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  • Beetroot & Carrot Fritters
    Beetroot & Carrot Fritters

    These go really well with chutney and a salad that contains chunks of feta cheese. Sweet chutney, savoury root vegetable fritters and salty feta is a really tasty combination.

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  • Soft white bread (machine) rolls
    Soft white bread (machine) rolls

    You can get some really quite good bread from supermarkets, but freshly baked rolls are pretty hard to beat

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  • Carluccio's Chicken
    Carluccio's Chicken

    This is based on a recipe my dad cooked, which he credited to the late, great, Antonio Carluccio. I've never actually seen the recipe as published by him, if indeed it ever was, that said it's not the most complicated of things to cook. You end up with crispy skinned chicken, miniature crispy roasted potato bites, sweet slightly caramelised onion and the icing on the cake is the roasted sweet and sticky garlic that can be squeezed out of the cloves.

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  • Bolognese Conchigli pasta bake
    Bolognese Conchigli pasta bake

    The conchigli that I use for this pasta bake are quite thick, lending them an almost meaty texture that really gives the pasta bake some substance

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  • Peri-Peri Chicken Thighs
    Peri-Peri Chicken Thighs

    Chicken thighs are wonderfully cheap in comparison to breasts, and they have more flavour. A smoky chilli marinade is a match made in heaven!

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  • Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled chicken
    Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled chicken

    Putting all the ingredients in a slow cooker for four hours, then coming back, shredding the chicken and eating it - couldn't be easier!

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  • Chorizo, Lentil and Potato soup
    Chorizo, Lentil and Potato soup

    It feels like soup season is almost over, but my love affair with Chorizo in soup continues

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  • Special Breakfast Tomatoes
    Special Breakfast Tomatoes

    This is a bit of a childhood favourite, it doesn't lokok pretty but it does taste amazing!

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  • Lamb Hotpot
    Lamb Hotpot

    Lamb Hotpot recipes normally use chunks of meat, rather than minced meat. This recipe, based on one from gousto, uses minced lamb which keeps the cost and the cookl time to a minimum

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  • Soda Bread
    Soda Bread

    Soda bread is a 'quick bread' which means it's great when you're short of time and need a bread fix

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  • Sausage Ragu
    Sausage Ragu

    An attempt at re-creating a dish I had when dining with colleagues. It's a long, slow cook time but well worth it!

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  • Banana Bread
    Banana Bread

    Make this a day or so before you need it, if you can, it gets stickier and tastier after baking!

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  • Ham & Cheese Toastie
    Ham & Cheese Toastie

    It feels like a bit of a stretch to call a Ham & Cheese Toastie a recipe, but I don't care

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  • Braised greens
    Braised greens

    This recipe for greens is a nice way to lift them a bit for variety and make the meal a little bit richer

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  • Creamy Chicken
    Creamy Chicken

    A tried and tested tasty dish that takes 30 minutes all-in, yes it's rich, but it's a bit of a treat meal!

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