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Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Chilli

| 28/06/2016 | 0 Comments
Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Chilli

A filling, hearty slow ocoker sausage and bean dish with a kick that you can customise. Sausages are such a great food – we must eat them at least once a month. They’re cheap and tasty, and they can be cooked slowly or quickly. Sausage and bean is a classic combination, from Heinz tins all […]

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Simple Chilli Con Carne

| 24/06/2016 | 0 Comments
Simple Chilli Con Carne

This quick, simple chilli recipe is mild and easy to make. Are you confident cooking with spices, or do you use mixes, blends and ready made sauces? I’ve designed this chilli to be simple as can be. It’s a blank canvas. It’s very mild, as a starting point- use it to play around with different […]

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Weekend Wraps No.2 – Barbecue Chicken Wraps

| 17/06/2016 | 0 Comments
Weekend Wraps No.2 – Barbecue Chicken Wraps

This barbecue chicken wrap is perfect for holidays, beach days, country walks – or just any old fun lunch days. Tip – if you wrap it in clingfilm with a folded down flap at the top you can eat it with less-than-clean hands. The weekend is our time to play – time off to enjoy […]

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slow cooker black bean mole – perfect for tacos!

| 10/06/2016 | 0 Comments
slow cooker black bean mole – perfect for tacos!

Slow cooker black bean mole – an intense chocolate flavour chilli that melts in the mouth. I’ve been making this meal for 10 years – I turned 30 last month, and first made it for my 20th birthday party. When cooking for vegetarians and meat eaters I tend to produce a big pan of cheap bean […]

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Easy Mussels in Cream – French Style

| 07/06/2016 | 0 Comments
Easy Mussels in Cream – French Style

This child friendly, easy mussels in cream is ready in minutes. This Guardian article on eating in restaurants with small children caused me some amusement recently. I do think it’s important that children have the experience of eating out where possible, and sometimes it is easier than cooking at home with a toddler underfoot. On […]

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Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with Tarragon Fried Potatoes

| 03/06/2016 | 0 Comments
Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with Tarragon Fried Potatoes

This cheese stuffed chicken dish is the perfect chicken fix for summery weather – or a good way to get summery vibes going when the weather doesn’t feel too warm. This recipe is based upon one I first cooked 11 years ago in my now husband’s student kitchen. Roasts shouldn’t just be for the winter […]

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Spaetzle with Vegetables

| 27/05/2016 | 0 Comments
Spaetzle with Vegetables

Have you heard of spaetzle? I hadn’t until very recently. We found some in the fresh pasta aisle of the supermarket in our recent trip to Brittany. This dish would work with any fresh pasta. One of my favourite parts of being on holiday is exploring foreign supermarkets. Yes, self catering is also cheap, and […]

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Quick Gnocchi with Ham, Mushroom and Peas

| 17/05/2016 | 0 Comments
Quick Gnocchi with Ham, Mushroom and Peas

This quick gnocchi with ham, mushroom and peas uses just one pan and is ready in 20 minutes. Do your weekday evenings always seem to be a rush? I’m in a rush to get to the nursery, a rush to take my little boy home, a rush to make tea and a rush to eat […]

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Venison Goulash in the Slow Cooker

| 13/05/2016 | 0 Comments
Venison Goulash in the Slow Cooker

Venison goulash in the slow cooker – an easy stew with an Eastern European twist. Try it with lamb, beef or goat if you prefer. I had a happy, but expensive accident recently – I discovered that York has a superb little farmers’ market on the last Friday of the month. I’m not sure it’s a […]

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Slow Cooker Pork Leg in Apple Juice

| 06/05/2016 | 0 Comments
Slow Cooker Pork Leg in Apple Juice

This slow cooker pork leg is cooked in apple juice, making it beautifully sweet with a yummy sauce. Do you have a roast on a Sunday? Or even some Sundays? At least for a stretch, we had roast chicken every Sunday when I was growing up. It was a lovely tradition, and the smell of […]

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