Lets start with:
Thug Kitchen's Pumpkin Chilli
Blog: The Taste Space
Bookmarked from: Thug Kitchen
Blog: Fab Food 4 All
Bookmarked from: One of her's mother's recipes.
Middle Eastern Inspired Spicy Chickpea, Eggplant and Tahini Stew
Blog: Lisa's Kitchen
Bookmarked from: Rosa's Yummy Yums
Blog: Green Gourmet Giraffe
Bookmarked from: SBS
Blog: Searching for Spice
Bookmarked from: Step-by-Step Baking by Caroline Bretherton
Chocolate Hazelnut Crackles
Blog: Chocolate Log Blog
Bookmarked from: Apple & Spice
No Croutons Required
For this month's recipes I was looking for festive photos. I was thinking of Christmas trees and frosty landscapes, children dressed up and presents under a tree. I was thinking of gingerbread houses and egg nog, but I don't think I described it very well as I ended quite a few recipes didn't look very festive at all. Still there are some stonkingly good recipes here, so do read on.
Real Vegetable Mish-Mash Soup
by the Gluten Free Alchemist
Kate used lots of seasonal vegetables for this mish-mash soup including broccoli, brussel sprouts and butternut squash.
In fact it has so much veg in it, it easily gives your your five a day.
Poor FFF is struggling with her new braces and living on soups and smoothies at the moment, but she is trying not to let it get her down and is making all sorts of soup to fill and cheer her up. Including this rather gorgeous butternut squash and lentil soup. A woman after my own heart.
by From Italy with Food
Michela made this soup while wishing for snow. We haven't had any here yet, but there could be some to come. It's certainly cold enough.
Michela made a rich soup of cauliflower and potato, seasoned with thyme and topped with juicy mushrooms.
by Style Nectar
Juliane has gone for the super or should I say souper, healthy with this soup. It is vegan and raw. Served warm rather than hot. A generous amount of coconut make this a creamy and satisfying soup. Just what we all need after the excess of Christmas and so pretty too.
Spiced Christmas Biscuits
by Blue Kitchen Bakes
Jen was inspired to make something different this year and after spotting a cookie cutter set from Lakeland, she decided to make this tree of spiced and iced biscuits.
Doesn't it look spectacular? She already has an order in to make another one. I can understand why.
by De Tout Coeur Limousin
Ema made these flavourful prunes to enjoy over yoghurt for breakfast, but she said they also make a really affordable edible food gift for friends.
You could also substitute the orange juice for some rum or Armagnac. They do look rather lush I am imagining them with ice cream. Mmmmmmm!
by Herbs, Spices and Tradition
Sadhna doesn't celebrate Christmas as a religious festival, but as her grandchildren love it so much she gets into the Christmas spirit with them each year.
This year Sadhna made these shortbread cookies, which she adds cream cheese to . The cream cheese helps with the texture and gives a good shape to the cookies. Don't they look pretty?
by Fab Food 4 All
Camilla has wonderful memories of this pudding as a child. It was traditionally served on Christmas Eve which is a special time in Danish homes. She didn't really like rice pudding when she was litttle but was happy to eat it to find the hidden almond or to pick a prize. She learned to love it as she grew up and now she serves it with cherry sauce.
Me, I love rice pudding!
by Green Gourmet Giraffe
Johanna has her Christmas baking mojo on and she has baked tons this month including a few batches of these mini mince pies. Johanna didn't want to use egg yolk like she did last year in her pastry as she hates the waste of leftover egg white. She found a great recipe and has made batches of these chocolate mince pies using her mini muffin try. They look great!
That's it folks. A happy New Year to you all. May 2015 be a good one for you.
I did say I would have a winner for this month's No Croutons Required. My winner is Jen with her cookie tree. A worthy winner as I am sure you will agree.
Lisa will be taking over the first No Croutons Required of the year over at Lisa's Kitchen, so head over there with your veggie soups and salads next month.
Bookmarked Recipes - January 2015 is now open, Scroll down for the linky. Remember they must be veggie and I am now asking for only one entry per blog. Please use the logo and link to this post to enter.