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Healthy Bonfire Night Food

The dark, chilly evenings at this time of year sporadically light up as noisy firework displays enthral audiences around the UK. Bonfire night is here!

On the 5th November, 1605, Guy Fawkes was arrested whilst guarding a pile of explosives beneath the House of Lords (the upper house of Parliament in London, UK). This arrest foiled a conspiracy by a group of English Catholics to assassinate King James I of England, a Protestant king. From that day on, the public have celebrated the king’s survival with an evening of bonfires and fireworks.

It can be difficult to eat well at public celebrations, with burger vans and doughnut stalls touting their wares. But our tempting recipes should keep you warm on those chilly evenings. You might even consider hosting your own fireworks evening!

Smoked Butternut Chilli

butternut chilli

Meat-free days don’t have to be boring! Vibrantly orange butternut squash, clashing with the deep, fiery red hues of the sauce, this gluten-free, vegetarian chilli looks as good as it tastes. Smoked paprika adds an exciting undertone to a very satisfying dish, and it’s economical too!

Boston Baked Beans

boston baked beans

This dish is full of flavour, pearly haricot beans coated in a glossy, slightly sweet and garlicky tomato sauce with succulent, melting pork belly. Serve spooned over crispy skinned jacket potatoes and you might never look at your tinned convenience beans the same way again.

Candied Paprika Nuts

paprika nuts

These nuts are a special treat and are the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day. As the hot paprika spiced maple syrup cools, the roasted nuts are coated in a sticky, amber caramel; sweet with a hint of salt and spice. Good food has never tasted better!

Toffee Apple Crumble

toffee apple crumble

Eating clean doesn’t have to mean doing away with life’s little treats. For those of you with a sweet tooth, this oozing, sticky, refined sugar-free, crumble should hit the spot. The apples are sweetened with pure maple syrup which means that the topping doesn’t need the large amounts of refined sugar used in traditional recipes.

 

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