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With temperatures having dropped quite significantly in the last couple of days, we can now officially say Winter is finally upon us! And how best to keep warm than with amazing hearty meals that won't have you labouring in front of the stove for hours and hours on end?! This week and in the coming weeks, we will be doing a series of posts on hearty meals that are quick to prepare. We are a produce store so everything we make has fresh vegetables and fruit as our main ingredients. Sidebar: we are not vegetarians of fruitarians (if that’s even a thing). We just love veggies and fruit because they are delicious and packed with all the good stuff - natural sugar, vitamins and minerals, fibre, the stuff that puts a spring in our step.

Let’s talk about food that is quick and easy to make whilst still full of flavour, allowing you to spend those cold cold nights tucked away with your favourite things to do whether in front of the TV, catching up on your favourite series, under the covers with a great book, whatever you're into. 

Sunday afternoons are dedicated to meal preparation for the week ahead, yes, #mealprep. It’s an hour of intense chopping and seasoning. We love seasoning.

My veg mix consists of butternut, carrots, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, baby marrow, brinjal, celery, mushrooms, bell peppers, spring onion and garlic. I just toss olive oil, dried parsley, basil, salt & pepper and make packs that will last the whole week.

This is the quickest and easiest way to eat your RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance). My packs go in the freezer, and I will take them out in the morning for that evening’s meal. With these, I can oven bake to eat on their own, as part of a salad, or even make soup. What’s even more convenient is that I can freeze these in the same pack with my marinated meat, which adds more flavour.

What are some of your absolute favourite Winter dishes? Do share in the comments section...

Couscous & roasted veg salad