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MARCH 2017

Homes special

★ New spring trends ★ Fresh room styles

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Mother’s Day surprise gifts Melt-in-the-mouth cakes Cook up an extra-special lunch Mum will love


Food | Living | Health | Homes | Style





This month we’re celebrating Mother’s Day – the perfect excuse to spoil all the mums out there who need a day off, especially from the cooking. It also gives the rest of the family a chance to step in and show off their culinary skills. Kids will enjoy treating mum to our easy high-tea recipes (p23) while more ambitious cooks can try our Mother’s Day menu (p16). There’s something for everyone, no matter what their skills! As for gifts, we have lots to choose from to make Mum feel pampered (p8). She is a VIP, after all. You might want to invest in one of our new style steals, too – for you, or your mum. The latest wardrobe updates from George are sure to put a confident spring in your step! Our pastel-pink faux-suede jacket (p65) is at the top of the fash-pack’s list, so grab one before it goes. Lighter evenings and warmer days are here at last, so cast off those winter layers once and for all. Mark the arrival of spring by checking out the latest interiors trends from George Home. It’s definitely time for a refresh…

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Contents MARCH 2017

It’s Mother’s Day this month so we’ve lined up recipes she’ll love, gorgeous gifts and a DIY spa



PROMISES To provide family friendly meals that: Save you time and money ……………… Reduce your food waste by making the most of the pack sizes you’ll find in store ……………… Are nutritionally balanced, using everyday ingredients.

We test each recipe at least three times in an ordinary kitchen, to make sure it works for you first time and every time.




8 Wonder woman Share more love with our Mother’s Day gifts 11 Giovanna Fletcher shows appreciation for her mum 31 Milk it Behind the scenes with a dairy farmer 59 Smart living Get the kids gardening, fresh ways to clean and halloumi dishes 92 Behind every great woman… Three women share the role models who inspired them 97 #Goodliving You share pics of your favourite George Home buys

12 #Lovefood News, tips and treats 15 Mums ’n’ roses Make a cupcake bouquet 16 Ladies who lunch Wow her with a three- course Persian feast 23 Tea-sy does it! Afternoon tea made simple 28 National treasures From solar-powered ice cream to potato vodka, we celebrate amazing UK-made food and drink 39 Score a pie! Enjoy the rugby with our pick of European pastry treats

23 45 4 ways with Guinness Bring on St Patrick’s Day! 51 Spring suppers Bright ideas for family meals 98 My foodie life Olympic star Jessica Ennis-Hill



MARCH 2017

Homes special

★ New spring trends ★ Fresh room styles

Share more love! *

Mother’s Day surprise gifts Melt-in-the-mouth cakes Cook up an extra-special lunch Mum will love


Food | Living | Health | Homes | Style



Style 65 67 78

Pink rocker The statement jacket with a feminine twist Mamma mia! Spring wardrobe updates – will you go geometric, floral or rock chick? Wish upon a spa Four at-home treatments to pamper your mum on a budget

Homes 81

Health 87 91

It’s good to be home We’re loving the interiors trends for spring/summer – like copper, classic grey and rustic – and we still can’t get enough of botanicals


5-a-day the easy way How to get your family eating a ‘rainbow’ Hair of the dog Why grooming is important for your pet’s wellbeing

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Triple-Tier Persian Pavlova, p19 Photograph: Dan Jones Styling: Matthew Ford Prop styling: Davina Perkins EDITORIAL Editor Ally Oliver Digital director Kate Matharu Acting digital director Mango Saul George fashion director Michael Temprano Deputy editor Hannah Barr Art director Alex Nicholas Art editors Natalie Williams, Jack Cunningham Senior designer Melina Spasic Chief sub editor Heledd Williams Senior sub editors Sue Sharrock, Gwennan Thomas Food content manager Gregor McMaster Fashion assistant J’Nae Phillips Editorial assistant Harriette Casey ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT Head of client service Kirsty Ware Account director Andrew Tkaczyk Senior account manager Hannah Gee

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Flower power

She’ll never lose her keys again. Possibly… Keyring, £1†

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Make your gift extra-special with this pretty packaging. Pink polka dot wrap, £1; floral bottle bag, £1.25; Love You Mum gift bag (large), £1.50; greetings card, £2†




Wonder Woman Celebrate the superheroine in your life this Mother’s Day with our selection of gorgeous gifts

DARLING BUDS You’ll be the pick of the bunch with this floral fancy. Deluxe basket, £15

Online exclusive

Sitting pretty

For those feet-up, Corrie-on moments. Letter cushions*, £5 each 8 | ASDA.COM




PROSECCO PEDI Give her toes some TLC with this cocktail-inspired trio of goodies. Baylis & Harding Pink Prosecco & Cassis Foot Set, £5

New flame

Sweet like chocolate! One of these is never enough… Lindor Milk Cornet £3.50 (200g; £1.75/100g)

Heart-warming, soul-soothing wax with a fresh floral fragrance. Includes wax cubes. Yankee Candle Wax Burner gift set, £10

BEAR HUGS Say it with a cuddle – and this handsome fella. Teddy bear, £10

Colour it tin

For the mindful mum – a cute colouring book, pencils and sharpener set. Mother’s Day Colouring Tin, £5†


See, hear!

Espresso how much she means to you! World’s Best Mum mug, £1†

Top tunes and fab flicks for her, sweetie darling. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, £10; ÷ by Ed Sheeran**, £10; Now That's What I Call Mum by Various Artists**, £13

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Online exclusive **Available from 3 March 2017. †Available from 6–26 March 2017




Mum’s the word! The presenter, vlogger and mum of two on her love and appreciation for her mum, Kim


hey say that having children gives you a new level of respect for your parents and all the suffering you put them through in your youth. I have to say I completely agree! There have been many occasions where I find myself wondering how my mum coped with looking after three kids under five years old. GIOVANNA WITH Not only that, but she didn’t HER MUM, KIM drive when we were really young. We’d get buses into town, meaning Mum would have to juggle Some days I don’t feel like I’m the weekly shop and three mischievous coping – and I’ve got life so much munchkins who were usually bickering easier in comparison. I’ve only got two or up to no good. Giorgie, now 34, and children, for a start. More importantly, I were definitely sulky teenagers well I buy most of my groceries online. In before our time – we certainly didn’t fact, I try to do as much shopping as make it any easier for her. I can on the internet in an attempt to I can’t imagine how difficult it must make life easier for myself – and I still have been for my mum. But somehow find it difficult sometimes. We all do. she managed magnificently, and on the I don’t think I fully appreciated my days when we were really challenging mum until I became a mother myself. – and her reprimanding hissing didn’t I’m incredibly thankful that our parents work – she’d call a halt to the mission provided us with a wonderful, happy and get us on the bus home. childhood and were so supportive – and I’m now striving to do the same for Buzz and Buddy. So, NA’S GIOVAN THE Part Time Working Mummy, Happy Mother’s Day to my F O MUM amazing mum, Kim Falcone! H T AKA Rachaele Hambleton. N MO As for my own Mother’s Day I was humbled by the work she does to raise awareness celebrations, I’ll be more than and funds for sufferers of chuffed with a cheeky lie-in, domestic abuse. Having breakfast under the duvet received so many positive and a family walk… and then messages about Rachaele’s a glass of wine once the blog I had to check it out. boys have gone to bed! Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charges may apply online

Things I’m loving… blueberries I’m going to Dubai soon to see my good friend get married, so am trying to fill my body with goodness beforehand! Grower’s Selection Blueberries (200g)

Daffodils These bright flowers are finally in season! Daffodils, £1 (for 18 stems)

hot choc Ideal for movie nights with Tom and the kids. Natural Days Cacao Powder, £4 (100g)

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Make the most of March with a St Patrick’s Day party, marvellous ways with marmalade and other tasty food ideas

Treasure Ireland


SEASONAL Our Extra Special Sausages have won Product of the Year**, and with 12 varieties, you can have a winner for dinner! Extra Special 6 Classic Pork Sausages, £2.25 (400g; 56p/100g) or 2 for £4 12 | ASDA.COM

St Patrick’s Day on 17 March is a chance to raise a glass to the Emerald Isle’s patron saint and indulge in all things Irish. Green-coloured goodies and shamrock-shaped snacks are the order of the day – so why not get creative with fun iced cookies? Heartier appetites will relish a traditional Irish stew of meat and vegetables, or Butcher’s Selection 8 Irish Recipe Pork Sausages partnered with colcannon – a buttery potato and cabbage mash. A pint of the Black Stuff is another favourite, and Baileys The it can also be used to add Original oomph to other treats Irish Cream, – 4 Ways with Guinness £12* (70cl; (p45) includes a recipe for £17.14/L) the Easiest-Ever Guinness Cake. Baileys Irish Cream is another one of those distinctive treats – serve on the rocks or in a hot chocolate or coffee.

In-store treats for March A real freezer friend. You can bake, grill or even microwave these meaty Indian Ocean tuna steaks from frozen. Extra Special Yellowfin Tuna Loin Steaks, £7 (789g; £8.87/kg)

These fresh beauties, grown by British farmers, work well in stir-fries, stews and soups. Go greens! Grower’s Selection Spring Greens, 69p (500g; 14p/100g)

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. no sale


well preserved! March means marmalade. At least it does in Cumbria, where the annual World’s Original Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival takes place near Penrith. It’s the biggest jamboree celebrating Britain’s traditional citrus breakfast spread. Over 2,000 marmalades are entered into competition and categories include the best ‘merry’ marmalade infused with alcohol. Inspired? Try making your own using classic tart oranges, or any other citrus fruit, such as lemons or pink grapefruit. ‘The depth of colour depends largely on the type of sugar used,’ says artisan marmalade maker Sarah Randell, who happily uses a jar to make gooey marmalade drizzle cake. Our Extra Special Bittersweet Rich Orange Marmalade, £1.50 (340g; 44p/100g) uses an exquisite blend of tangy Seville oranges and fragrant dessert oranges.

Dalemain Marmalade Festival (18-19 March). Check it out at dalemain.com /marmaladefestival CUT-PRICE CHAMPIONS

Photographs: Alamy Stock Photo, Getty Images

Hurrah! We’ve come out on top in Which? magazine’s search for the cheapest supermarket of 2016. The well-respected, independent consumer group found that a basket of 80 popular branded items at Asda costs, on average, £154.14 across the year†. That’s over £6 cheaper than the same shop at second place, Morrisons, and nearly £20 less expensive than at Waitrose††.

Tasty TV Want to eat like a king? The 15-part series, Royal Recipes on BBC1 is packed with dishes such as coronation chicken and Champagne sorbet that viewers can make at home. The show is fronted by former newsreader Michael Buerk, who will be joined by top chefs on his visits to the kitchens and dining rooms of former royal palaces. There they’ll explore foods given the seal of approval by monarchs past and present! Available on BBC iPlayer


Want to become a wok star? This smart, stainless steel pan will enable you to conjure up stunning stir-fries for the family with ease. It heats up quickly and evenly and has a cool-touch handle. *Price until 5 March 2017. **Consumer Survey of Product Innovation 2017. †which.co.uk. ††For verification, write to Asda LS11 5AD

George Home stainless steel wok 28cm, £6


Mums ’n’ roses

This Mother’s Day we’re cooking up a feast, starting on a sweet note with this cupcake bouquet – no baking needed




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Photograph: Dan Jones. Styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Matthew Ford


ivide ½ pack Asda Vanilla Flavour Frosting between 2 bowls. Stir purple food colouring into one batch and pink into the other, one drop at a time, until you get the right shade. Spoon each colour into a separate piping bag with a star nozzle. Take an Asda Plain Fairy Cake and pipe on the pink icing – start in the centre and work outwards in a spiral swirl to form the petals. Repeat until you have 3 pink and 2 purple frosted cupcakes. Roll out Bake & Create Ready To Roll Icing in Green to 2mm thick. Use a sharp knife to cut out 5-10 leaf shapes and mark with ‘veins’. Allow to dry then position 1 or 2 leaves on the side of each flower. Line a pretty biscuit tin with crèpe paper, arrange the cupcakes inside and finish with extra crèpe paper, to decorate.





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Ladies who lunch

She’s one in a million – so treat Mum to a show-stopping lunch, inspired by exotic flavours of the Middle East 16 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Jewelled butternut squash houmous & griddled crudités V This easy-prep sharing starter is bursting with flavours and colours


1 In a small, non-metallic bowl, toss ½ red onion, sliced, with juice ½ lemon. Set aside. 2 Put 2 x 200g pots Asda Reduced Fat Houmous, 300g Scratch Cook Butternut Squash Chunks, cooked according to pack instructions and ½ x 215g can Asda Good& Balanced Chickpeas, drained in a processor. Blitz briefly, to a coarse paste. Spread into a shallow serving bowl, then scatter over the other ½ can chickpeas, 5 Asda Sundried Tomatoes, roughly chopped, 1tbsp Asda Good& Balanced Pumpkin Seeds and 40g Asda Light Greek Salad Cheese, crumbled. Top with the onions, drizzle over 1tbsp rapeseed oil and garnish with 1tbsp chopped parsley. 3 Heat a large griddle pan on high. Toss 4 spring onions, trimmed, 4 small carrots, halved, 4 radishes, halved and 125g Extra Special Asparagus Tips together with 1tbsp rapeseed oil and griddle for 1-2 mins on each side until charred but still crunchy. Transfer to a plate. 4 Griddle 2 Asda Pitta Breads for 1 min each side and cut into triangles. Serve immediately with the jewelled houmous and griddled crudités. Each 352g serving contains: ENERGY




1,650kj Med Low Low Low 394kcal 19.7g 2.5g 9.9g 0.81g 20% 28% 13% 11% 14% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 469kJ/112kcal


Moroccan-style spatchcock chicken with dill yogurt

A succulent dish with a delicate blend of spices SERVES 8 PLUS LEFTOVERS READY IN 1HR 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.10

● 1.7kg-1.9kg Extra Special Whole Free Range Corn Fed Chicken ● 8 shallots, halved ● 4 bay leaves ● 2 small lemons, halved ● 3tbsp olive oil ● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 1½tbsp Asda Ras El Hanout ● 2tbsp honey

● 300ml Asda Fat Free Greek Style Yogurt ● 1tbsp dill, chopped ● 1tbsp tahini 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 To spatchcock the chicken, lay it breast-side down on a chopping board. Using strong kitchen scissors, cut along the backbone, about 2-3cm away from it on each side, then discard. Turn the

bird over and press as flat as possible with your hands. 3 Put the shallots, bay leaves and 3 lemon halves in the middle of a large roasting tray. Top with the chicken, breast-side up. Mix 2tbsp of the olive oil, half the garlic and 1tbsp ras el hanout to make a paste. Rub over the chicken. 4 Roast the chicken for 45 mins. Remove from the oven, drizzle over the honey and sprinkle on the rest of the ras el hanout. Return to the oven for 10 mins, until the skin is golden and crisp and the juices run clear. 5 To make the dill yogurt, mix the yogurt with the

remaining garlic, 1tbsp olive oil and the juice from the remaining lemon half. Mix in the dill and tahini – add a splash of water if the mixture is too thick. 6 Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and spoon over any pan juices. Garnish with the roasted shallots, lemons and bay leaves. Serve with the dill yogurt on the side, plus LebaneseStyle French Beans and Chilli-Lemon-Mint Roasted Butternut Squash (recipes online – see below). Each 220g serving contains: ENERGY




1,095kj Med Low Low Low 262kcal 9.5g 2.0g 6.6g 0.33g 13% 14% 10% 7% 6% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 498kJ/119kcal


Find the recipes for our delicious vegetable sides at ASDAgoodliving .co.uk/mumslunch Asda Ras El Hanout, £1.89 (50g; £3.78/100g) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online



Triple-tier Persian pavlova

A spectacular masterpiece in meringue! SERVES 26 READY IN 2 HRS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 42p

1 For the rhubarb curd, put 300g rhubarb, chopped, in a pan with 50g caster sugar and 1tbsp water, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 8 mins, until tender. Take off the heat, allow to cool slightly and purée with a handheld blender. 2 In a large bowl, whisk 2 eggs with 2tsp cornflour and 100g caster sugar. Slowly pour in the rhubarb purée and 2-3 drops pink food colouring (optional). Transfer to a pan, put on a

low heat, add 60g unsalted butter, and stir for 10-12 mins until the mixture thickens. Don’t let it boil as this will scramble the eggs. Pour into a bowl, allow to cool, then chill in the fridge. 3 To make the meringues, preheat the oven to 120C/ 100C Fan/Gas ½. Take 3 pieces of baking paper and, using a 20cm round plate as a guide, mark a pencil circle on each – it should be visible when you turn the paper over. Arrange each

piece, pencil-side down, on a separate baking sheet. 4 Put 8 large egg whites in a clean, dry bowl and beat with an electric hand-whisk until the eggs are white, thick and stiff peaks form. Keep whisking, on a high speed, and add 400g caster sugar, 1tbsp at a time, until the peaks look glossy. Finally, whisk in 2tsp each cornflour, rose water and white wine vinegar. 5 Divide the meringue mix between the 3 baking sheets, spreading it evenly inside the circles. Bake all 3 for 1 hr 30 mins, or until the paper is easy to pull away from the meringues.

Turn off the heat and allow to cool in the oven. 6 In a large bowl, whisk 600ml whipping cream into soft peaks. To assemble, put a meringue on a serving plate, spread half the cream on it, drizzle with some rhubarb curd and sprinkle on 1½tbsp pistachios. Add the second meringue, then more cream, curd and pistachios. Top with the final meringue and garnish with pistachios, Asda Dried Rose Petals, figs and a mint sprig. Serve immediately. Each 75g serving contains: ENERGY




860kj Med High High Low 206kcal 12.8g 7.3g 20.3g 0.08g 10% 18% 37% 23% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,146kJ/274kcal


Use the flat end of a dessert spoon to create pretty peaks in your meringues just before baking. ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK | 19


Roses & rubies spritz V


Sophisticated fruity-floral fizz for a family toast

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé Champagne, £18 (75cl)


● 100g granulated sugar ● 3tbsp Asda Dried Rose Petals ● Juice ½ lemon ● 100g rasperries ● 1-1.5L Asda Eden Falls Sparkling Mineral Water ● Mint sprigs, to serve 1 Put the sugar, rose petals and lemon juice in a small saucepan with 100ml water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2-3 mins until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the

heat and allow to steep for 20-30 mins until the syrup has cooled. Pour it through a sieve and discard the rose petals. 2 To make the spritz, pour the syrup into a large jug, add the raspberries and crush slightly with a fork. Half-fill the jug with ice and pour over the sparkling water. Serve immediately garnished with mint sprigs. Each 153ml serving contains: ENERGY




224kj Low Low Med Low 54kcal 0.0g 0.0g 13.2g 0.00g 3% 0% 0% 15% 0% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100ml: 146kJ/35kcal


Martini Rosé, £5 (75l)


She’ll love this soft, semi-sweet sparkling wine, with delicate notes of wild rose, raspberry and blackcurrant. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge25. No I.D. no sale

Photographs: Dan Jones. Styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Matthew Ford

Raise a special glass to mum with this wonderfully fruity, elegant, salmon-pink Champagne.




Does she love to shop? Then spoil Mum with one of these great gift cards on Mother’s Day, 26 March Asda and George Gift Card* Load a gift card and write a lovely note inside! When your mum is in store she can happily browse fashion, books, films and homeware. Available in Flower, Butterfly, Birdcage designs and many more…


The Restaurant Choice Gift Card Whether she has a passion for pizza, is mad for burgersBIGorSCREEN simply loves sushi, it’s easy to ENTERTAINMENT treat Mum to a special meal she’ll love at a huge choice of restaurants around the UK. NO VALUE UNTIL ACTIVATED AT REGISTER


Photograph: Getty Images

GIFT CARD John Lewis Gift Card The latest gadgets, luxury beauty products, fitness equipment, designer tableware… How will your mum spend her John Lewis gift card?

Vue Cinema Gift Card Is Mum a film buff? Does she know her Gosling from her Reynolds? Then give her a chance to make the most of the big screen!

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Gift Cards are available to purchase in store only and not available to purchase online. *Asda and George Gift Cards can be loaded with any value between £1 and £500. Asda and George Gift Cards cannot be used for online purchases. For full terms and conditions, refer to the back of the gift card


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Choc-dipped shortbread ‘ tea bags’ V

Gold crunch adds a touch of glam to these fun biscuits MAKES 24 READY IN 50 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 12p

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/ Gas 4. Rub 150g flour into 100g butter until it looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in 50g caster sugar, then 1tbsp cold water and mix to a dough. Roll out on a floured surface to 5mm thick. Cut into 24 rectangles, trim the top corners to get a tea bag shape and make a small hole 1cm down from the top centre. Lay the biscuits on a baking tray lined with baking paper, then bake for 20-25 mins until

golden. Remove from the oven, cool, then loop string through the hole. In a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt 125g plain chocolate. Dip each biscuit in halfway, put on a lined baking tray, sprinkle with Asda Gold Crunch (optional). Allow to set completely before serving. Each biscuit (19g) contains: ENERGY




384kj High High High Med 92kcal 5.1g 3.0g 5.3g 0.08g 5% 7% 15% 6% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 2,021kJ/483kcal



Beefy Yorkshire pud Inside-out cucumber bites with a spicy kick open sandwiches V Cook Aunt Bessie’s Mini Yorkshires according to instructions on the pack. Mix a little horseradish sauce and crème fraîche together then spoon into the centre of the puddings. Top with thin slices of cooked roast beef and garnish with thyme leaves, rocket and a sprinkling of smoked paprika.


Smoked salmon fajita pinwheels

Mix a few slices of smoked salmon with a squeeze of lime juice until evenly coated. Spread some guacamole and cool tomato salsa on to tortilla wraps and top with a layer of the salmon. Sprinkle with Grower’s Selection Strong Wild Rocket. Tightly roll up the wrap then slice. Serve with a garnish of rocket leaves sprinkled around the pinwheels.

Spread light soft cheese onto white bread and season with a grind of black pepper. Thinly slice a couple of radishes into circles and run a veg peeler along a cucumber, lengthwise, to create thin ribbons. Arrange the veg in rows on the bread, remove the crusts and cut into small triangles and rectangles to serve.


Macaron medley Arrange Extra Special Frozen Macaron Selection in a pretty china teacup.


Triple-decker Italiano finger butties Spread a slice of white bread on one side with basil pesto. Layer on thinly sliced tomato and Italian prosciutto then top with another slice of bread, pesto side up. Layer this with basil leaves and torn mozzarella. Top with a third slice of bread, pesto side down. Trim the crusts off the sandwich then cut into finger-sized slices. Arrange the sandwiches on a plate on their sides so all the layers are displayed.


Spanish cheesy chorizo mini scones

Little nuggets of savoury flavour MAKES 20 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 15p

Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Fry 50g diced chorizo on medium until crisp, then drain excess oil on kitchen roll. Add 1 pinch dried rosemary to 125g self-raising flour and rub in 25g butter until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Mix through 50g grated Iberico cheese and the chorizo until well combined. Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture and pour in 100ml skimmed milk, then mix to a dough with a blunt knife. Knead on a floured surface, flatten to about 2.5cm thick, then cut out 2-3cm rounds with a cookie cutter. Repeat until all the dough is used. Arrange on a baking tray lined with baking paper, brush with milk and sprinkle with more grated Iberico. Bake in the oven for 8-10 mins until golden and risen. Halve the mini scones and serve with onion chutney on the side (optional). Each scone (17.5g) contains: ENERGY




230kj Med High Low Med 55kcal 3.0g 1.7g 0.3g 0.23g 3% 4% 9% <1% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,314kJ/314kcal


Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online

Photographs: Ant Duncan. Styling: Karolina Rogalska. Food styling: Nancy McDougall










No-messing Eton mess sconelets V


A British classic, but bite-sized MAKES 28 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 13p



Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/ Gas 7. Rub 70g butter into 250g selfraising flour and 1tsp baking powder until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in 30g caster sugar and mix in 160ml skimmed milk with a roundbladed knife. Knead the dough on a floured surface, flatten with your palms to 2.5cm thick and cut into 2-3cm rounds with a cookie cutter. Repeat with the offcuts. Put on a baking tray lined with baking paper, brush with a little milk and bake in the oven for 8-10 mins until risen and golden. Leave to cool slightly. Cut the scones in half, divide 170ml Asda Greek Style Fat Free Natural Yogurt and 150g strawberries, sliced, between them as a topping then, to serve, sprinkle with 1 meringue shell, crumbled, and dust with icing sugar (optional). Each sconelet (33g) contains: ENERGY




289kj Med Med Med Med 69kcal 2.4g 1.5g 2.9g 0.19g 3% 3% 8% 3% 3%


Baby banoffee pies V Spoon Extra Special Salted Caramel Sauce on top of Baker’s Selection Shortbread Bites. Arrange banana slices and extra thick double cream on the caramel and sprinkle with grated chocolate.


Dainty lady finger eclairs V

Whip a good dollop of double cream until thick. Add a little custard and fold in to combine. Spoon the mixture down the length of the flat side of 1 Asda Sponge Finger. Dip a warmed butter knife in chocolate hazelnut spread (from a jar), spread on the rounded side of another sponge finger, then


of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 874kJ/209kcal

sandwich on top of the creamlayered one to make a mini eclair. Finish with a sprinkling of chopped hazelnuts.


Lemon mascarpone cookie squashers V

Mix a little lemon curd into mascarpone. Spread over the flat side of a Baker’s Selection White Chocolate Cookie and sandwich with another cookie. Repeat with the rest of the cookies. Mix icing sugar with a splash of lemon juice until it reaches a pouring consistency. Drizzle over the cookie squashers.

FIND OUR RECIPE FOR BUTTERFLY CAKES AT ASDAgoodliving .co.uk/butterflycakes

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RubyBlue Spirits Smooth and earthy, with subtle notes of vanilla and apple, RubyBlue is Ireland’s first distilled potato vodka. It’s made in Lisburn by husbandand-wife team Stuart and Barbara Hughes, using lateharvest potatoes for the best flavour. RubyBlue Potato Vodka, £25 (70cl)


Sheldon’s Famed for their Lancashire Oven Bottom Muffins, the Sheldon family’s baking heritage goes back to the 1940s – and they use the same traditional know-how to make their products today. Sheldon’s Lancashire Oven Bottom Muffins, 85p (6-pack; 14p each)


Henderson’s The perfect way to spice up pork pies and Yorkshire rarebit, Henderson’s Relish, was created in 1885 in Sheffield by founder Henry Henderson. Only three people alive know the secret recipe. Henderson’s Relish, £1.57 (284ml; 55p/100ml)


Cairn O’Mohr Fermented in Scotland’s oldest winery, these fruit wines are made with ingredients mostly sourced within 25 miles, including Perthshire’s famous raspberries and strawberries, as well as foraged oak leaves and elderberries. Cairn O’Mohr Strawberry Wine, £6 (75cl)


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Rodda’s The same family has been making this rich Cornish clotted cream with its distinctive golden crust since 1890. Don’t forget – on a scone, the cream goes on top of the jam! Rodda’s Classic Cornish Clotted Cream, £1.97 (227g; 87p/100g)


Watmuff & Beckett Ten years ago, two friends dreamt of making soups and risottos loaded with fresh veg and no artificial preservatives. This tasty range proves dreams can come true. Watmuff & Beckett BBQ Pulled Pork & White Bean Soup, £2.08 (600g; 35p/100g)


Brecon Carreg The rainwater takes over 15 years to filter down through the limestone of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, where this natural, low-sodium mineral water is bottled at source. Brecon Carreg Natural Still Mineral Water, £1.50 (6 x 500ml; 5p/100ml)


Mr. Hugh’s The Hugh in the name is from a family that’s farmed Norfolk for 200 years – now producing 100% British extra virgin and flavour-infused rapeseed oils. Mr Hugh’s Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil, £3 (500ml; 60p/100ml)


New Forest Ice Cream The owners first made ice cream for their twin girls in 1983, and now they make it for a living – using solar-powered churns when it’s sunny! New Forest Dairy Toffee Crunch Swirl Ice Cream, £3 (1L; 30p/100ml)



F.A. Gill A family-run pork butcher since the Thirties, F.A. Gill’s slogan is ‘From farm gate to dinner plate’. Provenance is guaranteed on all products, including pork pies, hams and sausages. Gills Pork Sausages, £1.40 (400g; 35p/100g) or 2 for £2
















We meet farmer Sarah Williams – and her cows, who produce milk for Asda’s dairy supplier, Arla Foods

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rla, the dairy cooperative that supplies Asda with fresh, tasty milk, brings together generations of experience. It is farmer owned, so when Arla products are bought, the money helps to support farmers and their families. Arla’s 12,700 farmer owners, across Europe, work together to ensure its products are natural, safe and of the highest quality. To see how the scheme works, we met Arla farmer owner Sarah Williams, 54, and her son Edward, 30, at Jowett House Farm in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Each night, Sarah can only relax when she knows her loved ones are snuggled up warm – her herd of 200 Holstein-Fresian dairy cows and calves. She has run the farm since 1993 and the mutual affection

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She lost her husband, Jim, to cancer aged 54 in 2013 and now, along with Edward, she is utterly committed to the family business between her and the animals is they built together. clear to see. As Sarah steps into Each day, from 5am, Sarah and the cowshed, their ears flip forward Edward are out feeding and milking and many walk over to nuzzle her. the cows for up to three hours before ‘You can’t work with cows and going home for their own breakfast. not be emotionally attached,’ she It starts all over again at 3pm, then says. ‘It’s not a job, it’s a way of life.’ Sarah checks on her herd at 10pm. Among the cows we meet are ‘It can be hard, especially if it’s cold. Licky-Licky, who loves to lick people, But it’s wonderful when you’re out steal hats and eat Sarah’s paperwork, there,’ she says. ‘It’s so peaceful, the and Push-Push, who never goes stars are beautiful, the silage smells anywhere in a hurry. ‘She nice and the animals are happy. needs roller skates,’ says ‘It’s like with your children – An Sarah, who admits she no matter how naughty they average cow treats her cows in just may have been, it’s lovely the same way as eats a wheelbarrow to see them bedded up she did her three at the end of the day.’ of food each day, children, Edward, Happy cows are drinks 80 litres of David, 28, and healthier and produce water and makes Kate, 24, when more milk, so welfare is a about 30 litres they were little! priority. As soon as Sarah’s

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‘OUR COWS WEAR FITBIT-STYLE TRACKERS’ John Cartledge, 34, of Peaslow Farm, Derbyshire, is a thirdgeneration Arla dairy farmer. His sons, Harry, five and Sam, two (above) love to help out too! ‘Each of my 200 cows has an activity monitor that works like a Fitbit fitness tracker. It shows how far she walks and how long she spends sleeping, lying down and chewing the cud. ‘Activity monitoring has been used in farming for about 10 years and is far more advanced for animals than it is for humans. ‘We record everything from the cow’s milk yield and quality to her calories consumed. Some cows are naturally more active, some more sedate. ‘If there’s any change from her usual daily activity, it indicates if she’s poorly or on heat. ‘We’re alerted via an app and can then check her over and address any issues she might have.’ To find out more about John’s farm, go to ASDAgoodliving .co.uk/dairyfarming

Words: Rachel Spencer. Photographs: Liz Gregg

calves are born, their mothers lick them clean and dry them and then Sarah wraps them up in jackets. ‘You want a calf to grow and be healthy, so it needs to use its energy to do that – but if it’s cold, the calf ‘We have a machine like a cake can’t, as its energy is being spent mixer. We add wheat, grass and keeping warm,’ she says. maize silage, then a computer This is something that Sarah programme balances this with learned through Asda’s Pathfinder beans, syrup and minerals.’ Scheme, which gives farmers an It seems the Williams’ dedication opportunity to work together and knows no limits. Sarah recalls, ‘We exchange ideas. had a restaurant table booked for ‘We also put bales of straw in the Ed’s 30th birthday dinner and one centre of our sheds to give shelter of the cows went into labour. Ed from the wind – these are put on his overalls and asked the kind of things we them to hold the reservation Many share at Pathfinders.’ as he was delivering a calf!’ Arla dairies The cows live Sarah also has a will welcome outdoors in summer, passion for educating visitors on Open Farm people about her and in winter they’re Sunday, 11 June 2017 animals and farming. able to roam outside – for details visit their sheds and enjoy She runs a tourist the beautiful Yorkshire attraction, the Maize farmsunday countryside. Maze, in the summer, and .org To keep Jowett Farm sells Maizie Moo ice cream, sustainable, as much of the made on the farm. Visitors ride cows’ food as possible is grown around on tractors, meeting the cows on the farm and Sarah works with and seeing where milk comes from. a nutritionist to give them the ‘I love that it’s a nice family best possible diet. experience, that it’s wholesome and ‘It’s sophisticated, the same as it’s not all about gadgets. People with an athlete,’ she says. ‘They need come back year after year and it’s the right proportions of all the food important for me to share the cycle groups for optimum health. of where our food comes from.’


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A show-stopping pie to win over a crowd SERVES 12 READY IN 3 HRS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.45 ● 2 x 450g packs

Butcher’s Selection Stewing Steak, trimmed of fat, (makes roughly 700g lean meat), cut into 3cm cubes ● 3tbsp plain flour ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1 large onion, sliced ● 250g button mushrooms, halved ● 2 cloves garlic, sliced ● 1tbsp thyme leaves ● 1tbsp tomato purée ● 2tbsp Asda Brown Sauce ● 1 bay leaf ● 1 Knorr Rich Beef Stock Pot (or 200ml beef stock made from a stock cube) ● 200ml Guinness ● 375g Asda Ready Rolled Puff Pastry ● 1 egg, beaten ● Steamed greens, to serve 1 To make the filling, toss the steak in the flour. Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a large nonstick pan and cook the meat in small batches until browned. Set aside. 2 Using the same pan, add the remaining oil and cook the onion for 4-5 mins until soft and starting to colour. Add the mushrooms, garlic and thyme and fry for a further 2 mins before returning the meat and any juices that 40 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

have collected to the pan. 3 Add the tomato purée, brown sauce, bay leaf and stock pot (or stock) to the pan and pour over the Guinness and 200ml water. Season with black pepper and mix well. Bring to the boil, cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 hrs until the meat is tender and starting to fall apart. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. 4 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Transfer the cooled filling to a 1.5L, deep-rimmed pie dish, removing the bay leaf. 5 Unroll the sheet of puff pastry. Brush the rim of the pie dish with the beaten egg and cover with the pastry sheet. Trim the edges with a sharp knife (saving the offcuts), and push the edges down with a fork to seal. Make a hole in the middle for the steam to escape and brush all over with beaten egg. Decorate with any offcuts of pastry, making words or a leaf pattern, and brush with more egg as needed. 6 Bake for 35-40 mins until the pastry is golden and crisp. Serve immediately with steamed greens. Each 173g serving contains: ENERGY




1,057kj Med Med Low Med 253kcal 12.8g 5.0g 2.1g 0.71g 13% 18% 25% 2% 12% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 611kJ/146kcal


If you like a crispier pastry, use a pie funnel so more steam can escape


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Kickin’ cheese, leek & potato pie V

Sweet leeks and creamy cheese are a dream team SERVES 13 READY IN 50 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 60p ● 2 medium potatoes,

peeled and cut into 4mm slices (600g peeled weight) ● 75ml Elmlea Double Cream Alternative ● 1 large leek, finely chopped ● 1 large onion, finely chopped ● 1tbsp olive oil ● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 1tbsp fresh thyme leaves ● 100g Caerphilly or Welsh Cheddar, grated ● 2 x 375g sheets Asda Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry ● Flour, for dusting ● 1 large egg, beaten 1 Put the potatoes in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, simmer for 6 mins or until almost cooked. Drain, pat dry with kitchen towel, toss with the Elmlea and leave to cool. 2 In a large pan, cook the

leek and onion in the oil for 4-5 mins until soft and taking on colour. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for 1 min. Set aside to cool. 3 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. In a bowl, combine the potato, leek mixture, cheese and a grind of black pepper. 4 Unroll a pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface, roll out briefly and use to line a 24cm rimmed shallow pie dish. Add the filling, gently pushing down. Briefly roll out the other sheet, brush the pie edge with egg and top with the pastry. Trim (saving the offcuts), crimp the edges with fingers and thumb and cut a hole in the middle for steam to escape. 5 Shape the pastry offcuts into leaves for the top and brush all over with egg. Bake for 40-45 mins until golden and crisp. Each 148g serving contains: ENERGY




1,585kj High High Low Low 379kcal 23.7g 9.9g 2.1g 0.44g 19% 34% 50% 2% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,071kJ/256kcal

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Top-score Scotch pies

All eyes on the prize with these mini lamb pies! SERVES 8 READY IN 1 HR 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.13

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Upturn the jars and brush with oil. 2 Put the butter and lard with 150ml water in a pan and bring to the boil. Put the flour and egg yolk in a large bowl and pour over the hot lard mixture, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. When cold enough to handle, knead to a smooth dough on a lightly floured surface. 3 Working quickly so the dough doesn’t dry out,

● Vegetable oil,

for greasing ● 40g unsalted butter ● 80g lard ● 360g plain flour, plus extra for dusting ● 1 egg, separated ● 500g Butchers’ Selection Lamb Mince ● ¼tsp ground mace ● ¼tsp ground nutmeg ● ¼tsp white pepper ● 3tbsp lamb stock ● 1tsp Worcestershire sauce ● Mash and gravy, to serve


You’ll need 4 jam jars (7cm in diameter) to use as moulds for these pies



set aside a quarter of the pastry, wrapped in clingfilm. Divide the rest into 4 balls and roll out to discs 16cm in diameter and 5mm thick. Press each disc onto the bottom of a jam jar and 6cm down the sides to form a pie case. Chill for 20 mins to firm up. 4 Meanwhile, mix the mince, mace, nutmeg and pepper in a bowl. Mix in the stock and Worcestershire sauce. Roll into 4 balls. 5 Carefully remove the pastry cases from the jars and put on the baking tray. Put a ball of filling into each and gently push down with the back of a spoon. Divide the reserved pastry into

4 even-sized balls and roll out to 5mm-thick circles, 2cm bigger than the pie bases. Dampen the edges of the pies and press the lids on top. Remove excess pastry with scissors, leaving enough to crimp the edges to seal. Cut a hole in the middle of each pie to allow steam to escape. 6 Brush the tops of the pies with the egg white and bake for 35-40 mins until the pastry is golden and crisp. Serve half a pie per person, with mash and gravy, if you like. Each half-pie (156g) serving contains: ENERGY




1,795kj High High Low Low 429kcal 23.4g 10.9g 0.5g 0.41g 21% 33% 55% 1% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,151kJ/275kcal

Pitch-perfect pasties

Kick back and enjoy the taste of Cornwall with these traditional meal-in-a pie treats


bread flour, plus extra for dusting ● 120g unsalted butter, chilled and diced ● 100g lard, chilled and diced ● 300g beef sirloin steak, fat removed, cut into small cubes ● 1 medium onion, finely sliced

● 1 medium waxy

potato (125g), cut into small cubes ● 100g swede, cut into small cubes ● 1 free-range egg, beaten ● Mustard, to serve 1 To make the pastry, use your hands to rub the flour, 100g butter and lard together in a large bowl

until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add 125-150ml fridge-cold water and mix together to a smooth dough. Wrap in clingfilm and allow to chill for at least 30 mins. 2 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 3 Divide the dough into 4 even-sized pieces and roll each to a thickness of 3mm on a lightly floured


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surface. Cut out a circle from each piece, about 21cm in diameter, using a plate as a guide, and place on baking sheets. 4 Mix together the steak, onion, potato and swede, and season generously with freshly ground black pepper, if you like. 5 Divide the filling among the pastry circles, placing on one side of the circle, leaving a 2cm border. Top each with a cube of the reserved butter. Brush the borders with a little of the beaten egg and fold the other half of the dough over. Press the edges down firmly. Use your first finger and thumb to crimp all the way along the edge of the pasties and make a small slit in the centres to allow the steam to escape. 6 Brush the pasties with the beaten egg. Bake for 15 mins, then reduce the oven temperature to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 and cook for a further 35-40 mins until the pastry is golden and crisp. Serve half a pasty per person, with mustard. Each half-pasty (185g) serving contains: ENERGY




2,059kj High High Low Low 492kcal 27.8g 14.1g 2.2g 0.11g 25% 40% 71% 2% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,113kJ/266kcal


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Tarte tatin with brandy cream V

Brandy caramel apples on flaky pastry – win-win! SERVES 22 READY IN 1 HR 15 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 26p ● 375g reduced-fat

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ready rolled puff pastry ● 50g unsalted butter ● 50g caster sugar ● 3tbsp Asda Napoleon French VSOP Brandy ● 5 medium Gala apples, peeled, quartered and cored ● 200ml half-fat crème fraîche ● 2tbsp icing sugar


Champion torte della nonna V

Cheer on the Azzurri with this Italian custard tart SERVES 20 READY IN 1 HR 20 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 30p ● 275g plain flour, plus

extra for dusting ● 160g unsalted butter ● 2tbsp icing sugar ● ½tsp vanilla extract ● 2 egg yolks, plus 4 eggs for the filling ● 2 x 250g tubs Asda Ricotta ● Zest of 2 lemons ● 125g caster sugar ● 60g pine nuts ● Extra icing sugar and lemon zest, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Rub the flour and butter together in a large bowl until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix in the icing sugar and add the vanilla, yolks and 1-2tbsp ice-cold water. Mix with a knife, then bring together to form a dough. Divide into two balls, one slightly larger than the other. Wrap in clingfilm; chill until needed. 3 For the filling, beat the

ricotta, 3 of the eggs, the lemon zest and caster sugar in a bowl. Stir in 50g of the pine nuts; set aside. 4 Roll out the larger ball of pastry on a floured surface until 4mm thick and use to line a 23cm fluted metal flan tin. Leave pastry overhanging. Spoon in the filling and spread out with the back of a spoon. 5 Roll out the second ball of pastry until 4mm thick. Place on top of the tart, roll a rolling pin over to seal and remove any excess pastry. Beat the last egg, brush over the top, scatter over the remaining pine nuts and bake for 35-40 mins until golden and crisp. 6 Cool on a wire rack, then remove from the tin. Serve dusted with icing sugar and scattered with lemon zest.

1 Preheat the oven to 220C/ 200C Fan/Gas 7. Unroll the pastry and, using a 20cm ovenproof frying pan as a template, cut a circle 2cm larger in diameter than the pan; chill until needed. 2 Heat the butter and caster sugar in the frying pan, stirring, until a caramel forms. Add 1tbsp of the brandy and bubble for 3 mins. Remove from

the heat and add the apples, curved-side down. 3 Return the pan to the heat and bubble for 8-10 mins until the apples have just started to soften and taken on a caramel colour. Set aside to cool for 5 mins. 4 Lay the pastry over the apples, tucking in around the edge with a dinner knife for a tight fit. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden and risen. 5 Meanwhile, beat together the crème fraîche, icing sugar and rest of the brandy. 6 Remove the tarte from the oven and leave for 5 mins before very carefully turning upside down onto a serving plate so the apples face up. Serve straight away with the brandy cream. Each 66g serving contains: ENERGY




525kj Med High Med Low 125kcal 6.3g 3.5g 7.9g 0.09g 6% 9% 18% 9% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 795kJ/190kcal

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Each 72g serving contains: ENERGY




931kj Med High Med Low 222kcal 13.0g 6.6g 8.6g 0.12g 11% 19% 33% 10% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,293kJ/309kcal



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Photographs: Jonathan Kennedy. Styling: Julie Patmore. Food styling: Matthew Ford

We’ve got some craic-ing ideas to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, using what the Irish call ‘the black stuff’


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Easiest-ever Guinness cake V

Guinness adds a deliciously rich and malty flavour to this celebratory chocolate cake SERVES 24 READY IN 1 HR PRICE PER SERVING 48p ● 250ml Guinness ● 250ml rapeseed oil ● 70g cocoa powder ● 400g caster sugar ● 150ml reduced-fat

soured cream

● 2 large eggs,


● 1tbsp vanilla extract ● 300g plain flour ● 2tsp bicarbonate

of soda

● 1tsp baking powder ● 300ml whipping


● 2tbsp Baileys

Original Irish Cream

1 Preheat the oven to

180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm round cake tin with baking paper.  

2 Whisk all the ingredients,

except the cream and Baileys, together until smooth, or blend in a food processor. 3 Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 55 mins. Cover the top of the tin with foil, return to the oven and bake for 15 mins more until risen and a knife comes out cleanly when inserted in the middle.  4 Remove from the oven, leave to sit in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool fully. 5 Gently fold the Baileys into the cream and spread on top of the cake.  Each 85g serving contains: ENERGY




1,195kj High High Med Med 286kcal 23.0g 5.1g 17.9g 0.31g 14% 33% 26% 20% 5%

Guinness-battered onion rings V Serve these crispy treats with a grown-ups-only, Guinness-laced ketchup SERVES 12 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 15p ● 300ml tomato ●

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,406kJ/336kcal

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ketchup 300ml Guinness, chilled 1tsp horseradish sauce 1 bay leaf Vegetable oil, for deep-frying 200g plain flour 1½tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 large onion, cut into 1cm slices and rings separated

1 Place the tomato ketchup, 80ml of the Guinness, the bay leaf and horseradish sauce in a pan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins until syrupy. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. no sale

Remove the bay leaf. 2 Meanwhile, gradually heat the oil for frying in a deep pan. 3 Mix together the flour and bicarbonate of soda. Gradually whisk in the rest of the Guinness, beating out any lumps as you go. 4 Test the oil is hot enough by dropping in a small amount of batter. If it sizzles, it’s ready. 5 Dip the onion rings into the Guinness batter and fry in batches in the hot oil until golden brown. Remove onto a plate lined with kitchen paper. Serve with the Guinness ketchup. Each 102g serving contains: ENERGY




649kj Med Low Med Med 155kcal 5.8g 0.7g 9.4g 0.82g 8% 8% 4% 10% 14% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 636kJ/152kcal



Luck-of-the Irish onion soup with soda bread croutons V

‘Crouton’ may come from the French for crust, but soda bread gives an Irish touch here SERVES 6 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING 58p ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● 6 large onions,

thinly sliced

● 2 cloves garlic,


● 20g parsley, finely

Super-sticky ribs with slaw

Napkins on standby for these majestic ribs! SERVES 8 READY IN 3 HRS 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.72 ● 1kg Butcher’s

Selection British Pork Rib Racks ● 880ml Guinness ● 2 bay leaves ● 1 white onion, halved ● 1 red onion, sliced ● 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ● 2tsp rapeseed oil ● 80g tomato ketchup ● 3tbsp Worcestershire sauce ● 2tbsp golden syrup ● 1tbsp malt vinegar ● 50g dark Muscovado sugar ● 1tbsp light mayo ● 2tsp hot mustard ● 160g Grower’s Selection Sweet Coleslaw Mix ● 10g flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped 1 Preheat the oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. 2 Put the ribs in a tightfitting baking tray, pour over 780ml Guinness and add bay leaves and white onion. Cover with foil and bake for 2 hrs 30 mins-3 hrs

until the meat is tender. 3 Meanwhile, cook the red onion and garlic in the oil in a covered pan for 8 mins until soft. Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, syrup, vinegar, sugar and rest of the Guinness. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins until syrupy. 4 Remove the ribs from the liquid and pat dry with kitchen paper. Discard the Guinness, bay leaves and onion. Increase the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 5 Brush the ribs with half the syrupy sauce, return to the oven for 10 mins, then brush with the rest of the sauce. Cook for 10 mins until sticky. Remove from the oven, rest for 10 mins, then slice to separate the ribs. 6 Mix the mayo with the mustard, then toss through the coleslaw mix and parsley. Serve with the ribs.

chopped 1tsp thyme 1tsp sugar 440ml Guinness 1 vegetable stock cube ● 6 slices soda bread ● 50g 30% less fat mature cheese, grated ● Sprigs of thyme, to garnish ● ● ● ●

1 Heat the oil in a large

pan, add the onions, garlic, parsley, thyme and sugar, and stir to combine. Cover and leave to sweat over a low heat for 20-30 mins,

stirring occasionally, until the onions have softened and turned golden brown. 2 Pour the Guinness into the pan and simmer for 5 mins. Add the stock cube and 300ml boiling water. Increase the heat and simmer for 20 mins, uncovered. 3 Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high and lightly toast the soda bread. Sprinkle with the cheese and grill for 2-3 mins until the cheese is bubbling. 5 Divide the soup between 6 bowls and serve with a crouton on top of each. Garnish with thyme and black pepper. Each 281g serving contains: ENERGY




835kj Low Low Med Low 200kcal 6.2g 1.7g 15.5g 0.70g 1010%% 9% 9% 17% 12% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 297kJ/71kcal

Each 271g serving contains: ENERGY




1,372kj Med Med Med Low 328kcal 17.6g 5.7g 20.1g 0.81g 16% 25% 29% 22% 14% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 506kJ/121kcal


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Perfect match

Make your rugby-watching get-together a feast of sport and food with our winning choice of game-friendly grub


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erious about your rugby? Then you’ll be needing some seriously good food to enjoy as you settle down for the games. Whether you’re watching with your family or mates, our tasty pizzas are ideal for sharing and

Asda 10in Thin & Crispy Mighty Meat Feast Pizza, £2.60

Asda Stuffed Crust Cheese Feast Pizza, £3.50 (480g; 73p/100g)

will hit the target with their generous toppings and great choice of bases. Think thin and crispy, stuffed crust or deep pan; cheesy, meaty, spicy or smoky – whatever you fancy, including lots of veggie options. It’s win-win every time.

Asda 10in Thin & Crispy Kickin’ Chicken Fajita Pizza, £2.60

Asda Stuffed Crust American BBQ Pizza, £3.50 (515g; 68p/100g)

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Join the scrum …and pick up greatvalue pizzas from the Pizza Counter, from £2.60




ou’ll need to take sides (and mains!) if you’re hosting a rugby get-together, and our fantastic selection of Indian food should top the table. You’ll win fans with our Chicken Madras – succulent marinated chicken pieces in a spicy

onion sauce – or try milder Chicken Tikka Masala in a creamy sauce with its secret blend of tandoori spices. And for great results, simply add some classic sides like our tasty samosas and onion bhajis, plus fragrant pilau rice. Game on…

Asda 8 Mini Vegetable Samosas, £1 (200g; 50p/100g)

Asda Chicken Tikka Masala, £3.26 (400g; 82p/100g), then £2 from 2-22 March 2017

Asda Pilau Rice, £1.30 (300g; 43p/100g), then £1 from 2-22 March 2017

Asda 8 Onion Bhajis, £1 (240g; 42p/100g)

Relax and enjoy the rugby with our easy, match-friendly Indian food range

Asda Chicken Madras, £3.26 (400g; 82p/100g), then £2 from 2-22 March 2017 50 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

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Spring suppers Welcome the new season with these fresh, bright ideas for quick and easy meals your family will love

£2.40 per serving


Turn over for recipes






71p per serving


Egg-cellent spring onion & asparagus frittata V

1-2 mins, then add the asparagus and spring This fuss-free frittata is a doddle done in the oven onions. Bake for 4-5 mins until slightly softened SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS and charred. ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1tbsp Asda Balsamic 3 Add the eggs and basil. ● 150g asparagus, Vinegar of Modena and season with black woody ends (optional) pepper. Bake for 10-15 mins removed ● 150g bread, until risen and set. ● 4 spring onions, ● Basil leaves, to serve 4 Drizzle the tomatoes with trimmed and sliced vinegar, if using, top with 1 Preheat the oven to basil and serve with bread. ● 8 eggs, whisked Each 285g serving contains: 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. ● 1tbsp roughly ENERGY FAT SATURATES SUGARS SALT Low Low Low kj Med 1 1,276 2 Put the oil in a nonstick, chopped basil 305kcal 14.8g 3.4g 4.8g 0.86g of your % 21 % 17 % 5 % 14 % 15 5-a-day ovenproof pan or dish. ● 2 large vine of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 448kJ/107kcal Heat in the oven for tomatoes, sliced 52 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES



Marvellous mackerel with peppers & smashed potato salad Fish for compliments with great-value mackerel… and they’ll be hooked! SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS

● 700g baby ● ● ● ●

Photographs: Clare Winfield. Styling: Tamzin Ferdinando. Food styling: Matthew Ford

potatoes Juice and zest of 1 lemon A few basil leaves, roughly chopped 2tbsp rapeseed oil 2 red peppers, halved and deseeded 4 Fishmonger’s Selection Mackerel Fillets 1 clove garlic, crushed ½ x 70g bag strong wild rocket

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Put the baby potatoes in a pan of cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 20-25 mins until soft. Drain well, return to the pan and toss in the lemon juice, basil and 1tbsp of the oil. Season with black pepper. Use the back of a fork to crush the potatoes. 3 Meanwhile, put the peppers on a baking tray, drizzle with ½tbsp oil and season with black pepper. Roast in the oven for 20 mins until soft and slightly charred. Cut into strips and add to the potatoes. 4 Place the mackerel on a foil-lined baking tray, drizzle with the remaining

oil, rub with the garlic and lemon zest and season with black pepper. 5 Cook in the oven for 8 mins until the flesh is opaque and flakes easily. Serve with the peppers and potato salad and rocket.

Try to eat at least two portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily fish, such as mackerel, salmon or fresh tuna*

Each 445g serving contains: ENERGY




2,178kj High Low Low Low 521kcal 28.9g 5.8g 6.2g 0.58g 26% 41% 29% 7% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 490kJ/117kcal

£1.74 per serving

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The pie’s the limit… …with our ultimate comfort-food selection of melt-in the-mouth pies


elebrate the nation’s best during British Pie Week with one of our tempting offerings. All our pies are deep-filled with quality British meat, slow-cooked to traditional recipes for succulence and flavour… Imagine biting into tender, mouthwatering beef or chicken in rich gravy, encased in a crisp, crumbly shortcrust pastry or a light, buttery puff pastry, and you’ll see why our pies are off the chart! Look out for them in the chilled aisle.


Asda Steak & Ale Puff Pastry Pie, £1* (200g; 50p/100g)

THE NOT-SO HUMBLE PIE Asda Chicken & Gravy Shortcrust Pastry Pie, £1* (200g; 50p/100g)

Asda Minced Steak & Onion Puff Pastry Pie, £1* (200g; 50p/100g)

Asda Meat & Potato Shortcrust Pastry Pie, £1* (200g; 50p/100g)

No time to cook? During British Pie Week, you can visit the Asda Café and get a Pie + Chips or Mash + Peas meal for the great price of £5, or two meals with a drink for £9**. 54 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

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Photograph: Andrew Burton. Styling: Jenny Iggleden. Food styling: Nancy McDougall





Easy-peasy, ham & lemon risotto Who said making risotto was fiddly? Not us! Our simple recipe makes it a breeze SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 2 spring onions,

trimmed and sliced

● 2 cloves garlic,


Thai-ed & tested mussels

Guaranteed sunshine in a bowl, Thai-style SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS

1 Heat 2tsp rapeseed oil

in a pan. Add 100g pack Grower’s Selection Thai Selection, finely chopped, a thumb-sized piece ginger, finely grated, and the finely chopped stalks from 10g coriander (keep leaves to garnish). Cover and cook over a gentle heat for 5 mins, stirring occasionally, until soft. 2 Add 1tsp turmeric and 2 x 200ml pouches reduced-fat coconut milk. Simmer for 10 mins. 3 Add 2 x 300g packs straight-to-wok udon noodles and cook for 2 mins. Add 400g pack Fishmonger’s Selection Cooked Mussels. Cook for 2-3 mins until piping hot and the mussel shells have opened. 4 Divide between 4 bowls, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with lime wedges.

● 1tsp smoked paprika ● 1tbsp tomato purée ● 300g Arborio rice ● 1L hot stock (made

with 1 reduced-salt stock cube) ● 200g Frozen For Freshness British Garden Peas ● 125g Asda Honey Roast Pulled Ham ● 1 lemon, 1tsp each juice and zest ● 1tbsp finely

chopped flat-leaf parsley, to serve ● Bread, to serve (optional) 1 Heat the rapeseed oil in a large pan. Add the spring onions and garlic and cook for 1 min. Sprinkle in the smoked paprika, add the tomato purée and stir to combine. Stir in the rice and cook, stirring, for 1 min. 2 Gradually add the stock to the rice mixture, a ladleful at a time, stirring continuously,

until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is almost tender. 3 Add the frozen peas and cook for 2 mins, then add the pulled ham. Cook for a further 2 mins until the rice and peas are tender and the ham is hot. Stir in the lemon juice and zest, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with bread, if you like. Each 421g serving contains: ENERGY




1,532kj Low Low Low Med 366kcal 5.5g 1.3g 2.5g 1.68g 18% 8% 7% 3% 28% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 364kJ/87kcal

£1.03 per serving

Each 265g serving contains: ENERGY




1,497kj Med High Low Med 358kcal 12.7g 6.9g 2.4g 1.30g 18% 18% 35% 3% 22% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 565kJ/135kcal




Spring chicken casserole

The addition of soft, fluffy dumplings to this all-in-one dish is sure to be a family favourite SERVES 5 READY IN 40 MINS ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 515g pack Butcher’s

Selection British Chicken Boneless Thigh Fillets ● 2 leeks, cut into 2cm chunks ● 1tbsp cornflour ● 2tsp dried tarragon ● 1 chicken stock cube ● 140g self-raising flour ● 75g reduced-fat spread, softened ● 1tsp ground nutmeg

● 100g frozen peas ● 200g Frozen For

Freshness Baby Carrots ● Sprig of tarragon, to garnish (optional) 1 Heat the oil in a pan and brown the chicken evenly on all sides. Add the leeks, cornflour, tarragon, stock cube and 300ml water and stir to combine. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 mins.

2 Meanwhile, mix together the flour, butter, ground nutmeg and a little water to create a thick dough. Shape into 10 walnut-sized dumplings. 3 Add the frozen peas and carrots to the pan and stir. Pop the dumplings on top. 4 Cover and simmer for 20-30 mins until the dumplings have risen and the chicken is cooked through. Serve garnished with a sprig of tarragon, if you like.

Each 313g serving contains: ENERGY




1,323kj Med Low Low Med 316kcal 19.1g 4.4g 4.1g 1.10g 16% 27% 22% 5% 18% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 423kJ/101kcal

£1.14 per serving



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Photograph: Getty Images

A classic taste of luxury. Extra Special Rich & Intense Scottish Smoked Salmon (120g)

Silky smooth, fat-free – and wonderful with fresh berries. Arla Skyr Icelandic Style Yogurt, £1.50 (450g; 33p/100g)

Bring on the bacon. Extra Special Dry Cured Back Bacon Unsmoked, £2.43 (240g; £1.01/100g) or 2 for £4

When only a fry-up will do. Extra Special 6 Classic Pork Sausages, £2.25 (400g; 56p/100g) or 2 for £4

Just add smoked salmon and cream cheese… New York Bakery Co 4 Plain Bagels, 75p* (4-pack; 19p each)

Now she can start her day sunny-side up. The Happy Egg Co Free Range Eggs, £2 (12-pack; 17p each)

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Let Mum enjoy a lie-in – and make her day special with a super-treat breakfast in bed

Mother’s Day h



Spread the love! Asda Creamy Original Soft Cheese, 88p (200g; 44p/100g) or 2 for £1.50

For a zesty wake-up call – or a Buck’s Fizz treat! Asda Orange with Juicy Bits from Concentrate, 79p (1L; 8p/100ml) or 3 for £2 ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | 57




How can I get my kids out in the garden? Make gardening exciting! Kids love to dig so get them involved in prepping for spring with this Trowel assortment, £1. Why not pick up a Plastic Wheelbarrow and Tools set, £8 and cute pots, too? Character Planter Assortment, £3. Then, let them create their own flower bed with a range of bulb and seed packs – they can pick as many combos as they want! Gladoli, lily and dahlia bumper packs, £3 each

I’ve just had a baby – where can I find sound advice online? Find a wealth of well-informed and easily accessible tips and articles at Asda Baby & Toddler Club – including midwife Q&A sessions, first aid kit essentials, advice on travelling abroad with a newborn and guides on everything from car seats to baby monitors. For older kids, we even tackle toddler tantrums and how to help teach your pre-schooler to write. Visit babyclub.asda.com.


How can I be more eco-conscious? Correct disposal of products is vital, so read pack labels. Astonishingly, 90% of wipes that go down the drain should not be flushed. They may contain plastic that won’t break down, block pipes or damage marine life*. Femfresh Intimate Hygiene Large Feminine Freshness Wipes, £3** (25pk; 12p each) are biodegradable, safe to flush and won’t hurt the planet or your plumbing. Infused with mallow and calendula, the pH-balanced formula cleanses and soothes.

If in



N ’ T F LU S H


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Smart 3 ways with


Delicious when grilled, fried or baked, this versatile ‘squeaky’ cheese packs a savoury punch

Make with vegetarian pesto for a Meat-Free Monday treat SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.90

Asda Halloumi, £2 (250g; 80p/100g)

Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/ Gas 6. Roast 250g Scratch Cook Mediterranean Vegetables on a baking tray for 30 mins. Sprinkle 2tbsp flour on 4 Asda Halloumi Burgers and dip in 1 egg, beaten, then 50g Asda Panko Breadcrumbs. Shallow-fry in 2tbsp rapeseed oil on medium for 3 mins each side. Halve and split 2 Baker’s Selection Multiseeded Ciabatta Rolls then lightly toast. On each base, stack 3 Baby Gem lettuce leaves, a little of the veg, a halloumi burger, more veg, ½tbsp sundried tomato pesto and 1tbsp balsamic glaze. Top with the ciabatta lids to serve. Each 230g serving contains: ENERGY




2,107kj High High Low High 504kcal 25.3g 11.0g 7.6g 2.16g 25% 36% 55% 8% 36% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 916kJ/219kcal

Asda Chilli Halloumi, £2 (225g; 89p/100g)

Halloumi & aubergine dream v

A sensation of textures with Moroccan-inspired spicing SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.25

Asda 40% Less Fat Halloumi, £2 (225g; 89p/100g)

Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Halve 2 aubergines and score a diamond pattern into the cut sides. Put on a lined baking tray, drizzle with ½tbsp rapeseed oil and rub in 2tsp Asda Ras El Hanout and

1 clove garlic, crushed. Roast for 25 mins until softened. Remove from the oven and drizzle with zest and juice ½ lemon. In a shallow bowl, mix juice ½ lemon, ½tbsp rapeseed oil and 1tbsp harissa paste. Cut 150g Asda 40% Less Fat Halloumi into thin strips and toss in the dressing. Fry on high in ½tbsp rapeseed oil for 2 mins on each side until golden. Serve with the aubergine, 200g salad and a garnish of mint leaves. Each 249g serving contains: ENERGY




750kj Med Med Low High 179kcal 9.7g 4.2g 4.7g 3.49g 9% 14% 21% 5% 58% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 301kJ/72kcal

Magic from the Med courgettelli

Delicious hot or cold – use any leftovers as a pitta bread filling SERVES 2 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.50

Heat 1tbsp rapeseed oil in a large frying pan on medium. Add 10 cherry tomatoes, halved, 10g pine nuts and 1 clove garlic, chopped, then cook for 3 mins. Add 275g Good& Balanced Courgettelli, 2tbsp Asda 39% Less Fat Green Pesto and juice and zest ½ lemon. Toss together then cook for 2 mins to heat through, and transfer to a serving dish. In another frying pan, cook 100g halloumi, cubed, on medium for 2-3 mins, stirring occasionally until golden all over. Toss through the courgettelli, garnish with basil leaves and serve.


of your 5-a-day

Each 243g serving contains: ENERGY




1,027kj Med Med Low Med 245kcal 19.2g 5.3g 4.1g 0.78g 12% 27% 27% 5% 13% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 423kJ/101kcal


Photographs: Ria Osborne, Getty Images. Styling: Julie Patmore. Food styling: Nancy McDougall

Stacked crispy halloumi burger

How can I make my home fresh for spring?

Any suggestions for a baby shower gift? Parenting books can be really useful but they can also pile on the pressure. So give soonto-be parents a confidence boost and a laugh with our fab columnist Giovanna Fletcher’s new book Happy Mum, Happy Baby, £9. Her upbeat, honest account of her experience with sons Buzz and Buddy is bound to make any mum chuckle!

Inject some zest with cleaning products that leave a lingering fragrance. Add a citrus sparkle with ASDA Multi Surface Wipes Lemon, £1 (80pk; 1p each) and sweeten up doing the dishes with fruity-floral Fairy Clean & Fresh Pomegranate & Honeysuckle Washing Up Liquid, £2.50 (1.4L; 1.77p/L). Then give your laundry a lasting exotic, tropical scent with Surf with Fragrance Release in Tropical Lily & Ylang Ylang, £4.50* (3.2kg; £1.41/kg). And breathe…

Got any ideas for a low-sugar alternative to fizzy drinks?

Have you tried coconut water? Our own-brand Asda Coconut Water is free from artificial colours and flavours, low in sugar, hydrating and also a source of potassium. Drink it on its own or splash it into a smoothie. At just £2 (1L), you can try the trend without the extra spend. Go on, don’t be (coconut) shy!

I’m a light sleeper How can I get a good night’s rest? If light keeps you awake, blackout linings are a clever solution. Made from fabrics with an extra-tight weave, they help keep your bedroom dark. They also regulate temperature, so your room is warm in winter and cooler in summer. Check out our Blackout linings, £20-29. Available in a variety of lengths, they can be hung behind existing curtains so there’s no need to redecorate. Bonus!


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Style pink rocker The classic biker jacket gets a feminine makeover

ÂŁ28 Jacket*, code 5651850


emember the cool girl gang in Grease? Say hello to the Pink Ladies 2.0! This statement jacket, in pastel faux suede, screams Girl Power reloaded. Just as versatile as the black leather original, but with the added bonus of rocking your wardrobe with a new kind of sassy-tudeâ&#x20AC;Ś

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Girl power

Rev up the feminine factor with frills, ruffles and pleats in ice-cream shades. Mum wears: top with necklace*, 8-24, £14, code 5730550; skirt*, 8-24, £14, code 5749736. Girl wears: top**, 4-14yrs, from £7, code 5728319; jeans†, 4-14yrs, from £10, code 5663074

A M M A M ! A I M with ected r l l o c nd ge calm a le and swag , l o o C of sty the one! bags ’s – Mum

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Fashion face-off It’s a street-style challenge! Skater boys and rock chicks go head-to-head. Mum wears: Jacket, 8-24, £28, code 5638130; shirt*, 8-24, £12, code 5704105; sunglasses, £4, code 5636349. Boy wears: Top, 1-6yrs, £8.50, code 5570363; trousers, 1-6yrs, from £8, code 5632484


Stroll with it

Life is a catwalk, so take it all in your stride with fun and functional pieces that shout photo-ready. Mum wears: Dress, 8-24, £16, code 5731061; shoes, 3-9, £12, code 5645663. Girl wears: Dress, first size to 18-24mths, £8, code 5624565

Once upon a time

Playtime superheroes come in many guises, but nobody saves the day quite like Mum can! Mum wears: Dress*, 8-24, £16, code 5746348; shoes, as before; Girl wears: Snow White outfit, 2-10yrs, from £13, code 5482612; shoes, 4-12, £10, code 5636169. Boy wears: Woody outfit (with sound), 3-8yrs, from £13, code 5316992; shoes, 4-12, £9, code 5683461**

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Gardenparty duo For best prize in show, look no further than florals and butterflies for a win-win fashion formula. Mum wears: jumpsuit*, 8-24, £20, code 5691150. Girl wears: dress, 4-14yrs, from £10, code 5611527; shoes, 8-2, from £8, code 5636466

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Be rry cool New-season dressing is made easy with cotton and silky separates in fruit-smoothie hues. Mum wears: top, 8-24, £12, code 5713640; trousers*, 8-24, £14, code 5696695; Girl wears: playsuit, first size to 18-24mths, £8, code 5612208

American dream

It’s USA all the way right now with Varsity and West-Coast cool in the forever classic combo of red, white, and blue. Mum wears: top**, 8-24, £12, code 5746785; jeans**, 8-24, £14, code 5711412; shoes, 3-9, £12, code 5597625; hat, £8, code 5636347. Boy wears: jacket, 1-6yrs, from £9, code 5609803; top, 1-6yrs, £3, code 5617585; jeans, 1-6yrs, from £9, code 5558419; shoes, 4-12, £12, code 5692794

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Figure it out

Time to throw some shapes. Show off your geometry skills and play with prints and silhouettes. Mum wears: top*, 8-24, £12, code 5730426; trousers, 8-24, £14, code 5699164; Girl wears: dress**, 4-14yrs, from £12, code 5677597


Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *Available from 20 March 2017. **Available from 10 April 2017


Pamper heaven Treat Mum to an irresistible gift from our range of gorgeous beauty goodies


hen you want to indulge someone special, a beauty gift is bound to make their day. For fabulous, fragrant body treats, look out for special gift sets from Baylis & Harding – like the Linen Rose & Cotton Heart Set, a luxurious duo of Massage Body Balm and Refreshing Body Cleanser, or the limited-edition Pink Prosecco & Cassis Luxury

Body Wash. There’s plenty of chic make-up, too, such as our exclusive L’Oréal Color Riche range to make Mum (or Gran!) smile. And with great offers on favourite skincare ranges, like Olay Total Effects and L’Oréal Age Perfect, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you’re looking to spoil her. In need of more great ideas? Check out the whole range online and in store.


Baylis & Harding Linen Rose & Cotton Heart Set, £7


L’Oréal Color Riche Lipstick, £5 each

Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream SPF 15, £5* (50ml; £10/100ml)

Baylis & Harding Pink Prosecco & Cassis Luxury Body Wash, £5 Charlie Red Gift Set, £5

Olay Total Effects Feather Weight Moisturiser, £6** (50ml; £12/100ml)

Photographs: Getty Images

L’Oréal Age Perfect Face, Neck & Décolleté SPF 15, £6† (50ml; £12/100ml)

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Price from 14–28 March 2017; standard price £10. **Price from 14–28 March 2017; standard price £15. †Price from 14–28 March 2017; standard price £13.


wish upon a spa

Spend quality time with your mum this Mother’s Day with these innovative beauty treatments. Fluffy robe optional…


ant to treat your hard-working mum to revitalised skin, perfect nails and a chilled state of mind? Your wish is our command! Recreate luxe country retreatstyle pampering in your own bathroom with our new wave of innovative products. ‘Once upon a time, shopping-trolley beauty buys were simply about keeping clean,’ says celebrity facialist Amba Logan. ‘Now, the choice is endless, making at-home treaments accessible, affordable and effective.’ So, what are you waiting for? Ready, set, spa!

SPA MENU The Wake-U p Facial

Beautifully bright complexions here we come The expres s Mani

Long-lasting polish perfection in mome ed nts The Posh Pe

A cheeky file-and- di paint to put your best foo t forward The Body Buff Massage

A sensational circu lationboosting shower shake-up





The promise: Say thank you with this deep-clean hydration facial that will transform her from run-ragged to radiant. The process: First, soak cotton pads in nspa Micellar One-Step Cleanser, £2 (200ml), which uses particles smaller than water to remove make-up and dirt – you’ll be amazed by what comes off on those pads! Next, work nspa Hot Cloth Polish, £4 (150ml) all over the face using the soft muslin cloth, allowing the creamy cocoa butter and neroli oil to gently cleanse. Then, smooth nspa Skin Glow Mud Mask, £4 (50ml), all over. Lie back in luxury for at least 10 minutes, allowing the kaolin clay to draw mother’s day out impurities. Rinse thoroughly, pat dry and then smooth on nspa The incredible Rio Brightening Day Sonicleanse Facial Cream with SPF15, Cleansing & Exfoliating £5 (50ml), using Brush, £35, has a your palms, super-speedy yet soft pulsing brush head. pushing in from Lightly skim it over the neck upwards your skin when you to encourage skin wash your face. tightening.

Gift alert!


Words: Carly Hobbs. Photographs: Ant Duncan. Styling: Karolina Rogalska

THE POSH PEDI The promise: A little tootsie TLC to treat tired, worn-out feet. The process: Soak feet for 5 minutes and scrub with Bulldog Skincare For Men Original Face Scrub, £5 (100ml) – the oat kernels will smooth your skin sharpish. For stubborn areas, the diamond crystal roller on the new Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot File, £39.99, will remove hard skin. Then, use the metal file and pumice stone on the nspa Complete Foot Care File, £1.50, and its nail brush to clean toenails. Trim nails using the QVS Essential Grooming Kit, then paint with George Quick Dry Nail Varnish in Shock, £1, using cotton wool balls to separate toes. Once dry, apply Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Foot Magic, £4 (60ml).

The promise: Treat your mum to neat, resilient nails so she looks on top of her game for the next two weeks! The process: Wash and dry hands before reaching for the QVS Essential Grooming Kit, £4.50*. Clip nails to size, then shape using the rough side of the nail file before buffing over the nail bed with the softer side – this will help the polish stick. Then, get to work with the Sensationail Fuse Gelnamel Starter Kit, £15*, which includes an amazing one-coat gel varnish and salon-style, flash-dry mini LED lamp. Layer on her chosen colour, placing the tip of each finger under the lamp for 30 seconds as you go. Once this is complete, massage George Dr. Corrector Cuticle Oil with Macadamia Oil, £3, around the nails for extra pro points.

£1.50 Foot care file

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The promise: You can both enjoy this circulationboosting massage to help make that orange-peel effect a thing of past. The process: Gift her the Caress Spa Exfoliating Gloves, 85p, to dry-buff skin with the grainy, blackberry and dragon fruit mix of Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Glamorous Pampering Shower Gel Scrub, £1.50 (250ml). Doing this in a circular motion kick-starts blood flow, encouraging cell renewal and resulting in smoother, brighter skin. Rinse off in the shower before using the same swirling motions to work Garnier Body Ultimate Blends Nourishing Oil, £8 (150ml), into the skin. This luxe product nourishes with extra virgin olive oil goodness to get bodies feeling silky smooth. Say spaah!

85p Exfoliating gloves


Homes it’s good to be home Make your place one you’ll never want to leave with our new George Home Spring/Summer 2017 collections

Check out the whole range at George. com



Set the mood; create a cosy atmosphere in any setting with neutral shades. Filmnight alert!


Replace tired glassware with a brand-new sparkling set, ideal for outdoor dining with family and pals.


Embrace the colour palette of the moment with these large, bright cushions. So comfy…

Main picture, from left: Jumbo cord cushion in Honey, 50cm x 50cm, £7 or 2 for £10. Luthor coffee table in Rustic Pine*, self-assembly, W113cm D50cm H45cm, £149. Edmund medium sofa in Duck Egg*, W183cm D93cm H86cm, £325. Daisy cushion in Yellow, 45cm x 35cm, £6. Small hearts tea light, £2. Wooden lantern, £12. Bunny cushion, 43cm x 43cm, £5. Luthor small sideboard in Rustic Pine*, W90cm D45cm H84cm, self-assembly, £249. Duck ornament £10. Bee vase, £12 Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *Online exclusive


Botanical Rhapsody Cool, fresh and clean, this style combines bold geometric shapes and copper accents with vibrant palm-leaf prints and forest greens. ‘Bring the outdoors inside with no-maintenance artificial ferns and on-trend botanical accessories, mixing and matching monochrome patterns with flashes of copper and gold,’ says Neil Holbrook, Editor of George Home. ‘Or nod to the theme with small, key additions like this tropical leaf and bird cushion (right).’

Botanical Rhapsody embossed dinner plate*†, £3

From left: Cactus vase, £12. Globe, £15. Mark making vase, £15. Bronze lantern lamp, W18cm, D18cm, H27cm, £25. Storage side table in White*, W37cm D37cm H41.5cm, £25. Glynn medium sofa in Smoke*, two coordinating cushions included, W188cm D87cm H87cm, £375. Jumbo cord cushion in Dark Green*, 50cm x 50cm, £7 or 2 for £10. Botanical leaf and bird cushion, 30cm x 43cm, £5

Botanical Rhapsody geo tealight holder, £1.50

Botanical Rhapsody geo print bath towel, £6


Micro trend Copper Everything’s coming up rosy with these beautiful copper accessories…

Faux succulent pot in Copper, £4

Botanical Rhapsody copper wire lamp, £30

Hammered copper biscuit jar, £7. Hammered copper canister, £4

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *Online exclusive. †Available from 25 March 2017

Photographs: Dan Duchars. Styling: Diana Civil, Rebecca McEvoy

Triangle floor seat, £39

For a chic storage solution in a small space, this functional storage stool doubles as a stylish end table


Ambleside The breathtaking landscape of the Lake District inspires this rustic trend. Think country cottages, farmhouses bustling with activity and flora and fauna inspired print. Brighten your home with fresh spring yellows and duck-egg blues…

Look out for our stylish new Cook and Dine range, available from 25 March

Ambleside two-tone jar, £6

Cottage money box, £8

From left: Silicone muffin tray in Blue†, £3. Silicone rolling pin in Blue†, £4. Traditional kitchen 5kg scale in White†, £8 Flan dish in Yellow†, 24cm, £6. Melamine bowl and jug† (set of 3), £10. Ceramic measuring cups† (set of 4), £5 Daisy cushion in Yellow, £6

twisted Vintage ‘This nostalgic style reinvents granny’s classics with a modern twist – cute cats and retro prints galore,’ says Neil. Romantic and feminine, with pale blush pinks and gold hues, it’s full of quirky design details like embroidered cushions and chintzy floral prints. Left: Ribbed dinner set (12 piece) in White, £18. Cat teapot†, £8. Cat biscuit jar†, £12. Teabag rest†, £1.50. Cat tea towel* (pack of 2), £4. Ombre pink dinner set† (12 piece), £18. Ombre pink mug pack† (4 piece), £5. Sadie dining table and four chairs, solid wood, in Pink* (also available in Grey, Duck Egg and White), £249. Above: Hell Yeah Cushion*, 43cm x 43cm, £6



Artificial flowers add that hotel-feel to any bedside table

4 of the best Add some glam touches to your bedroom with shaggy cushions and luxe ornaments

Stallion ornament, £12

editor’s pick

Shaggy cushion in Grey, 43cm x 43cm, £8

From left: Primrose mirrored bedside table*, W40cm, D32cm, H45cm, assembled, £89. Shaggy pile rug in Grey, 100cm x 150cm, from £35. Helena double bed, W205cm D147cm H125cm, £239. Grey patch duvet set: Single, £9; Double, £11; King, £13. Grey patch quilted throw, £20. Powered by Prosecco cushion, 43cm x 43cm, £5. Camellia in pressed glass vase, £12. Primrose tri-fold mirror*, £39. Primrose mirrored chest of drawers*, assembled, W100cm, D48cm, H79cm, £229. Primrose mirrored console and stool*, assembled, £229

Classic grey The luxe style of this setting draws inspiration from the timeless charm of boutique hotels and stately homes. Style up your boudoir with beautiful bed linens and unique pieces of furniture to create a glamorous, but tranquil space to relax and unwind in.


Large Scratch Grey Lamp, £20

Aesthetically pleasing yet highly functional, our Japaneseinspired range creates a Zen-like space with clean lines and minimalist graphics.

Buddha ornament, £10

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Calling 999 and responding FAST at any one of the first signs of a stroke is crucial…

Do you know how to spot the symptoms of a stroke – and what you should do next?


Has their face fallen on one side? Can the person smile?


Can they raise both arms and keep them there?


Is their speech slurred? Can they speak clearly?


It’s time to call 999 for an ambulance if you see any single one of these signs of a stroke.

Stroke is a medical emergency. Recognising any single one of the signs of a stroke and calling 999 is crucial. The faster a patient receives immediate medical treatment, the more likely they are to make a better recovery.

If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, make the call. Dial 999 immediately. Search ‘Act FAST’ online for more information. 86 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

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troke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. It can affect how you move, feel and think, leading to disability. A stroke can even be fatal. When a stroke strikes, it spreads like a fire in the brain. To spot the signs in yourself or another person, you need to think and act F.A.S.T.




Words: Laura Potter. Illustrations: Hannah Warren. Photograph: Getty Images

Eating enough fruit and veg doesn’t have to cost a packet or mean hours chopping. Here’s how to get there easily, cheaply – and tastily!


Team veg


hile most people know they should be eating their five portions of fruit and veg a day, every day, it’s easy to forget that there’s more than one way to gobble the good stuff. Making sure you and your family are getting the right amount is important for a number of reasons. After all, eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and veg a day can lower the risk of health problems like heart disease, stroke and some cancers, and can help you maintain a healthy weight.* But it needn’t be a chore – in fact, it can be a lot of (delicious) fun! Here’s how to squeeze those colourful foods into your diet…


5-a-day how-to ‘Can I feed my family 5-a-day on a budget?’ ‘Absolutely! Fresh, frozen and canned all count towards your 5-a-day but do try to choose tinned veg without added sugar or salt – and tinned fruit in juice rather than syrup. There’s no need to defrost veggies before adding to your cooking, you can simply stir straight from the freezer into curries, rice, casseroles and soups. ‘Remember, you don’t have to eat your body weight in broccoli for it to count, either – just a few tablespoons of veg with a meal adds up.’ Great-value, handy canned veg is also

good – and can have higher levels of key nutrients. ‘The antioxidant lycopene is more readily available from canned tomatoes than from fresh,’ explains nutritionist Fiona Hunter**. Canned beans and pulses – such as lentils, chickpeas and kidney beans – contribute to your daily quota, but again, choose reduced-salt and sugar varieties. Reduced-sugar baked beans and spaghetti hoops contribute, too. ‘If you’re cooking with mince, use 25% less and then bulk it up with a can of lentils,’ says Fiona. ‘Nobody will notice – and it’s a cheap and easy

Don’t tell kids ‘no dessert until you’ve eaten all your veg’ – that’ll just make vegetables the enemy! way to add more veg.’ Buying in season often means great value. In spring, that includes rhubarb, spinach, spring onions, watercress, and purple sprouting broccoli. ‘Don’t forget, the humble carrot is just as much of a “superfood” as goji berries,’ she says. ‘My kids hate veg. Help!’ ‘Kids often prefer raw vegetables to cooked,’ explains Fiona. So serve up crunchy raw veg with dips like houmous and guacamole – which contribute towards their



Cold calls

Four easy ways to your 5-a-day – from the freezer…

5-a-day, too. Try adding frozen peas or sweetcorn to macaroni cheese or grating courgette into spaghetti Bolognese and chilli. ‘As children tend to like anything slightly sweeter, butternut squash, sweet potato, carrots and red peppers usually go down well. Bitter flavours, like sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower are less popular, but don’t stress too much about them – the kids’ tastes will change over time.’ Finally, make eating veg fun! ‘Involve your children in choosing and preparing vegetables, and ask them whether they’ve eaten a “rainbow” of fruit and veg today,’ says Fiona. ‘It’s fun to play with colour, too – try grating beetroot into a risotto to make it bright pink!’

Fruit and veg-out Mix and match our three days’ worth of familyfriendly meal ideas. They’re hassle-free, and cheap!


1 bowl of porridge with 10 blueberries; 150ml glass of juice Frozen for Freshness Blueberries, £2 (350g; 57p/100g)

1 mashed banana on wholemeal toast; 150ml glass of juice Mushrooms (3 heaped tbsp) on toast; 150ml glass of juice

Scratch Cook Stir-Fry Veg Mix, £1 (500g; 20p/100g)


Cheese and cucumber sandwich; carrot sticks and houmous; 1 apple

Scratch Cook Sweet Potato Chunks, £1.50 (700g; 21p/100g)

Vegetable soup with wholemeal pitta; 1 orange Low-sugar spaghetti hoops or reduced salt and sugar baked beans (half a 400g can) on toast; 2 kiwi fruit

Asda Smoothie Mix Mango & Pineapple, £2.25 (500g; 45p/100g)


Homemade ‘pizza’ – wholemeal wrap topped with 1tbsp tomato purée, cheese and lots of the family’s favourite veggies;

Mini win!

Add Chosen by Kids Mini Mixed Fruity Snack Boxes to lunchboxes to help towards dried fruit portions

banana baked in foil with a drizzle of honey Chicken or turkey fajitas topped with plenty of sliced red and yellow peppers, salad leaves and guacamole; berries served with a dollop of yogurt Sweet potato wedges with chilli – grate courgette into the chilli and add a can of kidney beans and frozen sweetcorn; canned pineapple rings in juice (drained); a scoop of ice cream

Eat up

1 portion serving is around 80g – for a rough visual guide, make your hand into a loose fist – this is roughly what a portion looks like Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *nhs.uk **health.harvard.edu




You’ll find it easier to breathe and have higher energy levels just 72 hours after your last cigarette**.

If you’re giving up smoking, a little help can make a big difference

Here for you

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Support yourself

Nicorette Quick Mist† 4mg Nicotine, was £17.96, now £12

Nicorette Fresh Mint Gum† 2mg Nicotine, was £22, now £18 (210pack; 9p each)

Nicorette Invisi Patch† 15mg Nicotine, was £13, now £10 (7-pack; £1.42 each)

Our stop-smoking aids are available without prescription from your local Asda Pharmacy, in the healthcare aisle and online. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charges may apply online. *Source: ash.org.uk **Source: nhs.uk †Nicorette products contain nicotine; requires willpower; a stop-smoking aid; always read the label; keep out of the sight and reach of children

Photographs: Getty Images


wo thirds of smokers would like to quit* but it’s a huge habit to break. While we all know the health benefits (like a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease, and improved general fitness**) not to mention the financial savings, it can be hard to stop smoking on your own. That’s why No Smoking Day on 8 March is the perfect opportunity to kick the habit – and picking up some friendly expert advice at an Asda Pharmacy (plus a few handy products) is a great way to help you give up for good. So why not make 8 March the day you commit to quit?



Hair of the dog With Crufts taking place this month, vet Dr Zara Boland explains the importance of keeping your pooch coiffed


Photograph: Getty Images

hether you’ve got a pampered Pomeranian or a tousled terrier, you’ll need to give them a hand to keep their coat in tip-top condition (happily, our feline friends tend to groom themselves). How much you need to groom your dog – and how often – will depend on their breed and coat type but, remember, it isn’t just about keeping them beautiful. Grooming allows you to spend quality bonding time with your pal, and gives you the chance to spot problems such as ticks, fleas, dirty ears or any new lumps or bumps.

First, put a non-slip mat in the sink or bath. Invest in a specially formulated shampoo, as dog skin has a different pH balance to ours. After, gently towel

dry, then keep your dog in a warm place until they are completely dry (especially small and thin breeds that get cold easily). Voilà, one pimped-up pooch!

‘Simba is a proper pampered pooch’

Colin Newton, from Northcote, Lincs, lives with poodle Simba, two ‘Simba is descended from two Crufts’ champions – the groomer cuts his hair every four weeks, to keep it nice. I clean his ears, clip his toes and brush him every few days so he doesn’t get knotty. He has more clothes than me and loves wearing his biker jacket!’

splashing out? Dogs rarely need more than two or three baths a year – too many will strip their coat of its natural oils. Most of the time, a good brush once a week and a quick rub-down with pet wipes or a towel will be enough after a muddy walk. When they do need a bath, allow plenty of time, as they can get anxious if you rush. Walk them first to wear them out so they’re less boisterous. (If you go out afterwards, all your hard work may be ruined at the first puddle!)

let them shine For a superclean, shiny coat. It’s a Dog’s Life Shampoo and Conditioner, £2 (400ml) Keep in your bag/car/porch for emergencies. It’s a Dog’s Life Kind & Gentle Pet Wipes, £2 (20-pack) Get rid of loose hair the gentle, fur-friendly way. Hartz Groomer’s Best Rubber Dog Brush, £3

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BEHIND EVERY GREAT WOMAN... ...there’s another one! To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, three of Asda’s rising stars talk about the female role models who inspired them to follow their dreams ‘Mum has been my rock’ Alex Newbould, 27, from Leeds, won the 2016 Women of the Future Award for Business. She is senior manager, pricing strategy at Asda


itting at a table in the swanky Hilton on Park Lane, I froze in shock when my name was called out – I​’d just won the Women of the Future Award for Business. My mum Karen, 56, was sitting beside me and, as I jumped to my feet, I saw her beaming proudly. ‘I knew you’d do it!’ she exclaimed. But the truth is, I could never have done it without her. Growing up, Mum was a rock to me and my three siblings. Helping with homework, talking through problems, ferrying us to swimming lessons… She was always there for us, despite juggling a part-time degree in counselling at Durham University. Watching Mum finish her degree, become a counsellor and start her own business was such a huge inspiration. Of course, being one of four kids, we weren’t rolling in it but what we lacked in luxuries, we more than made up for in love. At 18, I was stressing about what to study at uni. There was huge pressure to decide on a career path, but Mum just sat me down and told me there was plenty of time, that I should focus on my strengths




and do something I enjoyed. So, in 2007, I started a degree in psychology and, after graduating in 2011, I joined Asda. Amazingly, a twoweek work experience placement led to me securing a role as a junior analyst. Over the next five years, I rose through the ranks to head of pricing

Mum’s advice was always to find what you love, be a nice person and have fun! strategy, leading a team of 10 people. Mum was always on hand to give advice, helping me see things more clearly and figure out the best solution. A real people person, she encouraged me to treat everyone equally and to always be kind. In October 2016, I found out a colleague had nominated me for the Women of the Future award. I was flattered but never expected to get anywhere. However, a few weeks later, I found out I had been shortlisted, and in December I brought Mum to London as my plus-one for the awards ceremony. She’d never been to anything like that before and was so excited as we checked into our nice hotel and got changed into ball gowns. Convinced I wouldn’t win, I didn’t even prepare a speech so when my name was read out, I was absolutely flabbergasted. Standing on the stage was one of the proudest moments of my life, especially because Mum was there to share it with me. Now I mentor other Asda colleagues and I always pass on Mum’s advice: find what you love, be a nice person and have fun! She made so many sacrifices for us and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her advice, support and – most of all – her love.

‘My mentor at work gave me the push I needed’ Rukia Hussain, 24, from Whalley Range, Manchester, won the 2016 Worldpay Everywoman in Retail award. She is a George and general merchandise trading manager


osters were plastered all over Asda Eastlands in Manchester: colleagues could apply for the annual work trip to Arkansas, America, to visit our parent company, Walmart. ‘You should apply,’ Julie Feeney, 60, from the HR team kept telling me. What was the point, though? More than 180,000 people work for Asda – why would a checkout girl get chosen? I’d joined Asda at 16, working on Sundays while I did my A Levels. After I got my social change and law degree in 2013, I hadn’t a clue what to do. My parents wanted me to go into law but I took a year out to work full-time in Asda and think about my next step. I hadn’t considered a career there until Julie told me I could go far in the company. She was so supportive and I was flattered, but sceptical – how could I move up from the checkout? Julie convinced me to apply for the US trip and let me help organise training for 90 colleagues. This steep

learning curve led to me being chosen to go to the US in 2014. It opened my eyes to the opportunities at the company. When I returned, a promotion meant leaving the store – and Julie. But she was delighted for me. I’ve stayed in touch with Julie; she’s not just a mentor, she’s a friend. Last September, I won the 2016 Worldpay Everywoman in Retail award and one of the first things I did was text Julie a photo of me


and my trophy. She gave me the push I needed to change my life. Back at work, some girls from my team printed off a story about my award and taped it to the bulletin board with ‘inspirational’ written above my photo, which was lovely. Now I run workshops for colleagues who want to step up and I always keep an eye out for checkout staff. I want to help them, like Julie helped me. GOOD LIVING | 93


me the confidence I needed to take the terrifying step of coming GEMMA WITH ASDA COLLEAGUES out to my colleagues at Asda, where I’d worked since I was 20. Thankfully, they were just as accepting. In 2015, I had gender reassignment surgery, which was the final step. At last, my body felt like it was ‘right’. I was also given a role within Asda as a Community Life Champion, helping the company to develop guidelines for supporting other transgender colleagues. Now, I’m happier and more confident than I have ever been

‘My gran showed me how strong a woman can be’ Gemma Leatherbarrow, 36, from Manchester, is a Community Life Champion at Asda. It’s now 10 years since she transitioned from male to female


hinking as far back as I can remember, I always knew there was something different with my body. It felt like it didn’t align with my brain. It wasn’t until my teens that I discovered the term ‘transgender,’ but even then I couldn’t admit it to my family – not even my granny Edna, now 94, who I’d always been especially close to. Tough as old boots but as glamorous as Joan Collins, she’d lived through the Second World War and 94 | GOOD LIVING

was full of stories about rationing and flirting with American soldiers. She baked a mean apple pie, loved ballroom dancing and always took me on days out to London. Despite her age, she was liberal and openminded but I still couldn’t bring myself to confide in her. Instead, I wrestled with depression and low self-esteem until I decided, in my early 20s, to come out to my family and transition from male to female. I broke the news to my parents, who were shocked but supportive once they realised they didn’t need to mourn the son they were losing. I was still ‘me’ – in fact, I was becoming the real me. They told Gran and she didn’t bat an eyelid. She just started calling me ‘Gemma’ and treated me exactly as she had done before. In fact, she didn’t ask me a single question and just accepted me and loved me unconditionally. It was a huge comfort and gave

and my only sadness is that Gran can’t see it. A few years back, she started to forget. Just little things to begin with, then gradually more and more. She’d get confused and agitated, and was finally diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. While she still manages to live at home and goes out to get her hair done every Friday, she’s a shell of the proud, strong-willed woman that she used to be. I’m just so grateful she showed me how amazing a woman can be – and I know she’d be really proud of the woman I am today.


Words: Gayle Schoales. Photographs: Liz Gregg

Gran didn’t bat an eyelid when she was told I was transgender – she just accepted me


THE RIGHT LOOK You’ll find the perfect mix of fantastic frames and amazing value at our in-store opticians – why not take a peep?


Morgan, £80


here’s one thing you can always rely on mum for and that’s an honest opinion. She’s the perfect person to help you choose new glasses (and vice-versa) and you’ll both find frames you love – at prices you really love – at Asda Opticians. We’ve got a stylish selection of designer and premium designer frames for women of all ages, with top brands including Karl

Lagerfeld, Morgan, Oasis, 7 for All Mankind and Stepper Titanium. And with all designer glasses for £80 each, looking good has never been so easy. You’ll find Asda Opticians in over 150 stores, so pop in for an eye test or bring in your glasses prescription, and let our fully qualified optical professionals take care of your family’s eyes. For more info, go to ASDA.com/opticians.

Oasis, £80

Stepper STS, £80


• Frames • Single vision, bifocal or digital varifocal lenses • Thinner lenses (if required) • Anti-reflective coating • Tinted lenses (if chosen) Asda Opticians accept prescriptions from other opticians. Available in stores with an Asda Opticians. Subject to availability. Certain lens brands are excluded. Eye test costs £19 or free under the NHS for those who qualify under NHS criteria. For full details, please ask an Optical Colleague in store. Prices available in store and at ASDA.com/opticians





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I’d love dinner with Will Smith

‘Nothing beats my dad’s jerk chicken recipe!’ Jessica Ennis-Hill on her secret sweet tooth and eating alligator Retired athlete and Olympic medallistturned-kids’ author Jessica, 31, lives in Sheffield with her husband Andy, son Reggie, two, and pet dog Myla What’s on your daily menu? Breakfast is porridge with blueberries and pumpkin seeds. Poached eggs with avocado and salmon are so quick to make for lunch. For dinner, I love cooking Italian food like lasagne. I’ve got more time to experiment now. Has your diet changed much since retiring from athletics? When I was training, I could justify having a bad meal because I was burning it off. The healthiest I’ve ever been was when xxxxxx I was pregnant – I was so conscious of what I put in my body. Is Reggie a fussy eater? I introduced him to lots of different flavours when I was weaning 98 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

him. He now loves sweet potato and smoked salmon is his favourite! Last supper? A delicious red Thai curry with prawns or chicken. Favourite restaurant? Sushi Samba. The views of London are amazing and I’ve tried everything from yellowtail sashimi to chateaubriand. It was incredible. First thing you cooked? A sponge cake, which I baked with my dad when I was seven years old. We went a bit crazy with the flour and it came out like a mountain! Did your dad Vinnie’s Jamaican roots inspire you? Dad cooks traditional Jamaican food and I especially love his jerk chicken, rice and


peas. I’ve tried to make different variations but nothing beats this family recipe. Favourite snack? I’ve got a sweet tooth and love the cocoa Nakd bars – they taste like chocolate but have no added sugar. I ate lots while I was on deadline for my books! What’s the inspiration behind them? As soon as you have kids, you’re thrown into this imaginative world. It was a nice opportunity to be creative and relive my childhood memories. Dream dinner-party guest? Will Smith because he’s so funny. Most unusual food discovery? I once tried alligator in Florida – it’s OK but I’d never eat it again! Any strong culinary dislikes? Growing up I wasn’t keen on fish but my mum says your tastebuds change every seven years. Now, it’s one of my favourite foods to eat. Quick energy boost? A smoothie is always a good boost ahead of a run. I put coconut water, kale, avocado, mango, blueberries, raspberries and banana in the blender. Tasty. Secret to being a kitchen goddess? A good cookbook! I follow Jamie Oliver’s 30-Minute Meals. I’m tidy in the kitchen too, unlike my husband!

Evie’s Magic Bracelet Book 1: The Silver Unicorn by Jessica EnnisHill, £4 or 2 for £7, available from 9 March 2017

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Asda Good Living Magazine March 2017  

Asda Good Living magazine is Asda's in store monthly magazine filled with delicious and budget friendly recipes, plus homes, beauty and Geor...

Asda Good Living Magazine March 2017  

Asda Good Living magazine is Asda's in store monthly magazine filled with delicious and budget friendly recipes, plus homes, beauty and Geor...


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