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Must-have comfort recipes

By BaxterStorey 16 Jun 2023

Eat away your blues with these soul-warming recipes 😄

Whether its long study sessions, busy schedules or homesickness getting you down, it's important to take the time to look after yourself. Indulging in a comforting meal can do wonders for your well-being, which is why for Loneliness Awareness Week (12-18 June) we're diving into some of the must-have comfort dishes you need under your belt. 

Carrot and ginger soup 🥣

Super simple to make, this soup is full of nutrients, veggies and soul. Soup can be a very nostalgic dish and is often associated with being cared for, making it very comforting. The warmth can also help calm you down and feel more positive, so there's no doubt that this recipe should be on your cosy-dish list. 

Watch one of our chefs show you how it's done below or find the full recipe here. 

Garlic bread grilled cheese 🥪

To satisfy your appetite even more, pair your creamy soup with this garlicky grilled cheese for a classic combo that never disappoints! This unique take on cheesy garlic bread will have you asking 'why have I never thought of this before?!'

Spaghetti Bolognese 🍝

Calling all pasta lovers, get ready to twirl your forks for this timeless classic. This beloved Italian dish made with al dente pasta, smothered in a rich and meaty sauce is a powerful healer. As a really customisable recipe, you can experiment with flavours to suit your tastes. Looking for a veggie version? Check out our easy recipe here

Thai green curry 🍛

Warm, spicy and colourful. Thai green curry provides the perfect blend of spices, creamy coconut and aromatic herbs to give you a warm culinary hug. Cook it with chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu to personalise it to your tastebuds. For some inspiration, take a look at our sweet potato Thai curry recipe

Macaroni and cheese 🧀

Nothing beats the timeless appeal of macaroni and cheese when it comes to comfort food. This simple but mouth-watering dish offers a delicious mix of textures from the dreamy creamy base to crunchy topping. Bake in the oven until golden and bubbly for the perfect bite. 

Slow cooker sausage casserole 🥘

Are you the type of student to always lose track of time? Then this one-pot slow cooker recipe might be the the perfect no-fuss meal for you. With little preparation and the ability to be assembled ahead of time, casseroles are convenient, cosy and satisfying without compromising flavour. The smell in your kitchen alone should be enough to put a smile on your face.

P.S. Don't forget the thick bread to mop up that silky sauce! 

Find comfort in the warm embrace of food with these delicious dishes. 


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