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Crushed pea, mint, lemon and asparagus salad

Crushed pea, mint, lemon and asparagus salad A delicious fresh, summery salad, perfect as a side for fish CRUSHED PEA, MINT, LEMON AND ASPARAGUS SALAD This recipe is from the lovely Katie Pix, and put together to go perfectly with the Saucy Fish Company’s smoked haddock with vintage cheddar and chive sauce. It’s a perfect summer salad- … Read more

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Easy roasted ratatouille

Easy roasted ratatouille An easy, time-saving way to make a delicious ratatouille! EASY ROASTED RATATOUILLE I really like the type of cooking that you can just get prepped and then leave cooking without having to worry about it! when we moved into our house 5 years ago, it came with an Aga- I was soooo … Read more

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Persian cranberry rice pilaf

Persian cranberry rice pilaf A delicious side dish to any persian feast PERSIAN CRANBERRY RICE PILAF We had this gorgeous rice as a side dish to our alternative Christmas feast Friendsmas. I have always been hopeless at cooking rice for big groups of people- it nearly always gets all glutinous and stuck together! This is rinsed through … Read more

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Crushed carrots with harissa and pistachios

Crushed carrots with harissa and pistachios Who knew carrots could taste this good?! sweet and sour and spicy- just delicious! CRUSHED CARROTS WITH HARISSA AND PISTACHIOS I can’t claim this recipe unfortunately, it is from the amazing Yotam Ottolenghi, one of my all time favourite chefs- he can really work magic with vegetables! This recipe … Read more

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Brocamole

Brocamole A lovely fresh version of guacamole, with fresh broccoli to cut the calories BROCAMOLE This is my version of Nigella’s ‘brocamole’ idea- she in turn credits the idea to Ludo Lefebvre, who did a purely broccoli version with no avocado. I adore fresh guacamole, and although avocados are very good for you and full of ‘healthy’ … Read more

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Skinny aioli

Skinny aioli Perfect accompaniment to lots of dishes- a super-garlicky and naughty tasting dip/dressing that is fat free. Skinny aioli recipe This skinny aioli stuff is so good! It’s gorgeous with lots of things, in particular I love it with sweet potato wedges, falafel, skinny chicken nuggets and cous-cous salads. It tastes amazing. But don’t … Read more

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Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi This curried potato and cauliflower dish is delicious, filling and low-cost ALOO GOBI I was a really fussy eater as a child, and my Mum despaired about getting me to eat vegetables or fruit, I just wouldn’t touch them! Then when I was about 12 she discovered that I would eat all sorts … Read more

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Slimming World chips

Slimming World chips A great cheat to make a Slimming World friendly crispy chip at home without an airfryer PERFECT SLIMMING WORLD CHIPS I’ve made a lot of Slimming World friendly chips since I first started Slimming World- I think it was the first thing that I googled when I joined! I love that they … Read more

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green chilli & cumin hummus

green chilli & cumin hummus Spicy, flavoursome green chilli makes a punchy and delicious hummus GREEN CHILLI AND CUMIN HUMMUS Green chilli has a lovely unique flavour that works so well in hummus! Complemented by earthy cumin, this is one of my favourite combinations. I usually leave the seeds in the chilli when I whizz … Read more