Welcome to this week’s festive edition of the HBC Cookbook! Our #hbloggers have been sharing their favourite festive recipes on the HBC platform and we just know you’re going to love them. This week we have a cardamon, cinnamon & raspberry spelt wreath, cranberry, goat’s cheese & pistachio pinwheels, vegetable quinoa falafels and ‘Christmas pudding’ coffee energy balls. All recipes are created and tested by you, our wonderful community of health bloggers. If you want to be in with a chance of being featured on the HBC Cookbook, post your recipes in the Recipe Sharing group.

 Cardamom, Cinnamon & Raspberry Spelt Wreath: Living Energetically

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“So I’ve decided all wreaths should be edible! Don’t get me wrong I know my house would look no where near as decorative without all the sparkly or rustic wreaths we have in our house but if the alternative is something that tastes as good as this then I would definitely get over it. This Cardamom, Cinnamon & Raspberry Spelt Wreath is one of the most delicious and nicest smelling wreathes you will ever have in your house!” Read more…

Cranberry, Goat’s Cheese & Pistachio Pinwheels: The Fit Fork FeedCranberry-Goat-Cheese-Pistachio-Pinwheels-Vegetarian22

“This recipe came about because I had some Cranberry Kombucha Chia Jam leftover from the holidays and I decided to use it up in this recipe so I can continue to make, eat, and repeat.  I have red and green food on the brain so I thought, “What could I add to this that would give this a nice crunch?”…Oh, yes pistachios!  And then I thought “What is creamy and would counterbalance the sweetness of the jam?” Goat cheese, of course!” Read more…

Vegetable Quinoa Falafels: Meghna’svegetable-quinoa-falafels-1

“I have been so busy settling into my new flat in HK that I haven’t had time to share this recipe for quinoa falafels. I have actually found great solace in cooking right now – to the extent that I avoid doing any of the other house chores! The only other thing that I end up doing is buying fruit and vegetables from the wet market or ingredients from the super market and then converting into recipes!” Read more…

‘Christmas Pudding’ Coffee Energy Balls: Happily HolliDSCF61255

“Christmas and coffee. My ultimate combination. I mean what could be better than festive flavoured coffee?! I don’t think anything… Yes, you heard! The company Beanie’s (my favourite coffee!!!) very kindly sent me 3 of their festive flavours in the cutest mini ‘xmas stash’. As a Christmas and coffee addict & enthusiast this made me wayyyy to excited! I opened the package like an excited child to 3 amazing flavours… Christmas Pudding, Mulled Wine and Christmas Spirit. Oh yesssssss! Winner winner!” Read more…