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Winter Warmers - Delicious Recipes & Eco Friendly Soup Packaging

Hello winter! It’s a cold one today, and it goes without saying that winter staples include hot chocolate and soup. Snuggle up to a fire, or wrap up in a blanket, and enjoy one of these delicious vegan recipes that are just made for a chilly winter’s evening.

 

Vegan Hot Chocolate

A creamy homemade vegan hot chocolate recipe that's the perfect way to warm up.

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

160ml milk of choice (almond, coconut, oat, or even plain dairy works for a non-vegan option)

80ml coconut milk (or additional milk of choice)

2 - 3 tbsp cocoa powder

1-2 tbsp sweetener of choice, as desired

Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

For extra deliciousness, try these easy optional flavours: add in a dash of peppermint extract; 1 tsp of instant coffee, or 1 – 2 tsp of peanut butter.

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Instructions:

Whisk all ingredients in a pan on the stovetop, or in a mug in the microwave for 30 second intervals.  Stir well until hot and the cocoa has dissolved. Lastly, add in the vanilla, and whisk to finish. Serve and enjoy!

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Vegan Tomato Soup

This easy vegan tomato soup is the perfect appetizer. It’s ready in 30 minutes!

Ingredients: (makes 4 servings)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 small red onion, diced

800g (roughly 2 cans) of whole peeled tomatoes

240ml water

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp smoked paprika (regular sweet paprika works, too)

kosher salt to taste

80ml light coconut milk

Instructions:

Heat olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pot, over medium-low heat. When the pot is hot, add onions and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the onions are soft. Stir often to keep the onions from burning.

Add the entire can of whole tomatoes, including the liquid, and 1 cup of water. Using the back of a wooden spoon, gently smash the tomatoes. Add dried oregano, dried basil, paprika, and a pinch of kosher salt. Raise the heat to medium and bring everything to boil. Let soup simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn off heat. Let the soup cool off for 5 minutes before transferring to a blender to blend.

Return soup to pot and stir in coconut milk.

Serve in bowls with black pepper, basil leaves, and cashew cream, if you like.

 

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Shop our range of hot cups and soup packaging to complement these warm foods for a winter menu!

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Vegan hot chocolate recipe sourced from https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/vegan-hot-chocolate-recipe/

Vegan tomato soup recipe sourced from https://healthynibblesandbits.com/vegan-tomato-soup/#tasty-recipes-12626