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Celebrating the king of cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano

October 19th was Global Parmigiano Reggiano Night – yes, a night celebrating Parmigiano Reggiano all over the world. So I went along to Foodat52 to celebrate all things Parmigiano Reggiano. In this instance, it was a cooking class led by renowned chef Bridget Colvin followed by a delicious dinner all cooked with Parmigiano Reggiano. It was a great evening to …

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Butternut Squash Risotto with Parma Ham Crisps and Fresh Pesto

A fantastic winter recipe of Butternut Squash Risotto with Parma Ham Crisps and Fresh Pesto, It’s easy to make, warming and delicious – in other words, perfect for winter. Recipe serves: 4 Ingredients 1kg butternut squash, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks 3 tbsp olive oil Bunch of sage, leaves picked , half roughly chopped, half left whole 1 ½ …

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Recipe: Prawn Tacos with BerryWorld Strawberry, Avocado and Jalapeno Salsa

These tacos are a great flavour combination. The salsa is a great healthy alternative to sugar-filled, shop-bought BBQ sauces. Serves: 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes You’ll need: For the salsa: 250g hulled strawberries 2 ripe avocados A squeeze of lime juice 1 red onion 3 jalapenos 1 small handful of fresh coriander Seat salt and pepper …

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Origins Of adds a new dimension to the capital’s food scene.

Earlier this month, Origins Of launched its debut menu at Spitalfields unique Blessing’s wine & cocktail bar, and I was there to sample the atmosphere and Middle Eastern-inspired menu. The event was housed in a three story townhouse – Blessing’s which offers a range of individual spaces for guests to feel at home no matter their mood or reason for …

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Recipe: Courgette, spinach & ricotta lasagne

Preparation time:30 minutes Cooking time:60 minutes Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes Serves: 6 – 8 Calories: 452 Ingredients 55g butter 40g plain flour 750ml semi-skimmed milk 2 x 260g bag essential Waitrose spinach, washed 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano ½ tsp grated nutmeg 250g essential Waitrose Ricotta Cheese 1 tbsp olive oil 4 medium courgettes, coarsely grated 2 cloves …

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The Beauty Reasons why I love Herbalife Formula 1 Shake Mix

I must admit when I first got involved with Herbalife products back in December (2015), it was for weight loss reasons. 2 smoothies as meal replacements and a normal meal in the evening and watch the extra pounds fall off sounded good to me. But ignore my lack of discipline to stick to the simple plan or my love of …

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Recipe: Halva & blackberry ice cream with blackberry sauce

You don’t need an ice cream machine for this middle eastern inspired ice cream. The crumbled halva adds a wonderful sweet hit balanced by the fresh fruity pieces of blackberry. Delicious served with fresh fruity blackberry sauce too.   Serves 6 Prep: 30 minutes Freeze: 4-6 hours or overnight Ingredients 4 large eggs, separated 100g (4oz) caster sugar 1 small …

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Recipe: Lamb and avocado quinoa salad

A gorgeous low calorie, gluten-free, tasty recipe that is perfect for Easter Sunday. This fantastic Lamb and avocado quinoa salad can be ready in just 25 minutes. Preparation time:5 minutes Cooking time:20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves: 4 Calories: 355 Ingredients 200g Waitrose organic quinoa 1 orange, zest and juice 1 tsp essential Waitrose pure clear honey 1 tbsp …

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Recipe: Chilli Salmon with Watercress Lentils

This super-healthy, filling supper has a kick from the chilli sauce and the peppery watercress stirred through the lentils. Delicious! Serves: 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes You’ll need 2 tsp chilli sauce (we used harissa) 1 can green lentils rinsed & drained 50ml stock 2 salmon fillets 2 large handfuls of watercress plus a sprig to …

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Recipe: Strawberry chiffon cake

A real girly pink, this American style whisked sponge cake is made with pureed strawberries and vegetable oil rather than butter so is light but still moist and moreish. You don’t need any fancy tins to make this, just 2, 20cm (8inch) springform tins that you can easily pick up from the supermarket.   Serves 10 Prep: 1 hour Cook: …

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