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Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Fresh mushrooms, cream, sherry and a touch of English mustard make an elegant cream of mushroom soup in 30 minutes.  Serve with crusty bread and a salad. Read more

Cream of mushroom chicken (crock pot)

 

Cream of mushroom chicken (crock pot) (slow cooker)

Melt-in- your-mouth cream of mushroom chicken. Free range chicken breast fillets simmered in cream of mushroom soup, onions, wine, extra mushrooms and a touch of pouring cream are all it takes to make an amazing crock pot  meal that you set and forget 4 – 7 hours ahead of time. Read more

The Smoothie Collection – favourite smoothies from around the web

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5 steps to make a perfect smoothie

Blend up a smoothie – an easy and delicious way to boost your daily fruit and vegetable intake in 5 minutes.

Simply:

  • Pour a liquid base like milk, plain or fruit yoghurt, fruit juice, coconut milk, coconut water or almond milk into a blender.
  • Top with your favourite fruit and/or vegetables.
  • Add a little honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla essence or sweetener of your choice (if needed)
  • Drop in a few ice cubes or some crushed ice and
  • Blend until smooth.

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Baked Brie

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Baked brie is easy to make – really easy –  and looks special on a cheese platter, or  with a selection of appetisers.  To me, the basic recipe below is perfect as it is, but if you’d like something a little different, the options to adapt brie en croute to suit your own taste are endless.

Paula Deane adds walnuts and cinnamon.  Another idea is to top the brie with apricot preserve and pecans, or add roasted almonds to brie baked with honey and fresh rosemary sprigs .

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Healthy Cabbage and Bean Soup

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An easy and substantial slow-cooked cabbage and bean soup, topped with Parmesan cheese to serve. Read more

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