Spicy Tomato Sauce

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One staple that every household cook should have is a tomato sauce. Used as a base for pizzas, stirred through pasta or to take roast fish or veg to the next level, you should never, ever buy jars of pasta sauces when it only takes 5 minutes to make your own with none of the sugar or other nasties. Our …

Garlic Nacho Chips

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If you’re looking for a quick snack but still want serious flavour, our Garlic Nacho Chips are just the thing. Perfect for using up any leftover tortilla wraps, they’re great to serve with dips or a chilli. They couldn’t be simpler to make & the texture you’ll get will be so much better than the processed bags of mass-produced nachos …

Espresso Banana shake

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Looking for a post-workout drink or just a rich, creamy treat to satisfy your sugar craving? Our Espresso Banana Shake has the chocolate, banana & coffee kick we need to make it the perfect combo in our book. It’s quick to prepare too if you have a blender or smoothie maker. As well as the nutrients & massive fibre boost …

Chai Spice Energy Bites

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Our Chai Spiced Energy Bites are simple to make & are so tasty. Protein-rich, they’ll give you a boost when you need it most, whether post-workout or in the afternoon when you need a natural pick-me-up to get you through until dinner without snacking on junk. In less than 5 minutes, with no cooking, you’ll have stacks of these little …

Ras-el-hanout Chicken with Moroccan couscous

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Moroccan food by its nature is rich & complex, delivering layers of flavour with incredible depth. But it doesn’t always have to be time-consuming to prepare. Using our Ras-el-hanout spice blend is a great way to cut down on the time it takes, so this meal can be both a midweek staple or a weekend treat. Served either hot or …

Vanilla Poached Apricots with Orange Flower

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Being more savoury than sweet, we prefer starters to desserts a lot of the time, but Vanilla Poached Apricots with Orange Flower tick all the boxes: light, simple, fresh & tangy with the Greek yoghurt or creme fraiche to add creaminess. Deceptively simple to prepare, it’s an ideal foil for a big meal or for those times when you just want something a …

2-minute Mackerel Pate

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Our 2-minute Mackerel Pate has alway been one of those go-to recipes to get you out of trouble. It’s almost as quick to put together as it is to open a shop-bought one, but you can tweak this one just the way you like it – plus you know what’s in  it. Use either peppered mackerel or plain smoked – the packs …

Quick & Creamy Prawn Curry

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You’ll know by now that we’re a fan of simple so long as there’s massive flavour!  Sometimes we’re in the mood for spending an hour or two cooking up a great curry, roasting & grinding the individual spices & layering the flavours, really taking our time – but, hey, it’s (usually) the weekend though, right? Mostly though we just don’t …

Quick & easy Paella

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Like risotto, paella is sometimes thought of as a dark art, when in reality it’s pretty straightforward. Rick Stein once said that when he’d asked ‘how the risotto was’ in a restaurant, the answer was simply ‘we have some excellent stock’. Therein lies the secret; good stock turns a good risotto or paella a great risotto or paella. But, more …