17 December 2020
Help 'on the side' from supplier
SEASONAL Spuds has developed an online vegetable portion planner designed to support those who will be cooking Christmas dinner this year.
The consumer initiative, which is backed by UK potato producer Branston, has included more than 14 side dish recipes from traditional goose-fat roasties to classic cauliflower cheese and braised red cabbage.
The app allows users to select side dishes and portion sizes for each person they will be catering for. The portion planner then calculates the amount of veg to add to a shopping list.
Branston Communications Manager Jackie Baker said this Christmas is going to look very different and plans may change at the last minute because of COVID-19, and the portion planner had been created with that in mind, along with last year's national survey which showed significant regional differences in what people wanted.
Sophie Jude, the face of Slimming World 2020, has partnered up with Branson to support the portion planner by creating three recipes and inspiring consumers to use the app in their Christmas meal planning. Her recipes include low-fat polenta roast potatoes, honey roasted parsnips and cauliflower cheese with bacon.
Jackie added: “We’re delighted to have worked with Sophie to create delicious, festive veg side dishes. Many families have their own traditional ways of cooking their Christmas dinner but this year, there will also be a lot of people who want to try something new.”
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