Put your best foot forward into 2020 with our top tips for how to shake off that festive indulgence and start the new year.
A wholesome meal
It’s still chilly outside and post-festive indulgence, we’ve found a recipe that combines comfort food with convenience – plus, it serves 6–8 and freezes well, so there’ll be plenty left over if you don’t want to share.
2 large onions, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 x 400g tins whole Italian tomatoes in tomato juice
1 bird’s-eye chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
200g ready-made butter puff pastry
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 slices of Emmental
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil seasoning
1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°c/gas mark 6, with the baking tray inside. Then, begin by cooking the onions, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and some seasoning over a gentle heat until the onions are soft and melting, which will take about 30 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, roughly chop the tomatoes and drain them in a sieve. Now add the tomatoes, chilli, sugar, garlic and rosemary to the onions and cook over a gentle heat (stirring from time to time) until everything has reduced and become thick. This will take about 45 minutes.
3. Remove the pan from the heat, cool and add some seasoning. While the tomato filling cools, roll the pastry to a 28cm round and line your dish, pushing the pastry well into the edges, then trim away the pastry hanging over the side with a small sharp knife and prick the base.
4. Now, spread the mustard over the base using the back of a tablespoon, cut each of the slices of Emmental into four and spread them out evenly.
5. When the tomato filling has cooled, spread it evenly over the cheese and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Place on the preheated baking tray and bake on the centre shelf for 30 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and deep golden brown.
6. When it comes out of the oven, drizzle with the remaining oil and serve cut into wedges.
7. To freeze: When it’s absolutely cold, wrap it in double foil. Then, reheat on a baking tray at the same temperature for 10 minutes before serving.
A wardrobe refresh
There’s no time like the New Year to declutter your wardrobe and identify the key pieces you’re missing. Make your space work for you with our handy storage solutions, and pick up beautiful basics you can wear all season.
A warming wind-down
Take some time for yourself with an indulgent bath. Light a candle in your favourite fragrance (we love rich and uplifting Pomegranate) and add nourishing oil to relax tired muscles. Don’t forget a fluffy towel for afterwards, too.
A rest resolution
Make 2020 the year you get the sleep you deserve, every night. Start with some gorgeous pyjamas in super-soft fabrics, and dress your bed in lovely new linen (because it deserves a fresh start to the year, too).
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