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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!
  • Christmas day can get out of hand quickly. One minute you’re sipping on a glass of bubbles around the pool and then the next minute you’re pulling out all stops to get Christmas lunch on the table! The best way to avoid any last-minute festive stress is to plan and prepare. Trust us, it’s never too early to start your Christmas cooking.

    Lucky for you, we’ve created Good Things Come to those who Source, our very own pre-prep Christmas recipe cards that you can pick up in-store now. With these, you’ll find four delicious and stress-free recipes: Christmas Cake and Stained Glass Cake, plus our incredible gluten-friendly Plum Pudding and Fruit Mince Pies. Plus, while you’re shopping for your zero-waste Christmas recipe ingredients, you can chat to our friendly and knowledgeable staff about ideas for Christmas gifts.

    So, what are you waiting for? Christmas is nearing! Visit your nearest The Source Bulk Foods store to pick up all your zero-waste Christmas ingredients and products.

     

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  • 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 pick up our FREE recipe cards in-store that features our incredible Fruit Mince Pies made with gluten-friendly pastry and our easy way to make a delicious fruity filling.

  • 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 mixed fruit, glacé cherries, mixed citrus peel, flours, brown sugar, spices and slivered almonds. 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. Get in-store quick for your FREE copy of our festive recipes, including our Traditional Christmas cake, showstopping Stained Glass Cake recipe, and our moist but gluten-friendly Christmas Plum Pudding.

     

  • 3. Have your Christmas condiments and sauces to hand

     

    This Christmas, are you planning on marinating meat, using dukkah in the salad, making a tamari seed and nut mix for nibbles or creating a flavoursome seafood sauce? Start researching recipes and testing them out now. Get experimental with herby spice blends you may not have tried like Saltbush, Pepperberry and Lemon Myrtle Mix or Mixed Native Bush Spice from our Bush Tucker range.

  • 4. 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, Lime and Pepper Fava Bean Puffs, Classic Roast Almond Nougat, Peanut Brittle, White Chocolate Freeze Dried Raspberries, TV mix, Antioxidant Super Blend and Activated Moreish Munch abundantly laid across a board will keep everyone in the festive spirit all day.

  • 5. 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 dates, Cacao Powder, Coconut Oil and Buckinis or 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.

Need more inspiration or want to find the ingredients? Then visit your local store to browse the aisles abundant of over 400 quality products. Our friendly and knowledgeable team are on hand to provide you with all the recommendations and assistance you may need.

 

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