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meaty flan

Baked Meaty Flan

Baked meaty flan with peanuts. Yes, I know that sounds odd but it's a variation on a Joscelyn Dimbleby recipe that's really good. She uses...
chicken and fried vegetables

Chicken and vegetable fried rice

Chicken and vegetable fried rice. It has to be quick and easy tonight as I've got 500 Christmas cards to sign and then 150...
polish beef rolls

Polish beef rolls

Polish beef rolls and how to upset the neighbours. I am in London, staying with my best friend Zalia who is Polish. I have...
chestnut mushroom and shallot pie

Chestnut, Mushroom and Shallot Pie

Ingredients • 200g cooked chestnuts (such as Merchant Gourmet vacuum packed) • 2 bay leaves • 1 sprig fresh rosemary • 200ml red wine • 300ml vegetable stock • 25g...
Tenderstem

Turkey and Tenderstem Tagine

Serves 4 Ingredients for the tagine • 2 tbsp olive oil • 800g cooked turkey • 2 carrots, chopped • 2 onions, chopped • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 1 tsp...
Turkey Quesadillas

Turkey Quesadillas

Makes 18 wedges, serving 4-6 as a main course or more for a party snack Ingredients for the turkey • 350g cooked turkey • 1 tsp ground...
turkey and vegetable cottage pie

Turkey and Vegetable Cottage Pie

Serves 4-6 Ingredients • 500g (leftover) cooked turkey, cut into chunks • 400g (leftover) cooked mixed vegetable, cut into chunks • 3-4 large sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed •...
sweet potato cinnamon muffins

Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Muffins

Makes: 10 Ingredients • 2 eggs • 180g sugar • 250g cooked sweet potato, mashed • 80ml vegetable oil • 50ml water • 200g self-raising flour • ¾tsp ground cinnamon Method Preheat the oven...
beetroot raisin ginger pudding

Beetroot, Raisin and Stem Ginger Pudding with Spices

Serves 6 Ingredients • 3tbsp golden syrup • 100g vegetable suet • 80g dark brown sugar • 100g raisins • 50g wholemeal breadcrumbs • 50g self-raising flour • 1tsp Bart ground mixed...
leeks and mussels in cider sauce

Larkin Cen’s Leeks and Mussels in a Cider Sauce

Serves 4 Ingredients • 1.5kg live mussels • Olive oil, to fry • 1 leek, washed and finely sliced, tough outer leaves removed • 1 garlic clove, finely diced •...