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Smoked Haddock & Leek Pasta Bake

We love recipes that are easy, delicious and not too heavy. As the cooler months draw closer, we wanted to create a baked pasta dish using fish rather red meat, and one that wasn’t too heavy going. The end result is this wonderful smoked haddock and leek pasta bake, it is so good and a…

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Coffee Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are ideal for busy mornings when you’re short on time but want breakfast to be big on flavours. This (semi!) healthy recipe for coffee overnight oats combines healthy, quick breakfast with a caffeine hit that’s sure to help you through your manic mornings whether it’s getting the children to school or powering through…

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Iced Coffee

A lip-smackingly good iced coffee is the perfect summer treat and it’s so easy to make at home. Taking just a few minutes from start to finish and with the option to jazz it up with your own syrups it’ll taste like it does when you treat yourself at a coffee shop – but with…

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Rhubarb Paloma

A tart, refreshing cocktail laced with tequila and paired with citrus and a simple rhubarb syrup makes for an exquisite summer taste sensation. Inspired by the warmer weather and seasonal produce, this recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. I N G R E D I E N T S  2 parts Tequila 1 part fresh…

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No-Bake Espresso Chocolate Cheesecake

Each mouthful of this cheesecake is pure delight, an Oreo biscuit base topped with a smooth chocolate and espresso laced filling and to finish it off – a rich dark chocolate espresso ganache. Easy to make – you just need time on your side – and oh so impressive. If you’re not a fan of…

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Eastern Standard

The Eastern Standard is a delectably indulgent cocktail that is super simple, takes no time to make and packs a punch in flavour. We spotted Lily Paulson-Ellis making these for a Friday night during lockdown and just had to have a go. MAKES: 2 I N G R E D I E N T S…

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Chorizo And Veggie Rice

A super quick lunch or light dinner dish that’s reminiscent of a good old fashioned Spanish paella without the lengthy cook time (and the faff), this chorizo veggie rice is perfect for using up the bottom of the fridge contents… It’s so simple and easy it doesn’t really need a recipe at all. You just…

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Rob Allison’s Lamb Donner Kebab

A takeaway classic, the donner kebab can get a pretty bad rep at times. This recipe by food writer and stylist Rob Allison featured in the Guardian is full of spiced, succulent, pieces of grilled lamb meat served in soft pittas and topped with crunchy salad is similar to the takeaway version in concept, but…

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Chicken Casserole

Delicious and easy to make, this nourishing chicken casserole is perfect no matter the time of year. We recently made this on one of those cold June days when it rains and the temperature drops quite drastically – it was extremely comforting, and as it is not a heavy dish it makes a lovely light…

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Baked Camembert & Garlic Bread

Baked camembert is the ultimate laidback starter or evening meal for those that just love their cheese! An impressive and ridiculously easy dish that always impresses, here’s how we prepared ours… Unwrap the camembert but leave it within the base and pierce the top with rosemary stalks all over. Drizzle a tablespoon of  white wine…

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Prosciutto and Asparagus Spaghetti

A super recipe for a easy weekend lunch in the sunshine, best served with a glass of chilled white wine. As the asparagus season is short, substitute in courgettes if it isn’t available. I N G R E D I E N T S 350g dried spaghetti good glug of olive oil 90g prosciutto slices,…

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Roasted Tomato, Basil and Prawn Tagliatelle

A bright, light pasta dish perfect for lunch or dinner, super easy to make and delicious all year round but especially good served alfresco with a glass of chilled dry white wine… I N G R E D I E N T S  Serves 2 6/7 vine tomatoes, sliced in half 1 packet of prawns…

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Mackerel & Sweet Potato Fish Cakes

For a quick lunch or light supper, these mackerel fish cakes are the best. With just a handful of ingredients, the prep time is minimal and you can also make them in batches and freeze for another day. I N G R E D I E N T S  1 x pack of mackerel (usually…

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Gluten & Dairy Free Oat Cookies

Right now there’s few better afternoon joys than a homemade biscuit with a cup of tea whether you are in the office or taking time out at home with a magazine. If you are gluten and/ or dairy free however biscuit choices can be harder to come by, however this super easy recipe oat cookie…

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Orange Polenta Cake

Dairy Free & Gluten Free

This is a great recipe if you want a gluten free and dairy free cake recipe as you can replace the butter with vegetable oil and it still tastes absolutely incredible. C A K E  I N G R E D I E N T S  200 grams soft unsalted butter or vegetable oil 200…

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Quick and Easy Potato Salad

We are obsessed with this herby lemony potato salad especially as it’s so easy! We love La Ratte potatoes from Waitrose – they are a traditional French variety that is a little bit nutty and so so flavoursome. To make the potato salad, I mean everyone knows how to make potato salad, but this is…

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Reducing Food Waste

Daylesford

It might surprise you to know that food waste is one of the most avoidable environmental problems we face today and this is particularly the case in the UK. With a horrifying 24 million slices of bread thrown away each day there’s no time like the present for us to take action and get inventive…

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Veggie Lasagne Pasta Roll Ups

This is a great recipe to make with children on a rainy weekend because they can get totally involved and since zero precision is required it doesn’t matter how they end up – they always look and taste great! You can make the pasta roll ups using fresh lasagne sheets or simply boil some dried…

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Super Smoothies

Wolf Blender

We love our Wolf blender so much; if there was a king of blenders it would be this guy. It’s powerful, precise and (not to be too superficial) just looks so cool… A blender is usually a streamlined linear tool for the kitchen that has one purpose but the beauty of the Wolf Blender is…

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Chickpea & Veggie TrayBake

This is the easiest traybake in the world and all the ingredients can be sourced from a local shop or mini supermarket outlet for a quick and easy mid-week supper. I N G R E D I E N T S 1 tin chickpeas 1 pack smokey Spanish style grains 1 red pepper, chopped 1…

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Roasted Chicken, Potato & Kale Traybake

This is a favourite recipe and so quick and easy – a total mid-week winner dinner…  I N G R E D I E N T S  5-6 chicken thighs (we used skin on, but you can remove if you prefer or use boneless / skinless chicken thighs) Bag of baby potatoes, halved 1 lemon,…

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Persian Chickpea And Spinach Rice

This light and fragrant dish is a great light lunch served with a fattoush salad or as a side dish with cold cuts or perhaps roast harissa chicken. I N G R E D I E N T S Good glug of olive oil 1 white onion, chopped 1 tin chickpeas, drained 1 clove garlic,…

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Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

“A single glass of champagne imparts a feeling of exhilaration. The nerves are braced, the imagination is agreeably stirred, the wits become more nimble. A bottle produces a contrary effect. Excess causes a comatose insensibility”. – Winston Churchill, 1898, Malakand Field Force. During the festive season it just feels so right to pop open a…

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Wild Mushroom Gnocchi

We love super fast and fresh dishes at H|M and this mushroom gnocchi is exactly that. We made it recently in our Felsted showroom and it literally took less than 10 minutes from start to finish. I N G R E D I E N T S  Glug of olive oil 1 packet of pre-prepared…

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Chop Like a Pro:

Zwilling Knives

Both amateur and professional chefs trust the classic knives from ZWILLING for various tasks in the kitchen. The chef’s knife in particular has a wide, strong blade and a straight cutting edge which you can effortlessly chop vegetables with as well as herbs and meat. The perfect balance between chrome and carbon is the secret…

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Smokey Sweetcorn Chowder

Colder weather is now upon us and all we keeping dreaming about is warm, comforting bowls of goodness at the end of the day. I N G R E D I E N T S 2 tbsp sunflower oil 5 spring onions, roughly chopped 1 red pepper, finely sliced 1 celery stick, chopped 1 tsp…

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Autumn Spiced Apple Rum Punch

Autumn is now in full swing and there’s absolutely nothing better than a rum cocktail to spice up your weekend dinner party with friends. In aid of the new season (and national Rum Week this month) why not try our quick and super easy spiced cocktail recipe. Plus, not only is it easy but it…

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Keralan Salmon Curry

Looking for an all new favourite bowl of comforting curry that’s quick to make and utterly delicious? Our new tried and tested Keralan salmon curry will be the perfect antidote to the cool winter evenings. Although it looks like a long ingredient list, most of the items will likely be in your larder cupboard already…

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Leek And Potato Bake

This is such a great side dish for a cosy winter supper served alongside a main course. We have also made this as a lunch dish with a roasted pepper and basil salad that was really easy and delicious. All you need to do is peel some potatoes and finely chop some leeks. Layer them…

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Chicken Noodle Soup

At this time of year when the weather cools down – particularly in the evenings – it’s lovely to have a bowl of chicken noodle soup – wholesome, filling and so so SO easy we’ve shared our 2 step recipe below. I N G R E D I E N T S Serves 2 1…

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