Tips for prepping your waste-free Christmas | The Source Bulk Foods
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Have you started planning your Christmas lunch and dinner menu yet? Want to know a little The Source Bulk Foods secret to a successful Christmas? Preparation! Preparation! Preparation!
  • 1. PREPARE YOUR FRUIT MINCE FILLING

    Visit your nearest store to pick up your glacé fruit, spices, dried fruits, nuts, pastry ingredients and more. With our recipe, the filling is easy to make by placing the ingredients in a jar, shaking it well and then placing it in the fridge for up to four weeks.  Every day until baking, shake the jar vigorously to mix the ingredients. This will allow the flavours to infuse nicely. Be sure to check out our incredible Vegan Mince Pie recipe!

  • 2. INFUSE YOUR CHRISTMAS CAKE FLAVOURS

    Pick up your Christmas cake ingredients from The Source Bulk Foods. You’ll find all the classic bits and pieces you need like dried fruit, glacé cherries, mixed candied peel, flours, brown sugar, spices and almond flakes. Place the dried fruits, peel and spices in a bowl to soak in brandy or your choice of festive tipple. Mix well and let sit for several weeks. This helps the flavours to combine and mellow, and prevents the fruit from sucking moisture out of the cake mix, making for a moist and decadent final result.

  • 3. STOCK UP ON GOODIES FOR THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS GRAZING PLATTER

    A well put together entertaining platter adds flair to your Christmas table. Start stocking up on tasty and healthy items to put on display with fresh fruits, cheeses, and whatever else takes your fancy. Keep the packaging waste down by making your own crackers in advance with our Sunny Seed Cracker Mix, or you can head to your local deli and see if they accept BYO containers for cheese, olives and more. A mix of sweet and savoury nibbles such as  Pistachios, Milk Chocolate Caramel Snowmen, luxury Christmas Nut mix, Cinnamon Snowballs, festive fruit & nut mix, TV mix, and chocolate stars abundantly laid across a board will keep everyone in the festive spirit all day!

  • 4. EXPECT (AND EMBRACE) LEFTOVERS

    Christmas feasts include lots of leftovers – that’s a given. Get ahead of the food-waste game by inviting your guests to bring reusable containers to take leftovers home with them. Or plan some creative leftover transformations now, with the help of some zero waste shopping ingredients to bring it all together. A few extra ingredients like Medjool datesCacao PowderCoconut Oil and Almonds can turn leftover crumbled up Christmas cake into an irresistible batch of bliss balls. Keep in the freezer to snack on when you please.

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