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15-minute cacio e pepe spaghetti

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk   Three simple ingredients make this easy 15-minute recipe a weekday winner – think mac ’n’ cheese with half the effort. Just toss together warm spaghetti with pecorino cheese and freshly cracked black pepper to create cacio e pepe, a traditional Roman pasta recipe     Ingredients 320g spaghetti 170g pecorino romano 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper   Method 1Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add…

Tear and Share Flower Bread

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Get the kids trying their hand in the kitchen with this classic tear and share flower bread. Using a combination of wholemeal and white flour, and sprinkled with poppy seeds, the whole family will happily tuck into this bread recipe.     Ingredients 250g (8 3/4oz) strong white flour, plus extra to dust 250g (8 3/4oz) strong stoneground wholemeal flour 7g sachet dried yeast 1½ tbsp olive…

Summer Fruit and Almond Cake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com Ingredients 25g granulated sugar 380g frozen summer fruits, thawed and drained 1 tsp almond essence 150g self-raising flour, sifted 100g ground almonds 175g unsalted butter, softened 150g golden caster sugar 2 eggs 2 tbsp milk Method Preheat the oven to 170°C, gas mark 4. Grease a 20cm springform or loose-bottomed cake tin and line with baking parchment. Put the flour and almonds in a bowl; add the…

Spinach and Egg Tortilla Pizzas

This image and recipe are courtesy of Aldi.co.uk     Ingredients 4 x Mediterranean herb tortilla wraps 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes with herbs 1 x 280g jar grilled peppers in oil 4 x medium eggs 1 x heaped teaspoon green pesto 200g baby spinach leaves 1 x large red onion 100g grated mozzarella Black pepper and chilli seeds   Method Preheat the oven to 400c/200f/gas 6 Open the tinned tomatoes and drain off…

Summer Garden Cake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Aldi.co.uk The perfect cake for a taste of summer Ingredients Sponge 200g butter, softened 200g caster sugar 200g self-raising flour 50g ground almonds 2 eggs & 2 yolks 2-4tbsp milk 150g blackberries Meringue 3 large egg whites 180g caster sugar Lemon Cream 600ml double cream 200g clotted cream 4 heaped tbsp lemon curd Strawberry Puree 150g strawberries 10g caster sugar squeeze of lemon juice Assembly 250g strawberries, a…

Summer Paella

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk Ingredients 1 large skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into pieces 2 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped 150 g Spanish chorizo, diced 6 spring onions, roughly chopped 200 g Spanish paella rice 1 red pepper, deseeded & cut into chunks 180 g raw king prawns 100 g frozen peas 4 small tomatoes, cut into wedges 1 tsp sweet paprika 1 tsp turmeric 650 ml hot vegetable stock   Method 1Toss the chicken pieces in the paprika. In a deep pan over a medium heat, fry the chicken, chorizo…

Red Pepper, Tomato & Chickpea Filo Parcels

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com   Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced 2 Romano peppers, deseeded and sliced 200g cherry tomatoes on the vine, halved 400g can chickpeas, drained 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano 270g pack 6 sheets filo pastry Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Heat half the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the onions and peppers over a…

Beetroot Falafel and Quinoa Salad

This image and recipe are courtesy of Aldi.co.uk Ingredients  Falafel 250g Cooked Beetroot 1 Small Red Onion 3 Garlic Cloves 2 x 400g tins Chickpeas, drained Juice and Zest of 1 Lemon 1 pot Fresh Coriander 2 tsp Ground Cumin 2 tsp Paprika 70g Plain Flour, plus extra for rolling Sea Salt and Black Pepper Sunflower Oil to fry   Salad 120g Tri Colour Quinoa 4 Spring Onions 2 Peppers 2 Celery Sticks 100g Greek…

Roast Gnocci with Veg and Spinach Pesto

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com This simple traybake recipe combines pillowy gnocchi with broccoli, cherry tomatoes and spinach, all brought together with a herby homemade spinach pesto. This vibrant vegetarian dinner idea is ready in just 25 minutes and requires minimal effort – you can even make the pesto ahead to save time (keep covered in the fridge until ready to cook). Ingredients 500g pack gnocchi 350g pack broccoli, cut into small…

Golden Milk Turmeric Energy Balls

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk   Made with cardamom, ginger and turmeric, these golden milk bombs are bursting with exotic flavour and natural energy   Ingredients 4 tbsp coconut oil, in solid form ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 4 tbsp maple syrup 250g desiccated coconut 1 tsp ground turmeric 2 cardamom pods, seeds removed and crushed 100g dark chocolate (or not if you’d prefer sugar free) Method 1Place the coconut oil, cinnamon, ginger, maple syrup, coconut, turmeric and cardamom seeds in a food…

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