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The Big (Virtual) Lunch and some good news

The big lunch

The Big (Virtual) Lunch

 

At such a difficult time, where people are struggling in so many ways, it’s heartwarming to hear of so many positive stories in local communities.

There are countless acts of community kindness in our own little village every day, but these are most memorable for me: The tiny village bakery now delivers food parcels to the elderly and vulnerable.

We found a leaflet featuring local walks on our doorstep one evening, and one local even dresses-up as Walley (from Where’s Walley?) on his daily walk so that people can spot where he is!

Now more than ever, we need to make
time for each other and say thanks.

The Big Lunch is the UK’s thanksgiving weekend for neighbours and communities; a time where people come together (virtually, of course) to celebrate community connections and get to know one another a little better.

So, let’s get the nation talking with a bite to eat and have some fun with The Big Virtual Lunch this coming weekend.

 

For details on how to hold a virtual lunch for your community take a look at the Eden Project Communities webpage

https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/your-big-virtual-lunch-pack

 

And to eat?

I would opt for something simple and delicious. You don’t want to be slaving for hours in the kitchen. Give these two recipes a try, they are quick to prepare but sooo good.

 

Sea Bass and Chocolate Fruit

 

Pan-Fried Sea Bass & Scallops with Hollandaise Sauce

Fresh Fruit with Chocolate Dip

 

Both these recipes are from our super-popular cookbook, Just for One or Two.

 

Oh, and the good news? 40% off!

Yes, for a limited time only we now have 40% off everything on our website!!!

Stock up with goodies for yourself and maybe even treat someone in your community too?

 

Keep safe and well.

 

 

 

 

 

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Recipe of the Week: Spring Chicken in Broth

Spring Chicken in Broth with Minted Pea Purée

Spring Chicken in Broth with Minted Pea Puree

This delicious dish is ‘spring in a bowl’.

The show-stopping flavours will make you want to cook it again and again – it really is top-notch restaurant quality.

Enjoy this recipe for two.

RECIPE

 

Just for One or Two cookbookRecipe taken from Just for One or Two cookbook

Inspiration for easy, delicious meals – the ideal cookbook for singles, couples, students and parents. The Just For One Or Two cookbook shows you how to cook delicious meals for one or two people with little effort and minimal waste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recipe of the Week: Chow Mein

Vegetable Chow Mein

Chow Mein

 

This recipe only takes 15 minutes to create and requires minimal prep, so you can treat yourself to a tasty ‘take-away’ at home.

The classic combination of crunchy vegetables, tender noodles and egg works perfectly.

 

RECIPE

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Chow mein are Chinese stir-fried noodles with vegetables and sometimes meat or tofu; the name is a romanisation of the Taishanese chāu-mèn.

The dish is popular throughout the Chinese diaspora and appears on the menus of most Chinese restaurants abroad.

It is particularly popular in India, Nepal, the UK and the US.

Different regions cooked Chow Mein differently, the chefs in Hong Kong fried the noodles crispy, while the other regions opposite of Hong Kong steamed the noodles, all the while all Chinese chefs used a hot wok to cook the finished product.

 

20% off Just For One or Two cookbook

This recipe is taken from our Just for One or Two Cookbook, now on special offer.

 

 

 

 

Two Special Recipes to Serve One

If you’re living alone, it can be tempting to stick to the same old meals, day in day out.

As it’s Easter Monday, treat yourself to something a little special.

 

Roast Poussin

Lemon & Thyme Roast Poussin with Potatoes

 

Fresh Fruit with Chocolate Dip

Fresh Fruit with Chocolate Dip

 


 

Steak with Peppercorn SauceJust for One or Two – 20% off!

Inspiration for easy, delicious meals – the ideal cookbook for singles, couples, students and parents. The Just For One Or Two cookbook shows you how to cook delicious meals for one or two people with little effort and minimal waste.

For a limited time only, if you use the code ONETWOAPRIL you can get 20 per cent off the price of this brilliant book.

Just for One or Two £8.25 £6.60

 

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Easter Menu for Two

Easter Menu for Two

As there won’t be large family gatherings for Easter this year, I’m sharing a special menu that serves just two.

 

Happy Easter everyone, keep safe and well.

 

Griddled Lamb with Pesto

Griddled Lamb with Pesto, Celeriac Mash & Ratatouille

 

Apricot Bakewell Tarts

 


 

Steak with Peppercorn SauceSave 20%

 

Recipes taken from Just for One or Two cookbook, our wonderful book packed full of recipes that serve just one or two people.

Now with 20 per cent off, use code ONETWOAPRIL at checkout.

 

 

 

 

 

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What Can You Freeze? Plus 3 ‘Eat & Freeze” Recipes

How to freeze food

What Can You Freeze?

 

As we need to minimise the number of times that we go out to shop, cooking several meals at once (or batch cooking) is a really good idea.

You can also freeze many ingredients to extend their shelf life.

See our useful freezing guide here.

 


 

3 Fabulous ‘Eat & Freeze” Recipes

These three scrummy recipes can be frozen; each gives specific instructions on how to freeze and defrost.

 

Golden Topped Fish Pie

Golden-Topped Fish Pies

These little pots of deliciousness give a modern twist to a traditional fish pie with a creamy sweet potato topping.

 

Moroccan Mince

Moroccan Mince

If you’re looking for comfort food (and we all need some comfort at the moment), look no further. This minced beef dish is packed full of sweet spices, vegetables and pulses. It’s really versatile as you can serve it with couscous, rice or in a wrap.

 

Ginger & Prune Scones

Ginger & Prune Scones

These gorgeous scones can be served warm after just an hour defrosting.

 


SAVE 20%

Just For One Or TwoThere is a whole ‘Eat & Freeze’ chapter in our Just for One or Two cookbook, which now has 20 per cent off!

Use code ONETWOAPRIL and you’ll get the book for just £6.60!

 

 

 

 

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