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Sweet Potato and Peanut Curry

The Thai flavours in this curry are amazing, if you like Satay dishes then you will love this. It can be hard to find really tasty vegetarian dishes and this definitely fits the bill! Ingredients (serves 6) 1 heaped tbsp

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Pork with Cider and Apple

A lovely autumnal recipe, perfect to warm you up on dark nights but light enough to enjoy any time of the year. I found the bones of this recipe on Mumsnet but having tried the original I’ve changed the pork

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Crushed Potatoes

The modern version of “Mashed Potatoes”, Crushed Potatoes are easier to make and much healthier! What a result! So simple but so good. This the perfect side dish to my lovely Roast Chicken. Ingredients (serves 4-6) 1 kg Potatoes (

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Weights and Measures Conversion

   Most recipes now use the Metric system of weighing and measurement (ie grammes and litres). However, you may come across recipes still using the old Imperial system (pounds and ounces) and this method is used in America so a

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Perfect Rice

For such a simple and basic food there certainly seems to be a lot of controversy surrounding the cooking, eating and keeping of rice! I have been cooking rice for 30 years using the same method and it works every

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Paella

I love Paella, it’s the perfect summer dish and brings back happy memories of holidays in Spain with my parents and sister. I had never tried to make it as I knew it was a little bit like risotto, involving

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Chicken Cacciatore

According to Wikipedia, Chicken Cacciatore is a general term for chicken cooked with tomatoes, mushrooms and herbs. Traditionally it would have been a “Hunter’s” dish (ie whatever had been caught or dug up that day!) and could have been made

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Sausage Casserole

I found a version of this recipe in the new Mumsnet cookery book, it was called “Cowgirl Stew” but I’m calling mine Sausage Casserole. It is actually quite similar to a French Cassoulet but with some non French additions (like

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Greek Salad

This has to be one of the simplest salads you can make but that doesn’t mean it’s short on flavour! Sometimes less is more…. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 green lettuce or a combination of leaves, roughly 400 g, or 1

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Vegetarian Moussaka

We are always being told that we eat too much meat and we should try to have a few vegetarian meals a week. A vegetable curry or pasta dish can fit the bill once a week, but they can leave

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