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Rustic Sausage and Haricot Bean Soup

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This soup is brilliant for adults and children at any time of the day.  Lots of carbs and protein to keep you going throughout. I often do my weekly shop […]

Ricotta, Basil and Pinenut Crêpe

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Ricotta is a fab cheese to use in a dish like this as its flavour isn’t overpowering. It does melt when heated, but unlike ordinary cheese it becomes more runny […]

Courgettini, Mint, Pumpkin Seeds, Flax Seeds, Ricotta and Pea Salad.

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Rich in Vitamin C, fibre, calcium, Omega-3, Zinc Everything in this salad is raw, which means that none of the nutrients will have been destroyed whilst cooking and therefore giving […]

Breakfast Granola Bars

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These granola bars are great when you’re on the go; I can’t think of a better energy boost. They’re full of all the right things that none of us get […]

Classic Slow-roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Garden Herbs and Garlic

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Cooking a shoulder of lamb doesn’t get more straightforward than this recipe. It’s exactly the same principles as roasting a leg, only you cook it for longer…hence the title! Shoulder […]

Toffee Apples

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You really should give this recipe ago,especially as there is no better night to eat them than fireworks night, which just happens to be tonight!! We all need a nostalgic […]

Duck and Spiced Plum Autumn Salad

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For me, this salad represents autumn. The plums in the salad complement the rich duck and bring a warm component to the dish. Serves 2 2 Cooked aromatic or confit […]

Gingerbread Cupcakes

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It’s the time of year when you are feeling the need for warmth and spice. These cupcakes are great for all the family and totally nostalgic. It’s time to plump […]

The unladylike sandwich

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There is no possible way to eat this sandwich without getting it all over you. So consume while you’re still in your pyjamas!  This feast is my ultimate favourite; the […]

Spicy Beans and Pepperami on Toast with Fried Egg

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On toast, in jackets or served as a soup, this savvy- savers brunch is quick, cheap and cheerful. Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 15 minutes Serves 2 75g Pepperami, […]

Cinnamon and Carrot Cookies

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Ever wondered what to do with those few poor, slightly floppy carrots that are hanging about in the bottom of your vegetable tray?? Well, here you go.  An old wartime […]

Marinades and Sauces

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Marinades and Sauces Having a few marinades and sauces in your repertoire is such an important part of day-to-day cooking. Not only will it make your life ten times easier […]

Chicken quesadillas with caramelised onions and peppers

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Chicken Quesadillas, Caramelised Onions and Peppers               A take on a dish that went down extremely well from my last book Home at 7,Dinner […]

Sticky Five Spice Pork

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I once cooked this dish for a dinner party and it was a huge hit. The problem is that I have been racking my brains as to how it did […]

Leftover Roast Dinner Turnovers

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This is a recipe that can be adapted to use up just about any bits and bobs that you may have not quite managed to finish at the dinner table. […]

SPICED BLACKBERRY CHEESECAKE

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SPICED BLACKBERRY BAKED CHEESECAKE Serves 12 Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Cooling time over night Oven temp: 120oc-160oc Approximate cost per portion £1.72 INGREDIENTS: For the base […]