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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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Tandoori Tikka Chicken

When it comes to quick and ridiculously easy lunch or dinner recipes this one is an absolute winner! I N G R E D I E N T S : Juice of 2 lemons 4 skinless chicken breast 4 tsp paprika 1 onion chopped vegetable oil, for brushing   F O R  T H E …

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Green Shakshuka

A staple dish at any Israeli breakfast table, Shakshuka has become as well known as falafels and hummus and we absolutely love it! Shakshuka literally means ‘all mixed up’ – and that’s what it really is!  Typically stated as originating in either Yemen or Tunisia, the dish is made up of eggs cooked in tomato…

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Baked Ratatouille with Quails Eggs

If you’ve over indulged on holiday this summer, this one pot wonder is a great way to gets lots of great nutrients without overdoing it. Essentially this is simply ratatouille with quails eggs cracked into it and then placed in the oven – it really is that simple! To make the ratatouille the way we…

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Sausage Hash

Well if you want the weekend brunch dish sent from heaven this is for you! Crispy potatoes, fennel spiked sausage and lovely baked eggs. All you need to add is some ketchup (we love this one) and some warm sourdough bread – if you live near a Gail’s bakery – the rosemary and potato sourdough…

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Peach, Thyme and Prosecco Cocktail

There’s nothing better than seasonal produce especially when you can incorporate it into an indulgently refreshing cocktail that’s designed for summer days. We recently tried out this peach, thyme and prosecco cocktail in our office bar and it worked a treat. Here’s how to make it: Serves 4 W H A T  Y O U …

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Elderflower Blueberry and Mint Virgin Cocktail

This non-alcoholic ‘mocktail’ is just the ticket for a warm summer’s day. Made with ingredients that most of us have in the kitchen its’s a refreshing, bubbly cocktail that goes with everything! Here’s the recipe for this super simple drink for the drivers and non-drinkers at your barbecue this bank holiday weekend. W H A…

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Vegan Pesto Pasta

We have been trying out various versions of a vegan pesto for a few weeks now and we think we have cracked it! This recipe for vegan pesto is really quick – you just add all the ingredients to the MagiMix and combine until you’re happy with the flavour and consistency. I N G R…

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Super fast & easy crab linguine

For a great summer pasta dish, we love this quick and easy recipe for crab, tarragon and chilli linguine and have shared the recipe below… I N G R E D I E N T S 500g linguine pasta 400g fresh white crab meat (can use tinned if fresh not available) 1/2 red chilli, finely…

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Sausage and Fennel Pappardelle

Another super fast and delicious dish that we recently made during the unseasonably cool weather is this sausage and fennel pappardelle pasta. Using only a handful of ingredients and with just two pans, we were thrilled with how great this tasted considering the lack of time and effort required! I N G R E D…

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Thai Curry Recipe (from scratch)

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This recipe is an excellent ‘from scratch’ recipe for a Thai curry paste that you can make in batches and freeze. When you freeze the paste, portion it up into 1/2 cup portion sizes then you’ll always have just the right amount. This is the jug we use for measuring cup sizes – it works…

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Salmon & Roast Veggie Rice Salad

This is such an easy recipe and perfect for these spring days when it’s warm one minute and cold the next… We made this using butternut squash, red pepper, cavolo nero but you could literally use any veggies leftover in the fridge. We layer the veggies and roast them in order of cooking time so…

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Chicken, Leek & Potato Bake

Another super simple dish we loved trying out is this gluten and dairy free chicken, leek and potato bake that takes seconds to prepare and is best served with lots of fresh greens… This is such a simple recipe you don’t actually need a recipe but here’s what you need to know… You should pre-heat…

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Gluten & Dairy Free Fish Pie

Well we’ve tried this a few times and it’s a winner! The recipe for this dairy and gluten free fish pie is so simple, light and delicious you just have to try it… I N G R E D I E N T S 500g mixed fish – smoked haddock, cod, salmon (we like this…

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Baked Wild Mushroom Risotto

Baked risotto is a real game changer. This fuss free twist gives the rice a really velvety creamy texture, the ultimate in luxurious feeling comfort food that’s perfect for family meals and impressing guests. So if you are in the mood for risotto then why not try our tried and tested recipe that’s easy to…

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Warm & Comforting Pasta Recipes for Winter evenings

We love the warmth and love that goes into Italian cooking and at this time of the year as the temperatures plummet there’s nothing better than sitting down to a warm and comforting pasta supper. Here are some of the best recipes we’ve pinned on our food recipes board on Pinterest: This slow cooked vodka…

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Watercress, leek and potato soup

This is the quickest and most brilliant soup recipe that can be knocked up in just over half an hour for a warming lunch on a cold winter’s day… I N G R E D I E N T S 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped in small cubes 2 leeks, washed and chopped 1/2 onion,…

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Homemade Blini Recipe

Entertaining for lots of party guests doesn’t need to be a chore when you have a super easy blini recipe to hand. Our tried and tested recipe is the perfect base for pretty much any canapé going. We make ours on the electric plancha on the Lacanche range cooker but they are just as good cooked in…

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Smoked Salmon Blinis

Canapé Recipe Inspiration

Creamy smoked salmon with lemon is already a match made in heaven, but when paired with freshly homemade blinis and a sprinkling of chives it’s next level canapé recipe inspiration… I N G R E D I E N T S 1 batch of blinis (see recipe here) 1 pack of smoked salmon, finely chopped Small handful of…

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Smoked Mackerel & Horseradish Blinis

Canapé Recipe Inspiration

Another ridiculously easy canapé suggestion are these smoked mackerel blinis – the mackerel paté is also delicious on hot toast with beetroot for an easy lunch option. I N G R E D I E N T S 1 batch of blini recipe (see recipe here) 1 pack of smoked & peppered mackerel 2 tbsp of…

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Fragrant Thai Crab Blinis

Canapé Recipe Inspiration

These fragrant thai crab blinis are the perfect combination of salty, spicy and zesty and are quick and easy to whip up, literally taking 5 minutes… I N G R E D I E N T S 1 batch of blinis (see recipe here) 200g of Fifty Fifty crab meat (this is white and brown…

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Gooey Dark Chocolate Cake

A decadently indulgent gluten free dessert that is easy to prepare and will always impress your quests. We love this rich dark chocolate cake, and by rich we mean RICH. Enjoy warm or wait for it to set, it’s your choice but we find serving it warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream is always a…

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Cacio E Pepe

Cacio e Pepe literally means ‘cheese and pepper’ and is a Roman pasta dish that is super quick to prepare. Kind of like a super simple mac and cheese but made from the most incredible traditional hand rolled pasta, this recipe is a twist on the authentic dish that we think the whole family will enjoy. I N…

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Herb Crust Salmon, Sweet Potato Chips and Parmesan Broccoli

Packed full of protein and essential nutrients, salmon is the perfect brain food. This tried and tested recipe with a gluten free herb crust, sweet potato chips and steamed broccoli with parmesan is the perfect candidate to feed a hungry crowd after a busy day. And it’s quick too! I N G R E D I…

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Moroccan Spiced Freekah Bake

This vibrant plant based recipe is quick and easy to prepare making it an ideal mid-week meal choice. Full of delicious flavours and nutritious ingredients it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. I N G R E D I E N T S  1 x butternut squash, chopped 1 x red pepper, chopped 1 x yellow…

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Summer Recipe Inspiration

A plant-based diet is always appealing during the summer months so we’ve pulled together a menu of options to create the ultimate summer menu using the freshest and lightest ingredients. S T A R T E R  I D E A S 1. If you haven’t tried grilled romaine lettuce yet – you need to. It gives this…

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