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Category Traditional recipes
Plum crumble with rolled oatsWith kiwi fruit, apple and gingerWith kiwi fruit, apple and gingerServes 8Cooks In1 hourDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 362 18 Fat 12g 17 Saturates 6.4g 32 Sugars 37.8g 42 Salt 0.01g 0 Protein 4.7g 9 Carbs 64.5g 25 Fibre 4.2g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients200 g plain flour100 g butter175 g unrefined golden caster sugar100 g oats400 g kiwi fruits , peeled600 g plums , stoned1-2 pieces jarred stem ginger , finely chopped1 vanilla pod , seeds of1 apple , very finely slicedMethodThis fruity little number is always a big hit in my house.
Wicked chicken with coleslawAn easy, cheap light lunchAn easy, cheap light lunchServes 4Cooks In50 minutes plus marinating timeDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 388 19 Fat 12.1g 17 Saturates 3.2g 16 Sugars 13.2g 15 Salt 2.37g 40 Protein 22.6g 45 Carbs 49.9g 19 Fibre 6g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients4 higher-welfare chicken thighs1 lemon1 red chilli , halved, deseeded and thinly sliced2 cloves garlic , crushedsea saltfreshly ground black pepper4 fresh rolls , halvedFor the coleslaw2 carrots1 small white cabbage , outer leaves torn off, cut into 4 wedges1 small onion , peeled and very finely sliced2 tablespoons fat-free natural yoghurt1 tablespoon grainy mustardsea saltfreshly ground black pepper1 handful rocketMethodHomemade coleslaw knocks the socks off shop-bought stuff and is great with these chicken baps.
Warm salad of roasted squash, prosciutto and pecorinoWith rocket and balsamic dressingGermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?
Vegetable curryWith courgette, squash, peppers and cauliflowerWith courgette, squash, peppers and cauliflowerServes 4Cooks In50 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 247 12 Fat 9.4g 13 Saturates 2.9g 15 Sugars 16.5g 18 Protein 9.0g 18 Carbs 27.7g 11 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredientsvegetable oil1 medium red onion , peeled and chopped1 courgette , diced½ butternut squash , peeled and diced100 g mushrooms , quartered1 red pepper , diced150 g cauliflower , broken into florets600 ml curry base sauce400 ml waterMethodIn a little vegetable oil, fry the onion gently for 10 minutes in a large pan then add the remaining vegetables and stir together.
Tunisian brikSpiced vegetable pastry parcels with a quick saladSpiced vegetable pastry parcels with a quick saladServes 4Cooks In1 hour 20 minutes plus cooling timeDifficultyNot too trickyNutrition per servingCalories 632 32 Fat 37.1g 53 Saturates 19.6g 98 Sugars 12g 13 Salt 1.32g 22 Protein 12.1g 24 Carbs 64.
The best tuna meatballs (Le migliori polpette di tonno)In a delicious tomato sauceGermanyNetherlandsUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?
Tropical fruit saladFresh fruit at its bestFresh fruit at its bestServes 4Cooks In10 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 157 8 Fat 2.6g 4 Saturates 1.4g 7 Sugars 20.7g 23 Salt 0.13g 2 Protein 4g 8 Carbs 30.9g 12 Fibre 3.6g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients½ a pineapple1 ripe mango1 papaya2 kiwi fruit½ a lime½ a bunch of fresh mint , (15g)2 tablespoons golden caster sugar200 g yoghurtMethodTrim the outside skin off the pineapple and cut out the hard core that runs down its centre.
Versatile veggie chilliWith sweet potatoes, peppers & beansWith sweet potatoes, peppers & beansServes 4Cooks In1 hourDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 369 18 Fat 10.1g 14 Saturates 1.6g 8 Sugars 14.4g 16 Salt 0.9g 15 Protein 21.5g 43 Carbs 58.3g 22 Fibre 12.9g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients500 g sweet potatoes1 level teaspoon cayenne pepper , plus extra for sprinkling1 heaped teaspoon ground cumin , plus extra for sprinkling1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon , plus extra for sprinklingolive oil1 onion2 mixed-colour peppers2 cloves of garlic1 bunch of fresh coriander (30g)2 fresh mixed-colour chillies2 x 400 g tins of beans, such as kidney, chickpea, pinto, cannellini2 x 400 g tins of quality plum tomatoeslime or lemon juice, or vinegar , to tasteMethodPreheat the oven to 200˚C/400˚F/gas 6.
The best pasta saladWith ripe tomatoes, olives and basilGermanyNetherlandsUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?
The perfect potato gratinWith festive bacon and chestnutsWith festive bacon and chestnutsServes 8Cooks In1 hour 20 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 509 25 Fat 26.6g 38 Saturates 14.9g 75 Sugars 4.4g 5 Salt 0.9g 15 Protein 11.2g 22 Carbs 59.7g 23 Fibre 4.5g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients1 small knob butter200 ml semi-skimmed milk300 ml double cream2 bay leaves2 cloves garlic , peeled and finely slicedsea saltfreshly ground black pepper2.
The best baked pumpkinStuffed with nutty, fruity riceNetherlandsUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?CloseStuffed with nutty, fruity riceServes 4Cooks In1 hour 30 minutesDifficultyNot too trickyNutrition per servingCalories 587 29 Fat 48.
Summer tomato and horseradish saladBeautiful with roast beef or goat& 39;s cheeseGermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?
Tea party fairy cakesTopped with fruity icingTopped with fruity icingServes 18Cooks In35 minutes plus cooling timeDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 237 12 Fat 11.9g 17 Saturates 6.6g 33 Sugars 22.3g 25 Salt 0.16g 3 Protein 2.8g 6 Carbs 31.6g 12 Fibre 0.5g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredientsFor the sponge225 g unsalted butter , at room temperature, plus extra for greasing225 g caster sugar4 large free-range eggs225 g self-raising flour , plus extra for dusting1 lemonFor the fresh fruit icing100 g fresh berries (raspberries, strawberries or blackberries)150 g icing sugarRecipe FromCook with JamieMethodTo make your sponge:Preheat the oven to 190˚C/375˚F/gas 5.
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Street salad (Insalata di strada)Crunchy leaves with homemade Sicilian blood orange dressingGermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?
Surprise puddingWith boozy vanilla crème fraîcheGermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?CloseWith boozy vanilla crème fraîcheServes 10Cooks In50 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 395 20 Fat 22.
Summertime tagliariniIn a delicious pine nut, lemon and parsley sauceGermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?
Stir-fried vegetablesDelicious fresh veggies with sesame & soyDelicious fresh veggies with sesame & soyServes 2Cooks In15 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 100 5 Fat 2.4g 3 Saturates 0.3g 2 Sugars 5.1g 6 Salt 1.87g 31 Protein 4.1g 8 Carbs 16.4g 6 Fibre 1.6g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients1 clove of garlic1 fresh red chilli3 spring onions1 small red onion1 handful of mangetouta few shiitake mushroomsa few water chestnuts1 handful of shredded green cabbageolive oil2 teaspoons soy saucesesame oilsesame seeds , to sprinkle on topMethodCrush the garlic and finely slice the chilli and spring onion.
Steamed Thai-style sea bass and riceFull of fragrant, light and fresh flavoursGermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?
Stewed rhubarb and vanilla yoghurtWith a hint of gingerWith a hint of gingerServes 4Cooks In15 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 165 8 Fat 1.9g 3 Saturates 1.1g 6 Sugars 35.2g 39 Salt 0.09g 2 Protein 3.7g 7 Carbs 35.7g 14 Fibre 2.6g -Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients750 g rhubarb , trimmed and chopped1 large orange , juice and zest of100 g caster sugar1 tablespoon caster sugar2 pieces stem ginger , finely chopped1 vanilla pod , halved lengthways250 ml natural yoghurtMethodThis easy stewed rhubarb recipe is really versatile and tastes great on porridge and ice cream too.