Hi everyone! While one of the busiest month of the year has just started I want to help some of you who is still deciding on your Christmas dinner menu. I will share my variations for side dishes along with the tips about cooking for the festive dinner, time saving and some secrets from my personal experience.
Today I want to share with you this easy to make but wholesome and beautiful salad which goes good with red meat as well as with chicken and look good on the festive table.
Parsnips are not so popular as carrots, but I love them for their delicate flavour and sweetness. Roasted with coriander they have earthy flavour which goes great with the lentils! Crispy apples add texture and halloumi make it work all together good. You can try to use oranges instead lemons for the dressing as well.

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A few weeks before the most important holiday in a year my mum always made a list of what to cook. She was planning a holiday menu and I loved to take part in it. I remember that every year our table was so beautiful. We had different dinnerware sets, most of them were classic and simple, but we also had a special one – white porcelain with silver ornament. Every year my mum served our table with it. She put a beautiful tablecloth, napkins. And I remember how important it was, as much as the food she cooked. It was an important part of celebration Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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Here we are – a little bit more until the magic begins. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, I have no doubts about it. I already am listening to all the Christmas songs on repeat and thinking on the festive dinner menu.

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As you all know I do put quality of food on the first place when it comes to cooking. I think using seasonal produce makes your food twice tastier automatically.
When Waitrose invited me to visit their farm I was very exited because to be honest I didn’t know how much of Waitrose produce is grown just 1 hour away from London in Hampshire.

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Hello winter! I love autumn season the most, you know (hehe), but December is the most special winter period, the most long-awaited month. Do you already feel the Christmas spirit? I want to shoot some special Christmas recipes for blog next week, so don’t forget to check them, my friends. Read More