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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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Venison Slow Cooker Giouvetsi with Orzo

| 03/05/2016 | 1 Comment
Venison Slow Cooker Giouvetsi with Orzo

A traditional Greek dish with a twist – venison slow cooker giouvetsi. Have you tried Orzo yet? It’s one of the latest food fashions. It’s not from anywhere exotic though- it’s a pasta from good old Italy, though it’s also eaten in other countries. Foodies are coming up with all sorts of imaginative Orzo recipes […]

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Red Lentil Bolognese with Mushrooms

| 26/04/2016 | 0 Comments
Red Lentil Bolognese with Mushrooms

This red lentil bolognese is so easy to make, and full of nutrition. Perfect comfort food for when the spring sunshine doesn’t show up. Whilst there is much controversy about super foods in the conventional sense – the idea that a food can be so packed with nutrients it does amazing things for your health. […]

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Spring Meal Ideas from Around the Blogosphere

| 22/04/2016 | 0 Comments
Spring Meal Ideas from Around the Blogosphere

The weather is finally improving here in sunny York, but there is still a nip in the air and the occasional frost. Time to bring on some summery food – summery, but warming. Food that conjours up images of beaches and barbecues, with that comfort food feeling. We’ve been enjoying the not so summery weather at […]

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Aubergine and Lentil Curry

| 12/04/2016 | 3 Comments
Aubergine and Lentil Curry

An aubergine and lentil curry cooked in the slow cooker for all the flavour and none of the hassle – and no bitterness. Aubergine was never something I ate a lot of growing up – just the odd moussaka. When I started trying to cook it as a student I treated it pretty much like […]

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Easy Baked Chicken Thighs with Olive and Wensleydale Crust

| 08/04/2016 | 0 Comments
Easy Baked Chicken Thighs with Olive and Wensleydale Crust

These super easy baked chicken thighs are posh enough for a date and easy enough for those weeknights where your brain never made it home from work. I first started cooking with chicken thighs as a poor student, as they’re really good value. I still eat a lot of chicken leg meat as we prefer […]

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Hearty Tuna Beetroot Salad with Beans

| 05/04/2016 | 0 Comments
Hearty Tuna Beetroot Salad with Beans

This hearty tuna beetroot salad is a flavour combination I come back to again and again. My turning point when it comes to salads was when I started holidaying in the Mediterranean area. When I was growing up a salad consisted of a large bowl of lettuce with random tomato, cucumber and radish pieces mixed […]

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Pearl Barley Stew with Lemon and Squash

| 29/03/2016 | 2 Comments
Pearl Barley Stew with Lemon and Squash

A lemony pearl barley stew made in the slow cooker – perfect comfort food. I’ve never been much of a spring person. I love Easter, and spring flowers. I’m always itching to get back in the garden, and love spring country walks with gambolling lambs. However, as I’m preparing my Easter dinner to the sound […]

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