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18 ways to warm up for winter

Here are some cold-weather survival tips to get you through the coolest months.

1. Fire up the slow cooker

For warming dishes like Spanish-Style Chicken and Rice. 

2. Make the most of citrus

In season with these tangy recipes. Lemon delicious puddings, anyone?

3. Stay on top of the food trends for winter

Check out our tips from food industry experts. Hint: get back to basics and think retro.

4. Make your dining table look cool-weather cool

With these tips from leading Australian stylist Emma Knowles.

5. Some like it hot, especially in winter… 

Make your own curry paste and get some fire in your belly!

6. Make some simple soups

Make soups that are nourishing and delicious, like this Cheat’s Ramen.

7. Speaking of soup, you might need some big mugs

Try our Cook & Dine Jumbo Slate Mug, perfect for lazy dinners. Ugg boots optional. 

8. Join the fungi fan club. 

Cook with mushrooms – they are in season and at their peak!

9. Bake a winter cake

Fill your home with good smells.

10. And to be a good baker you’ll need expert tips.

Check out how to bake your best with Laurent Boillon.

11. Turn everyday vegetables into something special.

12. Collect your free MasterChef stockpot. 

Everyone needs a stockpot for soups, stews and more. Earn one MasterChef Cookware credit for every $20 you spend in one transaction at Coles or Coles Online when you scan your Flybuys card.

13. For when it’s late and cold and you need food now, 

Stock up the fridge with our delicious ready meals. Try Coles Nature’s Kitchen Vegetable Tikka Masala  or Coles Kitchen Beef Lasagne. You’ll find the full range here.

14. Add frozen veggies to your stews and soups. 

They retain the goodness of fresh veggies and are handy to keep in the freezer ready to go.

16. Going camping? Try this hack for breakfast. 

The day before leaving make a big bowl of scrambled eggs (add onion, capsicum and spinach, if you like), fry some bacon and roast Coles Potato Royals. Assemble ingredients to make breakfast burritos with a sprinkle of grated cheese. Wrap in foil and pop in the fridge. Next morning fire up the barbecue and heat them through. Breakfast done!

17. Load up on vitamin C 

Boost your immunity over the colder months by embracing orange and fennel salad or adding ginger to your smoothies.

18. Keep your ears warm 

Help a great cause with a FightMND beanie. Shop here or head in-store to any Coles Supermarket or Coles Express: If you prefer to warm up from the inside out, you can support the cause by buying Coles Brand Aussie Pork with Coles donating 10 cents from the sale of more than 100 different products - from spare ribs, sirloin steak, scotch fillet, loin chops, roasts, schnitzel, cutlets and mince - to FightMND. Coles will be doubling the donations on Coles Brand Australian free-range pork products for two weeks between 2 June and 15 June.