My No-Stress Christmas Lunch Recipes!

Christmas roast pork shoulder

Family and friends are gathered around the table, chatting happily, their smiley eyes twinkling and mouths watering in anticipation of the feast before them. Picture a magnificent bone-in roast shoulder of pork sitting up proudly on its platter, snug in its cloak of crispy, fragrant crackling. Surrounding it are dishes of golden, crunchy roast potatoes; baked apples with…

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Cinnamon & Ginger Stuffed Apples for Pork, Poultry or Game

This lovely blend of flavours (sweet, spicy and slightly sour) pairs beautifully with roast pork, poultry or game and looks amazing on any celebratory table.  When I make traditional applesauce (whether silky smooth or chunky) I favour it slightly tart, to off-set the sweeter roast meats. I tend to use Cox’s apples as they’re local to me, but…

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Mustard & Maple Glazed Roast Parsnips

This is simple glaze transforms the humble parsnip – or for that matter, any root veg – into a thing of complete deliciousness, more than worthy of a place at any celebratory table.  But actually, I don’t wait for an occasion; I’ll take these as my main carb with… well, just about any meal! You can use either Dijon…

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Jamie’s 6 Hour Slow Roast Pork Shoulder (My Fennel Crackling!)

Christmas roast pork shoulder

Low-and-slow is the ONLY way to cook Christmas pork.  Shoulder, on-the-bone, will give you depth of flavour, succulence, meltingly tender, uber-delicious meat and the best crackling ever.  If that vibes with you, then THIS is the recipe for you!  And if you want a stress-free Christmas morning, then this absolutely the recipe for you –…

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Delia’s Crunchy Roast Potatoes with Saffron (or Turmeric!)

Don’t these golden roast potatoes make your mouth water?!  I love Delia’s saffron twist, but if you’re on a budget, it works with a little turmeric too! I find that Desiree or King Edwards make the best roasties.  But whether saffron, turmeric or classically roasted… for the best roast potato experience you’ll need to serve them right…

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Vichy (Glazed) Carrots

Vichy carrots are a French classic and this way of cooking carrots is simple, quick and absolutely delicious!   The carrots are cooked with sugar, water, lemon juice and butter until they are just tender and the melted sugar forms a buttery glaze.  Just take a little care to avoid overcooking them or burning the sugar…

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Citrus Cured Gravlax with Horseradish Creme Fraiche

Home made gravlax is ridiculously easy to make, yet so impressive to serve as a celebratory starter or as part of a buffet.  During the Middle Ages, Scandinavian fishermen made gravlax by salting the freshly caught salmon and burying it in the sand above the high-tide line to lightly ferment it.  The word gravlax comes from the…

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Californian Grilled Fish: Real Food Fast!

Delia Smith scores again!  This is REAL food FAST!   With the help of a food processor (or blender) this zesty and uber-quick fish recipe is one that you’d be proud to serve for a home supper or impress your chums at a dinner party. Delia’s Coriander & Lime Tartare Sauce is so easy to make at home…

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Delia’s Vanilla Cream Terrine with Raspberries and Blackcurrant Coulis

NO apologies what-so-ever for sharing this treat!  Trust our own Delia Smith to work her winning seasonal magic with a very pretty, pretty simple and ‘berry-healthy’ dessert you’ll want to make again and again! And healthy it sure is: a delicious helping of super-nutrient red berries, dairy, gelatin and not-to-feared-in-moderation sugar. It’s food-that-heals magic on a plate and, despite it’s posh title,…

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6 Cold Foods For HOT Weather and PICNICS (With Recipes)

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You’re hot, you’re bothered, but hungry!  You want something light, delicious but satisfying.  And the thought of the ‘same old’ salad just doesn’t cut it. Trust your taste-buds… because the same old salads alone won’t cut the nutritional stakes, or hit that flavour spot!  It’s natural for our appetite to diminish in hot weather and for us to crave lighter foods. But it’s…

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