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Apricot and Almond Cake

I love this combination of flavours and quite often make a tart (see Apricot and Almond tart) but I always feel anything made with pastry has way too many calories! I found this recipe on the Asda website which is

Posted in Cakes, Dinner Party, Food, Recipes

Braised Vegetables

I’m always looking for new ways to serve vegetables. We all need to eat more of them so it helps to be able to serve them in a variety of tasty ways, not just boiled or steamed! My new favourite

Posted in Dinner Party, Family Meals, Food, Recipes, Sides

Salmon with Red Quinoa and Chilli Pak Choi

Every now and again I find a recipe which the whole family loves! As there are 5 of us with very different tastes this is no mean feat, but this recipe fits the bill. We all love salmon and although

Posted in Adult Health, Dinner Party, Family Meals, Fish, Food, Health, Kids Health, Recipes

Mushroom Stroganoff

I love my Delia Smith recipe for Pork Stroganoff with Three Mustards, but when I am short on time or want a vegetarian option, then this is my go to recipe: Mushroom Stroganoff. It is so easy and quick to

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Jamie Oliver’s Must Try Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is a fantastic vegetable, the colour says it all: highly coloured vegetables are absolutely packed with antioxidants. I love Sainsbury’s sweet pickled version to accompany lamb dishes but this recipe offers a more subtle and sophisticated taste, perhaps

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Tuna Nicoise

This is a staple salad recipe in our house, I first made it when I was following my Detox diet but it has now become a regular dish and it is always well received. This would make a great supper

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Chicken, White Wine and Tarragon en Papillote

This lovely recipe is a great way to cook chicken breasts in the oven whilst retaining moisture and flavour in the meat. They can be prepared in advance and left to marinate in the fridge making this the perfect recipe

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Nadia Sawalha’s No Fuss Tandoori Chicken

This fabulous recipe had my whole family drooling, it will turn even the driest piece of chicken breast into a moist morsel of delight! For best results, I suggest you marinade the chicken overnight, it really does help the flavours

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Pasta with Scallops and Chorizo

  A super simple supper dish which came about by chance (seeing a pack of ready to use scallops and chorizo in Tesco!). A stunning combination of sweet scallops and spicy chorizo. Ingredients (serves 4): 1 onion, finely chopped 1

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Slow Cooked Beef with Vegetables

A great recipe for hiding vegetables from the kids! The long slow cooking makes them virtually disappear. This is really tasty and a true one pot meal. Read on to find out what my secret ingredient is. (You could make

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