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Review – Shikumen, Shepherd’s Bush [London]

As I sit on a tube train playing Mahjong, I can still taste and smell the experience I’ve just had. Shikumen isn’t necessarily what you’d expect from a Chinese restaurant, but that’s because it’s more traditional and less about satisfying us
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Review – Sistema Rice Cooker

A remarkable piece of kitchen equipment that took me by complete surprise. This microwave device cooks rice perfectly with no hassle or attention needed.  You might be aware of the tupperware collection Klip It, that have distinctive blue clips that seal the food fresh. They
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Recipe – Speedy Biryani by Ben’s Beginners for the Big Cookathon

The BIG Cookathon is an initiative by The Children’s Food Trust to get children and families regularly cooking and eating healthy meals together at home. This year the Cookathon dish is Speedy Biryani, brought to you by Ben’s Beginners, part of Uncle
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Recipe – Classic Sweet and Sour Chicken by Kikkoman

Sweet and sour is most commonly associated with gloopy red stuff from a takeaway, but this recipe from Kikkoman gives it a fresh, new, at-home outlook. It’s so quick and easy to make, vary the vegetables and meat depending on what’s in the fridge, and the sweet and sour
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Recipe – Butternut Squash & Sage Arancini Balls by Marcus Bean for Boursin

Arancini are a fantastic Italian tapas-style dish, made from pasta and good stuff and lightly fried til they’re crispy. Not the simplest thing to make at home but stunning if you want to impress someone or to help save those pennies from eating out in January. A great
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Turkey Pilaf with Pistachios & Pomegranate by Sarah Randell, Sainsbury’s Magazine

We all know the drill, cook a hundred tons of food on Christmas Day and have at least half less by the next day. Traditionally this has been solved by the production of turkey sandwiches, soups or the much loved but repetitive turkey curry … but it all gets a bit on the
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Quark Protein Pancake - With Yoghurt & Berries

Recipe – Gluten Free Quark Protein Pancakes

As a substandard cook but passionate weightlifter, I spend a lot of my time trying to come up with more inventive, healthy and delicious ways to ‘carb up’ up on the days in which I need to. It is in this hungry and physically depleted state in which a lot of my low
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Recipe: Homemade Chinese Rice by Eggs for Soldiers

This easy egg dish is perfect for beating those takeaway cravings. Cooked at home from store-cupboard ingredients, it’s cheap and easy but nice and tasty!   
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