Category: Recipes

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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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The Best Cookery Schools In England

Whether you are a seasoned cook looking to hone your skills or have little to no cooking experience, cooking courses can be invaluable. A great class can teach you not only the basics of cooking or a new recipes or two, but are perfect for trying out new appliances and picking up top tips from chefs…

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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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Summer Grilling

The Best Alfresco Recipes

Summer is truly the season of the barbecue in which we seize every opportunity to entertain family and friends outdoors. To celebrate this wondrous season and the mighty Wolf outdoor gas grill we have combined all of our favourite barbecue recipes for you to try at home. Beef is versatile and hands down delicious when cooked on a barbecue. The Smokey…

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A Day in the Life

Amelia Freer

Amelia Freer is a registered nutritional therapist with multiple qualifications and is dedicated to helping others adopt a healthier life through optimum nutrition. Amelia’s passion for the power of food combined with past health issues led her to train in multiple areas of nutrition and now has bestselling books under her belt. If you read the HM blog regularly,…

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3 Spring Salad Recipes

Beetroot, we think, is like Marmite or olives, you either love it or you hate it but this undervalued vegetable is not only good for you but is super vibrant and versatile. Like many modern vegetables, beetroot was first cultivated by the Romans. By the 19th century it held great commercial value when it was discovered that…

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Roasted Harissa Lamb, Spiced Cous Cous and Chickpea Salad

An epicurean delight, lamb has been a religious symbol of Easter for centuries that continues today. Given the terrible weather in England of late, we wanted to create some recipes for Easter Sunday that brought some warmth and colour to the table so below are the recipes we created for Harissa Lamb, Spiced Cous Cous and…

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Chicken Biryani Recipe

Sometimes the best recipes come about when you’ve got a few odds and ends in the fridge and you need to make something delicious and fast too! We made this super fast quick and easy chicken biryani using ingredients in the fridge and the pantry. I N G R E D I E N T…

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3 toasted sandwiches you need to try

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned toasted sandwich? At the moment we are totally obsessed with them, and are making toasted sandwiches most days of the week at our showroom and head office in Felsted. We thought we’d share some of our current favourites with you – these are all super simple and easy to…

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Q&A with Alexandra Dudley

Alexandra Dudley is a woman of many talents, an artist, author and entrepreneur to name but a few. We simply love Alexandra’s recipes, paired back style and with her new book – Land & Sea out we are even more excited. We cannot help but admire Alexandra’s ability to excel in such a multitude of…

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Banana Bread Recipe

Ah, the humble banana bread. A well known classic for using up those rather unappealing leftover bananas that is transformed into a more-ish afternoon treat (especially when served with a fresh pot of English breakfast tea). As with many great inventions, it all started in America and was born out of a chain reaction of events.…

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6 Amazing Healthy Pasta Alternatives

On a cold, damp winter’s day there is nothing better than a warming bowl of pasta to nourish the soul and lift our spirits. However if you are trying to keep your diet on track, allergic to gluten or are looking for alternative recipes to try, have a little scroll because we’ve put together a collection…

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Amelia Freer

A healthier, happier life through optimum nutrition

Some of our favourite recipes at H|M are by the super talented Amelia Freer. Amelia is a qualified nutritional therapist who has written 3 best selling cookbooks and we love all of them. Amelia has undertaken extensive training over many year,  firstly, at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in Richmond where she completed the 4 year Diploma in Nutritional Therapy and where…

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Mince Pie Croissants

For our last day at work we made these mince pie croissants to use up some leftover mincemeat. Full disclosure … we didn’t make the croissants from scratch (although this recipe by Paul Hollywood isn’t impossible and apparently is amazing) – we bought these ones from Waitrose. We got the idea for the mince pie croissants from a…

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Home-baked Sweet Potato Chips

We love sweet potatoes at H|M but what is so special about this humble orange potato? Sweet potatoes are not actually related to potatoes and unlike potatoes, you can also eat the leaves of sweet potatoes which are (apparently) very nutritious. Also, unlike regular potatoes, these vegetables do count towards your 5-a-day because they are…

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Mediterranean Roasted Veggie Toasts

Toast is good at any time of the year but especially in the cooler winter months. We love using the 4 slot NewGen toaster by Dualit – it is just the best toaster in the world and we love it. This recipe for roasted veggie toasts is so quick and easy and also vegan, perfect for…

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Roast Beef & Red Onion Jam on Toast

For a delicious lunch on a cold winter’s day, you cannot beat roast beef and red onion jam on toast! We used the temperature probe in the Wolf range cooker to cook the beef to the perfect medium-rare – take a look here to see more of how the Wolf temperature probe works in real…

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