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Mixed Cheese Cigars with Peach Vinegar

These mixed cheese cigars are the perfect mouthful – crunchy and filled with warm, melted cheese. The peach vinegar adds a sweet, tangy tartness to this delightful snack.

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Vegan Potato, Garlic and Herb Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

A feast for the eyes as well as the palette, these vegan potato, garlic and herb stuffed zucchini flowers taste every bit as good as they look.

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Chilean Style Hot Crab Dip

Perfect to serve when entertaining, this creamy crab dip is topped with manchego cheese and grilled until golden and bubbling.

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Silver Fern Farms Venison, Goat Cheese & Cranberry Sauce Vol-au-Vents

There’s no need to go out to dinner to enjoy restaurant-quality dishes when Silver Fern Farms’ delicious cuts of grass-fed lamb, beef and venison are the heroes of your meals.

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Silver Fern Farms Grilled Beef Eye Fillet Carpaccio with Rocket & Parmesan

Give yourself the best shot to enjoy restaurant-quality dishes with Silver Fern Farms’ delicious cuts of grass-fed lamb, beef and venison.

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Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup with Curry & Lime Garlic Bread

A fabulous way to fight waste and save time and money is to make a big batch of food and freeze it. That way, when you need to feed hungry mouths in a flash, you don’t need to think twice: just thaw, reheat and you’re ready to go. Keep the winter chills at bay with this warming sweet potato and coconut soup with hot crunchy garlic bread. This simple recipe can stay frozen in your freezer for months and reheated at your convenience.

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Mapo Tofu with Shredded Beef

A traditional Sichuan dish, mapo tofu is made with simmered silken tofu flavored with fermented bean paste, beef, chili bean paste, and a handful of Sichuan peppercorns. The chili bean paste brings the heat, and Sichuan peppercorns bring a pleasantly numbing spiciness to this dish.

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Homemade Granola with Apple Juice and Honey Butter

A great granola can brighten up any morning, and the perk of a homemade version is you get in include your favourite flavours. This recipe sees you combine your selection of nuts, seeds, oats and chia seeds with a deliciously sweet concoction of apple juice, honey and butter and bake until dreamily golden.

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Individual Confit Garlic, Orange & Currant Garlic Breads

Put an elevated spin on traditional garlic bread with these individual bites, filled with garlic, lemon thyme, cheddar and orange zest. They make a perfect little snack, starter or side dish when entertaining.

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Ottolenghi’s Hot Charred Cherry Tomatoes with Cold Yoghurt

One of the beauties of this dish lies in the exciting contrast between the hot, juicy tomatoes and fridge-cold yoghurt, so make sure the tomatoes are straight out of the oven and the yoghurt is straight out of the fridge. The heat of the tomatoes will make the cold yoghurt melt, invitingly, so plenty of crusty sourdough or focaccia to mop it all up with is a must alongside.

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Smoky Barbecue Brisket with Charred Sweetcorn Salsa Recipe

You can’t go wrong with this tender Smoky Barbecue Brisket recipe topped with sweet, in-season Charred Sweetcorn Salsa Recipe. Smoky […]

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Zucchini & Haloumi Quesadillas with Fresh Corn Salsa

This Zucchini & Haloumi Quesadillas with Fresh Corn Salsa dish is a quick and easy midweek winner for lunch or […]

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Green Chilli & Avocado Dip, by Munira Mahmud, from the Hubb Community Kitchen

My life-long dream has been to have a food van; I spend any free time I have thinking up dishes, and putting ingredients together in my mind. These dips are my own invention.

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Classic Sliders Recipe

Classic Sliders Recipe. Everyone is sure to love these mini sliders.    What Are They? Small soft buns, cut in half […]

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Easy Ways To Use Fresh Dates

Make the most of in-season dates with these delicious recipes.

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Greek Lamb Shawarma Wraps with Pea Hummus

Greek Lamb Shawarma Wraps with Pea Hummus.  Serves 4 Shawarma Spice Mix 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander […]

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4 Ways With Olives

4 Ways With Olives. Diverse, delicious and distinct, the humble olive is one of the chameleons of the food world, able […]

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Spicy Guacamole Recipe

Spicy Guacamole Recipe. This guac goes with everything. fresh ginger (a powerful anti-inflammatory and natural immune booster), lime juice, and onions […]

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Lime Sea Salt Tostones

Lime Sea Salt Tostones. Tostones are twice-fried plantain chips. These chips are salty, crispy, crunchy little bits of joy. Honestly, they […]

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Roast Pumpkin and Haloumi Bruschetta

Roast Pumpkin and Haloumi Bruschetta. Move away from a traditional bruschetta and try this creamy Roast Pumpkin and Haloumi Bruschetta.   […]

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Huli Huli Chicken with Kiwi Berry Salsa

Huli Huli Chicken with Kiwi Berry Salsa. This Hawaiian marinade is full of mouthwatering flavours that leave the chicken tender and […]

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What A Caper

There’s nothing quite like capers that have been happily pickled – perhaps it’s because of their ancient reputation for being an aphrodisiac. Or maybe it’s because they are just so tasty and versatile …

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Hot Olive And Artichoke Dip

An Italian take on artichoke dip

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Roasted Carrot Hummus with Smoky Chickpeas

Roasted Carrot Hummus with Smoky Chickpeas. This is a decadent twist on hummus with the addition of sweet roasted carrots […]

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