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The potatoes in this recipe take on the spicy flavours beautifully - my idea of the perfect veggie supper

  • 2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
  • chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • crushed
  • 700g potatoes
  • peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 carrots
  • thickly sliced
  • 2 parsnips
  • thickly sliced
  • 2 tbsp curry paste or powder
  • 1 litre/1¾ pints vegetable stock
  • 100g red lentils
  • a small bunch of fresh coriander
  • roughly chopped
  • low-fat yogurt and naan bread
  • to serve
3.4/5 (159 Votes)

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A tangy southern dish

  • 2-3kg pork shoulder joint
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 4 sticks of celery
  • 330mls cola
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried allspice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
3.5/5 (147 Votes)

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This Hungarian favorite is cabbage, onions, and egg noodles cooked in butter

  • 1 (16 ounce) package egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 large onion
  • chopped
  • 1 head cabbage
  • cored and chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
3.4/5 (154 Votes)

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As soon as you buy the gammon, remove all the wrapping and dry the skin really well with kitchen paper

  • 5 lb (2.25 kg) prime gammon joint
  • smoked or unsmoked
  • 1 level tablespoon black treacle
  • sea salt crystals
  • For the sauce
  • 1 large juicy orange
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 3 fl oz (75 ml) dark rum
  • 3 oz (75 g) raisins
  • 4 oz (110 g) soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 slightly rounded teaspoon arrowroot
3.4/5 (156 Votes)

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A lasagne full of gorgeous summery flavours and topped with pretty asparagus tips

  • Oil
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • Half a 30g tin anvhovies
  • chopped
  • Load of asparagus
  • tips left intact and rest chopped
  • 4 spring onions
  • chopped
  • Few handfuls peas
  • Few handfuls spinach
  • 300ml single cream
  • Bunch of fresh mint
  • chopped
  • Grated zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 blocks of feta
  • Bit of veg stock if necessary (I used Veg oxo cubes in boiled water)
  • Lasagne sheets
3.3/5 (160 Votes)

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Mix ingredients together then cook until golden brown on each side

  • 110g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml milk and 3fl water mixed
3.5/5 (145 Votes)

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Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g leeks
  • halved and finely sliced
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • sliced
  • 400g pasta shapes (we used penne)
  • 100g herb & garlic soft cheese (we used Boursin)
3.5/5 (143 Votes)

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One of the our first efforts at home cooking 20+ years ago

  • 4 pork chops bone in (around 450g each)
  • 1 tblsp marjoram
  • 30 g butter
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tin pear halves with juice (410g)
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
3.5/5 (144 Votes)

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Roll out the puff pastry to the length of the tray and lightly mark a rectangle on the inside

  • Puff pastry
  • 150g grated cheese
  • 2 tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • optional
  • onion
  • herbs
  • sausage
  • bacon
  • chicken
  • basil
  • pepper
3.5/5 (145 Votes)

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A hearty meal to warm the cockles on a cold winters night

  • 1lb stewing beef cut up
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 1 cup of beef broth or water
  • 2 onions
  • 1 cup if diced carrot
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 3/4 cup of peas
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
3.4/5 (148 Votes)

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A warming and tasty pasta dish

  • 300g dried pasta
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 12 olives
  • 200g mushrooms
  • 450g stewing beef
  • 200ml of red wine
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried allspice
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 handful of fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
3.5/5 (144 Votes)

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I also like to cook them with turkey mince

  • 750 grams of minced meat (pork + beef)
  • 1 tea cup of risotto rice
  • 1.5 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • half of a large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1.5 tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
3.9/5 (112 Votes)

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