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A speedy spicy pasta bake with a mexican twist

  • 1 small onion
  • chopped
  • 1 knob butter
  • 500g cooked spicy sausage
  • 1 sachet of taco or burrito seasoning
  • 100ml of water
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch chilli powder
  • 1/2 tub Philidelphia
  • 200ml soured cream
  • 200g penne pasta
  • 75g grated Mexican or Cheddar cheese
  • 75g Nachos Smashed up
3.4/5 (114 Votes)

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A delicious Creole chicken, sausage, veg and rice dish- can be all cooked in one-pot, a great way of using leftover

  • 50g margarine
  • 1 white onion
  • diced
  • 1 celery stick
  • diced
  • 1 red pepper
  • seeded and sliced into strips
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • crushed finely
  • 1 red chilli
  • finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch smoked paprika
  • 180g long grain rice
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 4 cooked sausages
  • sliced thickly
  • 120g cooked chicken
  • Salt
  • pepper and sugar to taste.
3.3/5 (122 Votes)

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A healthy soup with broccoli and wild cabbage

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 carrot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 120ml dry white wine
  • 2 – 3 medium heads of broccoli
  • 750gr roughly chopped wild cabbage and/or spinach
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 1/2 littre organic vegetable stock
  • 250ml milk (you can replace with double cream
  • I just wanted to be lighter)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • crème fraîche or sour creme (to garnish)
4.2/5 (50 Votes)

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A variation of the old fave Leek and Potato soup, this uses sweet potato and chilli

  • 1 large leek
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 sweet potato
  • stock cubes to make 1 litre of stock
  • chilli powder to taste
  • seasoning
  • herbs
  • grated hard cheese to garnish
3.7/5 (94 Votes)

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Welsh cakes with a little adult twist

  • 280g plain flour
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • orange/lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 100g currants
  • 20g Glace Cherries
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • kirch or limonchello
3.4/5 (114 Votes)

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Grease a baking sheet and lay on it the ready rolled pastry sheet

  • 1 x Ready rolled puff pastry sheet
  • Tomato puree
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • halved
  • Half a red
  • green or yellow pepper
  • diced
  • 1 ball mozzarella
  • sliced
  • 50g salami
  • sliced
  • Half an onion
  • thinly sliced
  • Mixed herbs
3.6/5 (93 Votes)

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A healthy vegetarian spicy alternative to the traditional shepherd's pie

  • 350g quorn mince
  • 500g fresh mash
  • 1 red pepper
  • finely chopped
  • 1 onion
  • finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies
  • finely chopped
  • 500g passata
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • Salt & ground black pepper
3.8/5 (76 Votes)

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By no means an original dish, but what makes it different is my batter recipe

  • 3-4 large fresh chicken fillets
  • for the batter: plain flour
  • paprika
  • 1 egg
  • diet coke
  • dipping sauces
3.7/5 (82 Votes)

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A traditional Greek dish of chicken and pasta baked in the oven

  • 1 whole chicken cut in pieces
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 300 gr orzo (or macaroni)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 60ml white wine
  • 2 bay leaves and oregano
  • 150 gr feta cheese
  • cream cheese (optional)
3.5/5 (98 Votes)

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A delicious, spicy blend, packed full of iron and low fat to boot

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 600g carrots
  • washed and coarsely grated (no need to peel)
  • 140g split red lentils
  • 1litre hot vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 125ml milk (warm milk first slightly to avoid it curdling when added to stock)
  • Plain yogurt and naan bread
  • to serve
3.8/5 (70 Votes)

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This recipe is delicious and easy to make using a jar curry paste

  • 600g chicken meat (cut into cubes)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1 large potato (diced)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoon curry paste
  • 1 tin coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
4.4/5 (27 Votes)

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Boil the cubed potatoes for approx

  • 250g baby new potatoes (in their skins) cut into 1cm cubes
  • 250g asparagus tips
  • cut into 3cm pieces
  • 100g petit pois
  • ½ large onion
  • finely chopped
  • ½ red pepper
  • finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • finely chopped
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • Salt & ground black pepper
3.8/5 (75 Votes)

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