Five ‘New Year’ Recipes to Try This Winter

We’ve all made and subsequently broke the promise for a ‘New Year, New Me’  once January rolls around in the past and usually by the end of the month, the winter blues have set in leaving us abhorring the very sight of salad and gym kits.

However we at Red Hot love good food and staying healthy so what better way cheer yourself up and warm your insides with some hearty winter recipes that are nutritious, filling and nutritious enough to stop you feeling too guilty!

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup

This stuff is like liquid happiness with its’ sweet creamy texture, golden colour and slightly spiced flavour. Add a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche into the mix and you’ve got the perfect winter treat for a cold night by the fire. Blended from some delicious seasonal veg, this velvety soup can be enjoyed on its’ own or with the suggested garlicky ciabatta for a wholesome treat. Top with pumpkin seeds and herbs for added flavour

Follow the recipe HERE 

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Caramel Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

 Casey Rose is a food blogger with a difference. A cealiac sufferer with a background in nutrition, Casey’s recipes are packed with of vitamins and protein, full of energy pumping carbohydrates and brimming with ‘good-for-you’ fats. Did we also mention they are mostly gluten and wheat free as well as catered for paleo and vegan diets? One thing she is famous for is her alternative fluffy American style pancakes. We just can’t get enough of these sweet but wholesome caramel pumpkin chocolate chip versions which include a raw cacao butter topping, pecans and blueberries for a tasty and filling breakfast!

Get the recipe HERE 
Alternatively try her chocolate and pumpkin spice version with coconut caramel glaze HERE 

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‘Spiked’ Jalapeno, Lime and Black Bean Chilli

Definitely one for a treat day when Dry January is through, this spicy alcohol spiked chilli is a quirky contemporary take on the tradition. This is certain to thaw even the coldest of hearts! With smokey bacon, dark chocolate and shot of tequila as the secret ingredients, this delicious ‘Texas style’ chilli is maybe more on the naughty side than we would like – especially with its cheese and sour cream topping and side order of corn bread. However it’s the perfect dish as an alternative to the take-away we’re so sorely craving after the gym!

Get the recipe HERE 

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Winter Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts

Yes, it’s a salad. But this time its’ a WINTER salad which means it has all kinds of new and delicious things that you’d never expect from a dish usually compiled of sad-looking lettuce leaves. This delicious and healthy meal is packed with nutrients, iron and vitamins thanks to its’ composition of spinach, pomegranate seeds, kale, red pepper, cranberries, fig dressing and the ever-so-slightly naughty candied walnuts with cinammon and goat cheese

Get the recipe HERE 

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Power Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day in 2015 and what better way to start than with this ‘Power Breakfast’ of spinach, eggs and mushrooms. Warm and filling with plenty of protein – which will come in handy for all those half-hearted morning jogs – this flavourful and meatless recipe is easy and can be adapted whichever way you please. Throw in some sausage and bacon if you can’t go without meat or add more veggies for an extra Vitamin C kick!

Get the recipe HERE 

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Have you any delicious wintery recipes you think we should try?
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Toast Of The Town: Canine Sunglasses Model Taking the World by Storm

Fashion lovers everywhere are sure to have come across Toast the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who last week was revealed as the face of Karen Walker’s brand new eyewear collection.

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The eyewear designer extrordinaire has featured the pup in her most recent editorial shots wearing some of her stunning SS15 designs. With her very own Instagram (@toastmeetsworld), Toast is the prized pet of New York ‘It’ Girl and PR Katie Sturino. She may have no teeth and a tongue that sticks out but Toast has already rubbed shoulders with the likes of Karlie Kloss and Irina Shayk proving her very own ‘It’ Girl credentials.

Whilst Karen Walker is no stranger to using unconventional models (you might remember Walker’s campaign in which she used stunning elderly models), Toast is in a league of her own.

“It wasn’t until we first saw this season’s star that we thought there was a celebrity who could actually capture the essence of our brand in a campaign,” Walker said.

However, Toast isn’t just all puppy dog eyes and a glossy coat: she is also an advocate against puppy mills like the one she was rescued from and her presence has helped raise awareness for the growing problem.

For now Toast is enjoying her celebrity status and we’re certainly enjoying her adorable shades…

 

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 Do you think Toast is rocking these shades?
Tell us in the comments below

 

Red Hot Offer | Free Single Vision Prescription with all Optical frames

Red Hot Sunglasses are now selling the latest and most fashionable ophthalmic designer frames and what better way to celebrate than to offer our customers and subscribers an exclusive FREE single vision prescription service with every optical order this month…

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Whilst our main export might be sunglasses, we realised that optical frames were just as important to fashion – not to mention function. Every brand from Ray Ban to Gucci sells their own ophthalmic frames and with the SS15 designs arriving at Red Hot HQ we wanted to give something back to our loyal customers to cheer those January blues.

Got a prescription? Looking for some stylish designer frames at a fraction of the price? Not sure where to look?

Red Hot Sunglasses have got it covered!

This month we’re offering our customers FREE single vision prescription lenses with every Ophthalmic frame from our Men and Women’s designer glasses collection. Simply choose your frames, add your prescription and head to the checkout where you will automatically redeem your discount on your single vision lenses.

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Terms and Conditions apply. You must provide a valid prescription which has been signed by a registered optician within the past 12 months. The offer is also not available on upgraded lens or sunglasses models.