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Photograph: Jonathan Kennedy. Styling: Hannah Wilkinson. Food styling: Matthew Ford

WE ELC COM ME There’s no ne eed for an elaborate hunt for the best products or easiest solutions to make your Eaaster eggstra speccial this year – we’ve done all the hard work for you. By working closely with our producers and developers, we’re bringing you everything you need to celebrate Easter your way. Our Easterr Guide is packed with inspiration to help Hana Keirnan you spend le ess time in the kitchen and more time Asda Editor doing the th hings you enjoy with the people you love. Whether you’re hosting the whole gang or having a relaxing weekend for two, you’ll be spoilt for ch hoice with our ideas for amazing meals. Plus, we’re raising a glass with wine expert Olly Smith (p37), who shares his top tipples and th heir perfect pairings. It wouldn’t be Easter witho out chocolate and you’ll find som mething for every yone with our fantasstic rang ge,, from favourite choc claassics to our award-winning vegan Free From eggs (p96). We also taake you on the journey of how the co ocoa we use in our Extra Special chocolate transforms from bean to bar (p90). Plus, there are irresistible recipes using up any leftover chocolaate (p85) – if you have any, that iss! Because we can’t guarante ee sunshine, we have lots of ideas the weather can’t spoil, including g clever craft projects (p104) to ke eep the kids (and grown-ups) entertaained. My own creative effort as a child was to adorn my mum’s summer hat with paper flowers, ribbon… in fact, anything I could glue on! This year, you’ll find me joining my nephew on an egg g hunt, and enjoying the Don’t forget, bank holiday with friends and d family – with the help of booking for our my welll-th humb bed d Easter Guiide, off course. Happy Easter! Easter delivery

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Hot cross buns! Mouth-watering treats to make with this Easter must-have Best of brunch Suppliers of our quality ingredients share their favourite dishes Simple starters Impressive buffet bites Easter lunch made easy Serve up the tastiest no-fuss roast lamb menu ever Time to share A feast of seasonal flavours Bon appetit! Change it up with a sensational salmon, pork, chicken or beef centrepiece

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59 All about the veg Tasty dishes for all to enjoy 65 Take it easy… Simple meals to whip up over the bank holiday weekend 71 4 ways with rhubarb Sweet and savoury ideas 75 Cheat it! Perfect no-stress puds 79 The finishing touch Decadent, hand-crafted Extra Special desserts to round off your meal 82 Cracked it! Wow your Easter guests with a showstopping fault line cake 85 Bite-sized fun Yummy teatime treats you can prepare in next to no time

quality flavours 37 The perfect match Wine expert Olly Smith introduces top tipples from our new selection 50 What a catch Explore our delicious range of responsibly sourced, quality fish 90 From bean to bar Discover how our delicious Extra Special chocolate is made

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Your best-ever Easter The top foodie must-haves, plus a seasonal gin tipple


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ON THE COVER Extra Special Easter eggs, p94 Photograph: Jonathan Kennedy Styling: Hannah Wilkinson Food styling: Matthew Ford

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TO PROVIDE FAMILY FRIENDLY MEALS THAT:

● Save you time and money ● Reduce your food waste by making the most of the pack sizes you’ll find in store ● Are nutritionally balanced, using everyday ingredients

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

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PRICE PER SERVING

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

113 94 What a treat Luxury Easter eggs 96 Eggs for all Free-from treats to enjoy 99 Tuck in… Chocs from your favourite brands 100 Hop to it! Cute chocolates and sweets

seasonal living 103 Found it! Prizes for the best egg hunt ever 104 Get crafty Fun, creative Easter projects 123 Spring fever Stylish homeware solutions for seasonal entertaining 129 Forever friends How an Asda community

champion is helping customers to connect over cups of tea, cake-tastings and crafting

spring looks for kids 113 Do the double! Denim meets unicorn sequins 114 Play it cool! Time for fun and games in the super-stylish new kids’ range from George 117 3 ways to wear a hoodie How to style this statement version of a comfy wardrobe staple 118 Baby love Adorable outfits and accessories for little ones and premature babies

LOOK OUT FOR THESE SYMBOLS: Vegetarian Gluten-free

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Live Better

All Live Better recipes are low in saturated fat. Reducing consumption of saturated fat contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.

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Asda Bunny Crumpets*, ÂŁ1 (4-pack; 25p each)

Celebrate the season with our favourite foodie treats Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. Photograph shows serving suggestion. *Available 23 March to 13 April 2020

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Love gin and have a passion for chocolate treats? You’ll want to check out the latest addition to our range of gin liqueurs, which is full of the wonderful flavours of your favourite chocolate Easter eggs. Extra Special Easter Egg Gin Liqueur*, £10 (50cl; £20/L)

Hot croross bunnss

Extra Special Free From Honeycomb & Raspberry Choc Slab, £3.49 (160g; £2.18/100g)

These fluffy hot cross buns are studded with chocolate chips – plus, they’re vegan-friendly and gluten free, so everyone can enjoy them. For tasty hot cross bun-based makes you can create at home, see p11. Free From Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns, £2.20 (4-pack; 55p each)

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Head to o the in-store bakery to catch the ese iced Easter characters with a won nde erful gingery crunch. Th hey’re alm most too cutte to eat… Asd da Chick and Bunny Gingerb bread Biscu uits, 59p each

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With plump sultanas, zesty mixed peel and warming cinnamon, our hot cross bun fudge is oh-so delicious and made for sharing. Extra Special Handmade Hot Cross Bun Fudge, £2 (150g; £1.33/100g) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. Alcohol can only be purchased in store or delivered between 10am and 10pm in Scotland. If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. no sale. Photographs show serving suggestions. *Available from 19 March

Photographs: Andrew Burton, Sam Folan, Maja Smend. Styling: Sarah Birks, Morag Farquhar. Food styling: Lorna Brash, Matthew Ford, Natalie Thompson

This indulgent vegan chocolate slab is sprinkled with raspberry pieces and gold-lustred honeycomb. Tempted? Turn to p96 for more irresistible Free From treats.

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Luscious citrus layers Extra fruity hot cross bun & satsuma trifle 1 Make up a sachet of Asda No Added Sugar Orange Flavour Jelly. Pour into a large trifle dish and leave to set. 2 Make up a sachet of Asda No Added Sugar Instant Custard Mix; cool to room temperature. 3 Arrange halved Extra Special Extra Fruity Hot Cross Buns up against the sides of the dish. Drizzle with Asda Fino Sherry;

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chill in the fridge. 4 Peel and slice satsumas and arrange up against the side of the dish, on top of the buns. Top with the custard and chill to set. 5 Softly whip double cream and dollop over the trifle. Top with toasted pieces of hot cross bun, broken Easter egg chocolate, chopped pistachios and satsuma zest before serving.

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Head to the in-store bakery for our fresh and delicious Baker’s Selection Hot Cross Buns

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EASTER TREATS Pan-fried sea salted fudge hot cross buns with a rum toffee sauce 1 Dunk Extra Special Sea Salted Fudge Hot Cross Buns in a custardy mixture of a couple of beaten eggs, a splash of milk and a pinch of golden caster sugar until soaked through. 2 Working in batches, fry the buns in a little butter for a few mins on each side until golden. Set aside and keep warm.

How do you like your hot cross buns – traditional or with a twist? Our Extra Special range comes in a variety of indulgent flavours, from rich chocolate or fudge to buttery apple and cinnamon.

3 Heat some more butter in the pan, add a sprinkle of caster sugar and cook until bubbling. Slice some banana into the pan; cook until sticky. Stir in a splash of spiced rum (optional). 4 Serve the hot cross buns with the caramelised bananas, scoops of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of Asda Toffee Sauce.

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Chocolate chip hot cross bun s’mores 1 Slice Extra Special Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns in half and spread both cut sides of the buns with Asda Milk Chocolate Flavour Spread. 2 Put the buns on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Top with marshmallows and toast under a hot grill for 1-2 mins until the

mallows are gooey and turning golden brown. Keep a careful eye on them as they can burn quickly. 3 Sprinkle the marshmallows with roughly crushed Asda Shortcake Biscuits then sandwich with the bun tops. Serve the s’mores while the marshmallows are still warm.

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Photographs: Tara Fisher. Styling: Jenny Iggleden. Food styling: Lorna Brash

Extra Special 4 Sea Salted Fudge Hot Cross Buns, £1 (4-pack; 25p each)


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BEST OF BRUNCH It’s the perfect meal for the long weekend, and who better to bring us ideas than the people who supply our top-quality ingredients? Here, they share a selection of delicious brunch dishes using their favourite products…

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ISLA SMILLIE Isla, of Young’s Seafood, serves up mild and delicate smoked salmon on fluffy scrambled eggs for an indulgent brunch. She says: ‘Our sustainably sourced salmon is smoked over oak and applewood chips to develop its distinctive flavour.’

Extra Special Mild d & Delicate Scotttish Sm moked Salmon, £4 4 (120g; £33.33/kg))

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Smoked salmon & scrambled eggs with a glass of fizz

‘I love how the perfect balance of salt and smoke in our smoked salmon pairs with the creamy eggs.’

SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.91 ● 20g unsalted butter ● 6 free-range eggs ● 2tbsp semi-skimmed milk ● 8 slices white sourdough

bloomer, toasted

● 120g pack Extra Special

Mild & Delicate Scottish Smoked Salmon ● 1tbsp chopped chives ● Roasted vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, to serve ● Champagne or Prosecco, chilled, to serve 1 Heat the butter in a large nonstick frying pan on a low

setting. Whisk the eggs with the milk; season with pepper. 2 Pour the eggs into the pan; cook over a low heat, stirring constantly, until thick and set. 3 Put 2 slices of toast on each plate and top with the smoked salmon. Spoon over the eggs and sprinkle with chives. Serve with the tomatoes and a glass of Champagne or Prosecco. Energy

Each 289g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1,935kJ 17.1g 462kcal Med

23%

24%

Salt

5.8g

3.2g

2.17g

29%

4%

36%

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Low

High

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

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SARAH SAVAGE Sarah, of Finnebrogue, loves to cook subtly sweet caramelised red onion pork sausages in a tasty traybake, for one-pan cooking at its best. She says: ‘The succulence and flavour of our pork sausages have become our trademark. Their richness will complement the roasted veggies every time.’ Extra Special 6 Caramelised Red Onion Pork Sausages, £2.25 (400g; £5.63/kg) or 2 for £4

Sausage traybake

‘The sausages work well with so many vegetables that nothing in my kitchen goes to waste!’

SERVES 4 READY IN 35 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.19 ● 400g pack Extra Special

6 Caramelised Red Onion Pork Sausages ● 3 small tomatoes, halved ● 2 Grower’s Selection Jumbo Mushrooms, thickly sliced ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 400g pack Asda Parmentier Potatoes ● 1tbsp chopped parsley 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Arrange the sausages in a large baking tray. 2 Toss the tomatoes and sliced mushrooms in the oil until well coated. Arrange on the baking tray around the sausages. 3 Scatter the Parmentier potatoes around the tray. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins, until the sausages are browned and cooked through. Sprinkle with black pepper and the parsley to serve. Energy

Each 302g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Med

1,579kJ 21.4g 378kcal High

19%

31%

8.5g

8.5g 1.36g

43%

9%

Low

23%

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

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FOOD JEAN-PAUL MICHALSKI Jean-Paul, of Noble Foods, showcases Blue Araucana eggs on a tempting flatbread pizza, as the perfect partner to creamy spinach. He says: ‘Our delicious eggs are from hens specially selected to lay eggs with yolks that have a wonderful, deep-golden colour.’

Extra Special Free Range 6 Blue Araucana Eggs, £1.37 (6-pack; 23p each)

Tortiilla piizza Florentine

‘This cheat’s pizza is always a crowd-pleaser and I love sharing it with my family.’

SERVES 2 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 80p ● 100g Asda Light Original

Soft Cheese (50% Less Fat)

● 2tbsp Asda 50% Less Fat

Crème Fraîche

● 40g baby spinach ● 2 Asda White Wraps ● 2 Extra Special Free Range

Blue Araucana Eggs

● Chilli flakes, to serve

(optional)

● 20g Asda Parmigiano

Reggiano, grated

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a large, shallow baking tray with baking paper. 2 Mix together the soft cheese and crème fraîche and then stir in the spinach. Divide between the wraps and spread out to top. Make a well in the centre of each wrap and crack in the eggs. 3 Bake the pizzas for 6-8 mins, until the edges turn brown. Cool for 5 mins. Season with pepper, sprinkle with the chilli, if using, and the Parmesan to serve. Energy

Each 218g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1,642kJ 19.6g 10.2g 392kcal Med High

20%

28%

51%

Salt

3.5g

1.18g

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20%

Low

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

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FOOD Bacon & smashed avocado bagel with an egg baked into the top

SIMON SHEPHERD

‘This transforms a breakfast favourite into an indulgent brunch treat and it’s filling enough to keep me going all day.’ SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.47 ● 240g pack Extra Special

Extra Spe ecial 8 Rashers Unsmoke ed Dry Cured Back Ba acon, £2.5 50 (240g; £10.42/kg g)

8 Rashers Unsmoked Dry Cured Back Bacon ● 4 sesame seed bagels, split ● 4 medium free-range eggs ● 1 large avocado ● 1tbsp chopped coriander ● 1tbsp lemon juice 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Arrange the bacon on the lined tray so it’s evenly spaced. Cook in the oven for 12-15 mins, until crisp and browned at the edges. 3 The bagel-top holes should be about 3cm across; trim to widen,

if necessary. Put the bagel halves cut-side down on a separate baking tray lined with foil. Crack 1 egg into each top hole. Bake for 7-10 mins until the egg is just set and the bagels are toasted. 4 Meanwhile, mash the avocado with the coriander and lemon juice. Season with black pepper. 5 Spread the avocado on the bottom halves of the bagels and top each with 2 bacon rashers. Sandwich with the tops and sprinkle with pepper to serve. Energy

Each 262g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

2,324kJ 28.3g 8.4g 555kcal High High

28%

40%

42%

Salt

5.2g 2.52g Low

6%

High

42%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 887kJ/212kcal

Photographs: Maja Smend. Styling: Sarah Birks. Food styling: Matthew Ford

Simon, of Forza Foods, serves unsmoked dry-cured back bacon, smashed avocado and a baked egg on a lightly toasted bagel for a brunch that really hits the spot. He says: ‘It’s a bacon butty but not as we know it! A winning combination, with our rich and full-flavoured, expertly cured British back bacon as the star.’

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READY IN 30 MINS Tempting smoked salmon tartlets

Serve golden puff pastry topped with creamy, herby cheese and delicate slices of salmon

SERVES 6 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1 ● 375g pack Asda Ready

Rolled Light Puff Pastry ● 200g Asda Light Original Soft Cheese 50% Less Fat ● 3 spring onions, finely chopped ● 1tbsp chopped fresh dill, plus extra sprigs to serve ● 120g Extra Special Mild & Delicate Smoked Salmon, torn into pieces 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Unroll the pastry. Cut into 6 pieces using about a 9cm round cutter, then put onto the baking tray. Use a fork to prick a few sets of holes in the

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centre of each circle, leaving a 2cm border. Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins, until golden and risen. 3 Meanwhile, stir together the soft cheese, spring onions and chopped dill; season with ground black pepper. 4 Divide the soft cheese mixture between the pastry bases, smoothing it down a little with the back of a spoon. Arrange curls of the smoked salmon on top. 5 Serve the tarts immediately, garnished with the dill sprigs. Energy

Each 121g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1,438kJ 17.3g 344kcal Med

17%

25%

Salt

8.1g

2.9g

1.15g

41%

3%

19%

High

Low

Med

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,188kJ/284kcal

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QUICK TO PREPARE Tear & share doughball bread with baked Camembert Grab a chunk of garlicky, dough, then dip into gooey hot cheese. Delicious…

SERVES 6 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 67p ● 40g Meadow Churn

Garlic Butter

● 4 sprigs thyme, leaves only ● 400g Asda Ready Rolled

Pizza Dough

● 1tbsp poppy seeds ● 250g Extra Special

Camembert de Pays

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Melt the butter and stir through ½ the thyme leaves. 3 Unroll the pizza dough and brush all over with the garlic butter. Cut into 12 equal pieces and twist into balls. Tip the poppy seeds onto a plate and press the tops of 6 of the doughballs into them. Leave the remaining balls plain. 4 Take the Camembert out of the packaging and score the top. Put onto a large baking tray and arrange the doughballs around the cheese so that they’re touching, alternating the plain and poppy-seed balls. 5 Bake for 20-25 mins, or until the doughballs are risen and golden. Sprinkle with the rest of the thyme leaves and serve immediately, while still warm. Energy

Each 118g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Med

1,377kJ 17.2g 329kcal Med

16%

25%

9.8g

0.8g 1.76g

49%

1%

Low

29%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,167kJ/279kcal

MAKE AHEAD Parmesan & pesto twists

An Italian-inspired spin on a savoury buffet classic, sprinkled with tasty mixed seeds for extra crunch

MAKES 30 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 8p ● 375g Asda Ready Rolled

Light Puff Pastry ● 4tbsp Asda Reduced Fat Green Pesto, plus extra to serve ● 50g grated Parmesan ● 1 medium egg, beaten ● 50g Asda Four Seed Mix

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C/Gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 2 Unroll the pastry, spread with the pesto and then sprinkle with the Parmesan. Cut the sheet in half across its length, then slice the 2 halves into 2cm-wide

strips across the length. 3 Twist and gently stretch each strip; arrange on the baking trays. Brush with the egg and scatter over the seeds. Bake for 12-15mins, until golden brown. Serve with the extra pesto in a bowl to dip. Store the twists in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Each 20g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Med

Energy 309kJ 74kcal

4.1g

1.6g

0.3g 0.13g

4%

6%

8%

<1%

High

Low

2%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,544kJ/369kcal

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ONLY 3 STEPS Lettuce cups with marinated chicken

Sriracha adds a kick to chicken in a creamy, herby dressing, all wrapped in fresh lettuce leaves MAKES 16 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 52p ● 2 x 350g packs

1 Cook the chicken according to the pack instructions. Set aside to cool for 10 mins. 2 Separate the lettuce leaves and load with the cooked chicken and feta. 3 Sprinkle with the coriander and drizzle over the chilli sauce. Each 61g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Med

Med

Energy 362kJ 87kcal

2.7g

1.6g

1.5g 0.50g

4%

4%

8%

2%

Med

Low

8%

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

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Photographs: Toby Scott, Tara Fisher. Styling: Luis Peral, Jenny Iggleden. Food styling: Lottie Covell, Lorna Brash

Butcher’s Selection Yogurt & Herb Diced British Chicken Breast ● 2 Baby Gem lettuce ● 150g feta, crumbled ● 10g coriander, torn ● 2tbsp sriracha or chilli sauce


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Eat well, live better Healthy eating is easy with our tasty range of Butcher’s Selection marinated British chicken

Photograph: Vinny Whiteman. Styling: Hannah Wilkinson. Food styling: Cate Dixon

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hen it comes to eating well without losing out on flavour, chicken is a brilliant go-to – and our Butcher’s Selection ready-marinated range is super-quick and easy to cook. Each of the chicken breast varieties is high in protein, which contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, and low in saturated fat. They also feature the Asda Live Better logo on the packaging, which has been introduced to help make healthy eating easy. Look out for this logo and these marinated chicken pieces when you’re shopping in store or online.

FROM THE BUTCHER’S SELECTION RANGE… ● Shawarma British Chicken Mini Breast Fillets Great in a sizzling spicy shawama wrap (right) to spice up a weeknight meal. ● Lemon, Ginger & Chilli British Chicken Mini Breast Fillets Try in an Asian-inspired chicken and egg noodle soup for an easy lunch. ● Moroccan Inspired British Diced Chicken Breast Try adding to a tagine-style stew with chickpeas and apricots. ● Yogurt & Herb British Diced Chicken Breast Perfect in souvlaki-style kebabs with halloumi and courgette. All £3.25 each (350g; £9.29/kg)

For ideas for salads using our marinated chicken varieties, go to ASDA.GL/ chickensalads

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Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making a meal for two or hosting a larger gathering, our no-fuss lamb joints and pre-prepped sides mean the perfect, hassle-free feast is yours for the serving. Food editor Gregor McMaster shows you howâ&#x20AC;Ś

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Gregor McMaster, food editor

This succulent leg of lamb is ideal for a bigger crowd. Add a few garlic cloves and rosemary sprigs to the tin, then cook for 2 hours or more (the longer you leave it the more tender it will be), basting with the pan juice es now and again. Butcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Selection Lamb Leg (typically 2.2kg)

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Gregor says: ‘Expecting guests? Keep a larger gathering happy with ready-to-cook roasties and a creamy cauliflower cheese that goes straight into the oven. Then add garlic mushrooms in a Dijon and cream sauce that’s ready in just 5 minutes, plus a cabbage side with the subtle flavour of leeks. Last but not least, don’t forget the gravy!’

Extra Special Wagyu Beef Dripping King Edward Roast Potatoes, £1.50 (400g; 38p/100g)

Extra Special Creamy Cauliflower Cheese, £2.50 (400g; 63p/100g)

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Extra Special Creamy Garlic Mushrooms, £2.50 (300g; 83p/100g)

Asda Cabbage & Leeks, 60p (200g; £3/kg)

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FAMILY FEAST Gregor says: ‘For an indulgent side that’s hard to beat, Extra Special Dauphinoise Potatoes. come ready to bake in their own foil tray. They have a creamy cheese sauce with subtle nutmeg seasoning and are topped with a cheesy crumb. Ready-to-heat braised red cabbage works with the redcurrant glaze to cut through the richness of the lamb, while a veg medley adds flavour – and cooks in the microwave in just 3 minutes. It’s perfect for you and the kids to enjoy!’

Extra Special Dauphinoise Potatoes, £2.50 (400g; 63p/100g)

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Extra Special Asparagus, Tenderstem Broccoli & Kale Medley, £2.50 (170g; £1.47/100g)

Asda Braised Red Cabbage with Onion, Diced Bramley Apples and Red Wine Vinegar, £1.50 (300g; 50p/100g)

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This smaller lamb joint lets you enjoy a roast without any worries about waste. Plus, it’s ready-seasoned so there’s little handling involved. For added foodie appeal, pop a few garlic cloves and red onion wedge es into the tray.

TASTY FOR TWO Gregor says: ‘These potatoes come pre-prepped with butter and herbs, and cook in the microwave for speed and no fuss. The delicately flavoured broccoli is pre-trimmed and can be steamed or boiled in under five mins. Serve with a delicious, zingy mint sauce!’ 34 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Extra Special Garlic, Sea Salt & Black Pepper British Lamb Chump Joint, was £11.99/kg, now £9.97/kg* (typically 370g)

Asda Herby Baby Potatoes with Butter, 85p (360g; £2.36/kg)

Extra Special Tenderstem Broccoli, £1 (160g; £6.25/kg)

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Extra Special Mint Sauce, £1.09 (205g; 53p/100g)

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The perfect match Award-winning wine expert Olly Smith knows a stunning tipple when he tastes one. So who better to join us for a drink and introduce us to his favourites from our new seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selectionâ&#x20AC;Ś

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Luis Felip pe Edwards Selección de Famillia Malbec 2018, £6* (75cl) ‘This silky y Chilean Malbec red is spot-on for steak night. It’s full of flavour with a deep twist (imagine the kick of quality coffee), which makes it perfect to serve alongside warming dishes such as chilli con carne or a spicy lamb rogan josh.’

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hether you’re hosting a lunch for all the family or looking to have a more intimate dinner à deux, a special meal calls for a glass of something exceptional. And who better to recommend one than wine expert, author and TV personality Olly Smith. A columnist for the Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine and regular wine expert on BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, Olly has been writing about wine for 12 years. His podcast, A Glass With… is now in its sixth series, with each episode featuring a celebrity guest chatting about their life over a glass of their favourite tipple.

Easter is a great time to reach beyond your usual choice and dive into something new and exciting. By spending a little longer choosing, you can avoid blowing your budget and pick up great deals on the best bottles to team with your feast. Wherever there’s wine and people who love sharing it, that’s where you’ll find me

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Extra Special Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2018, £10** (75cl)

‘This Australian Pinot Noir is an elegant pale red with an enticing scent – think strawberries and raspberries. Decant into a jug to turn the aromas up to the max. It’s a classic to serve with duck, or chill in the fridge for half an hour to accompany sizzling tuna steaks for something ab bit different Easter.’ it d iffe erent tthis his E aste er.’

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Lugana 2018, £8.50* (75cl)

‘Is this Italy’s best kept secret? If you’re a fan of other Italian whites such as Pinot Grigio, you’ll love this luxurious wine with its gorgeous, refreshing honey scent. Gently fragrant, with a subtle floral flourish, it’s sensational with mushrooms in dishes from pizzas and quiches to pasta, and it also works a charm with watercress and spinach spinach salads.’’

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Cascina Valentino Roero Arneis 2016, £9.50 (75cl) ‘Wow! This white feels like sipping liquid summertime. It’s got all the fragrance and fun of the juiciest peaches, along with a ripe, sunny zing that lifts the wine into a fully fledged romp. Its richness is perfect paired with fresh prawns or pasta with spring veggies.’

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Our organic Prosecco is the ideal way to celebrate in style

Alberto Nani Prosecco, Prosecco,, £8* (75cl)

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Gather family and friends for a feast crammed full of fantastic fresh spring ďŹ&#x201A;avours

Charred asparagus, spring onions & radishes with a savoury yogurt, p46

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Charred asparagus, spring onions & radishes with a savoury yogurt

Creamy yogurt com mbined with punchy garlic and salty feta cheese is the perfect contrast to the crispy veg SERVES 6 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.18

● 2 x 125g packs Extra Special

Asparagus Tips

● 1 bunch spring onions,

trimmed

● 100g radishes, halved ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● 300g Asda Fat Free Greek

Style Yogurt

● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 100g Asda Feta, crumbled ● 2tbsp chopped parsley ● Zest 1 lemon ● 340g Extra Special

Sourdough Baguette, sliced, toasted and torn

1 Heat a griddle pan over a high setting. Toss the asparagus, spring onions and radish halves with ½ the oil until well coated. In batches, griddle the veg for 4-6 mins, until browned. 2 Meanwhile, put the yogurt, the crushed garlic, most of the feta, most of the parsley and ½ the lemon zest in a food processor. Blitz until almost smooth and season with black pepper. 3 Spoon the yogurt mixture onto a large platter and arrange the veg next to it. Drizzle over the remaining oil and sprinkle over the remaining feta. Garnish with the reserved parsley and lemon zest. Serve with the toasted sourdough, for dipping. Energy

Each 208g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Med

1,079kJ 7.7g 258kcal Med

13%

11%

2.7g

5.2g 0.94g

14%

6%

Low

16%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 519kJ/124kcal

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Rainbow trout & new potato salad

Impress your guests with delicate-textured fish served on a platter with tender new potatoes, fresh salad and a tangy dressing SERVES 6 READY IN 50 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.38

● 500g baby potatoes,

thickly sliced

● 2 x 220g packs Asda 2

Rainbow Trout Fillets

● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● Zest and juice 1 lemon ● 150g frozen peas ● ½ red onion, thinly sliced ● 10g dill, roughly torn ● 200g pack Asda Mild

Mixed Leaf Salad

● 2tsp Dijon mustard ● 1tsp white wine vinegar ● 2tbsp Asda Light Mayonnaise

1 Preheat the grill to high. Line a baking tray with foil. 2 Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the potatoes for 10-12 mins, until just tender. Drain well and leave in the colander to steam-dry. 3 Rub the trout fillets with the oil and lemon zest, then season with freshly ground black pepper. Put skin-side up on the lined baking tray. 4 Cook under the hot grill for 3-4 mins, until the skin is bubbling and browned. Set aside to cool for 5 mins then flake into large pieces. 5 Cook the peas according to the pack instructions. 6 On a large serving platter, toss together the peas, red onion, dill and mixed salad leaves. Scatter over the flaked trout and potatoes to top. Season with black pepper. 7 Whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar and mayo until smooth. Season with ground black pepper, add a little water to thin (if needed) and pour into a jug. Serve with the salad, to dress. Energy 920kJ 220kcal

11%

Each 234g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

7.7g

1.4g

3.0g 0.42g

11%

7%

3%

Med

Low

7%

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

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FOOD Gluten-free orange polenta cake

The polenta and d ground almonds give this zingy treat a moist texture

SERVES 16 READY IN 1 HR, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 49p ● 200g unsalted butter,

plus extra for greasing

● 200g caster sugar ● 150g Tropical Sun Fine

Cornmeal Polenta

● 150g ground almonds ● 1tsp Dr. Oetker Baking

Powder (gluten-free)

● 3 large eggs, beaten ● 3 oranges, 2 zested, peeled

and thinly sliced, 1 juiced

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line a 23cm spring-form cake tin. 2 In a large bowl, beat the butter and caster sugar until pale and fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix together the polenta, ground almonds and baking powder. 3 Stir a little of the dry polenta mixture into the butter, then add some of the eggs. Repeat, alternating the dry mixture and the eggs, until it’s all combined. 4 Stir most of the orange zest through the mixture and spoon into the tin. Smooth the top. 5 Bake for 40-45 mins, until the edges start to shrink away from the sides of the tin. The centre may still be a little soft. Set aside to cool slightly in the tin. 6 In a small pan, bring the orange juice and icing sugar to a simmer, then take off the heat. 7 Prick holes in the top of the cake with a skewer and spoon over some of the orange syrup. When the cake is fully cool, remove from the tin. 8 Top with the sliced oranges and the remaining syrup. Sprinkle with the pistachios and remaining orange zest. Serve with the raspberries and whipped cream on the side. Energy

Each 90g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Low

1,261kJ 17.8g 302kcal High

15%

25%

7.4g 22.5g 0.14g 37%

High

25%

2%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,402kJ/335kcal

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● 125g icing sugar ● 30g pistachios, chopped ● Fresh raspberries, to serve ● Whipped cream, to serve


2019

What a

WINNER SEAFOOD RETAILER OF THE YEAR

catch Fresh or frozen, all our fish is responsibly sourced – and great-tasting, too

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LUXURY FILLETS When you choose from our great range of succulent fish fillets, you can rest assured that they have been responsibly sourced.

Extra Special 2 Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets**, £5.46 (230g; £23.74/kg)

Extra Special Cod Loin, £4 (260g; £15.38/kg)

Asda 2 Line Caught Haddock Fillets, £3.19 (240g; £13.29/kg)

Asda 2 Line Caught Cod Fillets, £2.97 (260g; £11.42/kg)

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or most people who like fish, knowing that it’s responsibly sourced to ensure future generations can continue to enjoy it – with minimal impact on our oceans – is important. In fact, according to New England Seafood International, suppliers of our Extra Special Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets, 84% of people who eat fish feel this way. To many, an environmentally friendly approach to harvesting seafood is just as essential as freshness and flavour. That’s why we’re incredibly proud that so many of our fish products are Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)* certified. By choosing fish with the MSC label, we – and, in turn, you – can rest assured that it’s been supplied to us by producers dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of fishery management, and that it’s been caught using methods that meet MSC approval. Take our wild sockeye fillets, for instance. ‘Each summer, adult sockeye salmon are caught off the waters of Alaska, in the north Pacific,’ says Max Roper, salmon species director at New England Seafood International. ‘This comes after a journey Alaskan coastal that takes them out to sea, where communities, they mature to where fishing is adulthood and gain most of often a family their weight. business, are Alaskan coastal communities, passionate about where fishing is often a family ensuring sufficient business, are numbers remain passionate about their fish and ensuring a This same high level has sufficient number are kept back been maintained ever to breed. As such, fisheries are since, highlighting the carefully controlled. They allow superb quality of the enough salmon to return fish we get from these through to the rivers uncaught, well-managed waters.’ so they can spawn and maintain All this means you numbers for the long-term. can enjoy our delicious ‘Sockeye salmon is sourced fish knowing it’s been from Alaska Salmon Fishery, sourced in a responsible certified by the MSC. It first way. Why not pick up achieved the gold standard some succulent fillets for sustainability in 2000, one next time you’re in store? of the first fisheries to do so.


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Side of salmon with pink onions, p55

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Maple-glazed pork loin with roasted apples & pears

Caramelised fruit, plus sparrkling perry and maple syrup add a sticky sweetness to sage-garnished pork

SERVES 8 READY IN 1 HR 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.35 ● Butcher’s Selection Pork

Boneless & Rindless Loin Joint (typically 1.5kg) ● 3 sprigs fresh sage ● 100ml sparkling perry ● 3tbsp maple syrup ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil 54 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

● 4tbsp Dijon mustard ● Zest 1 orange ● 3 apples, halved ● 3 pears, halved and cored

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Put the pork

joint in a large roasting dish. 2 Chop 2 of the sage sprigs. Put in a bowl with the perry, maple syrup, oil, mustard and orange zest and mix to combine. Spoon over the joint and cover with foil. 3 Put the pork in the oven and roast for 1 hr 30 mins, basting every 20 mins with the pan juices and adding a splash more of the perry if the meat is starting to dry out. Remove the foil in the final 40 mins, add the apple and

pear halves, scatter over the reserved sage leaves and spoon over some of the pan juices. 4 Remove the pork joint from the oven and cover loosely with foil. Set aside to rest for 20 mins, then carve and serve with the roasted apples and pears, with the pan juices spooned over. Energy

Each 324g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

1,437kJ 11.3g 343kcal Med

17%

16%

2.9g 16.5g 0.84g 15%

Med

18%

14%

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

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n Oregano & lemon roast chicken

Delicate lemony garlic butter and arom matic oregano make for a sensational spring chicken SERVES 8 READY IN 2 HRS 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 69p ● 50g unsalted butter,

at room temperature ● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 1 lemon, zested and halved ● 1tsp freshly ground black pepper ● 2tsp dried oregano ● Butcher’s Selection Extra Large British Chicken (typically 2.25kg) ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● Spring greens, steamed, to serve

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 2 Mix together the butter, garlic, lemon zest, pepper and 1tsp of the oregano. 3 Using your hands or a dessert spoon, gently loosen the chicken skin and ease it away from the breast meat. Push the flavoured butter into the gap, pull the skin back down and secure under the bird with a cocktail stick.

4 Put the lemon halves into the chicken cavity with the remaining oregano. Transfer the bird to a roasting dish and rub over the oil. Roast for 1 hr 40 mins to 2 hrs until the skin is crisp and the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted into the thickest part of the thigh. 5 Remove the chicken from the oven, cover with foil and rest for 20 mins. Serve with the steamed spring greens on the side. Energy

Each 179g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Med

Low

1,041kJ 10.7g 249kcal Med

12%

15%

4.5g

0.2g 0.32g

23%

<1%

Low

5%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 582kJ/139kcal

Side of salmon with pink onions

The tangy quick-pic ckled onions, fresh dill and kick of chilli complement the mild, flaky fish in this perfect Easter main

SERVES 8 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.55 ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● Juice 1 lemon ● ½tsp chilli flakes ● ½ x 25g pack dill,

chopped

● 800g side of salmon ● 4tbsp white wine vinegar ● 4 whole peppercorns ● 1 red onion, thinly sliced

For an impressive garnish, roast onion halves, garlic bulbs, lemon wedges and thyme sprigs with the chicken

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a large roasting tin with baking paper. 2 In a small jug, stir together the oil, lemon juice, chilli flakes and most of the dill, reserving some of it to garnish. Season with freshly ground black pepper. 3 Put the salmon side onto the baking tray and pour over the oil and lemon juice mixture. 4 Bake in the oven for 30 mins until the fish is cooked and flakes easily. About 15 mins into the cooking time, spoon over any juices from the baking tray. 5 Meanwhile, put the white wine vinegar and peppercorns in a small pan. Bring to a gentle simmer, then add the red onion. Set aside for 20 mins to pickle, stirring regularly. Drain well and discard the liquid. 6 Top the salmon with the pickled onion and sprinkle over the reserved dill to serve. Energy

Each 124g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Med

Low

1,032kJ 17.7g 247kcal Med

12%

25%

3.0g

0.7g 0.11g

15%

1%

Low

2%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 833kJ/199kcal

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Don’t forget, booking for our Easter delivery slots opens on 23 March

Beef with a mustard & Stilton crust Herby crumbs, tangy Stilton and the heat of mustard bring rich roast beef to life SERVES 10 READY IN 1 HR 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.59

● 80g Stilton, crumbled ● 70g breadcrumbs ● 1tbsp chopped rosemary ● 2tbsp thyme leaves, plus

extra sprigs to garnish

● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 2tbsp coarse-grain mustard ● 1tsp ground black pepper ● Extra Special British

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Mix together the Stilton, breadcrumbs, rosemary, thyme, garlic, coarse-grain mustard and black pepper. 3 Put the beef in a roasting dish. Brush the top with the English mustard and press the crust onto it. 4 Cook for 25 mins per 450g, plus 25 mins for medium or 30 mins per 450g, plus 30 mins for well done. Add the onion halves, cut-side down, for the final 35 mins. 5 Remove from the oven, cover with foil and rest for 20 mins. Serve with the onions and thyme sprigs. Energy

Each 208g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

2,036kJ 31.2g 13.7g 487kcal High High

24%

45%

69%

Salt

1.5g 0.52g Low

2%

Low

9%

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

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Beef Roasting Joint (typically 1.4kg), at room temperature ● 1tbsp English mustard ● 4 medium onions, skin on, cut in half


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Vegetable-packed burrito bowl, p62

All about the

veg

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Plant-based ‘meatball’ & courgette lasagne

Ready-made ‘meatballs’’ are layered with earthy courgette slices and a creamy sauce

SERVES 6 READY IN 1 HR 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.45 ● 2 red onions, finely chopped ● 2 celery sticks, finely chopped ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 3 cloves garlic, finely crushed ● 200g roasted red peppers

(from a jar), chopped

● 400g pack frozen Plant

Based Meat-Free Meatballs

● 2 x 400g tins chopped

tomatoes with garlic

● 1tbsp balsamic vinegar ● 25g pack basil, chopped,

reserving a few leaves to serve

● 80g unsalted butter ● 80g plain flour ● 800ml semi-skimmed milk ● 250g fresh egg lasagne sheets ● 3 medium courgettes, thinly

sliced lengthways

● 30g Asda Extra Mature

Cheddar Cheese, grated

● 2tbsp pine nuts ● 2tbsp Free From Green Pesto

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Fry the onions and celery in the oil in a large pan for 10 mins. Add the garlic; cook for 2 mins. 3 Add the peppers, meatballs and tomatoes, then simmer for 20 mins, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir through the vinegar and basil. 4 Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pan, add the flour and cook for 2 mins to get a smooth paste. Gradually whisk in the milk, then simmer for 2 mins or until thick. 5 Spoon ½ the meatball sauce into a 3L ovenproof dish. Add a layer of lasagne sheets, then courgette strips. Spoon over ½ the white sauce. Repeat the layers, finishing with the white sauce. Top with a few courgette strips; sprinkle over the cheese. 6 Bake for 45 mins. Scatter over the pine nuts for the last 5 mins. Drizzle with pesto; sprinkle with pepper and the reserved basil. Energy

Each 585g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Low

2,276kJ 28.1g 544kcal High

27%

40%

11.1g 18.1g 1.46g 56%

Low

20%

24%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 389kJ/93kcal

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Made with…

MEALS IN MINUTES

Made with soya and onion seasoned with pepper, these frozen meat-free meatballs are a handy, versatile go-to. Plant Based Meat-Free Meatballs, £1.75 (400g; £4.38/kg)

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Made with…

RAGU FOR YOU

Perfect with pasta and brilliant in comforting recipes, our vegan ragu is made with lentils, mushrooms and peppers in rich tomato sauce. Asda Vegetarian Lentil Ragu, £1.50 (392g; £3.83/kg)

Bhaji-topped lentil filo pie with a mint & red onion salad

Store-cupboard saviour lentill ragu, plus ready-to-eat sweet potato bhajis and a hit of chilli make a winning vegan combo SERVES 6 READY IN 1 HR 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.13 ● 3tbsp rapeseed oil, plus

extra for greasing ● 392g tin Asda Vegetarian Lentil Ragu ● 200g Frozen for Freshness Sliced Mixed Peppers ● 2 red onions, chopped ● 2 x 25g packs coriander, finely chopped, reserving a few leaves to serve ● 8 sheets Asda Ready Rolled Filo Pastry ● 1tbsp black onion seeds

● 2 x 180g packs Asda Sweet

Potato Bhajis, roughly torn

● 15g mint, leaves picked ● 1 red and 1 green chilli, sliced,

reserving a few slices to serve

● Lemon wedges, to serve

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease a 20cm ovenproof pan with a little oil. 2 Mix the ragu, peppers, ½ the onion and ½ the coriander. Set aside.

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3 Brush the filo pastry with the oil, then layer the sheets up in the pan, allowing the edges to overhang. Sprinkle with the onion seeds and gently scrunch up the edges. Fill with the ragu mixture and top with the bhajis. 4 Bake for 35-40 mins until the filo is crisp and golden. 5 Put the mint and chillies in a bowl with the remaining onion and coriander and mix together. 6 Top the pie with the reserved chilli and coriander. Serve with the salad and lemon wedges. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 280g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

1,371kJ 13.7g 328kcal Med

16%

20%

1.1g

10.9g 0.84g

6%

12%

Low

14%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 490kJ/117kcal

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Vegetable-packed burrito bowl

This super-easy y dish is made with plant-based mince SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS

PRICE PER SERVING £1.54

● 400g Frozen for Freshness

Sweet Potato Chunks

● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 100g red cabbage, shredded ● 1 lemon, ½ juiced, ½ cut into

wedges to serve

● 275g pack Plant Based

Meat-Free Mince

● 1 red onion, finely chopped ● 2 x 250g packs Asda

Wholegrain Micro Rice

● 1 medium avocado, sliced ● 30g wild rocket ● 1 spring onion, sliced ● 20g pomegranate seeds ● Pinch Asda Crushed Chillies

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C

Fan/Gas 6. Toss the frozen sweet potato with ½ the oil; roast for 20 mins or until browned at the edges. 2 Toss the cabbage with the lemon juice and set aside for 20 mins. 3 Heat the remaining oil in a nonstick frying pan. Fry the mince and onion for 6-8 mins to brown. 4 Heat the rice according to pack instructions and divide between 4 bowls. Arrange the cabbage, the mince, the sweet potato, avocado and rocket on top of the rice. 5 Garnish with the spring onion, pomegranate seeds, crushed chillis and lemon wedges, to squeeze. Energy

Each 416g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

2,210kJ 14.1g 528kcal Med

2 of your 5-a-day

26%

20%

2.5g

11.2g 0.71g

13%

12%

Low

12%

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

Made with…

FOR PIES & STIR-FRIES

This chilled vegan mince is a source of protein, fibre, and one of your 5-a-day.

Plant Based Meat-Free Mince, £2.35 (275g; £8.55/kg)

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Ready to cook…

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Barbecue season is just around the corner, so give these mouth-watering vegan patties, made with mushrooms, a try. Plant Based 2

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Meat-Free Burgers, £2.35 (260g; £9.04/kg)

Vegan pinto, black turtle and red kidney beans in a smoky tomato sauce with an extra kick of spice. Asda Vegetarian Smoky

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Tender sweet potato, blended with spinach, red onions and a tingling kick of jalapeño. Plant Based 2 Sweet Potato Falafel Burgers, £1.75 (227g; £7.71/kg)

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& Quinoa Falafels, £2 (240g; £8.33/kg)

Succulent and soya-free, our vegan bangers are ideal for any meal.

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Need a quick, easy vegan dish that hits the spot? Just reach for this mildly spiced store-cupboard saviour. Asda Vegetarian Vegetable Chilli, £1.25 (392g; £3.19/kg)

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Tak ake k it t eaasy… eas s

Packed with amazing flavours, these simple but impressive dishes are ideal for a relaxed bank holiday weekend

Chicken, olive & lemon traybake with a pearl couscous salad, p68

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Meat-free courgette courgette & lentil loaff

● 2 large cloves garlic, crushed ● 1tsp dried Italian mixed herbs ● 2tbsp tomato purée ● 1tbsp balsamic vinegar ● 2 x 390g tins green lentils

SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR PRICE PER SERVING 84p

● 25g flat-leaf parsley,

With hearty Ittalian flavours and a hit of nuttiness, this bake is a veggie option everyone will want to try!

● 1tbsp rapeseed oil, plus

extra for greasing

● 2 medium courgettes ● 1 small red onion, finely

chopped ● 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped

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in water, drained and rinsed

chopped, plus extra to serve

● 100g fresh breadcrumbs ● 1 medium egg, lightly beaten ● 2tbsp toasted flaked almonds

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Grease a 1L loaf tin and line with baking paper. 2 Halve 1 of the courgettes

lengthways, then cut 2 long strips 3mm thick and lay along the base of the loaf tin. Finely chop the remaining courgette. 3 Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium setting. Add the chopped courgettes, onion and carrots, then cook for 10 mins or until softened but not starting to colour. Add the garlic, mixed herbs, tomato purée and balsamic; cook for 2 mins. 4 Pulse the lentils to a thick paste in a food processor; transfer to a large bowl. Add the veg mixture, the parsley, breadcrumbs and

egg, then mix together. Season well with freshly ground black pepper then tip into the loaf tin, flattening and levelling the top with the back of a large spoon. 5 Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 40-50 mins until golden brown. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out and peel off the paper. Sprinkle with the toasted almonds and extra chopped parsley to serve. Energy

2 ofyour 5-a-day

Each 342g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

1,445kJ 10.3g 345kcal Low

17%

15%

1.0g

8.9g 0.34g

5%

10%

Low

6%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 423kJ/101kcal


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Spring vegetable pasta with a creamy smoky bacon sauce

Fresh asparagus, peppery watercress and sweet petits pois add seasonal flavour to this rich pasta dish SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.92 ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 4 spring onions, finely sliced ● 2 large cloves garlic, sliced ● 155g Butcher’s Selection

Unsmoked Lean Diced Bacon ● 25g basil, leaves torn and stalks finely chopped, plus extra whole leaves to serve ● 1 reduced-salt chicken stock cube, made up to 250ml

● 150ml single cream ● Juice and zest ½ lemon ● 500g pack Asda Italian

Fresh Egg Tagliatelle

● 125g pack Extra

Special Hand Picked Asparagus Tips, cut into 2cm lengths ● 150g frozen petits pois ● 30g Parmesan, grated ● 85g watercress

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1 For the cream sauce, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium setting. Add the spring onions, garlic, bacon, ½ the torn basil leaves and all the basil stalks. Fry for 10 mins, stirring occasionally. 2 Add the chicken stock to the pan and simmer on a low heat for 5 mins. Mix in the cream along with the lemon juice and zest. Cook for a further 2-3 mins until thickened. Season with ground black pepper. Set aside. 3 Add the tagliatelle, asparagus and petits pois to a large pan of boiling water, then simmer

for 3-4 mins until the veg is just tender and the pasta is al dente. Drain well. 4 Return the pasta and veg to the pan. Add the cream sauce and remaining torn basil leaves. Stir together until the tagliatelle is evenly coated. 5 Divide the pasta between 4 bowls and season with black pepper. Sprinkle with the Parmesan, watercress and extra basil leaves to serve. Energy

Each 384g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Med

1,928kJ 21.5g 461kcal High

23%

31%

9.2g

3.5g 1.57g

46%

4%

Low

26%

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

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Cheat’s tarte flambée

Inspired by a French classic, this mouth-watering treat combines a thin, crispy base with soured cream, sweet, tangy onions and pancetta SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.01

Diced Pancetta

● 400g pack Asda Ready

Rolled Pizza Dough

● 150ml soured cream ● Pinch nutmeg ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1tsp Dijon mustard ● ½tbsp white wine vinegar ● ½ small clove garlic, crushed ● 1 round lettuce, roughly

chopped and washed

● 15g flat-leaf parsley, leaves

finely chopped

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Melt the butter in a large pan over a low heat, then add the sliced onions and pancetta. Fry, stirring occasionally, for 15 mins or until the onions are translucent and soft. 3 Unroll the pizza dough onto a baking tray lined with paper and spread the soured cream over the centre, leaving a 2cm border. 4 Top with the onion and pancetta mixture, sprinkle with a little nutmeg, then season with black pepper. Bake on the top shelf of the oven for 20-25 mins until crisp and golden. 5 Whisk together the oil, mustard, vinegar and garlic and toss through the lettuce. 6 Sprinkle the tarte with the parsley and serve with the salad. Energy

Each 303g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

2,396kJ 31.8g 13.9g 573kcal High High

29%

45%

70%

Salt

9.1g

3.18g

10%

53%

Low

High

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 791kJ/189kcal

Chicken, olive & lemon traybake with a pearl cous cous salad

Bursting with Mediterranean flavours, this dish is a feast for the eyes and tastebuds

SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.10 ● 2 packs Extra Special British

Corn-fed Norfolk Free-range Chicken Legs (typically 550g each) ● 2½ lemons, thickly sliced, plus juice ½ lemon ● 100g pitted green olives ● 6 cloves garlic, crushed ● 6 shallots, peeled and halved ● 1tbsp dried oregano ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1 reduced-salt chicken stock cube ● 150g Osem Israeli Cous Cous ● 60g wild rocket ● 10g flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 On a large baking tray, toss the chicken, lemon slices, olives, garlic, shallots, oregano and oil. Season with pepper. Roast for 50-60 mins, tossing occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through with golden, crispy skin. 3 Dissolve the stock cube in 200ml boiling water in a pan. Add the cous cous. Cook for 12 mins. Drain, rinse with cold water, drain fully then fluff with a fork. 4 Stir the lemon juice and rocket through the couscous, reserving a few rocket leaves to garnish. 5 Sprinkle the traybake with the reserved rocket and the parsley. Serve with the cous cous. Energy

Each 412g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Med

2,224kJ 19.8g 531kcal Med

27%

28%

4.5g

3.3g 1.40g

23%

4%

Low

23%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 540kJ/129kcal

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● 20g unsalted butter ● 2 white onions, thinly sliced ● 160g pack Simply Cook


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ooking for an easy breakfast or lunch dish? For Mark Everett, of Worldwide Fruit – supplier of our Grower’s Selection avocados – there’s a classic go-to option every time. He says: ‘Nothing beats creamy avocado on toast, topped with a perfectly poached egg and sprinkled with black pepper or a pinch of chilli flakes. And our avocados are perfect for this. They are grown in tropical climates on evergreen trees, then carefully selected and hand-picked, before being ripened to perfection. No wonder they’re so delicious.’

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Rhubarb & vanilla upside-down cake

4 WAYS WITH…

Rhubarb

Rhubarb gin jellies

Cod fillets with a rhubarb & citrus salsa

With its tart flavour and gorgeous pink colour, rhubarb works brilliantly in desserts or adds a distinctive tang to savoury dishes

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With zing and a hint of chilli heat, this salsa ma akes the ideal accompaniment for the tender, flaky white fish SERVES 2 READY IN 25 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £2.28 ● 50g Grower’s Selection

Rhubarb, trimmed and finely diced ● 1 small red onion, finely diced ● 2 oranges, zested and peeled, flesh finely chopped ● Juice 1 lime, plus extra wedges to serve ● 10g coriander, chopped ● 1 green chilli, sliced ● 2tsp rapeseed oil ● 260g pack Asda 2 Line Caught Cod Fillets ● 60g pack Asda Strong Wild Rocket

1 For the salsa, stir together the rhubarb, onion, orange zest and flesh in a large non-metallic bowl. Season with freshly ground black pepper and stir through the

lime juice, coriander and chilli. 2 Cover the bowl with clingfilm, then chill for 15 mins to allow the flavours to develop and come together. Stir well. 3 Heat the rapeseed oil in a nonstick frying pan over a medium setting. Add the cod fillets, then cook for 2-3 mins on each side, turning only once, until firm to the touch. 4 Divide the cod and wild rocket between 2 plates, top each fillet with 2tbsp of the salsa, and serve with the lime wedges, to squeeze over. 5 Store the leftover salsa in a sterilised lidded jar in the fridge for up to 1 week. It’s delicious with fish or meat. Energy

Each 403g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

894kJ 4.4g 214kcal Low

11%

6%

0.4g 14.9g 0.32g 2%

Low

17%

5%

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

Rhubarb & creamy custard millefeuille

Inspired by a French classic, this slice is made with crisp pastry, custard, and syrupy rhubarb for a British twist SERVES 8 READY IN 1 HR, PLUS COOLING AND CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 46p ● 375g pack Asda Ready

Rolled Light Puff Pastry ● 50g chopped pistachios ● 84g sachet Asda Instant Custard Mix ● 100ml whipping cream ● 200g Grower’s Selection Rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 4cm lengths ● 80g caster sugar ● Icing sugar, to dust 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Unroll the puff pastry, then slice across it into equal thirds. 3 Arrange on the tray, brush with a little water and sprinkle with the chopped pistachios, reserving some to garnish. Top with more baking paper then another baking tray, to weigh it down. Bake for 23-25 mins

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until golden. Allow to cool. 4 Make up the custard mix with 300ml boiling water. Cool for 10 mins, then chill fully in the fridge. Whisk the cream into soft peaks and fold through the custard. Cover and chill. 5 Simmer the rhubarb, caster sugar and 100ml water in a pan for 6-8 mins until tender but not broken down. Cool, then drain with a slotted spoon. 6 Put the chilled custard cream into a piping bag with a 1cm round nozzle. Pipe over 2 of the pastry pieces, top both with rhubarb and stack. Top with the third pastry piece. Dust with icing sugar; sprinkle over the reserved pistachios and serve. Energy

Each 162g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Low

1,437kJ 16.7g 343kcal Med

17%

24%

7.8g 16.5g 0.32g

39%

Med

18%

5%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 887kJ/212kcal

Rhubarb & vanilla upside-down cake

Tangy rhubarb tops fluffy vanilla-speckled sponge in this mouth-watering update of a retro pudding

SERVES 12 READY IN 1 HR, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 35p ● 350g Grower’s Selection

Rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 5cm lengths ● 2tsp vanilla bean paste ● 195g golden caster sugar ● 115g Asda Best for Baking Cakes spread, plus extra for greasing ● 2 medium eggs ● 115g self-raising flour ● 300ml whipping cream 1 Put the rhubarb in a pan with ½ the vanilla bean paste, 80g of the caster sugar and 100ml water. Simmer for 5-8 mins, or until the rhubarb is just tender. Set aside to cool for 10 mins. 2 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line the base of a 20cm springform cake tin. 3 In a large mixing bowl, beat together the spread, eggs,

flour, remaining caster sugar and remaining vanilla bean paste until smooth. 4 Use a fork to arrange the pieces of rhubarb in the bottom of the tin. 5 Pour over the cake mixture, smoothing down with the back of a spoon. Bake for 25 mins, or until the sponge is golden and springs back when touched lightly. Allow

to cool in the tin for 10 mins.

6 Whisk the whipping cream until it forms soft peaks, then spoon into a serving bowl. 7 Carefully turn out the cake onto a serving plate; remove the baking paper. Slice and serve with the whipped cream. Energy

Each 108g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Low

1,157kJ 18.4g 276kcal Med

14%

26%

8.7g 17.2g 0.27g

44%

Med

19%

5%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,071kJ/256kcal

Rhubarb gin jellies

Made with tart fresh rhubarb and a kick of fruity gin liqueur, this elegant dessert is strictly for grown-ups! SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS COOLING AND CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.47 ● 5 leaves Dr. Oetker Platinum

Grade Leaf Gelatine ● 300g Grower’s Selection Rhubarb, trimmed and chopped, plus 4 ribbons shaved with a veg peeler to serve (optional) ● 160g caster sugar ● 125ml Extra Special Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur

1 Put the gelatine in a bowl of cold water and set aside. 2 Meanwhile, put the chopped rhubarb in a pan with the caster sugar and 225ml cold water. Heat on medium and simmer for 12-15 mins until the fruit begins to break down. 3 Pour the gin liqueur into a large measuring jug, then strain the rhubarb mixture through a sieve into the same jug. Use the back of a spoon

to press out as much liquid as possible, then discard the pulp. You should end up with about 600ml in total. 4 Squeeze the excess water out of the gelatine, add it to the warm liquid in the jug and whisk until the gelatine dissolves completely. Divide between 4 small jelly moulds or deep ramekins. Chill in the fridge until set, for at least 2 hrs or preferably overnight. 5 To serve, remove the jellies from the fridge, then carefully dip the moulds or ramekins in hot water for 3 secs to release before turning out onto plates. Garnish with ribbons of rhubarb, twisted, if using. Energy

Each 150g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

1,098kJ 0.0g 263kcal Low

13%

0%

0.0g 47.3g 0.15g 0%

High

53%

3%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 732kJ/175kcal

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Cod fillets with a rhubarb & citrus salsa


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Add flavour, colour and variety to your plate with juicy fresh fruits

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njoying delicious fruit is a simple way to get your 5-a-day, and eating different-coloured fruits helps keep it interesting and varies your nutritional intake. Kiwis contain vitamin C and blackberries are a source of the B vitamin folic acid, both of which help to maintain normal function of our immune system. And the beta carotene in mangoes converts to vitamin A, which helps maintain normal vision. Find our juicy range in the produce aisle and mix things up with fruits and berries in a rainbow of vibrant colours… Grower’s Selection Pomegranate, 89p*; Grower’s Selection Ready To Eat Mango, £1.80 (2-pack; 90p each); Grower’s Selection Pineapple, £1; Grower’s Selection Ready To Eat Kiwi Fruit, £1.20** (4-pack; 30p each); Grower’s Selection Blackberries†, £2 (150g; £1.33/100g)

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e a h t C IT! Short on time for pudding prep? Stress less with these impressive but easy ideasâ&#x20AC;¦

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Chocolate & pistachio pancake ‘ c annoli’ 1 Asda Fresh Whipping Cream, whipped

2 Asda 8 Sweet Pancakes 3 Extra Special Mint Dark Chocolate, melted 4 Asda Pistachios, chopped Create these easy treats by spooning whipped cream onto pancakes and rolling up. Drizzle over melted mint chocolate and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.

Hot cross bun & caramel froyo 1

Indulgent treat Feed a cr owd

Carnation Caramel

2 Asda Full Fat Greek Style Yogurt 3 Extra Special 4 Extra Fruity Hot Cross Buns, torn 4 Asda Ginger Nuts, crushed

Mini raspberry pavlovas 1 Asda Crème Fraîche 2 Extra Special 8 Meringue Nests 3 Grower’s Selection Raspberries 4 Askeys Treat! Raspberry Flavour Topping For individual pavlovas in minutes, add dollops of crème fraiche to meringue nests, top with a few berries and drizzle over some raspberry topping.

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Made in minutes

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Make this frozen pud by mixing together the caramel and yogurt, then stir in the buns and biscuits. Freeze in a loaf tin, stirring every 2 hrs, until solid. Top with more caramel and biscuits.

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finishing THE

TOUCH

Our decadent Extra Special desserts are the perfect finale to a delicious Easter feast Made to an authentic, Parisian-inspired recipe, our Extra Special macarons are airy meringue-and-almond delights that are gorgeous to look at and taste even better. Crispy on the outside, their luxurious fillings include vanilla, pistachio, salted caramel, raspberry, lemon and chocolate flavours. One bite, and you’re in dessert heaven. Extra Special Macaron Selection, £3 (132g; £2.27/100g)

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For a real show-stopping centrepiece, choose our white chocolate & raspberry roulade of soft, chewy meringue filled with British whipping cream and a Heritage raspberry sauce. ‘The roulades are hand-rolled and sprinkled with Belgian white chocolate,’ says Cheryl Westwood of Country Style Foods, the family company that creates these quality craft products. ‘They’re then frozen to lock in freshness and flavour.’ Extra Special Belgian White Chocolate & Raspberry Roulade, £4 (454g; 88p/100g)

ite ch oc Extra Special 2 White Chocolate Pine Cone Desserts*, £3 (192g; £1.56/100g) Extra Special Vegan Chocolate & Caramel Swirl Desserts*, £3 (268g; £1.12/100g)

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If you love individual sweet treats, our pine cone desserts (above) of an all-butter lemon sponge topped with zingy lemon curd, Belgian white chocolate mousse and shimmer dusting, are divine. Or, anyone can enjoy our vegan swirls (left), with layers of salted caramel, dairy-free mousse and gluten-free cookie crumb in a chocolate shell, hand-finished with gold lustre. Irresistible!

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Extra Special Chocolate Fudge Cake, £1.85

slice of luxury

For an afternoon treat, choose the Extra Special Carrot Cake, £1.85, sprinkled with nibbed walnuts. Or try the Extra Special Salted Caramel & Chocolate Cake, £1.85, filled with irresistible chocolate ganache and topped with a caramel swirl.

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Extra Special Chocolate & Salted Caramel Cheesecake, £4

Extra Special Red Velvet Cake, £1.85

Extra Special Victoria Sponge, £1.85

Extra Special White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake, £4 Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. Photographs show serving suggestions. *Available from 19 March to 8 April 2020

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Cracked it! It’s easy to create this stunning treat of a cake with a ‘fault line’ that reveals mini eggs

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Easter fault line cake

FOR THE CAKE ● 500g Asda Best For Baking Cakes spread, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing ● 500g golden caster sugar ● 500g self-raising flour, sifted ● 8 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten ● 3tbsp semi-skimmed milk ● 1tbsp Extra Special Sicilian Lemon Extract TO DECORATE ● 400g unsalted butter, at room temperature ● 800g icing sugar ● 1tbsp Extra Special Sicilian Lemon Extract ● 4tbsp semi-skimmed milk ● 5tbsp raspberry jam ● Dr. Oetker Extra Strong Blue Food Colouring Gel ● 2 x 80g packs chocolate mini eggs, roughly chopped ● 4g pack Cake Décor Gold Glitter Spray ● 2tsp vodka or gin (optional) 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line 2 spring-form circular cake tins (1 x 15cm and 1 x 20cm), allowing the baking paper to extend 3cm above the top of each tin. 2 Put all the ingredients for the cake in a very large bowl and beat with an electric whisk for 3-4 mins until smooth. Divide between the cake tins, about ⅓ (590g) of the mixture into the smaller tin and the rest in the larger tin. The mixture should fill the tins about halfway. 3 Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 1 hr to 1 hr 15 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out cleanly. The smaller cake should be ready about 10 mins before the larger cake. 4 Cool the cakes in the tins for 10 mins, then turn out and allow to cool completely on wire racks. 5 Using a serrated-edged knife, cut each cake in half horizontally so you have 4 sponge circles. Trim the tops of the cakes to level them, if necessary. 6 To decorate, first make the

buttercream. Beat the butter until soft. Add the icing sugar, lemon extract and 1tbsp of the milk and whisk into the butter, starting on a slow speed and gradually increasing to high. Beat for 5 mins, slowly adding the rest of the milk, until the mixture is pale and fluffy. 7 Beat the raspberry jam in a separate bowl to loosen it and smooth out any lumps. 8 Spread the tops of 1 larger sponge and both smaller sponges with a little of the buttercream. Spread over the jam, leaving a 3cm border around the edge (picture 1). 9 Put the larger iced cake on a cake stand or plate, iced side up, then top with the 2 smaller cakes. Finish with the un-iced larger cake on top (picture 2). 10 Beat a generous squeeze of the blue food gel into the remaining buttercream until combined evenly, adding a little more gel if you want a really vibrant colour. 11 Using a palette knife, spread the blue buttercream over the top and sides of the cake until well covered. Use the palette knife to bring the icing slightly over the fault line section to create a small ridge (picture 3). 12 Press the chocolate mini eggs into the icing all the way around the central fault line section (picture 4). Chill in the fridge for 20 mins. 13 Empty the gold glitter spray into a small cup and mix with the vodka or gin until combined. The alcohol will ‘fix’ the glitter in place. With a clean, fine brush, paint a gold line around the edge of each fault line (picture 5) and the top edge of the cake. If you want to make the cake alcohol free, simply dust the gold glitter over the top of the cake instead. 14 You can store the decorated cake in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Energy

Each 100g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

21%

32%

7%

1,757kJ 22.1g 10.0g 40.4g 0.40g 420kcal High High High Med

50%

45%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,757kJ/420kcal

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Top tips

● Short on time? Replace the buttercream with a few tubs of Asda Vanilla Flavour Frosting, mixed with food colour gel if you wish. ● For variation, fill the cake fault line with your favourite mini sweet treats, such as rainbow sprinkles or crushed choc honeycomb. ● Cut the cake in half horizontally through the middle of the fault line section to create 2 halves for an easy way to serve.

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SERVES 36 READY IN 2 HR RS 30 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 41p


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Easter chick mallow chocolate nests

Sweet marshmallow chicks sit in crispy nests of chocolate-coated cereal SERVES 6 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 32p

NO BAKE

Malteaster Bunny rocky road

An indulgent combo of melted chocolate, crunchy biscuits and gooey mallows topped with cute Easter choc rabbits SERVES 36 READY IN 25 MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 15p ● 100g Flora Light ● 2tbsp golden syrup ● 200g Asda Dark Chocolate,

● 200g dark chocolate ● 15g unsalted butter ● 90g Shredded Wheat

(about 4), roughly broken

● 6 Asda Easter Chick

Mallows

1 Line a large baking tray with baking paper. 2 Break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Add the butter and heat until fully melted, stirring occasionally. Carefully remove the bowl from the pan and set aside for 5 mins.

3 Add the Shredded Wheat and stir until completely coated. Spoon the mixture into 6 round mounds on the tray, then use the back of the spoon to make an indentation in the top of each one. 4 Set a chick mallow in each ‘nest’, then chill in the fridge for 2 hrs or until fully set. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Energy

Each 56g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Low

1,106kJ 11.8g 264kcal High

13%

17%

7.0g

23.1g 0.01g

35%

26%

High

<1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,975kJ/472kcal

broken into pieces

● 30g Asda Rice Snaps cereal ● 100g light digestive biscuits,

bashed to small pieces

● 50g glacé cherries, chopped ● 80g mini mallows ● 100g white chocolate, melted ● 1tbsp Asda Rainbow Sprinkles ● 2 x 58g bags Malteaster

Mini Bunnies

1 Line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with baking paper. 2 Put the Flora, syrup and dark chocolate into a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Heat until melted, stirring occasionally. When smooth, set aside to cool for 10 mins. 3 Stir through the Rice Snaps, biscuits, cherries and mallows. Spoon into the tin and smooth down with the back of a spoon. Chill for 1 hr or until almost set. 4 Drizzle on the white chocolate and smooth to cover. Scatter over the sprinkles and press the Bunnies into the chocolate. 5 Chill for 1 hr or until fully set. To serve, use the paper to lift out of the tin; cut into a 6 x 6 grid to give 36 pieces. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Each 26g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Med

Energy 488kJ 117kcal

5.5g

2.5g 10.2g 0.13g

6%

8%

13%

High

High

11%

2%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,879kJ/449kcal

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ONLY 4 STEPS Mini Egg cookies s

Crisp, buttery biscuiits make tasty nests for these classic sugar-shelled chocolate eggs SERVES 9 READY IN 30 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 19p ● 50g unsalted butter,

at room temperature

● 25g caster sugar ● 1tbsp vanilla bean paste ● 80g plain flour, plus extra

for dusting

● 80g pack Cadbury Mini Eggs

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 2 Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla then mix in the flour. Bring together with your hands and shape into a flat disc. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 20 mins. 3 Unwrap the dough, put onto a floured surface and roll out to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut out shapes with a 6cm round fluted cutter, rerolling the scraps once, to make 9 cookies. Put onto the trays and arrange 3 Mini Eggs on each, pressing down slightly. 4 Bake for 10-12 mins until golden round the edges. Cool for 5 mins on the trays before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Each 26g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Low

Energy 536kJ 128kcal

6.5g

4.1g

8.9g 0.02g

6%

9%

21%

10%

High

High

<1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 2,063kJ/493kcal

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CHEAT’S BROWNIE MIX ‘Carrot’ brownies

Gooey brownies top pped with a surprise: strawberries covered with chocolate that look just like carrots! SERVES 9 READY IN 30 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.15 ● 284g pack Asda Chocolate

Brownie Mix

● 1 medium egg ● 30g unsalted butter, melted,

plus extra for greasing

● 1tsp coconut oil

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● 1tsp Dr. Oetker Extra Strong

Food Colour Gel in Orange ● 200g white chocolate ● 9 strawberries, washed and dried well ● Asda Choco Sprinkles (optional)

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line a 18cm square brownie tin. Line a tray with baking paper. 2 Make up the brownie mix with the egg and butter according to the pack instructions. Bake for

20 mins or until just set in the middle. Allow to cool for 30 mins, then remove from the tin and cut into 9 pieces. 3 Meanwhile, put the oil in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and heat until melted. Stir in the orange gel. Break in the chocolate and heat until melted, stirring occasionally. Take the bowl off the pan and allow to cool for 5 mins. 4 Dip each strawberry into the chocolate, leaving stalks uncoated, and put onto the

tray. Use a fork to drizzle over chocolate, reserving any left over. Chill for 20 mins until set. 5 Before serving, re-melt the remaining chocolate. Drizzle over the brownies and scatter over sprinkles, if using. Use a dot of chocolate to stick a ‘carrot’ onto each brownie. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Energy

Each 80g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

High

Med

1,205kJ 13.2g 288kcal Med

14%

19%

7.9g

31.3g 0.37g

40%

35%

High

6%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,506kJ/360kcal

Photographs: Ria Osborne, Tara Fisher, Martin Poole. Styling: Julie Patmore, Jenny Iggleden. Food styling: Matthew Ford, Lorna Brash

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Full of flavour

Our indulgent Extra Special bars are created with sustainably farmed cocoa beans for silky smooth chocolate in a host of sophisticated varieties

BEST OF THE ZEST

Laced with orange oil for a heavenly citrus infusion. Extra Special Orange Dark Chocolate, £1.40 (100g)

BERRY DREAM

This elegant dark chocolate zings with bursts of raspberry. Extra Special Raspberry Dark Chocolate, £1.40 (100g)

COFFEE PERK

Delightfully dark, with an infusion of aromatic coffee. Extra Special Espresso Dark Chocolate, £1.40 (100g)

BUTTER CRUNCH

Luscious milk chocolate swirled with butterscotch chunks. Extra Special Salted Butterscotch Milk Chocolate, £1.40 (100g)

TROPICAL TASTE

Coconut flakes and warming rum balance bittersweet cocoa. Extra Special Coconut & Rum Dark Chocolate, £1.40 (100g)

GREAT WHITE

Infused with fragrant Madagascan vanilla for a velvety finish. Extra Special Vanilla White Chocolate, £1.40 (100g)

FRESH MINT

Bittersweet cocoa is highlighted with cool peppermint in this tempting bar. Extra Special Mint Dark Chocolate, £1.40 (100g)

DREAMY DARK

A deeply delicious dark chocolate, with 70% cocoa solids. Extra Special Peruvian Dark Chocolate, £1.40 (100g)

PERUVIAN MILK

Smooth milk chocolate with notes of creamy toffee. Extra Special Peruvian Milk Chocolate, £1.40 (100g)

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Bring a taste of luxury to your Easter with our range of exquisitely crafted, sustainably certified Extra Special eggs

Get a taste for our stunning, hand-decorated Extra Special splatter eggs with this triple set of smaller chocolate eggs in mint, raspberry and orange flavours. Extra Special The Taster Selection, £5 (150g; £3.33/100g)

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FOOD Our luxurious large splatter eggs come in four decadent varieties – dark chocolate and mint, caramel flavour with dark choc, white chocolate and raspberry, and milk choc with orange. All are made from 100% independently certified sustainable cocoa. Extra Special The Mint One; Extra Special The Caramel One, £5 (245g; £2.04/100g) each; Extra Special The Raspberry One, £5 (240g; £2.08/100g). Extra Special The Orange One, £5 (245g; £2.04/100g)

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Small Belgian milk chocolate eggs with delicate decoration. Extra Special Passion Fruit Speckled Quail Eggs; Extra Special Gold Speckled Quail Eggs, £3 (180g; £1.67/100g) each Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability

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here’s no need to miss out on quality or flavour when you’re looking for a vegan, gluten-free Easter treat with our delicious Free From eggs. There’s a fantastic range to choose from, including a bittersweet dark chocolate egg with totally tempting truffles and a white chocolate egg with bursts of strawberry. The choice is yours…

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Fine ingredients including tangy strawberry pieces, crumbled honeycomb crunch and a zesty orange-flavoured drizzle make these new Free From eggs totally irresistible. Free From White Choc & Strawberry Egg; Free From Choc Honeycomb Egg; Free From Choc Orange Egg, £4 each (160g; £2.50/100g) each

Milk, white or dark chocolate? Try them all with this tempting trio of smooth milk with raspberry pieces, vanilla-infused white, and decadent dark with cocoa nibs. Extra Special Free From Easter Egg Selection, £4.50 (150g; £3/100g)

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It’s eggs galore in store this Easter, so treat friends and family to these exciting new goodies from their favourite big-name brands

THE DARK SIDE

Cadbury chocolate with a darker, grown-up flavour, featuring an egg and a chocolate bar. Cadbury Darkmilk The Original Easter Egg, £4 (256g; £1.56/100g) or 2 for £7*

EGGS & BAKING

Treat home cooks to nibbly eggs in sugar shells with a cute tin for their cake creations. Cadbury Mini Eggs Gifting Tin, £4 (319g; £1.25/100g)

GOOD AS GOLD

The Galaxy chocolate egg hides glistening rose-gold mini eggs with crunchy caramel. Galaxy Enchanted Eggs, £3 (234g; £1.28/100g) or 3 for £8*

GO HALVES

Milk or white? Enjoy both with an egg of two halves, plus chocs with creamy-tasting fillings. Nestlé Milky Bar Mix Ups Giant Egg, £4 (295g; £1.36/100g) or 2 for £7*

GET SMART

This sharing bag of pretty pink and blue mini eggs will be a hit with unicorn fans. Nestlé Smarties Unicorn Edition Mini Eggs, £1 (80g; £1.25/100g)

LOVELY BUBBLY

Enjoy a milk chocolate egg, plus two bubbly chocolate and caramel bars. Cadbury Wispa Gold Egg, £3 (276g; £1.09/100g) or 3 for £8*

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TEASER PLEASERS

This chocolate egg comes with three bags of yummy, crispy Maltesers Buttons. Maltesers Buttons XL Egg, £4 (274g; £1.46/100g) or 2 for £7*

ON THE BUTTON

Thinking big? This huge egg with large white chocolate buttons is perfect! Cadbury White Giant Buttons Egg, £7 (410g; £1.71/100g)

BOX OF FROGS

Go mad for this egg, with Freddo Treasures chocs and toy, and two Freddo Caramel Bars. Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Caramel Treasures Egg, £3 (153g; £1.96/100g) or 3 for £8* ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | 99


HOP O T IT! We’ve got all the cute treats you need for your best-ever Easter celebrattions…

Asda Bunny and Chick k Marshmallows, £2 each h (150g; £1.33/100g)

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Asda Chick Marshmallow Lollipop, 89p (33g; £2.70/100g)

Asda Foiled d Milk Chocolate Bunny in white or brown fo oil, 89p each (1100g)

Asda Bunny Marshmallow Lollipop, 89p (33g; £2.70/100g)

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FREE FROM… These fun favourite chocolate treats are both vegan and milk free, so everyone can enjoy a delicious taste of Easter. Sweet!

Asda Foiled Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs, 59p (75g; 79p/100g)

Free From Easter Choc Friends, £2.49 (84g; £2.96/100g)

Asda White Chocolate Lamb, £2 (150g; £1.33/100g)

Asda a Marshmallow Triple e Pops, 89p (45g;; £1.98/100g)

Free From Choc Easter Bunny, £3 (100g) or 3 for £8*

Free From Easter Egg with White Choc Buttons, £3 (115g; £2.61/100g) or 3 for £8* ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | 101


Found it!

EGG HUNT

Get the gang round for the best egg hunt ever. The fun starts here…

SEEK THEM OUT From baskets, bonnets and bunny ears to treats and prizes, make us your one-stop shop for egg hunt goodies!

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Rabbit ears*, £1

Easter bonnet*, 98p. Small bamboo basket, £1 (also available in large, £2)

Fillable eggs*, £1 (12-pack k)

Large chicks*†, 98p (4-p pack;; 25p p each))

Egg hunt box*†, £3.50 (374g; 94p/100g) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. *Available from 23 March to 12 April 2020. †Limited stores

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Keep the kids happy with these creative Easter projects using our cracking crafting products

CHEEKY CHICK EASTER CARD You WIll need

● Asda Gel Glue Pen,

2 Glue the yellow egg in the centre of one of the paper plates. 3 Stick the wiggly eyes onto the egg. Cut out a beak from the orange craft foam and glue it on. 4 Glue large feathers on each side for wings and a small one on top of the head for a tuft.

● George Home Paper Plates

for the eggshell

£1 (2-pack; 50p each)

(white), £1 (50-pack; 2p each) ● George Home Paper Plates (in an assortment of colours), £1 (25-pack; 4p each) ● 2 x medium Asda Wiggly Eyes, £1 (assorted 3-pack; 33p each) ● Orange craft foam from Asda Foam Sheets, £1 (8-pack; 13p each) ● Large and small feathers from Asda Feathers Big Value Pack, £1 PLUS ● Pencil ● A4 sheet yellow card ● Scissors ● 1 paper fastener

make the chick

1 Draw an egg shape 10cm long on the yellow card, then cut out.

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5 To make the cracked shell, draw a zigzag line across the other plate and cut along it. 6 Apply glue to the rim of the bottom half. Flip it base-upwards. 7 Carefully stick it onto the first plate, rim to rim, positioning it so the chick is peeking out over the zigzag. Let the glue dry. 8 Ask an adult to help you connect the top half of the shell to the first paper plate, using the paper fastener (see picture, left). The shell should now open and close along the zigzag line.

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EASTER BUNNY HEADBAND You WIll need

● George Shredded Paper

in Green, £1

● George Glitter Carrots,

£1 (18-pack; 6p each)

● George Easter Daisies (in

packs of white or colours), £1 (12-pack; 8p each)

PLUS ● A3 sheet white card ● A3 sheet paper (optional) ● A4 sheet pink card ● PVA glue ● Pen ● Scissors design your band

1 Print the template (see below) on the A3 card. Or print on A3 paper and glue to the card. 2 Cut out around the outside of the larger circle, then carefully remove the centre, cutting around the ear shapes. 3 Cut out two smaller ear shapes from the pink card. Stick onto the white shapes to make the inner ears. 4 Stick the shredded paper onto the ring. Glue on the carrots and daisies around the ring. Allow to dry completely. 5 To wear the band, bend the ears up and out so they stand up as you put it on your head.

GET AHEAD FOR EASTER Find the template at ASDA.GL/ bunnyears

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MINI POMPOMS EASTER EGG CARD You WIll need:

● George Easter Pom Poms, £1 ● George Easter Stickers, £1

(optional)

PLUS ● A4 sheet coloured card ● Pencil ● PVA glue create your card

1 Fold the card in half. Lightly draw an egg shape on the front. 2 Squeeze a tiny dot of glue onto the card and stick on a pom pom. Repeat until the egg shape is completely covered – make sure the pom poms are close together and all the pencil lines are hidden. 3 Allow to dry, then add the stickers, if using. Your card is now ready to write on. ASDA.COM | 107


RAINBOW BIRDS STICK PUPPETS You WIll need

● George e Home

Bamboo Skewers, £1 (100-pack; 1p each) ● Asda Primary Paint Pack, £2 (4-pack; 50p each) ● Asda Foam Sheets, £1 (8-pack; 13p each) ● Asda Gel Glue Pen, £1 (2-pack; 50p each) ● Make-Your-Own Easter Nests, £1 (2-pack; 50p each) ● Foam Mini Easter Eggs, £1 (60-pack; 1.7p each) ● Asda Wiggly Eyes, £1 (assorted 3-pack; 33p each)

give it a nest

1 Take one of the bird puppets you’ve just made and dot glue on the base, near to the skewer. 2 Pierce a small hole through the centre of a nest. Thread it onto the skewer, pressing it in place so it sticks to the glue on the bird.

mini eggs nest

1 Pierce a small hole through the centre of a nest you’ve just made. Thread onto a skewer, leaving 1cm at the top. 2 Add a cluster of foam mini eggs, gluing them to the nest and each other. Make sure you use enough to hide the top of the skewer.

PLUS ● Paintbrush ● PVA glue ● Polystyrene eggs ● Saucers, for mixing paint ● Scissors

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build a bird

1 Ask an adult to cut the sharp points off the skewers. 2 Brush a coat of PVA glue over the polystyrene eggs and set aside to dry. Clean the brush. 3 Mix the white paint from the pack with dabs of the colours to get pastel shades. Paint each of the eggs and allow to dry. 4 For each bird, cut two little wings, a head-crest and a beak from the craft foam. 5 When the painted eggs are dry, ask an adult to pierce a small, 2cm-deep hole in the bottom of each one. Squirt in a drop of gel glue and push in a blunt skewer. 6 Use dots of gel glue to stick the wings, crest, beak and eyes onto each egg. Leave to dry.

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Creative kit for kids From colouring books and stickers to crafting sets, our range has all you need to keep them entertained – starting from just 98p

Easter Activity Pack, £1

Easter Colouring Book, £1

Paint Your Own Easter Canvas, £1

Make-Your-Own Mats and Coasters, £1

2 Sun Catchers painting kit, £1

Make-Your-Own Curious Bunny kit, £3

Easter Decoration Pack, £2

4 Mini Bunnies decorations, 98p

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2020 vision This year, Asda Opticians celebrates 20 years of providing reliable, affordable eyecare

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aring for your eye health can be complicated, not to mention expensive, so at Asda Opticians we keep things simple, with no hidden costs. There are no additional charges for lenses or for stronger prescriptions on top of the cost of your frames. This means that you can get everything you need to fulfil your prescription, including frames and lenses – even varifocals if you need them – all for one price. There’s no compromise on quality or service and the price you see is the price you pay – it really is that simple! So, whether you need an eye test, contact lenses or new glasses, our qualified Optical colleagues are happy to help and can Frames offer a comprehensive and and lenses for professional service at a time to suit you. For more information or to book an appointment, visit Asda Opticians for a chat next time you’re in store.

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WHY CHOOSE US? ● No hidden costs – the price you see is what you pay for your glasses** ● Wide range of stylish frames – check out our exclusive Bio Eyes range, made from 95% recycled material!

● Comprehensive eye tests at an affordable price† ● FREE comfort adjustment on your glasses ● FREE contact lens aftercare ● We accept prescriptions from any other opticians ● Open seven days a week ● Open until late in the evening

To find your nearest Asda Opticians, visit ASDA.com/storelocator Available in stores with an Asda Opticians. Brands and frames subject to availability. *The total price you pay for frames and lenses is either £80 or £110, depending on your choice of frame. **The price includes single-vision or varifocal lenses at no extra charge, as required for your prescription. Price does not include an eye test. †Eye test costs £19 at Asda Opticians or free for those entitled under the NHS with an NHS voucher. For details, please speak to an Optical colleague in store. Asda Opticians has been shortlisted for the 2020 Optician Award’s Frame of The Year for Bio Eyes frame DW/MODO/ECOF10/P

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style

From outfits with sparkle to comfy, practical playground essentials, kit out your kids for any occasion this spring with the latest arrivals from George

Jacket, 4-14yrs, from £12

Photograph: Louisa Parry

Do the double!

Shorts, 4-14yrs, from £8

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etro-classic double denim gets a sprinkling of unicorn-shimmer sequins for a cool and cute party outfit. Perfect together – or mix and match with after-school faves to add magic to any spring look.

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. Items featured on these pages will launch throughout April 2020

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PLAY IT COOL! Head out for fun and games in the s u p e r- s t y l i s h n e w k i d s ’ r a n g e f r o m G e o r g e

Skirt, 1-6yrs, from £6

Playsuit*, 1-6y yrs, from m £8

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Top p (from 3-p pack)), 1-6yrs, from £7

Whether little ones are out with friends or off to a party, florals, denim and soft pastel colours are the cool go-to kit this spring. You’re so welcome!

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JUMP TO IT

Hoodies, joggers and easy-fit shorts are ideal for play at the park or an Easter egg hunt in the garden. Discover a cool, comfortable and hard-wearing collection that youngsters can run around in all day long.

Trainers, 3-9 9, £11

Shorts, 1-6yrs, from £6 (2-pack)

Joggers, 1-6yrs, from £5

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. Items featured on these pages will launch throughout April 2020. *Online exclusive

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3 ways to weaR T h e ve r s a til e t we e n s t a p l e is n’t o n ly fo r la z y l o u n g ewe a r d ay s … Te a m e d w i t h s t y l e s o l u t i o n s f r o m G e o r g e to ke e p t h e l o o k f r e s h , t h is s t a te m e nt k i d s ’ h o o d i e c a n b e wo r n o n r e p e a t RELAX TO THE MAX

Could this slogan-print hoodie be the most versatile item in a youngster’s wardrobe? It’s perfect for playtime but also works dressed up with a pair of easy-wear joggers, a soft button-up top and cool matching trainers. Whether they wear the hoodie layered or tied around the waist, th hey’lll be set for ev verytthing the day hollds…

DENIM Duo

Double denim reigns supreme, especially when it comes with extras such as sparkly sequins. Give this shorts and jacket combo a super-cool boost with the addition of a streetwear classic hoodie. Team with shimmering sandals and a dazzling mermaid backpack and you’ve got a look that’s good to go. Denim jaccket, 4-14yrs, from £112

Top, 4-14yrs, from £4

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Got a day of adventures planned? Choose this combo for an easy-wear look that’s stylish and comfortable. Make this trusty hoodie the star of the show by popping it over a white tee and teaming with easy-to-wear jeggings. Then add a cute tie-dye cat hat and cool pair of sneakers for the perfect finishing touch. Effortless! T-shirt (part of set with culottes), 4-14yrs, from £10

Hat, 4-12yrs, £5

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Trainers, 5-12 jnr, £9 Denim shorts, 4-14yrs, from £8 Sand dals, 12-5 5, from m £7

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Tiny tots

A matching set starring cute characters or a slogan is bound to get everyone smiling! We’ve got a great range, with clever designs including easy-on-and-off zips and poppers, to make change time a breeze. Plus a bandana-style bib is ideal when they’re ready for a feed.

Slogan set, 0--24mths, £7

Premature babies (those born before 37 weeks) need smaller sizes and super-soft fabric for their sensitive skin. George’s premature baby range comes in sizes up to 5lb, and has flat seams and labels to minimise irritation. Popper fastenings and fully-opening designs make it even easier to dress your little one. Find the range in selected stores and online at George.com.

Set and bib, 0-24mths, £6

Dress and sho orts sett, 0-24mths, £8 8

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Hats, 3-5lbs, £2 (2-pack)

Team a snu uggly three-button cardi with a pretty embroidered dress and shorts set for a spring outfit that’s as cute as it is comfy. Made from super-soft fabrics, these togs are gentle e on n your baby’s skin and prractical, too – they wash h brrilliantly every time.

Cardigan, 0-24mths, £6

Hats help to keep little heads covered and shaded, as well as giving your baby’s outfit a put-together look. So sweet!

LAY YER UP!

Dress, 0-12mths, £8 (part of a set with leggings)

Sleeve eless bodyssuits, 3-5lbss, £5 (3-pacck)

Frilly sunhats, ack) 0-12mths, £5 (2-pa

For little e tootsies

Our baby shoes are just the thing for your little explorer on sunshine days. To the park! Broderie

anglaise shoes, 0-12mths, £3.50; dino shoes, 0-12mths, £4 Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. Items featured on these pages will launch throughout April 2020

Jackets, 3-5lbs, £6 (2-p pack)

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aster is the perfect time for entertaining. It’s an opportunity to enjoy a long weekend with family and friends and, with luck, maybe even soak up some spring sunshine. If you’re hosting a full-on family lunch, bring seasonal freshness to your table with cheerful crockery in pretty pastel shades. Or, if you’re going to keep things low-key with a simple get-together for drinks, you can still create a celebratory feel with our glassware in a range of on-trend colours. And don’t forget the Easter decorations to bring a real sense of occasion.

Turn over for details of our new spring range

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SEASONAL SHADES Host a pastel-perfect cocktail party with colourful rainbow glasses. Or serve gin, wine or bubbly in our eye-catching, chunky fluted glass collection. Below, on top shelf, from left: Rainbow mixer glasses, £8 (4-pack). Chunky wine glasses, £6 (2-pack). Rainbow wine glasses, £12 (4-pack). Chunky gin glasses, £7 (2-pack). Rainbow champagne flutes*, £10 (4-pack). Chunky champagne flutes, £6 (2-pack)

MIX AND MATCH

Feeding a crowd – or just in the mood for a spring shake-up? Combine two different dinner sets for an enchanting look to your table. Gold details add even more elegance to a gorgeous colour palette of blossom pink and soft aqua. Above, clockwise from top left: Palm Leaf dinner set, £25 (12-piece). Deco Fan dinner set**, £25 (12-piece). Brushed cutlery set in Gold and Pink, £16 (16-piece)

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EASTER PARADE

This branching tree makes a stylish centrepiece and is perfect for adorning with a selection of hanging decorations. A group of wooden Easter-themed signs and cute egg cups on a table or mantelpiece will brighten even the most showery April day! Easter tree*, £5. Hanging character baubles*, £1 (6-pack). Hanging small egg decorations*, £1 (8-pack). Hanging Happy Easter egg decoration*, 58p. Hanging carrot decorations*, £1 (8-pack). On table, from left: Wooden Easter sign*, £1. Chick egg cup*†, £2 (also in Bunny design). Easter wooden basket*, £2. Wooden rabbit sign*, £1

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *Available from 23 March to 12 April 2020. †Egg not included

Top Tip Secure cotton to foil-wrapped mini chocolate eggs and hang from your Easter tree

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When Asda community champion Liz Cotterill realised how many people in the local area were keen to get together, she didn’t hesitate to act. And so, over tea, coffee an nd plenty of cake, the Warrington Friendship Group was born…

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ith our busy lives, it’s easy to underestimate e the power that a chatt over a cup of tea has to restore e a sense of wellbeing and calm m. In fact, studies show regular social contact is essential to our health. Loneliness has been n associated with a risk of earlierr death, serious conditions such as coronary heart disease, and slower recovery from illness*. So it stands to reason that nurturin ng friendships may help people to o live full, healthier lives. Having good buddies around you can make a big difference when it comes to bouncing back if you’re under the weather, too. It was just after Christmas 2017 when Liz Cotterill, an

Warrington group founder Liz gets set for Easter!

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friendship & wellbeing ● A 2010 study* discovered that people with good friendships are 50% more likely to live longer than those who have poor or insufficient social relationships. ● The same research* suggests that building and maintaining positive friendships may be as beneficial to your lifespan as quitting smoking.

people in the UK said they often or always feel lonely††

● Another study** found that taking part in activities within the community can boost psychological and social wellbeing, especially for young people. ● Age UK reports† that the number of over-50s experiencing loneliness is set to reach 2 million by 2025/6. This compares to around 1.4 million in 2016/7.

*Source: Holt-Lunstad 2010: journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed. 1000316. **Source: mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/Relationships-in-21st-century-forgottenfoundation-mental-health-wellbeing-full-may-2016.pdf. †Source: ageuk.org.uk/latest-press/articles/ 2018/october/all-the-lonely-people-report/. ††Source: British Red Cross Trapped In A Bubble research

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to look forward to,’ says Liz. ‘About 16 of us regularly meet up to play dominoes and discuss the books we’re reading. We also have a team of keen knitters (see right). We taste-test Asda cakes, too – our favourite so far is the Extra Special Lemon Cake!’ Happily, Bank Holiday Mondays are no barrier to getting together. ‘Last Easter Monday, seven people turned up,’ says Liz. ‘It was lovely. We all had a good old chinwag!’

As the group has grown, so have the activities on offer. Guest speakers visit to talk about issues ranging from mental health awareness to healthier eating. A police community support officer drops by regularly, too, to reassure members about any worries they have over things happening locally. When Liz set up the group, she made it clear that everyone was welcome. ‘So many clubs are focused on one particular age group or activity,’ she says. ‘But we mix things up. Grandparents can bring grandkids along and new mums can meet lots of people in the community who are happy to help them with advice and support. After all, that’s what friends are for…’

Knits for you! The Warrington Friendship Group has plenty of keen crafters, and the members use their skills to help the community, knitting hats and bootees for newborn babies, as well as blankets for the residents of local care homes. ‘I deliver their creations to the local neonatal ward, daycare centres and a nearby hospice,’ says Liz Cotterill. ‘We must have donated thousands of items to charity in the two years that the group has been running. It just goes to show that by bringing people together we can make a positive difference to people’s lives.’

Words: Hannah Mendelsohn. Illustrations: Linzie Hunter

Asda community champion based in our Warrington store, realised there was a need for regular get-togethers. ‘People tend to be busier over the festive season, so life can feel quiet afterwards,’ she says. ‘In store, I’d notice lots of customers who seemed to want company, from older people to mums with babies. I started to wonder if getting them all together might help.’ After she got the go-ahead from Asda HQ, Liz set up her first Friendship Group in the café at our Warrington store, and invited customers to come along and meet new people over a cuppa. ‘We decided to run the group on a Monday, because if people are alone at the weekend and feel isolated, it gives them something

Netty Risley, Warrington

Netty (left) gets knitting with friend Pauline

‘I’m proud to say I’m one of the Warrington Friendship Group’s original members,’ says Netty, who joined at its third session and still attends regularly, sometimes helping Liz to run the get-togethers. ‘We just celebratted our second birthday with a crea am tea,’ she reveals. ‘T The group came at just the right tim me for me, because I retired early du ue to illness and found I got bored at home with just my own four walls to look at. A friend suggested I come along, and I loved it straight aw way. There’s such a good mix of pe eople and everyone is so friendly. Even after my husband retired, I kept up with it – and now he comes too.’

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Following this success, we are rolling out more friendship groups across the country throughout 2020. Contact the community champion at your nearest store for more details TIPS FOR FRIENDSHIPS Looking to socialise more or get involved within your community? If you’re feeling nervous or don’t know where to start, Daniel Pattison from Campaign to End Loneliness* has helpful advice. Acknowledge that it can be difficult ‘Many of us are a little bit shy, and meeting new people can be a bit intimidating. It’s perfectly normal and OK to experience those feelings, and to accept them.’ 130 | ASDA EASTER GUIDE

Start small ‘It’s really important to keep an open mind and not have too many expectations about what’s going to happen. You might meet your new best friend, or you might just have a really nice conversation with someone. Both are good.’ Listening is key ‘You don’t have to say anything, you can just be there and listen and respond to what other people are saying. Listening to someone and reflecting back on what they’re telling you is often a really great way to bond with someone and to understand where they’re coming from.’

For more on our community work, see ASDA.com/

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