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Blackened Spiced Spatchcock Chicken

This recipe and image are courtesy of Tesco.com   Marinated in a medley of coffee, sugar and rich spices for a gorgeous charred effect, this spatchcock chicken is what barbecues were made for. High in protein, low in salt and suitable for gluten-free and dairy-free diets, it’s sure to go down a storm. Ingredients   1.8kg large chicken 1 tbsp olive oil 3 tsp instant coffee granules 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp allspice 2…

Pea & Asparagus Tart

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com   Ingredients FOR THE PASTRY 225g plain flour 100g unsalted butter 3 tbsp grated Parmigiano Reggiano ¼ tsp cracked black pepper FOR THE FILLING 230g asparagus, trimmed  190g fresh peas 1 bunch salad onions, chopped into thirds 1 tbsp butter 170ml pot single cream 3 Free Range Eggs 50g Gruyère cheese ½ x 25g pack fresh chives, snipped 75g bag pea shoots FOR THE DRESSING  1 tbsp…

Halloumi & Vegetable Skewers

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk These halloumi and vegetable skewers are so versatile, you could use just about any veg.  Cook them on the BBQ on sunny days, or in the oven on indoor days. Ingredients 225 g lighter halloumi, cubed 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into bite-size pieces 8 small shallots, peeled 100 g baby button mushrooms, halved 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 60 ml olive oil 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint 1 pinch of crushed chillies Method Spear the halloumi, peppers, shallots…

Jam Shortbread Biscuits

This image and recipe are provided courtesy of Tesco.com.   Ingredients: 200g plain flour, sifted a little plain flour, for dusting 150g margarine, softened 75g caster sugar ½tsp vanilla extract ½tsp bicarbonate of soda 200g apricot jam  50g icing sugar, for dusting Method: Pre-heat the oven to 170°C. Grease and line baking trays with nonstick baking paper. In a mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugar until pale and fluffy using a handheld electric whisk….

Chicken, Chorizo and Bean Pasta

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com Serves: 4 Ingredients 300g Wholewheat Penne (or pasta of your choice) 1 tbsp olive oil 2 chicken breast fillets, thinly sliced 120g Diced Chorizo 250g pack cherry tomatoes, halved 400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 100g frozen peas, defrosted 2 tbsp chopped parsley, to serve Method 1. Cook the pasta in boiling water for 11-13 minutes until tender. Drain and return to the pan. 2. Meanwhile, heat…

Spring Spanakopita

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk. A Greek-style spanakopita with a mixture of leaves – watercress, rocket and spinach – along with goats’ cheese for extra flavour.   READY IN: 1 hours 20 minutes COOKING TIME: 60 minutes PREP TIME: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 large fennel bulb, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 x 170g bags watercress, rocket and spinach 260 g spinach 250 g ricotta 150 g hard goats’ cheese (we used St Helen’s Farm), coarsely…

Raspberry Cheesecake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk.   A no-bake creamy cheesecake recipe, with hints of raspberry and lemon READY IN 12 minutes, plus chilling time COOKING TIME 2 minutes PREP TIME 10 minutes SERVES 8 Ingredients 85g unsalted butter 175g digestive biscuits, crushed 300g full-fat cream cheese 150g Greek yogurt 150ml double cream 2 lemons, zested and juiced 75g caster sugar 225g raspberries 2 tsp icing sugar, to dust Method Line the base of a 20cm loose-bottomed round cake tin with greaseproof paper. Melt the butter in…

Spring Vegetable Kedgeree

This image and recipe are courtesy of Lidl.co.uk Although traditionally eaten for breakfast, this vegetarian kedgeree can be enjoyed any time. Ingredients 4 large eggs 1 pack broccoli trimmed, larger florets and stalks cut in half 250 g asparagus tips trimmed 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin 1 pinch chilli flakes 1 onion peeled and chopped 200 ml semi-skimmed milk 100 g frozen peas 100 g baby spinach leaves 250 g basmati rice 3 spring onions trimmed and finely sliced 3 radishes trimmed and grated Method Cooking time: 40 mins Simmer the eggs in boiling…

Easter Nest Cupcakes

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Try our spectacular nest cupcakes for an Easter baking recipe that’s hard to beat. With two layers of light chocolate sponge, a rich and creamy buttercream icing and a delicate homemade nest topping, these Easter cupcakes really are a work of art.   Ingredients 175g (6oz) butter 175g (6oz) caster sugar 175g (6oz) self-raising flour 50g (2oz) cocoa powder 3 eggs For the buttercream 75g (3oz) Trex…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Perk yourself up with a tasty mouthful of chocolatey goodness during Sports Relief Week. This image and recipe are courtesy of Sportrelief.com   Prep time 15 mins Serving 12-14 energy balls Difficulty Easy Ingredients 1 cup of oats 2 tsp cocoa powder 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup organic honey (agave nectar or maple syrup if vegan) 2 Tablespoon of dark chocolate, chopped Method 1. Place the oats, cocoa and dark chocolate in a…

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