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Fast teatime fixes

Let’s do this! Turn summer sun into family fun– just add ASDA

Food | Living | Health | Homes | Style


GOOD LIVING

ON THE FARM, P48

Check it out

Summer recipes at ASDAgoodliving .co.uk

IT’S CARNIVAL TIME! P13

August!

This month, we’ve let the kids take over the magazine… As well as taste-testing the latest food trend, smash toast (p37), and our Caribbean carnival treats (p13), they couldn’t wait to learn new kitchen skills with our amazing recipes for budding cooks of all ages and levels (p26). They also demanded that we get tips, ideas and all the gossip from teenage celebrity chef Tilly Ramsay (p65)! For a cool day out, they visited Green End Farm in Yorkshire, to see where their 5-a-day comes from (p48). Then we set our activity challenge, to find out how much fun one family could have without breaking the bank (p95). Summer’s also the perfect time for an update, so be inspired by our well-deserved mummy makeovers (p77) and the fresh new looks we gave a brother and sister for their rooms, using great ranges from George Home (p88).

TILLY RAMSAY, P65

Enjoy the mag – and your summer hols, too!

Team Good Living THE MUMMY MAKEOVER, P77

BARGAIN FUN TIME, P95

DREAM ROOMS, P88

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Contents AUGUST 2017

Carnival food, style makeovers and lots of summer holiday fun – the kids’ takeover issue has it all!

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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.

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Bright young things School-holiday treats 48 On the farm Open Farm Day reveals the journey from field to fork 71 Smart living BBQ picks, top toys and food awards 109 #Goodliving Your little ones are loving the summer sunshine!

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Food 10 #Lovefood News and trends with The Foodie Teen Alessandra Peters 13 It’s carnival time! Sunny Caribbean-inspired party food and drinks 22 Chill out! Get fruity with a showstopping pud and a skyscraper slushie 25 Family favourites Levi ‘Reggae Reggae’ Roots on Mum’s chicken curry 26 Kids in the kitchen Great ideas to inspire your budding little chefs 37 Smash toast! Move over avocado – smashed fruit

toppings are here to stay 41 Truly scrumptious No-added-sugar snacks 53 From the freezer Freezy-peasy tasty weeknight dinners 61 4 ways with Tenderstem broccoli From stir-frying to baking in muffins 65 ‘Dad’s happy that I’m following in his footsteps’ Why Tilly Ramsay is making Gordon so proud 110 My foodie life Gethin Jones on blowfish, chips and the food of love! GOOD LIVING | 5


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On the cover

Fruity fro-yo bombe, p22 Photograph: Stuart Ovenden Styling: Tonia Shuttleworth Food styling: Lauren Floodgate

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HEARST Editor Ally Oliver Digital director Kate Matharu Acting digital director Mango Saul Digital content editor Sarah Alcock 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 editor Gregor McMaster Fashion assistant J’Nae Phillips Senior digital writer Rebecca Shepherd Editorial assistant Harriette Casey

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Style 77 The mummy makeover Would you let your kids choose a whole new look for you? These brave mums did!

Little Book of On starred products

Look good, feel great Look out for our 3 for

2 beauty offers inside…

body | make-up | top buys | Hair 1

100s of lines, offer: mix and match across to availability. *3 for 2 free, in-store only. Photograph: Urban Lip item Selected stores only, subject selected lines only, cheapest

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Homes 88 Bedroom S.O.S! When two kids asked us to make over their dull rooms, we gave them fun updates from George Home

Apology

Asda Little Book of Beauty lists the price of Real Techniques 2 Miracle Complexion Sponges as £6 (p11). This is an error and the correct price is £10. We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.

Health 95 School’s out… Can you have holiday fun without busting your budget? One family gives it a try 103 The whole tooth Dental health for children 105 Beat the bullies How to spot the signs – and what to do next

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Head of client services Kirsty Ware Account director Andrew Tkaczyk Senior account manager Nafeesa Yousuf Senior account manager Nikki Little Account executive Arianna Salenius Chief Executive Officer James Wildman Director, Hearst Made Jane Wolfson ASDA Editor Sarah Thom Asda content planners Amy Cawthorne, Jo Jackson Asda content co-ordinator Michaela Jones George content planner Aaron Clayton ADVERTISING Lauren Hodgson For sales enquiries, please contact lauren@gigretail.co.uk

Good Living is published for Asda by Hearst Magazines UK, the trading name of the National Magazine Company, 72 Broadwick Street, London W1F 9EP; 020 7439 5000; hearstmagazines.co.uk. Registered in England 112955. Printed in the UK by Prinovis. Print sourced by HH Associates. Promoter is Asda Stores Ltd unless otherwise stated. © 2017 Hearst Magazines UK. All rights reserved; reproduction of any part of this magazine is not allowed without the written permission of the publishers and the institution. Prices correct at time of going to press. Product availability may vary. Good Living is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (which regulates the UK’s magazine and newspaper industry). We abide by the Editors’ Code of Practice and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism. If you think that we have not met those standards and want to make a complaint, contact complaints@ hearst.co.uk or visit hearst.co.uk/hearstmagazines-uk-complaints-procedure. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, or if you would like more information about IPSO or the Editors’ Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit ipso.co.uk.

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Read-osaurus A novel way to keep books and comics tidy. Dinosaur bookends, £10*

JUMP AROUND! They’ll hop, skip and jump straight to this awesome bouncer. Sportspower bouncy castle, £85

Under the sea

There’ll be no need for reminders to keep a sunhat on with this cool design. Reversible octopus hat, £4

Bright young things Wow your kids this summer break with our sunny selection of must-have goodies

SWEET DREAMS A magical friend for special snuggles. Unicorn cushion, £7

JURASSIC LARKS Monster interactive adventures at the ready with this voice-recording dinosaur. Little TIkes Roar ’n’ Flash Dino, £10 8 | ASDA.COM


GOOD LIVING

Snap it up

Teach your little ones to navi-gator letters and phonics. VTech Alpha-Gator, £19.97

FURRY FRIEND Have fun on the school run with this cute bag. Dino rucksack, £10

On the road

Beep, beep – it’s bedtime! Transport ABC single duvet set, £10; toddler duvet set, £9

ALL DRESSED UP Let their imaginations run wild with these fantastic fancy dress outfits. Spider-Man Homecoming costume, from £13; Trolls Poppy costume*, from £14

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

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THE LATEST IN FOOD NEWS

#Lovefood

Alessandra Peters, aka blogger The Foodie Teen, gets us all set for the summer holidays with her irresistible ideas and recipes

BOWLED OVER This amazing pomegranate and spinach salad is simply gorgeous – in the summer, I eat this on repeat. I’m not sure what I love most about it – the bright colours, the immense tastes or how easy it is to make! The summery, strawberry balsamic dressing adds a tangysweet flavour and who can resist that colour? Make your own by blitzing together strawberries, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, some honey, a little mustard and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Voila, perfect! Find the full recipe and learn more about The Foodie Teen at ASDA.GL/alessandra

Photographs: Getty Images

Hi, I’m Alessandra, an 18-year-old health fiend and food blogger who spends most days experimenting in the kitchen or reading cookbooks snuggled up with my cat – when I’m not sending out stressy uni applications, that is! Being asked to write for #Lovefood this issue is awesome, because food is pretty much my biggest passion. When I was diagnosed with a lot of food intolerances in 2012, I stopped eating junk food and taught myself to cook. Going from exhaustion to boundless energy showed me just how much what you eat can affect your life! thefoodieteen.com

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KITCHEN KIT This blender makes an ace smoothie. Almond milk with cherries, baby spinach, chia seeds and mint is one of my favourites. George Home Jug Blender, £15

I’m loving... This genius gadget separates the pulp, and gives you the perfect OJ for my lollies (opposite). George Home 700W Full Fruit Juicer, £39


FOOD

The scoop It’s the ultimate feel-good summer treat… and it always makes me feel like a big kid again, so it’s no wonder we all scream for ice cream. In the UK, we scoff around 5L of the cold stuff per head each year* and there’s a huge range on offer, for all tastes and

nutritional needs. For an onthe-sofa-in-front-of-a-movie treat, break out the spoons and share a tub of Asda Loaded Choc Fudge Brownie, £2 (480ml; 42p/100ml) or Extra Special Colombian Caffe Latte Ice Cream, £2.50 (500ml; 50p/100ml). Or if, like me, you’re looking for a yummy alternative to dairy that’s gluten-free, too, try Alpro Coconut Ice Cream, £3.50 (500ml; 70p/100ml) and Swedish Glace DairyFree Heavenly Chocolate Made with Soy, £2.20 (750ml; 29p/100ml). N-ice!

Chunky fruit lollies

Whether I’m doing exam revision or recipe research, I crave these thirst-quenchers when I need a natural sugar lift. Just chop up your favourite fruits, throw in some berries, top up with freshly squeezed orange juice and freeze. A total breeze!

Ask Alessandra...

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My daughter will only My son has autism and all eat sausages and chicken his food has to be the same dippers. I’d like to get her colour and not touching on to eat vegetables – any ideas? his plate. He’ll eat meat but he’s not Katy Harris too keen on it. How can I make sure You could be sneaky and hide the veg he eats a varied and balanced diet? in her dippers! To make your own, mix Helen Hughes chicken or turkey mince with half a What about sweet potatoes, yellow beaten egg, grated courgette and peppers, carrots and lentil patties, or carrot. Shape to look like the real thing, breaded veggie burgers which look chill to firm, and dip in the remaining golden once cooked? Or try grilled egg then breadcrumbs or crushed-up chicken, or tofu, with cauliflower and cornflakes. She won’t suspect a thing! rice or potatoes – keep them plain for Oven-bake at 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6 for him but use sauces to add natural 20 mins, turning halfway, until golden. colour and flavour Once she gets more for everyone else. adventurous with Another idea is her food and maybe leafy veg, peas, moves onto pasta, asparagus and try adding grated broccoli with pesto Asda 4 Vegetable pasta, or soft veg to spag bol or Asda Corn Flakes, crushing steamed Burgers, £1.50 cheese blitzed 95p (450g; broccoli florets into (454g; 33p/100g) with spinach to 21p/100g) or 2 for £2.50 pesto sauce. turn it green.

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Source: theicecreamfarm.co.uk

MY CHEF NOTES

Pick-me-up peach iced tea This was my go-to fuel when I was studying for A-levels! Bubble up some peach slices in sugar and water for 20 mins. Blend until smooth, then strain. Dunk 2 black teabags in 500ml hot water for 3-5 mins, remove and cool. Fill a jug with ice, pour in the tea and add the peach mix to taste. Dress it up with mint and slices of peach. ASDA.COM | 11


Food It’s

CARNI VAL CARNIV TIME! TIME! S

chool’s out! So now you’ve got the best excuse to throw the ultimate summer-holiday party. In fact, why not make it a carnival in your own back garden? With our Caribbean-inspired recipes and range of sunshine foods and drinks, it’s easy-as. Kids can have fun helping out with the prep and cooking – and you can add a hint of spice to tickle grown-up taste buds. The celebration starts here… ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK | 13


Jerk chicken with rainbow rice

Our take on a Jamaican classic – the ultimate carnival food! SERVES 8 READY IN 50 MINS, PLUS MARINATING PRICE PER SERVING 74p

FOR THE CHICKEN ● 2tbsp Dunn’s River Jamaican Jerk Seasoning ● 4 spring onions, chopped ● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 2tsp chilli flakes ● 2tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce ● 1tbsp clear honey ● Juice 1 lime, plus extra lime wedges to serve ● 2tbsp thyme leaves ● 1.09kg pack Butcher’s Selection British Chicken Legs FOR THE RAINBOW RICE ● 240g wholegrain rice ● 100g frozen peas ● 400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed ● 4 spring onions, finely sliced ● 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped ● Zest 1 lime

Prawns on parade skewers

These elegant mini-kebabs take just minutes to cook on the BBQ. Serve them hot from the grill or eat them cold SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS, PLUS MARINATING PRICE PER SERVING £2.54 ● 630g Extra Special frozen

Jumbo King Prawns, thawed ● 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped ● 1 clove garlic, finely chopped ● 2cm piece ginger, finely grated ● ½ pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 2cm chunks ● ½tbsp dark muscovado sugar ● 2 limes, each cut into 8 pieces ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● Whole leaves from 2 Little Gem lettuces 1 Soak 4 wooden skewers in cold water to stop them burning during cooking. 2 Mix the prawns with the chilli, garlic 14 | GOOD ASDA.COM/GROCERIES LIVING

and half the ginger. Cover with clingfilm and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hrs, or ideally overnight. 3 Mix the pineapple with the remaining ginger and the muscovado sugar. 4 Thread the prawns, pineapple and lime wedges onto the skewers. 5 Heat a BBQ, griddle or frying pan over a high heat. Brush the skewers with a little oil and cook for 2-3 mins on each side until the prawns are pink and the pineapple is golden. Serve with the Little Gem leaves.

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1 For the marinade, mix together the jerk seasoning, spring onions, garlic, chilli, soy sauce, honey, lime juice and thyme in a large, non-metallic bowl. 2 Score the chicken with a sharp knife. Add to the marinade, cover with clingfilm and marinate in the fridge for 2 hrs, or ideally overnight. 3 Line a baking tray with baking paper. Preheat the grill to high then cook the chicken for 25-35 mins, turning halfway through, until cooked through and crispy. 4 Cook the rice according to the pack instructions. Add the peas to the pan for the final 2 mins of cooking. Drain. 5 Mix the rice and peas in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients. Serve with the chicken. Each 282g serving contains:

SALT

778KJ Low Low Low LOW 186KCAL 2.1g 0.3g 12.0g 0.87g 9% 3% 2% 13% 15% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 259kJ/62kcal

ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,487KJ Med Low Low Med 355KCAL 10.4g 2.8g 5.1g 0.90g 18% 15% 14% 6% 15% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 527kJ/126kcal

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FOOD

‘We call this twisty chicken because it’s normal chicken but better! You can make it spicier if you want to give it to your dad.’ Amba, five

Dunn’s River Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, 87p (100g) or 2 for £1.50

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TIP Any leftover cooked lamb mixture can be mixed with cooked rice the following day, for an easy, tasty supper.

Caribbean curry patties & zingy salsa

These cute bites are mildly spiced for everyone to enjoy SERVES 8 READY IN 60 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 96p ● 250g lamb mince ● 1 red onion, finely chopped ● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 2 carrots, peeled and chopped ● 4 celery sticks, finely chopped ● 2 tomatoes, finely chopped ● 1tbsp tomato purée ● 2tbsp mild curry powder ● 2tsp ground cumin ● 1tsp ground turmeric, plus

extra for the glaze

● 1 reduced-salt chicken

stock cube

● 1 bay leaf ● 375g pack Asda Ready Rolled

Light Puff Pastry

● 1tbsp plain flour, for dusting ● 1 egg, beaten

FOR THE SALSA

● 2 mangoes, peeled and stones

removed, cut into 2mm cubes

● 1tbsp coriander, chopped ● 1 red chilli, deseeded and

finely chopped

● 2 spring onions, finely sliced ● Juice and zest 1 lime ● ½tsp Encona West Indian

Encona West Indian Original Hot Pepper Sauce, was £1.19, now 90p (175g; 51p/100g)

Original Hot Pepper Sauce (optional)

1 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Fry the lamb mince on a high heat for 5 mins, stirring, until evenly browned. Drain off any excess fat. 3 Add the red onion, garlic, carrots, celery, tomatoes, tomato purée, curry powder, cumin and turmeric. Cook for 8 mins, stirring occasionally, until the veg starts to soften. 4 Crumble in the stock cube, pour in 300ml boiling water and add the bay leaf. Stir to combine, then 16 | GOOD ASDA.COM/GROCERIES LIVING

simmer for 10 mins until the excess liquid has evaporated. Leave to cool slightly. 5 Roll the pastry out on a surface dusted with flour. Stamp out 8 circles with a large cookie cutter. 6 Place a spoonful of the lamb mixture in the middle of each circle. Beat the egg with a pinch of turmeric, then dab around the edge of each circle. Fold the pastry over to get semicircular patties,

pinching the edges together with your fingers and thumb to seal. 7 Put the patties on the baking tray and brush with egg to glaze. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden and risen. 8 Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients for the salsa together. Serve with the curry patties.

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Each 222g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

845KJ Med Med Low LOW 202KCAL 11.8g 5.3g 10.4g 0.33g 10% 17% 27% 12% 6% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 381kJ/91kcal

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Oh-so-nice rice burgers & sunny slaw

A tasty combo to get veggie guests dancing with delight! SERVES 4 READY IN 50 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.34

FOR THE BURGERS ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 4 spring onions, chopped ● 1 clove garlic, crushed ● 1tsp allspice powder ● 240g Arborio rice ● 400ml 50% fat coconut milk ● 1 reduced-salt veg stock cube ● 200g frozen peas ● Juice and zest 1 lemon ● 25g pack coriander, chopped ● 2tbsp polenta FOR THE SLAW ● ½ red cabbage, finely sliced ● 2 carrots, peeled and grated ● 2 sticks celery, finely sliced

● 1 yellow pepper, deseeded

and cut into thin strips

● ½ red onion, finely sliced ● Juice 1 lime

1 Heat a large pan on medium. Add the oil, spring onion, garlic and allspice, and cook for 5 mins until softened. Boil 300ml water and set aside for later. 2 Add the rice and coconut milk to the spring onion mixture. Crumble in the stock cube and simmer, stirring constantly. When the coconut milk has been absorbed, gradually add a little of the hot water to the pan, stirring, until absorbed by

the rice. Repeat this process until the rice is cooked. Leave to cool. 3 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 4 Bring a pan of water to the boil. Add the peas, cook for 2-3 mins, drain and return to the pan. Lightly crush with the back of a fork then mix into the rice along with the lemon juice, zest and half the coriander. Season with black pepper. 5 Shape the rice into patties, roll in the polenta and place on the tray. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden and crisp. 6 Mix the slaw ingredients with the rest of the coriander. Serve with the burgers. Each 587g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,916KJ Low High Low Low 458KCAL 10.6g 7.0g 12.9g 0.47g 23% 15% 35% 14% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 326kJ/78kcal

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Go coconuts fruity rice puds

A sweet, creamy, fragrant dessert with a tropical topping SERVES 10 READY IN 50 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 47p ● 100g pudding rice ● 400ml reduced-fat

pan over a medium heat. Simmer for 40-50 mins, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and the mixture becomes thick and creamy. 2 Mix together the pineapple and mango. Put the remaining coconut in a small frying pan over a medium heat and toast for 3-5 mins until golden. 3 To serve, spoon the pudding into serving bowls, top with the pineapple, mango and pomegranate seeds, and sprinkle with the toasted coconut.

coconut milk

● 400ml skimmed milk ● 50g desiccated coconut ● 1tsp ground cinnamon ● 50g golden caster sugar ● Zest 1 lemon ● ½ pineapple, peeled, cored

and finely sliced

● 1 mango, peeled and stone

removed, finely sliced

● 20g pomegranate seeds

Each 158g serving contains:

1 Put the rice, coconut milk, skimmed milk, half the desiccated coconut, cinnamon, sugar and zest in a large

ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

595KJ Med Med Low Low 142KCAL 6.6g 5.2g 7.7g 0.05g 7% 9% 26% 9% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 377kJ/90kcal

‘I have to have a gluten-free diet so this pudding is perfect for me. I’ve tried it and it’s really yummy.’ Diya, seven

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FOOD

Plantain chips with nice ’n’ spicy mayo Plantain, a starchy staple used in sweet and savoury dishes, is actually a type of large banana SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 76p ● 2 Grower’s Selection

Plantain, thinly sliced horizontally ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 1tsp cayenne pepper ● 3tbsp light mayonnaise ● 1tsp mild curry powder ● Juice ½ lime 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2 Arrange the plantain slices on the tray in an even layer, drizzle with oil and sprinkle on the cayenne pepper. Bake in the oven for about 10-15 mins until crisp. 3 Mix the mayonnaise, curry powder and lime together until well combined. Serve with the chips. Each 141g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

737KJ Low Low Med Low 176KCAL 4.1g 0.4g 7.2g 0.20g 9% 6% 2% 8% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 523kJ/125kcal

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Carnival punch cooler

Dancing is thirsty work so chill out with this family-friendly mocktail SERVES 10 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 33p ● 200ml Extra Special Freshly

Squeezed Orange and Alphonso Mango Juice ● 2 lemons, 1 juiced, 1 sliced ● 300ml Good& Balanced Strawberry & Banana Smoothie ● 700ml soda water, chilled ● 1 red grapefruit, sliced ● 10g mint sprigs 1 Put the orange and lemon juices in a large jug. Mix together. Add the

smoothie and soda water, the sliced lemon and grapefruit, plus a handful of ice cubes. Stir to combine. 2 Divide the punch between ten tall glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and add cocktail umbrellas and other decorations to serve (optional). Each 141ml serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

142KJ Low Low Med Low 34KCAL 0.1g 0.0g 7.1g 0.04g 2% <1% 0% 8% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100ml: 100kJ/24kcal

‘My mum helped me make this and I let her have some because she said it was refreshing. I ate some of the mint leaves, too!‘ Photographs: Tara Fisher, Ant Duncan. Styling: Sara Birks, Rob Merrett. Food styling: Lorna Brash, Rukmini Iyer

Martha, six

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ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

Taste of Thailand

Photographs: Charlie Richards. Stylist: Tonia Shuttleworth. Food styling: Rukmini Iyer

Enjoy the flavours of Southeast Asia with our range of exotic fruit and veg

baby corn Also known as ‘candle corn’ in Thai cuisine, this is harvested while young and tender. It’s eaten whole and its sweet flavour can be enjoyed raw in salads, or cooked in curries and stir-fries. Baby corn is rich in vitamin C, which helps with normal functioning of the nervous system and immune system. Grower’s Selection Baby Corn

lemongrass Widely used as a herb in East Asian cuisines, this has a subtle zesty citrus flavour. It’s versatile and works well in many beef, chicken, fish and seafood dishes, especially aromatic soups and curries. Not just for mealtimes, lemongrass can also be used to make a refreshing tea. Grower’s Selection Lemongrass

MEET THE GROWERS From east to west, our growers are dotted all over Thailand in regions that are now famed for their exotic fruits. Between them, our main growers have decades of experience in farming fruit of the very best quality. They carefully tend to their fruit as they grow and pick them at just the right moment, making sure that each one is perfectly ripe, full of flavour and ready for you to enjoy! Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. Photographs show serving suggestions

mangosteen This tangy purple fruit is filled with edible fragrant flesh that’s juicy and delicate, with a slight sweet-and-sour tang. Add to a fresh fruit salad or as a sweet touch to savoury dishes. Or, why not use it to jazz up your next fruit smoothie? Grower’s Selection Mangosteen Try lemongrass and baby corn in an aromatic, mildly spiced Thai chicken no odle soup

young coconut If, like so many people these days, you’re a big fan of coconut water, then why not drink it straight from the source? Young, fresh and green, these coconuts contain the water and soft ‘meat’ you can either eat fresh or add to curries, juices, jellies and desserts. Yum! Grower’s Selection Young Coconuts

Visit ASDA.GL/ thaichicken and ASDA.GL/thaiprawn for more Thailand -inspired recipe ideas

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Chill out!

Serve up the coolest treats at your summer party – a fab frozen ‘watermelon’ pud and a skyscraper fruit slushie

Photographs: Stuart Ovenden. Styling: Tonia Shuttleworth. Food stylist: Lauren Floodgate

COVER RECIPE

Fruity fro-yo bombe V This frozen dessert is simple to make and has a real wow factor when you reveal the first slice SERVES 12 READY IN 6-12 HRS PRICE PER SERVING 48p ● 3 bananas, peeled

and frozen solid ● 400g can Ambrosia Light Devon Custard, frozen for 1 hr ● 2 x 450g pots Yeo Valley 0% Fat Greek Style Honey ● Asda Natural Food Colouring in Green ● 200g frozen raspberries ● 1tbsp small chocolate chips

1 Chop the frozen bananas into chunks and blitz in a processor with the custard and 1 pot of the yogurt until smooth. Spoon one third of the mixture into a shallow, lidded food-storage box and put in the freezer. 2 Add 3 drops green food colouring to the remaining mixture and blend to an even shade. Spoon the mixture into a shallow food storage

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box, put on the lid and freeze for 1 hr. 3 Beat each mixture separately with a fork to break up the large ice crystals, then freeze for a further 1 hr. Continue this process until both mixtures are thick and spreadable. 4 Put the green mixture into a 1.2L pudding basin and spread it over the base and up the sides. Freeze until set. Beat the other frozen mixture with a fork, then spread a layer over the green mixture, leaving a ‘well’ in the middle. Freeze until set.

5 Put the raspberries and the other pot of Greekstyle yogurt in a processor and blend until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips to look like watermelon seeds. Pour into the basin, filling the well. Freeze the whole dessert until solid. 6 To serve, dip the basin into a bowl of hot water for 10 secs to release the bombe before turning it out onto a large plate. Slice and serve immediately. Each 152g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

604KJ Low Low Med Low 144KCAL 0.9g 0.6g 23.4g 0.06g 1% 3% 26% 1% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 397kJ/95kcal


FOOD

Tip

Triple-melon iced slushie V Packed with fruit and stacked like a freakshake – sip on this in the shade!

For extra chill factor, freeze the melon chunks before blending

SERVES 8 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 52p ● ½ watermelon ● ¼ cantaloupe

melon

● ¼ honeydew ● ● ● ● ●

melon ½ pineapple Juice ½ lime Ice cubes Juice ½ lemon 8 strawberries

1 Put 8 chunky tumbler glasses in the freezer. 2 Cut a few unpeeled slices from each of the melons and the pineapple. Set aside. 3 Peel the remaining watermelon and cut the flesh into chunks. Blitz in a processor or blender with the lime juice, a few ice cubes and 200ml cold water until smooth. Divide between the 8 glasses then return them to the freezer.

4 Peel the remaining pineapple, and peel and deseed the cantaloupe and honeydew melons. Cut into chunks. Blitz together with the lemon juice, a few ice cubes and 100ml cold water until smooth. 5 Carefully pour the pineapple mixture over the watermelon, tilting the glass so it settles in on top without the two mixing together. 6 Thread the reserved slices of pineapple and melon onto 8 wooden skewers, topping each one with a strawberry. Place the skewers in the glasses and serve the smoothies immediately.

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266KJ Low Low Med Low 64KCAL 0.6g 0.2g 13.1g 0.02g 1% 1% 15% <1% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 138kJ/33kcal

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‘Cooking with Mum helped us to bond’ Chef and Reggae Reggae Sauce legend Levi Roots, 59, on the dish that brought him and his mother closer

Words: Gayle Schoales. Photographs: Andrew Burton, Getty Images

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inging, my mum Doreen watched me add coconut milk to the chicken curry. ‘Put some music in the food!’ she laughed, then broke into another gospel song. It was the winter of 1969 and I’d just arrived in Brixton. My parents had come to the UK six years earlier, in search of a better life for us, while I stayed with my grandma Miriam in Jamaica. Then, aged 11, I’d joined them and my four siblings. It was a crazy culture shock, like landing on another planet. Jamaica, was lush, warm and green – here, the trees were bare and the wind bitter. But Mum had just the thing to ease my homesickness – the familiar food of the Caribbean. I’d help her dice the onion and peel the papaya, and the curry soon filled our flat with its exotic aromas. It also helped us to bond. I’d been so little when she’d left, but as we cooked together, we reconnected, too. Mum is still going strong at 87 – and the love of cooking she and my grandma instilled in me has never waned. Now I make chicken curry for Mum and I’ve taught the recipe to my son, Zaion, 32. I hope he’ll pass it on to his own child, too. It’s ideal for family and friends as you just put the pot on the table and everyone tucks in. It really is the perfect dish for bringing people together.

Mum’s chicken cu r ry

LEVI AND HIS MUM,

DOREEN

SERVES 8 READY IN 1 HR, 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.34

hot red chilli * ½-1 ¼tsp ground turmeric * 1tsp ground coriander * 1tsp mustard seeds * 4tbsp rapeseed oil * 12 chicken pieces * (thighs and drumsticks) onions, roughly chopped * 22 aubergines, cut into chunks * 500g butternut squash, * peeled, deseeded, and

* * * * * * * *

cut into chunks 2-3 large, waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 400ml reduced-fat coconut milk 1tbsp tamarind paste 3 bay leaves 1 large ripe papaya, peeled and sliced 1 large ripe mango, peeled and cut into large chunks Juice ½ lime 1½tbsp rum (optional)

1 Use a pestle and mortar to pound the chilli and dry spices plus 1tsp sea salt (optional) into a paste. 2 Heat 2tsp oil in a pan or flameproof casserole dish, add the chicken and brown all over. Remove and set aside. Cook the onion, aubergine, squash and potato in the remaining oil until they begin to soften. Add the spice paste and cook, stirring, for 4 mins, so it releases its fragrance. 3 Return the chicken to the pan and add the coconut milk, tamarind paste and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, for about 40 mins until cooked through. 4 Add the papaya, mango, lime and rum (leave out the rum if cooking for kids) and simmer, covered, for 5 mins. Serve immediately.

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1,744KJ Med Low Low Low 417KCAL 17.7g 5.9g 14.9g 0.27g 21% 25% 30% 17% 5% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 385kJ/92kcal

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IN THE Teach them how much fun cooking can be with our recipes for all ages and skill levels

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or kids, developing a healthy relationship with food can be so much easier if you get them into the kitchen as early as possible. Letting them get their hands – and the worktops – dirty is an ideal opportunity to develop their taste buds, and a great way for them to enjoy a more varied and balanced diet as they grow up. To help get them started – or teach them new skills – we’ve put together fun recipes for kids of different ages and levels. They’ll

learn how meals come together using fresh and store-cupboard ingredients. These dishes range from easy, for little ones who can just about stir with a wooden spoon, to more challenging, for older kids and teens who want to try their hand at new recipes. Along the way, they can learn new techniques – from basic peeling and cutting, to breading fishfingers and blending soup. Plus, of course, it’s a great way to get them involved with cleaning up afterwards!

SUPER SKILLS ✔ GRATING Zesting an orange is ideal for a first attempt at using a grater. Get your child to hold the orange firmly and move it down the fine side of the grater without pressing too hard, taking care not to scratch their fingers! ✔ MELTING Ask them to help you watch the apple juice as it’s heated with the gelatine and tell you if they see bubbles forming – if it boils, the jelly won’t set. Then they’ll see the gelatine melt, turning from solid to liquid. ✔ MASHING Get them to use the back of a fork to squish together the strawberries and jam, taking their time to get a smooth result. Show them that it makes it easier to mix the fruit into the yogurt, and it also helps the mixture freeze better, with no icy lumps.

BEGINNER Best for younger children or those new to cooking

BUDDING CHEF Medium skill – grown-ups may need to help!

KITCHEN BOSS Ideal for more experienced mini cooks

FROM 5 YEARS J E L LY W I T H F R O Z E N YO G U R T A great recipe for getting little ones started, this lets you use lots of lovely fresh fruit, too! SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS FREEZING AND SETTING PRICE PER SERVING £1.35 ● 300g strawberries ● 1 small orange ● 2tbsp Asda Reduced

Sugar Strawberry Jam

● 400g fat-free

Greek-style yogurt

● 4 leaves gelatine ● 525ml clear apple

juice

● 125g blueberries ● 125g raspberries

1 Pick the green bits off the strawberries and put them in a bowl. Grate the zest from the orange and add to the bowl. (You can eat the orange afterwards.) 2 Add the jam and mash with a fork. Stir in the yogurt. Put in a container, cover with clingfilm and freeze for at least 6 hrs.

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3 To make the jelly, soak the gelatine in cold water for 5 mins. Remove from the bowl and squeeze out excess water. Put the gelatine in a small pan with 100ml apple juice and heat very gently until it melts – make sure it doesn’t start to boil. Take off the heat and pour into a large bowl. Mix in the rest of the apple juice. 4 Divide the jelly between 4 plastic glasses and leave until cold. Stir in the berries then chill in the fridge for 3 hrs or until completely set. Serve the jelly with the frozen yogurt.

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708KJ Low Low Med Low 169KCAL 0.4g 0.0g 26.7g 0.11g 1% 0% 30% 2% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 188kJ/45kcal

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FROM 7 YEARS T O M AT O & R E D P E P P E R S O U P V Easy to cook from scratch and supertasty to eat! SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 51p ● 2 red peppers ● 1 small red onion ● 1 medium size potato ● 400g can chopped

tomatoes

● 1 reduced-salt

vegetable stock cube

● 2tbsp tomato purée ● 1tsp dried mixed

herbs or 2 basil leaves

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Cut the peppers into quarters and remove the

stalk, white pith and seeds. Put on the tray, cut side down. Peel and quarter the onion and put on the tray. Cook in the oven for 30 mins until the skin of the peppers starts to blacken. 3 Put the peppers in a bowl and cover with clingfilm. Leave for 15 mins, then peel off the skins. 4 Peel and slice the potato. Put in a pan with the pepper, onion, tomatoes, stock cube, purée and 500ml water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 mins. 5 Cool for 15 mins, then blitz with a handheld blender. To serve, reheat and sprinkle with parsley.

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431KJ Low Low Low Low 103KCAL 0.6g 0.0g 9.1g 0.24g 1% 0% 10% 4% 5% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 142kJ/34kcal

SUPER SKILLS ✔ CUTTING Older kids can cut up the peppers with a knife, making sure all the pieces are a similar size so they’ll cook evenly at the same time. Make sure they cut away from themselves and keep the fingers of both hands clear of the sharp blade. ✔ SKINNING First, let them try to peel the skin off a raw pepper with their fingers, then they’ll see it’s easier with roasted and cooled veg. It may still be fiddly at first, but it’s

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worth it – they’ll soon realise practice makes perfect and their soup will have a better taste and smoother texture. ✔ BLENDING Whizzing with a handheld blender is fun, and they’ll discover that, as well as mixing all the flavours together, it gives their soup a thicker, velvety consistency. Make sure they keep a firm grip on the blender and only switch it on when the end is in the soup, to avoid messy splatter.

‘I’ve only tried chicken soup before. This is easy and so yummy’ Isabella, nine

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Sweet potato, salmon & pea fishcakes Mix mashed roasted sweet potato with flaked cooked (or drained canned) salmon. Add peas for colour, shape with your hands and fry for 5 mins on each side.

Sweet potato & feta quesadillas For an exciting take on this Mexican classic, fill tortillas with mashed sweet potato, sliced tomatoes, feta and chopped coriander. Griddle on both sides for 3-4 mins.

Sweet potato, Avocado & tomato salad Mix cooked sweet potato chunks with a rainbow of salad veg for an irresistible lunch or dinner. Toss with a light vinaigrette salad dressing to serve.

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here’s no denying it – sweet potatoes are having a moment. With their sweet and creamy golden flesh, they’re vibrant, tasty and versatile, too. Head to our produce aisle and reach for Grower’s Selection Sweet Potatoes. Sprinkle them with a little oil and roast them all in one go for 30-40 mins – then use in three different dishes throughout the week! Read on for inspiration…


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SUPER SKILLS ✔ MARINATING Adding paprika to the oil creates a simple marinade for the sweet potatoes that adds a subtle smoky-BBQ taste in just minutes. As kids get more confident in the kitchen, let them experiment with their own favourite flavours – from fresh herbs to berry fruits and beyond – following recipes, or even mixing their own marinades.

✔ BREADING This adds a lovely crunch to the fish, teaching young cooks the importance of texture as well as taste. Using surprising ingredients, like the rice snaps, encourages creative thinking about food, while dipping the fish into the flour, egg and crumbs gets them used to handling raw ingredients – be patient if they’re squeamish at first!

FROM 9 YEARS

FISH FINGERS WITH MINTED MUSHY P E A S & S W E E T P O TAT O C H I P S Once they’ve learnt the basics, let them have a go at rustling up dinner for the family SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.65 ● 2 sweet potatoes,

about 240g each ● Pinch smoked paprika ● 4tsp rapeseed oil ● 50g bread (2-3 days old), crusts removed ● 50g Asda Rice Snaps ● 1 large egg ● 1tbsp plain flour ● 280g cod loin or fillet ● 250g frozen peas ● 4 mint leaves, cut into small pieces with scissors ● 50g fat-free fromage frais

‘I don’t usually like touching raw fish, but these fingers are fun to make’ Luke, 13

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 2 Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into thick chips. Put in a bowl with the paprika and half the oil and toss together until all the chips are evenly coated. Spread out on one of the baking

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trays. Bake for 25-35 mins. 3 Meanwhile, whizz the bread and rice snaps in a processor or with a handheld blender to make crumbs. Put in a shallow dish. Lightly beat the egg with the rest of the oil and put in another shallow dish. Put the flour on a plate. Cut the fish into 12 fingers. 4 Dust each finger with flour, then dip in egg and finally coat in the crumb mixture. Put them on the other baking tray. Cook in the oven for 25 mins. 5 Boil the peas with the mint for 5 mins. Drain and put in a bowl with the fromage frais. Mash together with a potato masher. Serve with the fish fingers and chips.

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FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,550KJ Low Low Low Low 371KCAL 6.6g 1.3g 10.4g 0.60g 19% 9% 7% 12% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 494kJ/118kcal

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FROM 12 YEARS P E A & S W E E T C O R N M I N I F I L O TA R T S V Up for a bit more of a challenge? Give these a go SERVES 6 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 30p ● 100g frozen peas,

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defrosted ● 100g frozen sweetcorn, defrosted ● 1 spring onion ● 3 medium eggs ● 200g Asda Original Light Soft Cheese, 50% less fat ● 60g 50% Less Fat Mature British Cheese, grated ● 200g pack Asda Filo Pastry 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 2 Pat the peas and corn dry with kitchen paper. Trim the root and tough green leaves off the spring onions using kitchen scissors, then snip the rest into small pieces. 3 Put the soft cheese and half the Cheddar in a bowl, break in 1 egg and mix with

a fork until evenly mixed. Season with pepper. 4 Lightly beat the other egg with a fork. 5 Cut each pastry sheet into 6 squares. Put under a damp tea towel so they don’t dry out while you’re working. Brush one square with egg then lay it in one hole of a muffin tin, pressing down very gently to shape it to the base. Repeat with 3 more squares. Do this for the other 5 tarts. 6 Divide the peas and corn between the pastry cases then pour the egg mixture on top. Sprinkle on the rest of the Cheddar. Bake for 15-20 mins, then serve warm or cold. Each 141g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

968KJ Med Med Low Med 231KCAL 9.7g 4.5g 2.3g 0.61g 12% 14% 23% 3% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 686kJ/164kcal

SUPER SKILLS ✔ PASTRY WORK This can seem daunting at first but don’t let them get discouraged. To keep the pastry firm, working gently and quickly with cold hands is key – if they get too warm, run them under the cold tap, then dry well. ✔ EGG CRACKING Yes, this is a skill! Get them to tap the side of an egg against the rim of a bowl, then slip both thumbs

into the crack and pull it apart. If fragments of shell fall into the egg, pick them out with wet fingertips. ✔ EGG WASHING This is a simple but useful art, as they’ll see when they use beaten egg to ‘glue’ thin sheets of filo together, and paint it on with a brush. It may seem like extra work, but the golden glaze it creates on the baked tarts makes it worth it.

‘These look so posh – but using readymade pastry means they’re not difficult’ Ella, 11

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SUPER SKILLS ✔ PEELING You won’t convince a budding chef that this is a glamorous job, but it is an important one! Make sure they peel away from themselves – never towards – and don’t let the peeler blade get too close to the hand holding the veg. Once they master the basics, they can use a peeler to create veggie ribbons for salads and other dishes. ✔ SNIPPING Kitchen scissors are the savvy chef’s secret weapon –

kids can use them to cut spring onions quickly and accurately. They’re good for herbs, too, and relatively safe to use, but as with any blades, fingers should be kept well clear. ✔ SHAPING This may not seem like a big deal, but done well, it makes all the difference. Get them to squeeze and roll the meatballs into evensized rounds, so they all stay in one piece and take the same amount of time to cook through.

FRO M 12 YEA RS T U R K E Y M E AT B A L L S For confident cooks only – impress the family by serving this tasty pasta dish for dinner! SERVES 3 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 73p ● 1 small carrot ● ¼ red pepper ● 2 spring onions ● 2tsp rapeseed oil ● 4cm piece celery,

finely chopped

● 227g can Napolina

Chopped Tomatoes

● 1tbsp tomato

purée

● 2tsp dried oregano ● 1 slice white bread

(a few days old), crust removed ● 2tbsp milk ● 250g lean turkey mince ● 150g spaghetti 1 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5.

Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Peel and grate the carrot. Remove the stalk, white pith and seeds from the pepper and then cut the flesh into small pieces. Cut the root and tough green leaves off the spring onions with kitchen scissors, then snip the rest into small pieces. 3 Heat the oil in a pan and add the carrot, red pepper, celery and half of the spring onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins. 4 Add the tomatoes, tomato purée and 1tsp of the oregano. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 mins. Cool for 15 mins

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then whizz with a handheld blender. 5 Meanwhile, tear the bread into small pieces and put in a bowl. Sprinkle on the milk and leave for 5 mins. Mash with a fork. 6 Add the remaining spring onion and oregano to the bread with the mince. Mix with your hands, then shape into 9 balls. Space out on the baking tray. Cook in the oven for 15 mins. 7 Add the pasta to a pan of boiling water, bring back to the boil, stir once and simmer for 10-11 mins. Drain. 8 Stir the meatballs into the tomato sauce and reheat for 3-4 mins until piping hot. Serve with the spaghetti.

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Each 360g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,747KJ Low Low Low Low 418KCAL 5.0g 0.7g 9.0g 0.36g 21% 7% 4% 10% 6% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 485kJ/116kcal

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ROASTED BANANA WITH HONEY & PISTACHIOS

STRAWBERRY & RHUBARB ON SOFT CHEESE

PEACH, PASSION FRUIT & CRÈME FRAÎCHE WITH MANGO COULIS

H H A A S S M M ASTT!! T A

BERRY SMOOTHIE WITH YOGURT DRIZZLE & GRANOLA

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First came avocado… now it’s the turn of smashed fruit to star as the latest toast-topping trend

‘I’m making Rainbow Unicorn Toast for my cousin Sydney, who I’m cuddling here. She loves anything pink!’

PEANUT BUTTER, WITH STRAWBERRY, CHERRY & BANANA RAINBOW UNICORN TOAST

Kitty, 12, and Sydney, five

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Peach, passion fruit & crème fraîche with mango coulis V

This totally tropical topping is wonderful on buttery brioche SERVES 2 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 86p

1 Heat a nonstick griddle or frying pan over a high heat. Destone 1 peach and cut into 8 slices. Griddle for 1 min on each side until charred lines appear. Set aside. 2 Toast 2 x 1cm-thick slices Extra Special All-Butter Brioche Loaf until golden. 3 Spread 1tbsp reducedfat crème fraîche evenly over the toast and top with the peach slices. 4 Drizzle with 50ml Extra Special Mango & Lime Coulis. Cut 1 passion fruit in half, scoop out the seeds and sprinkle on top. Each 135g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

644KJ Med Med Med Low 154KCAL 4.3g 2.4g 11.3g 0.20g 8% 6% 12% 13% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 477kJ/114kcal

Strawberry & rhubarb on soft cheese V

A tangy compote of summer fruits is a top treat SERVES 2 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.01

1 Cut 2 sticks rhubarb into chunks. Remove the stalks from 6 strawberries and cut each one in half. Zest 1 orange and squeeze the juice. 38 | GOOD ASDA.COM/GROCERIES LIVING

2 Put the juice, rhubarb and strawberries in a pan. Bring to the boil then simmer for 15 mins until softened. Cool slightly. 3 Toast 2 slices wholemeal bread until golden, then spread them with 2tbsp light soft cheese. 4 Top with the rhubarb and strawberry compote and sprinkle over the orange zest.

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Each 168g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS Low

612KJ Low Low 146KCAL 2.9g 1.2g 7% 4% 6%

SALT Low

7.7g 0.47g 9% 8%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 364kJ/87kcal

Roasted banana with honey & pistachios V

Caramelised bananas, mascarpone plus a nutty crunch. Yum! SERVES 2 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 45p

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Peel 2 bananas and cut in half lengthways. Arrange on the baking tray, drizzle with 1tsp clear honey and bake for 15 mins until caramelised. 3 Toast 2 slices seeded bread until golden, then spread with 1tbsp light mascarpone. 4 Top the toast with the roasted banana, then drizzle over 1tsp clear honey. Roughly chop 1tbsp pistachios and sprinkle over the top.

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Each 160g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT SATURATES SUGARS Med Low Med

SALT

Low 1,151KJ 275KCAL 8.3g 2.2g 24.3g 0.34g 14% 12% 11% 27% 6%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 720kJ/172kcal

Berry smoothie with yogurt drizzle & granola V Granola plus yogurt is a favourite combo – now try it on toast!

SERVES 2 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 56p

1 In a food processor, blend 200g Frozen for Freshness Berry Medley and 100ml almond milk until smooth. Mix with 1tbsp Total 0% Natural Fat Free Greek Recipe Strained Yoghurt until well combined. 2 In another bowl, mix 1tbsp Total 0% Natural Fat Free Greek Recipe Strained Yoghurt with 20ml almond milk. 3 Toast 2 x 1cm-thick slices sour dough baton until golden. 4 Spread the berry smoothie yogurt on the toast, drizzle with the yogurt and almond milk mixture, and top with 50g Asda Raisin & Almond Granola.

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Each 240g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,064KJ Low Low Low Low 254KCAL 5.3g 1.2g 11.3g 0.50g 13% 8% 6% 13% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 444kJ/106kcal

Rainbow unicorn toast V

Stripes of colourful yogurt make a magical topping SERVES 2 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.32

1 Divide 100g Total 0% Natural Fat Free Greek Recipe Strained Yoghurt between 4 small bowls. 2 Mash 50g blueberries

with a fork and mix with the yogurt in one bowl. Peel ½ banana and mash, then mix with ¼ tsp turmeric and the yogurt in the second bowl. Mash 6 raspberries with a fork, put in the third bowl and mix together. Finally mix 1tsp matcha green tea powder into the fourth bowl of yogurt 3 Toast 2 slices wholemeal bread until golden. 4 Spoon, then smear the 4 different yogurts in 8 diagonal lines on each piece of toast, making sure the colours slightly overlap to create a rainbow effect. Each 150g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

640KJ Low 153KCAL 1.1g 8% 2%

SATURATES SUGARS Low Med

SALT Low

0.2g 9.9g 0.42g 1% 11% 7%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 427kJ/102kcal

Peanut butter with strawberry, cherry & banana V Crunchy peanut butter on rye gets a fruity makeover

SERVES 2 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 37p

1 Peel and slice ½ banana. Remove the stalks from 2 strawberries and cut into quarters. Discard the stalks from 4 cherries, cut in half, remove the stones and slice. 2 Toast 2 slices rye bread. Spread 1tbsp crunchy peanut butter over the toast and arrange the banana, strawberries and cherries on top. Each 92g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

666KJ Med Low Med Med 159KCAL 5.7g 1.4g 8.3g 0.45g 8% 8% 7% 9% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 724kJ/173kcal

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Truly scrumptious No-added-sugar* summer snacks and bites the kids will love

Blueberryburst baked ‘doughnuts’ V

A top breaktime snack! SERVES 18 READY IN 40 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 13p ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil,

plus 1tsp for greasing ● 150g plain flour ● 1 level tsp baking powder ● ½ level tsp ground cinnamon ● 100ml low-fat natural yogurt ● 100ml milk ● 1 large egg ● 1tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract ● 115g blueberries 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease 18 holes of two bun tins. 2 Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl. 3 In another bowl, lightly whisk the yogurt, milk, egg and vanilla. Add to the flour and whisk gently to mix. 4 Stir in half the blueberries and divide between the 18 holes of both tins. Put the rest of the berries on top. 5 Bake for about 18 mins until lightly browned. Cool on a rack.

‘When you bite into these, they taste wicked!’

Ella, 11

We haven’t added any sugar to these recipes – the naturally occurring sugars come from the ingredients

Each cake (31g) contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

236KJ Med Low Low Med 56KCAL 2.0g 0.3g 1.2g 0.10g 1% 2% 3% 3% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 761kJ/182kcal

*Contain naturally occurring sugars

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Nutty raisin & almond milk ice cream V

Hot summer’s day? This delicious iced treat packs a cool punch SERVES 8 READY IN 25 MINS, PLUS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 42p ● 200g raw peanuts

(not roasted, salted or flavoured) ● 2tsp vanilla extract ● 400ml Alpro Almond Unsweetened Milk Alternative ● 100g raisins 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 2 Put the peanuts on a baking tray and bake for 6-8 mins until lightly toasted. Immediately tip onto a large plate to cool completely. 3 Reserve a few peanuts to serve. Put the rest in a processor and blitz until finely ground. Add the vanilla and 1tbsp almond milk. Process in bursts until it forms a paste, stopping occasionally to scrape down 42 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

the sides of the bowl. Then, add another 3tbsp almond milk and the raisins. Process until they are very finely chopped, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally, as before. 4 Put the peanut paste in a bowl and gradually whisk in the rest of the almond milk until evenly mixed. Pour into a lidded, plastic box and freeze for 2 hrs. 5 Stir with a fork to break up any ice crystals, then return to the freezer for 1 hr. Repeat the process until completely frozen. 6 Remove from the freezer 10-15 mins before serving, sprinkled with the reserved chopped peanuts. Each 88g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

806KJ Med Med Med Low 193KCAL 12.1g 2.2g 11.2g 0.02g 10% 17% 11% 12% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 916kJ/219kcal

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Passion fruit & mango jellies

Pretty cups bursting with tangy, fruity flavour SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS, PLUS 2-3 HRS SETTING PRICE PER SERVING £1.21 ● 4 Dr. Oetker Platinum

Grade Leaf Gelatine ● 2 ripe mangoes (about 400g each) ● 3 passion fruit ● 200g low-fat natural yogurt ● 100g raspberries ● 4 mint sprigs

1 Put the gelatine leaves in a large dish. Cover with water and set aside to soak. 2 Peel and stone the mango and cut into chunks. Purée with a handheld blender or processor. Put in a measuring jug. 3 Halve the passion fruit and scoop out the seeds. Put them in a sieve over a bowl and press to extract the juice. Reserve the black seeds and the pulp. Add the juice to the mango.

4 Remove the gelatine and squeeze gently to get rid of excess water. Put in a pan with 3tbsp water and heat very gently until the gelatine has dissolved. Make sure it doesn’t get too hot – it mustn’t even simmer or it won’t set. 5 Add to the mango and stir to combine. The mixture should measure 400ml – if short, top up with water. 6 Stir in 175g of the yogurt and pour into 4 glasses. Leave to set in the fridge for at least 2 hrs. 7 Serve topped with the passionfruit seeds, the rest of the yogurt, the mint sprigs and raspberries.

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FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

625KJ Low Low Med Low 149KCAL 1.0g 0.5g 26.6g 0.10g 1% 3% 30% 2% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 251kJ/60kcal

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So-simple banana pancakes V

A superb way to use up really ripe bananas SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 93p ● 255g strawberries ● 150g pack

raspberries

● 1 ripe banana (170g) ● 2 large eggs ● 75g blueberries

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1 To make a berry coulis, remove the stalks from half the strawberries and cut the berries in half. Put in a pan with a small handful of the raspberries and add 2tbsp water. Heat over a low heat until the berries are bursting. Simmer gently for 2 mins. Push the coulis through a sieve and set aside. 2 Peel the banana, put in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the eggs and whisk together until combined. 3 Heat a nonstick frying pan over a medium heat. Put dessert spoonfuls of the banana mixture in the pan to make small, round pancakes (12 in total). Cook in batches for about 45 secs on each side until lightly browned. 4 Serve 3 banana pancakes per person, topped with the berry coulis and the remaining berries. Each 198g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

530KJ Low Low Med Low 127KCAL 3.8g 1.0g 14.3g 0.14g 6% 5% 5% 16% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 268kJ/64kcal

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World picnic From zingy salads to spicy wraps, treat your tastebuds to an international tour with our summer-fresh food to go

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ake your tastebuds on a voyage of discovery with our fab Food to Go range. Picnic-ready and a great way to brighten your lunch hour, our super selection of salads, sarnies and wraps brings you a world of flavours that is guaranteed to satisfy the most intrepid of eaters. Whether you fancy a taste of the Med with our Greek feta salad or the aromatic Asian spices in our chicken masala wrap, there’s no need to pack a passport – just head in-store and choose from our wide range of global-inspired treats, and much more.

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Chicken masala wrap

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on the farm This summer, Good Living got down with the kids at Open Farm Sunday

FROM LEFT: BENJAMIN, FOUR, IRIS, FIVE, ETHAN, SIX, AMELIA, SIX, RAIFE, TWO, VIOLET, SEVEN.

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lambering on hay bales and nibbling strawberries fresh from the field may sound like a scene from Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five, but it’s actually Open Farm Sunday. This is when farmers across the UK welcome families through their gates, so kids can enjoy a taste of country life. Good Living joined in the fun at Green End Farm in Yorkshire, where Simon Dobson, 57, has been growing fruit and veg for Asda for 30 years. ‘We open the farm to show there’s a story behind every bit of produce you buy in the supermarket,’ he explains. ‘There are people working a lot of 48 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

hours, with a lot of passion to produce the fresh, tasty vegetables we eat.’ As a boy, farming was part of Simon’s everyday life, but he feels the younger generation know far less about where food comes from. ‘A lot of our holidays were spent on farms, picking potatoes or whatever. Now because of health and safety, and mechanisation, the young don’t do that. The connection has been lost.’ Simon believes seeing the produce growing in the 3,400-acre plot helps children understand the journey from his fields to their plates, and the kids can’t wait to find out.

BIG WHEELS KEEP ON TURNING… FARMER SIMON WITH HIS TRUSTY TRACTOR

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It was good to learn about how the horses used to help get our food from the soil in the field

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‘I LIKE THE TASTE OF TOMATOES A LOT.’ SEB, SIX

Among the farm’s young visitors are brothers Alfie, five, and Harry, two, from Leeds, who have fun following two giant Shire horses as they drag a ‘I LOVE STRAWBERRIES!’ huge iron plough over a strip of field. LILY, 10 ‘With a good horseman, you could plough an acre a day like this,’ Simon explains to them. ‘But the tractor we have now is steered by satellite, so it’s closer to 40 acres.’ Alfie is impressed. ‘We learnt that a plough was how they got vegetables from the fields in the old days,’ he says. Meanwhile Joshuah, six, from Batley, is intrigued to discover how his favourite vegetables end up in the supermarket aisle. ‘I know cucumbers come from the shop, but they get them from a farm, where they grow out of the ground,’ he tells us. As the day goes on, the children engage more with the produce around them, including planting cress, which 12-yearold Amelia decides is ‘cool because it goes JOSHUAH, SIX from being a tiny little

Cucumbers come from the shop, but they get them from a farm,where they grow out of the ground

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seed to a big plant that you can eat!’ And there’s another reason she loves Open Farm Sunday. ‘I’m a vegetarian, so it’s interesting to see where they grow everything, and the animals.’ The children also get excited about choosing their favourite things. Seb, six, from Dewsbury, picks tomatoes which, he says, he grows at home with mum Emma. ‘I like the taste a lot!’ Ivy, four, from Wakefield, grins as she picks a mis-shaped cucumber. ‘You can use the wonky ones as a boomerang!’ she laughs. ‘I’ve learned today that we should be kind to the animals we eat,’ says Lily Mae, 10. ‘And that it’s nice to get your vegetables from a farmer that lives near you. Also, you can put cucumber on eyes to cool them!’ All this chatter and excitement is music to farmer Simon’s ears, as he believes educating children about food is key. Although on Open Farm Sunday, the emphasis is on fun, too. ‘They have such an enjoyable experience,’ he says. ‘And for me, that is just fantastic!’ Visit farmsunday.org for info. Next year’s Open Farm Sunday is on 10 June 2018 *British Nutrition Foundation 2013

Words: Rachel Spencer. Photographs: Paul Mitchell

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From the freezer

Stock up on our super-convenient frozen ingredients and store-cupboard essentials so you’re only ever a few steps away from freezy-peasy dinners NICE ‘N’ SPICY

All Thai’d up cod curry with cauli rice

Turn up the heat with this veg-rich fish dish SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.89 ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 100g frozen Scratch

Cook Diced Onions

● 1tbsp frozen

Scratch Cook Chopped Garlic ● 2tbsp frozen Scratch Cook Chopped Ginger ● 2tbsp frozen Scratch Cook Thai Herb Blend ● 1tbsp frozen Scratch Cook Chopped Chilli ● 2tbsp Thai green curry paste ● 200ml reduced-fat coconut milk ● 400g Cook From Frozen Cod Fillets ● 200g frozen Scratch Cook Stir-fry Veg Mix ● 100g frozen Scratch Cook Edamame Soya Beans ● 300g Frozen for Freshness Cauliflower, defrosted ● Lime wedges, to serve

1 Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onions, garlic, ginger, herbs and chilli, and fry for 3-4 mins until soft. 2 Add the curry paste and stir to mix. Stir in the coconut milk and 4tbsp water, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins. Add the cod, reduce the heat and cook for 10 mins until piping hot. 3 Meanwhile, microwave the stir-fry vegetables on high for 2 mins and set aside. Finely chop or process the cauliflower until it resembles rice. 4 Stir the stir-fry veg and edamame into the curry and cook for 2 mins. 5 Put the cauliflower on a plate, cover with clingfilm and microwave on high for 2 mins. Serve alongside the cod curry, with lime wedges to squeeze.

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on selected packs of frozen poultry, meat and fish

Each 364g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

975KJ Low Low Low Low 233KCAL 7.6g 3.6g 5.8g 0.25g 12% 11% 18% 6% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 268kJ/64kcal

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EASY BAKE

Crispy-top fish & veg pie

Family-favourite fish pie gets a filo makeover SERVES 6 READY IN 1 HR 10 MINS ● 2tsp rapeseed oil ● 100g frozen Scratch

Cook Diced Onions ● 2tbsp frozen Scratch Cook Chopped Garlic ● 100g frozen Scratch Cook Whole Leaf Spinach ● 300g Cook From Frozen Fish Pie Mix ● 200g Frozen for Freshness Mixed Vegetables

● 480g Asda White

Lasagne Sauce

● 2tbsp basil pesto

(optional)

● 4 sheets frozen

ready-rolled filo pastry, defrosted ● 1 egg, beaten ● 380g frozen Birds Eye Steamfresh Tender Green Vegetable Rice

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and garlic and fry for 5 mins until softened. Add the spinach and cook for 10 mins until it has defrosted. Transfer to a sieve, leave to cool slightly, then squeeze out any excess liquid. 3 Return the spinach mixture to the pan, then add the fish, mixed veg, lasagne sauce and pesto, if using. Stir to mix together.

4 Pour into an ovenproof dish and top with layers of filo pastry, brushing egg between each layer and finally on the top layer. 5 Bake in the oven for 40-45 mins until golden and piping hot. 6 Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the packet instructions. Serve with the fish pie. Each 303g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,293KJ Med Low Low Med 309KCAL 12.4g 3.3g 5.5g 1.15g 15% 18% 17% 6% 19% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 427kJ/102kcal

Our Scratch Cook frozen veg and herbs come ready to use – no peeling, no chopping, no mess!

£1.46 per serving

MAKE IT EASY

Cook from Frozen Fish Pie Mix, £3.50 (300g; £1.17/100g) or 2 for £5

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Sweet potato cakes with bulgur salad V

These crispy cakes made with peas are a great way to get the kids to eat some extra veg SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR 10 MINS ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 50g frozen Scratch

Cook Diced Onions

● 200g frozen Scratch

Cook Sweet Potato Chunks ● 200g frozen Asda Mashed Potato ● 2tbsp frozen Scratch Cook Chopped Parsley

● 100g frozen peas ● 1 egg yolk, beaten ● 1tbsp plain flour ● 1tbsp frozen Scratch

Cook Chopped Basil

● 200g frozen Scratch

Cook Sliced Mixed Peppers ● 2 x frozen Asda Steam Bags Bulgur Wheat & Bean Warm Salad

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and fry for 5 mins until softened. Add the sweet potato and mashed potato with 200ml boiling water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins. 3 Add the parsley and peas stir to mix, then take off the heat. Use a potato masher to crush the potato and peas. Cool slightly, stir in the egg and shape into

cakes. Toss in the flour. Put on the baking tray and bake for 25 mins until golden. 4 Meanwhile, toss the peppers in the basil and roast on another tray for 20 mins until softened. 5 Cook the bulgur wheat according to the packet instructions and stir through the peppers. Serve with the potato cakes.

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Each 305g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

1,072KJ Low 256KCAL 7.3g 13% 10%

SATURATES SUGARS Low Low

SALT Low

1.2g 9.2g 0.09g 6% 10% 2%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 351kJ/84kcal

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TASTY TREAT

Beef, squash & sweet potato tagine Fragrant, Moroccan-style flavours made easy SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR

Cook Sliced Red Onion ● 1tsp frozen Scratch Cook Chopped Garlic ● 1tbsp ground cumin ● 2tsp ground coriander ● 250g frozen Asda Prime Cuts Diced Beef ● 200g frozen Scratch Cook Butternut Squash Chunks ● 2tbsp frozen Scratch Cook Chopped Basil ● 400g can chopped tomatoes ● 1 reduced-salt beef stock cube ● 200g frozen Scratch Cook Sweet Potato Chunks

● 2 x 200g frozen Asda

Steam Bags Giant Couscous & Quinoa

1 Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and garlic and fry for 5 mins until starting to soften. Add the spices and cook for 1 min. 2 Add the beef, squash, basil, tomatoes and stock cube with 300ml boiling water. Stir to mix. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 mins. Add the sweet potato and cook for 20 mins. 3 Meanwhile, cook the couscous according to the packet instructions. Serve with the tagine.

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Each 404g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,521KJ Low Low Low Low 364KCAL 7.3g 1.6g 12.1g 0.48g 18% 10% 8% 13% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 377kJ/90kcal

96p per serving

COOK FROM FROZEN

Asda Prime Cuts DIced Beef, £3 (450g; 67p/100) or 2 for £5

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● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 100g frozen Scratch


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sticky BBQ burger Heat* succulent Asda Pulled Pork, £2 (392g; 51p/100g), with its finger-licking sauce, then layer with lettuce and finely sliced red onion in a burger roll. A family hit in minutes.

Our range of canned meats is tasty, convenient, versatile and great value. Check it out in store and online

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Diner-mighty! With our tasty store-cupboard staples, you can rustle up classic American-style meals in a flash

hASH in a dash Take one single-serving can of Princes Corned Beef, £1 (130g; 77p/100g), and fry chunks with boiled potato cubes. Great with baked beans for an no-fuss meal.

top dog Microwave* one dog from a jar of Ye Olde Oak American Hot Dogs, £1 (380g; 26p/100g), pop into a hot dog roll, then add salad, ketchup and mustard. Serve with fries for a quick, tasty tea.

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superstar sub Heat* one can of Can Cook Pork Meatballs in an Italian Sauce, £1.49 (400g; 37p/100g), then line up in a split sub roll. Add grated Parmesan and a sprig of basil, then share it with your favourite person. ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | 57


Celebrate summer From cool cocktails to juicy jellies, lollies and wine, toast the sunshine with our refreshing recipes

Edinburgh rhubarb & ginger fizz

Add a measure of Edinburgh Gin’s Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueur, £16** (50cl; £32/L) to a highball glass full of ice, then top with ice-cold Progrigio Sparkling Wine, £5 (75cl). Serve with a sliver of lime.

Cider fruit cup

Add lots of ice to a highball and top with Rekorderlig Premium Mango-Raspberry Cider, £2.03* (500ml; £4.06/L) or 4 for £6. Garnish with fresh raspberries, blueberries and a sprig of mint for a refreshing long drink that’s bursting with tropical mango and summer fruits.

For great deals on beers, ciders, wines and spirits, see our Summer Drinks event, in store and online

California dreaming

This exciting new white from the USA has fresh green apple aromas, making it the perfect wine to pack in a picnic or serve outdoors in the sunshine. Geyser Peak Chardonnay, £6† (75cl)

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Remy Cointreau & lime zinger

Fill a tumbler with ice, add one part Cointreau, £12** (50cl; £24/L) and top up with two parts soda water. Add a dash of elderflower cordial and the juice of half a lime.


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Make Asda No Added Sugar Strawberry Flavour Jelly according to the pack instructions, replacing a measure or two of the water with Smirnoff Vodka, £12** (70cl; £17.14/L) and add halved strawberries for an extra taste of summer.

Fruity frosé cocktail

Pour a bottle of Blossom Hill White Zinfandel, £5† (75cl) into a freezer-proof container, allowing room for the wine to expand. Put in the freezer until nearly frozen. Transfer to a blender, add a little sugar, then blitz until it resembles a slushie. Serve in a martini glass.

Bulldog Gin with a spicy twist

Fill a highball glass with ice, add 2 parts Bulldog Gin, £17** (70cl; £24.29/L) and 5 parts tonic water. Garnish with a star anise and a cinnamon stick.

Campari & IPA quencher

Add a measure of Campari to a highball glass of ice, then top up with Harbour Antipodean IPA, £1.65* (330ml; £5/L) or 4 for £6. Decorate with a twist of orange peel. Photographs: Ria Osborne. Styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Rukmini Iyer

Strawberry vodka jelly

Hit the refresh button with these luscious, fruity Pimm’s lollies! Visit ASDA.GL/ pimmslollies for the recipe 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. *£1.50 in Scotland. **Price until 30 July 2017. †Price from 13 July-2 Aug 2017

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From flavoured water and tonic to posh pop for grown-ups, we’ve refreshed our range of mixers and non-alcoholic drinks

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Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic Water, was £1.70, now £1.35** (500ml; 27p/100ml)

Franklin & Sons British Dandelion & Hand-Picked Burdock with Star Anise, was £2.50, now £2* (750ml; 26p/100ml)

Asda Sparkling Water with a Hint of Blackberry & Elderflower, 79p (500ml; 16p/100ml)

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njoy refreshing soft drinks and chilled tipples this summer with our new extended range of premium mixers and non-alcoholic drinks, which now has even more to appeal to adult taste buds. New arrivals include Fentimans Wild English Elderflower and blush-pink Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic Water – great on its own or in a G&T. Or try our sparkling waters with a hint of natural flavour – free from artificial colours, preservatives, sugars and sweeteners. Serve in a tall glass with ice and a garnish for the perfect thirst-quencher.


FOOD

4 WAYS WITH…

TENDERSTEM & PESTO PASTA

Photographs: Kate Whitaker. Styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Matthew Ford

CRUNCHY TENDERSTEM ‘FRIES’

SEEDY TENDERSTEM MUFFINS

Tenderstem broccoli

Sweet, delicious and super-versatile, this cross between broccoli and Chinese kale is top-to-toe tasty

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Seedy tenderstem muffins V

Tenderstem & pesto pasta

MAKES 10 READY IN 50 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 34p

SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 90p

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with 10 paper cases. 2 Blitz 250g Extra Special Tenderstem Broccoli in a processor until finely chopped. Put into a large bowl. 3 Add 2 eggs, beaten, 100ml rapeseed oil, 50g Asda Mature British Cheddar, grated, 3 spring onions, finely chopped, 50g frozen sweetcorn, 4 sundried tomatoes, chopped, 1tsp mustard powder and 4tbsp semiskimmed milk. Stir well.

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 2 Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add 300g penne pasta and cook according to the instructions on the pack. Add 150g Extra Special Tenderstem Broccoli, roughly chopped, to the pan for the last 3 mins of cooking. Strain, reserving 50ml of the cooking water. 3 Return the drained pasta and broccoli mixture to the pan. Stir in 100g reduced-fat crème fraîche, 5tbsp

Delicious warm or cold, these savoury muffins are great for lunchboxes or afternoon snacks

4 Sift in 175g self-raising flour and ½tsp baking powder then fold into the mixture. Spoon into the paper cases then sprinkle with 30g Good& Balanced Seed Mix. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins until risen and golden. 5 Leave the muffins on a rack to cool partly or completely. To serve, cut in half and spread with reduced-fat cream cheese (optional). Each muffin (87g) contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

899KJ Med Med Low Med 215KCAL 13.4g 2.4g 1.3g 0.42g 11% 19% 12% 1% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1033kJ/247kcal

Green pesto and crème fraîche make a quick and easy sauce for this cheesy bake

Extra Special Pesto Alla Genovese, 10 cherry tomatoes, halved, and the reserved cooking liquid. 4 Transfer the pasta mixture to an ovenproof dish and scatter over 50g reduced-fat mozzarella, roughly torn into pieces, and 1tbsp pine nuts. Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins until bubbling and piping hot. Serve immediately. Each 296g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,932KJ Med Med Low Low 462KCAL 17.2g 5.0g 4.4g 0.50g 23% 25% 25% 5% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 653kJ/156kcal

Top ’n’ base tenderstem pizza

Crunchy tenderstem ‘fries’

SERVES 5 READY IN 50 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.17

SERVES 4 AS A SIDE READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 92p

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Blitz 375g Extra Special Tenderstem Broccoli in a processor until finely chopped. Put in a microwavable bowl, cover with clingfilm and microwave on high for 4 mins. Tip into a sieve to cool, then press out any excess liquid. Put in a bowl and stir in 75g ground almonds, 25g Parmesan, grated, 1 egg, beaten, and 1 clove garlic, crushed. 3 Spoon onto the tray and shape into a 24cm

1 Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook 250g Extra Special Tenderstem Broccoli for 3 mins. Strain, then place under cold, running water for 1-2 mins until cool. Drain, pat dry with kitchen roll, then cut any large pieces in half. 3 In a shallow bowl, mix together 100g dry breadcrumbs, 40g Asda Pecorino Romano, finely grated, zest 1 lemon, and 60g plain flour.

So tasty, kids won’t notice the hidden veg!

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circle. Bake for 15-20 mins. 4 Remove from the oven

and spread with 5tbsp Asda Basil & Tomato Pizza Topper. Top with 75g reduced-fat mozzarella, torn, 5 slices chorizo, 4 Kalamata olives, stoned and halved, ½ red chilli, sliced, and 25g Extra Special Tenderstem Broccoli, chopped. 5 Bake for 10-12 mins. Serve scattered with 5g Parmesan, grated, and basil leaves.

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Each 157g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,215KJ Med Med Low Med 290KCAL 17.6g 3.8g 3.5g 0.91g 15% 25% 19% 4% 15% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 774kJ/185kcal

These crispy treats are perfect for a party

Put 2 eggs, beaten, in another bowl and 60g plain flour in a third. 4 Dust the broccoli with the flour, dip in the egg, and finally roll in the breadcrumbs. Bake on the tray for 12-15 mins until crisp and golden. 5 Meanwhile, put 4tbsp Asda 30% Less Fat Sour Cream & Chive Dip in a small bowl and top with chopped chives. Serve the ‘fries’ immediately with the dip and lemon wedges. Each 173g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,397KJ Med Med Low Med 334KCAL 9.5g 3.8g 2.6g 0.71g 17% 14% 19% 3% 12% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 808kJ/193kcal

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acked with rich, nutty flavour, our range of Italian Parmesan is perfect for pepping up everything from classic spaghetti bolognese to summery salads. Look out in store for tasting events or try this delicious recipe. Perfect in pesto or sprinkled over pasta or popcorn. Asda Grated Parmesan, £2 (100g)

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The classic – cut, shave or grate as needed. Asda Parmesan Wedge, £2.50 (170g; £1.47/100g) Try as a topping on salads, pizza and more. Asda Parmesan Shavings, £2 (100g)

Sunshine salad with Parmesan & lemon

Vibrant and zingy, this is perfect for lunch or dinner SERVES 4 READY IN 35 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Toss 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced, in 1tsp olive oil and roast for 20-25 mins until softened and golden at the edges. Set aside.

2 Brush a griddle pan with oil and heat on high. Cut 4 Baby Gem lettuces into quarters lengthways and griddle, in batches, for 2 mins each side. Set aside. 3 Halve 1 lemon horizontally. Take one

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half and griddle, cut side down. Set aside. 4 Whisk the juice and zest of the remaining lemon half with 1tbsp olive oil, 1 clove garlic, crushed, and 1tbsp mint leaves. Season with black pepper

and drizzle the dressing over the lettuce. 5 Toss the lettuce with the sweet potato and a 198g can salt-free sweetcorn. Sprinkle with 50g Asda Parmesan Shavings to serve.

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Each 237g serving contains: ENERGY

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972KJ Med Low Low Low 232KCAL 8.3g 3.1g 8.3g 0.36g 12% 12% 16% 9% 6% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 410kJ/98kcal

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Dad’s happy that I’m following in his footsteps CBBC star and daughter of celebrity chef Gordon, Tilly Ramsay, 17, reveals why her dad is so proud You have your own TV show and book, Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch: Tilly’s Kitchen Takeover. How do you handle being famous at a young age? Mum and Dad have helped me stay focused on schoolwork, and cooking at home at the weekend is relaxing. What was the first thing you cooked? Fairy cakes, with Mum, when I was four years old. I was about six when I did them by myself. Baking was an easy place to start. Best cooking advice from your dad? Not to give up on a dish, and have

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fun. He does try to take over in the kitchen, which can be annoying, but he teaches me so much. Is it important to you to be seen as a chef in your own right? Yes! Dad helped me get into cooking and advises me in the kitchen, but I decide on my recipes. He’s really happy that someone else in the family loves cooking, though. Any celeb you’d like to cook for? Me and my brother Jack love Ed Sheeran. I’d cook cheeseburgers for him, which I think he’d like because he’s so down-to-earth. Who do you love cooking for you? My mum. Her spaghetti bolognese is definitely my desert island meal. She loves healthy food and has introduced us to chia seeds and green smoothies. Your biggest kitchen gaffe? Dad once came into the kitchen when I was cooking gyoza and started chatting to me while the dumplings were in the steamer. All the water evaporated from the pan and the

steamer caught on fire. I said, ‘Dad, get out! You made it go wrong!’ Quick supper suggestion? Pasta with a simple sauce – tinned tomatoes, garlic, onion and the secret ingredient we add at home… Marmite! You only need a teaspoon and it makes the sauce taste great. Your proudest culinary creation? For my parents’ 20th wedding anniversary I made a 20-layer rainbow cake – 10 layers of coloured sponge and 10 of icing, which I sprayed silver. It was really difficult, so it felt like a big achievement. Anything you’re scared to attempt? My dad’s Beef Wellington – it’s so good. He’s always telling me it has to be perfect, so I’m leaving it a few years before I give it a go! Turn the page for some of Tilly’s favourite recipes from her book Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch: Tilly’s Kitchen Takeover (Hodder & Stoughton)

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Tilly’s Rules, Ok? Before you kids take over the kitchen, there are some rules you should know about. If you stick to these, you won’t hurt yourself, make anyone sick or get your parents really cross (hopefully!)

● ASK PERMISSION However good at cooking you are, Mums and Dads like to know what you are up to in the kitchen, so always let them know before you get started. They will hang around to watch over you, but that’s OK – you might need their help from time to time. ● GET READY Before you start, always wash your hands and make sure your hair is off your face. If you are wearing light-coloured clothes or a favourite T-shirt, put on an apron to keep yourself clean. ● BE CAREFUL OF HOT THINGS Touching hot pans and ingredients will burn and hurt like mad. Always use oven gloves when handling hot pans and keep fingers away from flames, kettles, ovens, etc. ● BE HYGIENIC When you handle raw meat, eggs, shellfish and fish, you need to wash your hands before and after so you don’t spread bacteria and other germs. Make sure you also clean anything that comes into contact with these ingredients, such as knives, boards and bowls. ● TIDY UP A good chef is a tidy chef… or so Mum says. I am a disaster in the kitchen when it comes to mess but I always clean up after myself. ● HAVE FUN! Dad always says that it really shows in the food if you liked cooking it, so don’t get stressed – enjoy yourself!

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‘These are really easy to make – you don’t need to do any cooking at all,’

Rescue rings V

‘I came up with these “healthy doughnuts” when we were trying to raise money to protect sea lions in Los Angeles. They sold like hotcakes because they look so tempting’ SERVES 8 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 50p ● 2 green apples ● 2 red apples ● 2tbsp unsalted pistachios ● 100g chocolate spread ● 100g smooth peanut butter ● 2tbsp Fruit Bowl Strawberry

Flakes or freeze-dried strawberries ● 2tbsp dried blueberries ● 2tbsp flaked almonds ● 2tbsp yogurt-covered raisins SPECIAL KIT LIST ● Apple corer 1 Carefully remove the core of each apple with the corer. 2 Slice the apples in half across the

middle and then each half in half again across the middle – so each apple ends up becoming 4 rings with holes in the middle. 3 Chop the pistachios with a large knife and put in a bowl. 4 Spread one side of each apple circle with either chocolate spread or peanut butter. 5 To finish, sprinkle the apple rings with different combinations of the pistachios, dried fruits, almonds and raisins. Each 118g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,052KJ Med Med Med Low 251KCAL 15.5g 3.2g 19.8g 0.14g 13% 22% 16% 22% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 891kJ/213kcal

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Made from fresh apple rings!

‘This needs a lot of squishing and squelching. Don’t be afraid to get your hands messy!’

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‘This is my take on the Italian bread and tomato salad panzanella – it is so super-simple’ SERVES 8 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS MARINATING PRICE PER SERVING 60p ● 1kg ripe vine tomatoes ● 1 cucumber ● 1 red onion ● Handful basil leaves ● 450g loaf stale sour dough

or other crusty bread

● 2 x 125g mozzarella balls ● 3 cloves garlic ● 8tbsp extra virgin olive oil ● 3tbsp red wine vinegar

1 Roughly chop the tomatoes and put into a large bowl, making sure you catch all the seeds and juices, too. 2 Halve the cucumber lengthways then scrape out the seeds with a teaspoon. Slice the cucumber and add it to the tomatoes. 3 Peel, halve and finely slice the onion then add it to the bowl. Tear the basil leaves and put into the bowl, too. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online.

4 Tear the bread into bite-sized chunks with your hands then do the same with the mozzarella. Add them to the bowl. 5 Peel the garlic cloves and crush them with a garlic crusher. Whisk together in a small bowl with the olive oil and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad. 6 Now the fun bit. Roll up your sleeves and mix everything together with clean hands, squishing until it is well mixed. 7 Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave on the worktop to marinate for at least 30 mins before serving.

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1,479KJ Med Med Low Med 353KCAL 18.8g 6.0g 6.8g 0.88g 18% 27% 30% 8% 15% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 519kJ/124kcal

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‘We eat a lot of chicken in our house and I love finding new and tasty ways to serve it.’

Kickin’ chicken skewers

‘The combination of pine nuts, Parmesan and sun-blushed tomatoes is amazing and so moreish…’ ● 50g pine nuts ● 1 clove garlic ● 1 red chilli (optional) ● 50g Parmesan ● 200g sun-blushed tomatoes

in oil (you may also need some extra olive oil) ● 500g boned chicken, preferably thighs ● 2tbsp flat-leaf parsley leaves SPECIAL KIT LIST ● Blender or food processor ● Skewers (if wooden, soak for 20 mins in water before using so they won’t burn) 1 First, toast the pine nuts. Put a frying pan over a medium heat and put the pine nuts into the pan for 5 mins, moving them around often so they don’t burn. Tip onto a plate. 68 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

2 Peel the garlic clove and crush it to a paste in a garlic crusher. Remove the seeds from the chilli, if using, and cut into small pieces. 3 Grate the Parmesan using the fine side of the grater, and being careful not to grate your fingers! 4 Drain the tomatoes over a measuring jug to catch all the oil. You need 175ml of oil, so if you have less than this, top up with olive oil. 5 Put the garlic, pine nuts, tomatoes, chilli (if you are adding it), Parmesan and oil into your blender and, with the lid on, blitz to a loose paste. Put the paste into a large mixing bowl. 6 Chop the chicken into chunks. Add to the bowl and mix thoroughly, then leave in the fridge for at least 1 hr. Always wash your hands after you have been touching raw meat.

7 Once the chicken has had a chance to marinate, preheat the grill to high. Thread the chicken on to the skewers and put them on a grill tray. 8 Cook under the grill for 5 mins and then turn over and grill again on the other side for the same amount of time. Make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through – cut into it and have a look. If it is cooked, there should be no pink in the middle. 9 While the chicken is cooking, chop the parsley with scissors. 10 Transfer the chicken skewers to a serving plate and garnish with the parsley. Nailed it. Each 200g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,448KJ Med Med Low Med 346KCAL 19.4g 4.4g 6.2g 1.24g 17% 28% 22% 7% 21% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 724kJ/173kcal

Children should always be supervised in the kitchen, especially when using knives and other sharp tools or components. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly before and after preparing food, and always after handling raw meat

Words: Gemma Calvert. Photographs: © Jemma Watts 2016

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THE MUMMY MAKEOVER Would you let your kids choose your new look? Three brave mums did – and the results are amazing!

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eet three seriously cool kids (aka eager young stylists) and their intrepid mums, all ready to take our makeover challenge with the help of celebrity hair stylist Andrew Barton and the latest fashions from George. Want to know how they turned out? Turn the pages for three stunning new looks…

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The no-me-time Mum Danielle Livingstone, 39, a part-time teacher from Beckenham in Kent, lives with her husband Stuart, 44, and their three kids, Stanley, eight, Layla, seven, and five-year-old Nancy.

Layla & Danielle Andrew says…

Balayage hair colouring – darker roots with lighter ends – is so on-trend right now, and pink tips look great with this

Layla says, ‘My mummy is the best mummy ever. She’s always taking me to the park and buying me ice cream – my favourite flavours are blue bubblegum and strawberry. ‘I don’t think Mummy would like blue hair, so I’ve decided she should have pink, like strawberry ice cream. It’s also the colour of our front door, and it’s nice and summery, so it would match the sunny weather. ‘It’s my little sister Nancy’s favourite colour, too, so she’ll be happy. ‘Mummy normally looks OK, but I think she could look prettier with pink hair. She likes jeans and T-shirts,

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so maybe she could wear something like that but posher, with really lovely shoes? She had to have some operations over the last few years, so this will be a nice treat for her.’

Apply foundation in your usual shade – Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, £8 (100g) or 3 for 2**, will stay matte even when you’re rushing around! Sweep Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot in Pale Pebble, £4.98 or 3 for 2**, over your eyelids. Trace Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner, £2.98, along the top lash line, as close to the lashes as possible. At

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the outside corner of your eye, do a soft flick upwards. Add a sweep of taupe shadow over the socket and blend – L’Oréal Color Riche Quad Eyeshadow in Nude Lingerie, £8, will do the job nicely – and add two coats of Collection Supersize Fat Lash Mascara, £2.98. Add a sweep of coral blush over the apples of your cheeks – Rimmel

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Royal Blush Cream Blush in Coral Queen, £5.48, gives a lovely dewy glow. Finish with a show-stopping red lippie like Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick in Red Carpet, £2.98. Perfect for tanned skin


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I really like this jeans and top combination. It shows that you can be comfy and still look cool. Layla picked the sparkly shoes!

Danielle

Danielle wears: Top, 8-24, £14; jeans, 8-24, £18; sandals, 3-9, £10 Layla wears: T-shirt†, 4-14yrs, from £6 (2-pack); jeans, 4-14yrs, from £9; trainers, 13-6, from £12

Danielle says, ‘My appearance has taken a back seat over the last few years – and not just because I’m so busy as a mum of three and part-time teacher. I have a gene mutation that causes breast and ovarian cancer so, in 2014, I had preventative surgery. I lost my own mum at a young age, and I want to be around for my kids. I had another operation last February, which triggered the menopause. Hot flushes don’t exactly made me feel attractive! ‘My normal look is thrown together with hand-me-down clothes, a bit of mascara, and my hair simply pinned back. When I saw my new do, I was over the moon – the pink is so stylish and subtle. I’ve never worn red lippie in my life, but it’s fab. From now on, I’m definitely going to make the effort to carve out some me-time.’ Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *£5 from 7 August 2017. **Offer available until 28 July 2017. 3 for 2 offer: mix and match across selected lines only, cheapest item free. †Available until 14 August 2017

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The Stuck-In-A-Rut Mum Denise Rawls, 46, a business development consultant, lives in Hackney, London, with her husband Cory, 44, and 10-year-old son, also called Cory.

Cory & Denise Andrew says…

It can take a lot to make us try something new with our hair, so I’ve given Denise a light trim and curls rather than anything too drastic.

Denise’s hair is prone to frizziness, so Andrew Barton Smooth That Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner, £3* each (250ml) or 3 for 2**, is ideal. This lowmaintenance style is easy for Denise to keep under control as she gets used to her new look.

Cory says, ‘For as long as I can remember, my mum has worn her hair in a bun on the top of her head. The only time I’ve ever seen it down is when she’s just come out of the shower, or in old photos. She used to work in an office and always had to wear suits and look serious – but now she’s working for herself, I think she needs to be braver and try new things. ‘She’s a really fun person, always telling me jokes or blowing raspberries on my neck when she’s tucking me into bed, so I think she

needs a look that’s not as boring. She should definitely wear her hair down and have it looking more curly, to show how fun she really is. I think she’ll look amazing.’

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Apply a light foundation in your usual shade – Rimmel Wake Me Up Anti-Fatigue Skin Brightening Foundation, £8.98 (30ml), is great for tired skin. Set with George Silk Finish Pressed Powder, £2, for a lovely matte finish. Sweep the lighter colour from the Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Bronze Palette, £3.98, over the eyelid, then press the bronze from

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lash line to crease and blend. Dab golden shadow across the lid and blend in. Add brown eyeliner and finish with two coats of L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara in Black, £11. Fill in brows with Collection Define & Perfect Eyebrow Powder, £4.18. Using the Collection Contour Kit, £4.18, sweep the lighter colour above the cheek bone and the bronze colour below. Add a dab of peach blush – George

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Blush in Little Gem, £3, is fab – on the apple of your cheeks and blend. Line lips using Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Addiction, £3.98, then apply pinky brown lipstick – we love L’Oréal Color Riche Lipstick in Bois De Rose, £5. Perfect for Dark skin


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I love the clothes! I’m already a fan of George jeans, as they’re one of the few brands that fit me properly – and this pair is great.

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Denise says, ‘It’s true – I’ve been addicted to the top-knot for many years! Working in the City, it was easier to just pull my hair back to look tidy. As I’m quite short, a top-knot also added a bit of height, which gave me a boost. I’d lost confidence in wearing my hair down, though, and didn’t know what to do with it anymore. Last June, I left work to set up my own business, and now’s the time to take the leap. ‘When I saw myself post-makeover, I was delighted – my hair looks so much softer and more flattering. It’s inspired me to be bolder with my hair and make-up, especially as Cory says I now look like Michelle Obama, which is definitely a good thing!’ Denise wears: top, 8-24, £14; jeans*, 8-24, £12; sandals, 3-9, £18. Corry wears: T-shirt, 3-16yrs, from £2 (2-pack); jeans, 4-14yrs, from £8; trainers, 9-6, from £10 Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Available from 31 July 2017

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The style-crisis Mum Franki Barker-Johnson, 23, lives in Bow, London, with her four-year-old son, Kingston

nki Kingston & Fra Andrew says…

Franki’s got gorgeous fair skin and green eyes, so this colour is great for her. Her hair is very thick so I’ve put in layers to give shape and movement.

Kingston says, ‘My mum looks fine normally but her hair is really boring – in the morning she looks like a bear, it’s so big and wild! My favourite colour is bright red because I love strawberries and Spider-Man, and my favourite Power Ranger is the red one too, so I think that’s the colour her hair should be. ‘She’s a really nice mummy because she gives me lots of cuddles and reads Spider-Man comics in bed with me and always sings me songs, so that’s why she deserves a treat. I think she’ll look really pretty at the end, just like a princess in a Disney film.’

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As well as looking fab, this look will be easy to maintain. Franki can still pull her hair back if she wants, or style it for a job interview. Andrew Barton Volumizing Texture Spray, £2 (250ml) or 3 for 2*, tames her bushy hair but keeps the volume.

Apply foundation in your usual shade – we love Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid, £8 (120g) or 3 for 2*. Add Max Factor Mastertouch Concealer, £8.98 or 3 for 2*, then finish with Maybelline Super Stay 24H Powder, £8 or 3 for 2*. Sweep L’Oréal Color Riche Mono Eyeshadow in Golden Nude, was £6, now £4**, from eyelash line to crease. Pat Max

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Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow in Bronze, £7.78 or 3 for 2*, over the lid and blend. Add individual false lashes from Eylure Lash-Pro Individual Lashes, £5.35 or 3 for 2*, and two coats of Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Waterproof Mascara, was £7, now £5. Rub L’Oréal Infallible Blush Paint Chubby Blush in Pink Picasso, was £7, now £5**, over the

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apples of your cheeks. Line lips with George Precision Lipliner in Pretty in Pink, was £2.75, now £1.75**, and fill in with L’Oréal Color Riche Lipstick in Magnetic Coral, £5. Perfect for fair skin

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I was a bit wary of getting my legs out as I don’t have a tan, but the dress is really cute and summery.

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Franki wears: Dress, 8-24, £16; shoes, 3-9, £15. Kingston wears: T-shirt, 3-16yrs, from £2 (2-pack); jeans, 4-14yrs, from £8; trainers, 12-6, from £8 Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online

Words: Gayle Schoales. Photographs: Liz Gregg. Make-up: Simone Vollmer. Hair colourist: Sofia Sjoo

Franki says, ‘I’ve been a single mum since Kingston was born, juggling looking after him with studying for an English degree and working in a bar, so I haven’t had much time to focus on myself. My hair is normally scraped back in a ponytail, and I run around in jeans with minimal make-up. I was worried Kingston would decide I should have blue or green hair, but when I saw my new style I was delighted – and so shocked, I barely recognised myself. ‘I’ve just finished my degree and am starting to apply for jobs. It’s nervewracking, but looking at my reflection after the makeover, I saw a glam woman ready to take on the world, rather than the uncertain girl I’ve often felt like inside. High five, Kingston!’

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bedroom s.o.s! When two kids asked us to make over their boring rooms, we came to the rescue with fun themed updates from George Home

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veryone remembers their childhood bedroom, a unique space filled with favourite posters, toys and keepsakes. Whether a child is football mad or obsessed with purple décor, their room should reflect their personality. So when Isobel, 12, and Christian, nine, from London, set us the challenge of updating their bedrooms, we couldn’t wait to convert them from dull to dazzling! Isobel is a girlie-girl who loves pretty things – and, with ambitions to be a designer one day, she likes the colours in her room to be coordinated. Her brother Christian just wanted more of a fun space to play. Like many kids, both tend to complain when told it’s time for bed – so parents Helen and Dillon were keen for us to do whatever we could to make them actually want to turn in for the night. Using great ranges from George Home, we created rooms for the kids that felt like their own space – a place to spend time with friends or chill out, surrounded by their favourite things.

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ISOBEL SAYS… ‘I like hanging out in my bedroom and having friends over but it wasn’t a very pretty space before. I also had lots of things that I’d grown out of, but not quite got around to throwing out, and I felt ready for a change. ‘The new cushions and duvet set are really sweet, and the butterflies on the wall give it a lovely summery feel. ‘I love the storage boxes that fit under my bed. When Mum tells me to tidy my room – which she does, often! – I now have somewhere to put all my stuff, leaving the place looking really neat. ‘Now I’ve seen the finished result, I can’t wait for my next sleepover!’

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CHRISTIAN SAYS… ‘I never liked inviting my friends over because my room was a bit boring. Now I love going in there – even when it’s bedtime, which makes Mum and Dad very happy! ‘I like looking at the dinosaur pictures on the duvet cover as I’m going to sleep. I love the mountains

painted on the wall and the green T. rex head, too – and no, it doesn’t give me nightmares! ‘History is my favourite subject at school so it’s fun to look around my room and imagine how the world used to be millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed around it.’

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Create amazing themed bedrooms for kids with these expert tips from George Home editor Sharon Parsons

‘Painting a mural might seem daunting but this mountain range design is not complicated – and it rocks! Applying masking tape to the walls before you start will help to create clean lines. Add some snowy caps if you’re feeling adventurous.’

‘A storage basket is your best friend when a super-speedy tidy-up is needed! And underbed boxes are ideal for storing toys or winter clothes without taking up valuable space.’

‘Pouffes aren’t just for the living room, they make a comfy, versatile addition to kids’ rooms, too. Great for when they’re chilling out with friends or playing games.’

To see the full ranges used here, plus lots of other brilliant collections of kids’ bedding and accessories, visit George.com

‘Pinboards are a great way of displaying all their precious photos and cards – without using sticky tape or Blu Tak on walls.’

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‘Fun throws like this Jurassic fleece are great for jazzing up plain bedding, and make an ideal extra blanket if a friend is sleeping over.’

‘Go all-out on their fave theme by stencilling shapes on the walls. You can find and download templates for free online. Then, when you fancy a change, just paint over them.’

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School’s OUT...

...and the marathon starts here. Six weeks and counting, but it doesn’t have to cost the earth!

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hether it’s half-term, or the long summer break, parents up and down the land are often left frazzled and out of pocket trying to keep their little ones (and bigger ones!) amused until that school bell rings again. However, staying busy and having fun needn’t break the bank, as the Hurr family from Norwich in Norfolk discovered when Good Living

challenged them to a cheap but very cheerful week of activities over the half-term holiday. Full-time mum Rebecca, 37, dad Shaun, 40, who’s a painter-decorator, and their six children, Jacob, 14, Poppy, 12, Gracie, 10, Neve, seven, Felix, five, and baby Milo, six months, threw themselves into our challenge. Here, mum Rebecca reveals just what they all got up to... ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK | 95


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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ TOTALLY FUN! ★ ★ ★ ★ BRILLIANT ★ ★ ★ OK ★ ★ A BIT BORING ★ ZZZZ… We’re a tight-knit family and love to spend time together, but with six kids of different ages to keep amused, even a simple day trip can cost a fortune. So, if we can make memories without straining our finances, I’m keen!

Monday It was raining in the morning, so we made ‘egg-box boats’. I had lots of egg boxes destined for the bin, and had stocked up on craft materials. The kids soon got busy – even Jacob, which surprised me, as I thought it might be too ‘young’ for him. Plus, as the brushes and paints were so affordable there were plenty to go around, and no squabbles over them. It ended up being a very calm activity and I was able to play with Milo at the same time, too. The sun came out in the afternoon and we all had a ball sailing the boats in our paddling pool – then splashing around in it as well! Asda Paint Brushes, £1.50 (10-pack); Asda Paint Palette, £2; PVA Glue, £1.50; Crayola Super Fibre Tip Pens, £2.50 (12-pack)

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tuesday Boo! It’s raining today, and the kids are getting antsy so I take them to the Norwich Millennium Library for a free drop-in Board Games afternoon. I’d recommend checking out your local library or community website to find out what’s going on in your area. While I get stuck into chess with the mums, Gracie and the gang play a mammoth game of Monopoly with some kids they’ve just met. Neve spends most of it in jail, but is chuffed to make a new friend. My brood spend so much time together, it’s great to see new faces. On the way back, we make a pit stop at Pizza Hut, where on Tuesdays you can get up to two free pizzas for kids 10 and under*. The kids crash into bed with full bellies and smiles all around!

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Hurrah! The sun’s out today so we pack our water bottles and a few snacks and go on a nature walk. There’s a pretty lake nearby so we followed the route around it. Before we left home we huddled around and made a list of all the species we were hoping to spot on our stroll and the kids were all competing for who

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The brushes and paints were so affordable there were plenty to go around, and no squabbles over them

would see what first. With a fair amount of practice under my belt by now, I’ve learnt the kids need a distraction to keep them occupied – wherever we go. We’d anticipated bumble bees and dragonflies, which we managed to catch glimpses of, but what no one expected was a grass snake, which slithered past us… As you can imagine there was a fair bit of shrieking – mostly from me! It was a lovely walk with lots of twists and turns over some manmade bridges all around the lakes. We took the dog and everyone had a paddle at the end! We had such a fun, bonding time and the kids were talking about our day right until they went to bed.

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warming. Gracie even brought her pet rabbit in for a cuddle. Later, while Shaun looked after Milo, I packed up the kids’ cossies and a picnic and drove them to Waterloo Park, a free water park for kids where they had hours of fun splashing about – there was even a band and we all had a dance to some funk!

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friday Rain again today, so before they had time to get fidgety, I drove the kids to Norwich Cathedral for a free guided tour. The older ones are enthralled with their headsets as they’re taken on a journey through history to learn how the cathedral has survived riot, war, plague and fire. The little ones, meanwhile, are ecstatic with their free ‘Explorer Backpacks’, complete with binoculars, magnifying glass and torch! Afterwards, they all head out to the brilliant mini maze and play hide and seek. I even managed to have a miracle 15 minutes to myself to enjoy a cup of tea and a bit of headspace… To find free tours in your area, visit your local tourist board online.

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sunday Yay – the sun’s shining! In the morning, we made simple kites, using coloured card and wooden skewers (discover how at ASDA.GL/kite). We live 20 minutes from a beach, so we drove

there just after lunchtime to fly them. The kids loved running around and building sandcastles, too. It’s always a challenge getting an activity that works for all their ages, but this fitted the bill perfectly. And it cost virtually nothing, which was a bonus! I also like the kids to get fresh air every day, plus bedtime is always easier when they’re all tired. We got back late in the afternoon so, to make the most of the sunny evening, we went for a National Trust trail, to collect things for our nature scrapbook. We spied some deer and

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t’s a conversation every parent dreads: ‘Mum, Dad, I’m being bullied...’ But, with an estimated 1.5 million young people in the UK experiencing bullying in 2016*, it’s one every parent or carer needs to be geared up for. Just in case. ‘Letting your child know that they can talk to you at any time is key,’ says child psychology expert Professor Mike Boulton of the University of Chester. ‘At least half of all children who are being bullied, if

not more, don’t tell anyone.’ It’s obviously a sensitive subject and also one that increasingly needs to be addressed – Childline reported an 88% rise** in calls about online bullying in the last five years. Often, telling an adult is the only way for your child to stop what can be a very upsetting time for the whole family, so try to have the tools in place to help them with it. Here’s our guide to treating the issue, calmly, sensibly and supportively.

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Some clues may be less obvious than others. If you notice any of the following, your child may be having a problem with bullies. ● Your child seems withdrawn, anxious, depressed ● Their behaviour becomes more defiant or aggressive ● Garments and belongings get ‘lost’ or damaged ● You notice unexplained physical injuries ● They try faking illness or skipping school ● They are unable to concentrate in lessons ● They have problems with eating or sleeping

TALK IT OUT Discussing bullying can be difficult for children – and for mums, dads and carers, too. ‘Parents may think their child can talk to them about anything, when actually they feel like they can’t,’ says Professor Boulton. Children often worry that they might not be believed, that they could be blamed, or that their parents might overreact and make a scene. For them, telling an adult could make the situation worse, or simply make no difference at all. The key is to approach them first. ‘Look for a good moment to raise it, in a way that doesn’t look like you’re interrogating them,’ says Professor Boulton. ‘Then give them time and space to think about what’s been said and let them talk to you if and when the time is right for them.’ Keep calm and listen carefully to everything they have to say, then discuss with them what they would like to do next. Reassure them that things will improve now they have told you. After your chat, keep reminding them that you’re there to talk about what they are feeling at any time. If they find speaking to you difficult, encourage them to get advice and support from a trained counsellor.

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stay CALM Keeping a cool head is vital. ‘How parents or carers respond the first time round often determines if a child will confide in us again,’ says Professor Boulton. Take time to consider your next move, then work positively to reach a happy resolution. WORK TOGETHER Include your child in the process. ‘Parents taking control can make their children feel helpless and weak rather than involved,’ explains Professor Boulton. ‘Ask your child how they’d prefer the situation to be handled, then move forward on their terms.’

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tread Carefully ‘Talking with parents of other child(ren) involved may be an option, but only if you’re sure things will stay civil,’ says Professor Boulton. ‘It may be wiser to contact the school.’ By law, all state schools must have a behaviour policy that includes anti-bullying measures.

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reassure them Bullied children often suffer from confidence issues so it’s vital to build them back up. ‘Explain that these hurtful comments say more about the bully than them,’ says Professor Boulton. ‘Tell them none of this is their fault and they are loved and valued.’ Focus on things that make them feel good, like having friends over or enjoying a hobby. For confidential advice and support from a trained counsellor, children can call Childline free on 0800 1111, or visit childline. org.uk.

TAKE ACTION Don’t take their phone away because they are being bullied online. Visit blockem.co.uk for a free app** to prevent unwanted messages. If they are being bullied on social media, visit thinkuknow.co.uk, which has lots of advice for kids, parents and teachers on how to report upsetting online content.

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, ‘My eyes are bigger than my belly’

Gethin Jones on blowfish, Chip Alley and why love makes him indulge at weekends

The TV presenter, 39, is dating German model Katja Zwara, 29, and lives in London How long did you present Blue Peter for? Three and a half years – it was the most amazing experience. I visited 31 countries, broke six bones, four World Records and three lifetime ambitions. What’s for breakfast? I’m in the gym most mornings and used to eat porridge until I got a lot of fatigue when training. I now have Ready Brek as I find it easier to digest. I’m also obsessed with coffee – I can’t start my day without one! Are you a healthy eater? I’m very disciplined in the week, but at the weekend I relax with food, which I think is down to having a girlfriend and being away most weekends. I’ve been with Katja now for six 110 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

months and we were in Barcelona recently – healthy eating wasn’t a priority! Do you follow food trends – what are you into right now? Recently, when Katja and my sister Mererid stayed over, my fridge contained goats’, almond, coconut and cows’ milk. I remember the days when buying semi-skimmed was considered strange! I’ll never be the kind of person who Instagrams pictures of my food though, I hate that… Have you cooked for Katja? I’m a terrible cook. I’m rubbish with timing and it’s a patience thing. I did make her some food early doors, which was risky – a tuna steak niçoise. I’m embarrassed how easy it was, but it was just right. I put a lot of thought into it. Your cooking inspiration? My dad Goronwy, a meat-andtwo-veg man like myself, did all the cooking in our house so

I’m a meat-andtwo-veg man

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I was brought up with a simple palate. I’ll have a protein-heavy sandwich or salad for lunch then chicken or white fish with veg for dinner. Celebrity inspiration? I love cooking shows where people are really passionate. I saw James Martin cooking an omelette in one minute and thought, ‘That’s my kind of cooking!’ Strangest thing you’ve eaten? Sea urchins (above) in the Tokyo Fish Market – they’re the most disgusting things I’ve ever eaten. I also had salmon eggs and blowfish, which is a Japanese delicacy, but if you eat the wrong part of the blowfish, you’ll die. Recent dining experience? I took some of my friends to London’s new hotel, The Ned, for the most random Sunday lunch. It has nine restaurants and, on my plate, I had a mixture of lobster, Sunday roast, granola and doughnut. My eyes were bigger than my belly. Favourite Welsh delicacy? Cawl in the winter is the best. It’s a traditional broth made with leftover veg and meat. I dip bread in it, which goes all soggy! Last supper? Whitebait to start, roast chicken with a Yorkshire pudding, and a massive apple crumble. I’m going to die full. Your guilty pleasure? A place in Cardiff, known as ‘Chip Alley’, that you only go to after a few drinks at the rugby. I’ll be back there again in the future, I know it. Gethin supports the Can You See Me autism awareness campaign. Visit asdinfowales.co.uk

Words: Gemma Calvert. Photographs: Getty Images

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