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Nadiya Hussain

We chat to Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain

Life couldn’t be sweeter for Nadiya Hussain. The Great British Bake Off winner is the...
The Peppered Pig

A warm welcome awaits at The Peppered Pig

We’re proud to use as much locally sourced food as possible At The Peppered Pig and...
Beard Meats Food

Beard Meats Food meets Northern Life

Think you’ve got a big appetite? Can you smash a large Domino’s pizza, demolish a...
Mango Ginger Cheesecake

Mango and Ginger Cheesecake

I spotted these lovely honey mangoes at the market and felt absolutely compelled to take...
Antonio Carluccio

IN PICTURES: We join Antonio Carluccio as he celebrates his 80th birthday at the opening of his York restaurant

Friday night was big night for the Godfather of Italian cooking as Antonio Carluccio enjoyed...
Butchers

We’ve found the best butchers the north has to offer

There’s nothing better than heading to your local butcher and picking up delicious, fresh, locally...

Kale, Squash and Chickpea Tagine

Serves 42 Red onions, cut into wedges 385g Butternut squash sliced 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 400g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 250g Kale 350g pouch...

Hearty Beef and Beetroot Stew

Serves 4400g diced braising steak 3 Beef stock cubes 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tbsp olive oil 2 Onions, sliced 2 Carrots, thickly sliced 1 Cinnamon stick 180g Beetroot cubed 450g Cheddar...

African beef stew

Serves 41 tbsp olive oil 500g British beef sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 5cm pieces 1 Onion, chopped 1 Clove garlic, crushed 1 Red chilli, finely chopped 350g...

Strawberry Sweetheart

50ml Carthy & Black Original Gin Cream Liqueur 20ml strawberry liqueur 20ml strawberry aperitif or strawberry juiceShake all ingredients with ice and strain into a short...

Rhubarb Fling

35ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin 15ml Cocchi Rosa 15ml lemon juice 7.5ml simple syrup Top with Fentimans rose lemonade or proseccoCombine all the ingredients in a Collins glass, stir...

Vanilla Valentine

50ml Carthy & Black Lemon Gin Cream Liqueur 20ml white chocolate liqueur 10ml vanilla syrupLace the inside of the glass with caramel sauce. Shake all ingredients...

Salad days of watercress

It’s not the sort of thing that you hear much about, is it? Not many...
Gurmetti Van

Rachel Watson Visits the Moretti Gran Tour

As I turned the corner to approach the studio building I was greeted by a...
falafel in pitta pockets

Falafel in Pitta Pockets

This falafel pitta recipe is absolutely delicious and perfect for vegetarians; the falafel works perfectly...
watercress

3 great tasting, healthy watercress recipes

With the festive season approaching why wait until after Christmas to begin your good intentions...
drinking less

Enough of the festive spirit: Tips on drinking less in December

It should come as no surprise that some Brits tend to consume a...
naan bread pizza with sweet chilli beetroot parsley capers pepperoni and mozzarella

Naan Bread Pizza with Sweet Chilli Beetroot

Serves: 4 or 2 as a starter/light lunch Ingredients 2 plain naan bread 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf...
Kirkgate

To Market, To Market! The North’s Premier Markets

We love markets here at Northern Life and we have a wealth of superb markets...

Top misconceptions about life as a vegan revealed

Always being hungry, wasting hours planning mealtimes and being permanently 'in a mood' are among...

Beetroot, Salmon, Dill and Creme Fraiche Tarts

Serves 4 as a light lunch or 8 as party nibbles Ingredients • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff...
best gin brands

We get to know some of the best gin brands in the North

Gin has often suffered from bad publicity. Back in the 18th century, the artist William...
Gorgonzola and Red Onion Chutney Loaf

Gorgonzola and Red Onion Chutney Scone Loaf

This recipe is a luxurious twist on a British classic, cheese scones, creating the perfect...
How to make the perfect pancakes

How to Make the Ultimate Pancakes

By Steve Smith at Michelin Starred Bohemia Pancake Day is crêping up on us (Tuesday 13...
sour pork tenderloin

Larkin Cen’s Hot and Sour Pork Tenderloin and Leek

Serves 4 220Cal per portion Ingredients • 400g pork tenderloin • Salt and pepper, for seasoning • Olive oil, to...

Beetroot Chocolate Brownies, with a Chilli option

Makes 16 brownies Ingredients • 250g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) • 100g butter, plus a little extra...
Slow Cooked Shoulder Lamb

Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb with Rosemary Scented Shallots

Serves 6 Ingredients • 1 boneless shoulder of lamb • 1 head of garlic • ½ bunch of rosemary •...

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