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Bacon with mushrooms, leeks and pasta in a cheese sauce

  • 200g Bacon - Cooking bacon is good when chopped into small chunks
  • 100g Mushrooms - sliced
  • 300g Pasta - I use Fusilli
  • 1 Medium sized leek - sliced
  • 2-3 Cloves of garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 Large or 2 medium onions - sliced thinly
  • 1-2 Chicken oxo cubes
  • 1 Heaped tablespoon Plain Flour
  • 600ml Milk
  • 25g Butter
  • 50g Mature Cheddar
  • Few sprigs of Thyme
  • White or black pepper to taste
3.3/5 (114 Votes)

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A vegetarian wonder with cucumber pickles, buttered mushrooms and wilted spinach, shared from the blog http://whisk...

  • 125g canned butter beans
  • 1 small carrot
  • grated
  • 5 pitted black olives
  • chopped
  • 1/2 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tsp extra-hot chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt (or less if you don’t like salt)
  • 1 pinch mixed spice
  • 1 medium onion
  • finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • minced
  • 1/4 cup panko or dried breadcrumbs
  • Cornflour
  • to dust
  • Vegetable oil
  • for frying
3.5/5 (56 Votes)

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I wanted to make another attempt of making something innovative with sprouts

  • Mixed sprouts- ½ cup
  • Curry leaves -5-8
  • Garlic- 8 cloves
  • Green chilles-4-5
  • Onion -1 medium size
  • Ginger- ½ inch piece
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafoetida- a pinch
  • Turmeric powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Garam masala- ¼ teaspoon
  • Whole wheat flour- 1 cup
  • Oil to make parathas
  • Water as needed to knead
4.1/5 (10 Votes)

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A cheap and quick dish which is not only healthy but delicious!

  • 1 white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • tin of mixed beans [kidney
  • pinto
  • haricot]
  • tomato pasata
  • chicken stock
  • half a stick chorizo [optional]
  • chilli flakes [to taste]
3.4/5 (104 Votes)

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My Favourite sausage, made from scratch

  • 1.2 kg fatty pork
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 teaspoons paprika * half smoked if you can find it
  • 2 red chillies
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 100 ml red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon malt vinegar
  • 100 ml water
  • salt
  • pepper
4.6/5 (6 Votes)

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A tasty heart shaped chicken meal perfect for two to share

  • 1 Chicken Breast Fillet
  • Beetroot vinegar
  • Peri Peri Sauce
  • 50g flour
  • lemonade
  • 1 egg
4.1/5 (7 Votes)

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Coat the diced chicken in the flour and fry in oil for approx 5 minutes until brownish on the outside

  • 400g Chicken diced
  • Half a red pepper diced
  • Half a green pepper diced
  • Half and onion diced
  • small tin of chopped pineapple (approx 227g)
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • approx 2 tbsp plain flour for coating.
  • Vegetable oil
3.5/5 (97 Votes)

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Get delicious moist roast chicken with a crispy skin

  • Chicken
  • Buttery spread
  • Onions
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Chantanay carrots
3/5 (92 Votes)

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A hearty bowl of warming minestrone soup

  • 400g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion peeled and chopped.
  • 1 Dollop per bowl of green pesto.
  • 500g Of small pasta shapes or spaghetti broken into pieces.
  • Half of a red pepper chopped.
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped.
  • 250g Of soya beans or haricot beans
  • 1 tsp Of olive oil
  • 500ml Of vegetable stock
  • 1 to 2 tsp of oregano
  • A little black pepper
  • A sprinkling of parmigiano cheese
3.3/5 (110 Votes)

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A simple broth/stew that is filling and warming on cold nights

  • Beef pieces
  • 2 Oxo cubes per pan used.
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 8 potatoes
  • 1 swede
  • 2 parsnips
  • Water.
3/5 (127 Votes)

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Preheat the oven to 200°C

  • 1.6 kg chicken
  • spatchcocked
  • 375g ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • snipped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
3.6/5 (80 Votes)

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A comforting creamy meal

  • 500gr beef strips
  • punnet of mushrooms
  • tin of cream of mushroom soup
  • black pepper to taste
  • worcestershire sauce
3.5/5 (84 Votes)

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