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Cookbook Confidential

Back to School Meal Prep!

  LOOK AT WHO AND WHEN Sounds daft, but it’s not. In our house, we have five people who would normally sit down for dinner between 5 and 6 pm. Now, if that actually happened […]

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Cosy Cottage Pie

Homely and hearty – even if you don’t live in a cottage – this is always a favourite with little and big ones alike.    serves 6  prep 20 minutes   cook 1 hour    What you need     600 g/1 lb 5 oz potatoes, […]

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Savoury Lunchbox Muffins

  Irresistible muffins, packed with vegetables, cheese, sage and cumin, these are perfect to make at the weekend and then enjoy in packed lunches. If you’re following the Phase 2 activities, you can use home-grown sage plucked proudly from […]

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Gin Fizz

‘Somebody mixes a drink which his grandfather knew under the homely  appellation of a “John Collins”, calls it a “Gin Fizz” and everybody wants the  new drink,’ wrote a n astute journalist in 1881. Still, […]

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BABY BACK RIBS WITH SWEET AND SPICY BARBECUE SAUCE

SERVES: 4 | PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES | GRILLING TIME: ABOUT 3 HOURS  SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: CHARCOAL GRILL; 4–5 LARGE HANDFULS APPLE, CHERRY OR HICKORY WOOD CHUNKS; LARGE DISPOSABLE FOIL TRAY; SPRAY BOTTLE FILLED WITH WATER; HEAVY-DUTY ALUMINIUM FOIL    One recent barbecue […]

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Chocolate & Cherry Pots

Dark, rich and decadent, these little pots are the perfect prep-ahead pud.   SERVES 4    425g tin pitted cherries in syrup, roughly chopped and syrup reserved juice of 1 lemon  2 tablespoons soft light brown […]

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Hot-Smoked Trout & Roasted Asparagus Salad with Herbed Oil

    This dish works well warm or cold, so it is perfect for packing up and  taking to work for lunch the next day; just leave it out of the refrigerator  for an hour […]

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Mexican–Style Bounty Bowl

    ‘Bounty bowls’ are bowls filled to the brim with nourishing ingredients and lots of choice. They not only look beautiful, but are filling, tasty and full of wholesome goodness. Usually a base grain […]

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5-Veg Onion Bhaji Crust Quiche

A traditional quiche often contains cream and cheese with a buttery pastry case. With some easy changes – a quinoa crust, spices and lots of vegetables – you can make a delicious quiche, full of […]

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The Classic Sloppy Joe – Traybake Style

This rich Bolognese filling, baked in bread rolls with melted cheese, is a fun meal to serve to friends or family. Serve with fries and salad.   Calories per serving: 410   500g (1lb 2oz) […]

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Flaming Fajita Traybake

Satisfying, spicy chicken fajita mix is so easy to make with the traybake method. Simply chuck in all the ingredients and then it’s hands off until they are ready! Serve in wraps or with rice […]

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Zesty Chicken & Chorizo Paella

Bursting with the flavours of zingy lemon and smoky chorizo, this simple paella is always a crowd-pleaser. If you can’t get hold of paella rice, simply substitute with Arborio rice or even long-grain rice. Serve […]

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