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Comfort Food for Cold Days

If you're looking for an alternative to chugging down detox juices and gnawing your way through another salad we've got just what you need! A beautiful collection of delicious soups, stews, cakes & bakes to warm you up.
 
Last weekend our newsletter was all about healthy recipes, but 'Comfort food' is actually one of the top things people search for online when it comes to recipes at this time of year. You can never underestimate what a good bowl of soup can do for your soul. We love simple, hearty recipes that both fill you up and keep you going on cold days. 
 
Why not try out some of these fantastic recipes from our #SmallCityRecipes column, you might just discover a few to add to your repertroire in 2017.

Gallery Photographer: Gill Murray is a commercial photographer and stylist who specialises in Food and Drink. 

Pear & Parsnip Soup>>

A simple recipe that makes full use of Winter's harvest, this warming, sweet Pear and Parsnip soup is a winner. 

Butternut Squash, Orange & Chilli Soup>>

It sounds grand but is actually super easy to make and amazingly tasty to eat.  That velvety smooth finish of butternut squash with the hint of orange and chilli just lifts it to another level.

Watercress Soup with a Creamy Swirl>>

A little burst of green is good for your heart and your taste buds. This watercress soup is packed full of nutrients and tastes delicious!

Life Changing Bread>>

What's soup without a decent bit of bread eh? This recipe is a delicious gluten free alternative to bread. Chia & flax seeds make it practically a superfood in itself.

Turbot & Chorizo Stew>>

This recipe comes from Fonab Castle Hotel and Spa's 3 AA Rosette Award Sandeman's fine dining restaurant in Pitlochry. 

Hearty Beef Stew>>

There is nothing better in winter than a crisp and energetic walk followed by getting cozy with a hearty bowl of stew in front of the fire.

Beef Bourgignon>>

A French classic that's just urging you to go out and buy a tasty chunk of Perthshire beef to make it with!

Creamy Mushroom Brioche>>

The earthy flavours of mushrooms combine perfectly with the sweetness of the brioche and cream. A mushroom lovers comfort food!

Haggis lasagne>>

From the wonderful bar and restaurant McKays in Pitlochry comes this delicious take on lasagne.  It's a great use of the traditional Scottish ingredient in wholesome cooking.

Sausage, Pepper & Bean Casserole>>

This hearty casserole with sausage, pepper and bean is the perfect thing to serve up on a cold night.

Creamy Tartiflette>>

Thanks to Glendoick Garden Centre for this creamy tartiflette which shows how easy it is to dress up the humble tattie, a true food hero.

Roasted Pear Crumble>>

Easy to follow and makes the perfect sweet and crumbly dessert every time.

Banana And Lavender Loaf>>

This gorgeous take on a Banana Loaf uses lavender to bring a beautifully soft scent and fresh flavour to everyone's favourite teatime treat.

Peanut Butternut Pancakes>>

Why wait till Shrove Tuesday? Enjoy this peanut butter version for breakfast any day!

Easy Chocolate Truffles>>

A super easy chocolate truffle is a brilliantly good recipe to have up your sleeve. Perfect for curling up on the sofa with to catch up on all that Christmas telly!