LFHW Xmas recipes

Some fantastic recipes for your Xmas leftovers from Love Food Hate Waste Scotland

For now though, here are your Christmas recipes…



As someone who likes to make sure I do what I say my parties have to involve raiding the fridge and freezer and store cupboard to make sure I am truly making the most of the food I already have...saving money for that extra party glamour!

So here are my 10 choices for making the party go with a swing based on what's often in our cupboards at home. If nothing suits you click on 'party food' on the recipe pages in the first drop down box and see what you could do:

File 1261Before you do anything else go to our party portion planner and find out just how many nibbles you need for your guests
Plan ahead – life is easier with lists! By having a plan of the party food you will be cooking over the festive period you will cut down on your shopping, costs and waste.
Don’t feel like you have to stick to a recipe completely – use what you’ve got and you’ll become much more creative in the process!
File 277Bacon and Onion Flaky Pastry Rolls - flat flaky, palm-shaped little bites that can be made ahead of time and frozen. A winner with the younger members of the family i.e. my nephew!
My brothers favourite: Chicken and Bacon Skewers with Chinese Dip
Try White stilton and Apricot toasts - use any strong cheese you have and any bread to hand. I'm a bit of a devotee for these!
File 285One for my mother in law: Italian Mixed Bruschetta. Bruschetta is a great way of using up items from the fridge and basically anything goes! Another tip is to keep bread rolls in the freezer; they defrost in 30 minutes and are the perfect size for making bruschetta.
Mini Falafel with Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip - the husband's top request!
Roast vegetable tartlets - a new one I'm trying this year, making them smaller for nibbles.
File 865and finally Vegetable "Offcut" Bhajis - these golden nuggets of nutty spiced sweet warmth are a great way of using up the bits of veg that don't make the beauty contest grade. I love them!
File 733Oh, and if you're a sweet toothed kind of party host try peanut butter and white chocolate cheesecake. A gooey peanutty base, silky white chocolate centre, and a crunchy hazelnut topping, this is a very very rich dessert - one that could be served in shot glasses to go with the finger food theme!

Have a wonderful parties over the festive period and remember they don't have to cost the earth - not if you do it the Love Food Hate Waste way!

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