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Tartiflette

I love Tartiflette, it is a staple component of any menu in the French Alps; although the restaurant version often comes laden with a creamy sauce which probably provides your entire day’s calories in one dish! My version is super

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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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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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Perfect Potato Wedges

Potato Wedges are so easy to make and home made ones are delicious, they are the perfect side dish to lots of my recipes. How about with Chicken Wrapped In Bacon? The secret to mine is to toss them in

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One Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta

I saw this on Pinterest and thought “what a fantastic idea”! I’m always on the lookout for shortcuts in the kitchen and this saves on both time and washing up! The original recipe is from Foodie Place, but I’ve adapted

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Vegetable Soup

Having a pot of this delicious soup on the stove is so useful; a quick snack, lunch or supper. It can help with weight loss and count towards your “5 a day”. You can put anything you like into this

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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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Cheat’s Strawberry Tart

With the Puff Pastry I had left over from making Easy Chicken and Mushroom Pie, I decided not to waste it and made these delicious Strawberry Tarts. They take no time at all to assemble, the pastry just needs to

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Easy Chicken and Mushroom Pie

You can buy a Chicken and Mushroom Pie from the Supermarket and put it in the oven, but I guarantee it won’t taste as good as this! This is so easy to make (who makes their own puff pastry these

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