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16-page kids’ activity booklet

From fantastic family bakes to picnic must-haves, we’ve got great summer ideas in spades

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GOOD LIVING JULY 2019

Welcome

Photograph: Ant Duncan. Styling: Luis Peral. Food styling: Cate Dixon

It’s easy to underestimate the beauty of this country but, discounting the weather, we are spoilt in the UK for amazing places to visit and incredible days out. I used to love it when we went on family walks – we Sarah Thom had the same routine but it never got old. Asda Editor My uncle would walk ahead, find two large branches and hold them to his head pretending he was a deer, to which we would all force laughter, then we’d all get way too competitive over a game of Poohsticks on the bridge across the stream. Dad would have a stash of sweets he’d hand out to those who were flagging, or continuously badgered him – namely me – and lunch was always eaten a little too early as no one could wait to tuck into what the rucksack had to offer. Now with smaller additions to the family (with shorter legs) we are having to get ever-more innovative with ideas to keep them going (p67), and activity booklets are a lifesaver. Keeping the little ones entertained across the summer holidays is a challenge, so we’ve teamed up with Disney to bring you a booklet of activities fit for indoors and out, to lend a helping hand. Have an amazing summer – here’s to a great staycation!

Sarah

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ON THE COVER Briony’s sandcastle cake, p33 Photograph: Ant Duncan Styling: Luis Peral Food styling: Lorna Brash

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Contents FOOD 15 Happy hampers Easy and tasty makes to pack for the perfect picnic 25 Set & match No-bake dessert treats you’ll love to serve 29 4 ways with apricots Delicious dishes with this seasonal favourite 33 Queen of the castle Bake Off ’s Briony makes a fun sandcastle cake 36 Tapas feast for £15 Give your summer parties a Spanish twist 40 Cheers to summer Tequila and rum tipples to sip on a sunny day 45 Make it… Easy recipes for all your needs

52 All wrapped up Get on a roll with these mouthwatering ideas 57 One basket, 5 meals Midweek dishes to feed four, all for less than £30 64 How to make a tomato pasta sauce Food Editor Gregor’s masterclass LIVING 6 Let’s go outside Great garden games and toys 9 #Lovefood Foodie news 67 Asda Tour de Fun Ways to get the kids out into the fresh air this summer 98 My foodie life Love Island alumnus Jack Fincham on why he changed his diet STYLE 71 Summer starts now Soak up the sun with the new range from George

HEARST Editor Hannah Barr Contributing editor Samantha Wood Food editor Gregor McMaster Art director Alex Nicholas Art editors Natalie Williams, Jack Cunningham Senior designer Ellie Palmer Workflow director Rob Buxton Deputy chief sub editor Sue Sharrock Senior sub editor Gwennan Thomas Features writer Harriette Casey

Food assistant Vanessa Graham Digital content editor Sarah Alcock Digital content producer Bobbie Edsor Head of client services Kirsty Ware Group account director Lorna East Junior account director Hannah Gee Production director Nafeesa Yousuf Senior production manager Annaliza Dowding Senior fashion writer Rebecca Shepherd Account executive Chloe Patmore

ASDA Editor Sarah Thom Good Living content and social media manager Hana Rathyal Good Living content planners Ellice Williams, Jo Shaw Good Living content coordinator Kelly Ward ADVERTISING Nicola Brame For sales enquiries, please contact nicola.brame@ asda.co.uk

72 Summer loving Former Love Island star Kaz Crossley’s top picks for holiday outfits 75 3 ways to wear – printed maxi skirt Style it up to make a statement 77 Adventures ahoy! Kids’ outfits by George – fit for fun days out 83 Man vs makeover Fashion and grooming experts give three guys a stylish new look HOMES 91 Club Tropicana Cool, colourful tableware by George Home HEALTH 95 Here’s to me-time Top ways to treat yourself during the long school break

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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

PRICE PER SERVING When we say ‘price per serving’ on our recipes, we mean the cost of the ingredients you will need to use to create the dish, divided by the number of people the recipe serves (for example ‘serves 4’). When you see the recipes at asdagoodliving.co.uk, you will be able to put the ingredients needed straight into your shopping basket – this will show the total cost of purchasing everything you need to make the recipe, not the ‘price per serving’; see above for this definition.

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Editor 's pick

UP THEIR ALLEY

DUEL USE

Everyone will have fingers crossed for a strike in the sunshine. Kids’ Giant Bowling Set, £10

Giant batons at the ready? Let battle commence! Inflatable Gladiator Game, £5

LET’S GO OUTSIDE Have fun outdoors with these great garden games WHERE TO BUY?

Wherever you find these icons, the products are available at…

JAWS DROP Shark attacks are fun with these soft gloves and punchbag! Inflatable Boxing Set, £8

George.com ASDA.com/groceries In store

TEE TIME

LET’S SPRAY

Become a golfing master and try for that hole in one. Kids’ Golfing Kit, £5 each

Make waterplay magical with this giant inflatable unicorn pool with fun hose-attachment spray. Mystic Unicorn Spray Pool, £18

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SLIP SLIDING

UPS AND DOWNS

Hook up the hose to this slide and turn your garden into a wicked water park. Single 18ft Water Slide, £5

Beat boredom with a bit of giant ladder climbing and snake slipping. Snakes and Ladders, £7

IN THE SHADE

HOWZAT!

HOP TO IT

Little ones can enjoy a dip in this mini inflatable pool with sunshade. Kid Connection Baby Shade Pool, £10

They’ll be bowled over by this bat, balls and wicket set. Kid Connection Cricket Set, £4

Kids will be over the moon with this space hopper (not literally…) Inflatable Hopper, £4

WHAT A CATCH

BREAK POINT

BE A SWING KING

Keep youngsters entertained with this easy game of throw and catch. Kid Connection Throw and Catch, £2

Get ready for game, set and match at home. Tennis Starter Set, £12

No need to keep asking for the ball back! Includes two bats. All Surface Championship Swingball, £20

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LoveFood

GOOD LIVING

FOOD EDITOR GREGOR SHARES THE LATEST FOODIE NEWS

BEST OF THE SEASON

Baby potatoes

‘Freshly unearthed from British farms, these spuds are super for salads, thanks to their firm texture and nutty flavour. Try a herby dressing if serving warm, or mayonnaise with chopped spring onions and a kick of mustard if cold. Swap in low-fat crème fraîche or yogurt instead of the mayo if you prefer. If you’re cooking them as a side, keep it simple. Melt butter with crushed garlic over piping-hot boiled spuds, sprinkle with chopped rosemary, then toss to coat and let them soak up the flavours. Perfect.’ Grower’s Selection Baby Potatoes, 80p (1kg)

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STAR INGREDIENT

CHORIZO

‘Chorizo has the flavour and texture to turbo-charge all sorts of savoury dishes. Our Extra Special Spanish Chorizo is mildly spiced with smoky paprika and dry-cured using a traditional recipe. It’s sensational fried and scattered over pasta or eggs, or stir-fried with savoury rice and veg. It also adds a spiciness to gravy (just the thing for roast chicken) and is a street-food fave split lengthways, barbecued and served in a ciabatta roll with rocket and sweet peppers.’ Extra Special Spanish Chorizo, £1.85 (225g; 82p/100g)

Find the recipe for this deliciously easy Spinach & Mackerel Salad at ASDA.GL/ mackerel

no-fuss fish

‘Put off fish by the thought of filleting and cooking? We’ve done the hard work for you with our tasty ready-to-eat range. Serve our zingy sweet chilli salmon fillets with noodles, or mix black pepper mackerel into a wrap filling. Or, for the ideal summer lunch, rustle up a simple spinach and avocado salad scattered with tender flakes of Asda Kiln Roasted Mackerel Fillets, £10/kg.’

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Doughnuts go luxe

TEQUILA!

‘Celebrate the spirit of Mexico by mixing a tequila sunrise or margarita. Tequila has rich flavour profiles to match rum and whisky, so try it in a cocktail (see p40) or as a shot from an avocado half to toast National Tequila Day.’

‘Could our fluffy, generously topped Extra Special Doughnuts be more scrumptious? Choose from Chocolate, Raspberry & White Chocolate and Salted Caramel – they’re all irresistible!’ Extra Special Doughnuts, £1.50 (2-pack; 75p each)

New!

National Tequila Day 24 July

KITCHEN KIT ‘Spanish paella has to be the ultimate summer sharing dish. To recreate this classic for friends and family, you need a broad pan with a shallow base. This nonstick carbon-steel pan is perfect for paella fans and is also great for cooking risotto, chilli and casseroles. Available in large and small sizes, it’s light and easy to handle and looks amazing as a table centrepiece when you serve up your feast of seafood, chicken and rice.’ World of Flavours Large Paella Pan, £10 ASDA.COM | 11


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Banoffee

Cookies & Cream

‘Need a little more support when it comes to making better food choices? The Pinch Of Nom team is here for you. This six-month journal, based on the blog phenomenon, gives you all you need to chart your progress, plan weekly meals and reach your goals, helping you to stay organised and motivated. Plus, it includes 26 delicious recipes.’ Pinch Of Nom: Food Planner by Kate Allinson, Kay Featherstone and Laura Davis, £5

Salted Caramel

ENERGY ON THE GO

PEANUT BUTTER BAR

CHOC ORANGE BAR

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‘Need a quick and easy energy boost? Our new Asda Fruit & Nut Bars, £1.50 (3 x 35g; £1.43/100g) come in three great flavours. And try our quick-fix pick-me-ups, including Asda Protein Mix and Asda Antioxidant Mix, £2.50 each (200g; £1.25/100g) or range of Asda Shots, £1.70 (5 x 25g; £1.36/100g).’

Red Velvet

DELIVERY – HOME OR AWAY ‘This summer, whether you’re shopping for a special occasion or stocking up on essentials, let Asda help by delivering to your door – then you can spend more time enjoying the sun! And they don’t even need to deliver to your own address. If you’re on holiday in the UK, visit ASDA.com/groceries where you can see if Asda delivers to the postcode of your holiday home. Then log in, add the address to your account, shop online as usual and they’ll bring your order to you*. Or shop online and collect* from a local store. Whatever your summer plans, Asda has got it covered.’

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Additional reporting: Nick Wyke. Photographs: Toby Scott, Maja Smend, Getty Images. Styling: Sarah Birks, Morag Farquhar. Food styling: Lorna Brash, Cate Dixon

Page turner

SWEET TREATS

‘Good luck with picking a favourite from our new range of Loaded Brownies, in four lip-smacking flavours. With Cookies & Cream, Banoffee, Salted Caramel and Red Velvet varieties – all iced then sprinkled with extra chunks of brownie and other goodies – you’ll be spoiled for choice.’ Asda Loaded Brownies, £1.50 per pack (4-pack; 38p each)


Food

Happy hampers

Packing up a picnic? Create these snack-sized homemade treats for the ultimate al fresco feast…

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Asparagus & cress muffin-tin quiches

Pea & broad bean veggie Scotch eggs

Crisp, golden savoury pastries bursting with a delicious summery veg filling SERVES 12 READY IN 55 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 38p ● 150g Grower’s Selection

Asparagus, woody ends trimmed and cut into 3cm pieces ● 4 sheets ready-rolled filo pastry ● 50g unsalted butter, melted ● 1 punnet salad cress ● 2 spring onions, finely sliced ● 5 medium eggs ● 170g pot Asda Authentic Greek Yogurt 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 2 Add the asparagus to a pan of boiling water and cook for 1 min until bright green. Drain and rinse under cold water. 3 Unroll the filo and brush each sheet with melted butter. Stack and cut into

12 squares, trimming off any excess. Divide the filo evenly between a 12-hole muffin tin, pressing the sheets firmly into place. 4 Trim the cress; reserve a little and divide the rest between the filo cases, along with the spring onions and asparagus. 5 In a bowl, beat the eggs, stir in the Greek yogurt and season with black pepper. 6 Pour the egg mixture evenly over the veg. Bake for 40-45 mins until the pastry is golden and the filling has set. Cool for 15 mins then garnish with the reserved cress to serve, or cool completely if packing. Energy

Each 72g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

515kJ 7.9g 123kcal Med

6%

11%

Salt

3.8g

1.2g

0.19g

High

Low

Low

19%

1%

3%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 715kJ/171kcal

Irresistibly runny soft-boiled eggs and minted veg coated in crispy breadcrumbs SERVES 6 READY IN 40 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 58p ● 7 medium eggs ● 450g frozen broad beans ● 300g tin Asda Mushy Peas ● 1tbsp chopped mint ● 1 spring onion, thinly

sliced

● Vegetable oil, for frying ● 200g fresh white

breadcrumbs

1 Put 6 of the eggs in a pan of simmering water and cook for 6 mins. Drain and transfer to a bowl of iced water until completely cooled. Peel off the shells. 2 Meanwhile, put the broad beans in a pan and cover with boiling water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 mins. Drain, rinse under cold water, then blend to a rough paste. Stir in the mushy peas, mint and spring onion and season with freshly ground black pepper. 3 Divide the broad bean and pea mixture into 6 pieces. Using wet hands, mould each one around a boiled egg. Chill in the fridge for 20 mins. 4 Fill a deep-fat fryer or deep pan to a depth of 10cm with the vegetable oil and heat to 180C. 5 Beat the remaining egg and put in a shallow bowl. Put the breadcrumbs in another bowl. Dip the coated boiled eggs into the beaten egg,


FOOD

Prawn cocktail skewers with a spicy mayonnaise dip

Hassle-free herby seafood kebabs served with a tomato mayo for a delicious kick of heat SERVES 4 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.03 ● Zest and juice ½ lemon,

plus extra zest to serve ● 1tbsp chopped parsley ● 150g Extra Special Jumbo King Prawns ● 100g cherry tomatoes ● 2tbsp light mayonnaise ● 1tbsp tomato ketchup ● A few dashes Tabasco

1 In a bowl, stir together the lemon zest and juice and the parsley. Add the prawns and toss to coat. Thread the prawns onto thin bamboo

skewers, alternating with the cherry tomatoes. 2 For the dip, stir together the mayonnaise, ketchup and Tabasco, then season with ground black pepper. 3 Put the dip in a ramekin, dish or a small lidded container if packing, and serve with the skewers sprinkled with extra zest. Energy 207kJ 50kcal

2.3g

Each 74g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.2g

2.1g 0.74g

Salt

3%

Med

3%

Low

Low

Med

1%

2%

12%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 280kJ/67kcal

followed by the breadcrumbs, rolling to cover all over and pressing to ensure an even coating of crumbs. 6 Deep-fry 2 of the eggs at a time in the oil until golden. Set aside on a plate lined with kitchen roll. 7 Serve warm, or allow to cool, then chill until needed or ready to pack. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 135g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.7g

2.8g 0.43g

Salt

Low

Low

Med

1,096kJ 9.3g 262kcal Med

13%

13%

4%

3%

7%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 812kJ/194kcal

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Ploughman’s stuffed picnic loaf

Mature cheese, tender ham, tangy pickle and fresh salad layered inside a crusty sourdough boule for a centrepiece sarnie to slice and share SERVES 6 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 78p ● 400g Extra Special

Sourdough Boule loaf (unsliced) ● 50g Flora Light ● 3tbsp sandwich pickle ● 4 slices Asda 30% Less Fat Mature Sliced British Cheese ● ¼ large cucumber, thinly sliced ● 150g Asda Thick Sliced Oven Baked Dry Cured Ham ● 2 salad tomatoes, sliced

● 40g watercress ● 1tbsp English mustard

1 Slice the top 2cm off the loaf and set aside. Cut down into the bread and hollow out most of it, leaving a layer about 1cm thick inside the crust. Save this scooped-out bread for another recipe or use to make breadcrumbs. 2 Spread the inside of the loaf with the Flora and

spoon the pickle into the bottom. Fill the loaf with the cheese, cucumber, ham and tomatoes in separate layers. Press down then fill the rest of the space with the watercress, taking care not to crush the leaves. 3 Spread the bread side of the reserved loaf top with the mustard and put back in place. Press down firmly and wrap tightly in clingfilm. Chill in the fridge for 1 hr or up to 1 day. 4 To serve, unwrap the loaf and cut into 6 thick slices. Energy

Each 180g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

3.2g

4.3g 1.98g

Salt

Med

Low

High

1,175kJ 8.3g 281kcal Med

14%

12%

16%

5%

33%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 653kJ/156kcal

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Traditional still lemonade

Summer posset

SERVES 8 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS COOLING AND CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 13p

SERVES 8 READY IN 30 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 34p

This zesty refresher is so simple to make

● 3 unwaxed lemons, plus

extra slices to serve ● 150g caster sugar

1 Halve and squeeze the lemons, reserving all the peel. Set aside the juice. 2 Put the peel in a pan with the sugar and 500ml water. Bring to a simmer and heat until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool. 3 Squeeze any liquid from the peel into the pan, then discard. Pour the sugar water into a measuring jug through a sieve and stir in the reserved lemon juice. Top up to 1L with cold water. 4 Transfer the lemonade to a bottle and chill until ready to pack, or serve with ice and the lemon slices. Energy 319kJ 76kcal

4%

Each 144ml serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

0.0g

0.0g 18.7g 0.00g

Low

Low

0%

0%

High

21%

Low

0%

● 200g Frozen for Freshness

Summer Fruits, thawed

● Zest 1 lemon ● 300ml double cream ● 100g caster sugar ● 100g strawberries, chopped ● 2 shortbread fingers

1 Put 150g of the summer fruits in a bowl. Mash with a fork; stir in the lemon zest. Set aside. 2 Gently heat the cream and sugar in a pan until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and boil for 2 mins, stirring. Turn off the heat. Stir in the mashed fruit; cool for 15 mins. 3 Divide between 8 small jars; chill for 2 hrs or until set. 4 Top with the strawberries and remaining summer fruits, then put the jar lids on to pack. Crumble over the shortbread fingers just before serving. Energy

Each 103g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Low

1,125kJ 21.1g 269kcal High

13%

30%

13.1g 16.4g 0.05g 66%

Med

18%

1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,092kJ/261kcal

Photographs: Ant Duncan. Styling: Luis Peral. Food styling: Cate Dixon

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 222kJ/53kcal

Make this creamy fruit treat in lidded jars for a delicious portable pud

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The big feast It’s easy to create a great summer spread with our ready-to-eat savoury treats

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ooking to pull together a sharing meal for a picnic or summer party with family and friends? Make it simple with ready-to-serve ideas. Dish up a selection of delicious dips teamed with pittas and veg sticks, and let guests build their own wraps with tasty fillings such as fajita chicken. Add finger-food-favourite sausage rolls and pork pies, plus veggie goat’s cheese parcels, and you’ve got something for everyone…

Asda Fajita Chicken, £1.65 (160g; £1.03/100g) or 2 for £2.50

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Asda 6 Goat’s Cheese & Caramelised Onion Parcels, £2 (132g; £1.52/100g) or 3 for £5

Asda Lentil Dhal Dip, £1 (170g; 59p/100g)

Asda Smashed Avocado, £1.65 (160g; £1.03/100g) or 2 for £2.50


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Check out these delicious, new-for-summer goodies, plus much more, in the chiller aisle

Asda 9 Pork, Chilli & Bean Sausage Rolls, £1.50 (279g; 54p/100g)

Asda 4 Mini Pork & Chorizo Pies, £1* (200g; 50p/100g)

Asda Pink Yogurt Dressed Slaw, £1.10 (280g; 39p/100g)

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Asda Beetroot Houmous, £1 (170g; 59p/100g)

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Set & match

Inspired by classic summer flavours, serve these easy, portable, no-bake desserts for grown-ups wherever you watch the tennis… Rhubarb fool with gin liqueur, p26

Pimm’s trifles, p26

Strawberries & cream Chambord cheesecake, p26

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Make these puds in jars for a portable picnic treat – chill, pop on the lid and you’re good to go!

Gingery liqueur, layers of tart rhubarb and fluffy whipped cream combine in this cheat’s version of a traditional favourite SERVES 6 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 52p

1 Drain a 540g tin Asda Rhubarb in Light Syrup, reserving 3tbsp of the syrup. Set the rhubarb aside. 2 Add 3tbsp Extra Special Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur to the syrup along with a dot of pink gel food colouring (optional). Mix together until well combined, then gently stir in the rhubarb until coated. 3 In a separate bowl, whip 200ml whipping cream and 2tbsp icing sugar to soft peaks. Fold in 100g Asda Natural Fat Free Fromage Frais and ½tsp vanilla extract. 4 To assemble, spoon some of the cream into the bottom of 6 clean jars and top with a layer of the rhubarb. Repeat with more cream then more rhubarb. Chill in the fridge until it’s time to serve. Energy

Each 153g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Low

877kJ 13.5g 210kcal Med

11%

19%

8.4g 14.8g 0.05g 42%

Med

16%

1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 573kJ/137kcal

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Pimm’s trifles

Creamy custard tops jelly flavoured with the most British of summer tipples SERVES 6 READY IN 35 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 82p

1 Make up an 11.5g pack Asda No Added Sugar Orange Flavour Jelly according to the pack instructions, replacing 100ml of the cold water with 100ml Pimm’s. Chill for 1 hr. 2 Cut fine strips of zest from 2 medium oranges and set aside. Remove the peel and pith then chop the flesh. 3 Break up 8 Asda Trifle Sponges and divide between 6 clean jars. Top with the oranges and 150g strawberries, sliced. Pour over the jelly and chill for 2 hrs. 4 Stir a 400g tin Asda 30% Less Fat Ready To Serve Custard and spoon over the jelly. Chill for 1 hr. Top with the reserved orange zest to serve. Energy

Each 169g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

594kJ 1.5g 142kcal Low

7%

2%

0.7g 33.3g 0.02g 4%

High

37%

Strawberries & cream Chambord cheesecake

Fruity liqueur mixes with soft cheese and fromage frais on top of a crunchy biscuit base SERVES 6 READY IN 25 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 81p

1 Put 100g digestive biscuits in a strong zip-seal bag and bash to fairly fine crumbs with a rolling pin. 2 Tip into a bowl and stir in 30g unsalted butter, melted. Divide between 6 glasses; chill for 15 mins. 3 Mix 200g full-fat soft cheese with 150g fat-free fromage frais and 1tbsp icing sugar until smooth. Add 75ml Chambord liqueur. 4 Hull and chop 100g strawberries. Stir half through the cheese mixture. 5 Divide between the glasses, covering the biscuit. Top with the remaining strawberries and chill for 1 hr. Garnish with mint sprigs to serve. Energy

Each 112g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Med

1,097kJ 14.6g 262kcal Med

13%

21%

8.7g

44%

11.2g 0.52g Med

12%

9%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 979kJ/234kcal

<1%

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

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Rhubarb fool with gin liqueur


FOOD

Apricot crumble froyo

4 WAYS WITHâ&#x20AC;Ś

Apricots

Juicy, sweet and delicately tart, add zing to savoury dishes and desserts with this seasonal fruit

Apricot & chocolate tart

Pork fillet with apricot sauce

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Ripe apricots are the perfect match for the delicate almond frangipane filling, made with cocoa powder for a delicious chocolate hit SERVES 12 READY IN 1 HR 30 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 47p

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Line a 20cm tart tin with a 375g pack Asda Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry and trim to fit. Chill in the freezer for 10 mins to firm. 3 Cover the pastry with baking paper and fill with baking beans. Blind bake for 15 mins. Remove the beans, reduce the oven to 170C/150C Fan/Gas 3½ and bake for 15 mins until crisp. 4 Meanwhile, beat 200g unsalted butter, softened, with 200g golden caster sugar until combined, then

mix in 3 large eggs, 150g ground almonds and 50g cocoa powder, sifted. 5 Spoon the mixture into the pastry case and push in 4 apricots, halved and destoned, cut side up. 6 Bake for 50-60 mins or until a skewer comes out cleanly from the centre. Stir 1tbsp apricot jam, then brush over the top while still warm. Cool for 20 mins then serve warm or cold. Energy

Each 97g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

1,632kJ 27.5g 11.6g 16.6g 0.23g 390kcal High High Med Low

20%

39%

58%

18%

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,682kJ/402kcal

Apricot crumble froyo

Crumble and pistachios add crunch to creamy, frozen Greek-style yogurt with sweet apricots SERVES 16 READY IN 35 MINS, PLUS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 31p

1 Drain a 410g tin apricot halves in syrup, reserving 100ml of the liquid. Blend the fruit and reserved syrup until smooth. Stir through 1kg Asda Full Fat Greek Style Yogurt and transfer to a lidded, freezerproof container. Freeze for at least 6 hrs, until solid. 2 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 3 Spread a 225g pack Asda Crumble Topping on a baking tray and bake for 25 mins until golden. Allow to cool, then break into chunks with a spatula. 4 Meanwhile, finely chop

40g shelled pistachios and 6 fresh apricots, destoned. 5 Take the yogurt out of the freezer for 10 mins to soften, then blitz in a food processor to break up the ice crystals. Return to the container and stir through the pistachios, apricots and crumble, reserving some of each. Freeze for at least 2 hrs, until firm. 6 Serve scoops sprinkled with the reserved apricots, crumble and pistachios. Energy 783kJ 187kcal

9%

Each 120g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Med

Low

10.6g 5.6g 15%

11.5g 0.12g

Med

Med

28%

13%

Pork fillet with apricot sauce

Apricot & halloumi salad

SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS, PLUS RESTING PRICE PER SERVING £1.32

SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.41

1 Heat a nonstick frying pan on a high setting. Rub 1tsp rapeseed oil over a 500g Butcher’s Selection British Pork Lean Fillet, trimmed, and brown lightly in the pan for 5-6 mins. 2 Add 1tbsp rapeseed oil, 3 whole star anise and 6 apricots, destoned and halved, to the pan. Cook for 3-5 mins, turning the pork occasionally, until the apricots begin to soften and caramelise. 3 Reduce the heat, add 2 cloves garlic, sliced, and 2 sprigs thyme. Stir in 3tbsp Extra Special Apricot

1 For the dressing, whisk together the juice and zest ½ lemon, ½tsp dried oregano, 1 clove garlic, crushed, and 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Set aside. 2 Heat a griddle or frying pan on a high setting. Toss 2 courgettes, cut in long, thin strips, and 6 apricots, halved and destoned, in 1tsp extra virgin olive oil. Working in batches, cook the apricots and the courgettes for 1-2 mins, or until char lines start to appear if griddling. 3 Slice 225g Asda 30% Less Fat Halloumi and

Tangy caramelised-apricot sauce and a hint of aniseed cut through the tender meat

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Conserve and 150ml boiling water. Cook the pork for 10-15 mins, basting with the sauce, until cooked through. Leave to rest for 10 mins. 4 Put 200g cous cous in a bowl; add 250ml boiling water. Cover and stand for 5 mins then fluff with a fork. 5 Thickly slice the pork. Divide the cous cous between 4 plates then top with the pork and the sauce. Garnish with extra sprigs thyme, to serve. Energy

Each 351g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

1,792kJ 9.5g 428kcal Low

21%

14%

2.1g 11%

12.6g 0.21g Low

14%

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 510kJ/122kcal

2%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 653kJ/156kcal

Juicy griddled apricots contrast with the punchy grilled cheese, spicy greens and chilli

griddle or dry-fry on a medium heat for 1-2 mins each side until golden. 4 Toss the dressing through a 120g pack Asda Strong Watercress, Spinach & Rocket, along with ½ red onion, thinly sliced and 1 red chilli, sliced (optional). Transfer to a serving plate. 5 Top with the griddled apricots, courgettes and halloumi, then sprinkle over 2tbsp toasted pine nuts to serve. Energy

Each 250g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

6.3g

8.0g 1.45g

Salt

High

Low

Med

1,098kJ 16.5g 263kcal Med

13%

24%

32%

9%

24%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 439kJ/105kcal

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Apricot & chocolate tart


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Briony BAKES

Queen of the castle Bake Off ’s Briony celebrates the Great British seaside with a tasty summer treat – her showstopping sandcastle cake

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Briony says: ‘A sandcastle is the epitome of the British summertime – I only have to see one and it takes me back to my childhood. We’d go on caravan holidays in the UK and spend days on the beach making sandcastles with my brothers, which Dad would take very seriously! But the beauty of this cake is you don’t have to take it that seriously. It looks impressive but is simple to make because it doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s a super summer showstopper which looks exactly like what it’s meant to be, every time.’

BRIONY’'S TOP TIPS time saver ‘Too busy to make the turrets? Use shop-bought Swiss roll – spread thinly with frosting before rolling in the biscuit crumbs.’ WELL HIDDEN ‘Cover lumps, bumps or imperfections with more decorations. Any mistakes can be covered up easily.’ cheat it! ‘Using shop-bought frosting is a great shortcut when you decorate your cake.’

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Briony’s sandcastle cake

Fudge, unwrapped

SERVES 50 READY IN 2 HRS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 23p

●4  Asda Waffle Cones ●4  Cadbury Nibbly

FOR THE SPONGE CAKES ●5  00g pack Asda Best for Baking Cakes spread, plus extra for greasing ●5  00g caster sugar ●9  medium eggs, beaten ●4  tbsp whole milk ●2  tsp Asda Salted Caramel Flavouring ●2  tsp baking powder ●5  00g self-raising flour

●5  0g Maoam Crazy

FOR THE TURRETS ●4  00g tub Asda Vanilla Flavour Frosting ●2  Asda Madeira Cakes, crumbled TO DECORATE ●3  00g Asda Digestive Biscuits ●4  00g tub Asda Salted Caramel Frosting ●2  00g pack Asda Dairy

Fingers biscuits

Roxx*† (we used the beige sweets from a multicolour pack) YOU WILL ALSO NEED ●2  tall round plastic tumblers ● 1 large round cake board ●4  mini paper and cocktail stick flags

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As told to Samantha Wood. Photographs: Ant Duncan, Stuart Ovenden. Styling: Luis Peral. Food styling: Lorna Brash

‘Bring the seaside to you this summer with this fun cake that almost anyone can make’

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm round cake tin and a 15cm round cake tin. 2 Beat the spread with the sugar until smooth. In a separate bowl, stir together the eggs, milk and caramel flavouring. Stir the baking powder into the flour. 3 Mix ½ the egg mixture into the spread and sugar. Stir in ½ the flour, then mix in; repeat with the

remaining eggs and flour. Divide the cake mixture between the 2 tins. 4 Bake for 1 hr-1 hr 10 mins until a skewer pushed into the middle of each cake comes out clean. Cool in the tins for 15 mins, then cool completely on a wire rack. 5 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir the vanilla frosting into the crumbled Madeira cake until it forms a soft dough. Divide into 3. 6 For the large turrets, line the 2 plastic tumblers with clingfilm and fill each with ⅓ of the Madeira mixture, pressing in firmly. 7 For the smaller turrets, divide the remaining ⅓ into 2 and roll into short, thick logs. Chill all turrets for 1 hr.

Step 10

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8 Put the digestives in a zip-seal bag and bash to crumbs with a rolling pin. Spread a thin layer of the caramel frosting on the cake board and sprinkle with crumbs to make ‘sand’. 9 Turn the turrets out of the tumblers and roll in the biscuit crumbs. Coat the smaller turrets and the fudge cubes in crumbs. 10 Cover the larger sponge with a thin layer of frosting, then gently press on a layer of crumbs for a sandy effect. 11 Put this sponge on the cake board, arrange the smaller sponge on top and cover in crumbs as before. 12 Arrange the 2 large turrets at the front. Place the 2 small turrets on top.

13 Carefully trim down the waffle cones to fit the tops of the turrets. Press gently into place, then top each turret with a flag. Press a finger biscuit onto the front of each turret for arrow slits. 14 Press 7 of the crumbed fudge cubes into the front of the bottom sponge to create the arched doorway. Arrange the rest around the top of each sponge, with gaps, for the battlements. 15 Decorate the base of the cake with the Maoam Roxx sweets and sprinkle any leftover crumbs around the cake. Energy

Each 71g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Med

1,206kJ 13.5g 288kcal High

14%

19%

5.2g 22.7g 0.48g 26%

High

25%

8%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,699kJ/406kcal

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Rocket & lemon salad, p38

Tapas feast for £15* Our Spanish-inspired sharing spread teams ready-made dishes with easy recipes – all on a budget you’ll love Paprika sweet potatoes, p38

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+ Asda Semi-Dried Tomatoes & Mozzarella, £2 (150g; £1.33/100g) or 3 for £5

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Spanish omelette, p38

Asda Spanish Platter with Chorizo, Iberico Cheese & Salchichon, £2 (135g; £1.48/100g) or 3 for £5

Tapas platter Recreate our tasty tapas platter by arranging these on a large plate with…

● 340g jar Asda Garlic Stuffed Olives ● 250g

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Pan-fried onions, spicy chorizo, potatoes and mixed peppers flavour this simple egg dish SERVES 6 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 58p

● 250g Grower’s Selection

Baby Potatoes, larger potatoes halved ● 2tbsp olive oil ● 110g pack Asda Balsamic-Glazed Mini Chorizo, halved ● 1 Grower’s Selection Onion, halved and finely sliced ● 150g Frozen for Freshness British Garden Peas ● 150g Frozen for Freshness Sliced Mixed Peppers ● 7 Chef’s Value Eggs 1 Add the potatoes to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 15-20 mins until tender. Drain and leave to cool, then slice thickly. 2 Heat 1tbsp of the olive oil in a medium-sized, oven-safe, nonstick frying pan and cook the chorizo and onion over a medium heat for 4 mins until the onions are soft but not

starting to brown. Add the frozen peas and the peppers then cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally, until they have thawed and softened, and all the moisture has been driven off. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon. 3 Preheat the grill to high. 4 Heat the rest of the oil in the pan and fry the potato slices for 10 mins until they start to brown slightly. Add the chorizo mixture and stir to distribute evenly in the pan. 5 Lightly beat the eggs and season with black pepper. Pour into the pan and cook over a low heat, without stirring, until the base and sides are golden and only a thin film of uncooked egg remains on the top. 6 Put the pan under the grill and cook for 2-3 mins until set. Cut into wedges and serve warm or cold. Energy 1,169kJ 279kcal

14%

Each 210g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

17.0g 4.4g Med

24%

Med

22%

● Juice and zest 1 lemon ● 3tbsp olive oil ● 1tsp clear honey ● 1tsp Dijon mustard ● 2 x 60g bags wild

rocket

● 25g sunflower seeds

Rocket & lemon salad Sunflower seeds add a tasty crunch to this zesty, peppery salad SERVES 6 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 27p

Low

Med

18%

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

Paprika sweet potatoes

Crisp, spicy sweet potato roasties are served with a tangy garlic yogurt drizzle SERVES 6 READY IN 1 HR 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 32p

● 1 clove garlic, crushed ● 200g Smart Price Low

1.9g

1.2g 0.02g

Salt

Med

Low

Low

7%

19%

10%

1%

<1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,243kJ/297kcal

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Mix the garlic with the yogurt and ½tsp of the smoked paprika. Cover and chill until required. 3 Mix the olive oil, chilli powder and remaining smoked paprika in a large bowl, then add the sweet potato chunks. Toss to coat all evenly in the oil. 4 Spread the sweet potato chunks out on a baking tray and roast in the oven for 50-60 mins until cooked through and browned, turning the pieces over halfway through. Serve warm with some of the yogurt drizzled over and the rest served on the side.

Fat Natural Yogurt

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Each 45g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks

Salt

Want to add some simple, tasty additions to your tapas feast? Go to ASDA.GL/ tapasmenu

Energy

559kJ 13.1g 134kcal High

● 1.5kg Grower’s Selection

4.0g 1.05g 4%

1 Whisk together the lemon juice, oil, honey and mustard. Season with ground black pepper. 2 Put the rocket in a bowl, add the dressing and toss together. Scatter over the lemon zest and seeds and serve immediately.

Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 289g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

1,233kJ 4.9g 295kcal Low

15%

7%

1.2g 6%

16.2g 0.35g Med

18%

6%

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

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Spanish omelette


Cheers to summer Simple to make and sublime to sip during a lazy day in the sun, raise a glass with these fantastically fruity cocktails

Base

Watermelon margarita

SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.27

Dip the rims of 4 margarita glasses in Patron Silver Tequila followed by granulated sugar. Blend 100ml tequila with the flesh ½ small watermelon, juice 1 lime and 1tsp agave syrup until smooth. Run through a sieve then blend with a handful of crushed ice until slushy. Divide between the glasses; garnish with rosemary sprigs. 40 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

Strawberry fizz

Honey bee

Dip the rims of 2 margarita coupe glasses into El Jimador Tequila Blanco followed by a little salt. Blend 30ml tequila with 100g strawberries, trimmed, and 1tsp agave syrup until smooth. Mix in 300ml chilled Prosecco – gently, so it keeps its sparkle – and pour into the glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

Add ½tbsp honey, 25ml Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila, juice ½ lemon and a handful of crushed ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously then pour into a highball glass. Top with a splash soda water and decorate with a lemon zest twist, add 2 paper straws to the glass, then serve immediately.

SERVES 2 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.96

SERVES 1 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 99p

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Base

Rum

Raspberry mojito

SERVES 2 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.20

Cut 2 thin slices from 1 lime and reserve. Chop the rest and roughly mix in a jug with juice ½ lime, 75g raspberries, 3 sprigs mint, leaves picked, 1tbsp demerara sugar and 50ml Bacardi Superior. Divide between 2 tall glasses, then top up with ice and stir. Garnish with the reserved lime and extra mint sprigs.

Malibu sparkle with creamy coconut SERVES 6 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 93p

In a jug, mix together 100ml Alpro coconut milk, juice 1 lime, 75ml Malibu and a handful of ice. Strain into 6 Champagne flutes then top up with chilled Prosecco. Garnish with fine strands of lime zest.

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Tropical rum refresher

SERVES 6 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1

In a jug, mix together 300ml Asda Orange, Mango & Passion Fruit Juice, 300ml coconut water, 100ml Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, juice 1 lime and a handful of ice. Divide between 6 tall glasses and garnish with wedges of orange, fresh passion fruit and paper straws. ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK | 41


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Give the tangy citrus of Beefeater Blood Orange star billing by mixing with a classic Indian tonic water and ice. Finish with an orange slice. The botanical flavours of Bombay Sapphire English Estate work beautifully with the delicate notes of Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic. Serve with ice and a rosemary sprig.

The floral notes of Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice are complemented by Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic – add ice and a slice of cucumber.

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FROM QUICK DISHES TO FAMILY DINNERS, OUR EASY RECIPES ARE HERE FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS

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LOW CARB

Spinach & cherry tomato cauliflower-base pizza

This no-flour-crust pizza is topped with earthy spinach, sweet tomatoes and melted mozarella SERVES 4 READY IN 55 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 75p

l 1kg frozen cauliflower, thawed and drained l 40g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative) l 1 egg, beaten l 2tsp dried oregano l 4tbsp tomato passata with garlic l 125g mozzarella, torn l Handful baby spinach l 8 cherry tomatoes, halved l ½ x 25g pack basil, leaves picked l 1tsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for greasing 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper and grease with olive oil. 2 In a food processor blend the cauliflower until finely chopped and rice-like. Place in a clean tea towel and twist to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Tip the cauliflower into a bowl. 3 Finely grate 30g of the Parmesan. Mix with the cauliflower along with the

beaten egg and oregano until very well combined. 4 Tip the cauliflower dough onto the lined baking tray and top with another sheet of baking paper. Press the dough down into a rough oval and use a rolling pin to smooth it down to about 30cm x 20cm. Remove the top sheet of paper and trim the bottom piece to roughly the size of the pizza. Bake for 30-35 mins until crisp and golden. 5 Preheat the grill to high. 6 Smooth the passata over the pizza base and arrange the mozzarella, spinach and tomatoes on top. Season with freshly ground black pepper and place under the grill for 5 mins or until the mozzarella has melted. 7 Make shavings out of the remaining Parmesan and use to top the pizza with the basil. Drizzle over a little oil. Slice to serve. Energy

Each 352g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

7.0g

8.4g 0.63g

Salt

High

Low

Low

1,046kJ 13.0g 250kcal Med

13%

19%

35%

9%

Cauli power Using cauliflower ‘rice’ in place of flour in a pizza base gives you a low-carb, lighter pizza without losing the classic crust ‘bite’.

11%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 297kJ/71kcal

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Make it…

FOR BRUNCH Sweetcorn fritters

Veggie fritters and spicy wedges partnered with creamy avocado and a crème fraîche dressing SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.19 ● 3 sweet potatoes, cut

into wedges ● 4tbsp Cajun seasoning ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● ½ x 25g pack flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped ● 400g frozen sweetcorn, thawed ● 4 spring onions, sliced ● 60g self-raising flour

● 2 eggs, beaten ● 3tbsp crème fraîche ● 2tbsp sweet chilli jam ● 1 avocado, peeled

and sliced

● 60g pack rocket ● 1 red chilli, thinly

sliced (optional)

● 1 lemon, cut into

wedges

1 Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. 2 On a large baking tray, toss together the sweet potato, 1tbsp of the Cajun seasoning and 1tbsp of the oil. Roast for 35-40 mins until tender and golden. Toss through most of the parsley, reserving a little. 3 Meanwhile, mix together the sweetcorn, spring onions, flour, eggs and remaining Cajun seasoning. 4 Heat the remaining oil in a nonstick frying pan over a medium setting

and, when the oil starts to shimmer, add spoonfuls of the sweetcorn batter to the pan, working in batches. Fry for 2-3 mins on each side until the batter has cooked. Keep warm on a plate lined with kitchen paper until you’ve used all the batter – you should have 12 fritters. 5 Mix together the crème fraîche and chilli jam and sprinkle with the reserved parsley. 6 Serve the fritters with the avocado, rocket, red chilli and lemon, with the crème fraîche on the side. Energy

Each 419g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

2,209kJ 21.4g 528kcal High

26%

31%

5.9g 20.5g 1.26g 30%

Low

23%

21%

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

casual dining This street food-style recipe is great for laidback entertaining – simply serve in the tray and let everyone dig in as you chat.

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UNDER 250 CALS Thai-style fishcakes

Spicy red curry and green chilli flavours give these flaky fishcakes plenty of punch SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.57 ● 540g pack Asda Simply Cook from Frozen White

Fish Fillets, thawed, drained and cut into chunks

● 1tbsp Thai red curry paste ● 1 clove garlic, crushed ● 5cm piece ginger, finely grated ● ½ x 25g pack coriander, chopped ● 1tbsp fish sauce ● 1tbsp sesame oil ● 2 limes ● 1 green chilli, deseeded and

finely chopped

● 3 spring onions, finely chopped ● Frylight 1 Cal Sunflower Oil Cooking

Spray, for frying

● 1tbsp rice vinegar ● 85g pack watercress ● 10 radishes, sliced or quartered ● 1tsp sesame seeds, to garnish

1 Put the fish, curry paste, garlic, ginger, coriander, fish sauce, ½tbsp of the oil, and the juice and zest of 1 lime in a food processor. Reserve a little of the chilli and spring onion, then add the rest to the processor. Blitz until smooth and starting to come together. Shape into 12 flat patties. 2 Heat a nonstick frying pan over a medium setting. Spray with cooking spray then cook a few fishcakes

at a time, for 3-4 mins on each side, until golden brown, turning only once, very gently. Keep warm while you fry the others. 3 Whisk together the vinegar and remaining oil; toss through the watercress and radishes. Cut the other lime into wedges and serve with the salad and fishcakes, topped with the sesame seeds and reserved chilli and spring onion.

Energy 678kJ 162kcal

5.4g

Each 216g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1.1g

1.7g 1.40g

Salt

8%

Low

8%

Low

Low

Med

6%

2%

23%

FILL UP ON FiSH White fish is naturally low in fat and a good source of protein, so it’s a great main ingredient for a light lunch.

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 314kJ/75kcal

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Make it… IN ONE PAN

Sticky, spicy bangers meet ready-prepped rice and easy veg SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.23

● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 400g pack Extra Special

Light & Lean Pork

Sausages, cut into chunks

● 2 red onions, thinly sliced ● 1tbsp coarse-grain

mustard

● 1tbsp clear honey ● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 2 x 250g packs Asda

Wholegrain Micro Rice, packs squeezed to break up grains ● 200g frozen mixed peppers

● 100g frozen peas ● 100g frozen sweetcorn ● 25g pack flat-leaf

parsley, finely chopped

1 Heat the oil in a deep, nonstick frying pan or wok over a medium setting. Add the sausages and cook for 2-3 mins. Add the onions and cook for 5-6 mins until golden and cooked through.

2 Add the mustard, honey and garlic and fry for 2 mins, tossing the sausages until evenly coated. 3 Add the rice, peppers, peas and sweetcorn; cook for 10 mins until hot. Stir through the parsley to serve. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 416g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Med

1,828kJ 9.6g 437kcal Low

22%

14%

2.1g 11%

12.9g 1.54g Low

14%

26%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 439kJ/105kcal

easier from the freezer Using veg that cooks from frozen makes it simple to bring this tasty dish together in one pan.

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Honey mustard sausage rice


All wrapp Pulled pork & quick pickle wraps

Cook Asda Slow Cooked Sweet Honey BBQ Pulled Pork according to the pack instructions. Toss some sliced radishes and carrot and cucumber matchsticks with a little lime juice and zest and a pinch of caster sugar, then leave to pickle

for 30 mins. Mix some reduced-fat garlic mayonnaise with a splash of sweet chilli sauce. Lightly toast Asda White Mini Wraps then spread over the sweet chilli mayo. Top with the pork and pickled veg, some coriander, sliced red chilli and sliced spring onions. Fold or roll up to serve.

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Greek salad wrap

Toss some chopped vine-ripened tomatoes, diced cucumber and a handful of sliced pitted black olives with a good splash of Asda Honey & Mustard Dressing. Crumble some feta into a separate

bowl, add a little finely chopped dill and stir to combine. Spread the salad mixture over Asda Mediterranean Wraps and top with the feta mixture and some sliced Iceberg lettuce and finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, then fold or roll up to serve.


Roast salmon with mango & chilli salsa wrap

For the salsa, stir together some peeled and chopped mango, diced red chilli, and red onion and a little chopped coriander. Mix

in a splash of sweet chilli sauce and a squeeze of lime juice. Lay out Asda White Wraps and top with a handful of spinach and some Asda Kiln Roasted Salmon Flakes. Spoon over the mango salsa and fold or roll up before serving.

A tasty alternative for summer picnics and lunchboxes, get on a roll with these simple snacks

Falafel, houmous & beetroot wrap

Mix some Greek-style fat-free natural yogurt with a little tahini, some chopped mint and a little lemon juice and zest. Spread some houmous over

Bfree Sweet Potato Wraps, add cooked Gosh! Original Falafels and top with a little Extra Special Apple Balsamic Vinegar Infused Beetroot, some shredded red cabbage and Little Gem lettuce leaves. Drizzle over the tahini yogurt and fold or roll up to serve.

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5

One basket…

Just take this shopping list with you to Asda and fill your basket!

meals

SHOPPING LIST FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES ■ 1 lemon ■ 1kg pack Grower’s Selection Red Onions ■ 1 pack Grower’s Selection Red Chillies ■ 360g pack Grower’s Selection Broccoli ■ 25g pack Grower’s Selection Coriander ■ 2-pack Grower’s Selection Romaine Lettuce Hearts ■ 1 Grower’s Selection Large Avocado ■ 325g pack Grower’s Selection Cherry Tomatoes ■ 25g pack Grower’s Selection Basil ■ 3-pack Farm Stores Mixed Peppers FRESH PRODUCE ■ 500g pack Asda Italian Gnocchi ■ 750g pack Butcher’s Selection Reduced Fat Beef Mince (typically less than 12% fat) ■ 300g pack Asda Egg Noodles ■ 215g tub Asda Cool Tomato Salsa FROZEN ■ 500g pack Frozen for Freshness Mediterranean Veg Mix ■ 150g pack Scratch Cook frozen Chopped Garlic ■ 360g pack Simply Cook from Frozen Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillets ■ 1kg pack Frozen for Freshness Sweetcorn ■ 600g pack Simply Cook from Frozen Chicken Breast Mini Fillets JARS, PACKETS & TINS ■ 2 x 120g packs Asda Black Bean Stir-Fry Sauce ■ 190g jar Asda Reduced Fat Green Pesto ■ 40g pack Asda Garlic & Herb Oven Baked Croutons ■ 250g pack Asda Mexican Style Micro Rice ■ 8-pack Asda White Mini Wraps ■ 500g pack Asda Orzo ■ 400g tin Asda Chickpeas in Water

Make the most of one basket of shopping with five family meals – all for £30* or less

STORE CUPBOARD ■ Extra virgin olive oil ■ Black pepper

Monday

Salmon & Mediterranean veg traybake, p58

Tuesday

Noodles with beef & broccoli, p58

*Total price is for five meals each serving four people and does not include store-cupboard staples, listed as such in the shopping list

Wednesday Thursday Chicken & avocado salad bowl, p59

Beef burritos with tomato salsa, p61

Friday

Tomato & chickpea orzo salad, p62

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Tuesday Noodles with beef & broccoli

Monday

Combine crunchy veg with a slightly sweet and spicy black bean sauce for a fantastic family-sized fakeaway

Salmon & Mediterranean veg traybake

● 500g reduced-fat beef

This tasty one-tray meal teams tender salmon fillets with ready-made potato gnocchi and cook-from-frozen veg SERVES 4 READY IN 50 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.48

● 500g pack Frozen for

Freshness Mediterranean Veg Mix ● 2tbsp Scratch Cook frozen Chopped Garlic ● 500g gnocchi ● 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil ● 360g pack Simply Cook from Frozen Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillets ● ½ lemon, cut into wedges 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Put the frozen veg mix, garlic and gnocchi on a baking tray, drizzle with the oil and toss to mix together. 3 Arrange the frozen salmon fillets on top of the vegetables, then top with the lemon wedges. Season with black pepper. 4 Bake for 30-35 mins until the veg is roasted and the salmon fillets are cooked through. Serve immediately. 1 of your 5-a-day

Energy 1,977kJ 473kcal

24%

Each 350g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

21.0g 4.9g Med

30%

Low

25%

Salt

6.7g 0.56g Low

7%

Low

9%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 565kJ/135kcal

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SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.17

mince (typically less than 12% fat) ● 2 red onions, thinly sliced ● 1tbsp Scratch Cook frozen Chopped Garlic ● 1 red chilli, thinly sliced ● 150g frozen sweetcorn ● 1 head broccoli, stalk cut into batons and florets separated ● 300g pack egg noodles ● 2 x 120g packs Asda Black Bean Stir-Fry Sauce ● ½ x 25g pack coriander, roughly chopped 1 Heat a nonstick large wok or very large frying pan on a high setting. Add the mince and break up. Fry for 5 mins to brown, then add the onions, garlic, chilli and sweetcorn and cook for a further 8 mins. 2 Meanwhile, boil a pan of water and add the broccoli. Boil for 2 mins, then drain. 3 Add the broccoli, noodles, stir-fry sauce and 4tbsp water to the wok. Stir-fry for 2-3 mins until well combined and piping hot. Sprinkle with the coriander to serve. Energy

Each 455g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

2,113kJ 21.4g 505kcal High

25%

31%

5.9g 12.7g 1.37g 30%

Low

14%

23%

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

Mince is the star of the show – a midweek meal saviour. Split a large pack and it will easily stretch over several meals.


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Wednesday Chicken & avocado salad bowl

Croutons give the dish added crunch, while ripe avo adds creaminess – no mayo required SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR PRICE PER SERVING £2.31

● 1tsp extra virgin olive oil ●2  tbsp reduced-fat

green pesto ● Zest and juice ½ lemon ● 600g frozen chicken breast mini fillets ● 100g frozen sweetcorn ● 1 head romaine lettuce, trimmed, washed and roughly chopped

● 1 avocado, peeled and

destoned, flesh sliced

● 150g cherry tomatoes,

halved

● 1 red onion, thinly

sliced

● 40g Asda Garlic & Herb

Oven Baked Croutons ● ½ x 25g pack basil, leaves torn

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with foil. 2 Stir together the oil, pesto and lemon zest and juice. Put the frozen chicken on the baking tray and drizzle with ½ the pesto mixture. 3 Roast the chicken for 30-40 mins until cooked through. Set aside to rest for 10 mins before slicing. 4 Meanwhile, add the sweetcorn to a pan of boiling water and cook

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for 2-3 mins. Drain and rinse under cold water. 5 In a serving bowl, toss together the lettuce, avocado, tomatoes and red onion. Top with the chicken and sweetcorn. 6 Drizzle with the rest of the pesto mixture and scatter over the croutons and basil leaves before serving. Energy

Each 340g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

5.4g

4.8g 0.51g

Salt

Med

Low

Low

1,792kJ 21.1g 428kcal High

21%

30%

27%

5%

9%

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

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Microwave rice is quick and easy to cook and comes in a wide range of flavours – it’s a great-value way to bulk out a meal.

Thursday Beef burritos with tomato salsa Roll out a fiesta of flavour with these mildly spiced, Mexican-inspired beef and veg wraps SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.21

● 250g reduced-fat beef

mince (typically less than 12% fat) ● 1 red onion, thinly sliced ● 2tbsp Scratch Cook frozen Chopped Garlic ● 1 00g frozen sweetcorn ● 1 yellow pepper, sliced ● 1 red chilli, deseeded

and finely chopped ● 215g tub Asda Cool Tomato Salsa ● ½ x 25g pack coriander, chopped ● 250g pack Asda Mexican Style Micro Rice ● 8 white mini wraps

● ½ head romaine

lettuce, trimmed, washed and finely shredded

1 Heat a nonstick frying pan over a high setting and add the mince, breaking it up with a spoon. Cook for 3-4 mins to brown, then add the onion, garlic, sweetcorn, pepper and chilli. Fry for 8 mins or until the mince is cooked and has dried out

a little. Stir in the salsa and coriander, then cook for 2-3 mins until thickened. 2 Heat the rice according to the pack instructions. Warm the mini wraps according to the pack instructions; fill with the rice, mince and lettuce. Wrap up into 8 individual burritos to serve. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 364g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Med

1,843kJ 10.6g 440kcal Low

22%

15%

3.3g 10.2g 1.53g 17%

Low

11%

26%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 506kJ/121kcal

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Friday Tomato & chickpea orzo salad

This vibrant salad is made with orzo pasta, a herby pesto dressing and nutty chickpeas ● 300g orzo ● 3tbsp reduced-fat

green pesto

● 1tbsp extra virgin

olive oil

● 400g tin chickpeas

in water, drained

● 1 red onion, finely

chopped

● 1 red pepper, deseeded

and roughly chopped

● ½ x 25g pack basil,

stalks finely chopped and leaves torn ● 175g cherry tomatoes, halved ● ½ head romaine lettuce, trimmed, washed and shredded 1 Cook the orzo according to the pack instructions. 62 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Drain, reserving 50ml of the cooking water. Return the orzo and cooking water to the pan and stir through the green pesto. 2 Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium setting, add the chickpeas, onion, red pepper and basil stalks. Cook for 5 mins then lightly crush the chickpeas. 3 Add the chickpea mixture, the tomatoes, lettuce and basil leaves to the orzo. Stir through gently and season with black pepper to serve. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 381g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1.1g

6.9g 0.15g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,754kJ 7.2g 419kcal Low

21%

10%

6%

8%

3%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 460kJ/110kcal

Have you tried these recipes?

Made the menu? Why not share your pics on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #1B5M Find more one-basket menus online at ASDA.GL/1B5M Share your pictures #goodliving Like Asda

@asda #goodliving

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SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 59p


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HOW TO…

Make a tomato pasta sauce

Food Editor Gregor McMaster cooks a classic tomato sauce for pasta that also makes a great base for other tasty dishes

The skill

1 Heat 2tbsp rapeseed oil in a pan over a low setting. Add 1 small onion, finely chopped, and cook for 5 mins until softened but not browned, stirring often. Add 1 clove garlic, crushed, and cook for a further 1 min.

Tomato spaghetti

Turning your tomato sauce into a tasty pasta dish takes a matter of minutes and a few simple ingredients SERVES 4 READY IN 35 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 66p

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2 Mix in 2tbsp tomato purée and 2tsp dried mixed herbs and cook for 1 min, stirring continuously. Add 1tsp balsamic or red wine vinegar and a 400g tin Extra Special Pomodorini Cherry Tomatoes and stir to combine.

to the pan with 1 batch of heated tomato sauce (see recipe, above). Stir to combine then simmer for 3 mins. Divide the spaghetti and sauce between 4 individual bowls. Top with 50g Parmesan, shaved, a small handful of basil leaves and some freshly ground black pepper. Serve with garlic bread. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 351g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

3.2g

7.4g 0.21g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,777kJ 11.6g 425kcal Med

21%

17%

16%

8%

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 506kJ/121kcal

3 Season with freshly ground black pepper. Increase the heat until the sauce simmers gently, then reduce the heat and cook for 20 mins, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened slightly and the cherry tomatoes have burst open.

Now Try… For more great recipes using this classic tomato sauce, including tasty shakshuka, go to ASDA.GL/tomatosauce

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‘The secret to achieving a deeply delicious sauce is to fry the onions very gently to release their sweetness, then use a low cooking heat to concentrate and combine the flavours.’


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‘The tangy sweetness of this tomato sauce is a marvellous match for pasta’

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GOOD LIVING

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ith six weeks of school holidays to fill, now is the time to get out and enjoy the fresh air as a family. Not sure where to start? No worries! The National Cycle Network – cared for by the charity Sustrans* – provides a system of safe and interesting signed paths and routes throughout the UK for walking, cycling and scooting. From weekend exploring to scenic commutes – and everything in between – it’s a network for everyone, including children of all ages. Looking for more inspiration? Go to the Asda Tour de Fun website where you’ll find lots of ideas for outdoor activities – and indoor fun if the weather lets you down. Plan your days with free guides and downloads, and discover great places through Asda’s partnership with Sustrans. You can also enter competitions to win great days out and prizes to help you make the most of your summer. Visit ASDA.com/tourdefun – and turn the page for some outdoor activities to get you started…

*Sustrans is a registered charity no. 326550 (England and Wales) SC039263 (Scotland)

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Spot trees

Take photos on your smartphone of the different trees and flowers you spot. What are their leaves like? How tall are they? Then look them up when you get home.

DO SOME CLOUD SPOTTING

Turn your heads to the sky, take a look at the clouds and take it in turns to ‘spot’ different animals and other shapes. What can you see?

HUNT FOR TREASURE Make it a treasure trail! Have an adult go on ahead to hide golden chocolate coins along the walk as treats for eagle-eyed kids to find.

play ‘WOULD YOU RATHER…?’

Ask questions such as ‘Would you rather be a rabbit-sized horse or a horse-sized rabbit?’. Take turns to offer other players the choice between two options – the stranger or funnier the suggestions, the better – and see which they pick! PLAY POOHSTICKS

If you’re near a stream with a footbridge, play Winnie-the-Pooh’s game Poohsticks. On the word ‘go’, each player throws a twig into the water from the upstream side of the bridge, then everyone runs to the other side to see whose stick floats out from underneath it first. Who’ll be the champion?

HIDE AND SEEK You can’t go wrong with a game of hide and seek! Trees and bushes make great places to hide but watch out for your shadow – it could give you away!

eat a teddy bears’ picnic

You’ve packed some snacks – now invite some cuddly friends along. Let each child bring along one toy to join in with your lunch. TAKE A MEMORY CHALLENGE

One of you begins by saying ‘I’m going on an adventure and I’ve seen…’ followed by something you’ve already spotted on your day out. The next player has to repeat the same sentence, remembering that item and adding their own thing afterwards. And so on. Anyone who gets it wrong or pauses for too long is out! 68 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

Look around for BUSHWALK BINGO Give each child a pencil and a ‘bingo card’ when you set off on your walk, with a list of 10 things that you’re likely to see, such as a butterfly, foxglove, oak tree and feather. The first child to tick off everything on their card is the winner. For more details and inspiration, visit ASDA.GL/trails


GOOD LIVING take LEAF & bark RUBBINGs

Pack a few crayons and some paper to try your hand at leaf and bark rubbing. Place a sheet of paper over your chosen leaf or against a tree trunk or branch, then rub with a crayon to leave a pretty nature print.

sing songs and tell stories Find a comfy spot and sit everyone down on a picnic blanket or rug. Then get creative, sing some songs and tell stories. Think of it a bit like a traditional ‘campfire’ activity – but without the camping or the fire!

Go on A BUG HUNT Lift a stone or log and see what creepy crawlies lurk underneath – a magnifying glass may help. Count their legs, chat about what you think they eat and get kids to sketch the ones they spot. Then gently put the stone or log back in its place when you’re done.

SCAVENGE FOR OBJECTS Think treasure hunt meets bingo – make a list of things for players to find, such as a fallen leaf, round stone, item of litter to recycle and so on*. Or have each person find one item as fast as possible; vary the difficulty depending on age and ability.

Play sardines!

Take a game of THE QUIET hide and seek GAME to another level. This is the trump card One person for restoring peace to a hides while gaggle of squabbling kids! everyone else Whoever can stay quiet for the longest is the winner. counts to 30. You’re welcome. Then the rest of the party split up to go and hunt the hider. When they find them they hide with them, until everyone is hiding in the same spot.

This summer, Asda has partnered with Sustrans for the Tour de Fun. Sustrans is a charity** and custodian of the National Cycle Network – 16,575 miles of paths for walking, cycling and scooting, spanning the UK. It connects people and places, creates liveable neighbourhoods, transforms the school run, delivers a happier, healthier commute and provides a safe, enjoyable way for everyone to explore cities, towns and the countryside. For brilliant outdoor and indoor activities, places to visit and competitions, go to ASDA.com/tourdefun

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USE YOUR EARS Find a nice, flat spot and all lie down on your backs. Close your eyes tightly and take a few minutes just to listen to the sounds of whatever is around you. Can you hear the birds? Is that an aeroplane? What noises do the leaves make? Talk about what you can hear.


Style summer starts now Dive into the new season with former Love Island star Kaz Crossley’s edit of George’s latest collection*

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Bikini top**, 8-20, £10; bikini bottoms**, 8-20, £6; hat**, £10 Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *Fashion collection available from 17 July 2019. **Available online only

tunning swimwear in stand-out designs can only mean one thing: summer is here! And we’ve invited make-up pro and former Love Island contestant Kaz Crossley to style up the new collection by George – and put her own spin on it. ‘I love summer!’ says Kaz. ‘I love the sun and being tanned, and I love the fashion. The new George summer range is very me. It’s got lots of bright, bold colours with statement prints and patterns – it’s my style all over!’ Turn over to discover Kaz’s summer essentials from George…

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summer loving

Words: Rebecca Shepherd

Here, Kaz opens her summer wardrobe, talks style icons and picks out her favourite fashion trends for the s u n - f i l l e d s e a s o n a h e a d*

How would you describe your style? It’s all about wearing bold colours and prints – being different but still sexy. During the summer, I feel more fashionable as I love maxi dresses, long skirts and two pieces, but they’ve got to be bright, colourful ones. Do you have a favourite item? Yes! The floral-print maxi skirt because I love the pattern on it. It reminds me of being on holiday. I’d style it with a plain, tight crop top, a red or orange lip, chunky earrings and a matching headband. To dress it up, I’d wear the matching top with natural-looking make-up, my hair curly and some cute heels. Who are your style icons? I look to celebrities such as Rihanna and Bebe Rexha for inspiration because they always make a statement. Bebe’s style, in particular, is very bright and she always looks like she is dressed for the red carpet. I also look on Instagram at influencers to see what they’re wearing. Bikinis or swimsuits? Bikinis are more me, plus you get a better tan! I like all bikini styles but I really love bandeaus like the bright coral one from George. I also like my bikini to match – I never mix up different tops and bottoms. What trends are you loving this summer? I love the neon trend – again because I’m such a fan of colour. I recently wore a lime-green outfit and although I’d never tried that shade before, I loved it because I think it really suited me. 72 | GEORGE.COM

Dress, 8-20, £16; bag**, £16; headband, £5; earrings, £4


STYLE & BEAUTY

I also like the utility trend – items such as boiler suits are an easy outfit win. I wore one recently but I got so hot in it because it was fake leather. Luckily, I had a crop top underneath so I could unbutton it. Describe your holiday wardrobe… It’s full of maxi dresses. They’re my favourite item because they are so easy to wear – you don’t want to wear tight clothes when it’s hot! I just love being free. Summer dresses, like the orange and watermelon-print maxis in the George collection, are what I’ll be wearing this summer. I’d just team them with simple flip-flops and a bag. Any travel-savvy tips for packing your suitcase before you jet off? Give yourself enough time to pack. I once went travelling, packed in an hour and had nothing to wear! Any summer accessories you couldn’t live without? I love my headbands – I’ve almost always got a headband on. People know to expect me to wear one. Do you have any summer holiday beauty essentials? Anything that gives your skin that glowing look – things like highlighter or bronzer are essential items to have in your holiday make-up bag. You don’t really need to pile on the make-up. For me, it’s just about complementing my tan and adding a pop of colour here and there. Any tips for staying in shape over the summer? I’m always in shape over summer because I’m always outside – either running or training in the park. I do HIIT [high-intensity interval training] and I love doing Muay Thai [Thai boxing] because you get to let out all of your frustrations, plus it helps to tone your arms. If you’re lacking motivation, my tip is to train with other people. Go to a class – you’ll meet new people and you’ll want to keep up with everyone else. In the Love Island villa, I was always keeping fit and the girls wanted to train with me. I’m quite active with a lot of energy – it’s always been my thing.

Bikini top, 32B/C-38E/F, £10; bikini bottoms, 8-20, £8; headband, £5; necklace, £6; bracelet, £6

Dress, 8-22, £25

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Headband, £5

Keep your cool in bold bikinis and floaty maxi dresses – just add accessories Dress, as before

Dress, 8-24, £18

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *Fashion collection available from 17 July 2019. **Available online only

T-shirt, 8-20, £8

Sandals**, 3-9, £10

Belt bag, £10 Bag, as before Bikini top, 8-20, £8; bottoms, 8-20, £5

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3 ways to wear Fan of florals? Make a bright printed skir t – Kaz ’s top pick – work from AM to PM with these st yling solutions from George*

Kaz says: ‘I love the pattern’

Sunshine shades

Print works

Make a statement in a floral maxi skirt – team with an embroidered fuchsia bikini top, pink flip-flops and gold accessories. Add hoops and a headband, and keep your beach essentials in a trendy wicker bag. Less isn’t always more!

Headband, £5 Earrings, £5 Bikini top, 8-20, £8

Day tripping? Wear your maxi with an attention-demanding orange shirt tucked in or knotted at the waist. H-bar sandals are having a moment and it’s easy to see why, so slip on a chic white pair to match your cross-body bag. The finishing touch? A faux-pearl barrette.

Make it match

There’s always space in your case for a matching set – aka an easy shortcut to style. The two-piece is the main attraction with this look, so just add summery espadrillestyle sandals, shell-shaped earrings and a round wicker bag. Summer holidays, we’re so ready for you!

Barrette, £4

Shirt, S-XL, £8

Sunglasses, £4 Sunglasses, £5

Earrings, £4

Top, 8-18, £12.50

Bag**, £16

Bag, £16

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Bag**, £12 Skirt, 8-20, £16

Flip-flops, S-L, £3 Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *Fashion collection available from 17 July 2019.**Available online only

Mules, 3-9, £16.50

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Far left: Playsuit, 1-6yrs, from £7 (2-pack); sandals, 3-9, £10. Left: playsuit, 1-6yrs, from £7 (2-pack); sandals, 5-12, £10. Right: T-shirt, 1-6yrs, from £3; shorts, 4-14yrs, from £8; trainers, 5-12, £8

adventures ahoy! S ch o o l ’s o u t , s o swa p u n ifo r m s fo r G e o rg e’s n ew s u m m e r s t yl e s – fit for action-packed days out

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TO THE WILDLIFE PARK WE GO

Top, 4-14yrs, from £8

Animal lovers will go wild for tiger tops, fabulous flamingo playsuits, bear rompers and more. A little birdie told us they’ll look fly as can be!

Joggers, 1-6yrs, from £7 (2-pack)

Trainers, 8-2, £8

Sweatshirt, 1-6yrs, from £6

T-shirt, 4-14yrs, from £5

Playsuit, 1-6yrs, from £8

TO THE PARK WE GO

These action-ready playsuits, joggers and trainers are just the thing for slides and roundabouts! Add a colourful tee so you can spot them in the crowd. T-shirt, 1-6yrs, from £3; shorts, 1-6yrs, £4; hat, 1-6yrs, £6 (2-pack)

Romper, 1-6yrs, from £7

Cap, 1-6yrs, £4.50

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Vest-top, 4-14yrs, from £7

Trainers, 12-5, from £12

Playsuit, 4-14yrs, from £10


STYLE & BEAUTY

Dress, 4-14yrs, from £12

TO THE MUSEUM WE GO

T-shirt, 1-6yrs, from £5; sunglasses, £3

Make learning fun with this roar-some dino tee. Or head to infinity and beyond with this too-cool-for-school Toy Story backpack – ideal for storing souvenirs. T-shirt, 1-6yrs, from £4

Backpack, £10

TO THE AQUARIUM WE GO

Dungaree shorts, 4-14yrs, from £10

Take the plunge with accessories inspired by magical marine friends. From sparkly jellyfish bags to mermaid backpacks, little ones will love these undersea treasures...

Backpack, £10

Cap, £5

Backpack, £10

Top, 4-14yrs, from £4

Bag*, £7

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *Available online only

Swim bag, £5

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Words: Rebecca Shepherd

Sunglasses, £3


STYLE & BEAUTY

Man makeover

AMRIT MATHARU, 28, is a clinical audiologist from Hertfordshire

This time, it’s the guys’ turn! Good Living gives three men a fashion and grooming overhaul

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ith almost 43 million #mensfashion posts on Instagram and the success of TV shows such as Netflix’s Queer Eye, the men’s grooming and styling trend is going from strength to strength. Inspired, we took three style novices and challenged two experts to give them a confidence-boosting makeover. Read on for their stories and reactions to their new looks, plus some at-home grooming tips for the modern man…

JOE LARKIN, 39, from Hampshire, works in IT and runs a coffee business

JOSH COX, 26, is a workforce analyst from Dorset

MEET THE EXPERTS THE BARBER Nick Campbell is a barber and men’s grooming expert based at Ruffians Marylebone. To him, understanding his client’s routine and finding a style that really complements their face shape is the key to a killer haircut. See his work on Instagram @mbthechair.

THE S TYLIS T Dan Choppen is the fashion assistant at Esquire magazine. Day-to-day he can be found trend-spotting for upcoming features or styling up high-end fashion shoots. He believes confidence comes from finding the right style for you...

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AMRIT

‘I CUT DOWN ON BARBER TRIPS TO SAVE MONEY’ Amrit told us: ‘My partner Daisy and I are saving up to buy a house, so I’ve been letting my hair grow out to save money. But it’s grown to be pretty unruly and I would like something easier; I tend to just tie it up. After all this time, getting it cut properly would feel like such a treat.’ Nick: ‘Amrit takes good care of his beard, but it was overgrown and needed a reshape. The skin fade – where the hair is gradually tapered to ‘fade away’ – creates a better contrast between his beard and hair, so his cut looks neater. It’s relaxed with a sharp edge.’

BEFORE

Dan: ‘Branching out from skinny jeans, chinos are great for a more mature look. Rolling them up to show a bit of ankle and leaving shirt buttons undone at the top and bottom creates a more relaxed look, too.’

THE VERDICT

GROOMING PRESCRIPTION BEARD MAINTENANCE Wash and condition your beard with a good beard shampoo and conditioner. Then brush through with a Bulldog Beard Comb, £6.50, and apply a small amount of L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Club Long Beard & Skin Oil, £9.50 (30ml; £31.67/100ml). Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/ minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability

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‘This haircut is so much better. I love the skin fade on the sides and my beard looks a lot less scraggly now. I really like that this outfit can be dressed up or down – perfect for the summer. The chinos in particular are really comfy. And maintaining the look doesn’t break the bank!’

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JOE

‘I NEVER HAVE TIME FOR ME’ Joe told us: ‘Between looking after my kids – Lily, four, and Leo, four months – working full-time and running my coffee business [@cupperjoe] I don’t have time for grooming. My beard has got too tufty! I’m definitely looking for a refresh.’

BEFORE

Nick: ‘Giving Joe a clean shave seemed the best way to revamp his look for the summer. For his hair, we kept the length, but tapered the recession line and the back of the neck with a lower grade for a cleaner look.’ Dan: ‘Joe is a very busy guy, so I wanted an outfit that would work for picking the kids up or meeting clients. This shirt can be worn formally done up, or open with a bomber for a more casual look. Chinos and clean, white sneakers* complete the smart look.’

All clothes shown from a selection at George.com*

GROOMING PRESCRIPTION

THE VERDICT

QUICK & EASY

Need a simple 15-minute routine to fit into your busy lifestyle? Maintain a clean-shaven look with the cordless Remington F3 Style Series F3000 Shaver, was £29.96, now £25, followed by a slick of Bulldog Energising Moisturiser, was £8, now £5 (100ml), to help soothe your skin. Sorted. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. *Joe’s trousers and shoes stylist’s own

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‘It’s nice to see my face again after so long. I thought the lack of beard might upset my daughter, but she didn’t bat an eyelid! Nick showed me how to get my grooming routine down to just 15 minutes, which is helpful. It’s been really nice to do something for me.’

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JOSH

‘I WANT TO FEEL CONFIDENT AT MY WEDDING’ Josh told us: ‘I’ve never felt body confident and, after a motorbike accident two years ago left me with scars, I feel even more self-conscious. In a few months, I’m marrying my fiancé Tom and I’m so worried about how I’m going to look on the day.’ Nick: ‘Gearing up for his wedding, we gave Josh a fresh cut and chatted about upping his grooming routine. Making the effort once a week to blow dry his hair and put some matt clay in it will make him feel more confident.’

BEFORE

Dan: ‘I wanted to push Josh out of his comfort zone. Contact lenses really helped to open up his face. He also tends to wear clothes that are too big for him, so we sized down his shirt to flatter his shape and put him in some tailored shorts.’

‘I would never have picked this outfit for myself – I generally avoid wearing shorts altogether, but it’s really slimming and gives me such a confidence boost that I can still look good at this size. I love my hair, too. Roll on the wedding!’

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GROOMING PRESCRIPTION

SHORT & SMART

Pop VO5 Extreme Style Matt Clay, was £4, now £3* (75ml; £4/100ml) into damp hair, blow dry, then run cold air through for a matt look. A dab of L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Club Short Beard Moisturiser, £10 (50ml; £20/100ml) will help soften beard hair.

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Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. *Price from 4 July 2019

Words: Harriette Casey. Photographs: Liz Gregg

THE VERDICT


Homes

CLUB TROPICANA Soak up the sunshine with holiday-inspired dinnerware from George Home

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he long, hot days of summer are made for outdoor entertaining, perfect for getting together with family and friends to drink, dine and while away the hours. Whether

you’re planning a picnic or inviting guests for dinner on the patio, George Home has all you’ll need to make al fresco dining look good. Turn over for more top picks…

Cactus mason jars with straws, £2 each*; pineapple drinks dispenser, was £12, now £10 Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *In store only

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Pack a picnic Nothing says summer like an Insta-worthy picnic spread. Brighten the day with colourful picnicware, from coordinating plastic plates to a fun drinks dispenser, all packed into a practical cooler bag. Now all you need to do is find the perfect spot to lay out the picnic blanket…

Sunbaked melamine salad bowl*, £3.50

Bamboo tray*, £8

Lemon Soul picnicware from top: blanket, £7; 20L cooler bag, £8; plastic drinks dispenser with 4 tumblers, £7; 12-piece picnic dinner set, £15

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HOMES

Dine out Create a holiday feel in your outdoor space with this beachy, boho-inspired dinner set. Copper-coloured glassware will give your table an Aperol spritz-style glow, and fun decorations such as a line of bunting add a classic seaside effect. And be sure to go big on hassle-free sharing dishes so guests can just pick and choose at their leisure – entertaining has never been so easy!

Sunbaked 12-piece dinner set, £20

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *Limited stores

Sunbaked melamine dips bowl, £5

Words: Harriette Casey. Photographs: Ant Duncan. Styling: Luis Peral. Food styling: Cate Dixon

Copper fade-effect wine glasses, £5 (2-pack)

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Health

HERE’S TO ME-TIME!

School’s out. You’ve prepped for six weeks of kid-orientated fun – but have you factored in any time for yourself? It’s important you get the chance to enjoy the break from routine as well as the little ones. So, even if they’re only out of the house for a few minutes, seize the chance to take some me-time. Here’s how…

Bathtime break You might not be able to recall when you last had time to run a bath, but if you have a spare 30 minutes to yourself, it’s a great way to relax. In fact, a recent study conducted in Japan* found that taking regular baths can help to reduce stress and fatigue. Sprinkle in nspa Sacred Spa Indulgent Bath Salts with Rose Petals, £5 (1kg; 50p/100g) to add a soothing fragrance, then sink in.

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Big night in The kids have gone away for the evening – hurrah! This is the perfect chance to reclaim the house (and the TV) for a couple of hours. Get your PJs on, dig out your favourite film and treat yourself to a couple of slices of pizza. Check out our meal deal that’s perfect for a night in – it includes two Pizza Express pizzas, a side and bottle of soft drink for £7**.

Book club

Who you gonna call?

Got half an hour to spare? Grab the chance to escape into that book you’ve been meaning to read. If you’re after something that will make you snort with laughter, try mum blogger Gill Sims’ latest novel Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A , £4.50 or 2 for £8, which details the trials and tribulations of raising teens.

Got 15 minutes without the kids? Why not pick up the phone and call a friend for a catch-up? Let’s face it, it’s nice to talk to an adult for a change – and maybe vent about your child’s refusal to put down their iPad and go to bed on time.

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Walk this way

You might not have time to pop to the spa or have a masseuse set up their table in your living room, but there are still ways you can do a spot of pampering at home. Treat yourself to a revitalising face mask such as the nspa Nourishing & Moisturising Mask Sweet Almond & Shea Butter, £1.50 (15ml; £10/100ml) – simply smooth it on, leave for 15 minutes, then rinse off to reveal soft, supple skin. 96 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Get your ‘om’ on Meditation has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety levels† and is great for restoring calm to your day. So, whether you have two minutes or 25 to yourself, grab the chance to take a quiet moment to relax. Download the Headspace app†† for free, easy-to-follow meditation and breathing exercises. Yoga pants not required.

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. **Selected items only; groceries.asda.com/promotion/7-meal-deal/ls89350; individual prices: pizzas, £4 each; sides, £2; drink, £1.79. †Source: nhs.uk/news/lifestyle-and-exercise/ does-meditation-reduce-stress. ††Mobile data charges may apply. Available at iTunes and Google Play

Words: Harriette Casey. Illustrations: Linzie Hunter

Face time

Popping out with the dog or taking a scenic route to the shops is a great way to get some peace in the fresh air. Simply relax by listening out for the sounds of nature, or grab your headphones and listen to a podcast for 30 minutes. For honest parenting tips from brilliant mum bloggers, download the Nappy Natters podcast from iTunes or Acast.


GOOD LIVING

MY FOODIE LIFE

Jack Fincham, 27, was a pen salesman before winning ITV2’s Love Island in 2018. He lives in London. What’s a typical daily diet for you? Recently, I’ve been having Greek yogurt with loads of berries and a little honey drizzled on top after my 6.30am gym training session. For lunch I’ll have a chicken salad with lots of lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, beetroot and a bit of cous cous. After training in the afternoon, I might have a steak with some roasted vegetables. You sound pretty healthy… I’ve really changed my diet over the past few months since getting back to boxing training in January. After Love Island, I was relying on takeaways as I was so busy. It took its toll, and my BMI [body mass index] soon showed I was bordering on obese, so it feels good to be eating better now. What kind of cook are you? Full disclosure – I’m not very good in the kitchen! I can grill a steak but I’ll usually make stir-fries – that’s my thing. There’s always some chicken and veg in my fridge. How was the food on Love Island? It was all right. You could have

I ate a lot of cheese and ham croissants on Love Island

anything from pasta or chicken to salad and burgers. I ate a lot of cheese and ham croissants so was surprised that I lost a bit of weight over the two months. I think it was from being in the heat! What dish really reminds you of your childhood? My mum’s spaghetti Bolognese – it was to die for. I’d get back from

school and the smell of it would be wafting down the path as I walked up to the front door. I’m salivating thinking about it! First thing you attempted to cook as a kid? Mum and I used to enjoy baking together. I can remember us making cupcakes and cookies using those do-it-yourself kits you can get. I loved licking the spoon! What’s your go-to snack? Not long ago, I was a crisp addict. Three handfuls and the bag would be gone! Now I have nuts, olives and gherkins instead. It’s weird how your taste buds change when you start eating better. For a week or so you crave sweet, starchy foods, then suddenly you’re all over the healthier options. Favourite restaurant? Pellicci’s on Bethnal Green Road. It’s an old Italian café that’s been in business for more than 100 years. It does a brilliant chicken escalope and the tiramisu is the best in London. Any recent culinary disasters? I’m really clumsy in the kitchen. A few months ago, I dropped a whole packet of cous cous on the floor. I’m still finding grains now!

JACK’S FOODIE HITS AND MISSES

HATE IT

‘I don’t like the taste of anything from the sea. No fish, nothing in a shell.’ 98 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

GUILTY PLEASURE

‘Pizza’s my favourite food – you can’t go wrong with a homemade Italian pizza.’

RATE IT

‘When I’m getting a takeaway, I Iove a nice chicken shish kebab with salad.’

Interview: Gemma Calvert. Photographs: Getty Images. With thanks to Off Limits Entertainment Ltd

‘I’ve swapped crisps for gherkins and olives’


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