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Prawn Tagliatelle with Tomato, Chilli and Garlic

A great recipe for a quick weeknight supper, packed with protein for little cost. Such a classic recipe that is liked by almost everyone ūüôā

Health: Prawns are an excellent source of vitamins including iodine which is essential for thyroid gland function, iron for red cell formation and zinc for wound healing.

Per Serving this dish contains

Calories: 316 Carbs: 46g  Fat: 3g  Protein: 29g

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Plaice Caprice

My take on the initially strange dish of plaice and banana, a highly addictive combination that will open a new door of culinary creativity. Personally realising that fruit with fish or seafood is an exquisite marriage.

Health: Bananas are high in potassium, crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction.

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Gruyere Cauliflower Cheese

An absolute classic side dish that I just couldn’t resist sharing with you, ¬†a great pairing with spring lamb.¬†This recipe uses Swiss Gruyere cheese instead of the well known Cheddar, adding¬†¬†an¬†inimitable flavor and character to the Bechamel sauce base.

Health: Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C,  needed for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth.

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Mushrooms à la Hongroise

A perfect quick lunch that certainly doesn’t lack in flavour. Mushrooms slowly cooked in butter finished with cream, lemon and Hungarian paprika, beautifully accompanied by fresh bread drizzled with only the best extra virgin olive oil. Mushrooms are high in vitamin D, helping you absorb a host of essential vitamins.

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Mushroom Ragu

A¬†vegetarian take on a much loved Italian classic, Ragu.¬†Letting the ¬†pasta marry with the mushroom¬†sauce¬†for the final few minutes of cooking time really does bring this dish to life,¬†finishing¬†with creamy Cr√®me fra√ģche and 24 month aged parmesan cheese gives it that Moorish quality. Only using the best quality ingredients available, as is the case with all great Italian cooking.

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Traditional Apple Crumble

An absolute classic recipe ¬†that has had a place¬†in the¬†British people’s hearts for centuries,¬†¬†being¬†quite possibly¬†one of the easiest desserts that you could make. Baking the apples slowly gives them a wonderfully rich texture with just enough bite to accompany the crisp crumb topping, perfect with Cornish vanilla ice-cream.

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Puffed Raspberry Turnovers

A fruity Raspberry filling enveloped within layers upon layers of light Puff pastry . Pairing perfectly with a dollop of Crème Fraiche or a touch of custard gives the pastry a comforting touch. A real great one to do with kids!

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Rainbow Cauliflower Pasta With a Dill Ricotta Sauce

Beautifully tender seasonal rainbow cauliflower accompanied by a delightful ricotta dill sauce with a dash of Lemon. All incorporated within Al dented shell pasta. A definite seasonal treat that brings the sun back into the autumn months and a new appreciation for the freshest of ingredients.

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Cheese Quesadillas With Dips

Discovering these after taking a visit to a Cuban restaurant I instantly fell in love. They remind me of small Calzone pizzas, differing by offering a variety of dips that are to die for, with the added bonus of having the freedom to combine them how you please. I really love this type of food, it is truly comforting.

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Walnut Fudge Cake

Yet another classic cake recipe that  finds the perfect balance between sweet  fudge, and a fresh nut tone.  The  super light moist sponge binds these flavors together perfectly, making a cake that  just sits perfectly with a cup of tea. Incorporating the walnuts within the sponge gives it a delightful texture and flavour, along with a comforting uniqueness that is incomparable .  All the ingredients used are super simple and pretty cheap too :), a definite treat to knock up after a hard days work

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