on the side for friends to tear, dip and share.”

    So ditch those traditional dinner party rules and forgo the standard three courses with this delicious one-pot wonder by blogger and foodie, Aimee Twigger.

    This simple and heartwarming dish is easy to make and can all be done in one pot. Stress-free and less washing up means more time to spend with friends and family.

    Ingredients:

    For the one pot dish:

    1.5 lt of vegetable stock

    2 cans of tomatoes

    1 can of bertolli beans

    1 can of white cannellini beans

    1 can chickpeas

    3 tbsp tomato paste

    1 tbsp brown sugar

    1 butternut squash

    3 sweet potatoes

    2 tsp Baharat

    1/4 tsp mild chilli powder

    1 cinnamon stick

    Large pinch of saffron

    Hand full of flat leaf parsley

    Salt/ pepper

    Olive oil

    Method:

    • Preheat the oven for 180c 350f

    • Peel and chop squash and sweet potatoes and toss in olive oil. Spread onto a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes until tender

    • Finely chop and fry the onion until soft then add the garlic

    • Add all of the spices and tomato puree

    • Now add the stock, chickpeas, beans, lentils, pearl barley, tinned tomatoes and sugar

    • Place in a preheated oven for 45 minutes and serve with a spoonful of yogurt.

    One Pot Dish: Squash and Bean Stew