Greek salad

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Happy days – it’s sunny again!  Ever since a fantastic trip to Mykonos, we eat a lot of Greek salads.  It’s a brilliant lunch for all the family.  You can use a combination of any of the ingredients listed below.  Cucumber, tomato, feta and onion with an oil and vinegar dressing are a must  The rest are optional.

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Lentil and Chorizo Soup

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A deceptively easy and delicious soup. This freezes well so pop some in the freezer and take it out for a treat when you don’t feel like cooking!

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Pasta shells with and broccoli, pine nuts and chilli

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Here’s another great pasta and broccoli dish.  A simple traditional Italian recipe that is light on your pocket but big on taste.

For 2 adults:

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Pasta shells with ricotta and spinach


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This is a useful veggie dish if you’re having a crowd around and need to prepare in advance.  You can keep this in the fridge once it’s prepared and do the final cooking step in the oven at your leisure.

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Chicken and Panzanella

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There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a roast dinner on a Sunday.  Not all of them need to have the full roast trimmings.  Panzanella is a mediterranean salad and is a great side dish for a roast chicken.  There isn’t even any lettuce involved… What kind of salad is that? Try it this weekend.

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Chicken and Broccoli gratin

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Here’s a nice easy one for a weeknight.  Use leftover chicken from your weekend roast dinner.

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Onion Bhajis

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These are a massive treat as we don’t usually indulge in fried beer snacks!  That said, they are absolutely delicious. This recipe is from the BBC food website, where we find a lot of easy recipes.

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