UK Recipes

Delicious Easter Recipes For Sunday's Feast

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Easter is upon us, and if you can spare a moment (or two) between egg rolling and Morris dancing you might get inspired by this lovely selection of Ea...

Choc-Tastic Easter Dessert Recipes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All the bunny shaped Cadbury chocolate figures and Smarties Mini Eggs can get dull after a while, so why not make your own Easter dessert? Whether ...

Spicy Beer Can Chicken

Linda Duffin | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Apparently this is also known, for obvious reasons, as beer butt chicken but I think we'll stick with the slightly more euphemistic title. The idea is that a half-drunk can of beer, inserted into the chicken in a sadly undignified manner, will create steam inside the bird during cooking, keeping it moist and juicy.

Eight Clever Substitutes for Going Gluten-Free

Jules Clancy | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

Recently we experimented with going gluten-free for a month. The good news is that really it wasn't as difficult as you'd think. By approaching it from a 'let's focus on what we can eat' mindset, there are so many clever options that don't include gluten or rely on expensive commercial 'gluten-free' substitutes.

Vietnamese Recipes: Stir-Fried Udon, Caramelised Sardines And Avocado Ice Cream

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Vietnamese cuisine is versatile and caters to each tastebud - "aiming to strike the perfect balance between sweet, sour, salty, bitter, hot and umami ...

Seven Simple Ways to Get Your Seven a Day

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

With the latest news that 7 pieces of fruit or veg a day will protect against diseases, rather than the 5 we have come to know, here are 7 easy ways to get more in to your diet.

Easter White Chocolate and Cranberry Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Hot cross buns aren't necessarily hard to make, they're just a little time consuming. The yeasted dough likes to sit about, lazily getting fatter and fatter until it's knocked back down ready for it's second growth. Don't let the hands off time put you off, just choose a day when you're in the house anyway.

Fast Food #5: Fish and Chips

Linda Duffin | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Eating fish and chips in a fuggy car on a drizzly day, the smell of grease and malt vinegar mixed with slightly damp newspaper wrapping and damper dog. Ah joy. I think this is still my favourite takeaway.

Next Steps in the Scandinavian (Food) Fetish

Ryan Cheti | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

As the weather starts to warm and the freshness of spring brings more opportunity to be outside, I've found myself reaching for the spirit more. Enjoying the advantage of the lightness of a white spirit with the benefit of a bigger flavour of a darker spirit, it provides a great middle ground.

Recipe of the Week: Pork Chop With Portobello Mushrooms and Salsa Verde

Theo Randall | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Pork chops can be really dry and uninspiring but try cooking them this way so they stay really juicy. When you buy the pork, make sure it has a nice amount of fat on it because fat is flavour when it comes to cooking pork. The salsa verde cuts the richness of the pork and gives off a fresh herby flavour which goes really well with the mushrooms...

Banana Muffins With Pecans, White Chocolate and Streusel Topping

Lucy Parissi | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Parissi

These muffins can be put together in a matter of minutes - they are incredibly easy and oh-so-tasty. The ground almonds and coconut make them very fluffy and moist, while the streusel topping provides crunch. Eat warm from the oven, as a tea time treat or grab one for breakfast on-the-go.

Offal Recipes That Actually Look Good

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget all the fancy sounding, tongue-twisting gourmet meals, the real culinary wonders lie within the spectrum of nose to tail recipes. French che...

Easy Banana and Toffee Muffin Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I often listen to Radio 4 at my desk, with a hot cup of tea. Is it wrong to be mourning these daily treats already? I'm not naive. I know it'll be mighty busy but do you think there might be time for half an hour a day? Perhaps with one of these muffins? Who am I trying to kid...

Five Quick and Easy Desserts

Sian Breslin | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Last week was a great week. The upside was that I celebrated not only one, but three, special occasions: wedding anniversary, birthday and mother's day. The downside was that all my celebrations come together within a few days.

Could The 1940s-Inspired 'Ration Diet' Help You Lose Weight?

Barcroft | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A woman lost seven stone and saved thousands of pounds, after putting herself on a 1940s-inspired ration diet for an entire year. Single mother-of-...

Recipe of the Week: Tagliarini With Brown Shrimps and Zucchini

Theo Randall | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is such a simple pasta dish but very delicious. When you make it you will definitely want to make it again. The brown shrimps have a very unique flavour and combined with the zucchini butter and garlic taste even better.

Mothering Sunday Simnel Cake

Linda Duffin | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Simnel cakes have been around since the Middle Ages and records show that back as far as the 18th century servant girls would be allowed to raid their employers' larder supplies to make one to take home for Mothering Sunday. They're also known these days as Easter cakes.

Happy National Butchers Week - Why Not Celebrate With Some DIY?

Sam Wass | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Wass

We thought we'd invite you to set yourself a challenge; to create DIY bacon, to understand the passion, care and attention that goes into this age old process. Below we have outlined the method, which is much easier to follow than you might realise.

Simply Vegetarian Florentine Quiche Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Is quiche not the perfect, universal crowd pleaser? It seems whenever I make it for a gathering it's Hoovered up way before everything else. I think it satisfies the angel and devil in all of us. Egg rich protein guaranteed to fill us up until the next available meal slot, combined with decadent cheese and cream.

Lamb Meatballs With Fava and Minty Yoghurt

Lucy Parissi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Parissi

I've lived in London for most of my adult life - longer, in fact, than I lived in Athens where I grew up. I don't get nostalgic about Greece very often, but I do miss the food, especially when it's sunny. My mind wanders to the island of Skiathos and having mezedes at a favourite harbour taverna washed down with an ice-cold Amstel...

How To Make Perfect (Non-Gluey) Mashed Potatoes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Making good mashed potato may sound like a simple task, but go off-piste and you'll find yourself with something that either resembles glue or had mor...

Raspberry Syllabub Trifle

Linda Duffin | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Syllabub - a sort of boozy sweetened cream - is one of those old English desserts that's mostly fallen out of favour but deserves a renaissance. It makes a wonderfully light cloudy topping for this almost equally old-fashioned pud, the sherry trifle.

Chicken and Prawn Magic Rice Bowl Recipe

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

It's a great dish to serve at a party for a bit of a wow factor, but it's really easy to put together. For those Mauritians out there and for anyone who's holidayed on the island I'm sure this will bring back fond memories so Bon Appetit!

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I really do love this cake, it's almost damp, which isn't an adjective you'll find me use very often, but it is correct. It also has a crunchy meringue like crust that's addictive.

How To Ripen A Hard Avocado (It Only Takes A Minute)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

My name is Brogan and I'm an avocado addict. Admitting that I have a problem is the first step, or so I hear. The second is trying not to lose y...