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GOOD LIVING

Welcome

Photographs: Tara Fisher. Styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Lauren Floodgate

APRIL 2018

Apparently, your school days are the best days of your life – and, although I beg to differ on this, I absolutely loved school dinners! Queuing up for second servings of jam sponge and custard Sarah Thom was my idea of heaven, so I’m excited to say that Asda Editor we have recipes to take you back to those glory days (p53). For the kids, it’s already holiday season, and we have clever ideas to keep them busy and help you get dinner on the table faster (p44). I’ll be cooking up a storm with my niece and nephew, with them helping me roll the green pea falafels for their tea! After you’ve put your little chefs to bed, grab a cuppa and enjoy sweet success with our desserts that raise a glass to some of our favourite cocktails (p19). Espresso martini cupcake? Just choose whether you want yours shaken or stirred… Enjoy the issue!

Zesty limoncello cheesecakes, p22

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Contents

FOOD 11 Just take 5… Delicious dishes made with only five ingredients 19 Shake it up! Cakes inspired by cocktails 24 ‘Dad’s carbonara was always the main event!’ Giovanna Fletcher and Mario Falcone’s top meal 27 Spring into salads Packed with flavours from around the globe 33 4 ways with rhubarb Tart, tangy, fragrant and so very versatile 37 National treasures English comfort food for St George’s Day 53 The sweet side of school dinners Remembering favourite childhood puds

KIDS CORNER 44 Little chefs Get the kids into the kitchen to help you whip up these easy, tasty weeknight winners 50 How do you like your eggs? Prank dishes to celebrate April Fools LIVING 6 Graphic design Get the geometric look for your home and wardrobe 8 #Lovefood The latest foodie news and trends 59 Smart living Our experts answer your tech questions on homes, parenting, pets, money and gaming 90 My foodie life TOWIE star Joey Essex on fresh veg and bush tucker

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STYLE 63 Rock candy The perfect pastel-pink biker jacket 64 Word on the street New trends from George, plus style steals from fashion influencer Maja Malnar 70 Shade upgrade Stylist Andrew Barton gives readers a new spring do HOMES 77 What’s in store Savvy storage solutions 78 ‘We need a home that can grow with us’ A George Home makeover HEALTH 85 The mother kit DIY spa picks for busy mums 86 Wonder women How to nail parenthood

ON THE COVER Asian fusion noodle salad, p30 Photograph: Toby Scott. Styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Nancy McDougall HEARST Editor Hannah Barr Deputy editor Terry Barbrook Food editor Gregor McMaster Art director Alex Nicholas Art editors Natalie Williams, Jack Cunningham Senior designer Melina Spasic Acting chief sub editor Sue Sharrock Senior sub editor Gwennan Thomas Features writer Harriette Casey

Digital director Mango Saul Digital content editor Sarah Alcock Senior digital writer Rebecca Shepherd Head of client services Kirsty Ware Senior account manager Nafeesa Yousuf Senior account manager Nikki Little Account manager Annaliza Dowding Account executive Chloe Patmore

ASDA Editor Sarah Thom Good Living content planners Amy Cawthorne, Jo Shaw Good Living content coordinator Joy Shibukawa-James ADVERTISING Chris Hall For sales enquiries, please contact chris@gigretail.co.uk

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TO PROVIDE FAMILYFRIENDLY 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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Editor’s pick

DRY RUN

GET THE MESSAGE

MODERN HISTORY

Grab these smart towels and give your kitchen a new lease of life. Geo tea towels*, £4 (3-pack)

This ultra-cool cushion’s positive affirmation is all the inspo you need. Perfect Day cushion**, £6

An origami-style dinosaur ornament is a contemporary twist on prehistoric! Geo stegosaurus, £4

Graphic Design Throw some shapes with this season’s coolest geometric pieces

GET SHORTY With a small-scale graphic print, these swimmers are bang on trend. Geo shorts, £8

SEE THE LIGHT

CALL OF THE WILD

CUT A RUG

Hang this from the ceiling or place on a table for a cool industrial look. Copper-effect geometric lamp, £6

Bring some animal instinct into your home with this quirky ornament. Geo elephant, £12

You’ll make a statement with this geo print rug, available in four sizes. Homemaker teal rug**, from £20

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GOOD LIVING

TO THE WIRE

NOVEL GRAPHIC

REFLECTED GLORY

Letters, cards, bills, papers… file it all away easily and in style. Copper letter rack, £8

Boost your bathroom with this snuggly soft chevron towel. Geometric print bath sheet, £9

Rectangles are out and hexagons are in. You knew that, right? Hexagonal hanging mirror**, £10

OVEN READY

IT’S A DRAWER

Go geo while you cook in this apron-and-oven-gloves combo. Geo apron and gloves, £4

Nice to look at and super handy, this box will keep trinkets and keys safe. Drawers with faux leather handles, £10

FIRST GLASS

TREND BLEND

FINE PRINT

Brass meets smoked glass courtesy of this opulent side table. Glass-top geometric side table**, £79

This mix of marble-effect prints and geo shapes has double the style. Hexagon marble duvet set**, £12

Wear this pretty geo-tile patterned swimsuit and you’ll be winning. Geo line print swimsuit, £12.50

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LoveFood

FOOD EDITOR GREGOR SHARES THE LATEST FOODIE NEWS

BEST OF THE SEASON

The cauliflower is making a comeback from last-resort veg to social media sensation. In season now, it works really well with robust flavours like parmesan, ginger and anchovies. Serve it mashed and buttered like you would with potatoes, cooked in spices for a tasty veggie curry, or tossed in a sweet-and-sour sticky sauce then fried for an alternative to chicken wings. Florets roasted with olive oil and balsamic vinegar make a great side with a deliciously nutty bite, or try adding macaroni to an old-school cauliflower cheese then top it with breadcrumbs for a comforting and cost-effective family supper. Yum!

A helping hand

‘Did you know that one in 10 people struggle to pay their bills, so much so that missing meals is becoming commonplace? That’s why Asda has launched the Asda Fight Hunger Create Change programme to make a long-term positive change to the UK’s hunger problem. Asda is donating over £20million across the next three years to the two biggest charities in the sector, FareShare and The Trussell Trust, to make this happen. Together, they will help more than 1 million people out of food poverty and give 500,000 people access to fresh food every week.’ Go to ASDA.com/fight-hunger to find out more.

APRIL FUEL

Why not try our tasty whole roasted cauliflower with Grana Padano cheese? Visit ASDA.GL/cauliflower for the recipe

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‘Running in the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon on 8 April? Make sure to carry snacks that will help you refuel on the run. Try an Asda Sports Nutrition Protein Bar, £1.25 (60g; £2.08/100g) in Cookies & Cream, Peanut & Caramel or Cherry Yogurt flavours. Or grab Asda Strawberry Fruity Bits Snack Bags, £1.90 (5 x 25g; £1.52/100g), also a great lunchbox treat.’ For info on the Sheffield event and other runs visit runforall.com


GOOD LIVING IN STORE THIS MONTH

CheF notes perfect real hot chocolate

Fancy something special for dinner? This succulent seasoned lamb, topped with a sprig of rosemary, is perfect for two. Extra Special Lamb Chump Joint, £4.50 (375g; £12/kg)

‘Leftover chocolate? Might not sound likely, but it can happen… especially after Easter. Thankfully, it’s easy to transform the last of the Bunny’s eggs into a creamy hot drink. Heat a little milk in a pan and add chopped chocolate. Whisk to combine, then stir in more milk and heat through, but don’t let it boil. Top to finish with whipped cream, chopped nuts and a drizzle of chocolate sauce, then drink immediately.’

Photographs: Stuart Ovenden, Getty Images, Stock Food. Styling: Jenny Iggleden, Davina Perkins. Food styling: Matthew Ford

Kitchen kit

‘This electric steamer has easy-grip handles and makes preparing veg, rice and meat a doddle. There’s no need for added oil, and it helps minimise the loss of nutrients during cooking. Full steam ahead!’

Stone-baked for an authentic crispy base, this flatbread pizza has been topped by hand with sweetcorn and mixed peppers. Delizioso! Asda Vegetable Flatbread Pizza, £2 (300g; 67p/100g)

George Home Food Steamer, £20

Throwing a children’s party? Enter the dragon! Kids of all ages will love this fun cake with horns made of yummy frosting – and the purple scales cover layers of seriously moist chocolate sponge. Asda Dragon Cake, £11 (serves 18)

Page-turner

‘If sugar-free cooking is your thing, grab a copy of TV presenter and author Davina McCall’s new cook book. It’s full of fuss-free recipes that you can enjoy with family and friends, and they’re all free from refined sugar. Added bonus – they don’t need too many ingredients, so they’re budget-friendly, too.’ Davina’s Kitchen Favourites, £10

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Salmon & vegetable bake

Succulent fish, tender veg and a zesty dressing SERVES 2 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £3.02

● 300g Jersey Royal potatoes, quartered ● 240g pack Asda 2 Salmon Fillets ● 225g cherry tomatoes on the vine

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● 150g bunch Grower’s Selection Asparagus, woody ends trimmed ● Zest 1 lemon STORE CUPBOARD ● 1tsp rapeseed oil

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1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 2 Put the potatoes in a pan of cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 8-10 mins. Drain. 3 Put the salmon fillets skin-side down in a roasting tin and arrange the potatoes, tomatoes and asparagus around

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them. Drizzle over the oil and season with freshly ground black pepper. 4 Bake for 15-18 mins, or until the fish flakes easily. Sprinkle over the lemon zest to serve. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

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Each 459g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

3.7g

6.9g 0.14g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,805kJ 20.7g 431kcal Med

22%

30%

19%

8%

2%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 393kJ/94kcal

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Moroccan lamb cous cous

Tender lamb with warm, fragrant spices, a tangy yogurt drizzle and fresh, sweet fruit SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.42

● 2tsp Asda Moroccan Seasoning ● 340g pack Butcher’s Selection British Lamb Chops, trimmed of fat ● 2 x 110g pack Asda

Mediterranean Style Tomato Cous Cous ● 100g natural yogurt ● 40g pomegranate seeds STORE CUPBOARD ● 2tsp rapeseed oil

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1 Heat a griddle or frying pan over a high setting. 2 Stir together the Moroccan seasoning and rapeseed oil and rub into both sides of the chops. Cook on the griddle for 3-4 mins each side, until the chops are starting to char. 3 Make up the cous cous according to the pack instructions. When ready, transfer to a serving platter.

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4 Lay the chops on top of the cous cous and leave them to rest for 5 mins. 5 Stir the yogurt until smooth and fluid then drizzle over the lamb chops. Sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds to garnish before serving. Energy

Each 258g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1,975kJ 24.3g 11.4g 472kcal High High

24%

35%

57%

Salt

6.7g 1.47g Low

7%

Med

25%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 766kJ/183kcal

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Pan-fried lemon chicken & smashed pea pasta Tender meat, sweet peas and a hit of zingy citrus SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.04

● 300g spaghetti ● 4 Butcher’s Selection British Chicken Breast Fillets ● 1tbsp Extra Special Mexican Orange Blossom Honey 14 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

● Juice and zest ½ lemon ● 200g frozen peas STORE CUPBOARD ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil

1 Cook the spaghetti in a large pan according

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to the pack instructions and drain well. 2 Heat the oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat. Cook the chicken for 6 mins each side. Add the honey and lemon juice. Stir to coat. Cook for 1 min to thicken the glaze. 3 Take the pan off the heat, cover and rest for 5 mins before slicing. 4 Cook the peas in boiling water for 4 mins. Drain

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and return to the pan. 5 Mash the peas roughly and season with black pepper. Stir through 1tsp of the lemon zest and stir the peas through the pasta. 6 Top the spaghetti with the chicken. Serve sprinkled with more zest and lemon wedges (optional). Energy

Each 389g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.8g

6.2g 0.23g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

2,083kJ 4.3g 498kcal Low

25%

6%

4%

7%

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 536kJ/128kcal


FOOD

Roasted red pepper & crab soup

Sweet crab meat adds a touch of luxury to this full-flavoured dish, swirled with crème fraîche SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.35

● 4 red peppers, chopped ● 2 cloves garlic, peeled ● 1 bunch spring onions, roughly chopped, 1 reserved to garnish ● 100g Asda Crab Meat

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● 2tbsp Asda 50% Less Fat Crème Fraîche STORE CUPBOARD ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

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2 In a roasting tin, drizzle the red peppers, garlic and chopped spring onions with the oil. Cook in the oven for 30 mins or until tender and beginning to brown. 3 Remove the tin from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Blitz until smooth using a handheld blender. 4 Pour the purée into a pan, thin with a little water and season with pepper. Stir

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in the crab meat then simmer to heat through. 5 Shred the reserved spring onion thinly. 6 Divide the soup between 4 bowls and swirl in the crème fraîche. Top with the sliced spring onion and black pepper to serve. 475kJ 113kcal

5.2g

Each 199g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1.2g

7.8g 0.22g

Salt

6%

Low

7%

Low

Low

Low

Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

4

6%

9%

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 238kJ/57kcal

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Kale & Jersey Royal hash

Sweet tomatoes and peppers balance the earthy taste of the kale beautifully SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 70p

● 500g Jersey royals, chopped ● 1 red onion, sliced ● 2 mixed coloured peppers, diced

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tender and well coloured. 4 Add the kale and cherry tomatoes and season with black pepper. Cook for 5 mins, or until the kale softens and the cherry tomatoes begin to burst. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

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Each 321g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.3g

9.0g 0.03g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

725kJ 3.9g 173kcal Low

9%

6%

2%

10%

1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 226kJ/54kcal

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● 100g kale, woody stems removed ● 225g cherry tomatoes STORE CUPBOARD ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil

1 Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the potatoes for 4-6 mins, until tender. Drain well. 2 Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for 2 mins. 3 Add the drained potatoes and the diced peppers, then cook for 8-10 mins, stirring regularly, until

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SHAKE IT UP!

Imagine a cake that tastes like your favourite cocktail… Time to mix it up with four treats inspired by classic tipples

Espresso martini cupcakes

The smooth, dark flavours of a modern classic recreated in sponge with creamy vanilla frosting MAKES 12 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 22p

FOR THE CAKE l 3 eggs l 85g golden caster sugar l 85g plain flour l 30g cocoa powder, plus extra to dust l 1tbsp espresso powder dissolved in 2tbsp milk, plus extra to serve

l 1tsp baking powder l 60ml sunflower oil TO DECORATE l 50ml Kahlúa or Tia Maria coffee liqueur l 15g caster sugar l 120ml whipping cream l 1tbsp icing sugar l ½tsp vanilla essence

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1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a 12-hole tin with paper cases. 2 Whisk all the cake ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth. Divide the mixture between the cases and bake for 14-15 mins until risen. Cool on a wire rack. 3 To decorate, heat the Kahlúa or Tia Maria and caster sugar gently for 2-3 mins until slightly

thickened. Prick each cake with a fork and drizzle over a little syrup. Leave the remaining syrup to cool. 4 Whip the cream, icing sugar and vanilla to soft peaks. Spoon onto each cake, sprinkle with espresso powder and drizzle with the remaining syrup. Energy 752kJ 180kcal

9.8g

Each 55g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

3.7g 10.9g 0.17g

Salt

9%

High

14%

High

Med

19%

Med

12%

3%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,368kJ/327kcal

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Pimm’s layer cake

A slice of British summer sunshine – any time SERVES 30 READY IN 2 HRS PRICE PER SERVING 23p

FOR THE CAKE l 225g Asda Best for Baking Cakes Spread l 225g caster sugar l 4 eggs, beaten l Zest and 2tbsp juice from 1 large orange l 225g self-raising flour l 1tsp baking powder TO DECORATE l 100ml Pimm’s l 300g strawberries, chopped, plus 3 halved, to decorate

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l 200ml whipping cream l 200g Asda Fat Free Greek Style Yogurt l ½ cucumber l 1 orange, thinly sliced l Fresh mint leaves l Icing sugar, to dust 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line 2 x 20cm loosebottomed sandwich tins. 2 Whisk all the cake ingredients for 3-4 mins

until light and fluffy. Divide between the tins and bake for 20-25 mins until golden brown. Leave to cool in the tins for 5 mins, then turn out and cool completely. 3 Put the Pimm’s and chopped strawberries in a small pan and simmer for 10-15 mins until thickened and spreadable. Pour onto a plate and leave to cool completely. 4 Slice each cake in half horizontally. Whip the cream until stiff then fold in the yogurt. Stand 1 cake half on a plate and spread

with ⅓ of the cream. Drizzle over ⅓ of the strawberry mixture and spread gently. Repeat twice. Top with the last cake half. 5 Use a veg peeler to cut ribbons of cucumber and pat them dry with kitchen paper. Arrange on top of the cake with the orange slices, strawberry halves and mint. Dust the edges with icing sugar and serve. Energy

Each 71g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

3.3g

9.4g 0.23g

Salt

Med

Med

Med

654kJ 8.8g 156kcal Med

8%

13%

17%

10%

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 920kJ/220kcal

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Mojito drizzle loaf cake

Sweet and minty with a Caribbean kick SERVES 12 READY IN 2 HRS PRICE PER SERVING 24p

l 2 limes l 175g Asda Best for Baking Cakes Spread l 3 eggs l 225g caster sugar l 150g self-raising flour l 10g desiccated coconut l 50ml white rum l 10 mint leaves plus extra, to decorate 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line a 21cm loaf tin.

2 Peel the zest from 1 lime and slice into thin slivers. Set aside. Finely zest the other lime, then juice both limes. 3 Put the spread, eggs, 175g of the caster sugar, the flour, coconut and ½ the finely grated lime zest in a bowl. Whisk for 2-3 mins until fluffy. Spoon into the loaf tin and bake for 25 mins. Cover loosely with foil

and bake for a further 20-25 mins until golden. 4 Put the lime juice, rum, mint, remaining finely grated zest and the remaining 50g caster sugar in a pan. Bubble for 3-4 mins until syrupy. Leave to infuse for 5 mins. 5 Prick the top of the cake with a fork and drizzle over the syrup. Leave to cool completely in the tin. 6 Top with the slivers of zest and extra mint leaves. Energy

Each 69g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Med

Med

1,028kJ 12.2g 246kcal High

12%

17%

3.5g 18.8g 0.32g 18%

High

21%

5%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,490kJ/356kcal

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A creamy topping flavoured with Italian lemon liqueur on a crumbly, buttery ginger biscuit base SERVES 12 READY IN 45 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 43p

l 200g ginger nut biscuits l 50g butter, melted l 6tbsp limoncello l 12g sachet Dr. Oetker Gelatine l 400g light soft cheese l 300g Asda Fat Free Greek Style Yogurt l 75g icing sugar l 2 lemons l 4tsp good-quality lemon curd 1 Line a 20cm square cake tin with clingfilm.

2 Whizz the biscuits to fine crumbs in a processor. Add the butter and whizz for 5 secs. Tip into the cake tin and press down firmly with the back of a metal spoon. Chill for 20 mins until set. 3 Put 4tbsp limoncello and 4tbsp water in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir in the gelatine, heat until melted, then stir until smooth. Remove the bowl from the pan and set aside for 10 mins to cool.

4 Beat the soft cheese, yogurt, icing sugar and remaining limoncello until light and fluffy. Finely grate the zest from 1 lemon and beat into the mixture with 2tbsp juice from the lemon and the cooled gelatine mixture. Spoon over the biscuit base and chill for 2-3 hrs until set. 5 To decorate, stir the lemon curd until runny, then drizzle over the cheesecake. Slice into 12 pieces. Cut the remaining lemon into wedges to decorate. Energy

Each 96g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Med

972kJ 10.7g 232kcal Med

12%

15%

6.8g 16.3g 0.37g 34%

Med

18%

6%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,013kJ/242kcal

Fancy mixing up the classic cocktails that inspired our cakes? Find the recipes at ASDA.GL/ caketails

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Zesty limoncello cheesecake


‘Dad’s carbonara was always the main event!’ TOWIE star Mario Falcone, 30, and his author sister Giovanna Fletcher, 33, reveal why their dad’s spaghetti left no room for dessert… Mario SAYS...

giovanna SAYS...

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Giovanna and Mario

hen carbonara started appearing on the dinner table at our home in Essex, the creamy egg-and-cheese combo was a real novelty. We were used to having tomato-based sauces with our pasta – Dad would bring home tubs of delicious creations from his restaurant. With carbonara, it was always a fight to find the portion containing the most bacon. Whoever got the last spoonful from the pan – where all the bacon had got nice and crispy on the bottom – was always the luckiest. When I think of Dad’s carbonara, I’m taken right back to childhood dinnertimes and conversations about school, Mum’s day working as an estate agent and the fun and games from Dad’s busy restaurant. The best times were our annual six-week pilgrimages to Valva and, in the last few years, we’ve all started returning again together as a family. It’s so nice now because I have two sons, Buzz is four and Buddy is two, and Giorgina has her own daughter, Summer Rae, who is 18 months. The kids can experience what we had when we were children – freedom in the beautiful outdoors and the never-ending sunshine. Our family holidays in Valva are bliss. It’s so remote there’s no phone signal, which means we just get to enjoy being together, drinking great wine and eating amazing food. Especially Dad’s carbonara. Family is so important to us, so it’s nice that we’re passing that message down to the next generation of Falcones and Fletchers.

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iovanna and I are really close and we’ve always had a great relationship. That doesn’t mean we didn’t squabble, though. I used to tell our parents that both my older sisters, Giovanna and Giorgina, used to beat me up. They never actually touched me – I was just trying to cause trouble. I was a little devil! My fondest family memories are of summer holidays in the mountain village in southern Italy where Dad, Mario Snr, grew up – a beautiful place called Valva. He lived there until he was 19, when he followed in the footsteps of his brothers, Anselmo and Gerardo, and sister, Rosina, and moved to the UK. Dad had lots of jobs – at one point he was a hotel porter. Then he and his siblings opened a café in Dagenham, which they called Mario’s. Over the years, they launched restaurants all over Essex. Our mum, Kim, was the queen of homemade profiteroles, but desserts were a rarity in our house because Dad’s dinners were always the main event. He’d serve up weird concoctions like chili con carne with frankfurters, which sounds horrendous but totally worked. When he started making this carbonara recipe, he’d experiment with different ingredients, and one time he used sausage instead of bacon. As we got older, he added in mushrooms, which had mixed reviews from us kids – most of the time, we’d just push them to the side of the plate! But his classic version was, and still is, the best.


FOOD

Mario Snr’s spaghetti carbonara

SERVES 6 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 51p

spaghetti * 500g 5 rashers Extra Special * Oak Smoked Dry Cured

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Streaky Bacon, chopped 4 eggs, yolks only 100g Extra Special Parmigiano Reggiano, grated

1 Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta for 10-12 mins, until tender. Reserve

150ml of the cooking water from the pan, then drain well. 2 While the pasta is draining, cook the bacon in a deep-sided frying pan, over a medium heat, until crisp. 3 In a bowl, stir together the egg yolks and grated Parmesan. Add a splash of the reserved pasta water and mix well. 4 Reduce the heat on the frying pan to low. Add the drained pasta

and the rest of the reserved water, then stir well. 5 Take the pan off of the heat and pour in the egg mixture, stirring constantly to coat the spaghetti. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately. Energy

Each 258g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

5.7g

1.8g 0.90g

Salt

Med

Low

Med

1,911kJ 13.2g 457kcal Med

23%

19%

29%

2%

15%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 741kJ/177kcal

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Spring into salads Easy to create, these vibrant salads are packed with tasty flavours from around the world

Asian fusion noodle salad, p30

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Flavours of the Middle East cous cous salad

To make this dish even easier, use flavoured cous cous from a pack SERVES 6 READY IN 1 HR, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 89p

● 1 red onion, chopped ● 2 peppers, chopped ● 2 courgettes, chopped ● 2tsp rapeseed oil ● 1tsp cumin seeds ● 1 reduced-salt vegetable stock cube ● 125g Asda Good & Balanced Giant Wholemeal Cous Cous ● 20g walnuts, chopped ● 20g almonds, chopped

● 20g pine nuts ● 3tbsp Asda Fat Free Greek Style Yogurt ● 1tbsp harissa paste ● 1tbsp lemon juice ● 100g feta, crumbled ● 80g pomegranate seeds ● 2 pittas, toasted and cut into strips

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

2 In a roasting tin, mix the veg with the oil and cumin seeds. Season with black pepper. Roast for 40 mins, until tender. Leave to cool. 3 Bring 1L of water to the boil in a pan. Crumble in the stock cube, add the cous cous and cook for 8-10 mins until tender. Drain well. 4 In a dry frying pan, toast the walnuts and almonds

for 5 mins. Add the pine nuts and toast for 2 mins, until golden. Set the nuts aside to cool. 5 Mix the yogurt, harissa and lemon for the dressing. 6 Top the cous cous with the cooled veg, nuts, feta and pomegranate seeds. Toss, drizzle over the dressing and serve with the toasted pitta strips. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 250g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

3.3g

8.0g 0.83g

Salt

Low

Low

Med

1,318kJ 12.0g 315kcal Med

16%

17%

17%

9%

14%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 527kJ/126kcal


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American slaw & quinoa salad

Nutty grain topped with avocado, egg, blue cheese and delicious crispy bacon SERVES 6 READY IN 35 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 57p

● 100g quinoa ● 2 Grower’s Selection Corn Cobettes ● 2 eggs ● 2 rashers smoked streaky bacon ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 2tbsp white wine vinegar ● 2tsp clear honey ● 1tbsp coarse-grain mustard ● 200g red cabbage, sliced ● 200g white cabbage, sliced ● 1 carrot, grated ● ½ avocado, sliced ● 100g blue cheese, crumbled

1 Cook the quinoa according to the pack instructions. Drain well and allow to cool. 2 Grill the cobettes to char, then cool. Slice off the kernels. 3 In a separate pan, cover the eggs in cold water and bring to the boil. Cook for 6 mins, drain and run under cold water. Peel and halve the eggs. 4 Fry the bacon for 3-5 mins on each side until crisp. Drain on kitchen roll and crumble. 5 For the dressing, whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey and mustard. 6 Top the quinoa with the corn kernels, cabbage and carrot. Add the halved eggs, bacon, avocado and blue cheese. Drizzle with the dressing and sprinkle with black pepper to serve. Energy

Each 207g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

5.8g

6.8g 0.72g

Salt

Med

Low

Med

1,022kJ 13.9g 244kcal Med

12%

20%

29%

8%

For simple mix-and-match variations on these super salads, go to ASDA.GL/ salads

12%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 494kJ/118kcal

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Asian fusion noodle salad Sweet and sour chicken, with a tangy kick of chilli

● 200g rice noodles ● 300g cooked chicken breast, sliced ● 100g frozen edamame beans, thawed ● 2 carrots, sliced into ribbons with a peeler ● 2 spring onions, shredded ● 100g radishes, sliced ● 1 red chilli, thinly sliced ● 2tsp sesame oil ● 3tbsp orange juice ● 1tbsp white wine vinegar ● 2tsp reduced-salt soy sauce ● 15g coriander ● 1tsp sesame seeds

Italian-style penne salad

Bursting with Mediterranean tastes and textures SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 91p

● 200g penne ● 2tbsp balsamic glaze ● 2tsp extra virgin olive oil ● 20g parsley, torn ● 400g can Asda Organic Mixed Beans in Water, rinsed and drained well ● 180g baby spinach ● ½ red onion, finely sliced ● 8 sundried tomatoes, sliced ● 125g ball Asda Light Mozzarella, torn

● 50g Asda Oven Baked Black Olive Croutons ● Flat-leaf parsley, to serve

1 Cook the penne according to the pack instructions and drain well. 2 To make the dressing, mix together the balsamic glaze and olive oil in a large bowl. 3 Add the penne to the dressing and toss well to

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coat. Stir in the parsley and set aside to cool. 4 Layer the salad, starting with the beans, followed by the penne, spinach, red onion, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella and black olive croutons. 5 Mix the salad together well. Garnish with flat-leaf parsley and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper to serve. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 304g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1,819kJ 10.0g 3.0g 435kcal Med Low

22%

14%

15%

1 Soak the noodles in 1L boiling water for 8-10 mins until tender. Drain well. 2 Layer the noodles with the chicken and the veg ingredients in a large jar. 3 For the dressing, mix together the sesame oil, orange juice, vinegar and soy sauce in a bowl. 4 Drizzle over the salad and shake the jar with the lid on. Sprinkle with the coriander and sesame seeds to serve. Energy

Salt

11.2g 0.73g Low

12%

Low

12%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 598kJ/143kcal

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 304g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1.2g

5.5g 0.46g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,692kJ 7.0g 404kcal Low

20%

10%

6%

6%

8%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 556kJ/133kcal

Photographs: Toby Scott. Styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Nancy McDougall

SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 98p


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aten as a fruit but actually a vegetable, rhubarb is a traditional favourite in the UK. Its tangy, tart flavour is wonderful in sweet recipes and also works well with meat and oily fish. Plus, 2 heaped tablespoons of cooked rhubarb count as one of your 5-a-day. Find inspiration at ASDA.GL/rhubarb

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Simon Dobson’s family has farmed rhubarb in Carlton, part of Yorkshire’s ‘Rhubarb Triangle’ region, since the late 19th century, and began supplying our stores in the 1970s. After two years’ growth in the fields, the rhubarb plants are moved into dark sheds where the stems grow for up to a month. These are then hand-picked to ensure they reach our produce aisles in perfect condition. Grower’s Selection Rhubarb, £1.50 (400g; 38p/100g) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online


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Easy rhubarb curd

4 WAYS WITH…

Rhubarb

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Griddled duck with rhubarb

Rhubarb crumble muffins

Tart, tangy and fragrant – pink rhubarb can add distinctive flavour to desserts and savoury dishes too…

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Rhubarb crumble muffins

Fluffy and golden, with just a touch of crunch MAKES 12 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 16p

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. 2 To make the crumble topping, mix together 50g porridge oats, 25g plain flour and 25g golden caster sugar in a bowl. Cut 50g unsalted butter into small pieces then rub into the flour mixture using your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs. Set aside. 3 In a large bowl, stir together 100g golden caster sugar, 1tsp vanilla essence, 1 egg, beaten, 150g Asda Full Fat Greek

Style Natural Yogurt and 100ml semi-skimmed milk. Mix in 200g self-raising flour and 1tsp baking powder, then add 200g rhubarb, chopped. 4 Divide the muffin mixture between the paper cases, then top each one with a sprinkle of the crumble mixture. 5 Bake the muffins for 20-25 mins, or until golden and springy to the touch. Allow to cool completely before eating. Energy 773kJ 185kcal

5.9g

Each 80g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

3.4g 11.6g 0.29g

Salt

9%

Med

8%

Med

Med

17%

Med

13%

5%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 967kJ/231kcal

Rhubarb & custard ice cream

This indulgent yet simple frozen dessert is smooth and creamy, with a ripple of rhubarb SERVES 36 READY IN 40 MINS, PLUS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 13p

1 Put 400g rhubarb, chopped, 75g caster sugar and 100ml Pom Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice into a pan. (Pomegranate juice will help the rhubarb retain its pink colour but you can substitute 100ml water if you prefer.) Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 mins, until thickened. Cool to room temperature then chill in the fridge for at least 20 mins. 2 In a large bowl, whip a 300ml pot Asda Best of British Whipping Cream until it holds its shape.

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Fold in a 500g pot Asda Best of British Fresh Custard until thoroughly combined with the cream. 3 Pour the ice cream mixture into a deep plastic container and gently swirl through the chilled rhubarb. Don’t mix in completely or you’ll lose the ripple effect. Cover with a lid or clingfilm and freeze for at least 4 hrs. 4 Take the ice cream out of the freezer 10 mins before serving to soften. Energy

Each 57g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Med

Low

551kJ 3.8g 132kcal Med

7%

5%

2.3g 23.3g 0.02g 12%

High

26%

<1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 967kJ/231kcal

Easy rhubarb curd

A fruity spread ideal for breakfast – why not make an extra jar to give as a gift? MAKES 1 JAR (18 SERVINGS) READY IN 35 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 15p

1 Put 400g Grower’s Selection Rhubarb, chopped, in a large pan with 50ml water. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 10 mins, or until the fruit is softened and broken down. 2 Allow to cool a little then strain into a heatproof jug through a fine sieve. Press all the juice out with the back of a wooden spoon. Discard the fibres. Rinse any residue out of the pan. 3 In a bowl, whisk together 2 large eggs, 150g caster sugar and 2tsp cornflour. Slowly add

the rhubarb juice a little at a time, stirring continuously. 4 Transfer the mixture back to the pan and add 25g unsalted butter, cut into pieces. Cook over a low heat for 12-18 mins, stirring regularly, until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. 5 Allow the rhubarb curd to cool then spoon into a sterilised jar. This will keep in the fridge for up to a week. Energy 100kJ 24kcal

0.8g

Each 15g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.4g

3.5g 0.01g

Salt

1%

Med

1%

Med

High

Low

2%

4%

<1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 669kJ/160kcal

Griddled duck with rhubarb

The tart rhubarb cuts through the rich duck SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.26

1 Heat 1tsp rapeseed oil. Add 1 onion, chopped, and cook for 3 mins. Add 50g golden caster sugar and 2cm ginger, grated. Cook for 5 mins. Stir in 2tbsp red wine vinegar, 2 sprigs thyme and 1 star anise (optional). Top up with 100ml water and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 mins. Add 200g rhubarb, cut into short lengths, and poach for 5 mins. 2 Cook 300g basmati rice as per pack instructions. 3 Score the skin of 400g Extra Special Duck Breast Fillets and season with black pepper. Put skin-side

down in a cold pan. Turn the heat to medium. Fry for 8-10 mins, until golden. Flip over and cook for 3 mins, basting with the fat. 4 Remove from the heat. Cover and rest for 10 mins. 5 Heat 1tsp rapeseed oil in another pan. Cook 1 clove garlic, sliced, and 1 red chilli, sliced, for 2 mins. Add 200g pak choi, quartered. Stir-fry for 5-8 mins. 6 Slice the duck and top with the rhubarb and serve with the rice and pak choi. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 464g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

2,330kJ 12.1g 557kcal Low

28%

17%

3.2g 16.2g 0.46g 16%

Low

18%

8%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 502kJ/120kcal

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ire up the BBQ and welcome warmer, brighter days with our new range of kebabs and thin-cut, quick-cook steaks. Inspired by flavours from around the globe, our succulent salmon kebabs, spicy koftas and sizzling cuts of lamb and pork cook in minutes – perfect for outdoor eating or a weeknight meal.

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Butcher’s Selection Lemon & Herb Pork Quick Cook Steaks*

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National treasures Celebrate St George’s Day in style with our delicious English comfort-food classics

Serve up something special for friends and family on St George’s Day, 23 April

Beef Wellington, p38

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Beef Wellington

A layer of prosciutto adds a mouthwatering twist to this pastry-wrapped joint SERVES 10 READY IN 1 HR 30 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING £2.04

● Extra Special 28 Day Matured British Beef Joint (about 1.4kg), trimmed ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● 500g block puff pastry ● Plain flour, for dusting ● 2 shallots, finely chopped ● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 1tbsp chopped thyme ● 300g chestnut mushrooms, roughly chopped ● 70g Asda Italian Prosciutto ● 1 egg, beaten

1 Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. 2 Rub the beef fillet all over with 1tbsp of the oil. Season generously with freshly ground black pepper. 3 Heat a large, nonstick frying pan on high and brown the beef all over. Put on a baking tray and roast for 20 mins. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely. 4 Dust a work surface with flour. Roll out ⅓ of the pastry until 1cm wider than the piece of beef on all sides. Put on a lined baking tray, prick all over with a fork and bake in the oven for 15 mins until golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely. 5 Heat the remaining 1tbsp oil in a pan over a medium heat, add the shallots, cover and cook for 5 mins until softened. Remove the lid, add the garlic and thyme and cook for 2 mins. Remove from the pan and set aside. 6 Increase the heat to high, add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for 4-5 mins until golden. 7 Put the shallots and mushrooms in a blender and pulse until you have a coarse pâté. Season with freshly ground black pepper and set aside to cool completely. 38 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

8 Stand the beef on the cooked pastry. Pat the pâté over the beef and arrange the prosciutto on top, overlapping the slices slightly. Glaze the pastry edges with egg. 9 Dust the work surface with more flour and roll out the remaining piece of puff pastry until it is large enough to cover the beef. Wrap the pastry over the beef, sealing the edges well by pinching together. Trim the pastry to neaten. 10 Use the pastry trimmings to make a St George’s flag shape (see picture on previous page) and arrange on top of the Wellington. Brush all over with more beaten egg. 11 Bake the Wellington on the middle shelf of the oven for 10 mins. Reduce the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6 and cook for a further 20 mins until the pastry is golden. Leave to rest for 15 mins before serving with Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli. Energy

Each 230g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1,742kJ 22.3g 416kcal High

21%

32%

9.2g High

46%

Salt

0.9g 1.01g Low

1%

Med

17%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 757kJ/181kcal

Individual steak & kidney pies

Kidney brings extra richness to this traditional, hearty filling MAKES 6 READY IN 3 HRS PRICE PER SERVING £1.68

● 750g Butcher’s Selection Beef Braising Steak, cut into chunks ● 200g lamb kidney, trimmed and cut into chunks ● 4tbsp plain flour ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1 medium onion, finely chopped ● 2 carrots, peeled and chopped ● 2 sticks celery, chopped ● 2tbsp flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped ● 1tbsp chopped thyme, plus extra to garnish ● 1tsp Worcestershire sauce

● 2 reduced-salt beef stock cubes, crumbled ● 2 bay leaves ● 375g Asda Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry ● 1 egg, beaten

1 Preheat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/Gas 3. 2 Toss the steak and kidney in the flour until well coated. Season generously with freshly ground black pepper. 3 Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a large hobproof casserole dish, add half the floured meat and cook until browned, stirring often. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Repeat with the rest of the meat and set aside with the first batch. Add the onion, carrots and celery to the pan and cook, stirring, for 3-4 mins until softened but not browned. 4 Return the meat to the pan with the parsley, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, stock cubes, bay leaves and a grind of black pepper. Gradually stir in 700ml boiling water until combined. Bring to the boil, then transfer to the oven and braise for 1 hr. Cover the dish then cook for a further 1 hr until the meat is tender and the gravy has thickened. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely. 5 Increase the oven temperature to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 6 Divide the meat between 6 individual pie dishes, reserving some of the gravy. Cut out 6 circles from the pastry, 1cm larger than the top of the dishes. Top each dish with a pastry circle, smoothing the excess down the sides. Crimp the edges of the pastry, brush with the egg then cut a small cross in the centre of each pie. 7 Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 20 mins until the pastry is golden brown. 8 Heat the reserved gravy. Garnish the pies with extra thyme and serve with the gravy on the side. Energy

Each 400g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

2,510kJ 31.2g 10.8g 600kcal High High

30%

45%

54%

Salt

5.6g 1.28g Low

6%

Med

21%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 628kJ/150kcal

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Find all the recipes for the dishes featured here, plus the sides, at ASDA.GL/ stgeorge

Chicken tikka masala One of the UK’s most popular curries, this works well with crisp, crunchy pickled veg SERVES 6 READY IN 1 HR, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.14

● 6 cloves garlic ● 4cm piece ginger, peeled ● 2tbsp tomato purée ● 2tsp garam masala ● 2tsp ground coriander ● 1tbsp ground turmeric ● 2tsp ground cumin ● 1tsp ground cinnamon ● 2tsp paprika ● 300ml fat-free yogurt 40 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

● 600g Butcher’s Selection British Chicken Breast Portions, cut into chunks ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1 onion, thinly sliced ● 1tsp chilli flakes ● 6 cardamom pods ● 400g can chopped tomatoes ● 25g pack coriander, chopped ● 3 plain poppadoms

1 Put the garlic, ginger, tomato purée, garam masala, coriander, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, paprika and 150ml of the yogurt in a food processor and blend to a paste. Transfer to a non-metallic bowl, add the chicken and stir to combine. Cover and

leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hrs, or overnight. 2 Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium setting, add the onion, chilli and cardamom and fry for 3 mins until the spices release their aroma. Add the chicken mixture and the tomatoes, bring to a boil and simmer for 30 mins until the chicken is cooked and the sauce has thickened. Reduce the heat and stir in the rest of the yogurt. 3 Top the masala with the chopped coriander. Serve with Quick Pickle on the side and ½ poppadom per person. 1 of your 5-a-day

Energy 832kJ 199kcal

4.6g

Each 255g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.5g

8.7g 0.46g

Salt

10%

Low

7%

Low

Low

Low

3%

10%

8%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 326kJ/78kcal


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Classic fish pie

Piping the mash on this family fave adds a simple but stylish finishing touch

Photographs: Kate Whitaker. Styling: Sarah Birks. Food styling: Emily Jonzen

SERVES 6 READY IN 1 HR 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.71

● 570ml milk ● 1 onion, cut into quarters ● 2 bay leaves ● 3 peppercorns ● 1kg baking potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks ● 40g unsalted butter ● 1tbsp Dijon mustard ● Finely grated zest 1 lemon ● 1 leek, sliced diagonally ● 30g plain flour ● 2 x 340g packs Asda Fish Pie Mix ● 2tbsp chives, chopped ● 75g Frozen for Freshness British Garden Peas

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 2 Put all but 2tbsp of the milk, the onion, bay leaves and peppercorns in a pan and bring to the boil. Take off the heat immediately and set aside. 3 Meanwhile, put the potatoes in a pan of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15-20 mins until tender. Drain and leave to stand for 5 mins. 4 Return the potatoes to the pan with 20g of the butter, the mustard, lemon zest and the remaining 2tbsp milk. Mash until smooth. Put in a piping bag with a large star attachment. 5 Heat the rest of the butter in a pan

with the leek, cover and cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 min, stirring. Strain the milk into the pan, discarding the bay leaves, onion and peppercorns. 6 Stir the fish, chives and peas into the sauce. Pour into a 2L ovenproof dish. Pipe the mash on top. Put the dish on a baking tray and bake for 30-40 mins until golden. Serve with a side of Green Beans with Garlic Oil & Hazelnuts. Energy

Each 418g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

5.4g

6.7g 1.09g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,696kJ 12.5g 405kcal Low

20%

18%

27%

7%

18%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 406kJ/97kcal

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Get the kids to help with these weeknight winners, then watch them devour every bite – even the veg!

Fam ily favourite

Lamb kebabs with crushed new potatoes & mint pesto

Zingy pesto adds a nice freshness to this dish SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR 30 MINS

● 500g new potatoes, halved if large ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● Juice and zest 1 lemon ● 1tsp dried oregano ● 300g Butcher’s Selection Lamb Leg Steaks, cut into chunks ● 2 courgettes, sliced ● 2 red onions, cut into wedges ● 1 clove garlic, chopped ● 25g mint leaves, picked and chopped, plus extra to serve ● 75g baby spinach ● 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil ● You will also need 8 wooden skewers, soaked in water 1 Put the potatoes in a pan of water and bring to the boil. Cook for 25 mins until soft, then drain well. 2 Meanwhile, mix half the oil, 1tsp of the lemon juice, 1tsp of the lemon zest and the oregano in a bowl. Add 44 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

the lamb, courgettes and onions, and cover. Leave in the fridge to marinate. 3 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 4 Put the potatoes on a baking tray and crush using a fork. Drizzle with the remaining oil and roast for 25 mins. 5 Meanwhile, make the pesto by blending the garlic, chopped mint, spinach, olive oil and remaining lemon juice in a processor. Season with a grind of black pepper. 6 Preheat the grill to high. 7 Thread alternate pieces of lamb, courgette and onion onto the skewers. Grill for 15-25 mins, turning regularly, until cooked. 8 Spoon the pesto over the kebabs and serve with the crushed potatoes. Energy

Each 347g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

5.6g

5.2g 0.21g

Salt

Med

Low

Low

1,423kJ 17.4g 340kcal Med

17%

25%

28%

6%

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 410kJ/98kcal

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£1.25 per serving

Classic with a twist

Crunchy fish fingers with sweet potato chips & mushy peas

A cous cous coating gives the fish extra crunch SERVES 4 READY IN 55 MINS

● 75g cous cous ● Zest ½ lemon ● ½tsp smoked paprika ● 1 reduced-salt vegetable stock cube ● 3 medium sweet potatoes, cut into chips ● 2tsp cornflour ● ½tsp garlic granules ● 10g parsley, chopped ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 20g plain flour ● 1 egg, beaten

● 260g cod fillets, cut into thick strips ● 250g frozen peas ● 2 spring onions, sliced ● 50g Asda 50% Less Fat Crème Fraîche

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 2 Mix the cous cous, lemon zest and paprika in a bowl

and crumble over the stock cube. Stir in 100ml boiling water, cover with clingfilm and set aside for 5 mins. 3 In a separate bowl, toss the sweet potato chips in the cornflour, garlic and some black pepper, and sprinkle over the parsley. Spread onto 1 of the baking trays and drizzle with the oil. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins, turning after 10 mins. 4 Fluff up the cous cous and set the flour and egg out in separate bowls. 5 Dip the fish pieces in

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flour, then egg, then cous cous. Put onto the other baking tray. Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins, or until golden brown. 6 Cook the frozen peas in a pan of boiling water for 2 mins, then add the spring onions and cook for 1 min. Drain and mash roughly. Stir in the crème fraîche and season with pepper. 7 Serve the fish with the chips and mushy peas. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 364g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

1,691kJ 6.2g 404kcal Low

20%

9%

2.5g 10.9g 0.73g 13%

Low

12%

12%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 464kJ/111kcal

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Chicken & sweet potato boats

Sweet potato mash, BBQ chicken and sweetcorn all in crispy skins – topped with gooey cheese SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR 30 MINS, PLUS MARINATING

● 300g Butcher’s Selection British Chicken Breast Fillets ● 4tbsp Asda Smoky BBQ Marinade & Sauce ● 2 large sweet potatoes, washed ● 198g can sweetcorn, drained

● 10g coriander, chopped, plus extra to serve ● 80g Asda 50% Less Fat Mature Cheese, grated ● 1 lime, cut into wedges to serve

1 Put the chicken fillets and the BBQ marinade

in a zip-seal bag and leave in the fridge for at least 1 hr, or overnight. 2 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 3 Pierce the potatoes with a fork and bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for 50-60 mins. Remove and leave until cool enough to handle. 4 Bake the chicken for 25 mins, or until cooked through. Shred with 2 forks. 5 Cut the potatoes in half and spoon out the

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flesh. Put the potato-skin ‘boats’ to one side. 6 Mash the potato flesh, season with black pepper and stir in the chicken, sweetcorn and coriander. Divide between the skins and top with the cheese. 7 Bake for 15-20 mins, or until the cheese is bubbling. Serve with extra coriander and lime wedges. Energy

3

Each 354g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

1,570kJ 5.3g 375kcal Low

19%

of your 5-a-day

8%

13%

Low

18%

14%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 444kJ/106kcal

Kids can join in…

It’s fun for kids to help scrape the potato out of the skins – and just as fun loading it all back in again!

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2.5g 16.6g 0.85g

£1.10 per serving

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


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Street-food inspiration

Green pea falafels

These tasty patties are flavoured with fresh herbs and mild spices SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS

● 1 onion, chopped ● 1 clove garlic, peeled ● 15g parsley ● 10g coriander, plus extra to serve ● 1tbsp lemon juice ● 200g frozen peas, defrosted ● 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed ● 1tsp ground cumin ● 60g plain flour ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1tbsp tahini paste ● 100g fat-free natural yogurt ● 4 Asda Flatbreads ● 2 Little Gem lettuce ● 3 tomatoes, sliced ● ½ cucumber, sliced

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They’ll enjoy rolling and patting the squidgy falafel mixture into shape with their hands

87p per serving

1 Pulse the onion, garlic, parsley and coriander in a processor until chopped. Add the lemon juice, peas and chickpeas. Blitz until the mixture comes together but is still chunky. Add the cumin and flour. Shape into 12 small round patties. 2 Heat some of the oil in a nonstick pan and cook the patties in batches for 3-4 mins each side until golden. 3 Mix the tahini and yogurt and spoon into warmed flatbreads. Top with the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, the falafels and more coriander to serve. Energy

3 of your 5-a-day

Each 406g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

3.2g

9.7g 0.69g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,903kJ 13.0g 455kcal Med

23%

19%

16%

11%

12%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 469kJ/112kcal

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Freeze r-friendly

Turkey meatballs with red pepper sauce

£1.15 per serving

Pasta and courgetti come to life in this flavour-packed sauce SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR

● 500g lean turkey mince ● ½tsp dried thyme ● 50g breadcrumbs ● 40g Parmesan, grated ● 1 egg, beaten ● 2tsp rapeseed oil ● 1 onion, chopped ● 2 red peppers, chopped ● 2 cloves garlic, chopped ● 400g can chopped tomatoes ● 100g spaghetti ● 2 courgettes ● You will need a spiraliser 48 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

1 Put the mince in a large bowl and mix in the thyme, breadcrumbs and 25g of the Parmesan. Season with freshly ground black pepper and pour in the beaten egg. Mix until thoroughly combined and divide into 16 balls. 2 Heat 1tsp of the oil in a nonstick frying pan and cook the meatballs for 5-8 mins, until browned all over. Remove and set aside.

3 Heat the rest of the oil in the same pan and cook the onion for 4-5 mins, until softened. Add the peppers and garlic. Cook for 3 mins. 4 Add the tomatoes and 300ml of water and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 mins, take off the heat and blitz with a handheld blender until smooth. 5 Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 10-15 mins, until cooked.

Children will love helping to turn the spiralis er and watch the courgette turn into courgetti. Magic ! 6 Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the spaghetti for 8-10 mins until almost tender. 7 Spiralise the courgettes, add to the pasta, stir, cook for 2 mins and drain. 8 Top the spaghetti with meatballs and sauce and the rest of the Parmesan. Energy

3 of your 5-a-day

Each 448g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

1,818kJ 12.1g 435kcal Low

22%

17%

4.0g 10.9g 0.58g 20%

Low

12%

10%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 406kJ/97kcal

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Yog u r t! Fried egg & toast

Peach, yogurt and golden-brown brioche soldiers? It’s delicious, no yolk! SERVES 4 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 41p ● 2 slices (100g) Extra

Special All-Butter Brioche Loaf ● ½tsp vanilla extract

● 300g Asda Fat Free

Greek Style Yogurt ● 411g can peach halves in fruit juice, drained

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1 Toast the brioche slices and cut into soldiers. 2 Stir the vanilla extract into the Greek-style yogurt until well combined and smooth. 3 Divide the yogurt mixture between 4 plates. Smooth out into fried

egg shapes with a spoon. Top each with a peach half, cut-side down. Add the brioche soldiers on the side to serve. Energy 696kJ 166kcal

3.5g

Each 160g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

2.2g

13.1g 0.45g

Salt

8%

Low

5%

Low

Med

Low

11%

15%

8%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 435kJ/104kcal


Kids corner Crazy cupcakes

Gotcha! These are mini cottage pies with veg and a cheesy mash topping! MAKES 12 READY IN 1 HR 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 22p ● 600g Maris Piper

potatoes, peeled and chopped ● 2tbsp semi-skimmed milk ● 50g Asda 30% Less Fat British Mild Grated British Cheese ● 1 onion, finely chopped ● 1 carrot, finely chopped ● 250g lean beef mince ● 2tsp cornflour ● ½tsp dried thyme

● 1 reduced-salt beef

stock cube, crumbled

● 100g frozen peas ● You will also need 24

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1 Boil then simmer the potatoes in a pan of water for 20 mins or until they are tender. 2 Mash the potatoes with the milk and stir in the cheese. Set aside to cool.

3 Put the onion and carrot in another pan with 2tbsp water. Cover and cook for 10-15 mins, stirring, until soft. 4 Add the mince and cook for 5 mins, stirring, until browned. 5 Add the cornflour, thyme, stock cube and 200ml water. Bring to a simmer, stirring. Cook on a low heat for 15 mins. Add the peas and cook for 2 mins. 6 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with 2 paper cases

per hole. Fit a star nozzle to a large piping bag and spoon in the mash. 7 Divide the mince between the cupcake cases, then pipe the mash on top. Cook in the oven for 15-20 mins, until the mash begins to turn golden. 8 Leave the ‘cupcakes’ to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then lift out carefully with a large spoon. Serve warm. 1 of your 5-a-day

Energy 448kJ 107kcal

5%

Each 126g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

2.1g

1.1g

2.3g 0.25g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

Low

3%

6%

3%

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 356kJ/85kcal

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the sweet side of

school dinners! Sponge, tart and lashings of pink custard – three grown-ups recall their favourite school puds…

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When Paul Biddulph, 70, a retired businessman from Potters Bar, thinks back to his school days, it’s all about the custard ‘I have very fond memories of school dinners – I’d happily eat anything! The food we had in the late 1950s was basic but pretty good quality. And I loved that warm “stew” smell, which let you know there was plenty of stodgy comfort food to be had after playing outside in the cold. My brother Ian is a bit older and he remembers the post-war rationing. He had to suffer gristly minced beef and soggy potatoes, but my dinners were pretty decent – fish and spuds, sausage stew with mashed swede and spam fritters, all piled high with cabbage. With the shortage of sweets, school pudding was the one treat of the day, and my favourite was the jam and coconut sponge. Every Thursday, we’d watch as the cooks brought out a large tray of steaming sponge. It had a scattering of coconut on the top and was one of those filling puds you really looked forward to. We were allowed to pour on the thick, pink custard ourselves – I’d totally cover mine so you couldn’t even see the sponge! When I hear about my granddaughters’ meals, I’m astonished. Things like fajitas and homemade chocolate and pear cake – they sound a lot posher than anything I had!’ 54 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Jam & coconut sponge with pink custard SERVES 15 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 15p

l 225g Asda Light Sunflower Spread l 225g caster sugar l 225g self-raising flour l 4 medium eggs l 200g Asda Reduced Sugar Raspberry Jam l 25g desiccated coconut l 500g carton Asda 30% Less Fat Ready To Serve Custard l 2 or 3 drops red food colouring gel

‘I’d totally cover my sponge in custard’

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 2 Grease a 30cm x 18cm rectangular cake tin and line with baking paper. 3 Put the sunflower spread, sugar, flour and eggs into a large bowl and beat together until creamy and well combined. 4 Pour the mixture into the cake tin. Bake for 25-30 mins, or until the top springs back when lightly pressed. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. 5 Stir the jam in a bowl to loosen, then spread over the cake while still warm and sprinkle with the coconut. 6 Mix the colouring gel into the custard until you have a light pink colour then gently heat through. 7 Cut the sponge into squares and serve with a jug of the pink custard to pour over. Energy

Schoolboy Paul, aged nine, probably thinking about custard

Each 110g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Med

Med

985kJ 7.7g 235kcal Med

12%

11%

2.9g 23.1g 0.36g 15%

Med

26%

6%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 895kJ/214kcal

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‘There’s always room for pudding in my book’ Our Good Living content planner, Amy Cawthorne, 30, from Leeds, has fond memories of a gooey cereal pudding ‘I clearly remember being the last kid left in the canteen at primary school. I was a super-slow eater and, every lunchtime, the dinner ladies would stand over us, checking we’d cleared our plates before they let us go out to play. I hated the beetroot they served with almost every meal. I’d push it around my plate of chicken pie and duchesse potatoes until it was the only thing left. What got me through it was the thought of tucking into pudding – whether it was Wellington fudge cake and custard, semolina and jam or my favourite – a gooey corn flake tart. Our school food was hearty and homely – even on a hot summer’s day,

they would serve pie and cheesy mash. But the puddings were so popular, the dinner ladies actually made a little printed book with all of our favourite recipes inside. My mum bought a copy for us and me and my older sister Helen would spend Saturday afternoons making our favourites to serve with Sunday lunch. Helen loved corn flake tart, too, and we’d both be excited to see it on the menu. Now it seems like such a weird recipe – it was essentially carbs on carbs – but, back then, it was just so good. A chewy mix of corn flakes stuck together with syrup, topped with lashings of custard. I’m sure it wouldn’t be allowed on a school menu these days, if Jamie Oliver had anything to do with it, but we loved it!’

Corn flake & syrup tart SERVES 10 READY IN 55 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 18p

l 375g pack Asda Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry l 5tbsp Asda Reduced Sugar Strawberry Jam l 150ml golden syrup, warmed l 125g corn flakes 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to the thickness of a pound coin. Use it to line a 20cm flan tin or dish. Prick the base, lay a piece

of foil on the pastry and weigh it down with baking beans or uncooked rice. 2 Bake for 10 mins. Remove the foil and beans. Reduce the oven to 180C/160C Fan/ Gas 4 and bake for 10 mins. Trim the edges to neaten. Spread the base with jam. 3 Mix together the golden syrup and corn flakes, then pour into the pastry case and push down with the back of a spoon so it sticks together firmly – this will make it extra gooey. Allow to set, then serve. Energy

Each 78g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Med

1,201kJ 11.0g 287kcal Med

14%

16%

4.1g 18.4g 0.45g 21%

High

20%

8%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,540kJ/368kcal

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‘I loved the combo of sponge and ice-cream!’ it with a massive dollop of baked beans, too, which turned everything on the plate orange! The puddings, though… they were the best. We had lots of different sponges, all served with steaming hot custard. I loved those, but actually my favourites were always the cold puds, in particular the Arctic roll. I just loved the combo of Swiss roll, raspberry jam and freezing-cold vanilla ice cream that ran through the middle of it.

It came with fruit salad, which I think was probably from a tin. We ate it at home, too, and for some reason my younger brother Terry and I called the syrup the fruit came in “joojar”. I have no idea why, I just remember always asking for “extra joojar”! I’ve made Arctic roll for my own kids, with frozen yogurt rather than ice cream. That combined with the sponge is just as delicious as I remember. Especially with extra joojar!’

FOR THE FRUIT SALAD ● 1 pear, cored, peeled and diced ● 213g peach slices in fruit juice, drained and chopped ● 100g green grapes, halved ● 50g Asda Frozen for Freshness Cherries, halved FOR THE SPONGE ● 4 medium eggs ● 100g caster sugar, plus extra for dusting ● 75g self-raising flour ● 50g Asda Reduced Sugar Raspberry Jam

Creamy Arctic roll SERVES 12 READY IN 2 HRS, PLUS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 28p

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1 For the filling, whisk the whipping cream in a bowl until it just holds its shape. Fold through the yogurt and vanilla extract to combine and pour into a deep plastic container. Freeze for 3-4 hrs until almost solid. 2 Remove from the freezer. Stir with a fork, tip onto a sheet of clingfilm and shape into a cylinder 23cm long. Return to the freezer until solid. 3 Stir together the ingredients for the fruit salad in a bowl. Put in the fridge for 20 mins or until the cherries thaw. 4 For the sponge, preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Line a 23cm x 33cm Swiss roll tin with baking paper.

Happiness was an Arctic roll for Em ma, aged eight, with her brother, Terry, fiv e

5 Whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is light, fluffy and thickened. Add the flour and fold in gently. Pour the mixture into the lined tin and smooth it out evenly with a spatula. 6 Bake the sponge for 10-12 mins or until just firm to the touch. 7 Put a sheet of baking paper slightly bigger than the tin on a work surface and dust with caster sugar. Wearing oven gloves, turn the sponge out onto the paper and peel the lining paper off the bottom. Starting at one of the short sides, carefully roll up the cake with the paper. Allow to cool completely. 8 Carefully unroll the sponge – leave it on the paper. Stir the jam to loosen and spread it over the sponge. 9 Lay the frozen filling at one end of the sponge. Use the paper to roll the cake around the filling until it is completely enclosed. 10 Freeze the Arctic roll for at least 30 mins or until firm, then serve in slices, with the fruit salad on the side. Energy 889kJ 212kcal

11%

Each 118g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Med

Low

12.0g 6.8g 15.3g 0.20g 17%

High

34%

Med

17%

3%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 753kJ/180kcal

Words: Ally Oliver, Harriette Casey. Photographs: Stuart Ovenden. Styling: Rob Merrett. Food styling: Nicole Herft

Emma Edwards, 41, owns a preschool nursery in Buntingford and recalls one school pud in particular: Arctic roll ‘I’ve always had a bit of a sweet tooth, so whenever I think back to queuing up in the canteen, my mind goes straight to the puds. I do remember the savoury stuff. I grew up in the 1980s and everything we had at school seemed to come with baked beans, which I hated. We’d have meat pie with an ice cream scoop of that really solid mashed potato, but the dinner ladies would serve


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Zena Goldman, mum of three and founder of zenas-suitcase.co.uk, shines a light on how to keep kids entertained Veterinary surgeon Cat Henstridge has all you need to know about pet microchips. Find more tips at catthevet.com Ricky Willis, the thrifty dad blogger behind skintdad.co.uk, gives the low-down on the best money-saving apps

This month’s big question

PARENTING Ask Zena…

QUICK HACK

‘HOW CAN I… SAVE THE BATTERY ON MY SMARTPHONE?’ 1 Switch off any Bluetooth, GPS, notifications or vibrate settings 2 Turn down the screen brightness and reduce the amount of time it takes to go to screen auto-lock or timeout 3 Keep apps open. Surprisingly, closing them actually uses up more battery

‘Any tips for keeping kids occupied on a long car trip?’ Drivin’ movies The Polaroid 9 Inch Swivel Neck Portable DVD Player, £50, provides brilliant in-car entertainment on a long journey, plus it’s great to take on holiday in case the weather is a washout. Pick up one of the latest DVDs like Paddington 2, £10, and wrap it for the kids to open. With a new film to watch, they’re sure to be on their best behaviour! Car-aoke Singing can help to lift everyone’s mood and make time fly if you’re stuck in traffic. Take it in turns to choose favourite songs, then all join in. Pick up Now 99, £13, for a selection of the latest releases, or you and the kids can ‘let it go’ with some brilliant Disney classics from Now That’s What I Call Disney, £10.

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‘Any good apps for helping save money?’ .Money Dashboard Keep track of all your outgoings with an app that organises them into categories, such as Home, Enjoyment and Bills. Find out exactly what you’re spending and where you can cut down; moneydashboard.com .Chip This secure app takes the stress out of saving. It analyses your bank account to find out how much cash you can afford to put aside and automatically moves that amount to a savings account. You can access your saved money or stop saving at any time you need to; getchip.uk .Asda Mobile App Shopping with a list – as long as you stick to it – can help you avoid impulse buying. The Asda app lets you scan products at home as you run out of them, so it’s easy to build a list. In store, you can also use a Scan & Go handset* to tot up the cost of your shop before check out; ASDA.com/scan-and-go Download these apps at the iTunes store and Google Play 60 | ASDA.COM

‘SHOULD I GET MY PET MICROCHIPPED?’ Pet tech Microchips are brilliant, rice-grain-sized gadgets that can help identify lost animals and return them to their owners. All dogs in the UK are now required by law to be chipped by the age of eight weeks, but getting other pets chipped – such as cats, rabbits and even some reptiles – makes a lot of sense, too. Quick, easy and painless Microchipping costs around £20 and lasts a lifetime. It’s not painful – your pet will only feel a scratch as your vet uses a needle to insert the chip under the skin at the back of their neck. Each chip contains a unique number that corresponds to all your contact details on a national database. So if your pet goes missing, it can be returned to you quickly when it’s found!

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‘I NEED A NEW VACUUM CLEANER. WHAT’S GOOD?’ 1 Handy and reliable, Henry has a 2.3m flexible hose for tackling those hard-to-reach areas, and a generous 9L capacity. Numatic Henry HVR200A Cylinder, was £124.96, now £105**

TECH GENIUS ASK chris…

‘Which games consoles would you recommend?’

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2 Perfect for pet owners, this high-powered Vax enables an effortless clean on hard floors and carpets alike. And its special odour filter will help keep bad smells at bay. Vax UCNBAWP1 Power Nano Pet Bagless Upright, £79.96 3 This lightweight vacuum is ideal for smaller homes. Get quick jobs done in a flash, plus detach the handheld vac to clean your car, stairs or sofa, too. Morphy Richards 732002 Supervac 2-in-1 Cordless, was £89.96, now £70†

This month’s guest expert is technology writer and go-to gadget guy Chris Haslam Best for portable playing… Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con Controllers, £279 A ridiculously versatile, amazingly fun console that plugs into your TV for big-screen action. It can also be used as a tabletop console with the Joy Con controllers, or taken anywhere as a handheld games system. Must-have game: Super Mario Odyssey, £44. Age 7+ Best for choice… PlayStation 4 500GB, £249 The world’s biggest selling console is a powerhouse for gaming,

with state-of-the-art graphics processor, ultrafast 8GB memory and the exceptional Dualshock 4 controller. It doubles as a Blu-ray player and smart TV streamer as well. Must-have game: Far Cry 5. Age 18+ Best for high-definition gaming… Xbox One S 1TB with Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, £249.99 This is smaller than its predecessor but packs a bigger punch. It has High Dynamic Range and 4K ultra-high-definition Blu-ray, which means richer colours, higher contrast and more reality. Plus, it comes with a copy of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, an adventure set on a desert island. Age 16+

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£28 Pink jacket, 8-24, also available in tan, blue and terracotta

Words: Harriet Stewart

ROCK CANDY Rev up your look this spring Right now, fashion is having a love affair with pink. Inspired by this season’s catwalks, it’s everywhere. Simple silhouettes keep the look grown-up – this pastel biker jacket is ideal for toughening up spring florals. Just add high-top trainers and cool-girl attitude.

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word on the street Floaty florals, statement tees and frilly tops… welcome to this s e a s o n’s m us t- h ave s f ro m G e o rg e

THE NEW BOHO Boho has come a long way since its Sienna Miller 2002 heyday. Today, it’s all about floaty maxi dresses, bare shoulders and layers of gold chains – think of it as a modern take on the timeless trend. A floorlength, ethnicstyle printed dress will be your go-to item this spring. Toughen it up with a biker jacket and giant tassel earrings. Then finish with delicate necklaces piled on top of each other. Jacket, 8-24, £28; sandals, 3-9, £15

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PRETTY LITTLE THING If you buy one thing this season, make it a logo tee. Inspired by designers such as Gucci, the latest crop of statement T-shirts do the talking for you. Tuck into high-waisted shorts or wear with a delicate flower-print maxi skirt. Finish by layering with the ultimate wardrobe staple – a checked shirt. Then pair with metallic trainers and accessorise with big hoops. Voila! Earrings, £4; T-shirt, 8-24, £8; shoes, 3-9, £15

T-shirt, 8-24, £8; shirt, 8-24, £12.50; shorts, 8-24, £14

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FOR THE FRILL OF IT Is there a harder-working item in your summer wardrobe than a pretty frilled top? We don’t think so. Spring/summer 2018 sees the return of the fabulous feminine blouse with designers such as Burberry creating their own unique pussy-bow versions. Thankfully, there’s a range of ways to work the trend. Pair yours with your favourite skinny ripped jeans, try tucking it into some high-waisted trousers or wear with a wrap skirt for extra chic. TIP: If the weather’s not so hot, swap your sandals for ankle boots – keep them simple and they’ll never go out of style.

Blouse, 8-24, £16; jeans, 8-24, £16

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‘Flirty, feminine, offthe-shoulder dresses instantly put you in holiday mode. Pair with satin sneakers and a pink biker jacket for a sporty look, or switch to strappy sandals for a glam evening look.’

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‘My signature style is quite girly, but I always pack pale ripped jeans when I travel, which I love to dress up or down with different tops and accessories. This casual peasant blouse is great in the heat, plus the round straw bag is bang on-trend for spring.’

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Jeans, 8-24, £16; Dress*, 8-24, £16; Trainers, 3-9, £10

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‘Tie-front shorts with a check cotton shirt is the perfect combo for a stroll around town, especially in sky blue; so flattering in the sunshine! Classic white sneakers are my go-to kicks right now: they even add a youthful touch to a trouser suit or a formal dress.’

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shade upgrade Celebrity hairstylist Andrew Barton gives three readers a brand new do for spring

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hether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fresh cut or a different colour, a new hairstyle works wonders, helping you to look good and feel great. We challenged Andrew Barton, hairstylist to the stars, to give three busy ladies a complete confidence-boosting makeover. Read on for their stories, their reactions and some insider at-home styling tipsâ&#x20AC;Ś 70 | GOOD ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK LIVING


STYLE & BEAUTY


HAIR PRESCRIPTION

BEFORE

TAME THOSE TRESSES Wash hair with OGX Hydrate + Revive Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Strength Shampoo, £6.99 (385ml; £1.82/100ml), to keep it soft. Work Andrew Barton Smooth That Frizz Gloss Serum, £5 (50ml; £10/100ml) through from the mid-lengths to the ends for sheen without losing volume.

Zibiah kept her length but went for a change of scene with a bold new colour

AFTER

‘I WANTED TO MIX THINGS UP’ Zibiah Zoe, 23, an actress, lives in Brixton, London Zibiah told us: ‘My hair’s always been a big part of me. When I was younger, I’d spend hours straightening it, which was like putting a hot iron through my crowning glory, causing frayed, split ends. Now that I use oils to care for the frizz, I love my wild curls. Still, there’s very little I can do to mix it up and I often find myself bored of the same do. Things in my life feel pretty static at the 72 | ASDA.COM

moment. I’ve been single for four years and I’m struggling to find the right roles at work. I’d love a drastic change – without losing my curls – to bring something different to my life.’ Andrew Barton says: ‘Zibiah’s tight curls were calling out to go blonder, so we went with carefully placed honey and golden highlights, and used an olaplex conditioning treatment that coats the hair rather than strips it.’ Zibiah’s verdict: ‘When Andrew said “blonde”, I was worried I’d look washed out, but it’s given me a real lift. It’s so different; hopefully it’ll help jump-start some much-needed change in my life!’

ADD SOME TLC

Help to keep hair strong and healthy looking with a regular conditioning spritz of Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Detangler Spray, £5 (250ml; £2/100ml).

DYE IT YOURSELF Want to find out if blondes have more fun? Try L’Oréal Préférence Glam Highlights in Glam Bronde 02, £8. This brush-on balayage gives hair a natural blonde look.

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STYLE & BEAUTY

HAIR PRESCRIPTION

BEFORE

TOP OF THE BOBS Bobs look amazing styled straight and sleek. To ensure strands aren’t sizzled, prep by spritzing on Andrew Barton Heat Protect Spray, £3 (250ml; £1.20/100ml), then smooth with George Straighteners, £8.

Andrew made short work of Charlie’s glossy new bob

ADD SOME TLC AFTER

‘I’D REALLY LET MYSELF GO’ Charlie Smith, 34, a self-employed beautician, lives in Leeds with her boyfriend James, 32 Charlie told us: ‘I love my job and it’s been rewarding building up my business, but I’m always putting my clients’ looks first. I barely have time to look in the mirror – I just scrape my limp locks into a ponytail. Last year’s highlights have grown out, too. It’s knocked my self-esteem – who wants a beautician with bad hair? And I’ve been with James for five years and

stopped making an effort around him as well. I need to look after myself more – it’s just finding the time!’ Andrew Barton says: ‘For Charlie’s hair, I wanted to swap nondescript for fashion-forward. Reinventing the classic bob was a sure-fire way to improve the condition of her hair and bring her look right up to date.’ Charlie’s verdict: ‘Wow! This shorter cut will keep me looking groomed on the go and it’s easy to style with a quick blow-dry. I’ve never seen my hair so shiny – the colour has made it silky smooth. James loves it and I hope it will impress my clients, too.’

Double shampooing before conditioning helps minimise product build-up and greasy roots. For added oomph, try TRESemmé Body & Volume 24 Hour Body Shampoo, £2.95 (900ml; 33p/100ml).

DYE IT YOURSELF Fancy going brunette? Try Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Permanent Hair Colour in Iced Coffee, £4.50. This shade develops in less than 40 minutes and adds a healthy shine.

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STYLE & BEAUTY

BEFORE

‘I FEEL LIKE ME AGAIN’

Mel Hiscott, 43, works in media and lives in Kingston-Upon-Thames with her husband, Graham, and two children, Isla, 10, and Sam, seven Mel told us: ‘I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with my hair. Its natural curl is lovely but can be time-consuming to tame. When I worked in the city, I used to style my curls. Now that I work freelance and am a busy mum, my hair is lucky to see a brush before we all head out of the door in the morning. The grey hairs that are peeping through are in desperate need of attention, too.’ Andrew Barton says: ‘This vibrant copper colour complements Mel’s skin tone. And taking her hair up to shoulder length has lifted her curls, so they bounce and frame her pretty face.’

AFTER

HAIR PRESCRIPTION RED-CARPET FINISH For big, beautiful curls that are sure to wow, use the George Curling Wand, £9. Change direction with each curl (wrapping one away from the face, and then one towards) for a natural finish. Keep in place with Andrew Barton Firm Hold Hair Spray, £3 (400ml; 75p/100ml). 74 | ASDA.COM

Mel’s verdict: ‘This look is brave for me. It’s shorter and punchier than I expected, but it’s unearthed a feeling of wanting to reclaim myself after years of being a mum. Graham and the kids almost didn’t recognise me. Isla, in particular, loves how the colour makes my eyes stand out!’

ADD SOME TLC Give hair a mini pamper every week. Intensive conditioning can make a big difference to texture and tone. Try Aussie Deep Treatment Three Minute Miracle Colour, £1 (20ml; £5/100ml).

DYE IT YOURSELF Want a vibrant red do like Mel’s? Apply Schwarzkopf Live Intense Colour in Real Red 35, £5.50, to dry, unwashed hair for 30 minutes then wash out to reveal fiery locks. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online

Words: Harriette Casey. Photographs: Liz Gregg. Make-up: Natacha Schmitt

Soft, bouncy curls left Mel feeling drop-red gorgeous


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WHAT’S IN STORE Rejuvenate your living space this spring with fresh updates from George Home

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pring has finally sprung and, with the sunnier weather on its way, it’s time to put those updating-the-house plans into action. And it needn’t be a chore. With a fresh lick of paint here and some hand-picked accessories there, you can transform your living space from dull to dazzling in a weekend. Turn over and find out how it’s done after we helped one family give their home a much-needed makeover…

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‘We need a home that can grow with us’ One family enlists the help of interior stylist Pippa Jameson to give their family home an update with George Home

BEFORE

meet the family Charlie Bason, 38, a patent lawyer, and her husband Tom, 35, an accountant, live in Teddington, Middlesex, with their three children – Jack, four, Ted, two and Edie, three months the property Charlie and Tom moved into their Victorian three-bedroom railway cottage in 2013 but, busy with a growing family, have found organising the house a real challenge. Their makeover dream was to find ways to utilise all the rooms as effectively as possible for the whole family and their entourage of stuff.

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hen Charlie and Tom Bason moved into their new home, they asked some friends to help give the place a quick revamp with a few cans of paint. ‘Four years and three kids later, we haven’t really changed it much,’ admits Charlie. ‘We had all these plans to do up the house and make it our own, but children take up a lot more time than you think!’ Like the majority of houses in this area, the Basons’ home is a narrow build and, as well as being short of functional furniture and storage, it was lacking a bit of character. With the help of interior stylist and designer Pippa Jameson, we used a selection of pieces from the latest George Home collection – and some of her top stylist tips – to give three of their rooms a brilliant new look…

Living room Charlie says: ‘Our front room has great potential but we’ve just got into the habit of not using it as a living space, which feels like a waste. It’s really just like a large porch, a dumping ground where we take off our coats and shoes when we come in, and store the boys’ scooters. They love to play in there, so it’s always full of Lego and toy trains. It would be great to turn it into a living room for me and Tom – somewhere for us to unwind after the kids have gone to bed.’


HOMES

Click Clack 2-seater sofa bed in Charcoal*, £129. Velvet cushion in Blue, £5; Chenille Ikat cushion in Grey, £4. Irving coffee table in Black*, £35.On table: Vase*, £6. On shelves: Printed MDF drawers, £10; Rabbit head ornament, £6. Homemaker Moroccan tile rug 160cm x 230cm in Natural*, £40

Verdict Charlie says: ‘This finally feels like a proper room – somewhere to sit with friends, or for me to just enjoy a quiet cuppa away from the boys. I was nervous about the dark shelves, but they actually make the room look bigger, and the sofa will be great for guests. It’s my favourite room now – it looks so smart.’

FINISHING TOUCHES

Succulent in copper pot, £5

PIPPA'S MAKEOVER MARVELS

● Opt for multifunctional pieces The Click Clack 2-seater sofa bed is perfect for a snug space as it provides a comfy seat without dominating the room. Plus, it folds down to a bed for guests to sleep on. Win-win! ● Break up the space A round coffee table acts as a foil for the straight lines in the room, making everything look less angular. If you have an

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expanse of wood flooring, a large rug adds a cosy feel and helps to centre the room. ● Don’t be afraid of dark paints Painting the bookshelves a lovely deep grey brings out the period fireplace and adds a stylish symmetry to the room. It provides a neutral background to help accessories stand out and works well with every colour, so you can switch around ornaments as and when you want.

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HOMES

Check & Stars single duvet set*, £16 (2-pack); Lego Batman fleece*, £7. Charcoal storage basket, £2.50; Rope basket*, £5; Geometric print storage basket, £3; Geometric print laundry basket, £6. Lamp*, £12

Boys’ bedroom Verdict

BEFORE

Charlie says: ‘Jack and Ted have shared a room for the past year. It’s full of fun toys but the decor is quite boring and hasn’t changed since Jack was a baby. He has been asking us to decorate it for ages, but we need to pick a scheme that will stand the test of time and won’t look too garish.’

PIPPA'S MAKEOVER MARVELS

● Keep calm Little ones may want bright colours, but a neutral room will help maintain a level of calm, so they can sleep. The star-print bedding provides a great contrast to the wall feature. ● Super storage An ottoman is ideal for Mum or Dad to sit on to read a bedtime story. It also doubles as handy storage for toys and spare blankets. Baskets are brilliant for encouraging kids to tidy up after themselves, too. ● Paint it A mural conjures up an inspirational scene to encourage creative play. Painting can be cheaper than wallpaper, easy to change if the kids get bored and adds a personalised focal point. Try it too, or add a bit of fun with easy-peel wall stickers Discover more ideas at Asda.GL/bedroom

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Charlie says: ‘Jack is Batman-mad, so we knew he’d totally love the new room, especially the Gotham City feature wall. And Ted just kept saying, “Wow!” It now feels like a great room for the boys to grow up in. Plus, they’ve made their beds every day this week, so we couldn’t be happier!’

FINISHING TOUCHES

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HOMES

Office room

Star infinity light, £10. Mesh office chair*, £29; Scandi reversible geo cushion*, £6. Tamsin desk shelving*, £59. Marble-effect clock*, £15. Leighton sideboard*, £99. Cocktail chair in Blue*, £59; Patterned storage cubes, £5 each

Verdict

Charlie says: ‘As I work from home, I need a space that’s creative and flexible. I love my office but it’s always been a bit of a storage room as well, and I have to navigate around old gym equipment to get to my desk. The walls are uninspiring, too, and I often share the space with the boys, who love to mess with Play-Doh or paints, making it chaotic. Some days it can be hard to concentrate – or I’ll just feel like not sitting in there at all.’ 82 | GEORGE.COM

PIPPA'S MAKEOVER MARVELS

● Storage is key In any office space, storage can make a huge difference to productivity – it’s that whole ‘tidy desk, tidy mind’ mantra. Mix and match different styles of basket and other containers for a look that’s neat with plenty of personality. ● Downsize your furniture The shelf desk takes up hardly any room and the tall shelves draw the eye upward, giving the illusion of a higher ceiling. ● Plant power Bring the outdoors in by mixing low-maintenance faux ferns with the real deal to make a plain room feel less sterile. For a twist on tradition, display plants with their pots hidden in on-trend rattan-style storage baskets.

FINISHING TOUCHES

Succulent in pot, £10 (2-pack); Calendar, £5; Fern in pot*, £10 find the new george home collection in our spring/ Summer catalogue or online at george.com

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Words: Harriette Casey. Photograph: Claire Lloyd Davies. Styling: Pippa Jameson

BEFORE

Charlie says: ‘This room feels so clean and fresh now – I love the pale grey on the lower part of the walls. A shelf desk is really practical and saves so much space, too. The white furniture looks smart and I love the touches of greenery. I’ll be able to buckle down to work much more easily now!’


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Health

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rom a soothing face mask and your favourite CD, to a candlelit soak with a fragrant bath bomb, create your own mini home spa at the end of a busy day…

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Wonder

WOmen Four top mum bloggers answer all your burning questions about nailing parenthood… 86 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

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ure, you’ve read all the pregnancy and parenting books, but the reality of raising children is anything but predictable. Don’t sweat, though. There’s a whole squad of mum bloggers who’ve been there, done that and picked the three-day-old porridge from their T-shirt. They gave us the inside track on their own, often hilarious, experiences and tips on how you can win at parenting.


HEALTH &

WELLBEING

MOTHER PUKKA

That cute hug that quickly turns into a half-strangle…

Anna Whitehouse, 36, lives in East London with her husband Matt, 41, and their daughters Mae, four, and Eve, nine months. She shares honest anecdotes through her blog, motherpukka.co.uk

THE UNMUMSY MUM Sarah Turner, 30, lives in Exeter, Devon with her husband James, 34, and their three sons Henry, six, Jude, three, and Wilf, three months. In 2013, she set up the frank and funny theunmumsymum.co.uk Top tip for new parents? Google can be both helpful and horrendous, so use it with caution. My search history is full of ridiculous questions I asked in the middle of the night like: ‘My baby doesn’t seem to be very happy?’ and ‘What does a newborn poo look like?’ and ‘I’m worried my pelvic floor is weak!’ What’s been your biggest parenting fail? One of the worst was forgetting to pack anything in my changing bag on a trip to see

the paediatrician, so the hospital had to find me a nappy, wipes and a change of babygro for Henry. I felt like someone was going to come and take my child away from me. Let’s talk tantrums. What’s the strangest thing one of your kids has ‘lost it’ over? Jude loves to collect receipts at the self-service checkouts in supermarkets, so if other shoppers take their receipts away with them, he’ll have a full-on paddy on the floor.

How has social media changed parenting? Social media is an amazing tool for bringing parents together. My mum had nothing, just a cursory ‘hello’ to the lady next door, when you were both lonely and suffering with postnatal depression. Now, if I’m faced with a code red nappy situation at the Tate Modern and have to remove my socks to put them on the baby’s legs, I can share it on WhatsApp or Instagram and hundreds of people will respond

with similar experiences. Recently, it’s been less about perfection and more about sharing the mess and the stress. Most important thing you’ve learned? My relationship almost crumbled when I started breastfeeding because I never had all the things I needed, so Matt would have to rally round and fetch them for me. Make sure you always have a station with all your stuff on it. Your partner will thank you for it. Advice for other parents? Don’t be surprised by the amount of stuff that gathers in the bottom of your nappy bag. The other day, I found a can of WD40 in there, and a Halloween chocolate. I hadn’t eaten in more than five hours – it was great!

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HEALTH &

WELLBEING

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Tried-andtested life hacks for busy parents

Molly Gunn, 40, lives in Somerset with her husband Tom, 40, and their children Rafferty, seven, Fox, four, and Liberty, eight months. She launched an online community for mums in 2013; selfishmother.com

How would you describe parenting in two words? Happy madness. You will end up doing all of those stereotypical ‘mum’ things, such as dancing like a loon to the radio as your kids look on helplessly, or spitting on a tissue to wipe a mucky face. The strangest thing that has triggered a tantrum? Fox would refuse, through the medium of screaming, to sit in a highchair – he’d only sit in a normal chair. At 20 months, he couldn’t see over his bowl, and would pour the meal over himself. 88 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

MOTHER OF ALL LISTS Clemmie Telford, 35, lives in Peckham, London with husband Ben, 35, and their children Bertie, five, Woody, three and Greta, two months. To ‘save her sanity’ during her second maternity leave, Clemmie set up her blog, motherofalllists.com Any pearls of wisdom for expectant mothers? Motherhood is a long game – it’s a marathon not a sprint. And, whatever people tell you, kids do not sleep through the night at six months.

What would you say to anyone who feels like they’re not succeeding? We judge the worst of ourselves by the best of everyone else. We’re all trying to make it look like we’re holding it together when, actually, no one is. When you realise that, it’s liberating. Everyone’s had a row with their kid about putting their shoes on, or spent 20 minutes trying to scrape week-old Weetabix off the table. What did you do differently after the first time? My big thing with Greta was putting my own self-care much higher on the list. After her birth, I stayed in bed for a week, then on the sofa for a week. People often forget that you’re still recovering. They can come to visit, but there should be strict time frames. And if they come, they can put the kettle on themselves!

‘If there’s no time for ironing, I’ve used my hair straighteners to smarten the boys’ shirt collars just before they put them on. Under a school jumper, it gives the impression that they’re very well turned out and their mum must have everything together.’ The Unmumsy Mum ‘Never underestimate the power of a clean sock – it can be a lifesaver if you’ve run out of wet wipes.’ Mother Pukka ‘Lay out breakfast things before bed and also get your kids into their PJs as soon as they’re home from school.’ Selfish Mother ‘Keep an extra toothbrush for each child by a downstairs sink. That way you don’t have to chivvy them back upstairs before school.’ Mother of all Lists For more tips from the mum bloggers, visit: ASDA.GL/ parenttips

Words: Harriette Casey. Illustrations: Linzie Hunter. Mother Pukka potrait photograph: Charlotte Emily Gray

SELFISH MOTHER

What’s the one thing you wish you’d known about motherhood? That it’s important to be a little bit selfish. Paying attention to number one means I have the energy to focus on everyone else. My ‘selfish’ moments aren’t groundbreaking: a yoga DVD during my daughter’s nap, or taking the kids for a window-shopping trip instead of soft-play!

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MY FOODIE LIFE

‘jamie oliver made me want to be a chef’ What kind of cook are you? Really good. Growing up, I loved Jamie Oliver. His shows made me want to be a chef. I still love cooking now. My speciality is traditional pub-food dishes, like lasagne. I don’t make my own tomato sauce, though; I just use one of them pastes. First dish you ever cooked? Sausage and mash, when I was 13. I still make it now with Cumberland sausages and onion gravy. I get the onions nice and soft in the pan first. Food that reminds you of childhood? I was always in the shop buying Space Raider crisps and Skips. I used to eat a lot of cockles as well because my dad worked at Billingsgate Fish Market. I worked there, too, but they sacked me after three months! Describe a typical day’s menu... I have three eggs every morning; sometimes poached, sometimes scrambled. For lunch, I’ll cook chicken, broccoli and rice. Dinner is usually sushi or fish; always something healthy. Are you into health and fitness? I’m all or nothing. I was really fit last

Gino D’Acampo cooked me some sick pizza in his restaurant!

September, but after eight weeks of filming in Greece, I relaxed. If I’m doing the gym, I go five times a week to get lean and ripped. What do you eat when you train? Lots of broccoli. It’s well filling. I like to keep it healthy because then I can eat as much as I want. My dad and uncle have both had gastric bands

but my mum [Joey’s mum Tina died when he was 10] was really slim, so I must take after her. You took part in I’m a Celebrity in 2013. What was the food like? I ate a scorpion, but the turkey’s testicles were disgusting. Afterwards, the doctor told us not to eat much as our bodies couldn’t digest food, but I ordered so much room service I couldn’t walk for a couple of days. Best restaurant you’ve eaten in? Sheesh in Chigwell. It’s got a good vibe. I always get the monkfish kebab with a light garlic sauce. Favourite tipple? Vodka soda. I don’t actually drink really fizzy drinks. Which celebrity has cooked you a meal to remember? I was in Gino D’Acampo’s restaurant and he cooked me some meatballs with mushrooms inside. It was the weirdest thing, but tasted amazing. He cooked me some sick pizza, too, topped with stuff I’d never seen before. He also gave me a little VIP member’s card and said to come back whenever I want. I ain’t used it yet. Joey’s new show, Five Star Hotel, is on weekday evenings on E4

JOEY’S FOODIE HITS AND MISSES

Reem!

‘You can’t go wrong with a club sandwich. No brown bread, though.’ 90 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

Guilty pleasure

‘Chocolate eclairs and ice cream. I get them in when people come over.’

Scream!

‘Eating pig’s brain in the jungle was my worst nightmare. It was all squidgy!’

Words: Gemma Calvert. Photographs: Getty Images

The Only Way is Essex star Joey Essex, 27, lives in Chigwell, Essex, with his new puppy, King


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