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Creme Fraiche & Herb Sauce

Creme Fraiche & Herb Sauce Made in seconds, this lovely sauce will add great flavour to pasta, fish & chicken dishes. Serves 2 2 tbsp low fat crème fraiche 1 tbsp fresh parsley leaves finely chopped Pinch of salt & pepper Method: Gently melt crème fraiche,...

Courgette, Pea & Pesto Soup

Courgette, Pea & Pesto Soup Serves 4 / prep 10mins / cook 15 mins / can be frozen (super healthy & gives you 3 of your 5 a day!) Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves 500g courgettes, quartered lengthways and chopped 200g frozen peas 400g can of...

BULGAR WHEAT (Cracked Wheat)

 ALTERNATIVES TO WHITE PASTA & POTATO You really need to try this…you can make it and keep it in a container in the fridge for up to 4 days, using it for packed lunches or as an alternative to pasta or rice on main meals. You will find it in the...

Jamie’s rainbow salad & amazing dressing!

Jamie’s rainbow salad & amazing dressing! Serves 4 The dressing: ½ a fresh red chilli 1 clove of garlic A small bunch of fresh tarragon or basil or coriander 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar 3 tbsp. low fat natural yogurt The salad: 1 large courgette (washed &...

Rosemary’s Garlic & Caper Dip

Rosemary’s Garlic and Caper Dip Per serving: 11 cal / 0.1g fat serves 8   2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon capers, finely chopped 1 spring onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 5oz (150g) low-fat fromage frais or yogurt Salt and freshly ground...

Leek & Parmesan Risotto

Leek & Parmesan Risotto Serves 2 / ready in 30 mins Ingredients: 25g butter 1 tbsp olive oil 4 spring onions , trimmed and finely chopped 2 leeks , trimmed and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves 150g arborio rice 1 glass white wine 750ml vegetable or chicken stock 25g...