Bubble and squeak

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The thing about bubble and squeak is that even the worst cook can’t get it wrong.  That’s because, there’s no way to get it ‘right’.  It’s just luck!  Use whatever leftovers you have from a roast dinner.  Stick an egg on top and serve with some gravy if you have it left over.  Delicious!

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Pasta with prawns and feta

IMG_1347 prawns and feta

Once upon a time I took this from a Jamie Oliver recipe leaflet that came in an Irish Sunday newspaper supplement.  I’m sure it’s not 100% correct now but this is the version we’ve ended up with over the years.

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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.

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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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