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13 Eid Recipes For a Fabulous Feast

Eid Recipes

Celebrated at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Eid-al-Fitr is a time of great celebration for Muslims all over the world. For Muslims, Ramadan is a month of fasting – so it’s only right to mark the end of this annual observance with a fantastic feast. From sumptuous suhoor ideas to incredible iftar fare, these Eid recipes inspired by cultures all over the world are sure to give you some great inspiration for this year’s celebration.

Breakfast

In many Muslim cultures, it’s tradition to eat dates to break your fast. These breakfast recipes are the perfect follow-up for the morning of Eid.

Assida

This sweet semolina pudding is served across the Arab region as a breakfast. Popular in Tunisia, Morocco and other north African countries, it’s usually made from semolina, water, and salt, with honey to sweeten in. This breakfast dish is traditionally served on Eid-al-Mawlid to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday, as it was said to be one of his favourite foods.

You can store leftover Assida in an airtight jar. Serve it with raisins, dates or almonds as a dessert.

Gurh Seviyan

Made from vermicelli, Gurh Seviyan is a Pakistani breakfast dish that oozes with spicy sweetness. Gurh Seviyan is flavoured with rosewater and cardamom, which combine to give the dish a distinctive aroma. Serve it warm for maximum richness.

Drinks

Whet your appetite for the main event with one of these delicious drinks.

Chai

Chai tastes a little different everywhere you drink it. Every country, neighbourhood, and household has a slightly different recipe – some are sweet, some are even a little spicy. All of them are delicious! Made with sweetened boiled milk, it’s the perfect drink to have with your Eid breakfast or desserts.

Mango & Coconut Smoothie

For a tropical twist on a more traditional mango lassi, this blended mango drink contains coconut water, lemon, mint, and ice for a refreshing thirst quencher. Make a massive batch for your Eid party guests – you can also store any leftovers in these glass bottles to keep them fresh.

Meat Recipes For Eid

Onto the main meal! These meaty Eid recipes are sure to be the main event of your mouth-watering feast.

Lamb Fattah

This Egyptian Lamb Fattah is a traditional Eid meal. However, since many of the ingredients are available in standard supermarkets, it’s actually a fantastic recipe to try at any time of year. Chunks of tender lamb are tossed with rice, served on a platter of flatbreads and drizzled with a flavourful tomato sauce.

Beef Rendang

Red meat is a mainstay of many Eid dinner celebrations, and this Malaysian beef rendang won’t disappoint. With slow-cooked tender beef and a rich, tangy curry sauce, it’s a delicious centrepiece for any Eid feast.

Murgh Seekh Kebab

If red meat isn’t really your thing, you can’t beat these juicy chicken kebabs. Flavoured with ginger and coriander, they offer a refreshing alternative to more spicy meat dishes. They’re also perfect as a side dish if you have a houseful.

Veggie Mains & Sides For Eid

If you’re feeding veggie guests, or you’re going for a meat-free celebration this year, here are some tasty vegetarian-friendly recipes for your table.

Shakshuka

Shakshuka is an everyday recipe that’s popular across the Middle East – but that’s no reason to shun it from your Eid spread. Bake eggs into a spicy tomato sauce and garnish with parsley, pepper and paprika. It’s a great option for small-scale celebrations, or as a veggie side dish.

Harissa Aubergine Kebabs

This delicious twist on a kebab looks super impressive, so it won’t look out of place with the rest of your Eid banquet. Traditionally made using lamb or beef, this veggie kebab has all the same spicy Middle Eastern flavours, so it’s sure to be a treat even for the fiercest meat-eaters.

Eid Sweets & Desserts

Maamoul

In many countries, Eid is synonymous with Maamoul – delicious crumbly biscuits with a sweet date centre. Made from semolina, butter, and scented rosewater, these moreish maamoul are a fantastic way to finish your Eid feast (or for sneaky snacking while you cook).

Carrot Halwa

This dish is popular in northern India and Pakistan – and making it is no easy feat. It takes a while to prepare and cook, so it’s perfect for a special occasion. For a rich dessert, make this delicious dessert with whole milk – and for extra decadence, serve with vanilla ice cream!

Eid is a celebration that deserves a banquet – and as with any feast, there’s sure to be leftovers! Make sure you have plenty of food jars to keep your leftover food fresh, ready for eating the next day.

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5 Delicious Homemade Smoothie Recipes

Homemade Smoothie Recipes

Looking for a quick, delicious way to start your day? Check out these homemade smoothie recipes. Each smoothie is packed with flavour and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes for the ultimate convenient snack. Some are even healthy enough to have for breakfast! All you’ll need is a blender and a glass or bottle.

Take a look at our top homemade smoothie recipes:

1. 2-Minute Breakfast Smoothie

Let’s start with a super-quick option – the 2-minute breakfast smoothie. If you’re always on the last minute, this smoothie is an easy option for a speedy breakfast. Using simple store-cupboard ingredients, this recipe is healthy and wholesome. It’s a great way to use up leftover fruit and milk from last week’s shop – so you’re doing your bit to reduce your household food waste, too.

2. Green Superfood Smoothie

For a serious health-kick, try this nutritious smoothie. It’s packed full of fruit and veg, giving it a bright green shade that screams superfoods. With a 3:1 fruit to spinach ratio, this smoothie is a great way to introduce veggies into your smoothies, as the sweet fruit tempers the bitterness of the spinach. To chill your smoothie, use frozen bananas, mango, or spinach – or add a couple of ice cubes to your glass.

3. Mango Lassi

If you’ve never had mango lassi before, you’re seriously missing out. A popular drink in many South Asian countries, this yoghurt-based smoothie pairs perfectly with a spicy curry – as a drink or a dessert. You’ll only need 4 ingredients (plus an optional dash of cinnamon for a spiced accent) – mango, yoghurt, milk and sugar. It’s not the healthiest smoothie in this list, but it’s certainly one of the most delicious.

4. Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

For a twist on your typical fruity smoothies, this matcha green tea flavoured drink is a great one to try. The caffeinated matcha green tea powder will give your morning a kick, while the fruit and veg base adds heaps of nutrition. Calling for coconut milk in place of dairy milk or yoghurt, this recipe is also vegan-friendly. Freeze your bananas before blending for a chilled treat!

5. Marbled Freezer Smoothie

This recipe calls for a variety of fresh and frozen fruits, but it’s well worth the effort. Blend up your green smoothie first, then pour it into a glass so it’s half full. Rinse out the blender and whip up the pink smoothie – fill up the glass and voila! A delicious, nutritious, two-tone smoothie. Stir it up gently for more of a marble effect.

If you want to take your smoothies to work (or send them off to school with the kids), you can bottle them up in one of our fab juice bottles. With glass and plastic varieties available, each bottle is ergonomically designed for storing cool fresh drinks – so they’re perfect for your homemade smoothies.

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9 Fun St Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids

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St Patrick’s Day is one of the world’s most-celebrated national festivals – so it’s the ideal opportunity for an Ireland-inspired family fun day! Whether you’re looking for a crafty way to spend the day, delicious recipes inspired by St Paddy’s Day, or simple games to get them excited about Irish history and heritage, you can involve the little ones in the festivities with these fun St Patrick’s Day activities for kids!

Find The Pot Of Gold

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Challenge your kids to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Just fill a glass jar (the bigger the better!) with chocolate coins and set up a scavenger hunt. Come up with your own Ireland-themed clues, or use these easy printable hints to save time. Tie a green ribbon around the neck of the jar for an extra flourish!

Shamrock Painted Jar

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Take your pots of gold to the next level with this tutorial for creating shamrock windows in glass jars. With paint, a shamrock template and a ribbon, it’s easy to make this effective jar that gives the kids a glimpse of the gold hidden inside. Find out more about the symbolism of the shamrock here.

Printable St Paddy’s Day Activities For Kids

These printables are a simple way to enthuse your kids about St Patrick’s Day. With options for a range of ages, you’ll find lots of themed activities to keep the kids occupied. Choose from colouring pages, puzzles, bookmarks and more.

Lucky Breakfast

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Move over soda bread – start the day with a helping of Lucky Charms! This cereal is available in many supermarkets and specialist shops. Serve it up with a bottle of green-tinted milk for an extra St Patrick’s Day touch! Cute glass bottles are available to buy online here.

Rainbow Fruit Salad

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If you’re looking for a healthier snack, this rainbow fruit salad is ideal. Full of tropical fruits, it’s not your typical Irish fare – but layering up in this cute rainbow pattern is a great way to get the kids eating their reds, yellows and oranges as well as their greens. You can even package them up for school lunches in these food pots.

St Patrick’s Day Slime

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Science meets St Paddy’s Day with these super fun slime recipes! Choose from glittery green, lucky gold and even rainbow slime with these tutorials. Don’t forget to keep your slime fresh by storing it in a glass jar after use.

Healthy St Patrick’s Day Smoothies For Kids

St Patrick's Day Activities For Kids - Tropical Green Smoothie

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Here’s another healthy recipe, this time with a green theme. Whip up this delicious smoothie – featuring coconut milk, bananas, pineapple and spinach – and give the kids a tasty, healthy treat! Get the kids involved in the making process by having them peel the bananas and putting all the ingredients in the blender. Serve in these cute mason jars.

Make Your Own Irish Country Scene

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Capture the beauty of the Irish countryside by creating your own miniature Ireland – in a jar! The finished product is an adorable decorative jar you can keep up well beyond St Patrick’s Day. Source your materials from outside, or you can buy online. Get crystal clear glass jars with no minimum order here.

Irish Flag Mason Jars

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Transform a simple mason jar into the famous tricolour flag with some paints and primer. The finished jar can be used to store flowers, pens, pencils and other items. Affordable mason jars are available here.

We hope these St Patrick’s Day activities for kids brighten the festivities for your little ones! You can get all these jars and bottles now with no minimum order in our online store.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!