Braised Lentils

Braised Lentils - - Puy lentils, small carrot (peeled and cut into 3), small leek (cut into 3), Few sprigs of thyme, bay leaf, shallot (halved), garlic cloves (peeled), pancetta (large piece if possible), Pinch of salt, To Finish the Lentils,...

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Pistachio and Lemon Loaf Cake

Pistachio and Lemon Loaf Cake With Rose Cream - - unsalted butter (room temperature), golden caster sugar, Zest of two unwaxed lemons, Seeds scraped from one vanilla pod or 1 tsp. vanilla powder, large free-range eggs, pistachios (ground),...

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Pasta Dos and Don’ts

Pasta Dos and Don'ts - - , ; - PASTA It is the choosing, rather than the eating of it, that takes the most effort! PASTA DOS • Use high-quality brands: de Cecco, Rummo (sold at Sainsbury's), or Rustichella D'Abruzzo and...

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Orecchiette with Broccoli Sauce, Chilli and Garlic

Orecchiette with Broccoli Sauce, Chilli and Garlic - - Extra-virgin olive oil, cloves of garlic (finely chopped), large red chilli (finely chopped), rosemary (coarsely chopped), broccoli (cut into small florets), good quality dried...

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Roast Squash Salad with Sweet and Sour Onions

ROAST SQUASH SALAD WITH SWEET AND SOUR ONIONS - - butternut squash peeled deseeded (or pumpkin, 850g peeled weight), green or puy lentils, of garlic, bay leaf, extra virgin olive oil + dash for cooking the lentils 50g pine nuts, large red...

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Harissa Carrots

Harissa Carrots - A Moroccan carrot salad with a bit of a kick which can be served as part of a meze starter or goes really well with BBQd meat and fish - carrots (peeled and sliced into 1 cm pieces), clove, ground cumin, Paprika, harissa, red...

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Mint and Pistachio Chocolate Fridge Cake

Mint and Pistachio Chocolate Fridge Cake - - mint-flavored dark chocolate (roughly chopped), dark chocolate, 72% cocoa (roughly chopped), golden syrup, unsalted butter (cut into small cubes), Pinch of salt, dried cherries or cranberries...

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Fennel Basted Pork Chops with Rhubarb

Fennel Basted Pork Chops with Rhubarb - - x 250g pork chops (each around 2.5cm thick), fennel seeds, coriander seeds, ground black peppercorns, Sea salt, butter, olive oil, finely grated and zested, white wine, rhubarb (trimmed and cut into...

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Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto - - wild garlic leaves (washed), Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, good extra virgin olive oil, Lemon juice to taste, Salt and pepper, Thoroughly wash your wild garlic and place in a food processor, blitz until fairly well...

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Millionaire’s Shortbread

Millionaire's Shortbread - - plain flour, unsalted butter (cold, cut into cubes), caster sugar, butter, x 379g can condensed milk, golden syrup, dark chocolate (or a mix of dark and milk, roughly chopped), Preheat the oven to...

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Chorizo and Basil Meatballs with Mozzarella

Chorizo and Basil Meatballs with Mozzarella - - onions (peeled and diced), garlic clove (crushed), tbsp. olive oil, tins chopped tomatoes, tbsp. tomato puree, tbsp. caster sugar, Salt & pepper, chorizo, pork sausagemeat, egg beaten,...

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Pulled Lamb Mechoui

Pulled Lamb Mechoui - Spiced lamb slow cooked until it is meltingly tender - garlic cloves (peeled), Sea salt, butter, ras el hanout, ground cumin, ground coriander, olive oil, shoulder of lamb (weight includes bone), A good handful of roughly...

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Prawn Curry

Prawn Curry - A quick and easy curry with a mild aromatic flavour, perfect for a mid week supper - sunflower oil, large onion (roughly chopped), fresh ginger (peeled and finely grated), red pepper (deseeded and cut into small dice), cardamom...

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Chicken, Ham and Mushroom Puff Pie

Chicken Ham and Mushroom Puff Pie - - unsalted butter, onion peeled and diced, celery sticks (chopped), large leek (white part only thinly sliced), button mushrooms (halved or quartered), skinless chicken breasts (cut into 3cm chunks), plain...

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Middle Eastern Veggie Salad

Middle Eastern Veggie Salad - Bright, fresh, crisp and full of flavour, this salad is a great veggie side. - Spring Onions (white and green parts, thinly sliced), ripe tomatoes (seeded, cored and finely diced), large cucumber (halved, seeded...

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Chocolate and Chestnut Cake

Chocolate and Chestnut Cake - - cooked and peeled chestnuts (or use 400g fresh chestnuts (see note below)), small slice of panettone or 1tbsp. plain flour, unsalted butter (softened), caster sugar, eggs, hazelnuts or almonds, cocoa, level...

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Tomato and Chickpea Curry

Tomato and Chickpea Curry - A quick and easy midweek supper - olive oil, medium onions (finely sliced), garlic cloves (crushed), garam marsala, tumeric, tamarind paste, fresh tomatoes (roughly chopped), can coconut milk, can chickpeas (drained...

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Crab Linguine

Crab Linguine - - linguine, crab meat ( Mix 250g white with 150g brown is good)), fennel bulb, garlic, fennel seeds, red chilli, lemon, Extra-virgin olive oil, Large handful flat-leaf parsley leaves (Very finely chopped), Remove the tough...

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American Hot Chicken Salad

American Hot Chicken Salad - This recipe is from the Aga Cook Book - Cooked Chicken (Diced), Celery (Finely Sliced), Spring Onions (Finely Sliced), Good Mayonaise, Lemon Juice, Salt & freshly ground Black pepper, Mature Cheddar, Big bag of...

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