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. more

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. more

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. more

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 more

75 days ago

The McCarthy Stone Bread Book

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

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 more

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. more

49 days ago

Easter Simnel Cake Recipe

Our chef's recipe for traditional Easter Simnel cake more

63 days ago

Mothers Day Lemon Tart Recipe

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

63 days ago

Honey Bee Biscuits

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

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. more

86 days ago

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

86 days ago

Bao buns with char sui pork more

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108 days ago

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136 days ago

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150 days ago

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171 days ago

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178 days ago

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184 days ago

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192 days ago

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195 days ago

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100 days ago

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202 days ago

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205 days ago

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