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Recipe: Berry Special Valentine Cake

There’s no need to buy a special cake tin to make this extra special cake, a large Swiss roll tin or roasting tin will work fine with a homemade paper template. Cuts into 8 slices Prep: 40 minutes Cook: 15-18 minutes Cake layers 175g (6oz) soft margarine 175g (6oz) caster sugar 150g (5oz) self-raising flour 25g (1oz) cocoa ½ teaspoon …

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Workout DVDs for weight loss

It’s that time of year again when New Year resolutions surrounding weight loss and leading a healthier lifestyle comes to the fore. As someone who is ‘allergic’ to gym memberships, I thought it appropriate to offer an alternative for those looking to get fitter from home. Here’re my top at home workouts: Focus T25 This is a current favourite of …

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Sweet Potato, Turkey and Vegetable Cottage Pie

Serves 4-6 15 minutes preparation 25-30 minutes cooking time Ingredients 500g (leftover) cooked turkey, cut into chunks 400g (leftover) cooked mixed vegetable, cut into chunks 3-4 large sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed 100g (leftover) cheese, grated 50g flour 350ml stock approx Honey 2tbsp cranberry sauce Nutmeg Spinach, watercress, cabbage (any or all of them optional) Cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, curry …

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Cranberry, apricot and pecan nut Express Quinoa Boxing Day salad

For a deliciously quick and healthy accompaniment to the Christmas leftovers on Boxing Day, why not try vibrant, ready-to-eat pearl and red Express Quinoa from Quinola with apricots, cranberries and pecan nuts – high in protein, calcium and iron and perfect with a spoonful of cranberry jelly. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 packet pearl and red Express Quinoa 3 tbsp cranberries …

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Mini Christmas Puddings with Spiced Rum & Lime Mascarpone

Bake your loved ones their very own personal pudding this Christmas, the spiced rum and lime mascarpone gives a different twist on the traditional brandy butter. Makes 8 Preparation time: 25 minutes Bake time: 45 minutes You will also need: 8 x 175ml pudding moulds, greased and bases lined with a circle of baking parchment Ingredients 100g Billington’s Unrefined Dark …

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Brussels Sprouts with Caramelised Shallots, Pancetta & Toasted Hazelnuts

This fantastic Billington’s recipe transforms your brussels sprouts with a sprinkle of light muscovado and turn them into a festive family favourite. Serves 8-10 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1tbsp Olive oil 150g Shallots, thinly sliced 1 ½tbsp Billington’s Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar 125g Italian cubetti di pancetta 1kg Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed 50g Hazelnuts, …

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Chilli-lime wild Alaska canned salmon tacos with mango-avocado salsa

This is a light main meal. Canned salmon is marinated with fresh chilli and lime, added to taco shells and topped with a mango, avocado and coriander salsa and served with soured cream. Both healthy and nutritious! Taco Ingredients 1 x 416g or 2 x 213g cans red or pink wild Alaska salmon juice and zest of 1 lime, ½ …

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Linguine alla Parmigiana

Recent recipes have all had a festive theme in tune with Christmas and New Year just round the corner but today, I had the hankering for good old fashion comfort food and this Linguine alla Parmigiana is just that. It’s an easy pasta recipe that depends on fine ingredients to make it taste so special. Enjoy! Ingredients 100g (4oz) Parmigiano …

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Christmas Parma Ham Salad

Christmas Parma Ham Salad Jewelled with Pomegranate, Mint, Toasted almonds and White Stilton. Serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main. Ingredients 2 large handfuls mixed green leaves 120g White Stilton 20g toasted almond flakes 1 handful mint leaves, torn Seeds from 1 pomegranate 4 slices Parma Ham Dressing: Zest and juice of 1 lime ½ tsp runny …

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Chicory scoops

Fantastic vegetarian recipe, perfect for party season courtesy of Waitrose. Preparation time:15 minutes Cooking time:10 minutes Makes: 16 Ingredients 25g trimmed kale, finely shredded leaves 50g blanched hazelnuts, toasted 1 pink grapefruit, peeled and segmented ½ Perfectly Ripe Avocado, peeled and stoned 16 individual chicory leaves (from about 2 large heads of chicory – 1 white, 1 red) For the …

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