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Slow cooker Cuban black beans

Slow cooker Cuban black beans An amazing Simply Nigella recipe, perfect as a side or a main 10 mins 6 hours 243 kcal 10 mins 6 hours 243 kcal SERVES 8 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 8 Difficulty EASY I really love black beans as an ingredient, and I had to try this recipe when I saw it in the Simply Nigella cookbook as …

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Homemade refried beans (frijoles negros)

Homemade refried beans (frijoles negros) A tasty and healthy Mexican inspired side-dish 10 mins 25 mins 213 kcal 10 mins 25 mins 213 kcal SERVES 4 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 4 Difficulty EASY I’ve always been a big fan of refried beans, even when I was a very fussy eater as a child! I love Mexican food, and spent a summer …

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Brocamole

Brocamole A lovely fresh version of guacamole, with fresh broccoli to cut the calories 5 mins 5 mins 81 kcal 5 mins 5 mins 81 kcal SERVES 4 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 4 Difficulty EASY 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 …

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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! 20 mins 35 mins 159 kcal 20 mins 35 min 159 kcal SERVES 6 DIFFICULTY more effort SERVES 6 Difficulty more effort I can’t claim this recipe unfortunately, it is from the amazing Yotam Ottolenghi, one of my all time …

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Persian cranberry rice pilaf

Persian cranberry rice pilaf A delicious side dish to any Persian feast 15 mins 30 mins 354 kcal 15 mins 30 mins 354 kcal SERVES 6 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 6 Difficulty EASY We had this gorgeous rice as a side dish to our alternative Christmas feast Friendsmas- read all about it here! I have always been hopeless at cooking rice for big …

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Wild garlic and pumpkin seed pesto

Wild garlic and pumpkin seed pesto A delicious pesto using wild garlic 5 mins – mins 93 kcal 5 mins – mins 93 kcal SERVES 8 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 8 Difficulty EASY Ever since I moved back to Devon I have made an annual event of going up to the woods near where my parents live and picking some wild …

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Butterbean and za’atar dip

Butterbean and za’atar dip A delicious dip, healthy and tasty! 5 mins – mins 175 kcal 5 mins – mins 175 kcal SERVES 4 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 4 Difficulty EASY One of my favourite cookbooks of 2016/17 has been Sabrina Ghaynour’s Sirocco, I’ve loved every recipe that I’ve tried, and this one I have made over and over again- pretty much any …

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Easy roasted ratatouille

Easy roasted ratatouille An easy, time-saving way to make a delicious ratatouille! 15 mins 1 hour 89 kcal 15 mins 1 hour 89 kcal SERVES 6 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 6 Difficulty EASY 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 …

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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 5 mins 10 mins 64 kcal 5 mins 10 mins 64 kcal SERVES 4 DIFFICULTY EASY SERVES 4 Difficulty EASY 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 …