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How to make a traditional medieval period meal: Spicy beef roll with olives

Get creative and medieval in the kitchen with this beef recipe. Ideal healthy and nutritious lunch or a delectable party centrepiece - read tips for lunch options.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 14th July 2014. Please click on the link below to read: 

Spicy roasted aubergine dip

This is the simplest aubergine recipe I have ever made. The creaminess of roasted aubergines goes well with charred chilli and tamarind. It is simply irresistible as a dip or as an accompaniment with cooked fluffy rice.

Ingredients

1 Large aubergine
1 Red dried chilli
Tamarind, (raspberry sized ball)
Salt, to taste
Olive oil to brush

Method

Watermelon and cantaloupe ball salad with coconut milk dressing

Every year, from the first day of spring onwards, we all foresee a picnic and wait for the perfect sunny day. This is what I made recently when we went for the first picnic of the year. It’s the cool, refreshing, sweet effect of this salad is the main tempting thing and your family will be asking you to make it for every picnic.

One pot comfort meal: Slow cooked Chicken Cacciatore with Penne recipe

A healthy & comforting warm dinner that is ideal for sharing and incredibly easy to make; and it comes with slow energy releasing carbohydrates.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 19th June 2014. Please click on the link below to read:

Minty Melon Drink

Very refreshing, cool drink. Ideal for picnics and BBQs.

Ingredients

Mint leaves – few sprigs
Honey dew melon – 2 Cups
Juice of half a lemon

Method

Blend everything together. Decorate with Mint Leaves and serve chilled.

Summer barbecue side dish: Beetroot and black eyed bean salad recipe

Hit your palate with contrasting flavours - sweet, sour, juicy, spicy, nutty. All flavours in one bowl of beetroot and black eyed bean salad. This ruby red salad is quick and easy to make for your family and is packed with nutritional goodness.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 30th May 2014. Please click on the link below to read:

Thai chicken rice for an easy and healthy dinner

A healthy & fragrant, fuss-free meal that aids digestion and helps to maintain healthy sugar level.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 12th May 2014. Please click on the link below to read:

Mussels in chorizo and paprika sauce

An impressive, healthy dinner to make for family and friends, that is ready in minutes and helps to boost your brain function and immunity.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 29th April 2014. Please click on the link below to get the recipe:

Easter dessert: Healthy kids alternative to a sugary chocolate cream egg

A healthy, fun Easter egg to make with your child. Crack the shell and enjoy this hard boiled egg with your family.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 17th April 2014. Please click on the link below to get the recipe:

https://uk.style.yahoo.com/easter-dessert-healthy-kids-alternative-sugar...

Wholegrain garlic bites with sundried tomatoes

Gluten free multi wholegrain bites with soft and moist inside and slightly crunchy outside. These savoury bites with real hint of garlic are ideal as a snack, but it would go perfectly with mushroom or spinach soup.

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