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 making these tempting, delicious, nutritious and sometimes indulgent recipes to boost your mood at mealtimes

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16 days ago

Meadow Mojito cocktail recipe

Celebrate with this refreshing spring/summer cocktail of gin, lime and mint.

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29 days ago

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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38 days ago

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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49 days ago

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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75 days ago

The McCarthy Stone Bread Book

Download these free recipes for bread week and for something new to try!

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69 days ago

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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55 days ago

Potato kale and chorizo soup recipe

This seasonal potato, kale and chorizo soup recipe is perfect for early spring when there’s still a chill in air.

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49 days ago

Easter Simnel Cake Recipe

Our chef's recipe for traditional Easter Simnel cake

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63 days ago

Mothers Day Lemon Tart Recipe

This Mother’s Day lemon tart recipe is fresh, sharp, but sweet, with restaurant good looks.

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63 days ago

Honey Bee Biscuits

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

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73 days ago

Evelyn's Scottish Shortbread

Homeowner Evelyn Currie from Cartwright Court, Malvern shared this melt-in-the-mouth recipe for traditional shortbread, made with plenty of butter.

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86 days ago

Valentine's Day Red Velvet Cupcakes

Give in to temptation with this decadent recipe for Valentine’s Day Red Velvet cupcakes.

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86 days ago

Bao buns with char sui pork

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93 days ago

Italian Wedding Soup

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108 days ago

Vegan Gingerbread

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136 days ago

Vegan Hoisin Pancakes with tofu fried rice

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136 days ago

Vegan Paella

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136 days ago

Five super healthy winter foods

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136 days ago

Ham Hock and Barley Soup

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150 days ago

Delicious shortbreads

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171 days ago

Winter Roots Casserole with Cheddar & Thyme Dumplings

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178 days ago

Chana Masala Curry

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184 days ago

Parkin Cake

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192 days ago

Blackberry Macaroons

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195 days ago

Wiggly Worm Cupcakes

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100 days ago

Pumpkin Curry with Chickpeas

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202 days ago

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

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205 days ago

Apple and Cinnamon Cake

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209 days ago

7 foods to put you in a good mood

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307 days ago

Buying Groceries Online

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318 days ago

Easy Stove-top Eggs

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342 days ago

Store Cupboard Stars

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402 days ago

7 ingredients to make staying at home a little more palatable

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