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3 Winter warmer recipes that are perfect for colder weather

These delicious and hearty meals are perfect for rainy weather - try them tonight

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By Kauthar Gool | June 12, 2023 | Recipes

South Africa is in the heart of winter, with the cold and rainy days causing many people to feel under the weather. Now is the perfect time for warmer, heartier meals. If you’re looking for the perfect winter recipes to try for dinner, we’ve got your back. These meals are delicious and perfect for the colder days.

While curries are always a winner, if you’re looking for something different, these are must-try treats. Add as much heat as you are able to handle. All these dishes are perfect for the entire family. Enjoy them as you cosy up indoors.

1. Delicious dumplings

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This dombolo recipe is perfect for rainy weather, and with the warm stew, it’s just divine. This delicious meal is amazing for the entire family. If you are vegetarian, make a vegetable curry instead, soaking the dumplings inside the delicious sauce.

2. French onion soup

@eitan Winter is coming and so is this French Onion Soup 😋 #winter #soup #yum #recipe #homemade ♬ original sound Eitan Bernath

Try this soup on its own, or with bread or croutons accompanying the meal. This dish is hearty and suits various dietary requirements. If you are vegan, you do not have to add cheese on top of the soup and have parsley, or any green vegetable as a topper instead.

3. Sausage delight

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Sausage with baked beans is a simple classic that many people like to enjoy for supper, especially when struggling to think of meals to prepare for dinner. This wors stew is a lovely take on the dish and incredibly easy to prepare if you’ve had a long day at the office.