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Winter Warmers for your Arro Home Bowl

June 23, 2017

Now that the cooler months are upon us, we’ve started hankering for something warm to fill our Arro Home bowls. Grab your spoons, set out a placemat, and sit down for some super easy winter warmers to satisfy your belly.

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 Garlic, garlic, broth, and garlic

Whether you’re warding away vampires or you just really like the taste, Salt and Wind’s super garlicky broth will definitely satisfy. We’re particularly big on the combo of slow-roasted tomatoes and a WHOLE HEAD of garlic. Great for winter colds, not so great for minty fresh breath – if you’re heading out of the home post-soup, then follow this one up with a glass of water or five.

A tasty vego rice bowl

There’s something deeply comforting about a bowl of fluffy rice. Cover it in veges and you might be close to meeting the government’s recommended 5-a-day. Bonus! The best thing about the rice bowl is that it can be extremely simple, or you can go all out – which basically makes it the perfect meal for an in-house date night. Grab that vase of flowers and dim the lights.

The classic popcorn

It’s certainly not a meal (no judgement if you disagree) but home-popped popcorn is one of our favourite winter snacks. It’s warm, it’s salty, and when you eat it while wrapped in a throw, on the couch, it tastes just like being a kid! If you’re looking for extra style points, toss the popcorn through some paprika. It’s pretty excellent.

 A slow-cooked stew

If you have the time, and the inclination, you can’t really go wrong with anything described as “slow cooked”. This recipe for slow cooked beef short ribs with creamy mash, found over at What Katie Ate, pretty much ticks every winter warmer box: simple, tasty, comforting, warm, and sorta, kinda fancy. Definitely worth pulling out the napkins for this one.

Lazy nachos

Nachos can be much more than cheese-covered chips you eat while watching netflix on your doona. Style them up at the bean stage, chucking in diced vegetables and spices – whatever takes your fancy. We’re a bit partial to using a heavy helping of adobo sauce. It’s a little spicy but heat is the point here, right? Nachos are best eaten on the couch, in front of the television. If that’s sounding a little messy, just grab a fancy tea towel and, voila, a makeshift table cloth for your lap.

The big bowl of… takeaway

While it’s always lovely to whip out an apron, there are times when you just want to order some takeaway dumplings to eat with your takeaway bok choy. Lay out some potholders, set down your takeaway containers, and then go nuts. You’ve earned it.