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Spoil Mum with an easy Del Monte® pear and blackberry crumble

Say Happy Mother's Day with a tasty home cooked treat. This DEL MONTE® crumble is so quick and easy to make, mum will have no idea you whipped it up so quickly! 15 minutes preparation time - 35 minutes cooking Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tin DEL MONTE® Pear Halves, drained 150g blackberries 250g plain flour 125g unsalted butter 100g soft light brown Sugar 50g porridge oats How to make 1 - Preheat the oven to 180 ...

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Why apple cider vinegar is so applicious!

Not only do apples provide vitamin C to help our immune systems but are a rich source of phytochemicals with powerful antioxidant activity. Studies have linked the consumption of apples with a reduced risk of asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. As well as this, fermenting apples to produce apple cider vinegar may bring even more benefits. Vinegars are a source of polyphenols, which pr ...

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Treat your loved one to some tasty home made ice cream

Close your eyes while eating this and it’s like eating a creamy pint of Old Speckled Hen. Ideal served with dark berry fruits, a short-crust pie or even just on its own in a wafer cone. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Chilling and Freezing Time: 6 hours Serves: 6 (approx.) Ingredients: 300ml Old Speckled Hen 300ml double cream 125g unrefined caster sugar 6 egg yolks Method: Pour the Old Speckled Hen and cream ...

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Old Speckled Hen parsnip and chestnut soup

The perfect heart warming dish, serve small portions as a starter on Valentines day or in mugs after a brisk Sunday afternoon walk with the family. Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 100g unsalted butter 600g parsnips, peeled and chopped 1 small leek, trimmed and chopped 150ml Old Speckled Hen 200g cooked chestnuts (sold vacuum-packed) 5 litre vegetable stock 1 few ...

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Foods of love

Do you love food? Have you stopped to think how food may play a role in your love life? There are many foods that are rich in natural aphrodisiacs, and are a great way to subtly woo your Valentine. Check out why the following foods are deemed love foods: Dark chocolate has a compound in it called phenethylamine, also called PEA or the ‘love chemical’. PEA is involved in dopamine release and stimulates the p ...

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3 ancient South American seeds to try

Once only available in specialist health shops, ancient seeds with amazing health benefits are popping up everywhere. But which seeds really cut the mustard? We’ve rounded up three of South America’s most nutritious supergrains. Gluten-free, high in protein and rich in vitamins, these seeds are all worth seeking out. Quinoa Pronounced 'keen-wah', this nutritious Peruvian supergrain is a complete vegetable p ...

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Healthy big bean broth recipe

Irresistible, rustic soup of cannellini beans, butter beans, red kidney beans and sweetcorn kernels, spiked with Tabasco and served with crusty hunks of bread. Legumes such as kidney beans and cannellini beans are full of antioxidants and can have a detoxifying effect on the body. It also makes a great dish for those following the ‘Meat Free Monday’ trend, or just those who want to add some spice to their d ...

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Understanding gluten free

  More people are becoming aware of their dietary needs and are learning to be conscious of what they consume. Gluten and wheat free choices haven't always been as widely available as perhaps they could be. But now, with careful preparation from your trusted baker, Warbutons, your meal time favourites can now be catered for hassle free! You don't have to miss out on variety whilst taking care of your body's ...

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Three simple and tasty festive recipes

With your hectic schedule putting you in a spin this month, Del Monte® have the perfect store cupboard saviour to take away some of those last minute kitchen conundrums. Their delicious and versatile Peach Slices have been tried, tested and twisted into some of our best loved recipes. Here are our top three picks to impress your guests with this festive party season…   Del Monte® Peach And Stilton Star ...

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Britain’s 5 greenest supermarkets

More than ever before, consumers are saying no to companies that are harmful to society or to the environment. But when it comes to being eco-friendly, which British supermarket is the best? Our nation’s supermarkets don’t always have the most fantastic reputation when it comes to looking out for the environment, but here’s a fact that might surprise you: Marks & Spencer is building the UK’s largest sol ...

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A healthy festive feast

The Christmas season is upon us and, for many of us, Christmas dinner is a large and lavish affair. It is often one time of the year that healthy eating habits and diets are put on hold. Although the annual festive feast has a bit of a reputation for being a lard-fest, some of the foods on the menu are surprisingly healthy. A few alterations may increase the nutritional value of this special meal and also r ...

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Creative halloween recipes for the family

Halloween is less than a week away, whether your'e planning on ditching trick or treating and instead keeping your little ones off the dark streets this year. Or if you want some inspiration for meal times during the build up to the day, you will need some fun and creative culinary ideas to keep your children entertained. Below are a combination of savory and sweet recipes that will keep your family healthy ...

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How to make old speckled hen fudge.

The perfect present for those who want to give something extra special to those who have everything, or those who want to treat themselves, this mouth-watering Old Speckled Hen Fudge is sure to tantalise those taste buds. Indulgent, creamy and melt-in-the-mouth, it’s sure to become a firm favourite through the festive season and beyond. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooling Time: 6 hours Ingredients: 420g de ...

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How to make a rich and dark old speckled hen chocolate cake

With the cold weather well on its way and the season of the ‘big night in’ fast approaching, what better way to beat the chill than with a selection of indulgent recipes from the great British ale brand, Old Speckled Hen. We’re kicking off this delectable series with the Old Speckled Hen Rich & Dark Chocolate Cake, perfect for celebrating National Chocolate Week. A real treat, this grown up chocolate ca ...

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Eating with the seasons

As such a wide variety of fresh foods are available all year round in our supermarkets, eating fruit and vegetables that are in season is a concept that many people, particularly children, are no longer familiar with. Some out of season fruits and vegetables have to be flown thousands of miles to reach our supermarkets and have often been picked whilst still immature, to ensure there is no spoiling before t ...

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Avoid unhealthy choices at mealtime and fuel your kids with healthy food

The summer holidays are not always a nice relaxing break for the parents. It can be hard to keep up with kids, keep them from becoming bored during the school break. But this can mean there isn’t much time for you. After a long day of activities the last thing you’d want to do is cook dinner. The easiest and most convenient choices: takeaway or microwave meals are not always the healthiest choices. They can ...

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Keep the cooking homemade and hassle-free this Summer!

Summer holidays are here and the weather has thankfully reflected the holiday mood! The sun is out - the days and nights are perfect for being outdoors so let’s take full advantage. Hosting a BBQ or garden party is a great way to enjoy the sunshine and catch up with friends and family. If you’re thinking of hosting a get-together this summer why not make it one to remember with food made by yourself instead ...

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7 herbs and spices that keep you healthy

Herbs and spices have more disease-fighting antioxidants than most fruit and vegetables. Stock up to improve flavours and your health!   Ginger Contains anti-inflammatory compounds and has both antiviral and painkilling properties, meaning it works in a similar way to how an aspirin would work in your body. GOOD FOR: Travel sickness, fighting colds and viruses, and (even better) curing hangovers! It ma ...

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Enjoy healthy, delicious food this summer with half the effort!

England may have had an untimely exit from the World Cup but that doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy getting together and watching some quality football. Weather you’re a football fanatic or are just watching to be sociable, this has turned out to be an exciting tournament with already over 100 goals being scored. Don’t miss any of the action – the incredible goals, the nail biting penalties or the unbelieva ...

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A BBQ in the comfort of your own kitchen? That’s just what you’ll need this May Bank Holiday!

Are you ready for the upcoming May Bank Holiday? Fingers crossed for some sunny weather. Maybe you can relax with a picnic in the park or host a BBQ with friends in the garden?  If we are to believe the weather reports though, it looks like the sunny, hot weather was only around for last weekend.  But that is surely no surprise - we really haven’t had the best track record when it comes to sunny long weeken ...

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