INDIAN SPICED SPINACH

INDIAN SPICED SPINACH

Indian Spiced Spinach - - fresh spinach (washed), tbsp. olive oil, large onion (finely diced), garlic clove (crushed), mild green chilli (finely chopped), fresh ginger (grated), tsp. medium curry powder, turmeric powder, cherry tomatoes...

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NECTARINE, BURRATA AND PROSCIUTTO SALAD

NECTARINE, BURRATA AND PROSCIUTTO SALAD

NECTARINE, BURRATA AND PROSCIUTTO SALAD - - pine nuts, rocket, white nectarines (pitted and thickly sliced), prosciutto (torn into long strips), burrata cheese (torn into chunks), Big handful fresh basil leaves (roughly torn), Sea salt,...

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RHUBARB TOSCA CAKE

RHUBARB TOSCA CAKE

RHUBARB TOSCA CAKE - - large free-range eggs, caster sugar (plus 2 tsp), butter (melted and cooled), vanilla extract, plain flour, baking powder, Pinch salt, stalks rhubarb (trimmed at both ends and cut into 3cm lengths, approx. 200g), Cream...

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COURGETTE CHEESECAKE

COURGETTE CHEESECAKE

Courgette Cheesecake - - BASE, butter, cheddar cheese biscuits (crushed), tbsp. grated Parmesan, CHEESECAKE, medium courgettes (grated), tsp. salt, tbsp. olive oil, shallots (minced), of garlic (crushed), ricotta, cream cheese, eggs separated,...

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Harissa Carrots

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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PRAWNS WITH LEMON, GARLIC AND FETA

PRAWNS WITH LEMON, GARLIC AND FETA

Prawns with Lemon, Garlic and Feta - - large raw prawns (or 4 big prawns each, head on if you can find them), butter, garlic cloves (finely chopped), chopped parsley, chilli sauce (e.g. Peri-peri sauce, Sriracha or even Cayenne pepper), big...

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MANGO AND PASSIONFRUIT SORBET

MANGO AND PASSIONFRUIT SORBET

MANGO AND PASSIONFRUIT SORBET - - ripe mango flesh (cut into roughly 2-3cm cubes, about two large mangoes), granulated sugar, Juice of 1 large lemon (about 4 tbsp.), passion-fruit juice (from about 12 passion fruits, although you might need...

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CARAMELISED FENNEL AND NEW POTATO SALAD

CARAMELISED FENNEL AND NEW POTATO SALAD

CARAMELISED FENNEL AND NEW POTATO SALAD - - new potatoes (cleaned and halved ), Salt & pepper, olive oil, large fennel (cored and thinly slice, fronds reserved), Big handful radishes (quartered), celery sticks (finely sliced), Bunch of...

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CORONATION CHICKEN WITH MANGO AND AVOCADO

CORONATION CHICKEN WITH MANGO AND AVOCADO

Coronation Chicken with Mango & Avocado - - For the dressing, tsp. mild curry powder, tsp. ground ginger, tsp. turmeric, good mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, mango chutney, lime (zested), Salt and pepper to taste, Chilli sauce to taste...

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PINK ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL

PINK ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL

BLUSH ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL - - elderflower heads, white granulated sugar, water, unwaxed lemons (thickly sliced), citric acid, red rose heads (petals pulled off), , Gently shake the elderflower heads to get rid of any bugs. Don't wash them...

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PANZANELLA

PANZANELLA

PANZANELLA - - loaf of white stale bread (crusts removed and torn into bite size chunks), Extra-virgin olive oil, good ripe tomatoes (roughly chopped e.g. heritage, datterini, ), cloves garlic (peeled and roughly chopped), good extra virgin...

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RHUBARB FOOL WITH CONFIT RHUBARB AND PISTACHIOS

RHUBARB FOOL WITH CONFIT RHUBARB AND PISTACHIOS

RHUBARB FOOL WITH CONFIT RHUBARB AND PISTACHIOS - - rhubarb (cut in 4 cm pieces ), caster sugar, cardamom pods, pink grapefruit (zested and juiced), juiced, g (condensed milk), piece of fresh ginger (peeled and finely grated), double cream,...

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JERSEY ROYALS & ASPARAGUS WITH MINT & BASIL PISTOU

JERSEY ROYALS & ASPARAGUS WITH MINT & BASIL PISTOU

JERSEY ROYALS & ASPARAGUS WITH MINT & BASIL PISTOU - - new potatoes (preferable Jersey Royals, scrubbed), vegetable stock, garlic cloves, asparagus tips, For the Pistou, basil leaves, mint leaves, tomato (grated), Extra-virgin olive...

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ROASTED SPICED CAULIFLOWER AND BLACK RICE SALAD

ROASTED SPICED CAULIFLOWER AND BLACK RICE SALAD

ROASTED SPICED CAULIFLOWER AND BLACK RICE SALAD - A great summer salad to go with meat off the BBQ or some roast chicken. If you don't have black rice sub for wholegrain brown or wild rice. - large head of cauliflower (broken into...

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MOROCCAN CHICKEN STEW

MOROCCAN CHICKEN STEW

MOROCCAN CHICKEN STEW - - Large handful of flaked almonds, olive oil, red onions (finely sliced), garlic cloves (finely chopped), fresh ginger (peeled and grated), chilli flakes, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, smoked paprika, chicken mini...

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STRAWBERRY TARTS

STRAWBERRY TARTS

Strawberry Crème Pâtissière Tarts - - For the base, oaty biscuits, dark chocolate, soft unsalted butter, Pinch of sea salt, For the crème pâtissière, whole milk, vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste, egg yolks, caster sugar, plain flour,...

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NIÇOISE SALAD

NIÇOISE SALAD

NICOISE SALAD - - free range eggs, French beans (topped and tailed), ripe cherry tomatoes (halved), cucumber (peeled, deseeded and cut into half moons), waxy new potatoes (cooked and cooled), red pepper (thinly sliced), gem lettuce (leaves...

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THAI RED PRAWN CURRY

THAI RED PRAWN CURRY

THAI RED PRAWN CURRY - A quick and easy curry with a mild aromatic flavour, perfect for a mid week supper - sunflower oil, onions (thinly sliced), red Thai curry paste, raw king prawns, fresh ginger (grated), turmeric, garlic (finely sliced),...

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ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

ASPARAGUS RISOTTO - - asparagus (British if you can), water, butter, medium onion (finely chopped), large garlic clove (finely chopped), risotto rice (carnaroli or vialone nano), thyme leaves (chopped), dry white vermouth or white wine,...

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LEMON CRUNCH SQUARES

LEMON CRUNCH SQUARES

LEMON CRUNCH SQUARES - Tangy and moorish these littles squares are the perfect treat for the weekend. - plain flour, fine salt, baking powder, rolled oats, unsalted butter, soft dark brown sugar, x 379g can condensed milk, Zest of a large...

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THAI PORK LARB

THAI PORK LARB

THAI PORK LARB - - Thai fragrant rice (or salted peanuts, roughly chopped), tbsp. groundnut oil, pork mince, stalk lemongrass (white part only, chopped), garlic cloves (crushed), tbsp. finely grated ginger, ½ - 1 fresh red chilli (seeded and...

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ASPARAGUS, MASCARPONE AND BASIL TART

ASPARAGUS, MASCARPONE AND BASIL TART

ASPARAGUS, MASCARPONE AND BASIL TART - - mascarpone, parmesan (grated, plus extra shavings for topping), chopped basil, Zest of 1/2 unwaxed lemon (plus a squeeze of lemon), Salt and fresh ground black pepper, pack ready-rolled puff pastry,...

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PENNE ALLA VODKA

PENNE ALLA VODKA

PENNE ALLA VODKA - Tender penne pasta tossed in a rich and delicious tomato, vodka and creme fraiche sauce. Before you convince yourself there's no way that a little onion, tomato and creme fraiche can come together in mere minutes to...

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ADDICTIVE ASIAN CHILLI OIL

ADDICTIVE ASIAN CHILLI OIL

ASIAN CHILLI OIL - This is an incredibly addictive Asian chilli oil. You can put it on chicken, meat, veggies, egg and it will light them up. Amazing for spicing up lockdown meals. Makes around two big jars. - medium onions (thinly sliced),...

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SPICY SAUSAGE AND FENNEL RAGU

SPICY SAUSAGE AND FENNEL RAGU

SPICY SAUSAGE AND FENNEL RAGU - - olive oil, red onions finely chopped, pork sausages (skinned and crumbled), garlic cloves (crushed), fresh rosemary sprigs (stripped and finely chopped), bay leaves, fennel seeds, crushed chilli flakes, tin of...

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HALLOUMI, CARAMELISED ONION, LEMON AND PASTA SALAD

HALLOUMI, CARAMELISED ONION, LEMON AND PASTA SALAD

HALLOUMI, CARAMELISED ONION, LEMON AND PASTA SALAD - A quick, easy and satisfying pasta salad, perfect for a lockdown lunch or quick supper. - Extra-virgin olive oil, small red onions (finely sliced), dried chilli flakes, halloumi (cut into...

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TARRAGON CHICKEN PIE

TARRAGON CHICKEN PIE

TARRAGON CHICKEN PIE - - Cooked Chicken (you can use breast or thigh), breadcrumbs, parmesan (grated), FOR THE SAUCE, salted butter, plain flour, hot chicken stock (good quality), dry white wine (or Marsala), double cream, Gruyère cheese...

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CHOCOLATE CHIP AND RASPBERRY NO CHURN ICE CREAM

CHOCOLATE CHIP AND RASPBERRY NO CHURN ICE CREAM

CHOCOLATE CHIP AND RASPBERRY NO CHURN ICE CREAM - This no churn ice cream is great to have in a the freezer for a quick pudding. The variations on the base of condensed milk and double cream are endless. - tin of condensed milk, fine salt,...

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TOMATO & ORZO SOUP WITH CHEESY CROUTONS

TOMATO & ORZO SOUP WITH CHEESY CROUTONS

TOMATO & ORZO SOUP WITH CHEESY CROUTONS - A perfect quick soup for a lockdown lunch. - Extra-virgin olive oil, onions (finely chopped), garlic (minced), good chicken stock, can crushed tomatoes or passata, of saffron threads, Salt and...

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RASPBERRY VACHERIN

RASPBERRY VACHERIN

RASPBERRY VACHERIN - This French dessert, not to be confused with the cheese of the same name, has layers of crisp meringue discs sandwiched between ice cream and sorbet, a perfect Easter pudding. - large egg whites, cream of tartar, caster...

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STICKY HARISSA CHICKEN

STICKY HARISSA CHICKEN

STICKY HARISSA CHICKEN - - Extra-virgin olive oil, harissa (depending on strength), honey, garlic cloves (crushed), Zest and juice of 1 lemon, large chicken thighs (skin on), large onions (chopped into 8), large red peppers (roughly sliced),...

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LEMON, FETA AND HERB COUSCOUS

LEMON, FETA AND HERB COUSCOUS

LEMON, FETA AND HERB COUSCOUS - - Extra-virgin olive oil, large onion (finely chopped), good hot chicken stock, couscous, lemons (zest of one, juice of two), Large handful of coriander leaves (roughly chopped), Large handful of mint leaves...

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SQUIDGY CHOCOLATE PEAR PUDDING

SQUIDGY CHOCOLATE PEAR PUDDING

Squidgy Chocolate Pear Pudding - - unsalted butter (plus a little for greasing), golden caster sugar, large eggs, plain flour, cocoa powder, pear halves (lightly poached or from a can, drained), dark chocolate chips, flaked almonds, crème...

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STICKY TERIYAKI CHICKEN

STICKY TERIYAKI CHICKEN

STICKY TERIYAKI CHICKEN - - cornflour, soy sauce, runny honey, rice wine vinegar (or white wine vinegar), chilli flakes, chicken thighs (skinless, boneless and cut into chunks), Salt and pepper, olive oil or coconut oil, garlic (crushed), Knob...

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SMOKEY SAUSAGE AND BEAN CASSEROLE

SMOKEY SAUSAGE AND BEAN CASSEROLE

Smokey Sausage and Bean Casserole - - olive oil, good quality thick pork sausages, smoked bacon chopped, (lardons or chorizo), large red onion (roughly sliced), red pepper (finely sliced), hard white cabbage (shredded), garlic cloves, crushed,...

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APPLE AND ALMOND PUDDING CAKE

APPLE AND ALMOND PUDDING CAKE

APPLE AND ALMOND PUDDING CAKE - - self-raising flour, baking powder (level), caster sugar, eggs, almond extract, butter (melted), small apples (peeled, quartered, cored & thickly sliced), flaked almonds, , Preheat the oven to 160°C, fan...

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WILD GARLIC PESTO & OTHER IDEAS

WILD GARLIC PESTO & OTHER IDEAS

Wild Garlic Pesto & Other Ideas - - wild garlic leaves (washed), Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts (or another nut of choice e.g. walnuts, almonds etc), good extra virgin olive oil, Lemon juice to taste, Salt and pepper, , Thoroughly wash...

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CAULIFLOWER AND RED LENTIL DAHL

CAULIFLOWER AND RED LENTIL DAHL

CAULIFLOWER AND RED LENTIL DAHL - - mustard seeds, cardamom pods (seeds crushed), cumin seeds, ground coriander, thumb ginger (chopped), garlic cloves (sliced), chilli flakes, olive oil, onion (roughly chopped), cauliflower (cut into florets,...

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CHICKEN, HAM AND MUSHROOM PUFF PIE

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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Pheasant and Chestnut Ragu with Pappardelle

Pheasant and Chestnut Ragu with Pappardelle

Pheasant and Chestnut Ragu with Pappardelle - As the season for pheasant draws to a close make this warming ragu which is perfect for cold or wet January days. It doesn't have to be served with pasta but can be pie filling or just served...

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Salted Coffee, Pecan and Lime Rocky Road

Salted Coffee, Pecan and Lime Rocky Road

Salted Coffee, Pecan and Lime Rocky Road - - rich tea biscuits, shelled pecan nuts (roughly chopped), ground cardamom, flaked sea salt (plus extra to garnish), unsalted butter (melted), maple syrup, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, unsalted...

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Chocolate and Salted Caramel Traybake

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Traybake

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Traybake - - unsalted butter (softened, plus extra to grease), light brown soft sugar, large eggs, vanilla extract, dark chocolate (melted), buttermilk, self-raising flour, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa powder, fine...

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Meatballs with Orzo

Meatballs with Orzo

Meatballs with Orzo - - FOR THE MEATBALLS, minced beef, pork sausagemeat, breadcrumbs, milk, onion (finely chopped), flat leaf parsley (coarsely chopped), fennel seeds (toasted and crushed), FOR THE SAUCE, olive oil, onion (finely chopped),...

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Tomato Salad with Horseradish Cream

Tomato Salad with Horseradish Cream

Tomato Salad with Horseradish Cream - - creamed horseradish, small garlic clove (peeled and crushed), white balsamic vinegar, Sea salt, Extra-virgin olive oil, double cream, tarragon leaves (roughly chopped), basil leaves (torn), tomatoes (a...

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Radish, Sumac and Herb Salad

Radish, Sumac and Herb Salad

Radish, Sumac and Herb Salad - - radishes, A few ice cubes, pomegranate molasses, Extra-virgin olive oil, small clove of garlic (peeled and finely chopped), sumac, Salt and black pepper, mint leaves (roughly chopped), small bunch of parsley...

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Berries with Rose, Cardamom and Black Pepper

Berries with Rose, Cardamom and Black Pepper

Berries with Rose, Cardamom and Black Pepper - - caster sugar, dried rose petals (food grade), black peppercorns, cardamom pods, lemon (juiced), strawberries, redcurrants (optional), raspberries, fresh figs (washed and cut into slim wedges), ,...

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Green Tahini Sauce

Green Tahini Sauce

Green Tahini Sauce - - tahini, Lemon Juice, water, garlic cloves (crushed), runny honey, parsley (leaves picked, roughly chopped), , Stir the tahini in the jar and then put all the ingredients, except the parsley, in a food processor and...

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Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus - - cooked beetroot, can chick peas, garlic clove (crushed), Juice of 1 1/2 lemons, creamed horseradish, ground cumin, Salt & freshly ground Black pepper, good extra virgin olive oil, good Greek yoghurt, cumin seeds...

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Raw Fennel Salad with Rocket and Orange

Raw Fennel Salad with Rocket and Orange

Raw Fennel Salad with Rocket and Orange - - large fennel, Lemon Juice, Extra-virgin olive oil, flat leaf parsley (roughly chopped), packet of rocket or watercress, oranges (blood if in season), ripe pomegranate (seeds taken out), Salt and...

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Chinese Cabbage, Fennel and Butternut Squash Salad

Chinese Cabbage, Fennel and Butternut Squash Salad

Chinese Cabbage, Fennel and Butternut Squash Salad - - butternut squash (peeled and cut into 1.5cm cubes), olive oil, Salt and black pepper, Chinese or savoy cabbage (very thinly sliced), small head radicchio (very thinly sliced), small fennel...

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Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chilli

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chilli

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chilli - - tbsp. olive oil, medium red onion (chopped), medium carrots (chopped), sticks of celery (chopped), salt (divided), garlic (crushed), tbsp. chipolte paste, tsp. ground cumin, tsp. ground coriander, tsp. smoked...

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Pulled Lamb Mechoui

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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Squash, Fennel and Lentil Stew

Squash, Fennel and Lentil Stew

Squash, Fennel and Lentil Stew - A simple and easy recipe, quick enough for a weeknight but layered with flavour. - Olive oil for frying, onions (peeled and finely chopped), fennel bulb (finely chopped), carrots (peeled and finely chopped),...

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Braised Lentils

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

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 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

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

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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Mint and Pistachio Chocolate Fridge Cake

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

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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Millionaire’s Shortbread

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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Middle Eastern Veggie Salad

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

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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Crab Linguine

Crab Linguine

Crab Linguine - - linguine, crab meat ( (a 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

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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