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Shepherd’s pie topped with watercress and cheddar mash

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Shepherd’s pie has to be in the Top 5 fool proof comfort foods. It’s super scrummy and so simple even a man could make it!

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Balsamic glazed shallot, Dolcelatte and asparagus tart

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It's getting late for dependable picnic weather but this heavenly mix of sweet shallot complemented by the creamy sharpness of Dolcelatte...

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Lamb kebabs with orange and watercress couscous

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August bank holiday weekend is a prime barbecue invitation, so make the most of it with this deliciously light late summer treat. ...

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Warm steak & infused beetroot sandwich with honey & mustard dressing

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A sublime crusty, juicy, meaty treat that takes the normally characterless steak sandwich and ramps it up a notch or two.

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Foolproof Irish sodabread

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Buttered, it's the ideal companion to smoked fish, and delicious as a salad accompaniment torn and dunked into extra virgin olive oil and...

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Chocolate crispies

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Half-term and grandchildren activities go hand in hand for many of us - and if you don't mind mess, these chocolate crispies will hit the...

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Spicy fish kebabs

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Deliciously simple and tangy fish-on-a-stick which delivers a bit of a kick – ideal for a Bank Holiday barbecue!

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Slow cooked shoulder of lamb with rosemary scented shallots

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Delicious spring favourite that brings out the very best in British lamb....

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Asparagus with vinaigrette and toasted herby breadcrumb

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Treat yourself to some early season British asparagus this Easter weekend with this simple vinaigrette and toasted breadcrumb coated...

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Imam Bayildi – roasted stuffed aubergines

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Imam Bayildi, or ‘Imam fainted’ is a classic mezze dish of stuffed aubergine bathed in rich olive oil. A perfect dish for summer evenings.

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Talking crepe

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Deliciously simple recipe for post Pancake Day crepes - for those whose adherence to Lent isn't too rigid....

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Streamline apricot jam and Stilton canapes

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Christmas and New Year are diet disaster zones - but with this festive party recipe you can enjoy all of the taste without the calories...

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Bacon and bean soup

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Sweet vegetables, tangy smokiness of bacon in one seriously hearty and comforting soup.

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Easy salt seared duck breast recipe

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Rich apricot and red currant sauce and vitamin E packed almonds are the perfect partners to this tender seared duck treat....

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Pink Lady apple, gorgonzola and pancetta bruschetta

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Delicious light summer snack with sweet apple complementing tangy gorgonzola and the rich smokey tones of the pancetta....

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Delightful caramelised shallot tart with goats’ cheese & shallot butter sauce

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Delicious, light summer tart which makes a substantial vegetarian main course. It’s luscious and tasty and everyone will love it.

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Delicious chicken and apricot tagine

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Tangy chicken and apricot tagine bringing together the best of Middle Eastern cuisine in one pot!...

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Delicious venison burger BBQ recipe

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Forget the BigMac and the Whopper, this venison treat is the real Burger King....

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Sun dried tomato & spinach ravioli

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A simple yet delicious ravioli recipe that is as fun to make as it is enjoyable to eat.

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Herb-crusted barbecue chicken

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Quick and easy herb-crusted chicken - perfect for a weekend barbecue. ...

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Roast loin of pork with plum, port and blueberry compote

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For the perfect Easter Roast, try this recipe for roast loin of pork with plum, port and blueberry compote....

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Seasonal vegetables

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Sprouts and Parsnips … you either love them or hate them and they are an integral part of Christmas. Here are two recipes that will win over the tastebuds of even diehard vegetable naysayers.

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Baking: hearty steak, shallot and mushroom pie

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This twist on steak pie - the comfort food classic - uses soft sweet shallots and mushrooms to chase away the winter chill. ...

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Winter warmer: Sweet potato soup

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Deliciously thick and deeply satisfying, this flavoursome sweet potato and orange soup is the perfect defence against those chilly days and...

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Apple strudel for dummies

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Enjoy all the pleasure of baking apple strudel without any of the pain of making the pastry.

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Merguez sausage with Puy lentils

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A simple, delicious twist on a French classic with the attractive health benefits of lentils...

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Pink Lady apple and toffee ripple ice cream with crumble sprinkles

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Deliciously simple dessert recipe featuring Pink Lady apples...

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Decadent devilled scallops with bacon

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Devilled scallops are great at great summer food, ideal for alfresco eating on warm evenings. Here are a couple of quick recipes that really make this seafood sing.

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Sweet Potato Sorbet

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Summer fruit sorbet, raspberry sorbet, I've even had a jasmine tea sorbet. So I couldn't wait to try this unusual recipe using sweet...

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Urban Rajah reveals the spice of life

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Ivor Peters, food writer, cook and traveller shares his love affair with curry through these sumptuous family recipes....

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Moroccan chick pea & lentil soup

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Tangy, healthy, hearty soup that will chase away winter’s chill.

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7 super sausage recipes

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The British banger is a real winter warmer - but did you know the sausage originates from Iraq?...

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How to make the perfect gravy

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Dean Edwards shows how to make a delicious, rich brandy gravy for roast chicken...

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Vegetable moussaka

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To mark Vegetarian Awareness Month, 50connect dips into Food & Drink with a divine meat-free vegetable moussaka

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Bulots mayonnaise

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Bulots, Whelks, escargot de Bruxelles whatever name you know it by, the humble sea snail is an under-rated bit of seafood gold. ...

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Video: Soft boiled bantam egg with creamed leeks and Arbroath smokies

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Mark Hix uses Arbroath smokies to create a delicious and simple dish that puts other types of smoked haddock to shame....

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Honey glaze orange flavoured pork steak

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Home-cooked ‘Chinese takeaway’ recipes that are both delicious and easy to cook.

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Roast lamb with mint sauce

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Serve up the perfect Sunday roast with our fool-proof recipe for roast lamb....

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One pot cooking – stews and casseroles

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Warm up during the colder months with a variety of delicious winter warmer recipes....

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Asparagus fettuccine

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British asparagus is coming into season and there are lots of ways to introduce it into your diet.

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