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of cooking from scratch with locally sourced
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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas Dinner for the Single Man

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December 25, 2016

I’ll be dining alone this year, but don’t see why I shouldn’t do it in style. One of the things about getting a roast right is making sure everything is ready at the same time. This year, I am doing everything – everything – in the oven, which should make life simpler. The turkey...
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HelloFresh – Sausages with Lentils

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December 16, 2016

My third recipe with HelloFresh, and – once more – one I thought I didn’t need a recipe for, and was pleasantly surprised. I know how to cook a sausage – even one wrapped in bacon. The surprise was the lentil stew that went with it. It’s not something I have done, and it...
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HelloFresh – Haddock with Aubergine and Butter Bean Stew

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December 14, 2016

My second HelloFresh meal, and it turned out really well. The bag for this recipe came with a nice big aubergine, an onion, some parsley, a can of butter beans, a carton of passata and some paprika. In the fridge I had the haddock that had come in their chill bag. I’m not overly...
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HelloFresh – first recipe

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December 13, 2016

My choice for the first recipe was something that looked easy. A Jamie Oliver recipe for “Chicken Traybake”. Simple enough to prepare – chopping tomatoes/onions/peppers into large chunks, and arranging in a baking tray with chicken thighs, salt, pepper, thyme, balsamic, and olive oil. Then put into an oven for an hour. I’d just...
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HelloFresh – Recipe Box

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December 12, 2016

So, another week, another recipe box scheme. This week it is the turn of HelloFresh. I hesitated over trying them as, unlike Gousto and Mindful Chef, they only offer 5 different recipes a week, which means if you are on their 5 meal plan, there is no choice; and even on the 3 meal...
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