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Pork Afelia

  This tasty dish is Pork Loin marinated with coriander, known as Pork Afelia in Greece where it originates. This recipe is taken from my cookery bible: Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery Course, a wonderful book which I have had for

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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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Carrot and Orange Soup

Carrots make the best soup ever! And the addition of orange zest and juice in this recipe gives this classic soup a nice twist, delicious! Ingredients: (serves 6) 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion 8 large carrots 1 orange (all

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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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Kale Chips

I’ve been reading about these tasty snacks for a while now but have been a bit slow to jump on the bandwagon. Today I made my first batch of kale chips  and was instantly a fan, in fact my small

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Nigella Lawson’s Cauliflower, Garlic and Turmeric Soup

This recipe is taken from The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook, a collection  of recipes (from leading cooks and food writers) along with advice and FAQs designed to support cancer sufferers and their families. The recipes have all been reviewed and

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Courgette and Lemon Soup

This is a genius combination of ingredients, the lemon really lifts the flavour of the courgettes, which can taste bland. Courgettes are an excellent source of vitamin C, plus vitamin K and some B vitamins. They are also rich in

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Jason Vale’s Green Veggie Power Soup

    Jason Vale is famous for his love of juicing fruit and vegetables for health, he has various plans you can follow. In the winter, a healthy soup is a welcome, warming addition to your juice plan. I love

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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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