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With smoky sweet potato wedges
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Vegan Basil Ricotta Pinwheels

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The Plough’s Chargrilled Octopus With Pepper and Chorizo

A perfect dish for summer.4 servings200g cubed chorizo 200g whole Padron peppers Whole French stick, to serve For the octopus 500g octopus 5g thyme 1x star anise 25g finely chopped onion 25g...
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Ideal for breakfast for a healthy start to the day brimming with a range of fantastic compounds, vitamins and minerals that will leave you feeling energised and ready for anything.


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