I wish you could SMELL it! This is an amazing alternative Christmas Dinner side dish that will give your guests the chance to sample some delicious fermented festive fruits and veggies. It also makes great edible gifts when divided into smaller jars. This festive ferment will be a big people pleaser as an 'alternative' side dish at Christmas lunch. 1/2 white cabbage ((shredded))1/2 red cabbage ((shredded))300 g fresh cranberries5 cm piece of fresh ginger ((grated))zest & juice of 1 orangezest and juice of 1 lemon1 tsp ground mixed spice3 tsp sea saltcinnamon sticks, 2 x star anise, 10 x cloves Mix all the ingredients apart from the cinnamon sticks, star anise and cloves into a large mixing bowl. Stir to coat all of the vegetables with the salt and then massage until the veggies start to break down and water starts to

I've modified this Korean classic for modern British life so that you can enjoy the benefits of fermented foods without having to hunt down the obscure ingredients they normally include! 1 basic cabbage ((napa or chinese cabbage if you can find one))10 small radishes ((grated or finely sliced))1 thumb sized piece fresh ginger root ((grated))2 cloves garlic ((grated))1 red chilli ((chopped))1 tsp red chilli flakes1 large white onion (roughly chopped)2 tsp sea salt1 tsp fish sauce, tamari or soy sauce Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and leave to sit for 30-60 minutesMassage the ingredients for a little while, until the water starts to come out of the veggies (due to the salt).Then, place all of the ingredients into a glass Kilner type jar and press them down VERY firmly, packing them in tight. There should be water/brine

  Carrots and parnsips are in season right now so there is no better time to indulge in some delicious honey-roast produce. 4 large carrots (peeled and chopped into batons)4 large parsnips (peeled and chopped into batons)1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon BuyWholeFoodsOnline.com Raw Honey ((<a href="https://www.buywholefoodsonline.com/raw-coriander-bulgarian-honey-907g.html">https://www.buywholefoodsonline.com/raw-coriander-bulgarian-honey-907g.html</a>)) Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C.Peel and chop the carrots and parsnips into batons - try your best to chop them all into even sizes, so that they cook evenly.Place into a mixing bowl and coat the veggies evenly with the oil and honey (https://www.buywholefoodsonline.com/raw-coriander-bulgarian-honey-907g.html)Spread onto a large baking sheet and cover with tin foil. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then, remove the foil on top and place back in the oven for a further 5-10 minutes until golden brown on the edges.Serve with your favourite roast, and our galicky roast potatoes

  I love making fermented foods, not only do they taste amazing, but they're teaming with good bacteria which may improve our gut health! I've added a beautifully tasty pickling spice from buywholefoodsonline.co.uk to this one! Check it out! 1 red cabbage (chopped finely)2 tsp sea salt2 tsp pickling spice by buywholefoodsonline.com (<a href="https://www.buywholefoodsonline.com/pickling-spice-125g.html">https://www.buywholefoodsonline.com/pickling-spice-125g.html</a>)additional 2% brine if needed ((20g sea salt to 1 litre of filtered water)) Save one or two of the large leaves of the cabbage before chopping it. Then, chop the red cabbage finely and place it in the mixing bowl. Sprinkle with the sea salt and the pickling spices. Then, with your hands, massage the cabbage for around 20-30 minutes until the salt starts to draw the moisture from the cabbage.Then, pack the cabbage tightly into your sterilised glass jar. Use the end of a wooden rolling pin to

This is a long recipe, but so worth it in the end! 2 kg maris piper potatoes1 bulb garlic3 tbsp unsalted butter1 tbsp olive oil Preheat the oven to 180 degrees CPeel the potatoes and keep them whole. Try your best to use potatoes that are roughly the same size. Boil a pan of water and par-boil them whole for 15 minutes. Drain in a colander or sieve and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes until they have dried off completely. Then, shake the colander slightly to ruffle up the edges of the potatoes.Place the butter and olive oil into a large roasting tin and then add the potatoes. Toss them around in the fats to coat them.Smash the garlic bulb and gently squash each clove, then add them whole to the roasting pan alongside the potatoesRoast in the oven for 1

  This unbelievably quick salsa recipe will make you look like a total badass. Minimal ingredients, minimal fuss, MAXIMUM flavour. 1 large mango ((chopped into 1cm cubes))1 red bell pepper (capsicum) ((chopped roughly))1 punnet cherry tomatoes ((halved))1 handful fresh coriander leaves and stalks ((finely chopped))1 red chilli ((finely diced))1 tbsp apple cider vinegar2 tbsp olive oil1 lime (juice of) Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Super simple!

Roasted veggies go with ANYTHING! But there's a knack to getting them just right. They take time, but they're worth the wait! 2 large courgettes (zucchini)1 red bell pepper 1 yellow bell pepper2 red onions2 large carrots1 butternut squash2 large parsnips2 sprigs fresh thyme4 sprigs fresh rosemary6 cloves garlic4 tbsp olive oil Preheat the oven to 220 degrees and prepare a very large baking tray or roasting pan with some greaseproof paper.Roughly chop all the veg. Make sure to chop the courgettes into very large discs, around 2-3cm width. Peel and halve the garlic cloves.Toss all the veg and herbs in the olive oil and then spread onto the baking tray/roasting tray.Place in the oven for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and toss around. Place back in the oven for a further 20 minutes. Keep an eye for the final