Cook Once Eat Twice January

Cook Once Eat Twice January 2017

Happy New Year!  And welcome to the biggest #CookOnceEatTwice round up yet!  Thank you to everyone who joins in and makes it such a success each month.

December was a bumper month with 29 fantastically diverse recipes including plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.  There were dishes you could serve on Christmas day: stuffings and boozy cranberry sauce, various side dishes and a choice of 2 ham recipes.  Mincemeat was a popular ingredient with a few recipes containing mincemeat plus a beautiful light vegan mincemeat if you wanted to make it yourself.  There were even two different snowmen cakes.

In fact, with so many entries I began to wonder how I would find time to write the round up!   The last couple of weeks have been really busy and I’ve hardly even looked at my computer.   I’ve just enjoyed doing Christmas things and spending time with my family, and so I do apologise for being rather late visiting some of the entries this month.

I’m also sorry I haven’t had time to write a little more about each recipe.   I do appreciate all your entries and am looking forward to making one of them soon.   Scroll down to the bottom if you’d like to see which of last month’s recipes I’ve had a go at!

Easy mulled wine Christmas ham by Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie.

Mulled wine ham

Cranberry, feta and quinoa stuffed butternut squash also by Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie.


Lamb stew with spices butternut squash and chestnuts by Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie.


Lamb Keema Biryani by Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie.


Gingerbread stuffing – a Nigella recipe de-glutened by Kate, The Gluten Free Alchemist.


Festive fruit crescent rolls by Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes.


Raw Vegan Chocolate Tart by Nico at Yumsome.


Homemade raspberry and white chocolate fudge by Angela at Only Crumbs Remain.


Make ahead vegan mushroom gravy by Nico at Yumsome.


How to make mulled wine and mulled cider by Nico at Yumsome.


Seitan and prune tagine with cashews by Nico at Yumsome.


Easy boozy cranberry sauce by Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes.


Mincemeat streusal slice by Sarah at Tales from the Kitchen Shed.


Watercress pasta by Petra at Food Eat Love.


Vegan Nutella cream liqueur by Nico at Yumsome.


Mushroom Chestnut and Spinach Stroganoff by Helen at Roast Chicken and a Country Walk.


Any Green Vegetable Gratin by Shaheen at A2K A Seasonal Veg Table.


Chicken, squash and gruyere quiche by Kate at The Gluten Free Alchemist


Leftover Turkey Ragu by me, Corina at Searching for Spice.

Leftover Turkey Ragu

Chunky root veg and bean soup by Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins.


Snowmen brownie pops by Sarah at Tales from the Kitchen Shed.


Vegetarian Christmas plait by Angela at Only Crumbs Remain.


Chocolate Brownies with Mincemeat by Angela at Only Crumbs Remain.


Mincemeat Oat Bites by Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins.


Family Christmas gammon and braised red cabbage by Jenny at Apply to Face Blog.


Roast Stuffed Seitan Roulade by Nico at Yumsome.


Luxury Vegan Mincemeat by Nico at Yumsome.


Vegan red cabbage and mushroom stuffing by Nico at Yumsome.


Gluten Free Snowman Cakes made by Miss GF from Kate at The Gluten Free Alchemist.


And  finally, I couldn’t resist having a go at the baked Bengal curds with macerated berries by Angela from Only Crumbs Remain in last month’s #CookOnceEatTwice.   Cheesecakes with berries are among my favourite desserts and although these are not cheesecakes, they taste very similar.  I’m always impressed by Angela’s bakes and I would definitely recommend these!   I had prepared a mixture of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to go with them but Little Miss Spice and Master Spice snaffled the red berries while I wasn’t looking.   Even so, they were delicious with just macerated blueberries and very easy to make too.


The January linky is now live so please come back soon and link up your #CookOnceEatTwice recipes below.

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Here’s a reminder of the rules:

  • Include a link in your post to Searching for Spice and include the badge.  Add your link to the linky.
  • Tweet @Corinathecook using the hashtag #CookOnceEatTwice and I will retweet all that I see.
  • Include the source of any recipe if applicable and use your own photos.
  • I will pin all entries onto the Cook Once Eat Twice Pinterest board.  I also stumble and yum the entries.
  • It’s acceptable to link up old posts but please update them with the link and the badge so they fit the rules of the challenge.
  • Feel free to link up to other blogging events as well, as long as it is within their rules.
  • Please take the time to visit some of the other links that catch your eye.
  • The closing date is the 28th of the month and the roundup along with the next month’s linky will be posted on the 1st of the following month.
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26 thoughts on “Cook Once Eat Twice January 2017

  1. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain says:

    Wow, that certainly was a mammoth round-up Corina, but as always definitely packed with amazing food! And thank you so much for trying the Baked Bengal Curds – I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed them as much as we did! I really neeeed to make them again 🙂
    Angela x

  2. Elaine @ Dishes Delish says:

    I know what you mean about not having time around the holidays. It’s nice that you could take time away from your computer. I can’t believe all the round up recipes you posted here. They all look great. I think my favorite is the chocolate brownies with mincemeat!

    • Corina says:

      Thanks Elaine! It is good to have a computer break sometimes but I am enjoying catching up now! Those chocolate mincemeat brownies do look fabulous, don’t they?

    • Corina says:

      Thanks! I often try to write the round up as the links get added but this month I just didn’t have time. It’s great to have so many entries though.

    • Corina says:

      I’m so pleased you like it! I do hate food waste too and also really need to save time by cooking for more than one meal at a time.

    • Corina says:

      Hi Jhuls, so pleased you could join in again! Happy new year and I’ll come over soon to have a read of your recipes – thanks so much for linking up x

    • Corina says:

      I think that looks gorgeous too! Unfortunately my husband doesn’t like butternut squash so it’s one of those things I put into all the things he’s not going to eat whenever he goes out!

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