Classic Welsh Rarebit

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com. Turn cheese on toast into something very special simply by melting Cheddar with mustard, ale and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. This is a meal on its own when made with thick sliced bread and by adding a piece of ham before spreading the rarebit sauce. Ingredients 225g Extra Mature Cheddar Cheese, grated 25g Butter 2 tsp English mustard 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce  2 tsp plain flour…

Sausage and Caramelised Onion Jackets

This image and recipe are courtesy of asdagoodliving.co.uk. Family-fave bangers and mash with a twist Ready in: 60 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 baking potatoes 1tsp rapeseed oil 4 reduced-fat sausages 2 large white onions, finely sliced 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced 2tsp brown sugar 1tbsp balsamic vinegar 100g kale Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2. Prick the baking potatoes with a fork, put on a baking tray and bake in…

Sticky Sausage & Bean Stew

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients 350g prepared diced butternut squash 2 sticks celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 275g pack fresh Baby Plum Tomatoes (or use 1 can chopped tomatoes, drained) 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped 2 x 400g packs British Free Range Pork Sausages 2 tbsp light olive oil 150ml chicken stock 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar…

Hot Apple and Rum Cocktail

Thanks to the lovely Mums at Crumbs Food for the image and recipe. Makes 6 large mugfuls Ingredients: 2 litres apple juice 1 large piece of ginger, sliced 2 pears, thinly sliced 2 cinnamon sticks 4 cardamom pods 2 tbsp brown sugar Juice of 4 limes, zest of 2 500ml golden rum Method: Pour the apple juice into a big pan, then add the ginger, pears, cinnamon, cardamom and sugar. Add the lime zest and…

Twice Baked Pumpkin

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Packed with fresh herbs and creamy goat’s cheese, this delicious pumpkin recipe is simple-to-follow and makes the most of this seasonal vegetable. A delicious autumnal dish that’s ideal as a midweek meal – what’s more it’s also a great Halloween party idea! Serves 4 15 mins to prepare and 60 mins to cook Ingredients 2kg (4Ib) pumpkin 2 tbsp olive oil 125g (4oz) bulgur wheat, rinsed 300ml…

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

This recipe and image are courtesy of Foodnetwork.co.uk 120 Cook Time 5 Prep Time Psst, if you don’t like Peppermint, simply leave it out…or if you’d like a version just for adults, why not add a cheeky splash or two of peppermint schnapps…or amaretto…or bourbon…? Ingredients 3 cups icing sugar, sifted 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 12 cups whole milk 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt 8 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped 24…

Roasted Vegetable Pitta Pizzas

This recipe and image are courtesy of Lidl.co.uk These pitta pizzas are quicker than a takeaway, and healthier too! Let your little ones decorate their own to encourage them to eat a variety of vegetables, and make up a couple of extra ones to add to their lunchboxes the next day. INGREDIENTS Pitta pizzas 4 wholemeal pitta breads 100g mozzarella, grated 1 medium aubergine, trimmed 2 medium courgettes, trimmed 2 medium red peppers, halved and…

Butternut Squash & Red Pepper Soup

This recipe and image are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk. A vibrant butternut squash and red pepper soup recipe that gives a big punch of hearty flavours. READY IN 1 hour COOKING TIME 50 minutes PREP TIME 10 minutes SERVES 4 Ingredients 1 reduced-salt vegetable stock cube 500g butternut squash 300g sweet potato 3 red peppers 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato puree 2 tbsp toasted seed…

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