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Soak up the sunshine with easy al fresco eats, Bake Off Briony’s Arctic roll and Annabel Karmel’s nutritious recipes for kids

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To say that going to school ‘wasn’t for me’ is a massive n understatement. Our neighbours never needed to set an alarm as my weekday-morning protests were like to oo. clockwork, and homework was a daily aggravation, too. Sarah Thom However, there are a few things I miss from those darkk Asda Editor days. First… pencil cases. If it were acceptable for me to walk into a meeting with a mermaid pencil case full of gel pens and novelty erasers, I would. Second… packed lunches. The thrill of opening my lunchbo ox lunchbox to see what treasures were hidden inside was what got me through h the testing combination of double maths and science. Times have n ow now changed, but the buzz of choosing a new term get-up is unparallelled, and our A-Z of Back to School (p57) lets you and the kids indulge in a spot of pre-term planning. In the true spirit of adolescence, I will br ring bring this address to a close by saying, KIDZ RULE OK!

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Pork gyros, p15



ON THE COVER Briony’s Arctic roll, p53 Photograph: Stuart Ovenden Styling: Luis Peral Food styling: Cate Dixon





Contents back to school p57 A to Z of back to school Make us your one-stop shop and be all set for the new term FOOD 15 Street eats Enjoy festival-style dishes from around the world 23 4 ways with cucumber Not just for salads 27 Summer on a plate Chefs share their go-to summer holiday dishes, all with a delicious international flavour HEARST Head of content Hannah Barr Editor Claire Lavelle Creative director Alex Nicholas Food editor Gregor McMaster 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

33 Make it… Easy recipes for all your needs 39 One basket, 5 ways Easy weeknight family dinners – from one £30 shop 48 How to…roast the perfect chicken Food Editor Gregor’s cooking masterclass 51 Miguel’s One Pound Meals Insta-star Miguel Barclay’s vegan curry 53 Briony’s on a roll! Bake Off ’s Briony updates the classic Arctic roll 70 Lunchbox maths Simple ingredients to surprise and delight hungry tums LIVING 6 Let’s go wild Stylish animal-inspired buys 9 #Lovefood Foodie news 98 My foodie life Billie Faiers, star of The 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@

Mummy Diaries, on her dream dinner guests and cooking disasters HEALTH 73 Jump for Joe! Fun tips from Joe Wicks to get kids moving more 78 A change for the better Kids’ nutrition expert Annabel Karmel helps three families eat well STYLE 68 The Making of Back to School Behind the scenes of the George TV ads 87 The beauty edit Experts rate our beauty products HOMES 95 Make it their own Create a cosy child’s bedroom with help from George Home

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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

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Stringless beans ‘Fresh beans are at their peak in the UK at this time of year – and these snap-fresh stringless beans are tender, sweet and bursting with flavour. Prepping is easy, too, as there’s no fiddly stringing required. Cut, diagonally, into smaller pieces, then boil or steam for a few minutes and toss in butter and chopped fresh mint. They’re also great in pasta dishes, salads, as a curried side dish or stir-fried Asian style with added ginger, spring onions and soy sauce. Simply delicious.’ Grower’s Selection Stringless Beans, £1 (200g; £5/kg)

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Less is more!

‘Love the BBC’s Eat Well For Less TV series, featuring the foodie dream team of presenter Gregg Wallace and fresh produce expert Chris Bavin? Check out this book. It’s crammed with 80 simply delicious recipes, made with quality ingredients at purse-friendly prices. Make it your go-to cookbook for everyday family recipes and save yourself time and money.’ Eat Well For Less: Every Day by Jo Scarratt-Jones, £8

PIMP YOUR FRIES ‘For a great alternative to standard chips, try these frozen Rainbow Fries – a tasty, colourful mix of carrot, parsnip and beetroot sticks. They crisp up easily in the oven and are a winning way to get extra veg on the plate – perfect to have handy in the freezer.’

Asda Seasoned Rainbow Fries, £1.75 (500g; 35p/100g)



‘Nothing says barbecue like a delicious kebab – and our packs of ready-to-go succulent pork and pepper skewers make prepping easy. They also come with Mediterranean and hoisin sauces, which means you can enjoy all the fun, without the fuss. That’s summer barbecues sorted...’ Butcher’s Selection Pork & Pepper Kebabs, £5 (656g; £7.62/kg)



‘Ever wondered how chefs get that wonderfully crisp, golden skin on a fish fillet? It’s easy once you know how. First, pat the skin dry with kitchen paper and rub with oil. Heat a little more oil in a nonstick frying pan until piping hot, then put the fillet skin-side down in the pan and press down with a spatula. Once the fish has turned opaque at the edges, simply flip it to finish the cooking.’ Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. Photographs show serving suggestions. *Limited stores online


Sweet stuff

‘Pick-and-mix fans will be spoilt for choice with these packs of fun sweet treats. Llamas with fruity jelly bellies, magical creatures… the choice is yours.’


‘Think about lunch in a new light with this stackable tiffin tin. Made from sleek stainless steel, it’s a smart alternative to plastic and is great for picnics and packed lunches. Its three tiers allow you to transport a mini feast easily. Why not try a pasta salad in the bottom, rocket leaves in the middle, and some prepared fruit in the top? Then just pop in the dishwasher at the end of the day.’ George Home Tiffin Tin, £6*


‘Hot on the trail of gin’s explosive success is a boom in exciting tonics to add fizz to your G&Ts – or to simply enjoy as a fresh-flavoured soft drink for summer. Look out for our Extra Special British tonic waters infused with a range of fabulous flavours – choose from cucumber, elderflower and our new grapefruit and blood orange varieties. They’re just the tonic!’ Extra Special Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water; Extra Special Cucumber & Mint Tonic Water; Extra Special British Blood Orange & Rosemary Tonic Water; Extra Special British Elderflower Tonic Water, £1.20 each (500ml; 24p/100ml)

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‘Everyone loves a good chip and dip, and with these new Extra Special snacks, you can take it to a new level. Try Halloumi & Chilli Jam Tortilla Rolls with a zingy tzatziki, Moroccan Tagine Pitta Chips with tasty beetroot houmous, Tomato & Basil Flatbread Chips with a homemade pesto and mayo dip, and Steak Fajita Tortilla Scoops, with a cooling guacamole. Packs are £1 each (150g; 67p/100g).’



‘More than just a morning pick-me-up, coffee can also bring rich flavour to favourite dishes. The chocolatey, nutty taste of strong-roast coffee is great for boosting a chilli con carne or savoury marinades for steak and ribs. A splash of coffee also works wonders to lift the chocolate flavour in sweet bakes, such as brownies and this fabulous meltedcentre pudding.’ Extra Special Fairtrade Peruvian Roast & Ground Coffee, £2.75 (227g; £1.21/100g) or 2 for £5

Extra Special Steak Fajita Tortilla Scoops

Extra Special Moroccan Tagine Pitta Chips

Extra Special Halloumi & Chilli Jam Tortilla Rolls

Extra Special Tomato & Basil Flatbread Chips


Find the recipe for Peanut Butter Lava Pots at ASDA.GL/ lavapots

AVO GO! ‘Love avocado on toast? It’s time to celebrate it – in biscuit form! With the help of a handy baking kit, it’s easy to rustle up these Insta-friendly, avo-shaped cookies topped with green icing, edible eyes and a chocolate button for the stone. Smashed it!’ Asda Avocado Biscuit Kit, £1.75 (280g; 63p/100g) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. Photographs show serving suggestions

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Crunch time


s t a e Street Make a party of dining outdoors! All the family will love these delicious and fun festival-style dishes from around the world

Pork gyros, p17


Strawberry Coke & froyo float

Double up on summer fruit avour with this chilled-out twist on an American favourite SERVES 6 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 45p

1 Divide 750ml Diet Coke Twisted Strawberry, chilled, and a handful of ice cubes between 6 tall glasses. 2 Divide 500ml Asda Strawberry Frozen Yogurt into 6 scoops and add 1 scoop to each glass

carefully, so it floats on top of the cola. Decorate with cocktail umbrellas and paper straws, then serve immediately. Energy 357kJ 85kcal


Each 208ml serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars





0.6g 12.5g 0.08g






of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 172kJ/41kcal

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Jerk chicken with rice & beans Tasty spiced drumsticks served on a bed of fluffy rice, with juicy grilled pineapple – inspired by a Caribbean classic


Pork gyros

Pronounced ‘yee-ros’, these Greek-inspired wraps are stuffed with tender pork loin, potatoes, salad and a herby tzatziki dressing SERVES 6 READY IN 1 HR, PLUS MARINATING PRICE PER SERVING £1.48

1 In a nonmetallic bowl, whisk together 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil, zest and juice 1 orange, 1tbsp dried mint, 1tbsp dried oregano, ½tbsp dried rosemary and 3 cloves garlic, crushed. Rub into a 480g pack Butcher’s Selection 4 Pork Loin Steaks and marinate in the fridge overnight. 2 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 3 Wash 1kg Maris Piper potatoes, cut into chips, rinse and pat dry. Toss with 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil and ½tbsp dried rosemary on a nonstick baking tray, and season with pepper. Bake for 45-50 mins until crisp and cooked through. 4 Meanwhile, stir 1 red onion, thinly sliced, into 100ml white wine vinegar and set aside to pickle for at least 20 mins, or until the vinegar is bright pink. Drain. 5 For the tzatziki, halve 1 large cucumber. Cube ½ and set aside. Grate the rest over a sieve, squeeze out as much liquid as you can and fold through 250g Asda Fat Free Greek Style

Yogurt with 1tbsp chopped mint, 1tbsp chopped dill, zest and juice ½ lemon and 1 clove garlic, crushed. Season with black pepper. 6 Heat a griddle pan over a high setting until it starts to smoke. Fry the pork in batches for 3-4 mins each side until cooked through with char lines. Rest on a plate for 10 mins, then slice. 7 Wipe the griddle pan. Dry-fry 3 Dina Large White Bread Wraps until toasted with char lines, then halve. 8 Divide 1 Baby Gem lettuce, leaves separated, 12 cherry tomatoes, halved, the pork, potato chips, tzatziki, pickled onions, and 4 radishes, sliced, plus extra mint and dill between the wraps, leaving a 3cm border on the straight side. Fold this upwards, then fold the sides in, to form a cornet shape. Wrap the bottom half with baking paper, then secure with string. Serve immediately. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 480g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




2,069kJ 8.2g 494kcal Low




8.6g 0.58g




1 Cut slashes in 1kg chicken drumsticks, skin removed. 2 In a large bowl, mix the chicken with 2tbsp Asda Jerk Seasoning, 2 cloves garlic, chopped, zest and juice 1 lime, 1tbsp rapeseed oil and 1tbsp thyme leaves. Leave to marinate in the fridge overnight. 3 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 4 Heat a griddle on a high setting. When it starts to smoke, cook 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into fingers until charred on all sides. Set aside on a plate. 5 In the same pan, cook the chicken drumsticks for 10-15 mins until charred, then transfer to a baking tray and oven-roast for

20-25 mins until cooked through. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 mins. 6 Put 200g long-grain rice, rinsed, 1 onion, diced, a 400g tin red kidney beans, drained and rinsed, and 2 cloves garlic, chopped, in a pan with 350ml water. Boil, then simmer, covered, for 5 mins. Take off the heat and leave to steam, lid on, for 20-25 mins. Fluff the rice with a fork and mix in 1tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley. 7 Serve the chicken on the rice with the pineapple. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 428g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




1,773kJ 9.0g 424kcal Low




13.7g 0.47g





of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 414kJ/99kcal


of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 431kJ/103kcal



suits you

Sweet & fruity WHITE ZINFANDEL

Bursting with sweet, luscious flavours of strawberry and watermelon. Try serving with sliced strawberries

Dry & refreshing PALE ROSÉ

Crisp elegant floral aromas with delicate notes of cherry. Try serving over ice

Winner of Wine Category, Survey of 10,399 people by Kantar TNS

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For a super-quick slaw, toss together sliced red cabbage, sliced green apple and chopped chives

Mac, cheese & veg bites s

Crisp on the outside, and ďŹ lled wiith pasta in a gooey cheese and butternut squash sauce SERVES 6 READY IN 35 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 44p

1 Cook 100g Frozen for Freshness Butternut Squash Chunks in boiling water for 15 mins or until soft. Drain, return to the pan and mash. 2 Melt 25g unsalted butter in a large pan over a low heat. Add 1 white onion, finely chopped, cover and cook for 10-15 mins until soft but not browned. 3 Add 25g plain flour to the pan; cook for 3 mins. Take off the heat; gradually whisk in 200ml skimmed milk until smooth. Return

to the heat and simmer for 5 mins, stirring, to thicken. 4 Take off the heat; mix in the butternut squash, 80g Asda 50% Less Fat Grated Mature Cheese, a 198g tin salt-free sweetcorn, drained, 50g frozen peas and 1tbsp finely chopped parsley. 5 Cook 150g macaroni according to the pack instructions. Drain, stir into the cheese mixture and allow to cool completely. 6 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

Line a large baking tray with baking paper. 7 Divide the macaroni mixture into 12. Wet your hands, then roll into balls. 8 Put 50g plain flour, 2 eggs, whisked with 1tbsp water, and 100g fresh breadcrumbs on 3 separate plates. Roll the macaroni balls in the flour, the egg, then the crumbs. 9 Bake on the tray for 25-30 mins until golden. Serve hot. Each 105g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




Energy 681kJ 163kcal



2.6g 0.29g








of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 649kJ/155kcal



Churros with a chocolate dip p

Round off your fea ast with this no-fuss baked take on a Spanish treat SERVES 8 READY IN 40 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 16p

Each 90g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




Energy 953kJ 228kcal



4.5g 0.51g







Photographs: Vinny Whiteman. Styling: Morag Farquhar. Food styling: Vicki Smallwood

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line two baking trays with baking paper. 2 Put 125ml semi-skimmed milk into a pan, along with 100g Best for Baking Cakes spread, 2tsp caster sugar and 125ml cold water. Heat gently until the spread melts and the mixture is just coming to the boil. 3 Remove from the heat. Beat in 175g self-raising flour with a wooden spoon until smooth, then return to the heat and cook, stirring continuously, for 1 min. 4 Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for 2-3 mins. Beat in 3 large eggs one at a time, making sure each one is fully incorporated before adding the next. 5 Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle and pipe 24 lengths of dough, each 10cm long, across the trays. 6 Bake for 20 mins. Pierce each churro with a sharp knife to let steam escape, then return to the oven for 5 mins until golden and risen. Cool on a wire rack. 7 Put 2 x 50g pots Petits Filous Chocolate desserts (from a mixed pack) into a bowl and stir. Serve with the churros, to dip.


of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,059kJ/253kcal


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Good & ready Tender and ready to carve, our hot rotisserie chicken means a welcome break from cooking

ROTISSERIE COUNTER Take the hassle out of your dishes with the great selection of delicious, hot, ready-to-eat food available in store from our rotisserie counter Selected stores only, subject to availability. *Typical saving 20p compared to buying items individually. Photograph shows serving suggestion


ot a crowd to feed? Make it easy with a tasty and succulent roast chicken deliciously cooked at our in-store rotisserie counter. Serve a Large Extra Tasty Whole Chicken, £5.99, as a centrepiece roast, or shred a Half Chicken, £3.25, and toss with your choice of salad veg and dressing. Hungry on the go? Try our snack box deals*, including a Pigs in Blankets and Hash Brown Bap, £2.20 and Chicken Mini Fillets and Chips, £2.60 – hot, tasty and available exclusively in store. GOOD LIVING | 21



Classic Greek-style salad

Cucumber & mint gin


Cool and refreshing with the classic flavour of summer, this great green is more than just the star of salads

Cucumber & grape sorbet

Dan dan noodles with cucumber



Cucumber & grape sorbet

Classic Greek-style salad



● 1 unwaxed lemon ● 300g granulated sugar ● 4tbsp Dr. Oetker

● 2tbsp extra virgin

With juicy green grapes and a hint of lemon, this frozen treat is the ultimate refreshing dessert

Liquid Glucose

● 3 large cucumbers,

roughly chopped

● 200g green grapes

1 Cut strips of zest from the lemon with a veg peeler and put in a small pan. Halve the lemon, squeeze the juice into the pan, then add the sugar and liquid glucose. Bring to a simmer over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. 2 Take the pan off the heat and allow the mixture

to cool, then remove and discard the lemon zest. 3 Blitz the cucumbers and the grapes in a blender until smooth. Pass through a sieve, discarding the pulp, then stir the juice into the sugar syrup mixture. 4 Pour into a freezerproof container, freeze until solid then blitz in a blender until smooth. Return the sorbet to the container and freeze again before serving. Each 68g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




Energy 276kJ 66kcal





0.0g 14.1g 0.01g 0%




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

Cucumber adds a cool crunch to thiss chunky, flavour-packed dish that’s super-easy to make

olive oil ● Zest and juice 1 lemon ● 1tsp dried oregano ● 1 Grower’s Selection Cucumber, peeled, deseeded and chopped ● 400g ripe cherry vine tomatoes, halved ● ½ red onion, very thinly sliced ● 50g Kalamata olives, drained, destoned and halved ● 100g feta, crumbled ● 10g basil leaves ● 3 pitta breads, griddled and torn into pieces, to serve

1 For the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest and juice and the oregano to combine. Season with plenty of ground black pepper. 2 Toss together the dressing, the cucumber, tomatoes, onion and olives until combined. 3 Transfer the salad to a serving dish and sprinkle with the crumbled feta and the basil. Serve with the griddled pitta pieces. Energy

Each 227g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1,301kJ, 14.8g 4.8g 311kcal Med Med











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

Dan dan noodles with cucumber Cucumber & mint gin

Serve this crisp, refreshing gin n with ice and sparkling water – perfect for sipping in the sun



● 1 Grower’s Selection

FOR THE GIN ● ½ Grower’s Selection Cucumber, washed and cut into ribbons with a veg peeler ● 4 sprigs mint, washed ● 500ml Asda London Dry Gin TO SERVE ● Cucumber ribbons (cut as before) ● 1L soda water ● ½ lime, thinly sliced ● Mint sprigs

Cucumber, halved lengthways ● 2tbsp rice vinegar ● 1tsp caster sugar ● 1tbsp sesame seeds ● 3 egg noodle nests ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● 500g lean pork mince ● 120g pack Asda Szechuan Stir-Fry Sauce ● 4 spring onions, sliced ● Chilli flakes, to serve ● Coriander, torn, to serve 1 Bash the cucumber with a rolling pin until roughly crushed. Chop, mix with the vinegar, sugar and


sesame, then set aside. 2 Cook the noodle nests according to the pack instructions. Drain and toss in 1tbsp of the oil. Set aside. 3 Heat the remaining oil in a wok on high. Add the mince and stir-fry for 10 mins. Drain the cucumber and add to the pork with the sauce, spring onions and noodles. Toss together then cook for 5 mins. Serve sprinkled with the chilli flakes and coriander. 1 ofyour 5-a-day


Each 358g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars



1,902kJ 16.8g 455kcal Med











of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 531kJ/127kcal

1 Put the cucumber and mint in a sterilised bottle or jar. Add the gin and shake for 1 min. Make sure

the cucumber and mint are completely covered, adding an extra splash of gin if needed. 2 Keep in the fridge for 1 week to allow the flavours to infuse. Strain, discarding the cucumber and mint, then keep the gin chilled in the fridge until you want to serve it, for up to 1 month. 3 To serve, curl a freshly cut cucumber ribbon around the inside of a tall glass. Add ice and 25ml of the gin, top up with soda water and decorate with a lime slice, fresh mint sprig and 2 paper straws.

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Tangy cucumber pickle complements the spicy Szechuan in this Chinese street food-inspired dish




The Hairy Bikersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; seafood paella, p28

Summer on a plate Chefs with a taste for travel take a look back at the holiday-inspired dishes they most like to serve at this time of the year...






Celeb chefs Si King (left) and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, say: ‘There are so many dishes that remind us of sunny times but a good paella is our favourite. It brings back memories of our days in southern Spain, sampling spicy delights, and we love to recreate those delicious meals at home. Paella is a great crowd-pleaser – just plonk the pot on the table for everyone to help themselves. The best!’

Tastste of Spaiinn

The Hairy Bikers’ seafood paella

The classic one-pot dish with juicy prawns, fresh mussels, spicy sausage and chicken SERVES 8 READY IN 1 HR PRICE PER SERVING £2.43

● 12 frozen Extra

Special Jumbo King Prawns Raw and Whole, thawed and shelled (tails left on)

● 1tbsp olive oil ● 600g Butcher’s

Selection British Chicken Boneless Thigh Fillets, diced ● 150g Asda Spanish Chorizo Sausage, sliced ● 4 cloves garlic, crushed ● 300g large tomatoes, halved, deseeded, flesh grated then skin discarded ● 1tsp smoked sweet paprika ● Zest 1 lemon, plus extra lemon wedges to serve ● 1.5L hot chicken stock ● 3 bay leaves ● 2 sprigs thyme ● 200g green beans, cut into short lengths ● 500g paella rice ● Pinch saffron threads, soaked in a little warm water ● 200g fresh mussels 28 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

1 Heat the oil in a paella pan or large frying pan over a medium heat. Season the chicken with black pepper and fry for 5 mins, turning regularly, until golden. Add the chorizo and cook for 1 min. Add the garlic, then cook for 2-3 mins. 2 Push everything to one side of the pan. Add the tomatoes to the centre and fry for 3 mins more. Mix everything together and add the paprika and lemon zest. Pour in all but a large ladleful of the stock. Add the bay leaves, thyme and green beans and bring back to the boil. 3 Turn the heat down to a simmer and sprinkle in the rice, trying to get it into as even a layer as possible. Add the saffron and stir – this is the only time you should stir the paella after the rice has been added. Simmer for 5 mins.

4 Turn the heat down and simmer slowly for 12-15 mins until the rice is just tender. If the pan gets dry before the rice has cooked, add some of the reserved stock and cook for a few mins more. 5 Meanwhile, wash the mussels thoroughly, scraping off any barnacles and pulling out any ‘beards’. Discard any mussels with broken shells or any that do not close tightly when tapped sharply. 6 When the rice is cooked, arrange the mussels and prawns over the paella. Cover with a damp tea towel or lid and leave over a low heat until the mussels have opened and the prawns are cooked through. Serve topped with the lemon wedges and thyme sprigs. Energy

Each 460g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




1,905kJ 10.6g 455kcal Low




2.8g 2.44g





of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 414kJ/99kcal

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The chef and Insta-star (@isaaccarew) says: ‘Cooking with seafood evokes sunshine, salty air and great food, so this prawn burger was an instant holiday hit when I served it at a party for friends last summer. With the sweet brioche bun, zingy ma ayo and herby prawn patty, it’s a fresh take on the usual barbecue burger – and you won’t be e able to get enough of it.’

Isaac Carew’s prawn burgers

Citrusy mayonnaise, peppery rocket and a hit of red chilli are perfect accompaniments to this delicious seafood burger in a brioche bun SERVES 2 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £2.89

● 2 spring onions,

finely sliced ● 15g coriander, leaves chopped ● 240g raw peeled king prawns ● 1tbsp olive oil ● 100g mayonnaise ● Zest 1 lime and juice ½ lime ● 2 brioche buns ● 100g rocket ● 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced 1 Mix the spring onions with the coriander in a large bowl. Stir in the prawns, then transfer to a chopping board. Roughly chop until you get a fine, mince-like paste. Cover and chill for at least 30 mins. 2 Divide the prawn mixture

into 2. Cover your hands with some of the olive oil and shape each into a patty. 3 Heat the remaining oil in a large nonstick pan over a medium to high setting. Add the burgers and cook for 2-3 mins on each side until golden. 4 In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the lime zest and juice. 5 Remove the burgers from the heat. Slice the brioche buns in half and toast until golden. 6 Spread the buns with the mayo then sandwich the burgers, rocket and chilli in the buns to serve. Energy

Each 310g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

2,802kJ 46.5g 5.6g 670kcal High Med











of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 904kJ/216kcal




Cyprioott innssp spira ratitioonn MELIZ BERG

Meliz’s veggie moussaka

This meat-free version has a spicy mushroom and lentil layer topped with fluffy cheese sauce SERVES 8 READY IN 2 HRS 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.42

● 50g unsalted butter ● 50g plain flour ● 650ml semi-skimmed

● 100g cherry tomatoes,

● 150g grated Cheddar ● 2 courgettes, cut into

1 Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Grease a deep baking dish. 2 For the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a pan on a medium heat then whisk in the flour. Add the milk, 150ml at a time, whisking constantly and adding more when it thickens and bubbles. When all the milk has been added and the sauce starts to simmer, take off the heat and stir in the cheese. Set aside to cool. 3 Meanwhile, put the sliced courgette and potato into a large bowl and drizzle with 2tbsp of the oil, the oregano, thyme and ½ the garlic. Season with black pepper and mix until well coated. Add the aubergine and stir together. 4 Pour ½ the passata into the baking dish with ½tbsp of the oil and 100ml cold water. Arrange the sliced vegetables in overlapping rows, until the dish is full. Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 mins.


½cm thick slices

● 2 white potatoes,

peeled and cut into ½cm thick slices ● 5tbsp olive oil ● 1tsp dried oregano ● 1tsp dried thyme ● 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped ● 2 aubergines, cut into ½cm thick slices ● 690g jar tomato passata ● 1 large onion, finely chopped ● 250g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped ● ½tsp ground cumin ● ¾tsp ground cinnamon ● ¾tsp paprika ● 1tsp smoked sweet paprika ● 390g tin cooked green lentils, drained ● 1tbsp chopped parsley ● 1tbsp balsamic vinegar ● 1 bay leaf ● 1 vegetable stock cube, made up to 500ml ● 2 eggs, whisked


● Few sprigs fresh thyme

5 Meanwhile, heat 2tbsp of the oil in a large pan on a low to medium setting. Add the onion and cook for 8-10 mins until softened and translucent. Add the mushrooms and the rest of the garlic and cook for 2-3 mins. 6 Add the spices and lentils and stir well. Add the parsley, vinegar, bay leaf, stock and the rest of the passata, and bring to the boil. Turn down and simmer on low for 30 mins or until the sauce has thickened. 7 Take the veg dish out of the oven, pour in 100ml water and drizzle with the rest of the oil. Bake, uncovered, for another 25-30 mins until softened. 8 Meanwhile, whisk the eggs into the cheese sauce. 9 Remove the dish from the oven and reduce the temperature to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Top the veg with the lentil sauce, then carefully spread over the cheese sauce. Arrange the tomatoes on top and press down slightly, then sprinkle over the thyme sprigs. Bake, uncovered, for 40 mins. 10 Allow to cool for 15 mins before serving. Energy

Each 431g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




1,605kJ 23.7g 384kcal High



9.9g 10.8g 1.29g 50%




of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 372kJ/89kcal


As told to: Samantha Wood. Photographs: Maja Smend, Getty Images. Styling: Rob Merrett. Food styling: Cate Dixon

The Instagram chef (@melizcooks) says: ‘Growing up in a big Turkish Cypriot family meant summers were about mezes served with grilled meats and seafood. This beautiful vegetarian moussaka was – and still is – a firm favourite, as the layered sliced vegetables soak up all the delicious flavours of the lentil and mushroom ragu. It can be prepared in advance and is perfect for eating al fresco.’



Flavour AND Low Fat TOO



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WITH 5 INGREDIENTS Sweet potato & bean quesadillas s

Slightly spicy and oozing with cheese, these tortilla toasties are a sure-fire hit

SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 72p ● 4 Asda Plain Tortillas ● 90g baby spinach ● 200g Asda Frozen for

Freshness Sweet Potato Chunks, thawed ● 395g tin Asda Taco Mixed Beans in a Spicy Tomato Sauce ● 120g Asda Grated Cheddar & Mozzarella Cheese Blend 1 Preheat a large nonstick frying or griddle pan over a medium setting. 2 Add the spinach and sweet potato with a splash of water and cook until heated through and wilted. Tip onto a plate. 3 Add a tortilla and cover ½ of it with ¼ of the spinach mixture, beans and cheese. 4 Fold over the other ½ and cook for 2-3 mins until char lines appear. Gently flip and cook for 2-3 mins. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. 5 Repeat to make 3 more. Slice each into 3 wedges to serve. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 241g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




1,422kJ 11.6g 340kcal Med




7.0g 1.25g




say cheese Quesadillas can be made with any meat or veg, so are ideal for using up leftovers. Cheese (queso in Spanish) is always a must!


of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 590kJ/141kcal

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& Exclusive Bisto microwave ready gravy pots





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no dairy? no problem Ingredients such as nut or oat milk alternatives and cheese alternatives make following a dairy-free diet easy.

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Our v Our version ersion of of tthe he c classic lassic – w with ith n no om milk, ilk, c cheese heese o orr eggs eggs SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 79p ● 2tbsp extra virgin

olive oil ● 2 small white onions, finely chopp ped ● 2 x 155g double e-p pack Butcher’s Selecction Lean n Diced Smoked Bacon ● 3 cloves garlic,, crushed ● 300g Asda Spa aghetti ● 4tbsp Koko Da airy Free Plain yogurt allternative

● 10g flat-lleaf parsley,

very finely chopped ● 1tsp lemon zest

1 Heat the oil in a larrge, nonstick frying pan over a low setting. Add the onions and baco on, then cover and fry fo or 10 mins until the onion is softened. Remove the lid and cook

for 5 mins until the baco on starts to crisp up. Add th he garlic and cook for 1 min n. 2 Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the pack instructions, the en drain well, reserving 50m ml of the cooking water. 3 Put the spaghetti and, reserved cooking water back in the pan. Add the e

yogurt alternative, the parrsley and lemon zest to the pan, then season with black pepper. Toss in the pan to coat the spaghetti in the sauce, add another grind d of pepper, then serve. Energy

Each 352g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




2,091kJ 13.7g 500kcal Med




7.0g 2.53g





of your reference intaake Typical energy values per 100g: 594kJ/142kcal



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Summer berry cheesecake e

A creamy-tasting reduced-fat dessert bursting with fruity flavours SERVES 16 READY IN 40 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 34p ● 150g rich tea biscuits ● 70g Asda Sunflower

Photographs: Maja Smend. Styling: Rob Merrett. Food styling: Cate Dixon

Spread, melted, plus extra for greasing ● 500g Arla Quark ● 200g Asda Light 50% Less Fat Original Soft Cheese ● 3 eggs, beaten ● Zest and juice 1 orange ● 100g clear honey ● 2tbsp cornflour ● 500g pack Frozen for Freshness Summer Fruits 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Grease a 20cm round spring-form tin and line with baking paper. 2 Blitz the biscuits into fine crumbs in a food processor.

Tip into a bowl and mix with the sunflower spread then press into the base of the tin. Chill until firm. 3 Whisk together the quark, soft cheese, eggs, orange zest, 90g of the honey and ½ the cornflour until smooth. 4 Gently fold in 200g of

the frozen fruits. Pour over the biscuit base and bake in the oven for 45-50 mins until light golden and a crust has formed. Cool fully in the oven to prevent the filling from cracking. 5 Put the orange juice in a pan with the remaining

honey, cornflour and fruits. Gently heat for 5-8 mins until syrupy. Allow to cool. 6 Top the cheesecake with the fruit mixture to serve. Energy

Each 112g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




642kJ 5.7g 153kcal Med



2.2g 10.9g 0.27g 11%




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

quark facts Soft, smooth, fat-free and a source of protein, quark can be used like crème fraîche or ricotta in both sweet and savoury dishes.

Arla Quark Cooking Cheese Plain, £1.75 (500g; 35p/100g)

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One basket…


Create five delicious meals they’ll love from one basket of shopping – all for £30 or less*


● 7 Grower’s Selection Loose Carrots ● 1 bunch Grower’s Selection Spring Onion s ● 1 pack Grower’s Selection Mixed Chillie s ● 25g pack Asda Coriander ● 2-pack Grower’s Selection Little Gem Lettuce

● 180g bag Asda Mild British Baby Spinach

● 4 Grower’s Selection Loose Courgettes ● 3-pack Grower’s Selection Red Onions ● 6-pack Farm Stores Salad Tomatoes ● 260g bag Asda Rainbow Vegetable Stir-Fry

● 1 large Grower’s Selection Loose Sweet Potato

● 4-pack Grower’s Selection Limes ● 1 Grower’s Selection Loose Lemon ● 1 Grower’s Selection Large Mango


● 480g pack Butcher’s Selection Pork Loin Steaks

● 500g Butcher’s Selection Lean Pork Mince (typically less than 5% fat)

● 240g pack Asda 2 Salmon Fillets ● 6-pack Asda Medium Free-Range Eggs ● 225g pack Asda Rice Noodles


● 300g pack Asda Seafood Cocktail


● 2L Smart Price Sparkling Spring Water ● 150ml Amoy Reduced Salt Soy Sauce ● 400ml Asda Light Mayonnaise ● 6-pack Asda White Flour Dusted Sliced Rolls

● 6-pack Asda Plain Folded Flatbreads ● 90g pack Yutaka Miso Soup Paste ● 400g tin KTC Coconut Milk ● 50g pot Asda Red Thai Curry Paste ● 1 x 250g pack Asda Pilau Micro Rice STORE CUPBOARD

● Rapeseed oil ● Plain flour ● Cornflour ● Black pepper





Miso pork noodle ramen p40

Koren-style seafood pancakes with carrot salad p40

Chilli & lime pork burgers with courgette ‘fries’ p41

Salmon & courgette kebabs p44

*Makes five meals each serving four people and does not include store-cupboard staples, listed as such in the shopping list. Based on prices at time of going to press; subject to change

Sweet potato & spinach curry with jewelled rice p43


The soy & lime dressing adds flavour to the carrot salad and helps keep it fresh – use any leftovers in tomorrow’s packed lunch


Miso pork noodle ramen

Using ready-prepped miso soup paste lets you whip up this zingy, Japanese-inspired supper dish in a flash SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.43

● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 480g pack Butcher’s Selection


Pork Loin Steaks, fat trimmed ● 4 sachets Yutaka Miso Soup Paste ● 2tsp reduced-salt soy sauce ● 260g pack Asda Rainbow Vegetable Stir-Fry ● 225g rice noodles ● 2 spring onions, thinly sliced ● 1 red chilli, sliced ● 1 lime, cut into quarters

Korean-s style seafood pancakes with carrot salad

1 Heat the oil in a large frying pan and pan-fry the pork for 2-3 mins on each side until cooked through. Take off the heat and set aside to rest for 5 mins. 2 Bring 1L water to the boil in a large pan and whisk in the miso paste and soy sauce. Add the stir-fry veg mix and noodles to the pan and bring back to the boil. Simmer for 2-3 mins until the vegetables are cooked. Slice the pork and add to the pot. 3 Divide the ramen between 4 bowls and top each one with spring onions, chilli and a wedge of lime to serve.

● 5 carrots, wasshed ● 3tbsp reduce ed-salt soy sauce ● Juice and zesst 1 lime ● 125g plain flo our ● 2tbsp cornflo our ● 2 eggs, beate en ● 1 sachet Yutaka Miso Soup Paste ● 250ml sparkling water ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● 4 spring onio ons, cut in half


Each 436g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




1,970kJ 13.1g 471kcal Low




3.9g 2.35g





of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 452kJ/108kcal


This is the pe erfect sharing meal for the family to enjoy together on a weeknight SERVES 4 REA ADY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SE ERVING £1.42

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● 300g frozen Asda Seafood

Cocktail, thaw wed and drained

● ½ green and ½ red chilli, sliced

1 Coarsely grate e 1 of the carrots and use a veg peelerr to cut the rest into ribbons. Toss the ribbons in 1tbsp of the soy sauce e and the juice and

zest of ½ lime. Cu ut the remaining ½ lime into wedge es and set aside. 2 Whisk together the flour, cornflour, eggs, miso paste and sparkling water until smooth. 3 Heat ½ the oil in n a large, nonstick frying pan over a medium-high setting. Fry ½ the spring onions for 1-2 mins until startting to char. Add ½ the grated carrot and ½ the seafood. 4 Pour ½ the battter over the pan ingredients, ensurring they are covered. Cook forr 4-5 mins until golden and little bubbles appear in the batter. Flip and d cook for another 4-5 5 mins until the batter is fully cooked. Transfer to a warm plate lined with kitchen n roll. 5 Wipe the pan clean and repeat with the remainin ng ingredients, then cut the pancakes into wedges. 6 Mix the remainiing soy sauce and chilli and serve ass a dipping sauce with the pancakess and carrot salad. Energy

Each 435g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




1,456kJ 7.4g 348kcal Low



0.9g 18.7g 2.52g 5%




of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 335kJ/80kkcal

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Chilli & lime pork burgers with courgette ‘fries’

Dig into thick, juicy burgers with all the trimmings, served with sticks of courgette in golden, crispy breadcrumbs SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 59p

● 500g pack Butcher’s

Selection Lean Pork Mince (typically less than 5% fat) ● 1 red chilli, finely chopped ● Zest and juice 1 lime ● 1tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce ● 1 egg, beaten with 1tbsp water ● 80g fresh breadcrumbs

● 2 courgettes, cut into


● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● 3tbsp light mayonnaise ● 4 Asda White Flour

Dusted Sliced Rolls, plus 2 blitzed into breadcrumbs ● 1 Little Gem lettuce, finely shredded ● 4 salad tomatoes, sliced

1 Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 2 Mix together the pork mince, chilli, lime zest and soy sauce until well combined. Shape into 4 burger patties and chill in the fridge on a plate. 3 Meanwhile, to make the ‘fries’, put the egg mixture and breadcrumbs into 2 separate, shallow bowls. Dip the courgette batons into the egg and then the breadcrumbs, turning to cover completely. Arrange the batons in a single layer on the baking trays. Drizzle

with 1tsp of the oil and cook for 20 mins until golden and crisp. 4 Heat the remaining oil in a nonstick frying pan over a medium setting and fry the burgers for 5-6 mins each side until cooked through. 5 Mix the mayonnaise with the lime juice. 6 Split and lightly toast the 4 rolls and fill with the shredded lettuce, tomatoes, a little of the lime mayo and the burgers. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 388g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

2,338kJ 20.2g 4.3g 559kcal Med Low











of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 602kJ/144kcal





There’s never been a better time to get your hands on a pack of Wall’s sausage rolls. 64 layers of delicious puff pastry, Wall’s unique seasoning and right now a RollBack price that makes them even tastier. Whether that’s for a day out or just keeping the kids happy at home. Selected stores. Subject to availability. *RollBack price starts 08/08/2019 – ends 28/08/2019


To keep the remaining flatbreads fresh for tomorrow’s meal, reseal the pack carefully, then toast shortly before serving


Sweet potato & spinach h curry with jewelled rice e

Like curry? You're sure to love thiss mildly spiced main dish, served on a bed of deliciously herby vegetable pilau rice SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.11

● 400g tin coconut milk ● 50g pot Asda Red Thai

Curry Paste

● 1 large sweet potato,

peeled and cut into bitesize chunks ● 2 carrots – 1 roughly chopped, 1 finely chopped ● 1½ red onions, cut into wedges ● 2 salad tomatoes – 1 quartered, 1 finely chopped ● 180g pack mild and tender baby spinach

● 1 x 250g pack Asda

Pilau Micro Rice ● ½ x 25g pack coriander, roughly chopped ● 1 lemon, zested and cut into wedges ● 1 green or red chilli, sliced ● 2 Asda Plain Folded Flatbreads, toasted 1 Put the the coconut milk and curry paste in a large pan with 100ml water and bring to the boil, stirring, until evenly combined.

Add the sweet potatoes, roughly chopped carrots and the red onions. Partially cover with a lid and simmer for 25-30 mins until the vegetables are tender. 2 Add the quartered tomatoes and the baby spinach to the pan, then cook for 5 mins until the spinach has wilted. 3 Meanwhile, cook the micro rice according to the pack instructions. Tip into a bowl and mix with the coriander, lemon zest,

finely chopped carrot and finely chopped tomato. 4 Top the curry with the sliced chilli and serve with the rice, lemon wedges and flatbreads. Energy

Each 432g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




1,771kJ 17.3g 423kcal Med



7.3g 14.7g 0.82g





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




Salmon & courgette kebabs

Succulent salmon skewered with tangy red onion and chunky courgette, served with a tropical fruit salsa SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.64

● 240g pack Asda Salmon

1 Preheat the grill on high. Soak 4 wooden or bamboo skewers in warm water. 2 Toss the salmon, onion wedges and courgettes in the oil, the juice and zest of ½ lime, ½ the coriander and ½ the chilli. Season with black pepper then thread onto the skewers. Put on a baking tray and grill for 2-3 mins each side until the salmon is cooked through. 3 Mix the remaining lime juice and zest, coriander and red chilli with the diced mango 44 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Now it’s your turn…

and chopped red onion. 4 Toast the flatbreads and arrange on a platter with the skewers, salsa and the lettuce to serve. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 262g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




1,370kJ 14.4g 328kcal Med



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of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 523kJ/125kcal

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Photographs: Jonathan Kennedy. Styling: Luis Peral. Food styling: Maud Eden

Fillets, skinned and cut into 3cm chunks ● 1 red onion, cut into wedges, plus ½ red onion, finely chopped ● 2 courgettes, cut into 2cm chunks ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1 lime, juice and zest ● ½ x 25g pack coriander, finely chopped ● 1 red chilli, finely chopped ● 1 large mango, diced ● ½ red onion, finely chopped ● 4 Asda Plain Folded Flatbreads ● 1 Little Gem lettuce, leaves separated


Melon, mint & cucumber cooler

Cantaloupe & prosciutto toast

Layered watermelon ice lollies

A slice of summer Naturally sweet and refreshingly juicy, our melons are just the thing to enjoy on a sunny day


Photograph: Getty Images

lices of ripe, chilled melon make a perfect snack for a summer’s day, and our Grower’s Selection melons are mouth-wateringly delicious. Naturally sweet and fat free, they also count towards your 5-a-day, making them the ideal choice if you’re looking for a healthier bite.

Grower’s Selection Watermelon, £2.50

Plus, our cantaloupe melons are a rich source of vitamin C. Enjoy our range of melons straight from the fridge, or use them to create refreshing dishes and drinks, such as the tasty ideas above. Find them in the produce aisle, in store and online.

Grower’s Selection Galia Melon, £1

To discover how deliciously versatile our melons can be, find these brilliant recipes and more at ASDA.GL/melon

Grower’s Selection Honeydew Melon, £1

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Grower’s Selection Cantaloupe Melon, £1


GAME ON! Fun activities for the kids

BRING ON THE BARBECUE Aloha Boyo grilled lamb kebabs

Summer sorted!

From barbecue treats and delicious veggie meals to holiday fun for the kids, we’ve got it covered…

MEAT-FREE MEALS Roast chickpea halloumi salad

SUPER COOL DRINKS Alcohol-free mocktails

FIND HUNDREDS OF IDEAS AT Follow us @ASDA on Instagram and Pinterest


Roast the perfect chicken

Food Editor Gregor McMaster shows you how to cook a crispy, golden whole bird that will wow the family at Sunday lunch

‘Getting the perfect combination of crispy golden skin and tender meat involves a little prep beforehand and attention while the chicken is in the oven, but it’s simple when you know how…’

1 Take an Extra Special Corn-Fed Norfolk Free Range Whole Chicken (typically 1.75kg) from the fridge 1 hr before cooking. Discard packaging, put in a roasting tin, pat dry inside and out with kitchen roll and set aside.

2 Allow the chicken to reach room temperature, then preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Brush the outside of the bird all over with 2tbsp rapeseed oil, then season with plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

3 Add 2 lemons, halved, 2 heads garlic, unpeeled and cut in half, and a few rosemary sprigs to the roasting tin. Separate a small bunch thyme into sprigs and sprinkle over the chicken. Put in the oven and roast for 20 mins.

4 Reduce the oven to 190C/170C Fan/ Gas 5. Roast for 50-60* mins, basting every 20 mins with juices from the tin, until cooked through. To ensure the meat is juicy and tender, rest loosely covered for 10 mins before carving.


Get the most from your roast

GO ALL IN WITH THE TIN ● Roast the chicken in a tin that’s close to it in size – it shouldn’t be too big. This will help to stop the juices evaporating as it cooks and help to retain flavour. FOR SUPER-SUCCULENT MEAT ● After resting and carving the bird, drizzle the meat with the juices from the tin so it’s extra-moist and tender. LEFTOVERS YOU’LL LOVE Try serving them with… ● Roast sweet potato chunks, cherry tomatoes and lemon, and a watercress salad (below) ● Griddled courgettes, rocket and a lemon dressing ● Roast butternut squash with a tahini drizzle, sprinkled with parsley and pomegranate ● Fresh herb tabbouleh and giant cous cous

*For different weight chickens, cooking times should be adjusted accordingly – roast for 20-25 mins per 500g, plus an extra 20 mins

Photographs: Stuart Ovenden. Styling: Sarah Birks. Food styling: Cate Dixon

The skill


‘Classic roast chicken is a brilliantly versatile dish for any aspiring chef to master’ ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK GOOD LIVING | 49



Miguel ’ s One Pound Meals

Sweet potato katsu curry

This vegan version of the Japanese classic teams crisp sweet potato fritters with a tangy soy and syrup-flavoured curry sauce SERVES 1 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 97p

To watch Miguel preparing a selection of his One Pound Meals, go to ASDA.GL/ miguelmeals

● 1 medium sweet potato,

cut into 4 x 1cm slices

● 50g basmati rice ● 1tsp curry powder ● 5tsp golden syrup ● 1tsp reduced-salt

soy sauce

● 1 spring onion, sliced

Portrait photograph: Jonathan Kennedy

lengthways STORE CUPBOARD ● Vegetable oil, for frying ● 100g self-raising flour ● 1tsp plain flour 1 Put the vegetable oil in a deep-fat fryer and preheat to 170C. 2 In a bowl, whisk the self-raising flour with 150ml water. Dip the sweet potato slices in the batter, then fry in the oil for 10 mins or until golden, crisp and cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on kitchen paper and keep warm.

3 Meanwhile, put the rice and 150ml water in a pan, bring to a simmer and cook over a medium heat for 10-12 mins until the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked. Remove from the heat and fluff up the rice with a fork. 4 For the curry sauce, put a frying pan over a medium heat and add the curry powder, syrup and plain flour. Mix to a paste, then stir in 100-200ml water,

*Price per serving shown does not include the cost of store-cupboard staples, listed as such in the ingredients

a little at a time, until you have the consistency you like. Stir in the soy sauce. 5 Serve the fritters with the curry sauce and rice, topped with the spring onion.


Each 415g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




2,570kJ 12.0g 614kcal Low



0.8g 38.6g 1.12g 4%




of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 619kJ/148kcal




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Briony BAKES

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The Bake Off star serves up an Arctic roll bursting with juicy summer fruits



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‘Cherries are often forgotten about when baking – but they are perfect for decorating’


Cherry Arctic roll SERVES 14 READY IN 1HR 30 MINS, PLUS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 36p ● 900ml pack Asda Really

Briony says: ‘There’s something so nostalgic about Arctic roll. At school, we would have fish and chips for lunch on Fridays, with a slice of Arctic roll for pud – and my nan used to make her own vanilla version for family parties. This is the first time I’ve ever made one myself, though I’ve made plenty of Swiss rolls, and it’s so fun and easy. It’s the perfect retro, summery dessert for whipping out after a barbecue. Ice cream? Check. Sponge? Check. Jam and fruit? Check. What more could you want? Give it a go at home yourself!’

Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream ● 150g Asda Frozen for Freshness Morello Cherries ● 3 large eggs ● 120g caster sugar ● ½tsp vanilla extract ● 100g self-raising flour ● 8tbsp Extra Special Morello Cherry Conserve ● 100g white chocolate ● 100g fresh cherries ● 70g strawberries, halved 1 Take the ice cream from the freezer. Set aside for 10 mins to soften, then mix with the frozen cherries in a bowl. Scoop onto a sheet of baking paper and shape into a cylinder 32cm long. Put in the freezer to firm.

2 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a 32cm x 22cm Swiss roll tin with nonstick baking paper. 3 Whisk together the eggs, 100g of the sugar and the vanilla until doubled in size. Sift over the flour and gently fold through until combined. Pour into the prepared tin, then bake for 12-15 mins until golden brown. 4 Put down a fresh sheet of baking paper and sprinkle over the remaining caster sugar. Tip out the sponge and peel off the original paper. Roll up the sponge lengthways, with the paper inside. Allow to cool. 5 Unroll the sponge and spread with ½ the cherry conserve. Unwrap the ice


cream and lay it along one long side of the sponge. Roll up the cake around the ice cream. Discard the paper, wrap the roll in clingfilm and pop it in the freezer for 20 mins. 6 Meanwhile, line another tray with baking paper. Melt the white chocolate and dip each fresh cherry to cover the base. Put onto the tray and chill until set. 7 Unwrap the Arctic roll, discarding the clingfilm. Put onto a cake board with the ‘join’ on the bottom. 8 Stir 2tsp boiling water into the remaining conserve; drizzle over the cake with a spoon. Decorate with the chocolate cherries and strawberry halves to serve. Energy

Each 91g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




594kJ 5.1g 142kcal Med



2.8g 12.9g 0.16g 14%




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

Easy does it – Briony shares tips and techniques to get a perfect result every time.

BRIONY’'S TOP TIPS Roll with it ‘Don’t worry if your ice cream roll is shorter than your sponge – after you’ve rolled it all together, you can always trim the ends to neaten it up.’ Topping tip ‘Need a quick topping to decorate a cake or bake? Reach for the jam! Chances are you’ve got a jar in the fridge and with a splash of boiling water, it will be the perfect consistency for drizzling.’



Roll up your sponge lengthways while it’s Unroll the sponge, spread with jam, then warm, to shape it and avoid cracking later. lay the ice cream along one long side.

3 Gently roll up the sponge around the ice cream until the edges meet.

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With uniform basics covered, from three to 18 years, George has budding high fliers sorted from the start. With styles to suit all tastes and requirements, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll shine from top to toe.

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IS FOR... GINGHAM Make school mornings fuss-free with easy-to-wear, easy-care gingham dresses and playsuits. There’s a range of styles to choose from, including shift dresses and sporty looks. Plus, all these options are available in red, blue, green, yellow, lilac and navy. Take your pick! Dress, 4-14yrs, from £4

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Take the faff out of packed lunches with these colourful lunchbags – they have wipe-clean surfaces, plenty of space for sarnies and a clever gel pad to keep food cool. (Find matching water bottles on p66.) Monsters slime lunchbag, £7


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Quality products at great prices – that’s the mark of our school uniform. Our pocket-friendly buys include polo shirts, from £2.50 (2-pack) and shoes, from £5.





Keep kids hydrated with these brilliantly bright water bottles. With a handy flip-top straw and quirky monster and mermaid designs, they’re (almost) too cool for school. Monsters and Mermaids slime bottles, £3 each



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Kick-start their bright future with great stationery. Say ‘yes please’ to all the revision aids your mini genius could need and inspire them to get stuck into studying with practical pens, lined writing pads and dividers, a maths set, calculator and more.



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BEHIND THE SCENES The making of...

back to school

As George celebrates its 30th year as t h e g o - t o b r a n d f o r s c h o o l w e a r, w e g e t a sneak peek at its new TV ad, coming soon to a screen near you…


ntire worlds are built in the playground through the power of imagination. And George’s new Back To School TV advert – created to show off the qu uality, sm mart design and d durab bility of George school un niform – helps children do ju ust thatt. The ground-brea aking ad dvert evolved from an insp piring 68 | GOOD LIVING

collaboration between the people who make the clothes and the kids who wear them – with fabulous results! So how did it work? First, George’s Class of 2019 were asked to share their favourite play yground game. The answ wer was unanimous – tag! Then they were tasked with drawing the imaginary monsters they believed were

chasing them. Their designs were brought to life by CGI and used in the final version of the ad you see on screen. Importantly, it’s not just their imaginations that kids develop when masterminding make-believe monsters. Did you know that play helps enhance resilience as well as emotional and social skills? It’s just one reason why Asda colleagues and customers are raising money to help more than 20,000 disadvantaged children in the UK develop vital skills through play – all while having fun.


DRAWING INSPIRATION From young imaginations do big monsters spring! These cheeky chappies (left) are the result of George’s little helpers putting pen to paper. The makers of the new advert took features from each child’s drawing to create the comical multi-eyed CGI creature you see in the final edit (below).


AND THERE’S MORE… It’s the question we all love to ask our kids – what do you want to be when you grow up? This clever new Back to School campaign from George gives us the children’s answers in shadow form. From astronauts to superheroes (complete with flowing capes), each shadow highlights the power of their imaginations – and the shape of the futures awaiting them!

Play allows childre en to experience learn ning in a meaning gful an nd purposeful way, all while stimulating their imagination and na atural curiosity. This is wh hy, together with BBC Children in Need, George is championing the power of play. ‘Since 1999, Geo orge at Asda has been in partnership with BBC Children in Need, raising £23 million to help disadvan ntaged For a fun range childre en of BBC Children and young in Need Pudsey peop ple,’ says products, go to Clairre Hoyle, or Commercial pick them up in Direcctor of store from BBC Children October in Need. ‘And we’re hopin ng this year’s fundraising will be the best yet!’

‘Play is proven to build stronger kids ready to face the rapidly shifting challenges of the modern world’

Claire Hoyle, BBC Children in Need


Lunchbox maths It takes just a few simple ingredients to create perfectly portable dishes to perk up packed lunches for the whole family

Chicken rainbow pasta salad Stir together chopped peppers, sweet chilli chicken breast slices, cold cooked farfalle pasta, and garlic and herb light soft cheese.


Photographs: Toby Scott. Styling: Sarah Birks. Food styling: Lorna Brash

Strawberry yogurt with apple crisps

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Sprinkle thinly sliced apples with cinnamon, bake on a low heat until crisp, then cool. Spoon low-fat strawberry yogurt into a lidded tub and stir in chopped strawberries. Serve with the apple crisps and strawberries for dipping.

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Healtlth Jump for Joe!

The Body Coach Joe Wicks is on a mission – to get kids all over the country moving and ready for the challenges of a new school year. Here’s how you and your family can join in the fun… GOOD LIVING | 73


he younger a child is when you introduce them to exercise, the better, according to fitness phenomenon Joe Wicks. ‘I recently went on a tour of UK schools to encourage pupils to get moving more, and I saw again and again why exercise for kids is such a powerful thing,’ says The Body Coach. ‘Children who do regular daily exercise have been shown to have a better attention span, are more focused on learning and are often a lot happier. There are so many easy ways you can help your kids to become more active – without you having to be a pro with a kettlebell!’ The ideas outlined here make it simple to get going today – so get those trainers at the ready…


BE A ROLE MODEL Children learn from what they see, so if you don’t do any exercise, it won’t be on their radar. Set a good example by getting motivated yourself, then make it a fun thing that you can do together. ‘You need to stop thinking that exercise is a scary activity that only happens in a gym,’ says Joe. ‘There is now so much information online, you could look for a simple workout or yoga stretches on YouTube that you and the kids can do together in your lounge. Or it could be as simple as putting on your favourite pop song and dancing in the kitchen. We need to move as much as possible around our kids, so they think it’s a normal, fun thing to do.’


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Joe shows schoolkids just how fun exercise can be…


PLAY fun gameS A game like Simon Says, where kids follow fun instructions to do certain ‘If your movements, kids see you enjoying exercise, join them for a kickabout. can be a great they’ll want to be But it’s just as important way to get part of it – and to tap into what you love, children to do it’s something too. ‘Cycling is my thing,’ a quick HIIT you can do says Joe. ‘So I’ve got my (high-intensity together’ daughter, Indie, a little bike interval training) seat so I can take her out with workout without me on my bike, even though she’s them even knowing. only a year old. If she’s part of ‘When I visited the schools, I did something I love, she’ll know that it’s something similar and the kids an activity we can do together – and didn’t realise they were doing hopefully she’ll want to go cycling exercise,’ says Joe. ‘They just thought with me when she’s older.’ they were playing a great game that


Joe's tips for exercise with kids

● Stay hydrated. If you’re heading out, don’t forget a refillable bottle of water to make sure everyone keeps up their fluid intake. ● Avoid using weights in kids’ workouts. Instead, youngsters can simply use their body weight in exercises such as squats to help build strength and fitness. ● Walk more! Walking is one of the best exercises because it’s low impact and free, and also works the whole body.

happened to involve star jumps and running on the spot. I had children from three to 16 doing the same workout, so it’s good for all ages. Keep the instructions simple and fun and everyone is going to come away feeling good.’


chemicals], but getting outside and surrounding yourself with nature can elevate those feelings even more,’ explains Joe. ‘We can sometimes be so removed from nature that we forget how good it makes us feel. When you go outdoors, you’re exposing your senses to the elements, which takes exercise to another level, so kick a ball about in the garden or play a game of tag in the park.’

CHOOSE YOUR WORDS Movement and exercise for kids should be about how it makes them feel rather than how it makes them look. ‘I don’t talk about body image or body weight with kids,’ REFUEL RIGHT explains Joe. ‘Instead, I focus A good diet goes hand in hand on trying to get them to with exercise, so don’t forget to make the connection between encourage kids to refuel in exercise and having more the right way. ‘The food energy, plus how it can we put into our bodies ‘Eating help lift their mood. can affect our mood,’ healthily When you talk to kids explains Joe. ‘Eating can give us a more positive about exercise, don’t healthily can give outlook – and mention burning us a much more it goes hand calories or weight positive outlook in hand with loss. Instead, explain and mindset for exercise’ that if they do it, they’ll the whole day, and feel so much better it also works in tandem afterwards. Use positive with exercise – which is phrases such as, “This will help important for kids to learn. Giving a you to have a great day and child a piece of fruit after exercise is make you feel happier”.’ a great way to get them to refuel, but remember that the odd treat isn’t a GET OUTDOORS bad thing after a really active day. It’s usually easier to get outside It’s all about balance, after all.’ in the summer months than it is in the winter, so make the most of it Tune in to Joe’s YouTube channel, when you can. ‘Exercising indoors The Body Coach TV, for short is fine, and you’ll still release workouts that parents and kids endorphins [those feel-good brain can do at home.

Courgette lollipops with mustard-lemon dressing

Sticky harissa aubergine steaks with bejewelled couscous

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Soy-glazed mushroom burgers with guac

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A change for the better We meet three children with very different dietary challenges â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and ask the queen of kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cooking, Annabel Karmel, to help them and their families to make healthy changes

AIRON, 12, and his mum Heather are from Swansea. Airon has a sweet tooth and has struggled with his weight for years.

TIANA, four, and her mum Donia are from Essex. Tiana has always been a fussy eater and refuses to try new foods. 78 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK



Faced with a fussy son of her own, in 1991 Annabel Karmel began devising homemade recipes, compiling them into a book, New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner. She has since become a household name, selling more than 6 million copies of her first book, launching a successful product range of organic baby purées and toddler meals nationwide and devising children’s menus for hotels and restaurants around the world.


or any parent, managing their child’s diet can be a real minefield. There’s so much information to sift through, including conflicting advice about what kids should eat and when. Factor in dealing with super-fussy eaters, overeating, snacking or even food allergies, and it can be tricky to know if you are doing the right thing. Luckily, with a career spanning 25 years, there’s nothing that Annabel Karmel – one of the UK’s leading authorities on cooking for kids – hasn’t seen. From food intolerances to portion sizes, she knows pretty much everything about what children should be

eating – and the best ways to get them to try it. ‘Cooking for a family needs to be fairly quick and easy,’ she says. ‘Plus, a dish has to be a crowd-pleaser – I think too many of us are running “kitchen cafés” at home, preparing multiple meals for different children. I don’t believe in this – you have to find recipes that everyone will eat, and that means tapping into what children find appealing.’ She says that one big mistake many parents make is thinking they can only give stereotypical children’s food to their kids. ‘Actually, kids love variety,’ she says. ‘They will enjoy dishes with lots of flavour, such as butter chicken curry and teriyaki salmon.’ With this in mind, we introduced Annabel to three children, each with a different dietary challenge, for her take on how their parents can introduce more healthy variety into their everyday meals. Read on for Annabel’s expert advice, plus delicious family recipes…

WILLIAM, seven, and his mum Stephanie are from Cardiff. William has an extreme allergy to flax seed, peanuts, tree nuts, mustard and sesame.



THE CHALLENGE ‘Tiana has always been a fussy eater – she won’t try anything new’ Tiana only eats a handful of different foods and mum Donia feels she has run out of options. Donia says: ‘Tiana has always been incredibly fussy; as a baby, she was very difficult to wean. She gets fixated on the same foods – plain pasta or rice, chicken breasts, broccoli and mackerel – and will just eat those over and over again. If I encourage her to try something new, she looks at the plate and says, “That looks disgusting”. ‘I’ve tried every trick in the book and she still won’t budge. It’s got to the point where I’ll just ask what she wants because whatever I choose to cook, she won’t eat. She hates chips, bread, potatoes, fish, cereal, anything with sauce on and any vegetable that isn’t broccoli. I just don’t know what to do for her any more – I’m at my wits’ end.’ 80 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

‘Tiana drinks a lot of milk, which could be filling her up, so cutting that out might be a good start,’ explains Annabel. ‘If she doesn’t like chips, try sweet potatoes in meals. You can spiralise them and serve instead of pasta, try them as wedges or make them into “potato waffles”. Giving a dish child appeal – finger food is always popular! – is another way to help a child to enjoy eating. A reward chart could encourage Tiana to try some new foods. Get her involved in cooking them, too, as she may be more willing to taste something she’s helped to make.’


Donia says: ‘We’ve really made progress with Tiana over the past fortnight. Cutting down on milk has increased her appetite and she gave the meatball and spiralised sweet potato recipe (right) a try, which was a really big step for her. Thinking about how I present the food so that it looks appealing to Tiana, or is easy for her to eat with her hands, has also really helped. Getting her into cooking has been a good idea, too – she even ate a slice of bread that we had baked together.’

‘You can batch-cook these meatballs and freeze some for another day’

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Mini beef & vegetable meatballs with sweet potato curls

Annabel says: ‘Meatballs are a great way to ‘hide’ veg that kids don’t want to eat. They are fun to eat with fingers, too, which children love.’

Two of your 5-a-day


● 250g butternut squash,

peeled and cubed ● 1 red onion, sliced ● 1 small red pepper, deseeded and diced ● 2tbsp sunflower oil ● 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled ● 30g fresh breadcrumbs ● 250g lean minced beef ● 2tsp thyme leaves

1 Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. 2 Put the squash, onion, red pepper and 1tbsp of the oil onto a baking tray. Toss to coat, then roast for 25 mins. Leave to cool. 3 Leave the oven on. Line a large baking tray with nonstick baking paper. 4 Put the sweet potatoes through a spiralizer to make

long curls. Arrange on the lined baking tray; drizzle over the rest of the oil. Roast for 20-25 mins, stirring halfway through, until golden and crisp. 5 Meanwhile, whizz the cooled roasted veg with the breadcrumbs, mince and thyme in a food processor until finely chopped. Shape into 24 meatballs and return to the baking tray. 6 Reduce the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Bake the meatballs for 15 mins or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve immediately with the sweet potato curls. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 300g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




1,293kJ 8.7g 309kcal Low




11.7g 0.36g





of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 431kJ/103kcal


hatever their dietary needs, kids will love these ice lollies packed with fruit and veg – perfect for dessert or a snack.

Low in fat

Beetroot & berry lollies

Annabel says: ‘Another fun way to get kids eating fruit and veg!’ MAKES 6 LOLLIES READY IN 15 MINS, PLUS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 22p

● 50g cooked beetroot,


● 100g strawberries,

Annabel’s top tips for No-fuss eating ● ‘Don’t react. If your ● ‘Time it properly. little one is refusing to Children are often eat, don’t give their hungry after school, fussiness any attention so this is a good time – just let them go and to try out new foods.’ play. A hungry child is ● ‘Put foods together. a much less fussy child!’ If your child is obsessed ● ‘Mix it up. Feeding with one type of food, a child the same foods try combining it with all the time may just something they don’t encourage them to be like or haven’t tried, such fussy – and it’s boring, as adding green veg to too. We all need variety.’ a cheesy pasta dish.’

hulled and chopped

● 50g raspberries ● 100ml apple juice ● Extra fruit (optional),

to serve

1 Whizz all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into 6 small ice lolly moulds. Put in the freezer for 4-6 hrs or until solid. 2 Serve with extra fresh fruit, if you like. Each 50g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




Energy 82kJ 20kcal



3.6g 0.02g








of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 163kJ/39kcal



A source of protein


THE CHALLENGE ‘We’ve got into bad eating habits, and snacking is our downfall’ Mum Heather feels responsible for her son Airon’s bad eating habits. She says: ‘Airon

has picked up his overeating from me. I’ve struggled with my weight from the age of four, and I can see those habits have been passed on to him. He’s overweight and feels self-conscious about it. I do feel responsible – after all, I do most of the food shopping and cooking – but it can be difficult. Many ready meals have four servings, but the three of us will end up eating it all. ‘Snacking is one of our big downfalls and, like me, Airon has a sweet tooth. My parents never cooked, so it isn’t a skill they passed down to me, but I’m trying to learn now so I can make us healthier family meals from scratch.’

‘To overhaul your child’s diet, you need to do it as a family,’ explains Annabel. ‘Start with a healthier approach to cooking – steaming and grilling foods instead of frying them, or why not make your own chicken nuggets at home? ‘If snacking is an issue, make sure you have something to hand when they come in from school. A selection of cut-up fruit works well (children will often walk straight past a fruit bowl) and handy packets of ready-sliced fruit are brilliant for lunchboxes, too.’


Heather says: ‘Chatting to Annabel was so helpful. It made me realise that I had just been serving the same meals and so wasn’t making it interesting for Airon or encouraging him to eat new things. I was surprised that he loved the salmon recipe (right) – we’ll definitely make it again! ‘Now that I’ve started cutting up the fruit for his lunchbox, he’s actually started eating it. Plus, after cooking this salad, I feel a bit more confident that I can follow a simple recipe and know that it’s going to be good for Airon.’

Giant cous cous salad with salmon & rainbow veggies

Annabel says: ‘This so-simple recipe is a delicious mix of crunchy veg and flaky salmon, and the maple syrup dressing is a winner.’ SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.59

● 125g Good & Balanced

Giant Wholemeal Cous Cous ● 100g Frozen for Freshness Edamame Soya Beans ● 180g Asda Steamed Salmon Fillets, flaked ● 1 carrot, diced ● 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely diced ● 4 spring onions, sliced ● 198g tin sweetcorn, drained ● 3tbsp olive oil ● 1tbsp rice vinegar ● 1tsp balsamic vinegar ● 2tsp maple syrup

1 Cook the cous cous and edamame beans separately, according to the pack instructions. Allow to cool. 2 Mix together the cous cous, salmon and all the vegetables in a large bowl. 3 For the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, both vinegars and maple syrup in a small bowl. Pour over the salad, toss, then serve. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 278g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




1,733kJ 19.2g 414kcal Med




10.3g 0.42g





of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 623kJ/149kcal



THE CHALLENGE ‘Food shopping for us means spending ages checking labels for allergy warnings’ Mum Stephanie has found that it’s becoming more difficult to buy food that son William is able to eat.

Stephanie says: ‘We had no idea William was allergic to anything until he went into anaphylactic shock, aged three, after drinking a smoothie with flax seed in it. Tests then showed he’s also allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, mustard and sesame. Following all the recent allergy awareness stories in the news, shopping for food is actually getting harder, as the “may contain” lists on everyday products seem to get longer. ‘William is an amazing little boy and he doesn’t let his allergies get to him, but they have definitely changed our lives as a family. We rarely eat out at restaurants – we’ve actually been refused service before – and eating at home means making a lot of meals from scratch. I definitely need some new ideas!’ 84 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

‘Allergies like William’s can mean it’s especially difficult to enjoy Indian or Chinese dishes,’ says Annabel. ‘That’s why I wanted to give a recipe for a dish that he probably wouldn’t be able to order if he was having dinner in a restaurant. It’s also a great family meal, too. ‘For sweet treats, Stephanie could make her own granola bars at home and simply swap out any nuts and sesame seeds for oats or pumpkin seeds. William can have fun and learn a few cooking skills helping her to make them, too.’


Stephanie says: ‘Annabel’s butter chicken recipe (right) is our new favourite family dish – and just being able to all eat the same meal together has made such a difference. But the biggest change has been the improvement I’ve seen in William’s confidence – he’s so much more optimistic about dealing with his allergies now. After speaking to Annabel, he has a sense that he will be able to eat many more dishes as long as we make the right food swaps when we prepare them.’

Butter chicken with yellow rice

Annabel says: ‘This delicious chicken curry is free from nuts, mustard and sesame – and it will go down a treat with the whole family.’ SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 98p

● 15g unsalted butter ● 1 large onion, chopped ● 2cm piece root ginger,

peeled and grated

● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 1tsp Asda Garam Masala

Spice Blend

● 1tsp ground cumin ● 1tsp ground coriander ● 1tsp smoked paprika ● 2tbsp tomato purée ● 1 Oxo Reduced Salt

Chicken Stock Cube made up to 200ml ● 2 skinless chicken breasts, diced ● 1tbsp Extra Special Mango, Apple and Ginger Chutney ● ¼tsp turmeric ● 200g basmati rice ● 6tbsp full-fat Greek yogurt ● 1 spring onion, sliced, to garnish (optional)

1 For the curry, melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and fry for 3-4 mins until softened but not browned, then add the ginger, garlic and spices. Cook for 30 secs, then add the tomato purée and chicken stock. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 mins. 2 Season the chicken with ground black pepper, add to the curry sauce with the mango chutney and simmer for 15-18 mins until cooked through. 3 For the yellow rice, put the turmeric in a pan of boiling water. Add the basmati rice and stir, then reduce the heat and simmer for 12-15 mins until the rice is just tender. Drain and leave to steam in the sieve, covered, for 5 mins. 4 Stir the Greek yogurt into the chicken curry just before serving and serve with the yellow rice, garnished with the spring onion, if using. Energy

Each 335g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars




1,430kJ 5.7g 342kcal Low




6.0g 0.64g





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

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Low in saturated fat

Styyle THE BEAUTY edit B e s t b u y s to s e e yo u t h ro u g h t h e r e s t o f s u m m e r a n d b eyo n d


rom gentle cleansing and haircare saviours to long-lasting make-up, this carefully selected haul of essentials – all available in store – covers all your beauty needs. Here’s what our experts have to say…



Eve Cameron Good Housekeeping’s beauty director has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. Eve is committed to seeking out effective beauty products that will stand the test of time.

‘A winning formula’


Gentle but powerful, this cleanser removes make-up and daily grime, with no rinsing required. It’s dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin types, even sensitive faces. Eve says: ‘Removes make-up and daily grime easily. It’s good value and a winning formula for sensitive complexions.’ Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, £5 (700ml; 71p/100ml)

THE CLEANSER Formulated for all skin types, including sensitive, this cleanser is blended with a natural exfoliator and vitamins B5 and E to help remove pollution, dirt and excess oil and reveal a glowing complexion. Fatima says: ‘A great choice if you prefer to wash and rinse for a deep cleanse.’ nspa Beauty Rituals Daily Defence Micro Derma Cleanser Anti-Pollution, was £4, now £3* (125ml; £2.40/100ml)

Fatima Truscott A former fashion and beauty editor, mum-oftwo Fatima now runs award-winning blog The FT Times (@the_ft_ times). She loves no-fuss beauty buys that work as hard as she does.


Gabrielle Dyer The go-to girl for spotting a new trend, Gabrielle is a digital senior beauty writer at Cosmopolitan. She breaks beauty stories and tests products at


From sensitive skin experts Simple, this is ideal if you need a richer boost of hydration. It helps to keep skin replenished for up to 12 hours. Gabrielle says: ‘This moisturiser is super-hydrating, without being heavy or clogging pores. It kept my skin feeling ‘Hydrates soft and smooth all day.’ instantly Simple Kind to Skin with a light, Replenishing Rich non-greasy Moisturiser, £2.95** finish’ (125ml; £2.36/100ml)

THE BODY LOTION For dry skin – clinically proven to moisturise for 24 hours. Eve says: ‘Don’t neglect your body! The colloidal oatmeal in this lotion is a soothing hero.’ Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Lotion, was £5, now £3.75† (200ml; £1.88/ 100ml)

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Getting a golden, natural-looking tan at home is easy with this mousse – the washoff guide colour shows you where you’ve applied it, to help avoid a streaky finish. Fatima says: ‘Orange hands a giveaway? Use a synthetic make-up brush to buff a little of the mousse onto the backs of your hands and feet for seamless coverage.’ St. Moriz Self Tanning Mousse in Medium or Dark, was £5, now £4 (200ml; £2/100ml)

Made with pure aloe juice and enriched with coconut water and rich coconut oil, plus shea butter and macadamia oil, this ultra-moisturising mask helps to soften, quench and revive dry and damaged hair. Eve says: ‘For the best results, use once a week in place of your usual conditioner.’ Maui Moisture Revive & Hydrate Shea Butter Hair Mask, was £9, now £6‡ (340g; £1.76/100g)

THE SPONGE Fatima says: ‘A beauty sponge is like having two brushe es in one. Use the pointy end to apply foun ndation or concealer to specific areas of your fa ace, then blend by gently tapping with the e rounded end for a flawless finish.’ L.A.B2 Blend Right In Sponge Applicator, wass £5 now £4†

THE PRIMER Primer helps to even out your skin tone and minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines. It also mattifies without drying, gives skin a smooth, silky-soft texture, and can be worn alone or applied before foundation. Eve says: ‘For me, primer is a must if you’re going to be wearing make-up all day. It provides a layer of moisture and creates a more even canvas.’ Rimmel Lasting Finish Makeup Primer, was £6.95, now £5†† (30ml; £16.67/100ml)

THE FOUNDATION In it for the long haul? This full-coverage base has a lightweight feel. Thanks to the ultra-stretchable gel formula, a little goes a long way, and it stays put for up to 24 hours. Gabrielle says: ‘I’m all for foundation that’s like your skin, just way better! It has a weightless feel and gives your base a dewy, seamless finish, without the cake.’ L’Oréal Paris Infaillible 24h Fresh Wear Foundation, was £10.95, now £7.95‡‡ (30ml; £26.50/100ml)

THE BROW PENCIL Fatima says: ‘Make the most of your brow w penccil’s brush. Use it to sweep the hairs upw wards, so you can see the natural shape of your brow beffore filling in any gaps, then brush throug gh afte er applying the pencil to even out the co olour.’ Rim mmel London Professional Eyebrow Pe encil in Da ark Brown, was £2.95, now £2.50§

‘Your skin, just way better!’



‘Just add the glitter and go glam’

THE MASCARA Achieve a wide-eyed, fluttery effect with this classic black mascara. The brush coats every lash and curls them for a volume-boosted look. Gabrielle says: ‘This is an amazing formula for the price! Easy to apply.’ George Big Flirt Volumising Mascara, £3.50**

THE EYE PALETTE Looking fo or eye colours to take you from m day into night? George has you u sorted with this co ompact selection. Eve says: ‘Rivalling many pricier palettes with its smartly edited range of cream, shimmer and matte textures, this will see you through work and play for months to come. The glitter makes for an on-trend eyeshadow topper.’ George Glam Eyes 7 Shade Eye Palette in Amethyst, was £5, now £4*


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THE MATTE LIP Your search for a new favourite lipstick may be over – this delivers moisture as well as an on-trend matte finish, and the muted pink shade will suit most skin tones. Fatima says: ‘Highly pigmented and, for a matte, this is super-hydrating, which means lips don’t end up looking chalky and dry.’ George Matte Lipstick in Blossom, was £4, now £3†† 90 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Glide on this two-step lip colour for a gorgeous pout that lasts up to a day. Eve says: ‘The balm hydrates while the liquid stays put all day. The busy woman’s lip colour – swipe it on and forget about it!’ Maybelline Superstay 24HR Lipstick in Rose Dust, £9.99†

THE NAIL POLISH Formu ulated for high shine and hard-wearing colour, this polish is a great choice for DIY manicures. The brush fans out as you sweep on the polish, helping to make appliication easier. Gabrielle says: ‘It only took two coa ats to build up the colour an nd it has a glossy, gel-like finiish. My nails stayed chip free, even n after a week.’ George Gel Effectt Nail Polish in Dusk, £3‡

‘A gorgeous burnt rose shade’

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James Patterson Books




JAMES PATTERSON *Registered Charity No. 1116260. Terms and Conditions: • On the purchase of every James Patterson book included in the promotion through ASDA (instore or ordered online and delivered between 16th May 2019 until 31st December 2019) Penguin Random House UK will be donating a new Penguin Random House book of its choice to the National Literacy Trust. • Subject to availability. Available in selected stores • This promotion is exclusive to ASDA. • The promotion will be running from 16th May 2019 until 31st December 2019 inclusive. • All books will be donated to the National Literacy Trust (Registered charity number: 1116260) before the end of February 2020. • Penguin Random House registered address: Penguin Random House UK, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 2SA

With the purchase of James Patterson books, Penguin will donate a book to the National Literacy Trust*

Clear to see When you buy glasses at Asda Opticians, the price you see is what you’ll pay


hoosing new glasses is a big decision, so it’s good to know what you’ll get for your money. At Asda Opticians, the price for your frames includes everything you need for your prescription, even varifocal lenses. Plus, if you buy a second pair from our £80 or £110 ranges, you’ll save £40! You could even make your second pair prescription sunglasses. The price you see really is the price you’ll pay.

Select your frames 2 for

2 for



45 each



80 each




110 each

This price includes… Frames and lenses Varifocal lenses* Thinner lenses* Tints and sunglasses Anti-reflective coating Scratch-resistant coating

Our prices include: frames, single-vision or digital varifocal lenses (if required for your prescription), thinner lenses (if required for your prescription), tinted lenses (if chosen) and anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings. Available in stores with an Asda Opticians. We accept prescriptions from other Opticians. Subject to availability. Certain lens brands are excluded; speak to an Optical Colleague for further details. Brands and frames subject to availability. The ‘2 for’ price is based on two pairs of glasses from the same price range being purchased together for the same customer. Asda Opticians accept prescriptions from other opticians. Available in stores with an Asda Opticians. Brands and frames subject to availability. For full details, terms and conditions, please speak to an Optical Colleague in store. The price doesn’t include an eye test, which costs £19 at Asda Opticians but is free for those entitled under the NHS with an NHS voucher. *If required for your prescription




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Cloud nightlight, £6 each


It’s a place to dream and plan adventures! Interiors expert Rachel Southern shares her secrets for turning your child’s room into a cosy, creative space… Mum-of-two Rachel Southern is the homes and gardens blogger behind The Ordinary Lovely and Into the Potting

Shed. With two cheeky boys aged eight and six, she knows a thing or two about making a child’s bedroom work for them.

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


Grey Star toddler duvet set, £9



Pom poms s cute, fluffy & snuggly

Ramp up the snug-factor with these fun cushions, for extra texture and comfort. A matching throw on the bed creates a stylish layering effect, and adds warmth when it’s chilly. Selected items* are made using recycled plastic bottles!

Pink Cloud single duvet set, £10 Pom pom knit cushion in Pink, £10

and so to bed…

a pouffe to perch on ‘Create a reading corner for a bookworm, with a comfy pouffe as the centrepiece – just perfect for lounging on or against. Pop it next to their bookshelf and use clever lighting to make it a cosy book nook.’ 96 | GEORGE.COM

‘Transform a place to play into a room to relax in with cute cushions and tactile thrrows. Keep it a clutterr-free zone wiith savvy y storage’ Knitted pouffe in Charcoal, £39


‘Twinkling stars or fluffy clouds? Why not have both, with these gorgeous duvet sets!’ says Rachel. ‘Let your little troops express their personality by allowing them to choose their own bedding. If you’re not planning to decorate the entire room, it’s easy and affordable to transform its look with a new duvet cover and matching pillowcases.’

Sausage dog cushion**, £6

add a little character Cushions are a great – and inexpensive – way to add colour and character to kids’ rooms,’ says Rachel. ‘They’re also brilliant for quickly transforming a plain bed into a stylish sofa when friends come over to play.’

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Pom pom knit throw in Pink and Yellow, £20 each

lift it with a lamp

Ceiling light shade in Grey Star, Pink and Blue, £6 each

‘Use clever lighting to crea ate a bright, light spa ace that’s perfect for play, or a softly lit hav ven when it’s time to wind down,’ says Rachel. ‘Choose a pra actical but pretty lam mpshade for the perffect finishing touch.’

‘Children love to curl up with a book in a cosy corner. Make sure the space is bright and inviting, with a soft place to sit and a light to read by’

storage Faux fur heart cushion in Lilac, £5

Underbed 32L storage box** in Lilac, £4

boxes for bits & bobs ‘The key to a tidy room is good storage – and plenty of it. Stylish storage cubes look great on shelves or tucked into a corner. For larger toys and games, try boxes that slide out of sight under their bed.’

Storage boxes in Grey Star and Blue Chevron, £5 (2-pack)




‘I’D LOVE Elton John TO COME TO my dinner party’

What dish reminds you of childhood? A roast dinner. Mum would do a roast once or twice a week when we were little, usually chicken or lamb. I love roast potatoes! You can’t beat them. Who cooks at home? I really enjoy cooking. Sometimes I’m busy and get home late, but I try to prep stuff in the week. We eat chicken casserole all year round and I make a shepherd’s pie-style dish, too – without the potato top but with spinach, peas, carrots and broccoli in it. The kids love it with a bit of cheese on top. Are Nelly and Arthur fussy eaters? Not at all! When we were in Valencia, they were eating clams, anchovies and calamari – all the adults were amazed! Growing up, Mum and Dad always encouraged us to try everything and it’s pretty much the same with my kids. What’s your signature dish? Spaghetti Bolognese. I make a tomato and chilli sauce, with carrots, onions, celery, beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, red wine, garlic and tomato purée, then I simmer it for hours.

I once made gnocchi – it was like seafood floating in wine

Any kitchen disasters? Once, I tried to do seafood gnocchi from scratch, which took me ages. It had white wine in the sauce and it just tasted like seafood floating in white wine! Greg and I had a couple of mouthfuls and then we were like, ‘Hmm, shall we leave that one?’ Do the kids help out in the kitchen? Yes, Nelly really wants to be involved.

Recently, she was like, ‘I really want a jacket potato with tuna and cheese’ and she got her little stool to stand on, ready to help me make it. We also bake cakes and cookies and she loves decorating them all – and eating the icing as she goes, of course! Who’s the best cook in the family? My Nanny Liz. She’s one of those nans who’s always in the kitchen. She makes cakes, sausage rolls, pork pies... all the good stuff! It’s her and my granddad’s thing – they love their food. How do you stay in shape? Just before Greg and I got married in March, I got a personal trainer to help me out and keep me motivated – and I’ve kept it up. I do weight training with some cardio. If I can’t find the time, I just try to eat a bit healthier. Ultimate dinner party guests? Elton John – I watched Rocketman and there was so much in that film about his life that I never even knew, so I feel like he’s very interesting. And Kris Jenner – she’d be really good. And your ultimate comfort food? I love a cheese and ham toastie. Billie’s range of summer clothes for babies aged 0-24mths is available now, exclusively from George



‘Offal – Mum used to cook it when we were little, but I hate the texture.’ 98 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK


‘Chinese takeaway – chicken chow mein, satay, prawn toasts, duck spring rolls…’


‘Tapas is my favourite food. Prawns pil pil with garlic and chilli is delicious.’

Interview: Harriette Casey. Photographs: Getty Images

Reality TV star Billie Faiers, 29, lives in Essex with her husband Greg Shepherd, 34, and their children Nelly, five, and Arthur, two.

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