Stay warm and comfortable with these easy, satisfying winter comfort food ideas. Between lockdown, loadshedding and colder weather, cooking at home has become par for the course. Few foods have the ability to make us feel better than comfort food during the winter months. These dishes are not only full of flavour; they are also easy to make, keeping you warm without taking up too much time and effort.
Without further ado, here are our favourite comfort food ideas to try this winter.
Soup is one of the simplest dishes to make. This dish can be made for any mood and preference. Whether you prefer hearty vegetable soups, creamy butternut or tomato soups, healthy soups, tasty soups that don’t do your waist must good or any type of soup that warms you from the inside out, there’s a soup out there for you. Read our tips on finding the best spices for soups to get some ideas on how to create a spicy, delicious soup.
From mild to hot, curries are a winter essential. They are also easy to make, with plenty of variety to suit your tastebuds. Depending on the ingredients you choose - vegetables, meat, fish, legumes or chicken - you can choose from a wide choice of soups. Add additional ingredients such as coconut milk, garlic, herbs, and other spices to enhance natural flavours and you’ll soon have the perfect curry. Serve with fresh bread and you’re good to go.
Noodles are super easy and fast. Cook a larger batch on the stovetop or make single portions in minutes in the microwave. Stick to instant flavour sachets or make your own flavours using a selection of your favourite spices. You can also use noodles as a base to make noodle soup, noodle bowls, and various other dishes. Add vegetables and meat to make a heartier dish that can be enjoyed on the couch as you settle in for a Netflix binge in front of the fire or heater.
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