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Carrot and Swede Mash – A Simple Yet Delicious Side

Carrot and Swede Mash

Quick Recipes, Sides, Winter | 17th December 2019 | By

A simple but tasty and colourful winter side dish. No need for fancy equipment and no need to roast or fry. Just chop, boil and smash. Carrot and swede mash is delicious just as it is.

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How to Cook the Perfect Brussels Sprouts

How to Cook the Perfect Brussels Sprouts

Sides, Winter | 29th October 2019 | By

Love them or hate them, it’s always useful to know how to cook the perfect Brussels sprouts. This quick guide shows you how along with a few tips and tricks. Plus there’s a selection of delicious Brussels sprout recipes to inspire you.

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Simple Griddled Asparagus with Zingy Lemon

Turquoise serving plate with griddled asparagus, lemon halves with napkins and forks at the ready.

Sometimes simple is best. This recipe for griddled asparagus has only three ingredients and it’s absolutely delicious. Salt is an optional fourth. It’s also very quick to make and serves as an elegant spring side dish, starter or supper.

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Spring Slaw – A Cut Above The Rest – Fennel, Carrot, Radish & Apple

Fennel, Carrot, Radish & Apple Spring Slaw

Salads, Sides, Spring | 13th March 2018 | By

A quick and easy side dish consisting mostly of fennel, carrot, radishes and apple. This spring slaw makes a delicious and lively accompaniment to any number of meals.

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Green Beans with Almonds & Crème Fraîche for a Luxurious Side

Green Beans with Almonds & Crème Fraîche

Sides | 21st August 2017 | By

Green beans are in season and at their very best right now. They’re delicious eaten plain or with a little butter, but it’s also good to dress them up a bit. These green beans with almonds & crème fraîche are very simple to make, but add an air of luxury to a meal.

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Kohlrabi Carrot Slaw – A Simple but Delicious Side

Kohlrabi Carrot Slaw

Salads, Sides | 19th May 2017 | By

Kohlrabi is one of those vegetables that’s lurking under the radar. Many people haven’t heard of it at all or if they have, they don’t know what to do with it. We had one delivered in our veg box this week along with a load of new season carrots. Instead of putting it on the veg rack to do something with later, I decided there was no time like the present and made this most delicious kohlrabi carrot slaw.

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Brown Basmati Rice Pilaf with Currants, Barberries and Almonds

Last week I cooked up a Middle Eastern feast. I’ve already posted about the green veggie meatballs with tomato sauce. Now I bring you the recipe for brown basmati rice pilaf with currants, barberries and almonds.

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Rosemary Chips – Air Fried, Crisp on the Outside, Fluffy in the Middle

Rosemary Chips

HealthyFry, Quick Recipes, Sides | 30th January 2017 | By

We tend to eat chips as an occasional treat from our local chippie. I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten them three times in one week before. But when you can air fry them with just a teaspoon or two of oil and they turn out to be as delicious as these rosemary chips, they are very hard to resist.

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Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Leeks, Ginger, Garlic and Chilli

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts

Christmas, Quick Recipes, Sides, Vegan | 11th December 2016 | By

Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are an integral part of Christmas. So why not give your Christmas dish a spicy twist? These stir-fried Brussels sprouts with leeks, ginger, garlic and chilli will liven up the event.  They’re quick to cook and unlike boiling, stir-frying makes the sulphury compounds of the sprouts less obvious.

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Fennel Salad – A Fabulous Lunch or Side Dish

Fennel Salad

Giveaways, Salads, Sides, Vegan | 5th April 2016 | By

A fresh and tasty fennel salad with tomatoes, olives and watercress. You can eat it on its own or use it to accompany any number of other dishes.

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