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Chunky vegetable and bean soup with parmesan

Chunky vegetable and bean soup with parmesan by Claire Marshall

Chunky vegetable and bean soup with parmesanJanuary 7, 2012 by ClaireThere are some who will say soup does not make a dinner, certainly not an evening meal, but I have to dispute this. Anyone who has read this blog before will know that the two people behind Food4two, me and my partner (who doesn’t cook, just eats) are big eaters and…

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Spanish chorizo and bean stew

Spanish chorizo and bean stew by Claire Marshall

Spanish chorizo and bean stewJanuary 11, 2012 by ClaireIn a way want to say this is a seasonal meal, but I don’t really mean seasonal in the sense of the vegetables in it, as there are actually tomatoes in it and then just an onion. What I mean is that it fits in well at this time of year, very much like a pie or a stew. It is warming…

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Little lemon self-saucing puddings with crème frâiche

Little lemon self-saucing puddings with crème frâiche by Claire Marshall

Little lemon self-saucing puddings with crème frâicheJanuary 14, 2012 by ClaireSometimes called impossible pies, these little puddings are made using one cake mix that is poured into a ramekin and baked until the finished article is springy and spongy on top and there is a gooey, rich sauce underneath.Little lemon self-saucing…

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Pizzaria

Pizzaria by Claire Marshall

PizzariaJanuary 28, 2012 by ClaireHomemade pizzaMaking pizza is one of those things we often can’t really be bothered to do because you can buy them from the supermarket or from the take-away easily enough. But it is really worth it I promise you. I’m not going to pretend it is quick or easy – there are several processes but none are…

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Pimped up Cottage Pie

Pimped up Cottage Pie by Claire Marshall

Pimped up Cottage PieFebruary 8, 2012 by ClaireOk, so pimped up is really just trying to make this sound a little bit special. In fact there are just a few subtle additions to the traditional recipe, notably herbs in the mash and cheese on the top, plus plenty of wine in the meat and fresh thyme for depth of flavour.I must admit I am…

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Something out of nothing

Something out of nothing by Claire Marshall

Something out of nothingFebruary 17, 2012 by ClaireA meal made with fresh, expensive, top quality ingredients will likely taste divine, but surely there is nothing as satisfying as making a tasty dish out of the odds and ends in your fridge that were destined for the bin if they had of been left a day longer?It’s not just the fact…

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Ginger and sesame rice with poached chicken

Ginger and sesame rice with poached chicken by Claire Marshall

Ginger and sesame rice with poached chickenFebruary 29, 2012 by ClaireGinger and sesame rice with poached chickenThe thing I find most interesting about this recipe is that it is at once punchy and fresh but also warming and hearty – an unusual mix. I rarely think of Chinese dishes as comforting or hearty – attributes you might…

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Homemade onion bhajis

Homemade onion bhajis by Claire Marshall

Homemade onion bhajisMarch 7, 2012 by ClaireI’ve been utterly taken with making my own onion bhajis, they are just brilliant. Yes, you do need to shallow fry them in oil, thereby having to heat a large quantity of oil on your hob (mildly scary and dangerous) and chop tear inducing onions. But they are worth it I promise you. Much…

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Spinach and feta filo parcels

Spinach and feta filo parcels by Claire Marshall

Spinach and feta filo parcelsApril 9, 2012 by ClaireI don’t usually go in for things that are a faff to make, and there is no denying these (or anything using filo pastry) are a faff to make. But occasionally, on a quiet weekend it is nice to have an activity that consumes your mind and takes your mind off whatever it was on.Spinach…

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Easy entertaining – antipasti and perfect Italian meatballs

Easy entertaining – antipasti and perfect Italian meatballs by Claire Marshall

Easy entertaining – antipasti and perfect Italian meatballsDecember 28, 2011 by ClaireEvery year there are things that make each Christmas memorable. That dodgy Christmas present you received from a family member (I’m not naming names), the argument over the dinner table, snow on Christmas day. This year, for me, it will be the food…

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