Recipes to lift the spirits

As well as providing the energy and essential nutrients that help to keep us all fighting fit, we believe that food should always bring pleasure. It’s about balance. Try cooking these tempting, delicious, nutritious and (occasionally) indulgent recipes to boost your mood at mealtimes

From winter warmers to brighten up cold, dark January days, to vibrant summer cocktails, and everything in between, there's sure to be something to tickle your fancy!

Explore our springtime recipes

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Herby Spring Chicken Pie

Spring is in the air! And this recipe for zesty Herby Spring Chicken Pie is perfect right now. Quick, easy, light and delicious

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Honey Bee Biscuits

Soft, sweet and simple to make this recipe for delicate honey shortbread biscuits is perfect for spring.

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Mature cheddar and spinach quiche recipe

Buttery pastry filled with a tangy yet creamy cheese and spinach filling, this homemade quiche recipe is bound to be a crowd pleaser.

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Easter Simnel Cake Recipe

Our chef's recipe for traditional Easter Simnel cake

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Easter wine pairings

A selection of wines from Morrisons to have at Easter.

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Lemonade scone recipe

Derina from Caen Stone Court retirement development, Arundel, West Sussex, gave us this wonderful simple summer scone recipe.

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Grilled mackerel with beetroot and horseradish recipe

This mackerel recipe makes for a quick, tasty and healthy light lunch.

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Triple choc brownies recipe

These triple choc brownies are the ultimate gooey chocolate brownies in our opinion.

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Gluten free blueberry loaf recipe

Almost a health food, this blueberry loaf cake recipe from McCarthy Stone is gluten free, dairy free and low in sugar.

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Lemon and thyme pear tart with apricot glaze recipe

Delicate, fragrant, flavourful and very pretty to look at, this pear tart recipe is perfect for parties and picnics.

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Chipotle chicken grilled cheese sandwich recipe

Gooey, tangy, spicy and tongue-tinglingly delicious this decadent chicken and cheese toastie is just the ticket for an indulgent lunch for two.

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One-pan Roast Lamb and Hasselback Potatoes recipe

This easy dish of roast lamb and crispy hasselback potatoes with garlic and herbs is perfect for a hassle free Easter Sunday feast

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Did you know we do food?All of our Retirement Living PLUS developments offer an on-site bistro or restaurant, serving high quality, delicious and nutritious meals to our homeowners and their guests. Ideal if you don’t feel like cooking every day. Find your perfect retirement home for sale or rent.