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19 December 2017 | SchwartzIt's the gingerbread season and that means that you will find gingerbread cookies and gingerbread spiced lattes in every cafe. But what about gingerbread doughnuts? If you're obsessed with gingerbread flavour just like me and also love doughnuts, then you will LOVE this recipe!
19 December 2017 | SchwartzIf you’re looking for something warm, hearty and full of festive flavours to start your day, then you need to try this Winter Porridge. These creamy spiced oats paired with naturally sweet and syrupy mulled fruits makes for the most comforting breakfast. It’s vegan, can be made gluten-free (just use gluten-free oats) and full of nutritional goodness too.
14 December 2017 | SchwartzIf you’re looking for a starter that’s got real ‘wow’ factor this holiday season then these mulled wine poached pears with blue cheese and walnuts will tick all the right boxes.
14 December 2017 | SchwartzChristmas is one of my favourite times of the year to be in the Kitchen, one of the only times of year the cooking is something everyone gets involved in. I’m unsurprisingly always in charge of the vegetables, making sure we have a bunch of snazzy veggie dishes that will satisfy me and work as brilliant sides for all the meat eaters.
14 December 2017 | SchwartzAs part of the twelve tastes of Christmas, these cinnamon and mulled wine doughnuts bring on the delicious aromatic flavour of Cinnamon, and highlights its versatility – it is paired with mulled wine making the perfect seasonal treat.
13 December 2017 | SchwartzThe surge of excitement that sweeps through the office when someone brings in sweet treats is undeniable. As it’s December – which is officially the time of indulgence – why not wow your colleagues with some delicious Christmas baking? Whether you’re having a festive bake-off, a secret Santa party or just want to impress your co-workers, cakes and biscuits are definitely the way to go. If you’re stuck for Christmas baking ideas, take a look at some of the recipes below.
13 December 2017 | SchwartzYou’ve baked an army of gingerbread men, drunk yourself giddy on mugs of mulled wine and prepared plenty of mince pies – but you’ve still got tonnes of Christmas spices left to use up. Sound familiar? Seasonal spices are actually incredibly versatile, stealing the show in a wide array of cuisines from all over the world. Cooking with ginger is a staple of Asian dishes, while cinnamon recipes venture far further than the simple Christmas cookie. So give your taste buds a change from traditional holiday recipes and try something new this festive season.
13 December 2017 | Schwartz’Tis the season to be jolly, and while we of course advise moderation, what better way to get into the festive mode than with some Christmas spirits? You may not know it, but a shake of this and a sprinkle of that is the perfect way of elevating your yuletide tipples to something really special. And as it’s the time of year when the cupboard is filled with all your favourite Christmas spices, there couldn’t be a better time for a bit of experimenting. Create a simple twist on the classic gin and tonic with star anise, or an indulgently creamy cocktail warmed with cinnamon – there’s no end to the incredible number of flavours you can get from your signature drink.
13 December 2017 | SchwartzThe festive meal used to be the reserve of Christmas Day, but these days the long work lunch, early feasts with friends, and weekend tests of the pub’s new seasonal menu will have many of us indulging throughout the month. If you’re organising a holiday spread, make it one to remember by switching out traditional dishes with something slightly different. Wow everyone at the table by swapping turkey for chicken flavoured with zesty lemon and marjoram, boiled veg for spicy roasted roots, and heavy Christmas pudding for heavenly poached pears in mulled wine spices.
17 November 2017 | SchwartzBaby, it’s cold outside! Ward off the winter blues by hitting the sofa, grabbing a fluffy blanket and settling down for cosy movie night. While you decide on what film to watch, whip up some movie snacks which, let’s be honest, are just as important! These wonderfully shareable recipes are ideal for an evening in front of the season’s best films.
17 November 2017 | Schwartz‘Tis the season of runny noses and Kleenex! Fighting a cold isn’t fun – so keep illness at bay with a diet full of foods said to boost the immune system. As well as warming you up in the colder months, these wholesome recipes also pack plenty of spice – used through history to prevent the nasty sniffles. So get your favourite cosy jumper on, dig out your fluffy slippers and enjoy!
16 November 2017 | SchwartzWe all love a sweet treat every now and then – but refined sugar can often hide in the places you least expect. As well as being in fizzy drinks and biscuits, you can also find it in breakfast cereals, sauces and more. However, simple swaps can dramatically reduce your refined sugar intake for a healthier week. These recipes use simple tricks to satisfy your sweet tooth with more nutritious alternatives, such as fresh fruit or a hint of sweet spices. And the best bit? You won’t even be able to tell the difference.
16 November 2017 | SchwartzIt may not be a traditional English celebration, but we’re all for getting the festive season rolling with a Thanksgiving Day feast! The origin of Thanksgiving dates back to the 17th century, when the religious refugees from England – known as the Pilgrims – invited the local Native Americans for a feast following their first successful harvest. Bring the whole family together this November and cook up a nod to the huge American holiday with these delectable Thanksgiving recipes everyone will love.
24 October 2017 | SchwartzWarmly spiced seasonal pumpkin cake with a juicy orange buttercream frosting. This clever little recipe stacks two Bundt cakes for the perfect pumpkin shape. Decorate with a face and fill with a trick or treat of your choice!
24 October 2017 | SchwartzIf you’re more of a Stranger Things than Nightmare on Elm Street fan, these Halloween recipes are just the thing for a ghoulishly good time. So set the table ready for a freaky feast and get all of your favourite horror movies ready to roll - this scarily good menu will keep you going through a whole host of Halloween fun!
24 October 2017 | SchwartzWhile the shorter days and nippier breeze may have you despairing the end of summer days, the colder weather is the perfect time for brushing up on your recipes with the very best of the season’s produce. With golden leaves and sporadic rain comes earthy pumpkin, perfect oysters and a whole host of other tasty treats. This decadent autumnal feast is just perfect for enhancing the very best of the UK’s seasonal produce.
23 October 2017 | SchwartzSweet and spicy, hot and sticky, these fantastic recipes are just perfect for enjoying around the bonfire while watching the fireworks. From classic toffee apples and gooey chocolate fondue to a wicked devil’s punch, this year all eyes will be on the party table as much as the sky! Who wouldn’t remember the 5th of November when it comes with treats like these?
23 October 2017 | SchwartzAs the kids head back to school, the October half term got us thinking about how to manage multiple mealtimes. Preparing food for hungry mouths throughout the day can leave you with no time for the fun stuff – but batch cooking ahead of time can often lead to the same meals day after day. Here, we’ve put together our favourite easy dinner ideas that also double as delicious next-day lunches.
04 October 2017 | SchwartzIt’s that time of year. Many young people will be moving out of home and venturing into the kitchen for the first time – so we’ve put together the ultimate guide for creating tasty and wholesome dinners. Make the most of your remaining time at home and freshen up those cooking skills in time for Freshers’ Week!
04 October 2017 | SchwartzEvery year, thousands of people take part in events organised for One World Week, which aims to highlight global issues and the difference we can all make for our neighbours near and far. This year, the events will be taking place from 22-29 October, so why not take part with a fundraiser dinner party made up of the most popular foods from around the world? Here, we’ve found the top searched recipes from the top searched national cuisines – so get the oven on and invite the neighbours round for a One World Week celebration!
03 October 2017 | SchwartzIt’s never too early for a tailgate party! As Wembley prepares for the International Series and the first games kicks off in the US, we can’t wait to celebrate the start of the American football calendar. Get set for a weekend of tasty treats and touchdowns with dishes just perfect for the autumnal weather. The great thing about these classic American recipes is all of them can be enjoyed cold too – so you can keep the good vibes going all week!
03 October 2017 | SchwartzAh, crumbling before crumbles, a Baked Alaska disaster and stunning the nation with an expertly baked… sandwich? There’s only one answer to the source of this culinary chaos – The Great British Bake Off is back on our screens once more. To celebrate, we take a look at the favourite recipes of previous winners – not to mention the revered Prue and Paul! From the perfect flaky pastry to a hearty mac ‘n’ cheese, here are the dishes that would be winning the star prize at the ultimate white tent party!
11 August 2017 | SchwartzIt’s one of life’s greatest and simplest pleasures - a crunchy slice of thick cut toast with a brush of butter and a generous helping of rustic jam. And there’s no doubt about it, making your own jam from scratch not only brings about that special feeling of having created something for yourself, it’s also plenty more flavourful than the supermarket offerings. For the uninitiated, making your own preserves can seem like a daunting prospect – but this handy Schwartz guide will tell you everything you need to know about how to make jam, where and when to pick seasonal fruit, and how to store it afterwards.
11 August 2017 | SchwartzAh, the humble Yorkshire pudding. Crisp, fluffy, and the star of the show at any roast dinner – no-one can deny that the northern county did itself proud with this battered treat. But while this tasty delight may be Yorkshire’s culinary namesake, the area offers a whole range of diverse recipes. The upcoming Malton Harvest Food Festival will showcase the best of the county’s cuisine, in the heart of one of Britain’s most renowned foodie destinations. At this Yorkshire food festival you can expect hearty comfort food that pleases the soul being sold alongside the freshest of produce. Here, we’ve selected a few of the local favourites so you can replicate them for yourself!
09 August 2017 | SchwartzFirst, take a Mars bar and drop it in the fryer. We jest! For this month sees the start of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where jokers and players descend on the city’s magical streets for a month of non-stop performances of all kinds. To celebrate, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite traditional Scottish food recipes, using the very best of the nation’s famous ingredients. From classic buttery Scottish shortbread to fresh smoked salmon straight from the fishing line, it’s time to tip our hats and give a round of applause to the very best recipes from the land of the brave.
08 August 2017 | SchwartzNotting Hill Carnival will soon hit the streets of London, brightening the bank holiday weekend with colourful costumes, the sound of steel drums and delicious Caribbean food. Over the last 50 years, the huge street party has become an iconic part of British culture - along with the region’s dishes. Known for big, punchy flavours, Caribbean cooking is a melting pot of different cuisines, including Portugese, French and African. So blast some soca music, reach for your spices, and bring the colour and flavour of Notting Hill Carnival right to your dinner table!
26 July 2017 | SchwartzWe all know this island is the home of coronation chicken and the classic sweet scone – but why not try one of these lesser-known, new and alternative British dishes? Throughout history, the influence of other cultures has brought about the creation of unique recipes inspired by all kinds of different cuisines. Here, we take a look at some of the nation’s best dishes – both old favourites and brand new recipes that are sure to become true classics.
26 July 2017 | SchwartzForget soggy and tasteless airline meals – be the envy of everyone on board your flight with these delicious and portable treats for the whole family. These plane food recipes are super simple, full of veggies and easily packed into hand luggage. Of course, they’re also bursting with flavour – so you’ll have to be extra vigilant of fridge raiders before you leave!
26 July 2017 | SchwartzYou don’t have to go abroad to enjoy the very best of world cuisine – try out these summer destination-inspired recipes and see for yourself! Authentically flavoured with Schwartz herbs and spices, you can easily recreate your favourite holiday dishes at home. So whether you’re a fan of European beach getaways or even further flung destinations, bring a little taste of sunshine to your dinner table with these fantastic summer recipes.
25 July 2017 | SchwartzTasked with providing the midday snack for the sports day? Make it a pleasure, not a chore with these quick and wholesome recipes just made for sharing. Forget the last minute dash to the supermarket for the usual crisps and dips. Whether you're cheering from the sidelines or setting your own personal best, why not try your hand at these easy sports day recipe ideas?
05 July 2017 | SchwartzSummer is the time of year for juicy blackberries, rich beetroot and vibrant tomatoes, so we’ve put together these recipes using the season’s fruits and vegetables for extra tasty dishes. Eating seasonally is cheaper and better for the planet, and to top it off you get better flavour and texture in return. For a natural summer meal rich with the taste of sunshine, take a look at some of our favourite summer produce recipes.
05 July 2017 | SchwartzA summer of tennis just screams strawberries and cream! If the Wimbledon season sees you glued to the Centre Court action and tucking into nation’s favourite fruity dessert, you’re going to love these new sweet and savoury twists on the traditional treat. Whether you’re hosting a Wimbledon party or just can’t get enough of the summery flavour combination, why not try one of these tasty dishes inspired by the two classic ingredients?
04 July 2017 | SchwartzSpend some quality time with the family in the kitchen this summer holiday by creating these fantastic recipes that everyone can join in with. These meals are all fun and easy, quick and cheesy, dip-your-finger-in-the-frosting pleasing – and to top it off, they’re perfect for adapting to everyone’s tastes! So get everyone in an apron this holiday and get ready for a day of fun, food and, most importantly, family.
04 July 2017 | SchwartzIt’s true what they say – you really do find gold at the end of a rainbow. With the London Pride parade taking place at the beginning of July, gather your friends and celebrate the world’s diversity with these fantastically colourful dishes. Packed with vibrant flavours, these fun and fancy rainbow recipes will steal the show at any celebration, or simply add a little colour to any midweek meal.
13 June 2017 | SchwartzGet your week off to a healthy start with Meat Free Monday. Explore a delicious world of new dishes packed with wholesome veg, innovative alternatives and, of course, full-on flavour. Here, we show you how vegetables can grow from humble roots to unbelievable meals, so even the most ardent meat eater will be asking for seconds.
13 June 2017 | SchwartzCatch the sun this long weekend with these inspired make-ahead picnic recipes. There’s something for everyone in these fresh and tasty takes on the classics, from warm potato salad to kedgeree Scotch eggs. Forget standard picnic items from the supermarket; these easily portable treats bring a whole new level of deliciousness to any outdoor gathering.
12 June 2017 | SchwartzWhether you’re a fan of Murray or Mourinho, the summer’s hottest games are the perfect excuse for stoking up the barbeque! So call the neighbours – it’s time to cheer on the stars in style. Forget burnt sausages in soggy white sandwich bread (though we know, we know, we all love a classic!), these BBQ recipes bring a fresh new take on the classic fare.
12 June 2017 | SchwartzThe summer flower shows have got us thinking of wonderful spreads packed with colour and delicate aromas just fit for royalty. Afternoon tea has long been a staple of the Royal Household, ever since Anna Russell, one of Queen Victoria’s Ladies of the Bedchamber, too hungry to wait for dinner, asked for some bread, butter and small sweet treats to enjoy with her friends.
12 May 2017 | SchwartzEggs are a household staple for millions of us. While they're superb simply poached, scrambled or fried on toast, you can easily give an old classic a new lease of life by just adding a few extra ingredients. Whether you simply add some new seasonings to your omelette, bulk it up with potatoes or attempt a flavour sensation Mediterranean-style, the simple egg is one of the most versatile ingredients around.
12 May 2017 | SchwartzGather the family for an Italian family classic. Creamy carbonara is a dish just made for sharing after long weekends at play. Master a good carbonara sauce and you can pep up just about any savoury dish, from roasted veg to dreamy jacket potatoes.
12 May 2017 | SchwartzIt's time for the unsung hero of fresh spring dishes to take centre stage in these wonderfully tangy watercress recipes. In Victorian times, Covent Garden street vendors found a roaring trade selling bunches of watercress for people to eat like ice cream cones, though It's fair to say this isn't the most popular way to enjoy the leaves today. Still, watercress should still definitely feature in your springtime cooking. Try your hand at beautifully smooth soup, fragrant fish sauce and fresh salads.
12 May 2017 | SchwartzAll your favourite recipes - now gluten free! From rich beef gravy to creamy cheese sauce, our brand new range of gluten free products will help you create moreish meals the whole family can enjoy. Bursting with herbs and spices, these recipe mixes will help you to create gluten free dishes packed with flavour in just minutes.
24 March 2017 | SchwartzWith the sorely-missed spring sun returning to light up the evenings, it's the perfect time of year to whip up some lighter treats in the kitchen. Wave goodbye to the winter stews with a fresh new batch of low-fat recipes championing the season's delectable produce. Whether you're looking for beef, chicken, shellfish or a light dessert, we've got a recipe for you.
24 March 2017 | SchwartzGive your desserts some pep with this exciting flavour combination – gooey, rich chocolate with the light and zingy punch of chilli. These chilli chocolate recipes feature rich and fun-sized truffles, creamy and decadent cheesecake and lighter spiced hot chocolate, so whatever your dessert style you'll find a taste sensation for you.
23 March 2017 | SchwartzIf ever there was a flavour pairing made in heaven it was chicken and chorizo. The just-right spiciness of Spanish chorizo adds a vibrant kick to chicken dishes, helping to bring out the subtle smoky flavour of a perfectly cooked chicken.
23 March 2017 | SchwartzWhether it's basted, braised, boiled or baked, there's nothing better than a perfectly herbed piece of lamb. If you've never cooked with herbs before, or just want a brand new flavour combo to try, simply choose your favourite from the list below and cook up a feast with one of our fantastic recipes. From classic mint to beautiful blends, here's what herbs go with lamb.
22 February 2017 | SchwartzWho'd have thought that something so simple could taste so good? Spinach and ricotta make a true dream team, packed full of flavour and capable of turning any dish into the perfect meat-free main. Perfectly creamy yet wonderfully light, ricotta is one of the most versatile cheeses available, while spinach adds a wholesome earthy flavour into the mix. Just the right balance between wholesome and hearty, these spinach and ricotta recipes will bring a touch of class to your dinner table, effortlessly.
21 February 2017 | SchwartzBattle through the last few weeks of winter with a little taste of sunshine. These beautiful coconut milk recipes will transport you to warm, colourful beaches and the homes of lively, delicate cuisines. Whether you like light and zingy Thai-style food or the rich depths of a flavourful chicken korma, the smooth, silky texture of sweet coconut milk is the perfect counterweight to vivacious spices. Is your mouth watering yet? Here are some of our favourite coconut milk recipes.
20 February 2017 | SchwartzEnjoy warming up for the last month of winter with a delicious bowl of chicken and leek goodness. From steaming pies to pasta bakes, these hearty recipes will have you falling in love with cold weather all over again. Think wonderfully creamy sauces cooked up inside a crispy, flaky pastry for a beautiful pot pie, or how about a slow-roasted casserole fit for a weekend in the country?
31 January 2017 | SchwartzNothing says comfort like a beautifully cooked ham, but you might be surprised to learn it's easy to up the ante without much effort. We'll show you how to cook gammon steaks that really steal the show. Think sweet and sticky glazes, fruity flourishes and traditional trimmings with an all-new twist. Gammon steak is one of the most versatile types of meat available, making it perfect for trying out brand new tastes and cuisines. Here's our guide to cooking up perfect gammon steak recipes, complete with indulgent sauces and decadent sides.
31 January 2017 | SchwartzFor many a food lover, no fridge is complete without a backup stash of minced meat. Still, why not try something new with an alternative take on this staple ingredient? Shake up the weekday ritual with these fantastic alternatives to the usual spag bol. With a hint of this and a shake of that, you can turn your regular mealtime into a fantastic feast.
31 January 2017 | Schwartz2017 brings the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, the zodiac animal known for seeking out the spotlight. Well, now it's time for you to steal the show for yourself with these stir fry recipes. Whether you're celebrating the Chinese New Year or simply love Asian cuisine, these healthy stir fry recipes create a flavour sensation.
31 January 2017 | SchwartzAll the flavour but none of the gluten with NEW recipe mixes from Schwartz Herbs and Spices expert launches its first ever gluten free range