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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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Fay Ripley’s Saucy Sicilian Meatballs

  As Fay Ripley says in her book “Fay’s Family Food”-  ”For some reason, in this country, we have lost the ability to eat together. We all shout “There’s no time!”, but it’s a flawed argument. We have to eat,

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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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Annabel Karmel’s Mild King Prawn Curry

My mouth is watering just thinking about this recipe! It has to be the tastiest curry I’ve ever had and the whole family loved it = Bonus! This is super easy to prepare and could be a store cupboard stand

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One Dish Dinners

“One Dish” always makes me sit up and pay attention. When it comes to cooking weekday family meals, the easier the better! All these dishes are healthy (calories listed) and easy, win win! These one dish dinners came from the

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30 Minute Spring Dinners

Looking for inspiration for your meal tonight? Or recipes for the week? Click the link to BHG’s website for some great ideas. I’ll be reviewing and posting further when I’ve had a chance to cook them myself! All the recipes

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Spaghetti alla carbonara

Spaghetti alla carbonara or Pasta with Eggs, Pancetta and Parmesan is a recipe taken from Gino D’Acampo’s book – The I Diet (The Italian Diet). What a character he is, and never more so than when he is extolling the

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Salmon, Prawn and Dill Lasagne

Another hit from my Annabel Karmel book- 100 family meals. All 3 kids polished it off so I am very happy! A great recipe that contains loads of healthy stuff (like oily fish and vegetables) but tastes divine. Don’t be

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Butternut Squash Risotto

 Whenever I ask my (very picky) middle child what she would like for tea, she ALWAYS says Butternut Squash Risotto. This recipe was one I first cooked while doing a detox (super healthy) but it has been doctored slightly since

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Fusilli with Salmon and Spring Vegetables

  Ok, so I’m wandering around Asda thinking “what can we have for tea tonight?”, the usual dilemma! Rather than just picking up a few bits and hoping for inspiration at home I headed for the recipe book aisle and

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