Carrot & Cumin Soup

  This delicately spiced wholesome carrot & cumin soup is quick and easy to prepare and makes an ideal lunch or starter on those cold autumn days. Preparation Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 20 Minutes Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tbsp’s olive oil 1 onion, diced 500g carrots peeled and sliced 2 tsp’s cumin seeds, roasted 1 litre […]

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Delicious pasta (lumaconi) with chicken & roasted red pepper

  This delicious pasta dish is quick and easy and makes an ideal lunch or supper. You can a use shop bought jar of peppers but it will always taste better homemade. Enjoy with garlic bread and a glass of chilled fruity Frascati. Preparation Time: 15 minutes (Add another 30 minutes if roasting your own […]

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Pea & Ham Soup

  Delicious, Pea & ham soup makes a perfect lunch when something warm and hearty is called for. Quick and easy to make and relatively inexpensive this tasty soup is extremely healthy & wholesome. There are many longer drawn out recipes for this classic soup but if you need it quick but without compromising on […]

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Lentil & Bacon Soup

This substantial and hearty Lentil & Bacon soup is truly delicious and is a meal in itself. Full of robust flavours this soup is perfect for a winters day lunch or supper. Preparation Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 60 Minutes Serves 4   Ingredients: 2 small onions, chopped finely 2 carrots, chopped finely 1 leek, […]

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Crispy potato topped Cumberland pie

Crispy, potato-topped Cumberland pie is slow-cooked and relatively inexpensive to make depending on your cut of meat. It’s a great family meal and sure to be a favourite with the family. This delicious dish can be made in stages and finished off when your ready to use. Preparation Time: 50 Minutes Cooking Time: 3 Hours […]

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Roast Pork with rosemary & caramelised apple

  This delicious roast pork with rosemary & caramelised apple is a quick & easy roast pork dish makes a wonderful meal that the whole family will love. I have served it here with creamed champ potatoes and broccoli. Preparation Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 25-30 Minutes (depending on size of fillet) Total Time: 45-50 […]

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Duck with orange and port sauce

  Classic duck with orange and port sauce is a heavenly treat, pictured above served with a julienne of carrots and pipped creamed potatoes. A hearty dish that is just perfect for a scrummy dinner on a winters evening. Serves: 4 4 duck breasts 2 large oranges zested then juiced 2 medium carrots peeled and cut […]

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Orange and almond cake

[ad#Google Adsense 468 x 60-2] This easy to make orange and almond cake is deliciously moist and is a family favourite. Serve it with a large helping of lightly whipped double cream or creme fraiche for tasty dessert. Yummy! Ingredients: 2 oranges 225g/8oz caster sugar 6 free-range eggs, separated 250g/9oz ground almonds 4 tbsp flaked almonds […]

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Butternut Squash Falafel

Butternut squash falafel is very popular in the Middle East as a fast food,  It’s usually served in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes and a healthy dollop of  yoghurt & tahini. Butternut squash falafel is a delicious vegetarian dish and is traditionally made with chick peas & potato but I have put a small twist in […]

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Classic Soda Bread

  This classic soda bread recipe is perfect for making a filling loaf when there is not much in your store cupboard. Makes a fantastic accompaniment for soups and stews. Classic soda bread is delicious  eaten with melted cheese, olives and a ice cold glass of chilled wine. Yummy! Makes one loaf. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp […]

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