Healthy & Easy Winter Snack & Meal Ideas

 

In partnership with Woolworths

In winter when you’re hungry it’s easy to grab something quick and easy to eat, such as noodles, pies or takeaway. Although, while we all enjoy these treats from time to time, they aren’t a substantial option. Our weekdays are so filled with running kids around after school that I like to have easy yet healthy winter snack and meal options available to stop myself and the kids heading straight for the bad food. I’ve listed below a few ideas for healthier snacks and dinners that are quick, easy and most importantly affordable!


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WINTER LUNCH IDEAS

Buying lunch while you’re at work can be tempting, especially when you’re short of time. But think of the money you would save by bringing your work to lunch every day! This doesn’t have to be expensive, here are some ideas to keep it cheap:

  • Frittatas are a great way to use up any vegetables you have sitting in your fridge and make for a healthy lunch snack for home or to take to work. The eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein.
  • Leftover dinner makes a perfect lunch. It prevents wastage and saves you having to spend time packing a lunch or buying something the next day, making it a budget-friendly option!
  • Take some pre-made soup to work to easily heat up in the microwave and keep your fingers warm.

WINTER DINNER IDEAS

There’s nothing better than a hot dinner on a cold winter night. I especially love using my slow cooker during winter because it makes dinners so easy, and it doesn’t really feel like cooking! Coming home to the house smelling like our delicious dinner is a great feeling. Here are some easy and convenient dinner ideas:

  • Diced/Gravy Beef is an economical cut that is well suited to slow, moist cooking methods.
  • Slow cooker recipe bases make creating a slow cooker meal that little bit easier with all the spices ready for the flavour punch conveniently together in the pack.  I like to add in an additional cup of vegetables to help stretch the meal a little further and fill it with extra nutrients.
  • Eating salmon helps to increase your cardiovascular health, and is full of all the good stuff like Omega-3 and protein. If the thought of cooking a salmon fillet scares you, these Vietnamese Style Salmon fillets from the created with Jamie range makes is super easy – serve with some steamed vegetables and you have a quick healthy winter dinner!

WINTER VEGETABLE IDEAS

It can’t get any simpler than these ideas to glitz up your winter vegetables:

  • Sprinkle corn cobs with herbs, wrap in foil and cook in the moderate oven for 20-25 minutes. Brush with a small amount of olive oil and serve.
  • Sweet potatoes fries are a super healthy snack and can be addictive. To bake your own crisp sweet potato fries, slice up a fresh sweet potato, sprinkle some olive oil and sea salt over them and bake in a hot oven.
  • Delicious eggs baked in an avocado are high in fibre, low in carbs and are very filling!  Halve an avocado and remove the seed. Place one half in a ring of aluminium foil, so it stays upright. Brush with olive oil. Crack an egg into the center of the avocado. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining half. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until or until eggs have reached the desired ‘doneness’.

WINTER FRUIT IDEAS

While berries and other fruits may be out of season, winter fruits are in and they are just as delicious! Whether they’re for breakfast, lunch or dessert, here are some yummy ways to use your fruit this winter:

  • Steam a fresh bunch of rhubarb and stir through yoghurt.  Rhubarb helps to support healthy bone growth, boosting brain health and has many other benefits.
  • A simple bowl of tinned peaches over warm custard on those cold winter night makes a great dessert.
  • Winter is when mandarines are back in season.  Imperial Mandarines are the most popular mandarin variety; they are easy to peel, have few seeds (if any), and have an excellent sweet flavour. They are also filled with fibre and give a powerful boost of vitamin C, which is ideal through winter.

WINTER SNACK IDEAS

These warm snacks are easy to transport, making them perfect for work, school or home! Just pop them in a thermal container to keep warm until you’re ready for a snack.

  • Baked beans contain lots of protein, fibre and are a serve of veggies making them a great source of energy and a boost you may need to get through the rest of the day. Heat and serve on toast or with pita bread wedges.
  • Indulge in a Jarrah Hot Chocolate with only 190kJ per serve and 99% fat-free, this guilt-free hot chocolate will help satisfy a chocolate craving!
  • Enjoy a healthy dumpling feast with this easy snack idea.  Steam over boiling water for 8 minutes and serve with soy sauce.


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Tell me in the comments below, if you could only eat one meal throughout winter, what would it be?


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424 comments

Sandra Kearns June 20, 2018 - 6:42 AM

I love my oats in winter, they are low GI and so filling. I cook them either soaked overnight and then cook them up and top with yoghurt and fruit or I make a banana mug muffin by mixing a third cup of oats, one mashed banana, some cinnamon and mix one egg through, then pop in a coffee mug and microwave for 2 minutes, it rises up and then turn out onto a plate and top with yoghurt and fruit either fresh or stewed. Very quick and easy and so tasty too.

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Emma June 20, 2018 - 6:42 PM

I would say a good vegetable soup with fresh bread smothered in butter?

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Erika July 3, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Spaghetti bolanaise, it reminds of my childhood and feels homemade and lots of Veges can be hidden ?

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Tayhla June 20, 2018 - 7:33 PM

It would have to be my nans chicken and leek pie. She has been making this for me for as long as I can remember and now she is sick she still makes it for me once a week and we have dinner together

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Nicola Backhouse July 2, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Lamp chops and mashed potato ?

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Vikki July 2, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Chocolate!!!! I know it’s not a meal but I could resist! Xxxx

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Katrina Roderick July 2, 2018 - 7:37 PM

I can’t decide between pumpkin soup or slow cooked lamb shanks. Too hard…….

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Simone Mahoney July 2, 2018 - 7:45 PM

My pop’s rabbit stew – it sat on the stove maturing all week… it had a different flavour every night as he’d add vegetables. I always loved the end of the week when it was melt-in-your-mouth soft!

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Melanie July 2, 2018 - 7:48 PM

I love a nice homemade soup especially chicken & veggie or tomato soup to warm me up with.

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Susan July 2, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Slow cooked pork belly with crackling. Maple roasted butternut pumpkin, garlic and rosemary hassleback potatoes and minted peas. All drowned in pan juice gravy and freshly made green apple sauce. ??? I could eat this every. single. night.

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Mel Cornwall July 2, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Osso Buco – so hearty and filling. Especially with fresh bread – Yummo!

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Jesseka Walsh July 2, 2018 - 8:51 PM

Definitely Mum’s lamb roast (brings the family together and warms the belly as well as the heart) with all the trimmings baked veg, best potato (potato bake) Leftovers can be thrown into a stew…also another winter fav!

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Lauren July 2, 2018 - 9:02 PM

Can’t choose between my late Mum’s chicken and almonds, sweet and sour pork or her lasagne. Boy she knew how to cook! A good winter meal makes your tummy warm and your heart even warmer, these meals cooked by her were no exception.

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F Little July 2, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Definitely Pea and Ham Soup with fresh bread from the bakery that you cut yourself ( nice and thick).

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Michelle Dawson July 2, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Chicken and vegetable soup – always a favourite and never disappoints, even in summer!!

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Lisa Roche July 2, 2018 - 9:34 PM

My grandma’s dippy soup recipe. An excellent vegetable soup with a family secret ingredient and crusty bread. Always a winner in the winter.

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dione July 2, 2018 - 9:34 PM

pancakes – all favours savoury or sweet, when we were growing we went toponym club most Sundays and dad would make us pancakes and he would make up the receipt as he went, they would be as thick as toast most of the time and one would filled you they were so filling, but my favourite topping was gratefruit and Sugar and winter been the best time for grapefruit, my most favourite meal and can be had for breakfast lunch or as in many cases as when I was a kid Dinner

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Ley July 3, 2018 - 8:34 AM

Definitely crock pot beef stew with lots of vegetables & piles of hot buttered toast.

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Christie Corse July 4, 2018 - 6:51 AM

Simply butter chicken on rice! Yum

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Cassandra June 20, 2018 - 7:46 AM

Pra and ham soup
Winter favourite.

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Mandy Wright June 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Chicken and vegetable soup, with garlic and ginger and crusty bread ?. My children also like the addition of vermicelli noodles if we have some handy. Yummy and filling on a cold day/evening and helps fight off winter nasties too, win-win! ?

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Susan Beauchamp June 20, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Curried chicken and rice. I cook it slowly over a few hours, adding corn kernels, baby carrots, peas, potatoes. I let it thicken slowly and serve with fluffy rice and a lovely crusty bread roll.

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Mary Preston June 20, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Home-made hot, spicy pumpkin soup with a hot, crusty bread roll hits the spot on a cold winter’s day.

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Hayley June 20, 2018 - 10:31 AM

It is a toss up between pumpkin soup, curry and frittata. But I’ll go with a frittata for its versatility. They are good anytime of the day, for breakfast on toast, for lunch wrapped in flat bread with salad or for dinner with roasted vegetables.

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Catherine June 20, 2018 - 11:08 AM

It would have to be lamb shanks that have been slow cooked so that the meat falls off the bone and then served over mashed potato which has lots of butter and milk so its creamy and divine! This would then be covered with lots of gravy/sauce and there would be lovely crusty bread to wipe up any left over sauce because you can’t leave any behind.

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Patricia Hennessy June 20, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Beef stroganoff !

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Sarah July 3, 2018 - 6:00 AM

Homemade pumpkin soup, made with sweet potato and chic peas, and served eith strips of toasted Lebanese bread to dip.

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Melissa Fahl June 20, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Pea and ham soup. So good with crusty bread to warm up on a cold winters night.

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Kelly June 20, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Love curries or good old lasagna! Then there is always enough for leftovers for the next couple of days.

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Helen June 20, 2018 - 2:51 PM

Porcupine meatballs, made with extra vegetables, my family’s winter favourite!

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Jan June 20, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Chicken & Leek pie and veggies is always a winner. Warms our hearts. ?

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Bron June 20, 2018 - 4:10 PM

pumpkin and chickpea Nonya curry with steamed rice is our favourite, even for my non-pumpkin-fan teenage niece! Friday night is curry night here, and this one is so yummy and warming, with a good dose of spice to clear any stuffy noses too ?

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Melanie Smith June 20, 2018 - 6:41 PM

In winter, my go-to is always Chana Masala. The flavours and aromas are incredible and it’s pretty healthy too. I find it is a meal that is easy on my tight budget and can always be added to if I need to make it a little more hearty.

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Tracey June 20, 2018 - 6:45 PM

My favourite winter dish is our late friend Colleen’s Chicken, Vegie and Noodle soup. We make a huge pot have for lunch and dinner with fresh bread rolls until its all gone.

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Janelle Armstrong June 20, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Stew! Sounds boring I know!
BUT you can put anything in a stew and without a specific recipe every stew tastes different. Also, a great way to use leftovers (we have even used kfc chicken before lol) and clean out your pantry, fridge and freezer ?

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Melanie June 20, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Lasagna or my home made meat pie with mash potato and peas

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Allanah Davies June 20, 2018 - 7:57 PM

My favourite winter meal is beef stew with mash potatoes and winter vegetables. Thanks for the opportunity to win. X

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Amy June 20, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Pumpkin soup! Ohh my goodness I love pumpkin soup and fresh crusty bread!
Thank you for an opportunity to win $100 voucher!

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Cherie June 20, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Pumpkin soup with crunchy bread ? rolls

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Georgia June 20, 2018 - 8:38 PM

Ohh beef stew for sure! I love it on a cold winters night.

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Nioka Finnelley June 20, 2018 - 8:57 PM

My absolute favourite Winter dinner is pumpkin soup. My grandmother’s recipe that has only orange vegetables in it (pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato – maybe a cheeky normal potato thrown in) but it also has some orange rind and a big squeeze of fresh orange juice. It’s sounds weird but is soooooo good. That and nutmeg are just the thing to make it extra special. x

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Joanne June 20, 2018 - 9:01 PM

I love Slow cooker chicken and vegetable soup that I share with my parents.

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Karli June 20, 2018 - 10:01 PM

Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken on a bed of mash! It’s a thermomix recipe courtesy of Skinnymixers!! The sauce alone is honestly drinkable! That’s it, I’m making this tomorrow night!!

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Jacinta June 20, 2018 - 10:45 PM

It would have to be my aunties chicken noodle soup with fresh white rolls smothered in butter ?

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Laura June 20, 2018 - 10:51 PM

Pea and ham soup. With a pot over the fire place, cheap ingredients and easy to make. Continuously top up with fresh vegetables and ham when it gets low. As the aroma is so wonderful, all guests that enter the house instantly begin to mouth-water from the smell of the delicious, healthy and filling meal.

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Charlene June 20, 2018 - 11:35 PM

My delicious homemade pumpkin soup with Woolies tiger bread buttered with lots of Devondale.

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Tanya June 20, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Potato leek and bacon soup, it’s the best.

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Emma June 21, 2018 - 12:17 AM

I’ve just discovered a delicious chicken, vegetable and noodle soup that whips up in my thermo in 15 minutes and it’s so good even fussy eater DS14 cleaned his bowl..so that would be it for me YUM!!

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Katherine Day June 21, 2018 - 5:54 AM

Roasted Garlic Soup – 4 whole BULBS of roasted garlic, leeks, onions, parsnips, really good quality chicken or vegetable stock. Blended with a can of coconut milk. This soup is absolutely delicious and incredibly healthy – and the roasted garlic is so sweet and nutty. I could seriously live on this soup.

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Rachael June 21, 2018 - 8:13 AM

My first thought is soup. I like carrot, brocolli & pumpkin soup, but any smooth soup really.
BUT my officially answer will be a slow cooked chilli con carne. It’s versatile and only gets better with a few days under its belt which means a big batch can last a week. Served with rice and veg, extra tomatoes added to turn it into a pasta sauce one night, taco night, spooned over a bowl of greens and topped with an egg, added to some veggie soup to get more protein. My partner is vegetarian, so I can easily do a split batch – one with delicious winter veg and the other with meat for the kids and I.

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Hails June 21, 2018 - 10:37 AM

If I could only have one meal, it would be lasagne! There are so many variations and you can add as many veggies as you like! I love adding grated zucchini and bulking it up with lentils. I make my own home made bechamel sauce which is so easy, but I have to add the Liddels lactose free grated cheese for my hubby! Our little family of myself, hubby and 16 month old son have always loved our lasagna and I switch it up every time 🙂 I make huge batches with the Woolies $7/kg mince and freeze some for later.

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Amanda June 21, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Porridge! It is my absolute favourite for winter and the combinations are endless. My favourite two are banana and honey or pear and cinnamon – which my kids all enjoy eating too so a big batch is made and the whole family can enjoy! Best way to start your day on a cold winter morning as long as the baby hasnt finished his and is wanting everyone else’s share!

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Laura June 21, 2018 - 2:37 PM

Lasagne! (And a glass of red).

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Jennifer B. June 21, 2018 - 4:30 PM

E~ASY one-pot Thai GREEN CHICKEN CURRY,?
A~dd lemongrass, ginger, garlic, limes, stock. No hurry!
S~pices, rice, beans, chicken pieces. Not overly ambitious?…
Y~ummy! My favourite! DELICIOUS!!!

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Jennifer B. June 21, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Ignore those question marks… something in the formatting I guess! No questions about curries though!

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Anthea Cornish June 21, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Fettucini made with cream,ham button mushrooms and salt and pepper,yummm!

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Rebekah Ballingall June 21, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Pasta

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blake haugen June 21, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Pasta!! It makes me smile
any type, style, colour, I will trial.
Al dente tubes and wiggles of fun
In winter, get in my tum 😀

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Diana June 21, 2018 - 8:29 PM

Sauerkraut, complete with Pork Belly, Polish sausage and boiled potatoes. Absolutely delicious, and to me the ultimate Winter comfort food. And it sort of covers all the food groups, so winning on every level 🙂

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Ern June 21, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Lasagne. Warms from the inside out, sticking to your insides. Love it.

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Karina Lee June 21, 2018 - 9:56 PM

BBQ pork buns – deliciously warm and fluffy!

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Chris Day June 22, 2018 - 5:34 AM

Very slow cooked gravy beef and lots of vegetables with thick rich gravy served over a bed of creamy mashed potato. Heavenly!

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Karen M June 22, 2018 - 8:32 AM

Potluck… I’m lucky if my kids leave me any!

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Jennifer Jervis June 22, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Warm pumpkin soup with fresh out of the oven crusty bread with lots of melted butter. yummo

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Mick G June 22, 2018 - 10:21 AM

My home made chicken and Vegetable soup. Full of veggies, warming and great with freshly baked bread rolls

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Vicki June 22, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Definitely a beef stew, full of meat, lots of vegies, served with a mashed potato of course. And it just as beautiful, if not better on toast the next day for breaky or lunch!

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Michelle June 22, 2018 - 10:40 AM

Sunday roast lunch with friends and family – have recently rediscovered this joy

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Kat June 22, 2018 - 10:45 AM

My go to fav at the moment would have to be chicken and leek pie. If I’m feeling particularly tired I will just whip up a stack of the filling and use a pie maker to make the pies. Super easy, convenient and warming in this chilly weather. Another go to is chucking a bunch of gravy beef in the pressure cooker along with a tin of tomatoes, anchovies, olives, capers, garlic and mixed herbs for approx 20 minutes to make a lovely winter stew.

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Belinda Eaton June 22, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Roast lamb,m covered in garlic and rosemary, garlic sauce with roast veggies

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Jo June 22, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Slow cooked Osso Bucco with brown rice and gremolata sprinkled (ok, dumped) over the top. Delicious and hot to keep the whole family warm on a winter’s night.

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cassie levison June 22, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Would have to be roast beef with Yorkshire puds! can not get enough of the pudding both cooked in the muffin tin and around the meat soaking up all the beef juices…MMMMmmmmmm…

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Rebekah Tate June 22, 2018 - 11:05 AM

If I could only eat one thing over winter it would have to be a casserole, made in the slow cooker. It’s my favourite winter meal. Cook once, eaten twice or even three times. Yummo

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Rachel Knott June 22, 2018 - 11:08 AM

I would make spaghetti. It’s a cheap meal and you can hide veggies in for the kids. Always warm you up and fills you up.

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Megan Johns June 22, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Pumpkin soup. My kids love it, it’s easy and heathy

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Tracey Brookfield June 22, 2018 - 11:15 AM

My homemade steak and mushroom pie….so yum….the whole family enjoy it and when you use Woolworths rump steak you just can’t beat it.

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Jessica June 22, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The hottest vindaloo i can get my hands on

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Katarina June 22, 2018 - 11:49 AM

If I had to choose one meal I think it would be butter chicken! It’s my favourite Indian dish and my husband doesn’t like it. I cook it in bulk because I have it for lunch at work all the time 🙂

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Anna June 22, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Lasagna!!! Mine and hubbys favourite.

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Jess Hughes June 22, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Delicious pumpkin soup with a slice of turkish bread! Omg, so good ?

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Stephanie Thompson June 22, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Mine would have to be my veggie packed bolognese! I use a food processor or pull chopper to cut up carrots, onion, celery and red capsicum really finely so it releases the flavours into the sauce PLUS no one can tell there’s so many veggies in there. It’s easy to make, easy to double the recipe, freezes really well and it’s always a crowd pleaser if you happen to have people over! Win, win, win haha.

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Susan Mathews June 22, 2018 - 12:12 PM

My modified Nanna’s stew slow cooker meal, traditionally made with lamb chops but even better with osso bucco and gravy beef or chuck steak

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Dianna June 22, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese bake.

Easy peash cut up broccoli and cauliflower into but size pieces.

Make a bechamel sauce – flour and butter around equal amounts in the base of a large saucepan add extra flour if needed to make a thick paste, brown slightly. Add milk slowly stirring constantly until it reaches a thick
Custard consistency. Pour over veggies in an overproof
Dish and top with grated tasty and Parmesan! Relish it as it is Delian!!

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Jacqueline Moore June 22, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Probably slow cooked ragu beef – perfect with mash, polenta, pasta etc delish!

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Colleen June 22, 2018 - 12:25 PM

If I could only eat one meal for winter it would be my minestrone soup recipe, I got this recipe from an article in the Newcastle Herald that was submitted by a local Italian restaurant.

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JP June 22, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Soup, body warming and diverse, enabling you to use whatever is on sale as ingredients.

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Jodie Moss June 22, 2018 - 12:59 PM

My homemade pumpkin chicken seilankin coconut soup- warming, healthy and delicious. Evtemly comforting and easy to make

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Harry Cornish June 22, 2018 - 1:12 PM

good old aussie meat pies are my favorite served with chips and lots of tomato sauce.

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Gail June 22, 2018 - 1:27 PM

Cottage pie for sure! 🙂

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Kirsten June 22, 2018 - 1:34 PM

My mother in laws stew

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Alison Howells June 22, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Kitchri, very filling and tasty

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Annette Copley June 22, 2018 - 2:02 PM

I love my Potato and Leek Soup, but also any soups or slow cooker meals are just as warming and hardy too.

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C Hann June 22, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Cottage Pie for me! Full of vegetables with the gravy and meat and fluffy mash potato on top. Extra veg on the side. My family like to smother it in tomato sauce to enhance the taste, but I think it’s perfect just as it is.

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Janelle Ezzy June 22, 2018 - 2:22 PM

My favourite winter meal would have to be pumpkin soup.

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Ryan H June 22, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Macaroni Cheese just the way my gran used to make it. Can never get enough of it.

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Charlotte B June 22, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Chilli Con carne as I always find it filling and warms me up for the evening.

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Gabriella H June 22, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Shepherd’s Pie which reminds me of cold winters growing up and mum cooking up a huge batch for the whole family to eat around the table.

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Sharon Johnson June 22, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Homemade chicken soup with varied ingredients to make it less mundane. Fresh ingredients for a rich broth. Will satisfy my brood.

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Melanie Lynam June 22, 2018 - 3:56 PM

Paprika chicken slow cooked with a dollop of Greek yoghurt or sour cream, served with parsley and rice. So good!

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Hazel Hessen June 22, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The one meal I would eat over winter? It’s slow roasted lamb shanks with the meat falling off the bone, sitting on a bed of cauliflower mash. Absolutely mouth watering and healthy.

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Cathy Bailey June 22, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Sate beef made with Woolies peanut butter. I love the heat of the curry & the sweet crunchiness of the peanut butter. Served on white rice & I am in heaven!

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Vicki W June 22, 2018 - 6:55 PM

My mum’s recipe for Greek moussaka. Mouth watering and delicious. This will keep my tummy satisfied and full throughout winter!

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Anne June 22, 2018 - 7:27 PM

It would be my mums baked Kafta with potato and tomato known as Kafta bi sayneeyeh it is amazing what tomato paste dissolved in water does to help marinate the meat and potatoes when cooked and keeps the meal deliciously juicy. Served with fluffy steamed rice is optional.

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Renita June 22, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Tex mex chilli. Yummy

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Fiona June 22, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Spaghetti bolognaise! Most importantly, the kids eat it. Hallelujah! But also, not too many dishes, no sides to prepare but still has vegies since I throw some in the bolognaise, and…. I love pasta! All round win 🙂

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Amanda June 22, 2018 - 9:51 PM

My ultimate winter comfort food is pumpkin soup with crusty bread and a dollop of sour cream

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Jodie Hovenden June 22, 2018 - 11:14 PM

It would have to be vegie and lamb soup. I use Italian soup mix. It might even be healthy! Hahaha

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Joy Sleeman June 23, 2018 - 6:23 AM

My favourite would have to be stew, it wins hands down for so many reasons. Easy- put it in the crockpot and come home to dinner, versatility- you can use whatever meat you have beef, lamb, pork, chicken or for exotic a fish boullioubase(?), economy- use up the fridge bits, and I always have onions, celery, carrots, garlic for the base. Variety- serve with fresh bread stale bread turned into toast, garlic bread, cheese toasties, add dumplings, mash or serve over rice or couscous. It’s warming, hearty comfort food, it makes leftovers for lunch or the freezer. What’s not to love?

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Hayley June 23, 2018 - 7:40 AM

A roast dinner, my favourite, succulent meat with lots of gravy, veggies and roast potatoes- yum…

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Kylie June 23, 2018 - 8:34 AM

My partner is italian and makes the best lasagne so i would probably survive with this one meal for a whole winter.

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Leanne Coates June 23, 2018 - 8:48 AM

After being diagnosed with IBS I’m now on a strict low FODMAP diet for a few months to help clean up my gut. If I could eat it, it would be spaghetti with Parmesan cheese on top. 🙂

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Melissa K June 23, 2018 - 9:26 AM

When the weather outside is frightful,
A pot roast dinner is delightful.
Melt in your mouth meat,
such a heart warming winter treat.

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Troy Simpson June 23, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Porridge! Warm, healthy, and delicious. And the only meal I am good at :/

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Kimberley Pettinger June 23, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Lamb stew 🙂

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Kasey Evans June 23, 2018 - 10:09 PM

Roast Chicken with roasted vegetables & gravy, it’s so easy to prepare. It’s such a hit in our household we have it twice a week!

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Kate Sinclair June 23, 2018 - 10:45 PM

Corned beef!! With honey carrots and zucchini, steamed corn and mash. And homemade white sauce. As well as it being my favourite meal, it is one of the only meals my entire family will eat without me having to make any adjustments!! Double win.

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Sonya June 24, 2018 - 7:51 AM

Lamb and barley casserole… it’s really filling, healthy and hearty and warms you on a cold winter evening.

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Erin June 24, 2018 - 8:09 AM

Yummy beef stew and dumplings mmmmmm and sticky date pudding for dessert

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Marie Hedley June 24, 2018 - 8:10 AM

Silverside (in the slow cooker for about 8 hours) , roast potatoes & carrots, veggies & cheese sauce. This is one meal all the family loves

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Judy Dawne June 24, 2018 - 8:10 AM

Moroccan lamb with sweet potato and couscous… it’s my favourite meal ever and I’d eat it any time, not just in winter!

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Bridget McAuley June 24, 2018 - 9:06 AM

Shepards pie! I use baked beans and make it just like my grandma did.
A pity my husband isn’t a huge fan so only have it occasionally now.

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Kelly Marriott June 24, 2018 - 9:37 AM

Definitely large quantity of savoury mince. So versatile serve with mash or rice. Put it on toast or even in a toastie!!
Put it in a pie either a family size one or individual pies.
Or even in a jacket potato. Or perhaps even served with corn chips.
Endless ideas!! Loved it.

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Vanessa June 24, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Pumpkin soup (homemade from my Grandmas recipe book), dollop of sour cream and crusty bread ?

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Bec June 24, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Pressure cooked Thai chicken curry w eggplant, sweet potato & spinach ?? yum!

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Felicia Prior June 24, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Mmm toss up between apple crumble or my dad’s lamb stew…..both, dinner and dessert every day through winter!

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Alicia Glover June 24, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Macaroni cheese, so comforting and warm!

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Dani June 24, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Homemade soup, red lentils and bacon bones, delish ? Happy cooking!

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Nicole June 24, 2018 - 3:11 PM

An oldie but a goodie….. Toad in the hole (sausage mince or sausages cut up in Yorkshire pudding) Cheap & filling – my type of meal! ?

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Kristen Dwyer June 24, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Definitely pea and ham soup done in the slow cooker! So easy, 3 ingredients (4 if you include some frozen mixed veg haha) and so yummy!!

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Sarah June 24, 2018 - 5:18 PM

In Winter I just love a good beef stew. Served with creamy mash and lots of peas and maybe some crusty bread too 😉 I could live on it for sure!

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claire evans June 24, 2018 - 9:03 PM

delish pumpkin, sweet potatoe and crisped baccon soup. Its warming, wholesome and the bits of baccon give it something else mourish

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Jules June 24, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Japanese curry with chicken, vegies and rice. Amazing comfort food and so good on a chilly winter night!

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Shelly Turner June 24, 2018 - 10:45 PM

Pumpkin soup with crusty bread n butter!

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Donna June 25, 2018 - 12:54 AM

Beef Ragu with herby dumplings ??

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Kelly Arndt June 25, 2018 - 1:06 AM

Nanna’s slow-cooked beef stew with crusty bread, a wholesome, complete meal I could definitely live on!

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Lauren johnson June 25, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Lamb shanks in the slow cooker – perfectly scrumptious winter meal! ??

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Amanda K June 25, 2018 - 11:44 AM

I could happily live on homemade pumpkin soup with fresh warm dinner rolls all winter long! Using homegrown Jap Pumpkins is best- so quick and easy to whip up, and easy to make it bulk and freeze for busy weeknights. It’s the perfect winter meal!

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Rebecca W June 25, 2018 - 12:15 PM

My homemade feta, ricotta, broccoli & spinach pie. Makes a lot, easy to put together, lots of home grown veggie goodness!

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Amanda Carlin June 25, 2018 - 3:51 PM

A hearty lamb shank stew with creamy mash and steamed greens – or basically anything in my slow cooker – one of my favourite things about winter. SO easy to chuck everything in there and forget for 8 hours! And fills the house with delicious smells too.

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Maria June 26, 2018 - 9:04 AM

My mother-in-law’s pasta! Delicious bolognaise sauce that has been simmering for hours and freshly made pasta. Yummo!

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Susie Mitterman June 26, 2018 - 9:09 AM

Nothing beats a nice warm porridge on a cold winter’s morning!

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Jacky B June 27, 2018 - 2:37 PM

My homemade Chilli con Carne: the colder it is the hotter the version. I love it with crusty bread, rice, baked potatoes or if I’m feeling healthy cauliflower rice. Love it.

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Clare McCorry June 27, 2018 - 5:53 PM

Nothing beats Irish Stew on a cold winter’s day.

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Janine Gardiner June 29, 2018 - 7:33 PM

One meal only… Hmmm let me see. My husband of 34 years can seriously only cook one meal and that’s spaghetti bolognese, and I e had that once a fortnight for the last 34 years, so I’m going with that because I’m so over thinking what to cook for dinner and I’m also so sick of cooking the dinner. Bolognese rules.

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Rosslyn Tadd June 30, 2018 - 8:47 AM

Lentil Shepherd’s pie in Winter is to die for. Tasty, hot and healthy

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Narelle July 2, 2018 - 6:42 AM

Pumpkin Soup – my recipes has red capsicum added to it. Yum!

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Renee Ballantyne July 2, 2018 - 9:41 AM

Sushi as it is delicious and healthy so no extra kilos over winter

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Mick G July 2, 2018 - 11:35 AM

My homemade chicken and vegetable soup – full of warmth, packed with goodness and a family favourite

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Heather July 2, 2018 - 7:07 PM

My favourite winter meal would be good old bangers and mash with onion gravy. Yum!!

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Celeste July 2, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Beef Casserole for sure!

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Lauren July 2, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Homemade creamy roast pumpkin soup with a fresh crusty loaf of bread

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Katie Bowen July 2, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Corned meat and veggies with white sauce – delicious ?

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Louise Prater July 2, 2018 - 7:18 PM

I would eat a nice healthy pumpkin soup that I could quickly throw into the slow cooker each morning ready for that night

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Linda July 2, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Home made meat pies with veggies in them too and a side of mashed potato!

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Nikole Hammond July 2, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Mine would be spag bol!! Anyday everyday all day!! My daughters however would be nachos.

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Vanessa Ahern July 2, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Spaghetti Bolognese as all the family will eat it and it’s one meal that I don’t get sick of as you can always change the vegetables that you put into the meal.

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Monika Ch'ng July 2, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Home made Lamb and Barley Soup. I always have tomato 2 batches as the family just love it!!!

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Julie Austin July 2, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Definetly pumpkin and sweet potato soup or pea and ham soup in the winter

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Louise Kean July 2, 2018 - 7:26 PM

In winter we love any meal that has been slow cooked, and the bonus is the house smells amazing that evening! Everyone loves coming in at night to a hearty smell of their dinner cooked 🙂

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Novy July 2, 2018 - 7:27 PM

I would have to say beef casserole that I normally cook in big pot on cold days. It’s an all time favourite for my whole family too.

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Karlee Capell July 2, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Mango chicken curry with rice! Yum!!

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Kelly aurelio July 2, 2018 - 7:27 PM

It would have to be chicken, lemon and pea risotto. It lusciousness and creaminess is amazing

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Elizabeth July 2, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Pumpkin soup! ?

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Lauren July 2, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Shepard’s our.. warms the belly and the kids love it too.

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Michelle Short July 2, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Homemade Laksa with extra veg, so delicious, warm & filling

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Bronwyn July 2, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Definitely vegetable & lentil soup with a bread roll smothered in butter. Heaven!

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Cecilia Warrick July 2, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Slow cooked lamb shanks served with lashings of mash!
It ticks all the boxes in Winter…
easy to prepare in the morning when you feel less tired,
very few ingredients required,
can mix it up with different meat or spice,
my whole family thinks it tastes so nice,
the aroma in the house is ‘heaven scent’,
economical, I feel virtuous about less money spent!

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Hilary July 2, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Um, chocolate. It would be my answer for summer too.

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Cindy love July 2, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Lentils..we eat loads of them over the cooler months..yum.

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Sarah July 2, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Lasagna !!!!

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Kristen July 2, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Exactly what my hubby is making tonight. Spicy Thai pumpkin soup with some prawns and coriander on top.

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Sarah green July 2, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Lasagna !!!!!

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Kerrie wright July 2, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Katsu Curry and rice. This is perfection and my 7 year old loves it. I add all types of vegetables

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Kylie Dowling July 2, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Definitely lamb shank and barley soup with crusty bread and butter!!!!!

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Cassie July 2, 2018 - 7:38 PM

MY MUM’S SOUPS! I just yesterday asked my Mum if she could make me some big pots of different kinds of soups for my freezer for lunches, just because it’s colder & I love any excuse to eat them!!! ?

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Danielle July 2, 2018 - 7:39 PM

I love a slow cooked osso bucco stew with vegies. It’s so tasty and the marrow is very good for you. I cook it in the slow cooker before i leave for work and come home to find the house smelling so good. And i don’t have the stress of cooking with the kids around. Plus hubby is happy with the ready made meal!

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Katrina July 2, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Soup…..any soup in winter is hearty and warming. My kids and husband all love soup and I feel great knowing we’ve all had a huge serve of vegies. And who can resist the leftovers for lunch!!

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Melissa Antolovic July 2, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Spaghetti bolognaise ?

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Sam July 2, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Beef chili with black beans and kidney beans, slow cooked with heaps of veggies AND a dollop of coconut yoghurt on top (I’m trying to be healthy)!!!! So yummmyy!!! Gluten free, hearty lunch – gets me through the working day… mmmm

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Loris Mavrick July 2, 2018 - 7:43 PM

Although I have many loved recipes for winter, my favourite by far is Minestrone. It can be Vegetarian, but I love it with chopped bacon added. It is so filling and heart-warming.

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Anna July 2, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Ooh chilli con carne – family love it!

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Christy July 2, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Steak and kidney stew on a bed of mashed sweet potato, carrot and pumpkin

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Liz July 2, 2018 - 7:46 PM

It would haveto be a good sherped’s pie full of veggies with a nice crusty roll.

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Rebecca Cheers July 2, 2018 - 7:47 PM

If I could only eat ONE meal through winter it would probably be my mum’s peanut loaf covered in gravy and served with cheesy potato bake, a corn cob and baby peas. Mmmm!

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Tracey S July 2, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Honestly? I’d live on good old fashioned steamed fruit pudding, prepared in a pressure cooker and deliciously brimming with delicious plump fruits! I’d change up the sides – custard – home made also – cream, good quality vanilla icecream…and plenty of pud, warm or cold! ????

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Danielle Wilson July 2, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Home made chicken soup with fresh bakery bread.

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Laura Scriven July 2, 2018 - 7:48 PM

I love a curry,
Purely because it can be done in a hurry.
The smell roars my stomach alive,
Without spice, I couldn’t survive.

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Jan Lynch July 2, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Curried scallops

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Sarah July 2, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Love anything I can do in the slow cooker to make me organised! My fav at the moment is beef and red wine casserole! Love getting my son to help me prepare and then to have more time with the kids!!

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Louise July 2, 2018 - 7:48 PM

It would have to be a slow cooked spicy chicken curry with garlic turmeric & coriander fluffy rice & homemade gluten free flat breads.

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Juanita Pereira July 2, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Chicken, mushroom & pea risotto 🙂 the whole family loves it and i love putting some parmesan cheese on top!!!!!! Yummo

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Sally-ann Caligari July 2, 2018 - 7:49 PM

Hands down, chicken parmi from scratch and cooked on Webber for that smokey flavour. Be sure to make a double batch for irresistible lunches next day ??

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Terry Doyle July 2, 2018 - 7:49 PM

Good old stew with lots of beautiful fresh vegetables and a crusty loaf of bread!! Yum

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Joanne Rush July 2, 2018 - 7:51 PM

It would have to be pumpkin soups. I’m make mine with bacon and leek. Delicious.

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Claire Ferguson July 2, 2018 - 7:51 PM

My red lentil shepherds pie with sweet potato mash! (secret ingredient – baked beans!!)

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Lottie July 2, 2018 - 7:51 PM

Mushroom & thyme risotto with lots of Parmesan & butter! Eaten from a bowl with a spoon! Pure comfort food!

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Estella T July 2, 2018 - 7:51 PM

Dinner with hearty warm pumpkin soup, simple pasta and healthy salad ?

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Rachel July 2, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Oats with brown sugar and blueberries.

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Pru July 2, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Would have to be homemade Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup!!

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Michelle July 2, 2018 - 7:53 PM

I would have to say my best friends lasagne. It’s the best ever!!

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Tamika July 2, 2018 - 7:54 PM

I could eat pumpkin soup with bread any day of the week no matter breakfast lunch or dinner so yummy

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Kayleen July 2, 2018 - 7:55 PM

My mums hot home made custard with a banana diced up in it. Oh yummy!!

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Sarah P July 2, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Irish Lamb Stew! It’s cooked in the slow cooker, and turns cheap cuts of lamb into melt-in-your-mouth tender, delicious morsels! It’s quick, easy, affordable and super healthy (the fresh parsley knocks it out of the park in terms of immunity boosting, which is perfect for winter) AND it’s filling and delicious! Ticks all the boxes at our house! The smell alone when it’s cooking is *incredible* – so don’t be surprised if your neighbours turn up at your front door and beg for a share!

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Jemma Doherty July 2, 2018 - 7:56 PM

Curry because the possibilities are virtually endless and it is easy to change up to a diffferent meal by changing your protein (chicken, lamb, beef, seafood etc). Meat free Mondays are easy too, as you can swap out the meat for tasty vegetarian options like chickpeas or lentils or just add a selection of your favourite vegetables for a tasty vege curry. Plus you can adjust the heat to suit the members of your family. There are also a bunch of cheap and easy sides you can add like rice and simple flatbreads.

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Sarah Manning July 2, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast parsnips, red cabbage, Swede, carrots and homemade gravy! Delicious ?

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Cherie July 2, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Yummy roast beef with Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes, roast pumpkin, honey glazed carrots, peas and gravy and a BIG glass of red wine!!!!

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Suz July 2, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmm rubarb and Apple crumble not a meal but amazing in winter

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Jade July 2, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Definitely soup & crusty bread!!! So many options, warms you up & is hearty, filling & a good way to eat lots of veg! If only my fussy kids would eat it!

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Aleesha July 2, 2018 - 8:01 PM

I would eat smoked ribs, brisket and roast. With a side of salad. Nom nom.

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Jane July 2, 2018 - 8:01 PM

I think for me it would have to be cottage pie 🙂

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Tracey July 2, 2018 - 8:01 PM

It is a toss up but would have to say vegetable soup as it can be served chunky, slightly chunky or pureed. Any way it is served is ok with me, any vegetables can be used too. The one that is a favourite here is part chunky with lots of noodles. A great way to use up veggies in the house from the garden.

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Leesa Traikovski July 2, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Ohhh if I could only have one meal it’d be my beautiful (recently departed) Grandma’s Tiddly Widdly Chicken Pie! She gave me the recipe after 10 years of asking for it! I am now the holder of all her recipes…and this pie is by far our families favourite!

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Rachael July 2, 2018 - 8:02 PM

slow cooker lamb stew and dumplings, the vegetables vary depending on what I have on hand or what’s on sale that week so the stew is always a little different

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Katherine July 2, 2018 - 8:04 PM

Nothing ground breaking, but spaghetti Bolognese for me. I make it with lots of veggies, and I love simple pasta with parmesan. The kids all eat it and love it, so that is an important factor if it’s all we’re eating!!

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Maria Randall July 2, 2018 - 8:05 PM

I love a good homemade lentil soup, with some fresh buttered baguette to dip into it.

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Cathy Brant July 2, 2018 - 8:06 PM

Good ole Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich

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Maria Daniele July 2, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Pea & ham soup with small dinner crusty rolls

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Cate July 2, 2018 - 8:10 PM

My favourite is lamb cutlets with roast vegetables-simply toss everything in the oven and most importantly everyone’s plates are licked clean. Makes you feel like a wonderful cook…even if you aren’t one! 😉

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Belinda July 2, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Happy kids = happy house so I would choose spag bog EVERY NIGHT. If it was up to me then I could easily eat jacket potatoes stuffed with beans, guacamole, tomato salsa, cheese and sour cream. Yum!

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megan lennon July 2, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Homemade soup, so many choices, heaps of veg, easy, prep early, freezable perfect!

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Christina July 2, 2018 - 8:12 PM

Slow-cooked plum beef with insanely smooth mashed potato and squeaky beans. Yum!

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Cassie Henly July 2, 2018 - 8:14 PM

Soup! Any soup, every day!

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Jasmine C July 2, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Swedish Meatballs. The creamy gravy, meatballs and obligatory mash potato warm me up and is my ultimate winter comfort food. So easy from scratch and even my fussy twins love them

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Pauline July 2, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Definitely Osso Bucco with parsley and lemon gremolata and mashed potato.

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Georgi July 2, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Chicken Korma – hearty, as spicy as you like and a family favourite so no whinging!

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Donna B July 2, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Give me a buffet of hearty stews, soups and curries ?

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Donna B July 2, 2018 - 8:19 PM

That question mark was meant to be a drool emoticon lol

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Cathy July 2, 2018 - 8:18 PM

I love my homemade Chow Mein (or we called in Chop Suey when we were growing up 🙂 )with soy sauce and fluffy rice cooked in the rice cooker. My husband loves to add hot chillies to add a bit more spice.

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Lana July 2, 2018 - 8:18 PM

If I had only 1 meal to eat throughout winter it would be my husband’s lamb roast. He slow cooks the lamb in the slow cooker with some garlic and herbs. Then he parboils some potatoes before adding them to the oven with sweet potato and carrot. We also eat it with some peas and corn. His gravy is to die for (but I don’t know how he makes it). It goes well with a glass of wine!

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Rachel July 2, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Slow cooked Corned beef with pumpkin mash, brocoli, cauliflower and my own version of a white sauce with cream and a spoonful of hot liquid from the crock pot ?

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Nina July 2, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Tacos. Always tacos. Summer . Autumn. Winter and Spring. For breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. And maybe a midnight snack when it’s that special time of the month. Tacos heal. Tacos are the answer. Yes …. Tacos.

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Angela Pond July 2, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Slow cooked Lamb Shanks

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Fran July 2, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Its really hard to pick just one thing. It would be a toss up between corned beef and beef stroganoff.

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Skye Arthy July 2, 2018 - 8:24 PM

Mums Pea and ham soup with warm crusty breadrolls

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Lynda Delaney July 2, 2018 - 8:24 PM

I just bought a soup maker and omg it is just awesome and I’m having soup every day!

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Nicole Roberts July 2, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Chicken noodle soup! It’s a soup recipe that has run in my family for generations 😀 each generation adds something new to the flavour! It’s delicious 🙂

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Sandie Leong July 2, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Grandma’s spaghetti bolognaise. She cooks it for four hours. Yum!!my 6 yr olds favourite dish.

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Lisa July 2, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Osso Bucco

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Caroline Schaap July 2, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Loaded mac and cheese, with home made garlic bread… yummmmmm!!!

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Jammie July 2, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Sausages in brown onion gravy with carrots.

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Bree July 2, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Bacon and Eggs! – so many ways to cook them, each meal could be different. Very warming winter meal breakfast, lunch or dinner

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Tiffany Murdoch July 2, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Definitely mashed potato and gravy… it’s warm and silky and yum. Mash it all up, add some butter and it will warm up my tum. 🙂

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Maria tantis July 2, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Pumpkin soup with onion & potatoes
In the slow cooker then blended up put in a pot & eat very very hot in a cup with fresh bread so yum yummy delicious hubby adds chicken delish

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Elizabeth July 2, 2018 - 8:29 PM

My favourite winter meal is slow cooked beef roast and veggies. It’s keeps me warm and my family loves it!

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Kirsten Jackson July 2, 2018 - 8:29 PM

Definitely potato and leek soup with a nice crusty bread!! Soups in winter are a favourite in our house!

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Brenda kobovich July 2, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Lamb shank vegetable soup my mum used to make.. Ahh my childhood

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Rosie Arcella July 2, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Definitely would have to be home made beef and pearl barely minestrone!!! Absolutely delish and super healthy ?

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Amy July 2, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Home Made Lasagna the

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Lauren Thompson July 2, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Would have to be pea and ham soup with a lovely crusty bread 🙂

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Sharon Brawn July 2, 2018 - 8:32 PM

The other night i made a meatloaf with a yorkshire pudding surround. It was a hit with everyone – husband, two sons (one 27 yrs, one 9 yrs) two grandkids (one 5 and one 2 yrs). Finally ive found something everyone will eat together! It’s a staple now.

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Alison July 2, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Leek, potato & bacon soup. With some crunchy tiger bread. Warms your tummy and your heart.

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Erin July 2, 2018 - 8:33 PM

TOMATO SOUP ALL THE WSY. We make with lamb shanks & vermicelli.. Nom nom

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Lisa Chant July 2, 2018 - 8:36 PM

My family’s favourite winter meal is homemade pumpkin soup for entree and then a home made lasagne. Yummy

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Natasha McInnes July 2, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Shepherds pie with a fresh green salad! YUM! ?

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Renee July 2, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Home made stew with dumplings!! I could live on that all year round, not only winter!!

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Kacey July 2, 2018 - 8:41 PM

My Mums homemade goulash with pasta shells and fresh crusty bread. It is delish!!

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Sapna S July 2, 2018 - 8:44 PM

Cream of mushroom soup and homemade potato fries for me please .

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Jan Wilson July 2, 2018 - 8:44 PM

Hearty warm Lamb casserole with golden syrup dumplings for dessert

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Karen Hancock July 2, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Pea and Ham soup, with crusty bread! Oh and maybe a gin or two!

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Eleni July 2, 2018 - 8:45 PM

My mums split pea soup.
Its comfort in a wrap.
Having this is like having my mum around me.
The best winter comfort in a mug
With warm or fresh bread with butter
Wrap your hands around the mug
And your in drool world.

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Ange July 2, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Chicken Love Soup. It’s a chicken, vegetable and pasta soup that I’ve created for my family with our own unique herb and spice palate. Everyone has changed ntributed to the ingredients that go in and everyone loves it.
I’ve taught my nine year old to make it and we have it almost every week during Winter. It’s something that all of us have helped to develop the taste of and gas that secret ingredient of love that all family recipes should have.
I could handle nostalgic food full of love every day. Yep.
Chicken Love Soup.

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Renee July 2, 2018 - 8:50 PM

A beef stew with lots of veggies and warm crusty bread with butter! Yum yum!!!

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Alli July 2, 2018 - 8:51 PM

Slow cooker sweet potato, pumpkin and coconut soup!

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Cathy Lim July 2, 2018 - 8:52 PM

My chicken and mushroom pot pie. The crispness of the puff pastry contrasts with the creamy chicken and mushroom filling. A good meal to add in grean peas too and the kids eat it EVERY. SINGLE. TIME! That’s a winner in my books! Excuse the pun.

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Jesseka Walsh July 2, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Definitely Mum’s lamb roast (brings the family together and warms the belly as well as the heart) with all the trimmings baked veg, best potato (potato bake) Leftovers can be thrown into a stew…also another winter fav!

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Tara July 2, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Homemade pasta and bolognese sauce with a side of garlic bread! Yum yum!

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Angela Crowther July 2, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Smashed avocado on sourdough with a sprinkling of crumbled feta and lime zest

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Natasha Garland July 2, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Definitely Skinnymixer’s Shepherd Pie- love using the thermie to make hearty winter meals the whole family enjoys??

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Jennifer Mackrell July 2, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Lamb Roast with Roasted Potatos, Pumpkin and Carrot and a heap of gravy!! What’s not to love about that.

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Teonie July 2, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Oh my goodness let’s see, if it’s for breakfast it’s definitely oats made in my Thermie and topped with all sorts of deliciousness. Dinner would be huevos rancheros as you can eat it SO many ways, as nachos, in wraps, on baked potatoes, on toast, with pasta or salad. So good so many ways!

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Nicole July 2, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Lentil soup!

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Tanya July 2, 2018 - 8:59 PM

A hearty chicken soup to “warm the cockles of your heart”. My Nanna’s favourite saying but I never did quite work out where my cockles are!

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Agnes Tupou July 2, 2018 - 9:00 PM

It’s definitely yummy spicy pumpkin soup with bread! A winter favourite in our house!

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Darby Cringle July 2, 2018 - 9:00 PM

I absolutely love having lazanya. I love how the whole family can eat the dish, and have it packed with vegetables, and not have anyone complain about it! We make gluten-free and it is better than any other I have tried!
I also really love the warming feeling when eating it fresh, it’s so nourishing and ‘happy’! My favourite part is the burnt and crispy top bits!

To put it simply, YUM!

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Brooke July 2, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Mine would have to be my creamy chicken casserole -so easy to make and so delicious ? and of course dipping the buttered bread in it is just the yummiest to enjoy with the family on a cold winters night.

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Amanda July 2, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Entree would be pumpkin soup with a sour dough roll.. Main would have to be Slow cooked pork belly with roast veggies and of course home made apple pie and cream for dessert ???

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Rebecca Romeril July 2, 2018 - 9:06 PM

It would have to be pumpkin soup!!
I could seriously live on it. Yum!!!

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Louise Pulleine July 2, 2018 - 9:08 PM

Irish Colcanon. Bacon, cabbage, potato and salt and pepper. I can’t actually eat it anymore because l am on low fodmap diet but it doesn’t stop me from craving it in the Winter and telling everyone about it when they say “what should l cook for dinner tonight”!

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Erin Wong July 2, 2018 - 9:09 PM

The gloomy weather is making me crave fried chicken so so badly. However, my forever meal would definitely be honey chicken with fries rice because it’s just comfort and home. Fingers crossed!!

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Julie July 2, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Toad in the hole ie pork sausages in Yorkshire pudding….with roast veggies and onion gravy.

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Katie July 2, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Lamb shanks with vege and creamy mash that just melts in your mouth ???

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Cat Young July 2, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Definitely a slow cooked beef and red wine casserole with Parmesan mashed potato! Melt in the mouth beef, creamy mash = match made in heaven!!

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Tanya July 2, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Chicken and veg soup!!! Just made a batch with quite the chilli kick to it and wow it has been a god sent at lunch to quickly heat while tackling the kids lunches and being down with the flu aswell!!

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Sophie July 2, 2018 - 9:21 PM

If i could live off anything during the chilly season it would be Soup!
It is like a big warm hug from my grandma. In winter, Wednesdays at my house is soup day and we play music, sing about the season and make delicious soupy goodness ?
Winter is my favourite time of year!

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tessa barker July 2, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Pumpkin soup!! there is so meany different ways to cook it

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Grace Kotzur July 2, 2018 - 9:23 PM

In our household Chorizo sausage pasta is always a winner … paired with red wine makes it the perfect dinner 🙂

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Rebecca July 2, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Soup- I make lots of different types and then freeze in small containers. You can hide lots of veggies and lentils in them too and my favourites are Pumpkin and chicken veggie noodle served with a sprinkle of fresh parmasen cheese. Always really yummy served with crusty bread!

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Carly Lovell July 2, 2018 - 9:28 PM

Chorizo Minestrone Soup and fresh crusty bread! So easy and so yum!

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Lynnette Bull July 2, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Swiss Raclette,
Golden grilled cheese layered over smashed potato. Inside the grilled cheese you have your hearts desire…. Mine bacon, gherkin and cocktail onions.

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Natalie July 2, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Dahl is my go to winter favourite. It meets all my dietary requirements and is super cheap to make, as well as delicious and very nutritious. I actually have a bowl of lentils soaking to make the Dahl tomorrow night ?

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Kimberley St Clair July 2, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Definately Mums veggie soup! We constantly have some in our freezer all throughout winter. Can’t beat mums homemade recipes!

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Kellie Matthews July 2, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Definitely Lamb Obsession ? so delicious! Minimal ingredients, set and forget in the slowcooker, serve with rice or mashed potato. It’s so good, I always eat way too much of it when I make it. Yummy!!

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Karen July 2, 2018 - 9:38 PM

Definitely Chicken and vegie soup, it is so wholesome and delicious on a cool night or day, has heaps of goodness in it and I could just eat it every day. love love love it

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Pieta July 2, 2018 - 9:40 PM

If I could only choose one meal it would have to be slow cooker lamb shanks. You can do a variety of flavours and not to mention the mashed potoaoes that you can serve them on ? They are a feel good soul food that can warm and brighten up your night.

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Melissa Hill July 2, 2018 - 9:40 PM

I would love to eat hearty minestrone soup jammed packed with veges, pasta and mince with some yummy sourdough bread slurping it down in front of a roaring fire with my family XX

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Tash July 2, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Osso Buco with mash potatoes. I Love Stephanie’s recipe
https://www.stephaniealexander.com.au/what-to-cook/recipes/osso-buco/

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Belinda July 2, 2018 - 9:43 PM

A bowl of Chicken and Noodle Soup, It keeps the colds at bay at it’s great to eat on a cold winter’s day!

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Jackie July 2, 2018 - 9:52 PM

Without a doubt cottage pie, you can add whatever veg you like, you can grate the veg you or the kids don’t like so they’re hidden , it’s real comfort food

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Shannon Rhook July 2, 2018 - 9:54 PM

I can’t lie, a good spaghetti bol never gets old with me! I love the hidden veg thermomix version and my kids love it t.

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Sally July 2, 2018 - 9:57 PM

Osso bucco. Hearty, healthy, slow cooked, aromatic even passes the gut health test if you use bone in meat ?

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Cherie Humphries July 2, 2018 - 9:57 PM

I could live in Bacon hock and vegetable soup with Barley and soup mix yummo

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Linda Mead July 2, 2018 - 10:06 PM

Definitely homemade pea and ham soup. Lovely warm, homely feeling with every mouthful. Reminds me of my Mum.

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Tiffany gough July 2, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Spaghetti bolognese! Been my favourite since I was a child. You can easily change the flavour by adding different veggies etc.

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Lisa Clifford July 2, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Homemade veal snitzels with veges snd homemade gravy! I love it.

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Karen July 2, 2018 - 10:14 PM

For me, winter eating is my grandma’s chicken asparagus casserole – a warm, hearty meal, filled with the nostalgia of cooking this with her when we visited and now making it for my own family!

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JessicaE July 2, 2018 - 10:15 PM

If I could only eat one meal all winter long, it would be the chicken tortilla soup my husband makes. The BEST!

Thank you so much for the giveaway. <3

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Caroline D July 2, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Mash potatoes, steak and vegetables with Dianne sauce ?

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Carolyn July 2, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Roast Pork with yummy crackling and roast vegetables. The best meal ever!

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Tara July 2, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Roast meat (any kind but I’m partial to pork and beef) drowned in homemade gravy with lots of baked veggies (potatoes, carrots, parsnips, pumpkin, onion, zuchinni, squash) plus cauliflower in white sauce and a few greens (broccoli, beans, peas) . BEST DINNER EVER! Smells so good when cooking and the oven helps heat the house too. Dinner time is so quiet as everyone is too busy eating 🙂

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Carol Lizmore July 2, 2018 - 10:27 PM

Hi Katrina
My favourite winter meal is a slow cooked beef casserole, flavoured with fresh garlic, ginger & onion to which I add lots of diced carrots & celery, canned tomatoes, red wine & perhaps some beef stock. Delicious served with mashed potatoes & leafy greens salad & both sprinkled liberally with lots of chopped continental parsley from my husbands’s garden – perfect with a good quality red wine ?
Carol ?

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Donna July 2, 2018 - 10:28 PM

Roast pork with all the extras- including a corn on the cob smothered in butter with a sprinkle of salt. #drool

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Amelia Bell July 2, 2018 - 10:32 PM

W-arm cozy night
I-nside by the fire
N-ext to my partner
T-alking together and
E-ating my favourite winter meal…
R-oast pork with crackling!

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Catherine Cockburn July 2, 2018 - 10:36 PM

I would choose spicy lentil, vegetable and mixed bean soup with toasted pana . Perfect balance!

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Michelle July 2, 2018 - 10:37 PM

I’d have to say my Gluten-Free spaghetti bolognese with added vegetables. You get all the nutrients of meat and vegetables plus a few sneaky spices thrown in for a pop of flavour. A great Winter warmer with a sprinkle of cheese on top.

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Jesslyn Witton July 2, 2018 - 10:39 PM

Porridge made using my favourite overnight Steele cut oats recipe. So filling, warm and delicious especially when you can change the taste using various toppings (think roasted pear). Delish!

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Vicki Aylward July 2, 2018 - 10:43 PM

Pea and ham soup! Mum’s recipe of course… ?

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Rachel Watts July 2, 2018 - 10:45 PM

Beef and barley soup! My mum made it when we were kids, massive pots of it cooking away on the stove. Usually with about ten varieties of veg haha. My husband and son love when I cook it now too.

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Jo July 2, 2018 - 10:48 PM

Slowcooker curry. Tonight was yummy, warm, filling and feed the whole family leaving the table with empty bowls. Such a win.

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Elle July 2, 2018 - 10:51 PM

My all time favourite Winter Warmer Delight is Apple Crumble. With crunchy oats on top served with variety of sides like custard, cream or even ice cream! Yummo! I have to admit I am a sweet tooth, but I do not complain gaining a kilo or two for the extra insulation over winter!

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Jacqueline Leorke July 2, 2018 - 10:54 PM

A roast with gravy from the pan juices & roasted par boiled potatoes that are scratched up so they’re crunchy on the outside but fluffy on the inside. I love cooking once but eating twice (or 3 or 4 times)… so many meals from roast left overs!

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Nicole Haughan July 2, 2018 - 10:54 PM

One winter meal I would love to eat this winter is a roast chicken with roast potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, roast onions, steamed broccoli and carrots and my husband’s speciality: Yorkshire puddings! I don’t need to do much to the chicken, just season and rub olive oil over it. Enjoyed with a glass of wine with my family and followed by lemon delicious and icecream for dessert. We had a great crop of lemons this year and I have been planning on making a lemon delicious to use some up. I am keen for a roast chicken because my 6 year old decided last winter that he didn’t like them so we haven’t had one for a year! I’ve been thinking about trying him out on one again soon.

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Debbie July 2, 2018 - 10:54 PM

Beef Lasagne would be my favourite winter meal. It covers the protein and dairy food groups and the pasta is very filling. Have it with a green salad and garlic bread what more could you want.

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Vicki O’Neill July 2, 2018 - 10:56 PM

I’d live off my Warm Chia & Oat Pudding that I just can’t get enough of this Winter! It’s an adaptation of a recent Weight Watchers AusNZ recipe. Add 1Tbs chia seeds & 2Tbs rolled oats to a small saucepan & stir in 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Simmer & stir constantly for 5 minutes until cooked & thickened. Meanwhile, toast 2tsp flaked almonds in a non-stick frypan & ser aside. Defrost & gently warm 1 cup frozen cherries in the microwave. Serve the warm chia & oat pudding topped with the flaked almonds & warm cherries. Drizzle with a teaspoon or two of pure maple syrup. Sooooooo easy & soooooo good!

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Danielle July 2, 2018 - 11:08 PM

It would have to be curry, with some fluffy rice.
Same base but add different protein and veg combinations. Yum!

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Lucy July 2, 2018 - 11:11 PM

It would have to be creamy lemon butter chicken . Oh my goodness the sauce is amazing. I serve it with steamed rice or cauliflower rice .
I prepare it with my thermomix and then bake in the oven. It’s defiantly a family favourite

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Fleur July 2, 2018 - 11:14 PM

chicken and vegetable soup
because it combines proteins fats and carbs to sustain the body for the whole season

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Jo July 2, 2018 - 11:16 PM

It has to be soup& crusty bread!!! Endless varieties but chicken veg my fave.. best way to use up fridge goods before they expire!!!

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Michelle July 2, 2018 - 11:16 PM

My fave thing would have to be slow cooked lamb shoulder, where the meat is just falling apart and you are fighting your family to eat the crunchy browned pieces. Roasted chat potatoes, honey roasted carrots and homemade gravy using the pan juices. Ultimate!!

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Nusrat Aga July 2, 2018 - 11:19 PM

A hearty spicy, thick, Indian soup made with lamb, wheat, barley and lentils, topped with chopped coriander and mint with a dash of lime, topped generously with deep fried crisp onions. tastes amazing with naan or turkish flat bread.

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Nadia July 2, 2018 - 11:27 PM

Warm apple crisp with a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream. You can have dessert for dinner, right??

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Kyla July 2, 2018 - 11:32 PM

Tonight my 15 yo daughter made something quite simple, but it was so special as she has been unwell and this is the first meal she has made in a long time.

Creamy pasta made with bacon, chicken, sundried tomato and cooking cream and pasta.
So simple yet made with such love ?

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Kim Thomas July 2, 2018 - 11:35 PM

Definitely curried sausages made from scratch using a recipe handed down in our family.
Diced apple, diced onion, curry powder, flour to thicken the sauce, stock, vegies – chunky potoes and sausages cut into thirds. Add more stock or water and slowly simmer. My mouth is watering now! I make a huge pot and we have some for dinner, lunches and I freeze portions for those nights you need something quick!

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Kate Moar July 2, 2018 - 11:38 PM

Tuna money it’s been a favourite of mine since u was young 🙂

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Laura Hilton July 2, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Beef Barley Soup with extra veggies, a nice warm slice of Honey Wheat Bread with a slather of butter or Smart Balance and iced tea. Yum!!!

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Jane McCann July 2, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Pumpkins ?
Pumpkin scones,pumpkin pie,pumpkin soup, pumpkin salads, pumpkin curry!!

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Tammy Flynn July 2, 2018 - 11:57 PM

My Mum’s Lamb Mint Stew – such a wholesome meal full of lamb forequarter chops, potatoes, carrots, onions and peas – in a thick gravy – served with lashings of thick mint sauce … mmmm, my mouth is watering at just the thought! And it takes me back to my childhood!

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Rachael Higgins July 2, 2018 - 11:57 PM

Apple and berry breakfast crumble in morning and pea and ham soup for tea ??

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Leah July 3, 2018 - 12:32 AM

Spaghetti – it’s able to be eaten on top of potato, as a toasted sandwich, the little miss looks adorable eating it – just love spaghetti. ?

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Nicola July 3, 2018 - 12:58 AM

Indian. Chicken Tikka Masala or Butter Chicken or Mango Chicken. And Naan’s. Yes must have Naan’s. ???????? ?

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Aimee N July 3, 2018 - 1:03 AM

Osso Bucco with Saffron Risotto ?

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Natalie July 3, 2018 - 3:37 AM

Pumpkin soup with sourdough bread. Yummy!

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Jessica July 3, 2018 - 5:31 AM

One meal only!! Goodness, in my (most of the time!) organised Kitchen I would never have to only have one meal for winter 😉 But, if I had to, it would be a big batch of Sun-dried tomato and loaded Veggie Beef Bolognese Sauce. Because even though this is one meal, I can be organised and prepared and turn this into many meals! We all know that prior prepping is key, so by having batches of this made, we can enjoy many meals from just one! Pasta, Lasagne, Polenta, Potatoes, Stuffed Capsicums and more! Having the sides prepped ahead makes every night fun, different and no fuss, after a busy day of homeschool, sports or enjoying the glorious sunshine coast winter days. This makes winter fun, warm and easy 🙂

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Simone Vanderberg July 3, 2018 - 5:46 AM

Homemade pea and ham soup.

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Marion Sharman July 3, 2018 - 6:03 AM

My Mum’s Chicken and Potato stew, whilst she is no longer here, this meal is like a huge hug when it’s cold and dreary outside.

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Julia July 3, 2018 - 6:16 AM

A lovely baked spud lite potatoe with a little butter oozing over it with some Heinz BBQ baked beans topped off with some crumbly feta.

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Suellyn Jansen July 3, 2018 - 6:17 AM

Easy!! My partner makes Borscht every winter and I could easily live on it! What’s better than a heart warming bowl of homemade soup made with love??! Warms you from the inside out. Plus not to mention it’s a great way to use up beetroot when it’s cheap and a cute bowl of pink soup makes everyone smile 🙂

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Fiona July 3, 2018 - 6:22 AM

Pumpkin soup!
Before reading your article I would have said shepherds pie from my favourite bakery, you have inspired me to get my cooking on!

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Sandra July 3, 2018 - 6:30 AM

My daughter makes lovely stuffed baked potatoes. It is a great winter meal.

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Teneale July 3, 2018 - 6:46 AM

Pulled lamb Katrina with smash potatoes that have melted cheese through them and a serve of broccoli ? It’s a winner in our house of fussy eaters ?

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Susan July 3, 2018 - 6:47 AM

Risotto in our pressure cooker, 12 minutes, no stirring, versatile and a economic meal. Everyone comes back for seconds

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Jayleen Considine July 3, 2018 - 6:54 AM

Pulled pork it’s in the slow cooker a one pot low fuss wonder.
once it’s cooked its so versatile
Great for sandwiches , with veggies, in wraps, with couscous or rice or kale salad, easy Mexican night or fast snack. And best of all my kids love it too.

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Ryan Duke July 3, 2018 - 7:06 AM

You cannot go wrong with a pumpkin soup with crusty bread on the side, the smallest dollop of csour cream on top, adds a nice touch. Curling up with a good book, pumpkin soup on the side in a nice blanket – heaven

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Donna Brokken July 3, 2018 - 7:15 AM

One of myngavourite winter dinners…I love slow cooked lamb shanks with creamy buttered mashed potatoes and vegies.

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Donna Brokken July 3, 2018 - 7:20 AM

One of my favourite winter dinners…I love slow cooked lamb shanks with creamy buttered mashed potatoes and vegies.

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Dimitra July 3, 2018 - 7:33 AM

Greek meatball soup, which is combined spiced beef and pork meatballs in a comforting soup with avgolemono (egg and plenty of lemon)-perfect winter warmer for me!

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Melissa Beattie July 3, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Definitely soup soup and more soup with crusty sourdough bread!!
I live on soups in winter and cook a range of different ones including minestrone, ham hock with lentils, chicken and corn, pea and ham and pumpkin!!

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Elaina Chandler July 3, 2018 - 7:46 AM

A beef stew packed full of vegies that I cook in the slow cooker, it is gravy based and I have passed the recipe on to many family and friends that all love it as well. I could eat it all winter as I serve it in multiple ways to keep the family from getting bored with it. It can be served with mash or rice, serve it on its on and even make it into my ‘muffin tin’ pies :-

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Kirsten Thomas July 3, 2018 - 8:12 AM

I would have my husband’s lasagna!! He makes it all from scratch (even the pasta sheets!). I know right!! It’s DELICIOUS!!!!!!

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Hayley July 3, 2018 - 8:13 AM

I couldn’t go past a hot roast beef with all the yummy winter veggies and gravy the ultimate comfort food !!

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Jennifer Williams July 3, 2018 - 8:28 AM

Vegetable soup of any type is my go to for a winter meal. You can’t go wrong with this as its warming, healthy and filling.. the perfect combination.

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Meg July 3, 2018 - 8:29 AM

I love to cook up a storm with chicken schnitzel. I slice though breast meat, double crumb it, and pan fry it with a small amount of butter. My family love it time and time again served with an array of mixed vegetables. A great home cooked winter dish.

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Katie July 3, 2018 - 8:31 AM

Nothing better than a slow cooker meal in winter, so easy and delicious! My families favourite.. slow cooker Terriyaki Chicken.. just pull apart the chicken before serving with rice, sliced cabbage and Japanese mayo.. so delicious even my 2 and 4 year olds devour it!

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Karen Wyber July 3, 2018 - 8:35 AM

Roast Lamb with lots of yummy roast vegies and gravy

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Persa July 3, 2018 - 8:41 AM

Any type of stew with mashed potato. Too bad the thighs don’t agree ?

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Pip Archer July 3, 2018 - 8:46 AM

Thai Pumpkin Soup with coriander and baked pita bread. Yum!

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donna July 3, 2018 - 8:46 AM

Shepherds pie of course. Yummy.

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Rose July 3, 2018 - 8:47 AM

Spaghetti bolagnaise with cheese melted in, is me favourite. So filling and fun to eat. This dish always brings all the family wanting more and makes everyone feel happy and relaxed.

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Kelly July 3, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Hot apple pie or apple crumble – served with good quality vanilla ice cream. Yummo!

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Stephanie Veljanovski July 3, 2018 - 9:12 AM

I would love to eat a Irish stew every night I use a beautiful recipe that has the potato sliced and layered over the top with chunks of button it forms like a crispy delicious topping. Such a warming meal for a winters night

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Fiona Fuller July 3, 2018 - 9:27 AM

I would choose macaroni cheese – I have just made some for myself and for my parents so they don’t have to cook tonight. Al dente macaroni, cauliflower rice, crispy diced bacon and wrapped in gooey cheese sauce. When it is time bake it, I add sliced tomato on top and then fresh breadcrumbs. Served with garlic bread.

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Mandy July 3, 2018 - 9:29 AM

That would have to be a Winter Christmas Roast with all the trimmings… Since it every night I would have to use Woolworths Simply Roast Roasting Veg With Garlic And Rosemary to make life simple with some Woolworths Select Gravy Mix Traditional and of course the meat would come from Woolies too!

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Nancy July 3, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Slow cooked lamb shanks served with mashed potato.

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Laura Munro July 3, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Every winter for the past five years or so, a big staple in my house is vegetable soup. Not only does it make my family get extra serves of veggies (boring but true), it’s also a fantastic way to use up any veggies that are about to turn in the crisper.
Chopped onion in the bottom of the saucepan with some butter, add garlic and sauce, toss in chopped veggies and any dried herbs you want to add (sometimes I use rosemary or sage), cover with a couple of litres of stock. Let it all bubble away until the veggies are soft, blitz it and serve with a bit of cream and crusty bread.

Luckily, all three of my kids are partial to my soup. My husband often asks what’s for main!

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Laura Munro July 3, 2018 - 9:41 AM

*saute … not sauce.

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Kathy B July 3, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Beef Stroganoff, it’s my all time favourite winter meal.

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Ellen de Vries July 3, 2018 - 9:47 AM

It would have to be minestrone! Hearty, healthy and affordable. It’s easy to make; in fact it’s the first dinner I learned to cook as a child, so it always reminds me of being in the kitchen with Mum.

Minestrone makes the most of all the beautiful fresh produce at this time of year. I love to cook it slowly on a Sunday afternoon and portion it out into containers for the next few days lunch. It gives me the cosy comfort of home even at my desk 🙂

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Elizabeth Andronicos July 3, 2018 - 9:50 AM

My favourite winter meal is a vegie packed soup that stays on the stove for several nights. Vegies, herbs and spices keep getting added as the flavour matures. The smells waft through the whole house and when the kids bound through the front door from school they all want dinner straight away and because of the wonderful smells they never complain about having their vegies ?.

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Bianca July 3, 2018 - 10:10 AM

It would be a hard choice between classics like a chucky vegetable stew, creamy pumpkin soup complete with toasted bread roll and the catch all favourite savoury mince, but I think it’d have to be the good ol’ toasted sandwich. Endless combinations which all satisfy on a cold, frosty morning – ham, tomato, cheese, turkey, feta, cranberry…. the list goes on!

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Suzanne Black July 3, 2018 - 10:18 AM

spaghetti my kids love spaghetti with some Woolworths home brand garlic bread!
They would eat it every night!

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Maryanne Kuppens-Goodman July 3, 2018 - 10:28 AM

MORE THAN A SOUP.

I make a delicious and warming sweet potato and pumpkin soup with a ginger cashew cream swirled in just before serving. It’s cheap and quick even with the ginger cashew cream. Ingredients can be purchased when on special making it a breeze. It freezes well so we always have some on hand. It can be made in a good blender from start to finish in 10 minutes or 20 minutes start to finish on a stove top. My husband makes naan bread to go with it which is a time friendly addition with a difference that completes it as a meal but even toast or a crusty bread roll goes well. It’s all about what you have on hand and what will be easiest as all options are delicious.

It’s our go to dish all winter. We dress it up for visitors with beautiful home made, light bread rolls with that crunchy exterior. Quick, easy and often spontaneous picnics on sunny winter days with a chill in the air involve a thermos full with cups. Allowing us to get out together as a family with little fuss at the drop of a hat. We take it to any event that involves a shared plate and it’s always a hit when you roll up with a pot of steamy soup and bread. It’s even suitable for vegans.

Minus the ginger cashew cream and we use it as a pasta sauce. Best tip is to add cous cous and curry and use it as an alternative to tomato sauce for pizza using flat bread. We top with chick peas, red onion and rocket for another easy quick meal. It’s my favourite versatile recipe. I can make about 5 different dishes with it.

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Beryl July 3, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Lamb Shank casserole. Lots of veg with it. Yum

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Tamara July 3, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Spaghetti bolognese. And the whole family would probably eat it too! Winner!

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Penny July 3, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Pumpkin – love it as a soup, roasted in the oven, pan fry with garlic & noodles, in a risotto. Such a warm versatile vegetable and so tasty!

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Michelle July 3, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Love spaghetti Bolognese topped with freshly grated parmesan & with some garlic bread on the side !

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Jeannine Barrett July 3, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Every winter I get a hankering for vegan mac & cheese (made with cashews) it’s delicious, filling and a bit naughty.

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Lynda Serpell July 3, 2018 - 11:07 AM

We love Chicken and vegetable soup with Pearl barley, full of so much goodness… I always make a big pot of it so we can enjoy it over a few days.

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Jodie Booth July 3, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Homemade Baked Beans!! Hearty, tick! Healthy, tick! Perfect for leftovers, tick! Kids love it, tick!

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Amanda Thomas July 3, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Pumpkin Soup. ALL. THE. WAY! Everyone eats its and so yummy when I add ginger and coriander. It can go to school in the kids thermos, can also be frozen for those busy nights.

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Penelope White July 3, 2018 - 11:37 AM

My Winter ‘crock pot’ hotpot ~ gravy beef cut into chunks, peel and cut carrots, celery, baby onions, baby potatoes, and any vegetable that you love. Add 1 cup beef stock, a generous amount of cracked pepper, 1 cup red wine & 1 tbsp of brown sugar. Cook on low all day. Thicken with gravy mix; serve with ‘bake at home’ dinner rolls. HOT, YUMMY & RICH & TASTY

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Angela Ivanovici July 3, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Hambone, pea and lentil soup with plenty of garlic and onion – slow cooked for several hours to extract all those lovely flavours and yummy, comforting goodness

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Sonia Cattley July 3, 2018 - 12:11 PM

Lasagna: The perfect winter meal that is filling and also allows you to hide vegetables that have “seen better days”

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Spid July 3, 2018 - 12:56 PM

My mum used to make a great vegetarian mornay that included canned spaghetti, topped with cheese and baked in the oven until golden and crunchy. She also made a terrific vegetable soup with orichiette noodles. It was basically a clear veggie broth with onions, pumpkin and a whole host of root veggies and great big orichiette noodles. Served with fresh buttered bread, it was just yum.

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Jayne Gatenby July 3, 2018 - 1:12 PM

It has to be Slow cooker Pumpkin soup with hot, fresh bread rolls. Nothing better to fill you up and keep you warm. Too yummy.

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Jocelyn miguel July 3, 2018 - 1:27 PM

It would have to be chicken noodle soup. It’s a favorite in our household most especially at winter. It’s packed full of flavor and nutrients.

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Linda July 3, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Soup!!! Any kind, always feels like a hug in a bowl ?

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Jess July 3, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Definitely cottage pie with crusty bread rolls. I don’t like winter at all but when I’m eating this meal with my family I temporarily forget about the cold as this meal is so hearty and warms you from the inside out!!

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Tracy July 3, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Roast beef, crunchy roasted potatoes, pumpkin, carrot, parsnip and sweet potato, with Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower, broccoli and heaps of gravy. I’d put on a lot of weight eating it every night over winter, but it would be delicious!

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Natasha Bainbridge July 3, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Lamb shanks and mashed potatoes. Yummmmmmm

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Kyla July 3, 2018 - 2:35 PM

I have a love affair with soup over winter, in the slow cooker of a morning and ready to eat when you get home is always a winner. Chicken, vegetable and pearl barley in the crock pot for tonight and I’ll happily eat it for lunch tomorrow too!

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Amy July 3, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Pumpkin Soup with a nice home bread to dip

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Mandy July 3, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Fresh homemade taco’s. I love the crunchy texture of the shell mixed with the warmth of the mince filling, a bit of heat from some good salsa and the freshness of salad.

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Saranne July 3, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Shepherds pie! It has loads of veggies, cost effective and gives you that warm fuzzy feeling even on the coldest of days. It reminds me of home.

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Amelia July 3, 2018 - 3:11 PM

It’d be shrimp of course. Because there’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad… 😉

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Emma July 3, 2018 - 3:21 PM

My Nana’s pumpkin soup is AMAZING! If that is all I could eat EVER again I would be a happy lady.

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Lee-anne Eathorne July 3, 2018 - 3:22 PM

The closest we get to a winter warmer in North Queensland is a Roast Pork with baked apples wrapped in prosciutto. Yum!

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Cindy July 3, 2018 - 3:27 PM

A bowl of laksa! My type of comfort food!

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catherine July 3, 2018 - 3:43 PM

Chicken, vegetable and quinoa soup. Filling and nutritious!

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Erin Warne July 3, 2018 - 4:05 PM

I would be breaking all of the rules with this meal, but it is my favourite meal of all time. My Mum’s chicken and corn vol au vants with home made fried rice.

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Paula July 3, 2018 - 4:07 PM

In winter I love a beautiful roasted pumpkin and spinach risotto with Pine Nuts… Meat Free, packed with vegies, warm and comforting, makes a big batch with leftovers for lunch and can be frozen for those days when I’m running out the door to get to work.

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Danielle Ward July 3, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Slow cooker pea and ham soup with lots of winter vegetables and crusty sour dough bread!

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Kim July 3, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Beef and red wine casserole with mash potato is my favourite

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Tracy Greer July 3, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Spaghetti Bol with herb bread and a salad, It’s budget friendly, you can hide lots of veggies and it always tastes better the next day.

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Jaz July 3, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Massaman Beef Curry with a hint of chillies, top with coriander & peanuts with a bowl of steaming rice. Who could resist it?
Not me, even better the next day. Yummy…

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Kate July 3, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Chicken Curry and Rice

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Angela Tylee July 3, 2018 - 7:02 PM

A plate of warm and comforting roast vegetables. Particularly potato and sweet potato, with grated cheese sprinkled over them just before they come out of the oven… Delicious!

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Julie Leitch July 3, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Slow cooked Osso bucco on a bed of creamy mashed potato! Yum!

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Melissa July 3, 2018 - 7:53 PM

My favourite winter meal would have to be beef bourguignon, it’s hearty and warm and my boys love it, have even made enough for leftovers and put into pies ?
Served with lots of veggies and mash potatoes

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Allison July 3, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Apples! Grab one on the go, stew a heap and cover with oat crumble for dessert, core one and fill with sultanas and microwave for a warm snack, slice one on my porridge in the morning…so versatile, cheap, yummy and healthy ??

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Ursula wendt July 3, 2018 - 8:03 PM

Minestrone Soup ? warming but not too heavy.

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Laura Lumby July 3, 2018 - 8:47 PM

soup. So simple, but so vesatile. And I know I am eating healthy vegetables!!

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Meg Chapman July 3, 2018 - 9:10 PM

A Sunday roast surrounded by family in a warm kitchen drinking a glass of wine and snacking on a cheese platter.

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Katherine July 3, 2018 - 9:17 PM

A slow cooker roast and veggies. So easy to put together and can be put together before work and ready when you get home. We have one every week and love how much flavour and moisture the meat has

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Kerrie Taylor July 3, 2018 - 11:25 PM

Cauliflower and Bacon Soup…because who doesn’t like bacon! 🙂

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Kylie M July 4, 2018 - 8:55 AM

A four-hour slow cooked spaghetti bolognese with grated parmesan cheese and a big glass of wine 🙂

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Natalie S July 4, 2018 - 11:42 AM

Creamy pumpkin soup with fresh crusty bread nothing better on cold winter days

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