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The Ultimate 3-Course Meal To Keep You Warm During Winter

Published 15 June 2022

The Ultimate 3-Course Meal To Keep You Warm During Winter

There’s nothing like a hearty meal to warm you up this winter. Scouring the web for the best winter recipes, we’ve put together the perfect winter 3-course menu that is quick, easy and delicious. 

If you don’t have all the right kitchen appliances to get the job done, you don’t need to stress! 

Start renting them from Releaseit, save your money and make memorable meals. 

Keep reading for our favourite winter recipes to keep you warm.

Winter Recipes Roundup 

1. Hearty Pumpkin Soup

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Winter soup recipes can be the perfect dish to warm you up in the cooler months. A favourite of ours is a classic creamy pumpkin soup. Our favourite way to make this Tefal-inspired recipe is with the Tefal Cook4Me Touch Black Wifi Pressure Cooker

Here’s the recipe: 

Serves four people

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup peeled chopped onion
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 3 cups peeled chopped pumpkin
  • 150 g peeled chopped potato
  • 4 cups vegetable stock

Method: 

  1. Prep your ingredients
  2. Preheat the pot and add oil—Brown onions and garlic for 2 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well to combine.
  4. Pressure Cooking Time: 15 mins
  5. Season to taste and serve.

2. Roast Chook & Vegetables

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If you haven’t used an air fryer, have you lived? In 2022, the air fryer is arguably one of the most used kitchen appliances because you can cook up a whole feast using one device. 

We love prepping a classic roast chook and veg in the Philips Airfryer XXL Digital Black. The best part is that you can play around with the flavours and jazz it up as you see fit. Here’s one of our favourite winter dinner recipes with a tasty spin on your classic chicken and veg: 

Serves four people 

Ingredients:

Spiced Chicken:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Cumin

Vegetables:

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 large potato
  • 2-3 large carrots
  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt

Method:

  1. Set your air fryer to "air fry"  and preheat to 180°C
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chicken spices (chilli powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cumin and paprika) to make a spice rub. Coat the chicken breasts with 1/2 Tbsp. Olive oil followed by the spice rub. Set aside.
  3. Peel carrots and potatoes (optional). Cut the carrots into small pieces and the potatoes into cubes. 
  4. Cut the onion in half and remove the outer layer. Then cut each half into fourths. Make sure to separate all the layers of the onion. 
  5. Add all the veggies to a bowl. Coat with 1/2 Tbsp. Of olive oil and a pinch of salt. 
  6. Dump the vegetables into the preheated air fryer basket. Place the chicken breasts on the vegetables and close the air fryer–cook for 35 minutes. Halfway through cooking, flip the chicken and give the veggies a good shake. 

Pro tip: Drizzle your carrots with honey or maple syrup to enhance the sweet profile. 

Enjoy! Serve immediately and enjoy! Store leftovers in sealed containers in the fridge. 

3. Sticky Date Pudding

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Who doesn’t love ending a 3-course meal on a sweet note? The classic decadent sticky date pudding is always a crowd-pleaser—especially the butterscotch sauce and cream. You won’t be able to stop at one bite. 

But the best part is that you can make it all in one KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer. The butterscotch sauce and cream make it extra moist and will make it hard to stop at one bite. 

Check out our KitchenAid-inspired winter dessert recipe below: 

Serves four people 

Ingredients:
Pudding

  • 200g pitted dates, chopped
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g butter, softened
  • ¾ cup (115g) brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (45g) caster sugar
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1¼ (185g) cup self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • icing sugar and thickened cream for serving

Caramel sauce

  • ¾ cup (115g) brown sugar
  • 40g butter
  • 150ml cream
  • 1 tbsp orange liqueur

Method:

Pudding

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base of a 7cm deep, 22cm (base) cake pan and set aside. 
  2. Place the dates and water into a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and stir in the bicarbonate of soda and set aside to cool.
  3. Attach the flat beater to the stand mixer. Place the butter and sugars into the mixing bowl. Turn to speed 4, beat for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and continue beating for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the flour, softened dates and cinnamon. Mix on the lowest speed until combined.
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared cake pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn onto a plate. Set aside and allow to stand for 5 minutes while making the caramel sauce.

Caramel sauce

  1. Place the ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl. Cook for 5 minutes on high, stirring after 1 minute (sauce will thicken slightly). 


To serve: Dust the pudding with icing sugar. Place a large scoop of pudding into a serving bowl, drizzle with sauce and top with a large dollop of cream.

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