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d he o feelgo ıssue LET’S KICK-START THE NEW YEAR!
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Get the new year of to a lighter, brighter start with feelgood recipes, health and lifestyle tips, fantastic fashion, and much more 43
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Save you time and money ……………… Reduce your food waste by making the most of the pack sizes you’ll fnd 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 frst time and every time.
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15 Go green this winter Versatile leafy veg 18 Start the day happy Time-saving breakfasts packed with goodness
23 Kids’ cooking Make simple scrambled eggs 25 Potatoes Spuds are the star in these tasty dishes 31 Store-cupboard saviours Easy lunches for home or work 35 A world of ﬂavour Curry from around the globe 43 Happy Hogmanay Celebrate New Year with a hearty Scottish feast
50 Mussel masters Meet our mussel farmer, plus learn to cook a classic moules mariniere step by step 55 Magic from the Mediterranean Light and tasty meals on a budget 61 Food news Trends, books, celeb chefs, and more 64 Good&… Our new ranges make healthy eating simple and afordable
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95 ON THE COVER Cod & prawn laksa (p36) Photograph: Phillip Webb Food styling: Kostas Stavrinos
98 66 Five ways with… marmalade Your bestever citrus preserves 69 A spoonful of… Try our smart, tasty sugar swaps
83 George style The new classic jacket 85 Style notebook Five must-haves for January 86 New Year fashion fx Smart style updates
88 The essential workout kit Cool activewear 91 Sports luxe Add sporty styles to your wardrobe 93 New term Your essential schoolwear checklist 95 #stylecouncil Pick your favourite outft for the chance to win it
74 The no-diet diet Top tips and hints for no-fuss slimming in the new year 78 Retrain your brain Improve your life with positive thinking 80 Your make-up makeover Revamp your look 96 Up for grabs Family breaks, free meals, kids’ This month theatre trips, and more 12 Asda news Free eye tests, 98 The big debate Is work food for 50p, and more just about money?
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Going nuts in January for a healthy breakfast! With lightly roasted Mediterranean almonds and no added sugars, you can now add a nutty twist to your breakfast or favourite recipes, reassured in the knowledge that it’s low in calories and free from saturated fat. *Ofer available from 15 January (Normal Price Alpro Almond Unsweetened 1ltr, £1.68) Available in selected stores only, while stocks last.
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January’s a month when even the smartest chefs are put to the test. We all still crave comfort food, but after all the excesses of Christmas, it’s got to be healthier, easier on our waistlines, and budget friendly. It’s a balancing act that we all struggle with – no one wants to feel like they’re doing without. So many health kicks and diets fall at the frst hurdle because we expect too much, too soon. We need a more stable approach that suits our lifestyles. This issue, we’re exploring ways to feel good without feeling like you’re undergoing a form of punishment. We’ve come up with easy ways to make a diference, from quick and tasty breakfasts to Mediterraneanstyle eating and clever sugar-swap bakes and desserts. For more ideas, see ASDA.com/recipes.
…our new Good& food ranges. Take your pick from our balanced or calorie-counted options for tasty, guilt-free meals.
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Add a personal touch with your choice of name and fun image. Personalised notebook, £7; cushion, £15 The hair helper. Andrew Barton SOS Help Me! Shampoo & Conditioner, £4.50 each
Top picks Kickstart the new year with feelgood gifts and goodies – these are some of our favourites…
Check out our in-store Baby Event, from 19 January
Throw on this elegant scarf for instant chic. George scarf, £5
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This retro-style digital radio sounds great, looks great. Polaroid DAB Radio, £40 Cute and practical baby starter kits, with bottles, bib, booties and more. Tommee Tippee Gift Sets*, £20 each
Cores and slices fruit fast, for healthy snacks. George Home apple divider, £1
A fun way to stash the cash. Superhero Piggy Bank, £9
In strawberry, chocolate and black cherry favours. Good& Counted Greek Style Frozen Yogurt, £2 each
Perfect for bathrooms or kids’ rooms. George Home Natural Two-Drawer Storage Unit, £15
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news THIS MONTH’S
Healthy living, food for 50p, free eye checks, and much more
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN Can your children cook? As well as our regular kids’ cooking features, you can now follow simple step-by-step guides and videos on the Asda Recipes site, too. The new Kids in the Kitchen section is packed with free recipe downloads and handy tips for you and your family. Plus, to help with children’s cookery classes at school, we’ve produced a series of useful lesson plans for teachers to use. For more cooking fun and ideas for all ages from toddlers to teens, go to recipes.ASDA.com/Community-Life.
A SPOON LESS OF SUGAR
Did you know the average person in the UK consumes about 700g* of sugar a week? That’s equivalent to 140 teaspoons! To help our customers cut down, we’re reducing the amount of sugar in lots of our everyday products and minimising the use of artifcial sweeteners. The move is to support Change4Life’s ‘sugar swaps’ campaign, which is asking everyone to cut down on sugar to improve their health. For more sugar-swap ideas, simply go online and search Change4Life.
Look after your eyes
Get your year off to a healthy start with an eye test at your Asda Opticians. As well as checking vision, it can detect conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure. Eye tests are only £15, or FREE under the NHS for everyone in Scotland, under-16s, over-60s and certain other groups**. 12 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | JANUARY 2015
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Pick up a bargain We have more than 100 products for just 50p to start the new year†. From soup and noodles to cous cous and tuna, donÕt miss this opportunity to stock up on top brands.
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BEST FOR BABY
Get little ones kitted out for winter at the Asda Baby & Toddler Event, in store from 19 January. You’ll fnd everything from nappies and wipes, to this Mamas & Papas car seat, was £70, now £50, and our exclusive Hallmark gift box set, £8.
HEALTH & FITNESS IN-STORE EVENT Aiming to shape up this year? For help staying on track, check out our in-store Health and Fitness Event on 6 January. We have a great selection of new lines, with gym kit from George and sports accessories from only £5. You’ll also fnd a spinning bike for only £99 in store, exclusive to Asda, plus get 25% of other large ftness equipment at Asda Direct.
Clean your home for less
Make your home sparkle and shine without cleaning out your wallet. From 26 December to 19 January, you can pick up your cleaning essentials for less, in store and online, as part of our Cleaning Event. Take your pick from a range of big-name brands, to get your home spick and span for 2015. JANUARY 2015 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 13
Go green this winter
Our nutrient-packed leafy greens are at their best during these chilly months. Discover new ways to prepare the season’s fnest with our tasty recipes
Most of our winter greens are from the hardy Brassica plant family. They ﬂourish in cold weather, so they’re at their peak when many other vegetables are out of season. I use them to bulk out warming stews. Damon Johnson, Head of Produce Quality
A favourite with chefs, thanks to its strong, earthy favour and robust texture. The delicious, frilly leaves are packed with vitamins
and antioxidants. It’s the perfect partner for roasted root vegetables in tasty winter soups, and also works well in pasta dishes and stir-fries.
Packed with favour and bite. At Asda, you’ll also fnd purple sprouting broccoli, which has a subtle sweet, earthy taste and is perfect with casseroles.
These delicate, slightly bitter leaves are tasty raw or wilted. You can also use them in savoury mufns, or pureed to turn homemade pasta a brilliant green.
Great, raw or boiled, with creamy, cheese sauces. Or mash for a non-starchy alternative to rice.
With a mild, mustardy favour, this is a staple in Chinese cooking. Try raw in salads, steamed in soups or stir fried with noodles.
favours like ginger or chilli. If cooking in water, add a little vinegar to keep the colour bright. Freezes well. Savoy cabbage The crinkly dark green leaves have a nutty taste and crunchy texture. Perfect stir fried or steamed with a hearty dish. White cabbage Has glossy pale green leaves which are sweet enough to eat raw in coleslaw or salads.
There are many types with diferent favours and textures that suit hot dishes and salads: Red cabbage With crimson or purple and white leaves, this variety suits heavier
They look like miniature cabbages and have a similar but slightly stronger taste. Try sliced and lightly sauteed with pancetta and pine nuts. Turn over for our recipes
KALE Kale pesto Use a hand-held blender or processor to whizz together toasted walnuts, grated Parmesan, garlic and olive oil. Add kale leaves and lemon juice, then blend again to your desired consistency. For a thinner pesto, use more oil, or to thicken it, add more kale. Serve on ciabatta toast.
Kale leaves have tough, woody stems, or ‘ribs’, that are usually trimmed or torn off, but don’t throw them away – chop finely and use to add flavour and texture to casseroles and chunky soups
Now try this…
CABBAGE Veggie baked chips v Remove the leaves from a green cabbage, then brush with oil. Arrange on a baking tray lined with baking paper and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake in a preheated oven at 110C/90C Fan/Gas 1/4 for 11/2 -2hrs, until crisp and golden. Leaves vary in size, so check the smallest ones after about 45mins, as they’ll cook more quickly. To make a dip for your veggie chips, mix Greek yogurt with the juice and zest of a lemon and chopped fresh parsley.
BROCCOLI Linguine pasta with broccoli & sage Fry chopped shallots in oil over a medium heat for 2-3mins, adding crushed garlic for the last minute. Sprinkle with dried, crushed chillies and shredded sage leaves, then add a knob of butter. Cook linguine in salted boiling water for 8-10mins, adding our Extra Special Purple Sprouting Broccoli for the last 4mins. Drain, then toss with the shallot mixture. Sprinkle with shavings of Parmesan or grated Cheddar.
Now try this… For a classic colcannon, mash foury potatoes with butter and a little cream, then stir through sauteed savoy cabbage. Serve with a poached egg on top for a light meal, or as a tasty side dish with gammon or pork.
Now try this…
To give our linguine recipe a twist, swap half the broccoli for spinach, cabbage or kale to get a different taste and texture
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Serve broccoli raw with dips – eat the stalks too, peeled and cut into sticks. Try with houmous, tzatziki or peanut butter.
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Kale makes a delicious alternative to spinach. For a tasty brunch, stir wilted leaves into pre-cooked, cubed potatoes in an oven-proof dish. Top with grated cheese and bake for 10-15mins. Crack an egg on top. Bake for another 5mins.
Sticky steak stir-fry In a large frying pan or wok, fry strips of rump steak in a little oil until medium rare (or however you prefer it). Remove from heat and set aside on a plate. Put some crushed garlic, chopped pak choi and baby corn in the pan or wok, and cook until the vegetables start to soften. Add a sachet of our Fresh Tastes Hoisin Stir Fry Sauce and the beef. Heat through, stirring, until the sauce has reduced slightly. Serve with noodles.
Now try this…
Pak choi stalks take slightly longer to cook than the leaves. For evenly cooked veg, slice the stalks and cook for 1-2mins before adding the leaves
Florentine flo sticks v
Wilt spinach in a pan and drain thoroughly. Mix with crumbled feta cheese and a small amount of plain soft cheese. Lay out a sheet of flo pastry, brush with melted butter, then lay another sheet on top and brush again. Spoon some of the spinach mixture along the shortest edge, then roll up the pastry around the flling a few times. Trim the pastry and cut into shorter
sticks. Repeat until all the flling is used. Brush butter over the sticks, then bake in a preheated oven at 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6 for 15mins or until golden.
Fish steamed with pak choi makes an easy light supper that’s full of favour. Put a fllet of salmon or cod on a large square of foil. Top with sliced pak choi, diced fresh red chilli and shredded spring onion. Drizzle on soy sauce and freshly squeezed lime juice, then wrap up to form a parcel. Bake in a preheated oven at 200C/180C Fan/ Gas 6 for 10-12mins, or until the fsh is cooked through. Serve with rice and veg.
Now try this… For a tasty, favour-packed salad, mix raw spinach with crumbled goat’s cheese and raw or lightly toasted pumpkin seeds. Serve for lunch with a dressing of olive oil and lemon juice.
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Research shows kids who eat breakfast perform better at school*. Plus, it just makes you feel better!
Sta y p rt the day hap
? ts s yo a kf ur a e r m d b long Th ornin a e eyâ€™ h g re i s are h ke-a l week a m ectic, h de a e l ow about trying thes ying a l for jo prepari ng in batches, then en
This crunchy oat mixture contains pecans, a source of magnesium, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue. Keep in an airtight container for up to a week SERVES 8 READY IN 45MINS PRICE PER SERVING 67p 400g rolled oats 100g Asda Wholefoods Seed Mix 100g pecan nuts, roughly chopped 25g desiccated coconut 50g flaked almonds 2tbsp sunflower oil 100ml maple syrup 2tbsp clear honey
1 /2tsp vanilla extract Blueberries and Chosen by you Greek Style Natural Yogurt, to serve
1 Preheat the oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Mix the oats, seed mix, pecans, coconut
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and almonds in a bowl. 2 Spread over the lined trays and cook in the oven for 5mins, or until the almonds are just beginning to brown. Transfer back to the bowl, leaving the baking paper on the trays. 3 Warm the oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla extract in a pan, over a medium heat, for 2-3mins. 4 Pour the syrup mixture over the oat and nut mixture. Toss well to coat. 5 Spread over the lined
baking trays and cook in the oven for about 20mins, stirring halfway through. Check after 15mins as it may take less time â€“ the granola should be just golden brown when cooked. Leave on the tray to cool. 6 To serve, mix the granola with the blueberries, then layer with the yogurt.
Each 105g serving contains: ENERGY
1,981kj High Med Med Low 474kcal 24.2g 3.4g 12.6g 0.01g 24% 35% 17% 14% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,887kJ/451kcal
FEELGOOD BREAKFASTS Smoked salmon, Cheddar & rocket mufns
Salmon is a good source of omega-3 oils, which help to maintain a healthy heart**. Keep these stored in the fridge for up to 2 days MAKES 12 READY IN 45MINS PRICE PER SERVING 52p 70g pack Asda Wild Rocket 150g plain white flour 150g wholemeal flour 1 level tbsp baking powder 100g extra mature Cheddar, grated 2 large eggs 175ml semi-skimmed milk 100g Chosen by you Sunflower Spread (full fat), melted 100g smoked salmon, cut into small pieces
Chosen by you 50% Less Fat Light Soft Cheese, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Put 12 paper mufn cases in a mufn tin. Remove any tough stems from the rocket. Chop the rest. 2 In a large bowl, mix both types of four with the baking powder. Season with black pepper, then stir in the grated cheese. 3 Lightly beat the eggs,
milk and melted spread. Stir into the four mixture with the rocket and salmon, but don’t overmix – the less you stir, the lighter the mufns will be. 4 Divide the mixture between the cases and bake for 25-30mins, until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with light soft cheese, for spreading. Each 85g serving contains: ENERGY
957kj Med Med Low Med 229kcal 12.8g 4.2g 1.2g 0.94g 11% 18% 21% 1% 16% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,125kJ/269kcal
*LEEDS UNIVERSITY HUMAN APPETITE RESEARCH UNIT 2013. **NHS.UK
Eggs and cheese are both sources of vitamin A, which helps to maintain healthy skin and vision**
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Triple-berry compote with porridge This is an easy way to get one of your 5-a-day. Store the compote in the fridge for up to 3 days SERVES 5 READY IN 20MINS PRICE PER SERVING 50p 500g mixed berries (such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries), frozen or fresh 50g caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick, optional Cooked porridge, to serve 1 If using frozen fruit, put in a pan with 4tbsp water and heat until thawed. Add the sugar and cinnamon. Cover and simmer for 10mins. 2 Or, if using fresh fruit, put it in a pan with 6tbsp water
and the cinnamon stick, cover and then simmer for 3mins. Add the sugar and stir gently until dissolved, then simmer for another 8mins. 3 Remove the cinnamon stick. Put the compote in a jar or a bowl to cool. Store in the fridge. 4 Serve with porridge.
of your 5-a-day
Each 110g serving contains: ENERGY
299kj 72kcal 4%
FAT SATURATES SUGARS Low Low Med
15.4g 0.00g 17% 0%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 272kJ/65kcal
Berries are a source of vitamin C, which helps maintain healthy teeth, gums, skin and bones, among many other benefts
Swiss nutritionist Maximilian Bircher-Benner created this style of muesli about 100 years ago to get more fruit into his patientsâ€™ diets. Eat within 24hrs SERVES 4 READY IN 5MINS PLUS SOAKING PRICE PER SERVING 53p 200g Chosen by you Scottish Porridge Oats 1 /2 level tsp ground cinnamon 200ml apple juice 4tbsp Chosen by you Greek Style Natural Yogurt, plus 1tbsp per portion to serve FOR THE TOPPING Apple, cored and grated Mango, cubed Raisins or sultanas Pistachio nuts, chopped 1 Mix the oats, cinnamon, apple juice and 4tbsp of the yogurt together in a large bowl. Cover with clingflm, then leave to soak
overnight in the fridge. 2 To serve, put 1 portion in a bowl and stir through 1tbsp yogurt and half the grated apple. Top with the rest of the apple, the mango, raisins or sultanas and chopped pistachios.
Each 130g serving contains: ENERGY
1,142kj Med 273kcal 7.4g 14% 11%
SATURATES SUGARS Med Low
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 879kJ/210kcal
Did you know? With fresh grated apple, juice and raisins, Bircher muesli contains more fruit than standard types. Soaking the oats in apple juice makes them deliciously plump and soft â€“ for a twist on the favour, you could try soaking them in orange or pineapple juice instead
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PHOTOGRAPHS: HOWARD SHOOTER. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: JAYNE CROSS
Rise-and-shine Bircher muesli
Get-up-and-go blueberry seeded mufns These favour-packed mufns are perfect for eating on the way to school or work. They’ll keep for up to 3 days in the fridge MAKES 12 READY IN 45MINS PRICE PER SERVING 37p 150g wholemeal flour 150g plain white flour 2 level tsp baking powder 150g caster sugar, plus 25g for the topping 50g pumpkin seeds 50g sunflower seeds, plus 25g for the topping 100g Chosen by you Sunflower Spread (full fat) 50g honey 175ml semi-skimmed milk 2 large eggs 150g fresh blueberries 25g porridge oats
1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a mufn tin with 12 paper mufn cases. Put both fours, the baking powder, 150g sugar, the pumpkin seeds and 50g sunfower seeds in a bowl and mix. 2 Gently heat the spread with the honey in a pan until just melted. 3 Beat the milk and eggs in another bowl, then add the spread and honey mixture. 4 Add the liquid mixture
to the dry mixture and stir until just evenly mixed. The less you mix, the lighter the fnished mufns will be. 5 Fold in the blueberries, then put in the mufn cases. Mix the oats, the 25g sugar and 25g sunfower seeds, and sprinkle on top. 6 Bake for about 25mins. Cool on a wire rack.
Each 104g serving contains: ENERGY
1,327kj Med Med Med Med 317kcal 13.5g 2.7g 19.8g 0.42g 16% 19% 14% 22% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,276kJ/305kcal
Combining wholemeal with white four gives you the fbre of wholemeal with a soft baked texture
READER’S VERDICT ‘These are amazing – and easy to make, too. The fresh blueberries are lovely and moist, and the oats make the mufns taste really substantial. I’ll be making more next week!’ Liz Wakely
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CHILDREN SHOULD BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT WHEN PREPARING AND COOKING FOOD. PHOTOGRAPHS: HOWARD SHOOTER. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: JAYNE CROSS
Scrambled eggs Kids can get the weekend of to a cracking start with this easy breakfast classic
Scrummy scrambled eggs
SERVES 1 READY IN 10MINS PRICE PER PORTION 49p 2 medium eggs 2tbsp semi-skimmed milk 1tsp unsalted butter Wholegrain bread, toasted, to serve 1 Break the eggs into a bowl and add the milk. Lightly beat with a fork until the yolks and whites are evenly blended. Season.
2 Heat the butter in a non-stick pan until it melts – take care not to let it brown. Add the eggs and leave over a medium heat for 20secs. 3 Stir gently with a wooden spoon, taking the spoon all over the pan from the outside in, until the eggs are creamy and almost set.
4 Remove the pan from the heat and keep stirring for 30secs – the eggs will keep cooking. Serve on a slice of toasted wholegrain bread, lightly buttered and cut into two triangles. Each 160g serving contains: ENERGY
1,051kj Med High Low Low 251kcal 19.2g 6.9g 0.6g 0.48g 13% 27% 35% <1% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 657kJ/157kcal
See our scrambled eggs puf up and go fufy in a microwave. Here’s how… Break the eggs into a microwaveable bowl and add the milk. Beat with a fork until the yolks and whites are blended. Add the butter. Microwave on high for 11/2 -3mins, stopping to stir them with a wooden spoon every 20secs, until almost set but still moist. The higher your microwave’s wattage, the less time the eggs will take to cook. This cooking option is great for younger children.
FOR EXTRA FLAVOUR, TRY... Chopped chives Stir some chopped fresh chives into the cooked eggs, for added favour
Cooked or canned peas & sweetcorn Add to the eggs while they’re cooking for added colour and bite
Chopped red pepper Sprinkle over the eggs when they’re almost cooked for delicious crunch
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A traditional British dish, this blend of onions and sage quickly creates a tasty Shepherdâ€™s Pie the whole family will enjoy! www.colmans.co.uk
*Offer available until the 21st January, applies to Colmanâ€™s dry packet mixes. Available in selected stores, while stocks last.
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
Potatoes They’re tasty, cheap and nutritious – so why limit spuds to side dishes? Give this versatile veg the lead role with our favour-packed recipes
Lower fat* potato dauphinoise
PHOTOGRAPHS: JONATHAN KENNEDY. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: KOSTAS STAVRINOS *30% LOWER FAT THAN STANDARD DAUPHINOISE, WITH 7.3G FAT PER 100G
This is a quick and easy feelgood version of the popular dish. Just assemble all the ingredients and leave in the oven to cook SERVES 6 READY IN 1HR 30MINS PRICE PER SERVING 38p 25g butter 1tsp olive oil 1 medium onion, halved and finely sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 900g Maris Piper or King Edward potatoes, peeled weight 1 level tsp cornflour 1 level tsp Dijon mustard 800ml semi-skimmed milk 100ml reduced-fat creme fraiche 50g reduced-fat mature Cheddar, grated 1 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Use 10g of the butter to grease a large ovenproof dish. Heat the rest of the butter with the oil in a large pan, then cook the onion over a low heat until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. 2 Slice the potatoes evenly to a thickness of about
a £1 coin. Add to the pan. 3 Mix the cornfour and mustard with a splash of milk until smooth, then mix with the rest of the milk. Add to the pan with the creme fraiche and heat until simmering – stir very gently a few times, to prevent the potato slices sticking together. Simmer for about
6mins, until the potatoes are just starting to soften. 4 Use a slotted spoon to lift out and drain the potatoes, then put in layers in the dish. Level the top. 5 Pour in enough of the milk mixture to cover all of the potatoes except for the top layer. 6 Sprinkle the cheese
evenly over the top layer of potatoes. Bake for 45-60mins, or until the potatoes are soft but not mushy, and the top is golden brown and slightly crispy. Serve warm. Each 332g serving contains: ENERGY
SATURATES SUGARS Low
1,153kj Med High 276kcal 10.6g 6.3g 14% 15% 32%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 347kJ/83kcal
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Smoked haddock chowder
Cubes of tender potato make this rich, creamy soup wonderfully thick and satisfying SERVES 4 READY IN 40MINS PRICE PER SERVING ÂŁ2.29 450g smoked haddock fllets 500ml whole milk 1 bay leaf 1 sprig thyme 40g butter 1 small onion, chopped 1 stick celery 1 leek, trimmed and chopped 450g potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes 175g frozen sweetcorn 1 level tbsp cornfour,
mixed with 1-2tbsp cold water Chopped parsley and bread (optional), to serve 1 Put the smoked haddock in a large pan with the milk, bay leaf, thyme and 300ml water. Heat slowly until simmering, then partially cover the pan and simmer for 3mins. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesnâ€™t boil over. Remove
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from the heat and leave in the covered pan for 10mins. 2 Meanwhile, melt the butter in another large pan and add the onion, celery and leek. Stir until all the pieces are coated, then cover the vegetables with a round of greaseproof paper. Put a lid on the pan. Cook over a very low heat for 5mins. Remove the paper, add the potato cubes and stir together. Replace the paper and cook for another 5mins. 3 Strain the haddock through a colander into a large bowl. Reserve the
liquid. Discard the thyme, bay leaf and haddock skin. Flake the fsh and set aside. 4 Add the reserved fsh liquid, plus the sweetcorn, to the vegetables. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10mins, or until the potato is tender. 5 Return the fsh to the pan and heat through. Stir the cornfour into the soup. Heat until simmering again. 6 Sprinkle with parsley and serve with bread, if you like.
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Each 435g serving contains: ENERGY
1,729kj Med High Low High 413kcal 15.2g 8.3g 9.1g 2.61g 21% 22% 42% 10% 44% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 397kJ/95kcal
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH Potato scones
Traditionally served warm with a cooked breakfast in Scotland and Ireland. Or try toasted and buttered MAKES 16 READY IN 1HR, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER PORTION 5p 250g Maris Piper or King Edward potatoes (evensized small or medium ones are best), unpeeled 20g unsalted butter, plus 15g for cooking 75g plain four, plus extra for dusting 1tbsp sunfower oil Bacon, poached eggs and salad, to serve
1 Put the potatoes in a large pan of boiling water. Bring back to the boil, then cover and simmer for 20-25mins, until cooked through. 2 Drain, return to the pan and stand over a very low heat, uncovered, for 1min, to dry of excess water. Tip into a colander. 3 As soon as the potatoes
are cool enough to handle, remove and discard the skins. Mash with 20g butter, then stir in the four until evenly mixed. Season with salt. Leave until cold, then divide into 2 portions. 4 Lightly dust a work surface with four. Roll out one of the portions of mashed potato to a 12cm round â€“ it should be about 1cm thick. Dust lightly with four and prick all over with a fork. Repeat with the rest of the mash. 5 Melt the 15g butter in a
frying pan with the oil, then pour out into a bowl, leaving just enough to grease the pan. Fry one of the scones for 4mins on each side, until golden brown. Cut into eight slices and keep warm. Repeat, using the remaining butter mixture to grease the pan. 6 Serve warm with bacon and a poached egg on top. Garnish with salad. Each 43g serving contains: ENERGY
353kj Med 84kcal 3.7g 4% 5%
SATURATES SUGARS Med Low
1.9g 0.3g 0.01g 10% <1% <1%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 820kJ/196kcal
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Asian-style salmon & potato croquettes A family favourite gets an update, with chillies, lime and coriander adding a fresh twist to these potato-fsh cakes
‘Very easy to make and extremely tasty. My girls had them for tea and their verdict was “delicious”. The lime juice and zest taste lovely – I’d defnitely make them again.’ Liz Wakely
SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR PLUS COOKING PRICE PER SERVING £1.13 400g Marabel potatoes (peeled weight) 240g pack Asda Boneless Skin On Salmon Fillets 1tsp sunfower oil 15g butter 4 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced 1 red chilli, deseeded and fnely chopped Finely grated zest 1/2 lime and 2tsp lime juice, plus lime wedges, to serve 1tbsp chopped coriander 2 egg yolks, plus 1 large whole egg Flour, for dusting
100g white bread Salad, to serve 1 Cut the potatoes into even-sized chunks and boil in lightly salted water until just tender. Drain, return to the pan and stand over a very low heat, uncovered, for 1min to dry of excess water. Mash, then transfer to a large bowl. 2 Meanwhile, preheat the grill. Brush the salmon with oil and grill for 10mins, turning once. Discard the skin and fake the fsh.
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3 Melt the butter in a small frying pan and cook the spring onions and chilli for 2-3mins until softened. Add to the potato along with the pan juices, salmon, lime zest and juice, coriander and egg yolks. Mix well. Season. 4 Once cool, divide the mixture into 8 portions. Dust your hands with four and shape each portion into a cylinder-shaped croquette. Chill for at least 1hr. 5 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with paper.
Lightly beat the whole egg and put in a shallow dish. Whizz the bread in a processor to get crumbs, then put on a plate. Put a little four on another plate. 6 Coat the croquettes, one at a time, in the four, then the egg, then breadcrumbs. Put on the baking tray. Bake for 15-20mins until crisp and browned. Serve with salad and lime wedges. Each 236g serving contains: ENERGY
SATURATES SUGARS Low
1,501kj Med Med 359kcal 15.8g 4.5g 18% 23% 23%
2.1g 0.47g 2% 8%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 636kJ/152kcal
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
Chimichurri potato salad V Our South Americanstyle chilli and herb dressing adds colour and spice to this simple dish SERVES 4 READY IN 20MINS, PLUS INFUSING PRICE PER SERVING 32p 1 red chilli, deseeded and fnely chopped 1 clove garlic, fnely chopped 2tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 small red onion, fnely chopped 1 /2 level tsp dried oregano 2tbsp red wine vinegar 4tbsp olive oil 2tbsp lime juice 600g Charlotte potatoes 1 Mix together the chilli, garlic, parsley, onion, oregano, vinegar, oil and lime juice. Season, cover and leave in the fridge to infuse for at least 2hrs. 2 Halve or quarter the potatoes to get even-sized chunks. Boil in salted water for 10-15 mins, until tender. 3 Drain the potatoes, then gently toss with the chimichurri dressing while still hot. Leave to cool, tossing once or twice to get an even coating. Best served at room temperature. Each 201g serving contains: ENERGY
925kj Med Low Low Low 221kcal 11.5g 1.8g 3.4g 0.02g 11% 16% 9% 4% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 460kJ/110kcal
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EASY LUNCH IDEAS
Tuna & rice salad
Mexican mixed bean salad
Store cupboard saviours
When time is tight, these standby recipes are perfect for creating quick, easy and tasty lunches for work or home Moroccan turkey & apricot salad
Potato & pesto salad
EASY LUNCH IDEAS Mexican mixed bean salad v
Tuna & rice salad
All the ingredients for this delicious spicy salad are ready straight from the cupboard, so it’s really quick and easy to make when you’re in a rush
The fsh, vegetables and rice in this recipe provide a good blend of nutrients – ideal for a balanced lunch that will keep you going until dinner
SERVES 4 READY IN 5MINS PRICE PER SERVING 68p
SERVES 4 READY IN 30MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.12
1 Put all the beans and the sweetcorn in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. 2 Stir through the piri piri dressing. The salad can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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Each 208g serving contains: ENERGY
1,340kj Med Low Low High 320kcal 13.3g 1.9g 6.2g 1.87g 16% 19% 10% 7% 31% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 644kJ/154kcal
The bean and sweetcorn mixture also makes a easy, tasty addition to soup – try it stirred into a can of Asda Cream of Tomato Soup.
2 x 120g packs Chosen by you Golden Vegetable Savoury Rice 2 x 185g cans Chosen by you Tuna Chunks in Sunflower Oil, well drained 198g can Green Giant Sweetcorn, drained 145g can Chosen by you Garden Peas, drained 10 olives, halved 8 Chosen by you Sundried Tomatoes, drained and cut into small pieces 2tbsp oil from the tomatoes 1tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Put the rice in a pan and add 850ml water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 18-20mins, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender. Drain of any excess water and tip into a bowl. Leave to cool. 2 Add the tuna, sweetcorn, peas, olives and tomatoes. 3 Put the tomato oil and vinegar in a lidded jar and shake to mix, then stir through the rice. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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Each 450g serving contains: ENERGY
2,241kj Med Low Low Low 536kcal 19.8g 3.2g 2.7g 1.35g 27% 28% 16% 3% 23% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 498kJ/119kcal
Potato & pesto salad
Moroccan turkey & apricot salad
With tangy sundried tomatoes and earthy butter beans, this simple potato salad is packed with favour – plus, it counts as one of your 5-a-day
This North African-style dish is great for kids’ lunchboxes. You could use leftover cooked turkey or chicken instead of the turkey roll
SERVES 4 READY IN 10MINS PRICE PER SERVING 79p
SERVES 4 READY IN 15MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 95p
2 x 300g cans Chosen by you Jersey New Potatoes, drained 6 Chosen by you Sundried Tomatoes, drained and cut into small pieces 400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed 100g Cheddar (or any other hard cheese), grated 1 /2 x 90g jar Asda Green Pesto 1tbsp olive oil
1 Cut the potatoes into halves or quarters. Mix with the tomatoes, beans and most of the Cheddar. 2 Whisk the pesto and olive oil together, then gently stir this dressing through the salad. 3 Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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Each 272g serving contains: ENERGY
1,730kj High High Low High 413kcal 25.8g 8.7g 2.2g 2.18g 21% 37% 44% 2% 36% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 636kJ/152kcal
This is a delicious way of using up any boiled new potatoes left over from dinner. It’s also good served warm – just heat through in a frying pan.
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2 x 100g packs Ainsley Harriot Moroccan Medley Cous Cous 8 dried apricots, cut into small pieces 200g can Princes Turkey Roll, diced 300g can sliced carrots, drained 300g can Chosen by you Broad Beans, drained and rinsed 3tbsp olive oil 1tbsp cider vinegar 1 Put the cous cous and apricot pieces in a large bowl. Pour over 320ml boiling water. Stir well,
then cover and leave to stand for 5mins. Fluf up the cous cous with a fork and set aside to cool. 2 When cold, add the turkey, carrots and broad beans. 3 To make the dressing, put the olive oil and cider vinegar in a small, lidded jar and shake to blend together. 4 Stir the dressing through the cous cous. Store in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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Each 295g serving contains: ENERGY
1,136kj Med Low Low Med 271kcal 18.3g 3.8g 8.9g 1.18g 14% 26% 19% 10% 20% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 385kJ/92cal
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400g can Chosen by you Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed 300g can Chosen by you Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed 300g can Chosen by you Haricot Beans, drained and rinsed 198g can Green Giant Sweetcorn with Peppers, drained 6tbsp Asda Spicy Piri Piri Dressing
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Our delicious light soft cheese has 50% less fat than standard versions. The range includes onion & chives, garlic & herbs, pineapple, chilli, sweet chilli, and blueberry – with natural ingredients and no added preservatives. Try on oatcakes or in jacket potatoes. Chosen by you 50% Less Fat Light Soft Cheese, 74p** (200g; 37p/100g), or 2 for £1.50 JANUARY 2015 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 33
Each 520g serving contains: ENERGY
FAT SATURATES SUGARS SALT
2219 KJ Low Low Low Low 530KCAL 6.8g 2.6g 4.2g 1.56g 27% 10% 13% 5% 26%
Of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 427kJ/102kcal
We’ve got a healthy line on dinner for the New Year. To make for the most delicious, healthy meals for your family, Asda fresh cod and smoked haddock is 100% line caught in the cold clear waters of Norway. Norwegian fsh Thai curry Ingredients: Serves 2 220g Norwegian cod* or smoked haddock fllets, no skin 1 leek 1 red pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 300g Asda basmati rice to serve Method • Cook the rice as per the pack instructions • Cut the cod or smoked haddock into serving pieces • Cut the leeks and peppers into pieces, place in a large pan and sauté in olive oil until the leeks are soft • Pour in the crème fraiche, crumble fsh stock cube over, gently stir and bring to a boil
For the sauce 125ml reduced fat Asda crème fraiche 1 fsh stock cube 125ml coconut milk light 2tsp Asda red/green Thai curry paste (red is spicier!) As an easy alternative – use Asda red or green Thai curry sauce, don’t forget the crème fraiche though
• Stir in the coconut milk and curry paste and bring to a boil • Add the cod or haddock pieces to the pan, cover with a lid and simmer until the fsh is done, approx. 5 minutes • Serve with the rice on the side For more recipes visit seafoodfromnorway.co.uk
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Available in selected stores only, while stocks last. *Norwegian cod fllets only available in a 260g pack
A WORLD OF FLAVOUR
Warming, aromatic and delicious, a good curry is comfort food at its best. Instead of calling for a takeaway, try these global recipes, packed with fresh fsh, lean meats and superb spices
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Massaman paste, popular in Malaysia and Thailand, is a blend of coriander, cumin, chilli, lemongrass, and cardamom
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Cod & prawn laksa With fsh, noodles and vegetables, this favourpacked soup is a warming meal in a bowl SERVES 6 READY IN 30MINS PRICE PER SERVING ÂŁ2.13 1tbsp sunfower oil 1 clove garlic, chopped 5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1tsp ground coriander 2 x 400ml cans Amoy Reduced Fat Coconut Milk 250g pack Chosen by you Udon Noodles 3tbsp Chosen by you Malaysian Style Massaman Cooking Paste 2tbsp Thai fsh sauce
Zest and juice of 1/2 lime 1tsp sugar 4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped 1 /2 x 360g pack fresh beansprouts 260g pack Asda Skinless & Boneless Line Caught Cod Fillets, cut into small strips 190g pack raw, peeled king prawns 1 red chilli, deseeded and fnely chopped, plus
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slices to garnish Fresh coriander, to serve 1 Heat the oil in a pan and cook the garlic, ginger and ground coriander for 3mins, stirring all the time. Add the coconut milk and 400ml water and simmer, uncovered, for 10mins. 2 Heat another pan of water until boiling and add the noodles. Simmer for 4mins, stirring occasionally. Drain and keep warm. 3 Add the Massaman paste, fsh sauce, lime zest and juice, sugar, spring onions,
beansprouts and cod to the coconut milk mixture and simmer for 3mins. Add the chilli and prawns and simmer until the prawns turn pink â€“ this should take about 2mins. 4 Divide the noodles between 6 bowls and pour the soup on top, dividing the cod and prawns equally. Garnish with the chilli slices and coriander, then serve immediately. Each 339g serving contains: ENERGY
1,092kj Med High Low Med 261kcal 13.6g 8.8g 3.7g 1.70g 13% 19% 44% 4% 28% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 322kJ/77kcal
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MODERN CURRIES Fish with peanut sauce (Ikan kacang) This spicy sauce tastes great with any proteinpacked white fsh, from haddock or cod, to hake SERVES 4 READY IN 30MINS PRICE PER SERVING ÂŁ2.46 2 x 240g packs Asda Boneless Line Caught Haddock Fillets 2tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice, plus 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve 1 heaped tsp Asda Mild Curry Powder 2tbsp sunfower oil 1 /2 red chilli, chopped, plus slices to serve
1 clove garlic, crushed 2tbsp Amoy Reduced Salt Soy Sauce 1tsp Blue Dragon Fish Sauce 100g Chosen by you Crunchy Peanut Butter 1 /2 level tsp sugar 1 /2 x 400g can Amoy Reduced Fat Coconut Milk Fresh coriander, to serve
3 Heat the rest of the oil in a large, nonstick frying pan and cook the haddock fllets for 2-3mins on both sides or until lightly browned and cooked through â€“ the fsh should fake easily when done. 4 Garnish the haddock with the chilli slices, and serve with the lime wedges, coriander and peanut sauce on the side. Each 222g serving contains: ENERGY
1,469kj High 352kcal 23g 17% 32%
SATURATES SUGARS High Low
3.2g 1.4g 3% 23%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 663kJ/159kcal
Asian recipes often use strongly favoured fsh sauce as seasoning, where we might use salt and pepper
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1 Put the haddock fllets on a plate. Drizzle on 1tbsp of the lime juice and toss in the curry powder to coat. Set aside for 10mins. 2 Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat 1/2tbsp of the sunfower oil and gently fry the chilli and garlic for 3mins. Add 1tbsp of the lime juice with the soy sauce, fsh sauce, peanut butter, sugar, coconut milk and 100ml water. Heat until smooth, stirring all the time.
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The warm, slightly bitter taste of bright yellow turmeric is a mainstay of Indian curries
Potato & caulifower curry (Aloo gobi) V
Chopped red chilli and naan bread, to serve
This veg-packed dish is full of traditional Indian spices and low in fat, sugar and salt
1 Crush the fennel and mustard seeds in a pestle and mortar, or put in a small bowl and carefully crush with the end of a rolling pin. Mix with the cumin, coriander and turmeric. Set aside. 2 Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the onion until soft and translucent. Add the ginger and chillies and cook for 2mins. Add the garlic and cook for 1min. Reduce the heat, add the spice mixture and stir for 1min. 3 Add the potatoes and
SERVES 4 READY IN 45MINS PRICE PER SERVING 85p 1 level tsp Schwartz Fennel Seeds 1 level tsp Asda Mustard Seeds 1 level tsp ground cumin 1 level tsp ground coriander 1 level tsp ground turmeric 2tbsp sunfower oil 1 medium onion, halved and sliced 1cm piece root ginger, peeled and grated
2 green chillies, deseeded and fnely chopped, plus extra to serve 2 cloves garlic, crushed 400g potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks 1 bay leaf 225g pack cherry tomatoes on the vine, removed from the vine and quartered 1 caulifower 1tbsp chopped fresh coriander, plus leaves to garnish
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bay leaf and stir to coat. Add the tomatoes and 400ml water and heat until simmering. Cover and simmer for 5mins. 4 Meanwhile, cut the caulifower into forets, discarding the tough stem and any leaves. Add to the saucepan, cover and simmer for 15mins. 5 Gently stir in the chopped fresh coriander. Garnish with extra coriander leaves and serve with the red chillies and naan bread.
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Each 389g serving contains: ENERGY
993kj Low Low Low Low 237kcal 8.2g 1.2g 8.6g 0.04g 12% 12% 6% 10% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 255kJ/61kcal
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MODERN CURRIES Turkey pho A delicious aromatic broth. Lean meat, like turkey, is low in fat and a source of protein, which supports the growth and maintenance of healthy muscles
3 spring onions, trimmed and sliced, to serve Fresh coriander and mint leaves, to serve
SERVES 4 READY IN 45MINS PRICE PER SERVING ÂŁ1.75
500g pouch Asda Chicken Stock 1 star anise 1 /2 cinnamon stick 3 cardamom pods, smashed 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped, plus slices to garnish 1cm piece root ginger, peeled and grated
340g pack Butcherâ€™s Selection Turkey Breast Fillet, sliced 2tbsp lime juice 1tbsp Blue Dragon Fish Sauce 325g pack Asda Rice Noodles 250g beansprouts, to serve
1 Put the chicken stock in a large pan with the star anise, cinnamon, cardamom pods, chilli, ginger and 100ml water. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 15mins. 2 Add the turkey to the pan. Simmer gently for 15mins. 3 Add the lime juice, fsh sauce and rice
noodles and heat until simmering again. 4 Remove the turkey and noodles with a slotted spoon and divide between 4 large bowls. 5 Discard the star anise and cinnamon stick. Pour over the stock. Sprinkle chilli slices, beansprouts, spring onions, coriander and mint leaves on top before serving. Each 376g serving contains: ENERGY
1,636kj Low 391kcal 1.1g 19% 2%
SATURATES SUGARS Low Low
0.4g 2.3g 1.88g 2% 3% 31%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 435kJ/104kcal
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Star anise, made from dried seed pods, is popular in Vietnam. It has an aniseed favour
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Simply Inspirational. Truly Convenient.
For a great tasting tea time experience try our delicious and convenient ready to cook range from The Funky Fish Kitchen Find me in the chilled fsh cabinet Available in selected stores only, while stocks last
Allspice, a dried berry that has the favours of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves combined, is an essential Caribbean ingredient
Tast e of Jamaica Jerk sweet potato & bean curry V SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING 97p
2 x 300g cans black-eye beans, drained and rinsed 1tbsp dark rum (optional) Rice with peas, to serve
2tbsp sunfower oil 1cm piece root ginger, peeled and grated 1 or 2 cloves garlic, fnely chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and sliced 1 level tsp dried, crushed chillies 1tbsp thyme, leaves only,
1 Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a large pan and cook the ginger, garlic, red pepper and spring onions over a low heat for 2mins. 2 Add the dried, crushed chillies, thyme, lime juice, soy sauce, HP Sauce and spices. Stir over a low heat for 1min. Add the tomatoes and 150ml water. Heat until simmering, then add the
Just one portion of this hearty, spicy Jamaican vegetable curry provides three of your 5-a-day
plus extra to garnish 2tbsp lime juice 2tbsp soy sauce 1tbsp HP Sauce 1 /2 level tsp mixed spice 1 level tsp allspice 390g carton Chosen by you Chopped Tomatoes 1 level tbsp brown sugar 500g sweet potato (peeled weight), cut into 2cm cubes
sugar and stir until fully dissolved. Cover and simmer for 10mins. 3 Add the potato and heat until simmering. Cover and simmer for 15mins. 4 Add the beans and rum (if using). Simmer for 10mins, or until the potatoes are tender. Garnish with thyme leaves and serve with the cooked rice and peas.
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Each 418g serving contains: ENERGY
1,522kj Low Low Low Med 364kcal 6.7g 0.8g 18.8g 1.67g 18% 10% 4% 21% 28% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 364kJ/87kcal
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NEW YEAR’S PARTY
Happy Hogmanay PHOTOGRAPHS: STUART OVENDEN, GETTY IMAGES. STYLING: ROB MERRETT
Whether you’re celebrating north or south of the border, welcome in the New Year with our traditional Scottish menu
GREGOR’S SCOTTISH NEW YEAR FEAST Serves 8
Pan-fried scallops with crumbled haggis & bacon — Venison steak pies with neeps & tatties — Cranachan — After-dinner whisky cocktails
My Scottish New Year ‘As the Deputy Food Editor on Asda Magazine, I create recipes inspired by favours from all around the world. But I’m particularly proud of this Hogmanay – or New Year’s Eve – dinner, which I’ve adapted from my family’s favourite Scottish recipes. ‘I always spend Hogmanay with family and friends in Scotland. We visit relatives and neighbours to ‘frst foot’ – in Scottish folklore, the frst person to enter a home after midnight is believed to bring good luck. Everyone crowds in for singing, story-telling, dancing and, of course, feasting on traditional Scottish dishes – and having the odd dram or two! Then it’s on to the next house until well into the wee small hours. ‘So celebrate this special time of year with my Hogmanay menu – hope you enjoy it. Happy 2015!’ Gregor McMaster, Deputy Food Editor JANUARY 2015 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 43
Pan-fried scallops with crumbled haggis & bacon Scallops with black pudding is a restaurant classic – but I’ve given it a Scottish favour with a sprinkling of haggis instead. Haggis is traditionally served on Burns Night (25 January) and this is a great way to try it if you’ve never tasted it before SERVES 8 READY IN 30MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.38 6tbsp crumbled haggis 4 rashers Extra Special Oak Smoked Dry Cured Streaky Bacon 3 x 200g bags Chosen by you Uncooked & Shelled Scallops, defrosted
1tbsp whisky 200g salad leaves 2tbsp chopped pistachios 1 Heat a frying pan and dry-fry the haggis until
‘The trick to cooking scallops is to make sure your pan is really hot, to caramelise them. Fry until just cooked through’
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crispy. Set aside on a few sheets of kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil. 2 Add the bacon rashers to the pan and cook until crisp. Set aside to cool (leaving the oil in the frying pan), then crumble into small pieces. 3 Fry the scallops in the leftover oils in the pan for 2mins on each side, until golden and cooked through. Set aside. 4 Add the whisky to the juices in the frying pan and
cook over a high heat for 1min to reduce slightly. 5 Arrange the salad leaves between 8 plates. Put the scallops on top, then sprinkle over the haggis and bacon. 6 Drizzle the whisky juices from the pan over the salad leaves. Sprinkle over the chopped pistachios to serve.
Each 129g serving contains: ENERGY
734kj Med Med Low Med 175kcal 8.3g 2.5g 0.4g 0.90g 9% 12% 13% <1% 15% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 569kJ/136kcal
NEW YEARÕS PARTY Venison pie with neeps & tatties Every New Year’s Day we eat a large meat pie at my gran’s house. For a luxurious touch, I like to make individual ones with a venison flling. Served with traditional neeps & tatties – potato and swede mash – they’re perfect for an indulgent Hogmanay main course SERVES 8 READY IN 2HRS 45MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING £2.89 3tbsp olive oil 4 x 240g packs Extra Special Venison Steaks, cut into 2cm pieces 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500ml McEwan’s Champion Ale 1 beef stock pot 4 level tbsp plain flour, plus 400g for the pastry, and extra for rolling out 3tbsp redcurrant jelly 4tsp Worcestershire sauce 2tsp gravy browning 1 sprig thyme 200g butter, chilled 1 egg, beaten, to brush For the vegetable sides: 1 small swede, peeled and chopped 400g Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and chopped 25g butter Mixed green vegetables, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Heat 2tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan and brown the venison in batches. Remove and put in a large casserole dish. 2 Cook the onion in the rest of the oil until softened.
Add the garlic and cook for 1min. Add to the steak. 3 Put a splash of the ale in the pan and cook for 1min. Add to the casserole dish. 4 Add the stock pot and rest of the ale to the dish. Sprinkle over 4 level tbsp four. Stir in the redcurrant jelly and Worcestershire sauce, gravy browning and herbs. Cook with the lid on in the oven for 1hr 45mins. 5 Meanwhile, rub the butter into the 400g four and a pinch of salt, then mix with 3-4tbsp cold water to make a frm dough. Wrap in clingflm. Chill for 30mins.
6 Sprinkle a little four on a clean work surface, then roll the pastry out to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut out 8 x 14cm and 8 x 8cm rounds, re-rolling as you go. Mark antler shapes in the smaller rounds with a sharp knife. Layer the pastry rounds with baking paper and chill. 7 Tip the venison into a bowl and leave to cool. Turn the oven up to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 8 Remove the pastry rounds from the fridge and leave for 10mins. Line 8 ramekins with the larger
rounds and fll with the venison mixture. Brush the pastry edges with beaten egg, put the smaller rounds on top as lids and press lightly to seal. Brush with the remaining egg and bake for 20-25mins. 9 For neeps & tatties, boil the swede and potatoes in separate pans until tender. Drain, mash with the butter and season. Serve the pies with the neeps & tatties and green vegetables.
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Each 544g serving contains: ENERGY
3,095kj High High Low Low 740kcal 32.1g 15.8g 16.3g 1.63g 37% 46% 79% 18% 27% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 569kJ/136kcal
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GOOD MORNING CLASSIC ROAST
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WAKE UP TO A RICH AND FULLER TASTE
NEW YEAR’S PARTY Cranachan
My mum serves this stunning layered dessert to guests all the time. It makes the most of Scottish ingredients, from oats and berries to whisky ● Toast a good handful of oats under a grill until lightly golden, keeping an eye on them all the time. Set aside to cool. Repeat with a handful of faked almonds. ● In a bowl, beat some mascarpone until
soft and stir in a splash of whisky, a drizzle of honey and a drop of vanilla extract. Stir in double cream until the mixture reaches a consistency that will only just hold peaks. ● Put some blackberries
in the bottom of a glass bowl and sprinkle over some of the oats. Add a layer of cream, then a layer of raspberries and toasted oats. ● Repeat the layers, alternating between blackberries and raspberries. ● Finish with dollops of cream, more raspberries and the almonds. Serves 8
‘We freeze berries from my dad’s garden in the summer, ready to use in this Hogmanay treat’
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NEW YEAR’S PARTY
Scotch cocktails are making a comeback – get in the spirit with…
Rusty nail Pour 2 shots whisky and 1 shot Drambuie over ice. Serve with a twist of lemon peel. This is the classic recipe, but if you prefer a sweeter cocktail, add a dash more Drambuie according to your taste.
Rob Roy Manhattan
Put 2 shots whisky, 1 raw egg white, the juice of 1 lemon, 1 /4tsp sugar and 1 drop vanilla extract into a cocktail shaker. Shake, add a dash of Angostura bitters, then shake again. Pour over ice and serve.
Pour 2 shots whisky, 1 shot red vermouth, a dash of Angostura bitters and 1tsp Cocktail Syrup Grenadine into a shaker. Stir, add ice, then strain into a glass. Serve with a cherry and a twist of orange peel.
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Rub a piece of orange peel on the inside of a glass. Add a pinch of sugar, 3 dashes Angostura bitters, then 2 shots whisky and 3 ice cubes. Serve garnished with a twist of lemon peel.
For a cheap and delicious treat, you can’t beat mussels. Meet mussel farmer Michael Tait and fnd out how he ‘grows’ them, then dive in with our step-by-step guide to making moules mariniere
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Clockwise from top: Michael’s boat Pegasus out harvesting in Vaila Sound in Shetland; crew member Steven Wilson cuts down a rope covered in mussels; skipper Paul Wood checks the catch
Mussel farmer Michael Tait is on a mission – to put more rope-grown mussels on our tables. He’s the chairman of the Scottish Shellfsh Marketing Group, a shellfsh farming cooperative, which supplies 300 tonnes of mussels a year to Asda. ‘The mussels are delicious, sustainable and very good value,’ he says. ‘And they’re fun to eat because there’s always a bit of theatre involved!’ Every spring, Michael drops bare ropes into the cool, sheltered waters around Vaila Sound, in Shetland, to catch baby mussels, also known as spat. These mussels settle on the ropes and remain there until they’re plump and sweet enough to harvest, between 24 and 30 months later. ‘Traditionally, mussels were only harvested when there was an “r” in the month,’ says Michael, who employs 15 people. ‘But ours are
‘Traditionally, mussels were only harvested when there was an “r” in the month, but ours are available all year round’ available all year round.’ The rope-grown method has many advantages over traditional dredging. ‘The lack of contact with the seabed means there’s no grit on the mussels, and the meat is exceptionally juicy,’ he says. Chefs, including Heston Blumenthal, love them. ‘You get more meat for your money, and the shells are smoother and fner, so they look great on the plate,’ says Michael. His favourite part of the day is setting of from the pier in Walls, on the West side of Shetland, at 7am, as the sun rises. ‘It’s wet work,’ he says. ‘We’re two or three to a boat, dressed in oilskins, with water and seaweed sloshing around. But I love the big skies and the rugged landscape.’
The team stay on the water until 3pm, harvesting about eight tonnes of mussels a day. The mussels are swept of the ropes, washed and graded, before being bagged up to send to the Scottish mainland that evening. They’re then rushed to Asda stores, for you to enjoy. Look out for them in the fsh mini freezer next to the fsh counter.
Asda Scottish Rope Grown Mussels, £5 (800g; 62p/100g)
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SHELLFISH SPECIAL Two updates on the classic…
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Glynis McGuinness Food Editor
People can be nervous about cooking shellfsh, but this classic moules mariniere is surprisingly quick and easy to make. For me, a big bowl of steaming mussels in a rich wine broth is the ultimate winter treat. Serve as a starter with crusty bread, or double the quantities and serve as a main with chips.
Classic moules mariniere SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING £2.05 2 x 900g packs mussels (raw and unprepared), from the fsh counter 25g butter 4 shallots, chopped 1 clove garlic, fnely chopped 150ml dry white wine 4tbsp double cream 1tbsp chopped parsley Crusty bread, to serve 1 Wash the mussels in cold running water, discarding any that are open or have broken or cracked shells. 2 Pull and scrape of the beards – the stringy fbres that stick out of the shells. 3 Use a small, sharp knife to carefully remove any barnacles stuck to the mussels. Rinse again to ensure you’ve got rid of any
Follow our main recipe and add 100g crumbled Roquefort (or any blue cheese) with the cream.
Each 238g serving contains: ENERGY
SATURATES SUGARS Low
1,514kj High High 362kcal 23.8g 14g 18% 34% 70%
other bits of broken shell. 4 Melt the butter in your largest pan, then cook the shallots over a low heat for 5mins, until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the wine plus 150ml water, then season. Heat until simmering. Cover and simmer for 10mins. 5 Add the mussels. Cover the pan and cook over a medium heat for 5mins, or until the shells have opened. The mussels cook in the
steam, so shake the pan repeatedly to make sure they cook evenly. Check the mussels and discard any that haven’t opened. 6 Add the cream and heat through. Divide the mussels between 4 bowls and pour over the sauce, then sprinkle with parsley. Serve warm with crusty bread.
1.4g 2.38g 2% 40%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 636kJ/152kcal
Each 213g serving contains: ENERGY
1,123kj Med High Low Med 268kcal 16.6g 8.9g 1.3g 1.28g 13% 24% 45% 1% 21% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 527kJ/126kcal
Glynis’ tips ● When you buy mussels, the shells should be closed. If any are slightly open, tap them gently with a knife and they should shut. If they don’t, discard them as they may not be safe to eat. ● Don’t overcook mussels – the meat gets tough. When the shells open, they’re ready. Discard any closed ones. ● For a non-alcoholic moules mariniere, replace the wine with grape juice and 1tbsp lemon juice. ● In a rush? Try our ready-prepared Chosen by you Scottish Rope Grown Mussels in Garlic Butter Sauce, £3 (500g; 60p/100g), in the pre-packed chilled aisle.
Bloody Mary mussels
Follow our main recipe, but add a sliced stick of celery with the shallots. Replace the wine and water with 400ml tomato juice, 100ml water, and a dash each of Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and Tabasco. Once cooked, replace the cream with 4tbsp vodka.
Each 316g serving contains: ENERGY
926kj Low Low Low High 221kcal 8.5g 3.8g 4.4g 1.90g 11% 12% 19% 5% 32% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 293kJ/70kcal
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Magic from the Mediterranean
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Bursting with sunshine colours and favours, our budget-friendly Mediterranean-style meals are a great way to start the year
Harissa turkey with Greek style salad
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Turkey breast is a good source of protein, and low in fat and saturates Foods full of goodness – and favour A diet rich in traditional Mediterranean foods has been associated with good health for decades. In fact, recent research found that people who eat this diet have a 30% lower risk of heart disease and stroke*. Studies also suggest cooked tomatoes,
a staple of Mediterranean cooking, are even higher in lycopene – a powerful antioxidant – than raw ones**. So how do you eat Mediterranean style?
● Include lots of plantbased food, such as veg, fruit, beans and pulses.
● Use olive oil rather
than butter. ● Limit your intake of red meat and eat fsh and poultry instead. ● Include plenty of wholemeal bread, pasta, and brown rice. ● Use herbs and spices to add favour, not salt.
Stufed peppers v These colourful peppers are full of wonderful Mediterranean favours. Theyâ€™re also great served cold the next day SERVES 4 READY IN 45MINS PLUS COOLING
ÂŁ1.02 per serving
Food hero Peppers are a good source of vitamin C, which helps to maintain a healthy immune system*
4 large peppers, any colour 100g sachet Chosen by you Mediterranean Style Giant Cous Cous 350ml vegetable stock, made with 1/2 stock cube 50g sultanas 50g sundried tomatoes, drained and chopped 25g pine nuts, toasted 300g can haricot or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 100g feta cheese Salad, to serve
1 Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/Gas 5. Cut the tops of the peppers and scoop out the seeds and pith. Put the peppers and lids on the tray and bake for 15mins. 2 Put the cous cous in a pan and cover with the stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 8mins. Add the sultanas and tomatoes. Simmer for 2-3mins. Take of the heat and mix through the pine nuts and beans. 3 Leave the cooked peppers to cool slightly, then fll with the cous cous mixture. Put the pepper lids on top, then cook in the oven for 12mins. 4 Crumble the feta on top. Serve with salad.
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Each 386g serving contains: ENERGY
1,518kj Med Low Med High 363kcal 17g 4.6g 19.7g 1.93g 18% 24% 23% 22% 32%
Get the balance right
With protein from beans and cheese, carbs from cous cous plus two of your 5-a-day, these stufed peppers make a tasty, balanced meal
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 393kJ/94kcal
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SMART COOKING Courgetti spaghetti
Double up for later This tomato
Our ‘spaghetti’ is made from strips of courgette instead of pasta
sauce freezes well, so why not make a double quantity and save half to use later in another meal?
SERVES 4 READY IN 30MINS
with courgettes is an easy way to get one of your 5-a-day
63p per serving
READER’S VERDICT ‘This courgetti spaghetti was quick and easy to make, and tasted really fresh. It’s a great light alternative to pasta – handy at this time of year when we’ve all been over-indulging in rich foods!’ Lewis Craft
For a change
You can use carrots instead of courgettes to make our ‘spaghetti’. Slice and cut them in the same way, then boil for a few minutes before sauteeing (see step 5 of our recipe). Or try a combination of both veg.
2tbsp olive oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 /2 -1 level tsp dried crushed chillies (optional) 2 x 400g cans Smart Price Chopped Tomatoes 1tsp balsamic vinegar 4 large courgettes 40g grated Parmesan Crusty bread, to serve 1 Heat 1tbsp of the olive oil in a pan. Add the onion and cook for 3-4mins, until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1min, stirring. 2 Add the chillies (if using) and stir through. Add the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a simmer. 3 Partially cover the pan and simmer for 10-12mins, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly. 4 Use a vegetable peeler to cut ribbons of courgette, about 3mm thick. Then, with a sharp knife, carefully slice the ribbons into long, thin, spaghetti-like strips. 5 Heat the other 1tbsp olive oil in a large pan and saute the courgetti for 3-4mins, until just beginning to soften. Take care not to overcook or the strips will go mushy. 6 Mix with the hot tomato sauce and scatter Parmesan on top. Serve with crusty bread on the side.
of your 5-a-day
Each 417g serving contains: ENERGY
942kj Low 225kcal 7.1g 11% 10%
SATURATES SUGARS Low Low
1.3g 10.4g 0.83g 7% 12% 14%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 226kJ/54kcal
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Mediterranean fsh soup Packed with seafood and veg, this tasty soup is 163 calories per serving. You could use any type of white fsh, fresh or frozen. If using fresh fsh, reduce our cooking time by 8mins
Dive in Experts recommend eating at least two servings of seafood a week*
SERVES 4 READY IN 45MINS 1tbsp olive oil 1 small red onion, chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced 1 stick celery, trimmed and sliced 2tbsp tomato puree 390g carton chopped tomatoes with herbs 250ml vegetable stock made with 1 stock cube 1 /2 x 500g pack Chosen by you Cook From Frozen White Fish Fillets 1 /2 x 200g pack Smart Price Prawns 1 level tbsp cornflour, mixed with 2tbsp water Crusty bread, to serve 1 Heat the oil in a pan, then cook the onion for 2-3mins until soft but not coloured. Add the pepper and celery, stir, then cover and cook over a low heat for 5mins. 2 Add the tomato puree and cook, stirring, for 1min. Add the tomatoes and stock, then turn up the heat until simmering. Cover and simmer for 8mins. 3 Add the fsh, return to the boil and simmer for 12-15mins – it’s ready when it fakes easily. Remove and fake with a fork. Return to
89p per serving
the pan with the prawns. Cook until the prawns are thawed and heated. 4 Stir in the cornfour and heat until simmering. Serve with crusty bread.
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Each 243g serving contains: ENERGY
SATURATES SUGARS Low
681kj Low Low 163kcal 4.1g 0.5g 8% 6% 3%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 280kJ/67kcal
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READER’S VERDICT ‘This fsh soup was surprisingly cheap and simple to make, and it tasted really good. My husband loved it, too – so it’s been added to our regular recipe list!’ Corrina Partoon
For a change Harissa paste works with most meat and fsh, so you could replace the turkey breasts in our recipe with white fsh fllets or trout fllets. Follow the method below, but reduce the grilling time to 4mins on each side for your fsh fllets.
Harissa turkey with Greekstyle salad Winter veg minestrone v This satisfying, chunky soup is crammed with vegetables and beans – and it’s low in fat, too
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SERVES 4 READY IN 45MINS 1tbsp olive oil, plus 2tsp for the bread 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 stick celery, diced 1 small butternut squash, peeled and finely diced 390g carton Chosen by you Chopped Tomatoes with Herbs 3tbsp tomato puree 2 x 300g cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 600ml stock, made with 1 vegetable stock cube 100g Smart Price Spaghetti, broken into small pieces 160g bag Asda Washed Baby Spinach 200g baguette
1 clove garlic, peeled and cut in half 1 Heat the oil in a large pan, then add the onion and celery. Cook for 2-3mins, until soft. Add the butternut squash and cook for another 8-10mins, until it starts to soften. 2 Stir in the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, cannellini beans and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5mins. 3 Add the spaghetti and stir. Simmer for 10-12mins, or until the pasta is cooked. 4 Stir in the spinach. Simmer for 1min, until wilted. 5 Preheat the grill. Slice the baguette. Drizzle the rest of the olive oil over the bread, then rub the garlic halves over one side of each slice. Grill until golden brown. Serve hot with the soup.
of your 5-a-day
Each 498g serving contains: ENERGY
1,688kj Low 403kcal 8g 20% 11%
SATURATES SUGARS Low Low
1g 14.4g 1.00g 5% 16% 17%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 339kJ/81kcal
Using lean turkey steaks and olive oil means you can keep meat-eaters happy – while keeping saturated fat levels low SERVES 4 READY IN 40MINS 4 level tsp Chosen by you Harissa Paste 4tbsp olive oil 480g pack Butcher’s Selection Turkey Breast Steaks 1 /4 cucumber 4 tomatoes 1 yellow pepper 1 small red onion 12 black olives 1tbsp cider vinegar 4 Chosen by you Wholemeal Pittas, to serve
1 Mix the harissa paste with 1tbsp of the oil and spread over both sides of each turkey steak. Arrange in a single layer in an ovenproof dish. Set aside at room temperature for 15mins to ﬂavour the meat. 2 To make the salad, quarter the cucumber lengthways, then cut into chunks. Cut the tomatoes into wedges. Deseed the pepper and cut into bite-sized pieces. Finely slice the onion. Put all the salad ingredients in a bowl along with the olives. 3 Whisk together the rest of the olive oil and the vinegar. Season, add to the salad and toss to coat. 4 Preheat the grill to medium. Cook the turkey steaks for about 15mins, turning occasionally, until cooked through. 5 Sprinkle a few drops of water over the pittas, then grill for 1min, until warm and slightly crisp. Serve with the turkey and salad.
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Each 395g serving contains: ENERGY
1,934kj Med 462kcal 15g 23% 21%
SATURATES SUGARS Low Low
2.4g 8.3g 1.19g 12% 9% 20%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 490kJ/117kcal
Savvy-cook essentials Cans of beans, such as cannellini, haricot and borlotti, are a cheap storecupboard standby for bulking up stews, sauces and soups – plus they’re a good source of protein and fbre. Chosen by you Cannellini Beans, 48p (300g; 16p/100g)
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New Year, new you Get 2015 of to a better start with these feelgood buys…
With 25% less salt than standard versions. Heinz Reduced Salt soups, 50p each* (400g; 13p/100g)
Delicious, balanced vitamins for kids. Haliborange Mr. Men Little Miss Softies (30-pack), 3 for £10†
No sugar, no calories. Coca-Cola Zero and Diet Coke, £1.85 each (1.75L), or 2 for £2**
Lower sugar and salt. Heinz Tomato Ketchup Reduced Salt & Sugar, £2.14 (555g; 39p/100g); Heinz Beanz Reduced Sugar & Salt, 50p†† (415g; 12p/100g)
Baked fresh in store
The softness of white bread with added fbre. Chosen by you Two in One Loaf, 47p (400g; 12p/100g), Rolls, 47p (8p each)
Easy and delicious balanced meals. Weight Watchers from Heinz Chicken & Lemon Risotto, £2 (320g; 63p/100g)
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Enjoy fat-free creamy bites. Chosen by you Fat Free Natural Cottage Cheese, £1‡‡ (300g; 33p/100g)
Hers and his multivitamins with omega-3. Seven Seas Perfect7 (30-pack), £7 each‡
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AMERICAN-STYLE CHICKEN The old favourite gets a Stateside update. Try pulled chicken (roast the bird, then shred the meat with two forks) served in burger buns with barbecue sauce, coleslaw and salad. Or marinate chicken breasts in sour cream, for extra-tender meat.
Our new monthly round-up of what’s hot in the world of cooking and eating
DELICIOUSLY DIFFERENT Looking for new ways to reach your 5-a-day? Try custard apples. Also known as cherimoya, this seeded exotic fruit has creamy white ﬂesh that, when ripe, tastes like custard mixed with cooked apple – hence the name. To serve, cut the fruit in half, deseed and scoop out the ﬂesh with a spoon, discarding the skin. Eat on its own, with ice cream or yogurt, or frozen as sorbet. Find them in the fresh fruit section.
RAMEN is the new way to eat noodles, with ramen restaurants popping up in big cities all over the UK right now. Packed with vegetables, meat or seafood, this hearty Japanese soup is very easy to make – just cook noodles in a savoury broth with your choice of added ingredients.
Five minutes with…Tom Kitchin Scottish chef Tom co-owns two restaurants – The Kitchin, which has a Michelin star, and Castle Terrace – plus a gastropub, The Scran & Scallie, in Edinburgh
What’s your signature dish? Razor clams. If they’re cooked in the right way, they taste like they’re straight from the sea! I steam them with white wine and shallots until they open, then make a sauce with the cooking juices. Are there any foods you won’t eat? Anything that isn’t in season! I always make sure anything I eat or serve is fresh – it tastes better and is a great way of pairing ﬂavours and textures as nature intended. Where’s your favourite place to eat? [Fellow chef] Dominic Jack and I like to go to our gastro-pub, The Scran & Scallie, after work on Thursdays. Any culinary disasters? I used sugar instead of salt. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? I snack on pigs’ ears. Delicious!
FLEXITARIANISM This means eating a mainly vegetarian diet, with the odd portion of meat or fsh – so maybe just a roast at the weekend. To get started, go veggie one day a week with the Meat Free Monday* campaign, backed by Jamie Oliver. VIETNAMESE & KOREAN FOOD Expect Kimchi, a deliciously spicy Korean version of sauerkraut, to appear in dishes everywhere, served with rice or stirred into soups and stews. Vietnamese dishes, bursting with zingy herbs, will be popular, too.
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Here’s what our food team predict will be big in the coming year
We’ve got fve delicious citrus marmalade recipes on p66 – but did you know the colour orange is named after the fruit and not the other way around? It comes from the Spanish ‘naranja’, which became ‘a narange’ and then ‘an orange’ in English. Eventually, ‘orange’ replaced the Old English ‘geoluhread’ (yellow red) as the name of the shade, too.
RECIPE INSPIRATION Food editor Glynis McGuinness shares her favourite cookbooks
A Book Of Mediterranean Food by Elizabeth David Glynis says… ‘Tangy Greek salads and delicate Spanish safron dishes are just some of the recipes in this classic book by the late food writer Elizabeth David. It transformed the way Brits cook after it was frst published, in 1950. Food in the UK was so boring back then and she introduced us to all these delicious favours. She inspired a whole generation.’ Turn to p55 for our Mediterranean-style recipes
GOURMET IN A KILT
Scottish food is shaking of its ‘deep-fried Mars bar’ image, thanks to chefs like Andy Waugh. He runs The Wild Game Co street food stall and ‘pop-up’ restaurant, which moves between various venues in London. Asda Magazine Deputy Food Editor Gregor McMaster dropped into Andy’s new Soho base for lunch, and says, ‘I tucked into one of my favourite dishes, Stovies [right], a slow-cooked stew with braised onions and potatoes. It’s a traditional family favourite in Scottish homes, so it’s great to see it on a restaurant menu.’ Food fans are also queuing up at trendy markets to enjoy Macbeth Haggis Toasties from the Deeney’s Scottish Flavour stall – see deeneys.com/blog for recipes, plus turn to p43 for Gregor’s Scottish New Year’s Eve menu.
A GLASS OF THE PAST
Alcoholic versions of your favourite childhood drinks are a hot trend in bars and restaurants such as Cane & Grain in Manchester, where they serve alcoholic slushies and ice-cream foats. Enjoy a taste of nostalgia at home with Cream Soda or Cherry Soda Babycham, £3 (75cl). Or to make your own Jack Daniel’s & Coke Slushy, crush a handful of ice in a blender with a double measure of Jack Daniel’s and 200ml cola. Serve in a chilled glass.
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Food team loves COCONUT OIL
Great for roasting, frying or baking, coconut oil is a new favourite in the kitchen. It’s made from pressed coconut fesh and can be used as a sweeter alternative to olive or sunfower oil. It adds delicious favour to roast vegetables and stir fries. Or add a dab to scrambled eggs. Try coconut oil in mufns and cakes, too, for a light sponge with a nutty tang. The Groovy Food Company Organic Virgin Coconut Oil*, £5.98 (283ml; £2.11/100ml)
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The easy way to good eating With more than 200 products, from cooking ingredients to delicious ready-meals, eating well is simple with our new Good& ranges
Whether you’re counting calories or just trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, it’s easy to make the right choices with our two new Good& food ranges. From ingredients for home-cooked dishes, to ready meals and snacks, you’ll fnd everything you need to eat well from breakfast to bedtime. The Good& Balanced range will help you to strike
a healthier balance in your diet, with a delicious and afordable selection of products. If you’re keeping an eye on your calorie intake, try our Good& Counted range. It’s full of great-value, caloriecounted options to make it easier to reach your goals, without missing out on taste. Now that’s good news.
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Good& Counted Beef Chilli & Wedges, £1 (350g; 29p/100g); 287kcal/1,207kJ per serving
Good& Counted Summer Fruits Cereal Bars, £1 (5 x 21g; 95p/ 100g); 74kcal/ 312kJ per bar
Good& Counted Flavours of the Mediterranean Lentil Chips, £1 (6 x 20g; 83p/100g); 92kcal/385kJ per serving
Good& Balanced Carrot & Coriander Soup Mix, £1 (500g; 20p/100g)
Good& Balanced Spicy Fajita Mix, £1.50 (400g; 38p/100g)
Good& Balanced Date & Walnut Snack Pack, £1 (3 x 30g; £1.11/100g)
THE BENEFITS OF… Good& Balanced
● Recipes are specially developed to provide a good balance of nutrients. ● Makes eating well simple and afordable. ● Includes a wide selection of choices, whether you’re cooking from scratch or saving time with readyprepared foods and drinks.
● Clear labelling of the calorie count in each product makes it easier for you to keep track. ● Delicious food helps you reach your goals while enjoying a range of tasty favours. ● All Good& Our Moroccan Counted Lamb Meatballs products with Cous Cous is contain 3% a source of protein, fat or less. PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, FROM 5 JANUARY 2015, WHILE STOCKS LAST. PHOTOGRAPHS: RIA OSBORNE. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: EMILY JONZEN
plus it provides fbre and one of your 5-a-day
Good& Balanced Moroccan Lamb Meatballs with Cous Cous, £2.80 (400g; 70p/100g) or 2 for £5
Look out for the Good& ranges in store from 5 January 2015.
Healthier ready-meals When you’re in a rush, it can be tricky to eat well. So we created Good& chilled ready-meals to provide healthier dishes that cook in minutes. Try Good& Balanced Italian chicken and wholemeal pasta, with tender chicken chunks and cherry tomatoes. Or for a calorie-counted feast, try Good& Counted paella with king prawns and chicken. Check out the full range in the chilled aisle.
Good& Counted Chicken & King Prawn Paella, £1.50 (400g; 38p/100g); 359kcal/ 1,513kJ per serving
Good& Counted Chicken Nacho Bake with Potato Wedges, £1.50 (400g; 38p/100g); 349kcal/1,472kJ per serving
Good& Balanced Italian Chicken & Tomato Wholemeal Pasta, £2.80 (400g; 70p/100g) or 2 for £5
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5 WAYS WITH
Citrus fruits are at their best in January, so get the ‘peelgood’ factor by making marmalade with your favourite zesty favours
Classic orange marmalade
Lemon marmalade As with our classic recipe, but replace the oranges with 8-9 lemons. Each 10g serving contains:
heat and boil rapidly for 5-20mins, until it reaches setting point (see tip above). Leave to cool for 15mins. ● Spoon into sterilised jars and cover with sterilised lids or jam
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pot covers. It will keep for up to a year unopened. Makes 1.4L Each 10g serving contains: ENERGY
141kj 34kcal 2%
FAT SATURATES SUGARS Low Low High
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,406kJ/336kcal
139kj 33kcal 2%
FAT SATURATES SUGARS Low Low High
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,393kJ/333kcal
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Cut 4-5 large oranges in half and squeeze into a measuring jug to get 250ml juice. ● Add water to make up to 2L, then transfer to a large pan. Set aside. ● Scoop the pulp, skin and pips out of the oranges. Set aside the peel. Weigh the pulp –you need a total of 400g, so add more peeled orange segments if required. ● Tip into the centre of a clean J-cloth or tea towel, then tie with string to form a bag. Put the bag in the pan of juice. ● Weigh out 175g of the orange peel (discard the rest). Cut into small shreds and add to the pan. ● Bring to the boil then simmer gently, uncovered, for 2hrs, or until the rind is soft and translucent and the liquid has reduced by at least half. Remove from the heat. ● Take out the bag of pulp. Press through a sieve over the pan to squeeze out the juice. ● Add 1.2kg Whitworths Jam Sugar. Stir over a low heat until dissolved. Increase the
Top tip To test the setting point, you’ll need two chilled plates (put them in the fridge for 1-2hrs). Put 1tsp marmalade on one of the chilled plates and leave for 1min, then gently push with your fnger. If the surface wrinkles, it’s ready. If not, boil for another 5mins, then retest with the other plate.
How to sterilise jars
1 Preheat the oven to 140C/120C Fan/Gas 1. Line a baking tray with two layers of kitchen roll. 2 Wash the jars or bottles and any metal lids in hot soapy water, making sure they are spotlessly clean. Rinse in warm, clear water. Leave upside down to drain for 5mins. 3 If the jars have rubber seals, wash thoroughly, then boil for 1min in a pan of simmering water. Don’t put them in the oven – the dry heat will damage them. 4 Place on the baking tray and put in the oven for 30mins. 5 Alternatively, simply wash jars and lids on the hot cycle in a dishwasher.
Clementine & ginger marmalade Grapefruit marmalade Follow our classic marmalade recipe, but use 3-4 red grapefruit in place of the oranges. Each 10g serving contains: ENERGY
144kj 34kcal 2%
FAT SATURATES SUGARS Low Low High
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,435kJ/343kcal
Lime marmalade You’ll need 10-14 limes – make in the same way as our classic recipe. Each 10g serving contains: ENERGY
146kj 35kcal 2%
FAT SATURATES SUGARS Low Low High
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,460kJ/349kcal
‘The lime marmalade recipe was simple to follow and while it took a while, it was worth the efort. It makes enough to give jars to friends or family, or store for later, too.’ Lewis Craft
Using 10-14 clementines (depending on size and juiciness), follow our classic recipe. About 10mins before the end of cooking, add 3 balls stem ginger, drained and fnely chopped. Each 10g serving contains: ENERGY
151kj 36kcal 2%
FAT SATURATES SUGARS Low Low High
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,510kJ/361kcal
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Enjoy your favourite foods and still lose weight – with Slimming World
If you want to lose weight this year – and then keep it of for life – you’ll love Slimming World. With our famous Food Optimising plan, it allows you to satisfy your appetite with ‘Free Foods’ including lean meat and poultry, fsh, pasta, rice and potatoes – so family friendly meals such as
A TYPICAL SLIMMING WORLD MENU… Breakfast Two slices of wholemeal bread packed with lean, grilled bacon and juicy tomatoes. Lunch A huge jacket potato topped with tuna and sweetcorn, served with a crunchy green salad. Dinner A big bowl of mixed bean chilli and rice (pictured above), with a glass of wine, followed by a fresh fruit salad. Snacks Loads of fruit and a two-fnger Kit Kat.
spaghetti Bolognese, fsh and chips, and chilli con carne are on the menu! You’ll get loads of advice from your weekly group. And with the streamlined Extra Easy plan, and a new getting started pack, it’s easier than ever to lose weight, and love the journey.
Jess from Swindon joined her local group and lost 2st 5lbs ‘I was never, ever hungry with Slimming World and I could enjoy my favourite treats, like chocolate and a glass of wine. It really was extra easy! My group was fun, encouraging and gave me tons of ideas for simple, tasty meals. And if I had a bad week, they were there for me, helping me get back on track and reminding me that I could do it… and I did!’
HOW IT WORKS ● Easy, efective, fexible
every step of the way.
Fill up on Free Foods, with no need to count calories, weigh or measure. ● Unbeatable support Slimming World Consultants and other members help you
● Amazing value Be a part
of Slimming World for less than £5 a week. Join this January and you’ll get a special half-price membership ofer – saving
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£5*. And if you sign up for 12 weeks of Slimming World before 24 January 2015, you’ll get free membership worth £10, plus 2 weeks free! Call 0844 892 0489 or visit slimmingworld.com/ASDA.
For our delicious chilli recipe and to fnd your nearest group, visit slimmingworld. com/ASDA
*YOU’LL PAY JUST £9.95 ON YOUR FIRST NIGHT, THEN £4.95 EACH WEEK. STANDARD MEMBERSHIP FEE IS £10 AND WEEKLY GROUP FEE IS £4.95
Discover no-hunger slimming
Just a spoonful of… Give classic treats a fresh twist with our smart sugar swaps. These recipes are so delicious, no one will know the diference The big sugar debate
Adding sugar to food and drinks gives us what nutritionists call ‘empty calories’, meaning they lack nutritional value. Ofcial UK Government guidelines say no more than 10% of our calories should come from added sugar – that’s about 50g, or 10tsp a day. As many foods and drinks already contain sugar, it makes sense to cut back on it wherever we can. For more health information, go to nhs.uk. Plus, for sugar facts and more smart swaps, turn to p72.
The natural sweetness of the carrots and fruit is enhanced by Truvia, a sugar substitute made with extracts from the leaves of a plant called Stevia SERVES 16 READY IN 1HR PLUS SOAKING PRICE PER SERVING 42p 250g carrots, grated 150g sultanas or raisins Grated zest 1 orange 125ml freshly squeezed orange juice 275g self-raising four 1 level tsp baking powder 1 level tsp mixed spice 6 level tbsp Silver Spoon Truvia sweetener, plus 2 level tsp for the topping 75g pecans or walnuts, roughly chopped 2 large eggs 150ml sunfower oil 200g reduced-fat mascarpone, for the topping 1 Put the carrots, sultanas, orange zest and juice in a
bowl. Mix, then leave to soak for 30mins. 2 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a 19-20cm square baking tray with baking paper. 3 Sift the four, baking powder and spice into another bowl. Stir in the sweetener and nuts. 4 In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and oil. Add to the four mixture along with the carrot mixture. Stir well. 5 Turn into the tin. Bake for 35-40mins or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. 6 Mix the remaining 2tsp
sweetener into the mascarpone. When the sponge is completely cooled, spread an even layer over the top. Each 83g serving contains: ENERGY
979kj Med Med Med Med 234kcal 14.1g 3.2g 8.3g 0.33g 12% 20% 16% 9% 6% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,180kJ/282kcal
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Passion fruit & lemon baked cheesecake We’ve replaced sugar with Chosen by you Granulated Sweetener that contains maltodextrin and calorie-free sucralose SERVES 12 READY IN 1HR 10MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 42p 75g Flora Original, melted, plus extra for greasing 150g digestive biscuits 400g Chosen by you Lighter Plain Soft Cheese Finely grated zest 1 lemon 4tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 level tbsp cornfour, blended with 1tbsp cold water 1 /2 level tsp Extra Special Vanilla Bean Extract 3 level tbsp Chosen by you Granulated Sweetener 150g reduced-fat creme fraiche 3 medium eggs 3 passion fruit, fesh only 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease a 20cm loose-based cake tin, then line the base with
Oat, coconut & apricot soft bites These cookies contain Sweet Freedom syrup, made from apples, grapes and carob – an edible pod used in chocolate substitutes. We've also used apricots and coconut, for added natural sweetness and texture, plus Truvia sweetener MAKES 30 READY IN 30MINS PRICE PER SERVING 7p 50g dried apricots, fnely chopped 50g desiccated coconut 100g wholewheat four 125g porridge oats 1 level tbsp Silver Spoon Truvia sweetener 3tbsp rapeseed oil 75g Sweet Freedom syrup 1 large egg white 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda dissolved in 2tbsp boiling water 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Mix the apricots, coconut, wholewheat four, porridge oats and Truvia together, making sure all the pieces of apricot are separated. 2 In another bowl, whisk together the oil, Sweet Freedom and egg white until just evenly mixed. 3 Add the dissolved bicarbonate of soda to the syrup mixture. Using a fork, mix it with the oat mixture.
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4 Spoon heaped teaspoons of the cookie mixture onto the trays – they'll spread out as they cook so leave plenty of space between them – then fatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10mins, until golden brown. 5 Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5mins on the tray, then transfer to a wire rack until cold. Each 15g serving contains: ENERGY
249kj High 59kcal 2.7g 3% 4%
SATURATES SUGARS High Med
2.7g 0.11g 3% 2%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,657kJ/396kcal
baking paper. Put the biscuits in a freezer bag and crush to fne crumbs with a rolling pin. Mix with the Flora and press into the tin. Bake for 10mins. 2 Put the soft cheese in a bowl with the lemon zest and juice. Mix well. Add the cornfour mixture, vanilla, sweetener, creme fraiche and eggs. Beat until smooth with a whisk or processor. 3 Pour on the biscuit base. Bake for 35mins or until the middle is lightly set. It will set more as it cools. 4 Once it’s cold, spoon on the passion fruit and serve.
Each 90g serving contains: ENERGY
787kj Med High Low Med 188kcal 12.6g 4.7g 3.4g 0.54g 9% 18% 24% 4% 9% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 874kJ/209kcal
SWEET SOLUTIONS Chocolate pear upside-down pudding This moist, rich dessert is made with Canderel Green Stevia, a sweetener containing the plant-based extract Rebaudioside A, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar. The dried dates provide added sweetness SERVES 10 READY IN 50MINS PRICE PER SERVING 27p 100g Flora Original, plus extra for greasing 411g can Chosen by you Pear Halves In Fruit Juice 6-7 glacé cherries 75g dried pitted dates 125g self-raising four 25g cocoa powder 1 level tsp baking powder 4 level tbsp Canderel Green Stevia sweetener 2 large eggs
1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Cut a 19cm circle of baking paper. Grease a 19cm round, shallow baking tin and line the base with the baking paper. Drain the can of pears, setting aside 4tbsp of the juice. 2 Arrange the pears in a circle in the tin, rounded side up, with a cherry in
the hollow of each pear. 3 Finely chop the dates. Sift the four, cocoa and baking powder into a bowl. Stir in the Green Stevia and dates and mix well. 4 Add the eggs, Flora and reserved pear juice and beat until just evenly mixed. Spoon the mixture over the pears to cover them, then gently spread with
a spatula or the back of a spoon, to level of. 5 Bake for 20-25mins, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Immediately turn upside down on to a plate. Serve hot or cold. Each 89g serving contains: ENERGY
SATURATES SUGARS Med
726kj Med Med 174kcal 10.7g 2.5g 9% 15% 13%
7.7g 0.53g 9% 9%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 816kJ/195kcal
READER’S VERDICT ‘I gave this to my friend and didn't tell her it was made with sugar replacements until after she'd tasted it. She was so surprised and asked me for the recipe.’ Kara Dunkley JANUARY 2015 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 71
SWEET SOLUTIONS Apricot mousse
SERVES 6 READY IN 40MINS PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 71p 250g pack Chosen by you Stoned Dried Apricots 200ml apple juice 4 sheets leaf gelatine 4tbsp Sweet Freedom syrup 170g can Carnation Topping Evaporated Milk, chilled 2 large egg whites Chopped pistachios and flaked almonds, to serve 1 Put the apricots in a pan with the apple juice. Add water to come just to the top of the apricots. Simmer for 15mins with the pan lid on. 2 Soak the sheets of gelatine in cold water for 10mins, then remove and gently squeeze out any excess moisture. 3 Whizz the apricots to a puree with a processor or blender. Put in a large bowl. 4 Add the gelatine and Sweet Freedom syrup to the hot puree. Stir until the gelatine dissolves completely. Leave until cool but not set. 5 Whisk the evaporated milk into a thick foam. Fold into the puree, then chill until the mixture is just on the point of setting. 6 Beat the egg whites into glossy peaks. Fold into the mousse. Divide the mixture between 6 serving glasses and chill until set. Sprinkle with the nuts to serve. Each 132g serving contains: ENERGY
851kj Low 203kcal 3g 10% 4%
SATURATES SUGARS Low High
1.7g 35.6g 0.26g 9% 40% 4%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 644kJ/154kcal
Reasons to cut back on sugar Sugar is a hot topic, with experts telling us to limit our intake – but what's all the fuss about? A recent study* claims sugar, and not the fat in our diet, is the main cause of obesity. Of course, eating too much of anything can make you gain weight, but consuming too much sugar has been linked to unhealthy levels of blood fat, which in turn could lead to heart disease**. Another study found that one in three adults in the UK has raised blood sugar levels,
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putting them at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes†. So maybe it’s time to cut down. Reducing the amount of ‘visible’ sugar you use is simple, but sugar may also be ‘hidden’ in processed foods including bread and soup. Look out for these on the label – sucrose, glucose, fructose, corn syrup, maltose, dextrose and lactose. They’re all forms of sugar.
MORE SWEET SWAPS l Replace sugary breakfast cereals with porridge or plain wholegrain cereals. l Swap sugarsweetened fzzy drinks and fruit juice drinks for water, milk or sugar-free squash and cordial. l Make your own sauces and soups. l Instead of biscuits and chocolate, try oatcakes, crispbreads or rice cakes with low-fat toppings, or unsalted nuts and seeds. l Give kids stickers or little toys as treats, instead of sweets.
*2013 STUDY IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL PLOS ONE (THE RELATIONSHIP OF SUGAR TO POPULATION-LEVEL DIABETES PREVALENCE: AN ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF REPEATED CROSS-SECTIONAL DATA). **JOURNAL OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (2014). †REPORT IN BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL (PREVALENCE OF PREDIABETES IN ENGLAND FROM 2003 TO 2011: POPULATION-BASED, CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY). THIS RECIPE CONTAINS RAW EGGS AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR BABIES, TODDLERS, PREGNANT WOMEN OR THE ELDERLY
We've used Sweet Freedom syrup in this fruity treat, plus replaced cream with evaporated milk
Itâ€™ s hard to believe that less than 35o calories can taste this good
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NO-DIET diet There’s no need to sufer to get in shape. Try our tricks and tips to tackle those post-Christmas pounds without having to try too hard
Get ready… Decided you need to go on a diet? There’s no need to start immediately. And, yes, you did read that right. Researchers at Stanford University in California have found that doing a bit of advance preparation can help you lose weight – and then keep it of permanently. That means looking into lower-calorie options (see our simple food swaps, over the page), plus thinking ahead to allow for special occasions when you know you’re likely to eat more. ‘It’s like a practice run,’ explains Dr Michaela Kiernan, who led the weight maintenance study.
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POP A PEP-UP PROBIOTIC
Probiotics are friendly bacteria that can be found in capsules, drinks and yogurts, which have been designed to top up the levels of the ‘good bugs’ that occur naturally in our body. A recent study suggests mice fed a high-fat diet were less likely to become obese if given a probiotic* – and scientists are now researching ways of using probiotics to help beneft those with obesity.
*2014 STUDY ON LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM IN SOCIETY FOR APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY JOURNAL. †2014 MICHAEL G DEGROOTE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT McMASTER UNIVERSITY, ONTARIO, CANADA. ††FASTING DIETS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN, TEENAGERS, PREGNANT WOMEN OR PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION OR AN EATING DISORDER. CONSULT YOUR GP BEFORE STARTING THE DIET, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE KIDNEY DISEASE, DIABETES OR ANY OTHER MEDICAL CONDITION. ‡THETWODAYDIET.CO.UK. ‡‡NHS.UK. WORDS: RADHIKA HOLMSTROM. PHOTOGRAPHS: ALAMY, GETTY IMAGES
Too much salt is bad for your waistline as it can lead to fuid retention, so reduce the amount you add to dishes and check the levels in ready-made foods. ‘Cut down on salt and you’ll lose up to one-and-a-half kilos of fuid in a day or two, reducing bloating,’ says Professor Graham MacGregor of campaign group Consensus Action on Salt & Health. Find out more at actiononsalt.org.uk.
Picture this Rather than using scales every time you cook, try gauging your portion sizes against a few everyday objects – then cut down when needed!
A deck of playing cards
A serving of cooked meat
A small box of matches
A serving of cheese
A serving of dried pasta Two helpings of uncooked rice
A computer mouse
You snooze, you lose… yes, really!
‘It may sound too good to be true, but getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do to keep slim,’ says health writer Leah Hardy. ‘In a study published in the International Journal Of Obesity, people who slept between six and eight hours were more likely to lose weight than those who slept less or, I’m afraid, more. And in a study by neuroscientists at the University of California, sleep-deprived people ate about 600 more calories per day than when they were well-rested. Getting too little sleep makes our hunger hormones soar, and fullness hormones reduce. We pump out the stress hormone cortisol and are less sensitive to insulin, both of which increase fat storage.’ Time for an early night!
SHOP TILL YOU DROP
Flexing the plastic won’t help you lose weight (if only!) but walking to and from the shops can. Carrying your bags yourself (remember to keep them evenly weighted between both arms) is also a great workout. You could even do a few bicep curls, too.
Find the plan that works for you
If you want to try a formal diet, there’s evidence that both oldand new-style plans can work. Recent research† says the most important factor is to fnd a clinically approved method that works for you, and that you’ll stick to. In a 2011 Medical Research Council study, volunteers following a points-based plan lost twice as much as those on a standard diet. More recently, ‘intermittent fasting’ or the 5:2 Diet has become popular. You eat normally for fve days a week then restrict food intake for the other two††. The Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention charity has developed a clinically proven version, The 2-Day Diet‡, and 65% of the women who tried it stuck to it over the four-month test period, compared with 40% on a calorie-controlled plan. As long as you’re healthy, the key is to fnd the best diet to suit your lifestyle. For example, if you exercise a lot, a plan high in lean protein may work. Or if you love to cook from scratch, try a Mediterranean-style diet – see our recipes on p55.
OF YOUR ORIGINAL BODY WEIGHT IS ALL THAT YOU NEED TO LOSE TO BENEFIT YOUR HEALTH‡‡
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the same time? According to a study by the Discovery Channel, an hour of vacuuming, mopping or window-cleaning can burn almost 200 calories. So give your house and your body a makeover.
You can cut calories by making food swaps – and that doesn’t have to mean switching to ‘diet’ brands. Try these tasty suggestions…
Beef mince (238 calories per pan-fried 100g)
Turkey breast mince (140 calories per pan-fried 100g)
25g packet crisps (around 130 calories)
2 x favoured rice cakes (around 75 calories)
Grilled salmon fllet (238 calories)
Oven-baked cod fllet (118 calories)
Bolognese sauce (180 calories per portion)
Mediterranean vegetable sauce (61 calories per portion)
Cheddar (412 calories per 100g portion)
Edam (316 calories per 100g portion)
Beefburger (271 calories per grilled burger)
Venison burger (134 calories per grilled burger)
GET OFF YOUR (AHEM) BOTTOM
If you’re desk-bound, make sure you take breaks – and don’t just sit there. Maximise the benefts by taking a walk or even trotting up and down the stairs at home or work if you can. You won’t be thinking of it in terms of exercise, but it all adds up – climbing stairs is rated as ‘moderate exercise’ by the Government. To calculate how many calories you’re burning, go to stepjockey.com. 76 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | JANUARY 2015
10 Try some tunes ‘Music lowers your perception of effort and can trick your mind into feeling less tired during a workout,’ says Dr Costas Karageorghis of Brunel University, who’s done research on using music as a ‘performance enhancer’. So use music to help you keep moving; try dancing at home.
MAKE A SPLASH
Have fun and get ft by visiting your local indoor pool with the kids and another family. Take turns splashing about with the youngsters while the adults get some serious swimming done (you’ll burn about 250 calories in 30 minutes). It’ll get the kids moving, too, which is a bonus, especially since studies show that 50% of seven-year-olds don’t get enough exercise*.
USE BRAIN POWER
Struggling to understand an idea or issue? Go for a brisk walk. According to a study at Stanford University, people really do tend to think better on the feet. You don’t even have to go outside, a walk on a treadmill will do. Think about the idea while your feet do the work, then both your brain and your body will beneft. If you keep up a steady pace, you’ll have burned about 150 calories after 30 minutes of pondering.
*SOURCE: UCL, 2013
Scrub up (and give yourself a pat on the back) Why go to the gym when you can work out and spruce up your home at
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GLUCOSAMINE, CHONDROITIN & VITAMIN C With vitamin C for the normal function of healthy joints and cartilage, £2.50
PEPPERMINT OIL CAPSULES Supports a healthy digestive system, £3.70
We’ve taken into account the latest thinking on supplements to develop our premium formulas that’ll help give your body exactly what it needs. So if you want to help maintain normal vision, the normal function of healthy joints and cartilage and normal heart function, take a look at our great-value range.
DIGESTIVE SUPPORT WITH CALCIUM Helps with the normal function of digestive enzymes, £3.80
HIGH STRENGTH CoQ10 With vitamin B1, which helps to maintain a healthy heart and nervous system, £6
CRANBERRY EXTRACT Cranberry does not contain sugar and is a popular supplement mainly used by women, £2
Improved for 2015
These supplements have been carefully reformulated to help maximise the benefcial efects. Perfect if you’re looking for smarter ways to help support your wellbeing.
SELENIUM & VITAMINS A, C & E Helps contribute to the normal function of the immune system, £1
Combined with a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, our basic range of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional supplements FOLIC ACID Folic acid (folate) can help you to contributes to maintain normal maternal tissue good health without growth during breaking the bank. pregnancy†, 50p
FOR MORE ADVICE… Visit your local Asda Pharmacy, where our trained experts will help you choose the supplements that are best suited to your requirements
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Retrain your brain
‘There are three types of personalities who let their anxieties dominate their lives and cause problems,’ says pschotherapist and writer John Tsilimparis. He’s treated his fair share of A-listers, and says ‘that doesn’t change, no matter how much wealth you have’. The personality types John identifes as being especially anxious are: Perfectionists – ‘for whom if life isn’t 100% perfect, it’s useless and they’ve failed.’ People pleasers – ‘whose
mission to make everyone happy all of the time is an impossible and selfdefeating challenge.’ Controllers – ‘who can only cope when everything goes exactly to their plan and liking, which, of course, life never will.’ So how can we all learn to be less anxious? The answer is to change the way we think, says John. Here, he gives easy-tofollow advice and tips to help cope with everyday concerns and challenges…
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WORDS: NICOLA GILL. ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES
An optimistic outlook can help us live healthier, happier lives, says psychotherapist John Tsilimparis. So if life throws up challenges, try these practical tips for positive thinking
You can’t sleep
Money is an issue Brain-training tip: Don’t focus on future events that you can’t predict or control. Instead, concentrate on small, achievable steps you can take every day to stay in control of your fnances. Start by keeping track of your spending for a week, then ditch unnecessary expenses – say, by taking sandwiches to work rather than buying lunch, or walking instead of taking the bus or car, when possible. Living in the here and now will keep you grounded and ready to deal with the areas where you really can make a diference.’
You’re not the ‘perfect parent’ Brain-training tip: Using words like ‘never’, ‘always’ and ‘should’ is typical of the black and white thinking that plagues over-worriers. Instead, say, ‘I’d prefer to be a better parent and I’ll fnd 15minutes a week to start working towards that.’ Then decide what you’ll do in that time, whether it’s helping with homework, dedicated listening time, or whatever else you choose to do with your child.
Feeling guilty about spending time or cash on yourself Brain-training tip: We all have periods when our own needs have to take a back seat, but everyone needs and deserves time and treats for themselves as part of everyday life. Remember, if you don’t care for yourself, you can’t care for others. Remind yourself of that when guilt strikes.
Brain-training tip: Many people accidentally train their brain to worry at night. They keep it whirring by using electronic devices before, or even worse, in bed, or by having conversations about money or work. Or they have too much alcohol, which may help you get to sleep, but will also interrupt your slumbers later in the night. Try this to wind down: two hours before you go to bed, switch of your phone and other devices, don’t drink more than one small glass of wine and avoid stressful conversations.
You feel like your family aren’t safe enough Brain-training tip: Limit your exposure to coverage of disasters on the news – switch channels, or turn it of. We have no control over these events, and feeding our brain with more information about them ramps up our feeling of being under threat. One trick your brain plays on you – called emotional reasoning – is to make you think that because you’re scared of something, it’s more likely to happen. So the more you scare yourself, the more you think disaster is imminent.
You can’t relax Brain-training tip: Endless worry over lots of small things adds up to an exhausting mental merry-go-round. Tell your brain to step of the ride. Talk to yourself and make yourself focus on concrete, do-able actions that will eliminate one worry at a time, to stop your mind fying of and thinking about things you can’t control.
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Revamping your make-up bag is an easy way to give yourself a feelgood start to the year. From bronzer to BB creams, our budget range has all you need TIME FOR A CLEAR OUT?
Like food, make-up has a shelf life. So to keep your make-up fresh, follow these guidelines: l Regularly wash make-up brushes, using a baby shampoo and warm water, to remove oil, dirt and bacteria that could cause skin breakouts. l Store nail varnish away from heat and direct sunlight to help prevent it drying out. l Replace mascara every three months, on average, to avoid the risk of eye infection. Eyeshadow and foundation will last around 18 months. Lipstick should be replaced every 12 months or so, or earlier if it starts to smell. Look for the pot symbol on packaging that states how long a product will keep. l To keep track of how long youâ€™ve had products, write the date on the labels when you frst open them.
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BB cream, or beauty balm, is the hot new all-in-one skin product. It smooths like a primer, hides imperfections like a concealer, and evens out the complexion like a light foundation. Launched in Asia, it’s now gaining fans across the world.
Our reader panel tested a selection of BB creams that are available in store, to give us the lowdown…
George All In One BB cream, £5 (30ml) CORRINA: ‘This gave excellent all-day coverage and it was an amazing colour match. I’d recommend this product.’ 9/10 KARA: ‘My skin felt nicely moisturised and it was a great colour match for my complexion.’ 7/10 LIZ: ‘This cream smelt okay, but the consistency was too thick for my skin. It just didn’t suit me!’ 2/10 N-Spa BB Cream, £6 (50ml) CORRINA: ‘This defnitely does what it should. It gave good coverage, blended easily and the texture was just right.’ 8/10 KARA: ‘Natural-looking colour that soaked into my skin well, leaving it feeling soft and moisturised.’ 7/10 LIZ: ‘I loved this cream. The coverage wasn’t as good as foundation, but it made my skin look and feel smoother.’ 8/10
Rimmel BB Cream, £6.98 (30ml) CORRINA: ‘This gave all-day coverage and reduced blemishes. It was the thickest, but wasn’t as moisturising.’ 6/10 KARA: ‘The creamy, thick texture wasn’t at all greasy and gave a matt fnish that looked fresh and natural.’ 9/10 LIZ: ‘This had a good texture, nice smell and it blended in well, but it didn’t last as long as the N-Spa BB Cream.’ 5/10
BUDGET MAKE-UP BAG UPDATE 1. George Casino (No. 19) Lipstick, £3.50 2. George Satin Soft Kohl Pencil, £2.75 3. George Velvet Eye Palette, £4.50 4. George Lip Primer, £3.50 5. Precision Felt Tip Liner, £2.75 6. George Stay Put Lipgloss, £3.75 7. George Gel Pro Nail Varnish, £2* 8. George Super Boost Concealer, £4 9. George Pout (No. 4) Matte Lipstick, £4 10. George Queen Bee Bronzer, £4 11. George Curl ’em! Mascara, £4 12. George Super Boost Foundation, £6 (30ml) 13. George Face Primer, £5 (30ml) 14. George Creme Blush, £4 JANUARY 2015 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 81
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Everyone’s talking about…
IT’S GOT TO BE
It’s easy to create cutting-edge looks with got2b’s innovative unisex styling range
got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray, £4.07
Whatever your look – voluptuous volume, stand-out shine, grungy texture or retro curls – got2b is the styling range for you. This fun, vibrant, gorgeously fragranced collection of hair products will make sure you turn heads. Looking for inspiration? got2b has launched seven new videos, showing you how to create the latest hair trends – from a fshtail braid to a topknot to grungy spikes – all with a unique got2b twist. Visit the Schwarzkopf UK got2b YouTube channel* to view them!
SPEED UP YOUR BLOW DRY WITH THE NEW GOT2B MIND BLOWING RANGE, COMING SOON TO ASDA**!
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got2b Oil-lic ious, £4.07
got2b l, Powder’fu 7 .0 4 £
WANT TO SEE THE LATEST LOOKS? VISIT THE SCHWARZKOPF UK YOUTUBE PAGE*
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got2b Glued Spikin g Glue Gel, £ 4.07
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Update your wardrobe for the new year – turn the pages for fabulous mix-andmatch key pieces, plus stylish gym essentials
£12 8-24, code 4879087
Print perfect The ultimate style classic – white shirt, skinny jeans and chic blazer – gets a makeover with this gorgeous statementprint jacket. It’ll deliver round-the-clock great looks in an instant! FOLLOW ON
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Subtle embroidery gives wardrobeessential skinny jeans a catwalkstyle makeover. Jeans, 8-24, £16, code 4867643
CATWALK TREND: ISABEL MARANT
AVAILABLE FROM 25 JANUARY
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Coat*, 8-24, £32, code 4867697
Shoes, 3-9, £10, code 4827412
George Brand Director Fiona Lambert’s top fve items this month
Necklace, £10, code 3575577
Pep up winter looks and give spring pastels a nod with this stylish coat in a soft mint shade.
Less is more with these versatile fats. Wear with everything from dresses to jeans.
Just add this delicate necklace to freshen up a plain top or a LBD.
Vamp up your look by wearing this pretty cami as outerwear. Team with jeans, heels and a blazer. Camisole (with matching shorts, not shown), 8-24, £8, code 4867600 AVAILABLE FROM 2 FEBRUARY
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New Year FASHION FIX Update your wardrobe the smart way with these great-value, mix-and-match essentials. Only from George The 18-hour dress With an abstract print in neutral shades, this stylish, clean-cut shift dress will see you through all seasons, day to night.
Must-have classic accessories to complement your wardrobe Necklace, £8, code 3550176
Snood, £5, code 4871658
AVAILABLE FROM 12 JANUARY
Watch, £8, code 3502620 Boots, 3-9, £20, code 4822653
Bag, £12, code 4868137
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£10 8-24, code 4916698
Cardigan*, 8-24, £8, code 4899190; jeans, short 6-22, standard 6-24, long 6-22, £8, code 4868139; *AVAILABLE FROM 5 JANUARY
£10 LOUNGE PANTS
The statement shirt Give jeans and basic separates a boost with this monochrome polka-dot shirt.
£8 8-24, code 4936443
The lounge pants Rewrite workwear rules with printed lounge pants in a tailored fabric. Team with a classic shirt, blazer and court shoes to keep the look elegant.
+ White shirt, 8-24, £8, code 4907782; jacket, 8-24, £12, code 4879082; pink shirt*, 8-24, £8, code 4907784, shoes**, 3-9, £12, code 4937905
*AVAILABLE FROM 5 JANUARY ** AVAILABLE FROM 29 MARCH FOLLOW ON
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8-24, code 4922868
KEEP YOUR COOL
This crop top and leggings both have breathable fabric to keep you cool during a workout
Vest, 8-24, £7, code 4812508
Top, XS-XL, £8, code 4812509
Top, 8-24, £6, code 4812506; cropped leggings, 8-24, £8, code 4790992
A STEP AHEAD
Perfect for gym workouts – and for wearing out and about, too Trainers, 3-9, £8, code 4818130
THE ESSENTIAL WORKOUT KIT Shape up in style with fashionable sportswear, plus check out get-ft tips from personal trainer Carly Rowena
Made from stretch fabric for the perfect, super-comfortable ft
Top, 8-24, £6, code 4840903
Cropped leggings, 8-24, £8, code 4790999
MY TOP 5 FITNESS TIPS
Set goals but be realistic*. We can’t all look like supermodels or athletes, and improvement will take time. Set a target and allow yourself six weeks of working towards it before you review your progress. Strengthen your core and you’ll be doing yourself a big ftness favour. Working on this system of muscles – which wraps around the torso like a natural corset – can help to improve your balance, posture and back health, and give you a fatter stomach as well.
Bin your scales and grab a tape measure. Muscle weighs more than fat so you may get heavier as you tone up. Measure your chest, waist, thighs and biceps when you start, then every six weeks after that, and watch those inches reduce.
Make a plan. Don’t exercise the same set of muscles two days running. Train your upper body one day and your legs the next.
Work harder. Don’t overdo it, but if you’re not sweating after exercise, challenge yourself more. Try interval training – alternate between sprinting and jogging in 30-second bursts for up to 15 minutes. Get the chance to win** a personal training session with Carly, and watch her demonstrating her top 5 ftness tips, at george.com/trends.
MAKE IT ZIPPY
An anti-bounce bra top is essential, especially if you’re curvy Bra top, 34E-42DD, £6, code 4822081
For more tips and tutorials, visit Carly’s YouTube channel youtube.com/carlyrowena
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PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. ONLINE DELIVERY CHARGES MAY APPLY. *EXERCISE SAFELY. CONSULT YOUR GP OR A QUALIFIED FITNESS PROFESSIONAL BEFORE BEGINNING A NEW WORKOUT PROGRAMME. **ONLINE ONLY. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 23:59 ON 31 JANUARY 2015. MAXIMUM ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. 18+, UK ONLY. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AVAILABLE AT ASDA.COM/WIN. PROMOTER: ASDA, ASDA HOUSE, GREAT WILSON STREET, LEEDS LS11 5AD
by personal trainer and ftness blogger Carly Rowena
The right ﬁt
Whether your New Year plan is to get more from your workout or to slim down, we’ve got snacks and supplements to help you reach your goals GIVE YOURSELF A PROTEIN BOOST
FOR DRINKS ON THE GO
Getting active? Give your protein levels a lift after a workout or when you’re on the go with ready-to-serve Promax Milk protein drink in great-tasting chocolate favour. Each bottle of this refreshing milk drink contains 30g protein – plus, it’s fat-free, too. Maxi Nutrition Promax Milk, £2 (330ml; 61p/100ml)
Enjoy chocolate without wrecking your diet with these delicious low-sugar snack bars in a range of irresistible favours. Atkins Endulge Chocolate Coconut Bar, £1 (30g; £3.33/100g); Atkins Advantage Chocolate Brownie Bar, £1.50 (60g; £2.50/100g);
This single-serve shaker with handy fip-over lid provides an easy and convenient way to blend your sports or diet shakes when you’re out and about. It’s also a useful bottle for carrying your favourite juices and home-made smoothies. Maxitone shaker, £3
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Lose up to three times more weight* with XLS-Medical Fat Binder slimming aid. Clinical research** shows this natural ﬁbre complex binds to dietary fat in the body, which results in less calories being absorbed. XLS-Medical Fat Binder (30 tablets), £10
PROTEIN SNACK Keep a Pro 2Go Flapjack in your bag for a tasty, protein-boosting treat whenever you need it. SCI-MX Nutrition Pro 2Go Flapjack, £1 (80g; £1.25/100g)
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Take your cue from the catwalk and celebs by mixing sportswear essentials with the rest of your wardrobe for easy-to-wear style Tip
Balance trainers with a tailored coat, shirt and cosy oversized jumper
Match stylish joggers with neutral colours to pull this uncluttered look together
Jacket, 8-24, £35, code 4848876; top, 8-24, £12, code 4933720; joggers, 8-24, £14, code 4924232; shoes*, 3-9, £12, code 4937905; necklace, £8, code 3575563
Coat, 8-24, £32, code 4867696; jumper, 8-24, £18, code 4965704; shirt, 8-24, £8, code 4907782; jeans, 8-24, £16, code 4867643; trainers, 3-9, £8, code 4818129 *AVAILABLE FROM 18 JANUARY
CATWALK TREND: CHANEL
*AVAILABLE FROM 29 MARCH
CELEBRITY STYLE: CHERYL FERNANDEZ-VERSINI
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COMPLETE THE LOOK Bag, £14, code 4927534; watch, £12, code 3538841; sunglasses*, £3.50, code 4902032 *AVAILABLE FROM 9 FEBRUARY
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30 day bundle
Join by the 2nd February 2015 and get:
2GB data 1500 minutes 2000 texts Get your free SIM pack today visit ASDAmobile.com *Offer valid for new customers only and available to the ﬁrst 80,000 customers who activate their SIM. Subject to availability. The ASDA Mobile Price Plan can be found in full at ASDAmobile.com or requested by calling us on 0800 952 0393. Tariffs are subject to availability and can be amended and removed without prior notice. Asda Mobile operates on the EE network. You must activate your new Asda Mobile SIM card to receive your FREE bundle. Once the SIM has been activated on your phone, you will receive a welcome text message with a URL, please log on and complete your registration process to qualify for the free £20 bundle. SIM cards limited to 2 per transaction if purchased in store / 2 per household when ordered online. On activation of SIM card, customers may redeem a £20 bundle valid for 30 days, that includes 2GB data, 1500 minutes and 2000 texts to UK landlines (01, 02, 03) and mobiles. Price to purchase SIM pack in-store is 50p. Offer valid until 2nd February 2015.
The drop waist and pleat detail on this pinafore make it look extra-smart and stylish
Use our checklist to freshen up their school kit for a frst-class start to 2015
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Scallop polo, 3-16yrs, from £2.50 for 2-pack, code 3538954; Drop-waist pinafore, 3-12yrs, from £5, code 3727645; Tights, 3-14yrs, from £5 for 3-pack, code 4712711
Bow skater pinafore, 3-12yrs, from £6, code 4539447 AVAILABLE IN
Scallop cardigan, 3-14yrs, from £4, code 4226737
Kids come in all sizes, so our boys’ trousers also come in Slim and Plus ft options Jumper, 3-14yrs, from £3, code 4226727; Polo, 3-16yrs, from £2.50 for 2-pack, code 3523656; Trousers, 3-14yrs, from £3, code 4226075; Shoes, 11-6, from £12.50, code 4608658
Boys’ shoes, 10-6, from £15, code 4607531
Jumper, 3-14yrs, from £3, code 4226731
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When’s the last time you checked your windscreen wipers work properly?
Fitting new windscreen wipers yourself is quick, easy and cheap
To drive safely, you need a clear view of the road to make accurate decisions, particularly when it’s wet. That’s why a car can fail its MOT if a windscreen wiper is insecure, missing or doesn’t clear the screen efectively.
Check your wipers every 6-12 months. If they judder, make a noise, or leave bands of rain or unwashed areas, they need replacing.
Choose the right size blade – check your car manual or use our in-store guide. There are typically fve types of blade connector, but Clearview All Seasons Flat Wiper Blades have one adaptor for all fve types. You simply line up the connector, push it in place and lock it down. It’s so easy, and it’s usually cheaper than paying someone to do it for you.
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5 GOOD REASONS…
...to choose Clearview All Seasons Flat Wiper Blades: ● Afordable ● Easy to ft ● Flat, stylish design ● Freeze-proof ● Non-corrosive
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It may not be top of your list when it comes to car maintenance, but it’s really important to check and replace your wipers regularly. And as Clearview All Seasons Flat Wiper Blades are currently only £4* at Asda, as well as being simple and quick to ft, there’s no excuse not to!
#stylecouncil Step into the swinging Sixties with these two retro-style looks. Vote for your favourite – and you could win it!
††ONLINE ONLY. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 23:59 ON 31 JANUARY 2015. MAXIMUM ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. 18+, UK ONLY. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AVAILABLE AT ASDA.COM/WIN. PROMOTER: ASDA, ASDA HOUSE, GREAT WILSON STREET, LEEDS LS11 5AD. PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. ONLINE DELIVERY CHARGES MAY APPLY
NEW YORK SOCIALITE
8-24, code 4914113; shoes, 3-9, £12, code 4827486; bag, £12, code 4886607; necklace**, £12, code 3551998 *AVAILABLE FROM 5 JANUARY **AVAILABLE FROM 15 FEBRUARY
CAST YOUR VOTE… at ASDA.com/win for your chance to win one of these great dresses
8-24, code 4963363; shoes**, 3-9, £12, code 4937905; necklace†, £12, code 3592502 *AVAILABLE FROM 4 JANUARY **AVAILABLE FROM 29 MARCH †AVAILABLE FROM 15 FEBRUARY
TRY WITH Necklace, £8, code 3575570; shoes*, 3-9, £14, code 4896749 *AVAILABLE FROM 1 FEBRUARY
Cuf*, £5, code 3550937; shoes**, 3-9, £8, code 4891133 *AVAILABLE FROM 31 DECEMBER **AVAILABLE FROM 11 JANUARY
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN†† To enter, visit ASDA.com/win and vote for your favourite outft. Six winners will be chosen at random from all entries received by 31 January 2015.
Up for grabs We’ve got loads of great prizes to give away this January. Enter now and you could be a winner! WIN! A three-night luxury break in historic Oxford
To celebrate the release of big-screen romantic drama Testament of Youth, in cinemas 16 January 2015, one lucky reader will win a three-night break for two in Oxford, staying in a luxurious two-storey suite at Ethos Hotel. The prize also includes dinner, return train travel, punt hire, tickets to Oxford Castle and a walking tour of the city and university. The ﬁlm chronicles the true story of Vera Brittain’s (Alicia Vikander) experiences of the Great War, a powerful, passionate journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair, young love and the futility of war. Also stars Emily Watson and Kit Harington. Ethoshotels.co.uk. There is one prize of a three-night break for the winner and one adult guest, sharing a SkyLoft Suite (includes daily in-suite breakfast basket) at Ethos Hotel Oxford. Valid debit/credit card needed for security deposit when checking in. Return standard train travel included, UK mainline stations only, transfers not included. Dinner voucher to value of £60pp booked in advance by supplier. Punt hire does not include punter, basic tuition provided. Walking tour is as part of a group and weather dependent. All elements of the prize subject to availability until 31 January 2016, excluding 3-6 April, 4 & 25 May, 31 August, 25 December 2015-2 January 2016. Punt hire available 15 March-15 October 2015 only. Prize does not include travel costs, meals or drinks apart from those mentioned, spending money or any other expenditures. See right for overall terms.
WIN! One of 30 £50 vouchers to spend at a Fayre & Square pub restaurant Treat family and friends to a tasty meal in a Fayre & Square pub restaurant – we have 30 vouchers worth £50 each up for grabs. Fayre & Square’s 14 2-for-£10 deals on main meals are available all day, every day, along with an amazing kids’ menu and great deals on starters and desserts. You’ll also ﬁnd Wacky Warehouse or Wacky Corners in many Fayre & Square pubs. Go to fayre-square.com. Thirty prizes of a £50 Spirit Pub voucher valid in Spirit Pub (managed) outlets; and Fayre & Squares. Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash or replaced if lost, expired, damaged or stolen; valid for one use, change will not be given, not valid for tobacco products. Valid for one year. Not for resale, not transferable. See right for overall terms.
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WIN! A two-week caravan holiday Fancy a holiday for six by the coast? Park Resorts is giving away a 14-night break for one winner and ﬁve guests, staying in a heated caravan at your choice of its 45 resorts across England, Scotland and Wales. Each Park has a great mix of fantastic facilities, including outdoor and indoor pools, with fun activities for kids throughout the day, plus evening entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. For more information, go to park-resorts.com. There is one prize of a 14-night self-catering break for the winner and ﬁve guests, sharing a two-bedroom silver caravan at any of the 45 Park Resorts throughout the UK, between 1 April-31 October 2015. Linen included. Subject to park-resorts.com/ terms-and-conditions. The prize is subject to availability, and does not include meals or drinks, travel, spending money or park expenditure. Facilities and entertainment vary by Park. See right for overall terms.
GIVEAWAYS WIN! Membership to the Hairy Bikers Diet Club, plus a year’s supply of Hairy Dieters curry sauces! If you’re trying to lose weight, you can still enjoy your favourite curries with the new ‘fakeaway’ range from the Hairy Dieters. TV cooks Si King and Dave Myers have created three sauces – Chicken Korma, Lamb Saag Curry and Chicken Tikka Masala – that are packed full of ﬂavour, but low in fat and sugar. Exclusive
HOW TO ENTER*
to Asda for £1.99 each, the sauces make it easy to whip up tasty, lighter meals. To celebrate the launch, we’re ofering 10 readers a three-month membership to the Hairy Bikers Diet Club, worth £29.99 each, with menu and exercise plans. Plus, each winner will get a year’s supply of the sauces. See hairybikersdietclub.com. There are 10 prizes, each with membership to the online Hairy Bikers Diet Club (in the form of an emailed access code live for three months from activation), and a year’s supply of sauces delivered to winners’ home addresses in 4 x 3-month batches (each batch consists of 5 x Chicken Korma, 4 x Lamb Saag Curry and 4 x Chicken Tikka Masala). See right for overall terms.
WIN! Meet and greet family tickets to see Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom
For your chance to win, call the number below or text the code, then a space and your name and address, to 82229, or enter online at ASDA.com/win. Calls/texts cost 50p each*. The closing date for prize draws is 23:59 on 31 January 2015.
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH IN OXFORD Call 0901 151 0084 Text ASDA1 FAYRE & SQUARE VOUCHERS Call 0901 151 0087 Text ASDA2 PARK RESORTS CARAVAN BREAK Call 0901 151 0085 Text ASDA3 HAIRY DIETERS Call 0901 151 0088 Text ASDA4 BEN & HOLLY LIVE Call 0901 151 0086 Text ASDA5 FAMILY BREAK IN FRANCE Call 0901 151 0089 Text ASDA6 *ENTRY DETAILS Calls cost 50p from BT landlines. Calls from other networks, payphones and mobiles may be higher. Text entries cost 50p, plus standard operator rates. For SMS and call entry technical issues, call 0161 726 5266. For online entry technical issues, call Asda customer services on 0800 952 0101. See below for full and speciﬁc terms and conditions.
What better way to introduce kids to the theatre than a trip to see Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom live on stage. Plus, with our great prize, you could meet the cast, too! We’ve got 10 VIP meet-and-greet family tickets for four people to give away. And another 10 runners-up will win standard family tickets to see the magical musical. Based on the BAFTA-winning TV cartoon, from the makers of Peppa Pig, the show follows the adventures of fairy princess Holly and her best friend, Ben the elf, with loads of games, songs and laughter along the way. On tour from 26 March 2015. Visit benandhollylive.com. There are 10 main prizes of VIP meet-and-greet family tickets for four (minimum one adult in each party) and 10 runners-up prizes of show-only family tickets. Venues available UK-wide, from 26 March 2015. End of tour not conﬁrmed at time of printing. Winners have seven days from notiﬁcation to accept prize and conﬁrm choice of venue. The prizes do not include meals or drinks, travel or accommodation. Venues subject to availability. Only one performance per venue will have a meet-and-greet. See right for overall terms.
WIN! An Al Fresco Holidays family break in France In time for half-term, one lucky reader can win a seven-night break for up to six at the ﬁve-star La Croix du Vieux Pont park in France’s Champagne region, staying in a Rossini mobile home. The park has a pool complex and activities for toddlers to teens, and is ideal for visits to Disneyland® Paris and Paris. For up to 30% of early bookings for 2015, call 0844 774 1515, or see alfresco-holidays.com. There is one prize of a seven-night self-catering holiday for the winner and up to ﬁve guests, sharing a Rossini two-bedroom mobile home at La Croix Du Vieux Pont, in Champagne, North France. A return car ferry crossing for one car up to 2.4m long is included, from Dover to Calais or Dover to Dunkirk. Prize does not include meals or drinks, spending money, spending on park entertainment, travel insurance or travel costs apart from ferry crossing. Prize subject to availability, 28 March-10 July 2015. Winner must book within 28 days of notiﬁcation of their prize and, once booked, cannot be changed. Reader ofer: up to 30% discount at selected parks and on selected dates; only applies to new bookings for holidays in 2015 of seven nights or more; must be booked by 31 March 2015. Not valid with ‘2 mobile homes for 1’ ofer but can be combined with customer loyalty bonus and other Early Booking Ofers, where applicable. Subject to availability. Ofer can be withdrawn at anytime. See right for overall terms.
PRIZE DRAW TERMS & CONDITIONS 1 Prize draws open to all residents of the UK aged 18 years and over (unless otherwise stated), excluding employees (and their immediate family) of Asda, Publicis Blueprint and afliated companies, and anyone professionally connected with the prizes. 2 Proof of sending shall not constitute proof of receipt. No responsibility is accepted for entries lost, delayed, incompletely received or damaged. 3 Maximum one entry per person per draw. Automated, bulk or third-party entries not accepted. 4 All entries (online, text and phone) must be received by 23:59 on 31 January 2015. Phone/text lines open 24 hours a day until 23:59 on 31 January 2015. Ask bill payer before calling. If you text after the closing date, you will not be entered but will be charged. Take care when entering text codes; promoter is not responsible for mistypes and you may be charged more. Some phone lines operate call-barring. Calls from other networks/payphones/mobiles may be charged at a higher rate. If unable to get through, check with network operator. 5 Winners are selected at random by an independent veriﬁed computer system after the closing date and will be notiﬁed by letter within 28 days of closing date. If prize is not claimed within four weeks of notiﬁcation, a redraw will take place. 6 No cash alternatives. Prizes not transferable and must be accepted as ofered. 7 By entering, you agree to take part in publicity. 8 To obtain winners’ names/counties, send an SAE to: Asda Magazine January 2015 Winners List, Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD, 28 days after closing date. Do not send entries to this address. 9 If winners are unable to take prizes, a redraw will take place. 10 Promoter’s decision is ﬁnal. 11 In the event of unforeseen circumstances, promoter reserves right to ofer alternative prize of equal or greater value. 12 Prize draws may feature in other promotional material with diferent treatments. 13 Promoter: Asda, Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD. 14 Winners accept prize at own risk. Unless stated otherwise, holiday winners should obtain their own travel insurance, visas and passport and be ﬁt to travel. 15 Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage, except death or personal injury, arising out of administration, or for the winner’s enjoyment of the prizes. 16 Where terms/conditions are inconsistent with additional prize draw terms, additional ones will prevail. By entering you accept this. Application and interpretation of these terms and conditions shall be governed by the law of England and Wales, and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute concerning them.
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‘Is work just about money?
The BIG debate
says Mags Mathieson ‘I’m a civil servant, but my real passion is volunteering, mostly for local sports organisations. It’s been my main focus for about three years now. ‘I still enjoy going to work, and, of course, I focus on doing my “day job” well during working hours, but my priorities have defnitely shifted since I began volunteering. I know that if I won the Lottery, I’d clear my desk the next day – though I’d probably end up busier than ever. ‘I’m involved with a community sports charity. I direct our local Parkrun and I help out at sports clubs all over the country. I’ll travel hundreds of miles to help organise running events at any clubs that need me. ‘I often go to events after work, too, and get home so late that I don’t even have time to eat
dinner. It can be tiring ftting it all in, but I know I’m doing something worthwhile, and I always feel appreciated and valued – although, of course, I don’t get paid a penny for it. ‘That’s where my day job comes in. Without it, I couldn’t aford to volunteer and travel around as much as I do, and I’m really grateful for that. My job allows me to earn enough to do what I really love.’
‘My job lets me earn enough to do what I really love’
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says Diana Roberts, mum to Charlotte, 17, Alex, 13, and Georgie, nine ‘My job isn’t the only important thing in my life, but it’s defnitely signifcant – and to me, it’s about much more than money. I like to come home knowing I’ve achieved something. ‘I’ve had a career in fnancial services for the past 28 years, except for a short break when we moved to a new area. I’ve
built up a lot of skills, and I love using them every day at work. I really enjoy sitting down with colleagues to solve a problem. ‘I also work with new colleagues and show them their way into the job. That means a lot – I’m able to give them the beneft of my years of experience and, I hope, show them that work can be a very positive place. ‘Being part of a bigger project is important to me, too. Even if you feel like a cog in the machine, we’re all using our skills to make something happen. ‘I also like the variety. When I took a break, I thought I’d get masses done and focus on my house and family, but I had so much free time that I just ended up wasting it. I get a lot more done on a day of now, because I’ve got to be organised and tick things of a list rather than just thinking, “Oh, I’ll just get around to it soon”. I need the structure. ‘Given a choice between a high-paying but horrible job, versus a less well-paid but nice job with great conditions and colleagues, I’d opt for the latter. It’s not just about the pay cheque.’
WORDS: RADHIKA HOLMSTROM. ILLUSTRATION: BEN KIRCHNER. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE CONTRIBUTORS
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