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Roasted cocoa and spiced pumpkin soup

Roasted cocoa and spiced pumpkin soup I wanted to create a really rich and delicious pumpkin soup this autumn, this one’s dark, spicy and warming, perfect for cold autumn evenings! 20 mins 1 hour 10 mins 108 kcal 20 mins 1 hour 10 mins 108 kcal SERVES 6 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 6 Difficulty EASY Roasting the pumpkin for this recipe …

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Bonfire Night stew

Bonfire Night stew A super-easy slow-cooker dish perfect for chilly autumn evenings and packed with goodness 10 mins 10 hours 200 kcal 10 mins 10 hours 200 kcal SERVES 8 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 8 Difficulty EASY You may have seen the very popular slow-cooker campfire stew- this is a similar idea, but I wanted proper homemade baked beans instead of …

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Slow-cooker butternut squash and ginger soup

Slow-cooker butternut squash and ginger soup This is a really simple to make and tasty soup 15 mins 4 hours 104 kcal 15 mins 4 hours 104 kcal SERVES 6 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 6 Difficulty EASY This is my favourite soup to make as I always have a butternut squash around (because they last for so long it’s perfect back-up …

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Rich spaghetti bolognese

Rich spaghetti bolognese Another version of my favourite meal! In this one I used date nectar for sweetness 10 mins 45 mins 184 kcal 10 mins 45 min 184 kcal SERVES 8 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 8 Difficulty EASY Spaghetti bolognese is one of my favourite meals and I am always experimenting with different versions to find the perfect one! Before …

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Leon’s (not too) spicy chicken cous cous

Leon’s (not too) spicy chicken cous cous One of the most delicious meals ever! This has been cooked in our house more than any other- and that’s saying something! 15 mins 25 min 624 kcal 15 mins 25 min 624 kcal SERVES 4 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 4 Difficulty EASY I have got lots of firm favourites from it. I urge …

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Bloody Mary Beef

Bloody Mary Beef A gorgeous Jamie Oliver recipe, adapted slightly to be Slimming World friendly 15 mins 6 hours 248 kcal 15 mins 6 hours 248 kcal SERVES 8 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 8 Difficulty EASY I’ve been dying to try out this recipe as it looked mouth-wateringly good in the Jamie’s Comfort Food book (click here). I’ve neglected this book since starting …

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Tender beef and ale stew

Tender beef and ale stew Delicious comfort food! 15 mins 10 hours 254 kcal 15 mins 10 hours 254 kcal SERVES 6 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 6 Difficulty EASY When I was 21 I got a surprise package on my doorstep, and it was a slow cooker. There was no ‘from’ message, but I soon figured out that it was my …

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Spiced red lentil soup

Spiced red lentil soup A filling and tasty soup perfect for lunch 15 mins 35 min 213 kcal 15 mins 35 min 213 kcal SERVES 4 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 4 Difficulty EASY One of the things that I love about lentil soup is that it’s filling and dense enough that you don’t feel the need to eat bread with it! …

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Ham and split pea soup

Ham and split pea soup My Mum used to make this for me when I was little, it’s so simple but tasty, filling and satisfying 10 mins 10 hours 343 kcal 10 mins 10 hours 343 kcal SERVES 8 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 8 Difficulty EASY This is the ideal slow cooker soup- just throw everything in and leave it and …