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Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli is great – easy, cheap, filling and delicious. Ok, this recipe is pretty far from an “authentic” chilli con carne, but it is what our family has been making for many years. I’ve never met anyone else that adds sweetcorn, but the sweetness balances out the smoky depth of the beans and the heat of the chilli beautifully. I tend to prefer using chilli powder here, instead of chilli flakes or chopped fresh chillies, as the extra spices included…

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Goat’s Cheese and Cherry Tomato Cous Cous

Goat’s Cheese and Cherry Tomato Cous Cous

I love the smooth creaminess of goat’s cheese, and it adds a rich depth to this salad. This is a fantastic summer lunch – so quick and easy to throw together, with fresh punchy flavours. Enjoy out in the sunshine with a glass of homemade lemonade. Ingredients: 100g cous cous 125ml chicken stock (preferably made with organic stock cubes) 125g goat’s cheese, crumbled Handful of cherry tomatoes, quartered 4 spring onions, chopped Handful of fresh herbs – such as basil…

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

This is one of my all-time favourite comfort foods. If I’m feeling cold/ill/tired/a bit miserable/just bloody hungry this is what springs to mind. Garlicky, creamy, salty, cheesy, yum. It is quick, easy and you only have two pans to wash up afterwards, brilliant. Ingredients: Spaghetti Clove of garlic, chopped Smoked bacon (1 rasher per person), diced Handful of mushrooms, sliced Cream, roughly 150ml 1 – 2 egg yolks (again this comes down to personal preference – I like it “eggy”,…

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Mexican Chipotle Meatball Wraps

Mexican Chipotle Meatball Wraps

This was a dish I put together when I was Winter-weather-craving something satisfying, but not too heavy – for this mood I find Mexican food really ticks the boxes – a big taste hit combined with fresh, punchy flavours. Meatballs in chipotle sauce is a popular Mexican dish, and is usually served more like a stew with rice. Here however I decided to combine the meatballs with homemade pink pickled onions, tomatillo salsa and sour cream in some corn tortilla…

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