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ONE-TRAY SAUSAGE & MASH

A fuss-free way to make sausages, mash and gravy in one tray and no saucepans. Oven-baking the potatoes results in very fluffy, creamy mash. You could speed this up by microwaving the potatoes to start their cooking process. Blast them on full power for 10 minutes, turning them once halfway…

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GRILLED RADICCHIO, BAKED PUMPKIN, BEAN PURÉE AND GREMOLATA

Gremolata is a mixture of lemon zest, garlic and parsley. Italians will know it for its use in the meat dish ossobucco, but I think it goes very well with vegetables too, for example this autumn recipe of radicchio, pumpkin and beans.   Serves 4 450ml vegetable stock 450g white…

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NAGALAND HOUSE BABY PORK RIBS

My younger brother Avneet has a friend from Nagaland and his mother used to make this pork dish. We were lucky to get her recipe. You will love this dish. Of course, if you can’t find naga or ghost chillies, you can use any other chilli, and add more or…

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BREAKFAST SHAKSHUKA

This is my go-to recipe for a lazy Sunday morning. It’s got everything you could want in a breakfast. I love spicy lamb merguez sausages, but if you can’t find them, replace them with uncured chorizo sausages. By the time this is ready, the aromas wafting through the house will…

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CACAO CHIA PAN BROWNIE

Brownies are one of the easiest cakes to bake – perfect for those times when you just need a chocolaty treat. We’ve added chia seeds into the mix, although we have to admit the butter and sugar mean this isn’t the healthiest recipe, but we couldn’t resist including it.  …

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Chicken and Ham Hock PIE with Garlicky Butter Bean and Kale Mash

Serves 4 – 6 This is one of my family favourites, especially for those chilly autumnal evenings. The butterbean, garlic and mascarpone mash that we’ve used to top this pie makes a great alternative to pastry and what’s more, it’s gluten-free. Serve with your favourite greens and a good helping…

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OLD FASHIONED

It should come as no surprise that Ian Fleming and James Bond were devotees of this classic cocktail. In its simplicity, it is a drink in which the choice of ingredients is paramount. In Live and Let Die, Bond is careful to specify his choice of whiskey: Old Grand-Dad, a…

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Lazy Tamago Bento

Making ‘tamago-yaki‘ – Japanese rolled omelette – the traditional way may seem a little daunting, but here is my fail-proof, super-reduced version that‘s ready in 2 minutes (yes, really!). It was one of the first recipes Andy tested for this book and he makes it all the time now for…

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PISTACHIO NUT CAKE WITH BLOOD ORANGES

This nut cake works with most fruits – but I just love the tart citrusy orange, combined with the pistachios. If blood oranges aren’t in season, then you can use standard oranges but just make sure they have thin skins.   Nut cakes are a great way to bake when…

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TEAR ’N’ SHARE SLOPPY JOE SLIDER BAKE

I’m not sure why this much-loved American classic hasn’t hit it off over here in the UK. What’s not to love about mounds of spiced minced beef in a sandwich, topped with one of my guilty pleasures, processed cheese? I love the sharing nature of this dish – bring it…

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