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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Seville Marmalade, Cheddar And Chilli Muffins...


Sweet or savoury!? Why not try a bit of both in one muffin!!

Fancy trying out these Seville Marmalade, Cheddar And Chilli Muffins? Enjoy these wonderful savoury-sweet muffins with their kick of fresh chilli.


Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 25 minutes

Makes 9

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Monday, 30 January 2017

Croissant Day : French Brunch...


Fancy making a French brunch for croissant day? Do you like sweet fillings in your croissants or savoury? Or both? Warm or cold?

Today I am sharing a savoury croissant full of egg cheese and watercress!!

French Brunch

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Serves 1

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Fake-Away Recipes To Keep You On Track...


Fake-Away recipes to keep you on track. If you're avoiding takeaways at all cost but still find you're getting the Friday evening cravings, these fake-away recipes from Pyrex are a must try!

From Asian style noodles, to fiery curries and tasty sides, here are some homemade alternatives to keep your health kick on track.


If you're planning the ultimate chilled night in why not prepare the recipe in advance and store it in a Pyrex Cook & Go, ready to reheat and enjoy at your leisure.
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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Super Bowl Sunday Party Food : Ultimate Authentic American Snacks...


Kickoff Super Bowl with the Ultimate Authentic American Snacks from French’s® Mustard and Frank’s RedHot®.

The biggest night of the year for sport, entertainment and celebs is almost here – the Super Bowl is back on 5th February.


One of the most watched events of the year globally, it’s the perfect excuse to grab your mates for a four-hour sporting feast. Some of you may not last the night, some might forget to book the Monday off work, but the guys at French’s® Mustard and Frank’s RedHot® are on hand to ensure you don’t ‘fumble’ over your Super Bowl snacks.
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Friday, 27 January 2017

Quorn Meat Free Hoisin Mince in Lettuce Cups..


Today I am sharing some Quorn Meat Free Hoisin Mince in Lettuce Cups.

Serves 4

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Chocolate Cake Day...


Today I have a have a no added sugar chocolate cake recipe to share with you for Chocolate Cake Day.

Total Sweet Chocolate Celebration Cake:

This makes a wonderful celebration cake that cuts into 12-16 slices.

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Spiralized Potato Salad...


Fancy making a nice and healthy Spiralized Potato Salad?

Serves 2

Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 10 minutes

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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Chai- Hia-Spiced Hot Buttered Rum..


Chia- Hia-Spiced Hot Buttered Rum..


Wow!

This warming spiced rum drink is the perfect treat for a chilly winter’s day. Adults only please!

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Quorn Meat Free Cottage Pie...


Quorn Meat Free Cottage Pie

Serves 4

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Potato And Salmon Balls With Mozzarella...


Fancy trying out these Potato and Salmon balls with Mozzarella?

Serves 2

Makes 6 balls

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time : 15 Minutes

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How To Make Pink Grapefruit Marmalade..


Looking for a Pink Grapefruit Marmalade recipe?

Sharp and sassy – this is a great preserve for marmalade lovers!

Preparation 1 hour
Cooking approx.1 hour 30 minutes

Makes 6 x 450g jars

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Quorn Meat Free Chicken Pieces Laksa..


Fancy making this Quorn Meat Free Chicken Pieces Laksa?

Serves 4

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Easy Firecracker Flatbread Pizza Recipe...


Easy Firecracker Flatbread Pizza Recipe

Makes 1 flatbread pizza

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4 Chinese New Year 2017 Recipes To Try Out At Home..


This Saturday (Saturday, January 28) is Chinese New Year 2017. Today I have 4 different recipes to help you celebrate Chinese New Year in True Oriental Style with Wing Yip.


To create a banquet worthy of the Year of the Rooster, Wing Yip has compiled a collection of recipes traditionally eaten during Chinese New Year. 

These recipes include classic chilli peanut longevity noodles, tang yuan, and duck spring rolls, which have all been developed by Michelin star chef Glynn Purnell. 

The recipes have been created using some of his favourite ingredients from Wing Yip, and made into step-by-step recipes that can be easily followed at home.

With four stores in the UK – Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood and Croydon – as well as an online supermarket, Wing Yip brings traditional Oriental cuisine one step closer to UK homes. 

From fresh produce, to delicious sauces, intriguing spices and everything in between, Wing Yip has a wealth of ingredients to ensure successful Chinese New Year celebrations.

Glynn Purnell's Chill Peanut Longevity Noodles:

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Chocolate And Almond Biscotti...


Fancy making some Chocolate and almond biscotti?

Recipe courtesy of Braun Household

Serves: 4


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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

How To Make Salted Caramel Hot Cross Buns...


Fancy making some Salted Caramel Hot Cross Buns?

These sweet use Shaken Udder Salted Caramel Milkshake instead of milk to create a sweet and luxurious take on an Easter classic!


Makes: 10

Prepare: 1 ½ hours
Cook: 12 minutes
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Ginger And Chocolate Pot: Valentines Treat...


Ginger and chocolate pot. A deliciously rich dessert designed for a romantic night in for two this Valentine's Day.

Product: Pyrex ramekins

Serves: 2

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‘All Day Energy Blast’ Smoothie...


Fancy trying this ‘All Day Energy Blast’ smoothie?

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Chickpea, Roast Shallots & Fete Salad...


Fancy trying this Chickpea, roast shallot & feta salad?

Serves 4

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

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Roast Chicken And Watercress Platter...


Roast Chicken and Watercress Platter: A light and healthy version of a Sunday roast. Succulent roast chicken is carved and served on a Mediterranean-style salad.

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Lamb Valentine Steaks with Redcurrant and Orange Sauce..


Lamb Valentine Steaks with Redcurrant and Orange Sauce.

Bring out your romantic side and serve your loved one a “valentine” steak for a date night at home.

Cut from the tender lamb loin, valentine steaks are essentially two chops butterflied and flattened to make one chop instead of two.

Their swoon-some shape are just perfect for showing you care.

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Tony Baker’s Kalettes® Blueberry Smoothie...


Tony Baker’s Kalettes® blueberry smoothie.

"Kalettes®, the superfood to watch out for in 2017"


Although small, Kalettes® florets with their attractive green leaves tinged with purple, pack high doses of beneficial nutrients into their mini format such as: fibre, iron, vitamins A, B6, C and K, as well as being rich in antioxidants.

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

LOVE Life Steam-Baked Teriyaki-Style Salmon...


LOVE life steam-baked teriyaki-style salmon

Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes

Serves: 4

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Ratatouille With Grilled Mackerel...


Fancy trying out this Ratatouille With Grilled Mackerel recipe?

Product: Pyrex Cook & Go

Portions: 2

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Heart Shaped Quesadillas...


Heart Shaped Quesadillas. Quesadillas filled with Primula Cheese, Bacon and Apple.

There is really nothing wrong with being cheesy this Valentine’s Day. These heart shaped quesadillas are delicious and quick to make so you can spend even more time with the one you love.

Serves: 2

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Whisky Sour Marmalade.....


Whisky Sour Marmalade. 

Enjoy the grown-up taste of marmalade with a hint of whisky with this Whisky Sour Marmalade.

Preparation 1 hour, plus overnight soaking.
Cooking approx.1 hour 30 minutes

Makes 6 x 450g jars

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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Afternoon Booster...


Afternoon Booster: Feel like you need a bit of a mid-afternoon boost to keep you going for a couple of hours? Try this satisfying snack!

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight (27th Feb – 12th March) and this year’s ‘Break’ theme, we have some delicious snacking recipes from Tate & Lyle Sugars using Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Light Brown Sugar.

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 8 minutes

Makes approximately 20

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Onion & Couscous Soup...


Onion & couscous soup

Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time:1 hours

Serves: 6

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Winter Green Juice...


Are you being nice and healthy? If so I have the perfect Winter green juice recipe to share with you today!!

Low Fat ✔

Vegetarian ✔

2 of your 5 a day ✔

Preparation time:5 minutes

Serves: 2

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Friday, 20 January 2017

Cheese and Sweetcorn Savoury Pancakes...


Primula cheese pancakes with sweetcorn and spring onion. We’ve got the perfect pancake for any time of day, if you’re like us and prefer the savoury option.

These scrumptious little numbers are a delicious alternative to the classic sweet pancake and are so tasty you won’t want to banish them to Pancake Day.

Yields: 10 thick pancakes about the diameter of a coffee mug.

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Mojito Lime Marmalade...


Mojito Lime Marmalade. Get your mojo going with the sharp, sassy flavour of this lime and lemon marmalade with its hint of white rum and mint.

Preparation 1 hour
Cooking approx.1 hour 30 minutes

Makes 6 x 450g jars

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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Salmon Terrine Hearts...


How sweet are these Salmon Terrine Hearts? A perfect Valentine starter if you are making a meal for someone you love!?

Salmon Terrines filled with Primula Smoked Salmon and mascarpone:

A luxurious starter, the creamy filling pairs perfectly with the crunch of the cucumber and the zing of the lemon.

Serves: 2 individual terrines

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LOVE Life Chicken And Leek Patchwork Pie...


Fancy trying out this LOVE life chicken and leek patchwork pie recipe?

Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:50 minutes

Serves: 6


Ingredients:
  • Olive oil spray 
  • 500g leeks, sliced 
  • 400g British chicken breast chunks 
  • 250ml chicken stock 
  • 250ml skimmed milk, plus extra for brushing 
  • 2 tbsp corn flour 
  • 300g frozen peas 
  • 300g frozen broccoli florets, defrosted slightly and cut into smaller pieces 
  • 30g reduced fat soft cheese with garlic & herbs 
  • ½ x 320g pack Jus-Rol light puff pastry sheet


Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Spray a large saucepan with oil and cook the leeks and chicken for 5 minutes until the leeks are softened and the chicken golden.

2. Add the stock and milk, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through with no pink meat. Add the sauce flour to the pan, bring to the boil and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring until smooth and thickened.

3. Stir in the peas, broccoli and soft cheese, then tip into an ovenproof pie dish. Sit the dish on a baking sheet.

4. Cut the pastry into 12 squares and arrange on top of the filling – the pastry should overlap a little in places but not cover the filling completely.

5. Brush the pastry squares with milk and bake for 25-30 minutes until the pastry is golden and the filling is piping hot.

Recipe courtesy of Waitrose. Find more healthy eating recipes at Waitrose

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Thai Beef and Potato Salad...


Fancy making this Thai Beef and Potato Salad?

Low sat fat/high protein

Serves 4

Total time (prep & cooking) 10-15 minutes

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Blood Orange And Chilli Marmalade..


Do you like to make your own jams and marmalade's?

Today I am sharing a tasty Blood Orange And Chilli Marmalade recipe with you.

Fire up your breakfast toast with this delicious blood orange marmalade – with its kick of red chilli.

Preparation 1 hour, plus overnight soaking
Cooking approx.1 hour 30 minutes

Makes 6 x 450g jars

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Rainbow Cauliflower Pizza..


How cool is this Rainbow Cauliflower Pizza?

A great way to get the children; eating up their veggies!! 

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Mexican Quinoa & Kale Bowl...


Want to try this Mexican Quinoa & Kale Bowl?

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

Serves 4

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Teriyaki Salmon Bento Box...


Fancy making this Teriyaki Salmon Bento Box?

Product: Pyrex Cook & Go

Serves: 2

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Warm Potato And Tuna Salad..


Fancy making this Warm Potato and Tuna salad? The combination of kale, sun dried tomatoes and baby potatoes works perfectly in this hearty, nutritious salad.

Low fat/low sat fat, low sodium.

Serves 4

Total time (prep & cooking) 20 minutes

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Sausage And Kale Pie..


Fancy making a Sausage And Kale Pie?

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Serves 4

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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Cauliflower Couscous With Moroccan Chicken...


Cauliflower Couscous With Moroccan Chicken.

Product: Pyrex Cook & Go

Portions: 2

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Spinach, Avocado, Coconut Oil & Raspberry Smoothie...


Spinach, Avocado, Coconut Oil & Raspberry Smoothie

Serves: 2 people

Prep time: 5 minutes
  • British
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian

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Peanut Butter Pancakes With Salted Caramel Popcorn Sauce...


Peanut Butter Pancakes With Salted Caramel Popcorn Sauce anyone!?

Yes, indulgent! And yes, delicious!!

Preparation 20 minutes
Cooking 20 minutes

Serves 4

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Hearty Kale Soup...


Fancy making some hearty kale soup. Perfect for serving in a mug on cold days.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

Serves 4

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Mango, Pineapple and Kale Smoothie...


Mango, Pineapple and Kale Smoothie.

Serves: 1 person
Prep time: 5 minutes
British
Vegetarian

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Cheddar & Grainy Mustard Oat Bread Recipe...


Cheddar & Grainy Mustard Oat Bread Recipe...

Prep Time : 20 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Serves 12 



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