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A quick and easy, budget friendly dinner for all the family – courtesy of Simply Food by Mandy. So tasty yet quick and easy to prepare. A brilliant budget meal that’s a delicious balanced family crowd pleaser. Always a winner in my house. Enjoy! Serves 4 (approximately £1.50 a portion) INGREDIENTS ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4 onions finely chopped ⠀⠀ 4 cloves of crushed garlic ⠀⠀ Pack of good quality lean sausages ⠀⠀ 2 tins of chopped tomatoes ⠀⠀ Tablespoon of tomato purée ⠀⠀ Parmesan cheese grated METHOD ⠀⠀ Caramelise the onion in

Pretty Edible Stylist, Natalie Seldon shares this special Gyoza recipe – the filling can be adapted to whatever vegetable is in season and which lends itself to the recipe.  She explains that the most common filling is pork and cabbage but as the shape of the gyoza is the main characteristic, in theory you really can put anything you like in them. Makes about 30 olive oil 200g pork mince 25g garden peas (if frozen, blanched) 25g asparagus, roughly chopped 1 spring onion, roughly chopped 1 garlic clove 2cm ginger

We’re less than 3 weeks away from the big day, and if like some of us you are hosting a big family lunch then you may wish to read on! No knickers getting in a twist here please; military precision is what is needed so you can get to enjoy the day and not be stuck in the kitchen swearing like a sailor! Although everyone’s ideas of Christmas vary and we all have our own traditions, we can all agree that the lunch takes a starring role. Here are a

This is the ultimate vegetarian comfort dish. I love the texture of spelt – it has more crunch than regular risotto and this one pot is also lower maintenance than arborio risotto as it can simmer without needing to be stirred constantly. Serves: 4 Prep: 5 minutes Cooking: 25 minutes Total: 30 minutes Difficulty: easy   INGREDIENTS 200g pearled spelt 30g dried porcini mushrooms 100g chestnut mushrooms sliced 200g mixed mushrooms torn or sliced 1 onion chopped 2 garlic cloves crushed 100ml white wine 1l hot stock 50g grated pecorino

Turkish Six Hour Slow cooked Shoulder of Lamb recipe/blog posted by Simply Food by Mandy. ⠀ I often slow cook shoulder of lamb in my simmering oven, but although the photograph is mine, I cannot take credit for this amazing recipe. ⠀ I found it on @melizcooks and let me tell you it was fantastic! It was marinated in pomegranate molasses, vinegar, mint, lemon, honey and oregano, sat on a bed of onions, covered with foil and left in the simmering oven pretty much all day at roughly 140 degrees.

Simply Food by Mandy talks us through how to make a healthier version of Fish & Chips, perfect for Friday night dinner. I’ve made it with a Tempura batter, which is slightly lighter and wonderfully crisp. I did use beer in the batter ? but you could use sparkling water. The chips are oven baked not fried and there is no peeling or pre-cooking involved. I’ve served it with a pea, mint & edamame purée and a healthy tartare sauce using yogurt instead of mayonnaise. ⠀ ⠀ INGREDIENTS ⠀ 4 cod loins

We’re always looking for new recipes which make good use of the humble courgette, especially in August when veggie boxes are packed full of them! Thank you to The Health Boost for sharing theirs… It’s a good mixture of carbohydrates, green vegetables and fat from the avocado and dressing. This stores well in the fridge (without the avocado and dressing) and so can be taken into work for a healthy packed lunch. INGREDIENTS serves 2-3 2 courgettes (zucchini) 70g rocket (arugula) 1 avocado 700g jar of chickpeas Optional: halloumi Lemon

Thank you Simply Food by Mandy for this summer salad packed full of goodies, then finished of beautifully with the roasted salmon. Adding a small amount of the dressing before cooking creates flavour and keeps the fish deliciously moist. Ingredients: ⠀ Serves 2 as a main course 4 as a side salad 2 salmon fillets 250g Cooked Beluga Lentils (I used merchant gourmet) 200g baby courgettes halved lengthways 100g Asparagus (washed and steamed for minutes)⠀ 100g fresh raw peas 50g edamame beans (cooked) 2 shallots finely chopped 1-2 red chillies

Another summer corker, perfect for the barbecue – thank you Simply Nutritious Delicious. The marinade combines fresh Sicilian flavours orange, chilli and oregano. Serves: 3-4 Prep: 5 minutes Cooking: 18 minutes Total: 17 minutes Difficulty: easy INGREDIENTS 400g piece swordfish cubed – we sourced ours at Sankeys Tonbridge⠀ 200g Jersey Royal potatoes, large ones halved widthways ⠀ 2 courgettes cut into 2cm disks⠀ 1 blood orange – peeled and cut into segments⠀ Leaves of your choice⠀ ⠀ For the marinade:⠀ Juice of 2 blood oranges, zest of one⠀ 1 red chilli

The hearty, warm and spicy dishes of the mediterranean are my best food memories from summers in the South of France, enjoying my grandmother’s home cooking. Chicken is an easy and inexpensive source of lean protein but being creative with it is key to re-inventing how you will enjoy it all year long. Slow cooking is not just for the winter months. It’s a must for busy health conscious families. Put everything in early in the morning and your delicious flavoursome meal will be awaiting when you all get home,

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