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    Lamb Stew with Almonds and Apricots

    Following a from the NY Times the other day, I made a sweet lamb stew with honey, almonds, and apricots. The stew is a traditional lamb tagine called Mrouzia, prepared throughout North Africa during Ramadan. I had several problems with the NY…

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    Broccoli Cheddar Bites

    Do you like broccoli? I LOVE, seriously love broccoli. Favorite way to eat it? Steamed, served with a little mayo. I wish more people shared my enthusiasm. If you are in the not-so-sure-about-broccoli camp, or are cooking for someone who needs…

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    Vegan Stuffed Squash with Brown Rice and Mushrooms

    This roasted winter squash is filled with tender mushrooms and creamy brown rice. It makes a fantastic main course for any vegans or vegetarians at your holiday table – and the leftovers are perfect for a “Meatless Monday” dinner! Vegetarians…

  • Quick chilli with creamy chive crushed potatoes
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    Quick chilli with creamy chive crushed potatoes

    454g pack reduced-fat pork sausage 2 tsp vegetable oil 1kg new potatoes, skins on, thickly sliced New potatoes n-ew po-tate-oes New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and… 2 red peppers, deseeded…

  • Teriyaki salmon with sesame pak choi
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    Teriyaki salmon with sesame pak choi

    2 skinless salmon fillets 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 1 tbsp honey Honey huh-nee Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it’s… 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp mirin or dry sherry…

  • Noodle jar salad
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    Noodle jar salad

    50g instant rice noodles juice ½ lime Lime ly-m The same shape, but smaller than… 1 tsp fish sauce Fish sauce A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp… 50g mango…

  • Basic omelette recipe
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    Basic omelette recipe

    3 eggs, beaten Egg egg The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a… 1 tsp sunflower oil Sunflower oil A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use…

  • Butter-poached asparagus, leeks & peas
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    Butter-poached asparagus, leeks & peas

    200g unsalted butter, cubed Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an… 2 leeks, cleaned and sliced into thumb-sized rounds Leek lee-k Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member…

  • Baked cauliflower in garlic butter
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    Baked cauliflower in garlic butter

    125g softened salted butter Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an… 4 grated garlic cloves ½ tsp chopped thyme Thyme This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean,…

  • Shortbread recipe
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    Shortbread recipe

    300g butter, softened Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an… 140g golden caster sugar, plus 4 tbsp 300g plain flour 140g rice flour Place the butter and 140g sugar…

  • Sausageball pasta bake Silvana Franco
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    Sausageball pasta bake

    450g sausagemeat 50g fresh white breadcrumb 1 tsp thyme or rosemary leaves, chopped Rosemary rose-mar-ee Rosemary’s intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game… 1 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used…

  • Roast chicken soup Good Food
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    Roast chicken soup

    1 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It’s… 2 onions, chopped Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native…

  • Brie bruschetta with tomato, herbs & Serrano ham Good Food
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    Brie bruschetta with tomato, herbs & Serrano ham

    2 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It’s… 2 shallots, finely chopped Shallot shal-lot Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version…

  • Ham, leek & potato pie Jane Hornby
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    Ham, leek & potato pie

    2 tbsp butter Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an… 1 large onion, finely chopped Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native…

  • Leftover lamb & potato pie Good Food
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    Leftover lamb & potato pie

    leftover lamb, about 200g-300g/7oz-11oz Lamb laam A lamb is a sheep that is under 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as… 100g leftover gravy, if you have any, or a splash of…

  • Quick plum crumble Sarah Cook
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    Quick plum crumble

    1kg plums (or apples), stoned and quartered Plum pl-um The juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet… 3 tbsp sugar Sugar shuh-ga Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the…

  • Creamy lemon & cabbage pasta with garlic crumbs Good Food
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    Creamy lemon & cabbage pasta with garlic crumbs

    2 large handfuls fresh chunky breadcrumbs 3 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It’s… 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 200g short pasta, such as twists,…

  • The best spaghetti bolognese recipe Andrew Balmer
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    The best spaghetti bolognese recipe

    1 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It’s… 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon, finely chopped 2 medium onions, finely chopped Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly…

  • Next level spaghetti Bolognese Barney Desmazery
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    Next level spaghetti Bolognese

    olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It’s… 400g beef mince 400g Italian pork sausages, skinned and crumbled 200g smoked pancetta Pancetta pan-chet-ah Pancetta is Italian cured…

  • Gunpowder chicken with dried red chillies & peanuts Jennifer Joyce
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    Gunpowder chicken with dried red chillies & peanuts

    12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 900g), cut into pieces 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp vegetable oil 15 whole dried bird’s-eye chillies 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorn, ground bunch spring onions, cut into 2½ cm pieces Spring onion sp-ring…