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bowl of red pepper black garlic soup (from sainsbury's)

Easy roasted red pepper and garlic soup

I had an email from Sainsbury’s – would I like to try some black garlic? Never heard of it, but too curious to resist an offer like that – it’s aged white garlic and according to the pack has a ‘molasses-balsamic flavour’. That sweetness and mellowness would go well with my go-to soup recipe – […]

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Sprout, chicken and pecorino winter salad

Sprout, chicken and pecrorino winter salad (M&S recipe) – perfect for post-Christmas as it’s light but also would be ideal for using leftover turkey, cheese, nuts and sprouts.

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Frying the Quesadillas

Setting myself a veggie easyteas challenge

From time to time I get a bit of feedback about my recipes. It’s nice to know it’s not just my mum who’s reading 🙂 I’ve been told that I don’t write enough veggie recipes. I also get teased that everything I eat revolves around pork chops (I won’t name names but you know who […]

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Quesadillas with salad, salsa and sour cream

Simple veggie quesadillas

Welcome to my first ever guest recipe writer on easyteas. Simple veggie quesadillas: words and pictures by Caitlin Allen I have a reputation for being entirely hopeless in the kitchen, but after successfully making Matt’s little cheesy onion tarts I decided I was a top chef and recklessly offered to cook dinner for a friend. Cue […]

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A short series of fishy ideas – 2 “Kerolan” prawn curry

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false With a bag of prawns in the freezer I’m never more than 10 or 20 minutes away from something that feels fairly celebratory for tea. And more often than not, that’s a midweek curry, normally korma or something a bit Thai. I spotted this recipe for Kerolan prawns in a recent […]

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A short series of fishy ideas – 1 Creamy coley gratin

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false It might be considered a bit boring, but I love anything from the cod family. Thick, flakey and meaty roasted cod crisp battered haddock with chips – thanks to a stint living in Yorkshire haddock’s still my preferred chippy choice. Just typing those words is making me hungry – not helped […]

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Banana Pancakes

What makes the perfect pancake?

There’s been lots of twitter talk today about favourite fillings for pancakes – it seems most people will be tucking into the classic lemon and sugar. We love them so much we eat them all year – mostly for breakfast on weekends or for a quick midweek dessert. The challenge we set ourselves on pancake […]

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Roasted stuffed tomatoes

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false As the saying goes, life’s too short to go around stuffing mushrooms. So stuff a tomato instead – much quicker and easier. The garden’s full of them at the moment so I’m looking for different things to do to use them up. It’s also a good way to use up leftover […]

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Salads are a bit boring

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false My heart sinks at the thought of ‘just a salad’ for tea – I’m too much of a carnivore. But I don’t want to end up the size of a hippo so I’m always on the lookout for ideas to make a meal of more exciting salads. The best lesson I […]

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Speedy beef stroganoff

This rich, creamy dish is a great way to make steak go a bit further.It’s tasty, quick and if you use low fat creme fraiche in place of sour cream it’s pretty healthy too. The meat is not cooked for long so is best with fillet (although sirloin and rump are both fine too). See […]

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