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The snack you’ll want to savour
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January Have you noticed anything different about your Asda magazine this month? We hope so, because we’ve had a total makeover. New name, new regulars and a new spirit of fun! We know how busy your lives are, so we want you to sit down with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine!) and your new Good Living magazine, and get inspired to do something different – even if it’s just to cook your kids our fab healthier macaroni cheese with veg (recipe on p33) for their tea. In Good Living every month, we’ll bring you recipe ideas, fashion and homes inspiration, beauty advice and fun ways to keep your whole family healthy. We’ll also give you stories of people doing inspiring things in our regular You’re Amazing feature, and we welcome a new columnist, YouTube star Anna Saccone Joly. Almost 1.3 million people subscribe to the channel she and her husband set up, called SacconeJolys, where they document their life with two young kids and six dogs! January needs more good stuff so, this month, we’re helping you face the new year with a fresh start – we’re going to help you get your whole family involved in getting fit, even your pet. We’d love to hear what YOU think about your new magazine, so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org And see you next month,
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Contents DIVE INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH GENIUS IDEAS T0 TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
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PROMISES To provide family friendly meals that: Save you time and money ……………… Reduce your food waste by making the most of the pack sizes you’ll find in-store ……………… Are nutritionally balanced, using everyday ingredients.
23 Great Scot! Easy-as-pie food for Burns Night 25 2016 Food trends From bone broth to the great cod comeback 32 Your family faves – only healthier Cut the cals and max the flavour 37 4 ways with frozen peas They’re delicious, cheap and kids love ‘em 40 Ice, ice, baby Chill out with some frozen treats 45 Yes, you can! Easy weeknight meals 98 My foodie life The Hairy Bikers spill the beans
55 Step it up Luxe trainers 57 ‘Mum, you look like a princess!’ The kids make over mum and dad 63 #Beauty 2016! This year’s hot predictions 68 One white shirt – 4 looks Timeless and versatile
19 We test each recipe at least three times in an ordinary kitchen, to make sure it works for you first time and every time.
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#Goodliving Your letters and tweets Blooming lovely Petal power hits the stores How we bounced back Prepare to be inspired by three amazing tales Rolling in the aisles Oh, the things we blame on the kids… Anna Saccone Joly Meet our new columnist 10 reasons we heart January There’s more to it than resolutions Smart living Winter sun, baby showers and more
71 Full steam ahead Clean up on the housework 72 How to pull off… simple style hacks Try a boutique hotel-style bed or slick picture wall 76 Kitchen gadgets on test Machines that do the work for you
79 H2 whoa! Fresh ideas for fun flavoured waters 81 No TV for a week? Forget it! How one family ditched treats and technology for our one-week challenge 87 ‘What do you mean, no snacking between meals?’ Plump pooch or fat feline? Could be time for a pet diet... 89 Energy bites Delicious snacks – and all supersimple to make 91 Which fitness family are you? Take our quiz to find out if you’re outdoorsy, uber-fit or accidentally sporty
23 Asda editor Nicola Davey Asda content planner Amy Cawthorne Asda content co-ordinator Michaela Jones Commissioning editor Hannah Barr Art director Alex Nicholas Art editors Natalie Williams, Jack Cunningham Senior designer Melina Spasic Chief sub editor Heledd Williams Senior sub editors Sue Sharrock, Gwennan Thomas Food content manager Gregor McMaster Digital content executive Shannon Wilson Account manager Nikki Little George fashion director Michael Temprano Publisher Kirsty Ware Sales Axel Tulip – for sales enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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I really love the articles and recipes in your magazine. It’s kick-started my interest in cooking and baking, which I find enjoyable and therapeutic, and it’s helped me gain the confidence to experiment! I like how the recipes include so many different vegetables to maintain a healthy diet, and all the ingredients are easy to buy in my local store (Skelmersdale). Each month, there are great tips and information about products, and I look forward to sitting down with a cup of tea to have a good read – and plan my next cooking challenge! Dawn Tyrer, Lancashire
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Blooming lovely SOME PETAL POWER IS JUST WHAT YOU NEED COME JANUARY. BE GONE, DARK DAYS…
LET IT GROW
With some TLC – three ice cubes per week should do the trick – this chic plant will last for ages. Extra Special Deluxe Orchid, £15
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Meet your hair’s new BFF. Best Flower Forever, that is. Faux leather flower hair clip, £3 Available from 11 January
Fly in the face of those gloomy winter nights by lightening up your living room. Table lamp*, £10 Available from 16 January
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Think happy thoughts and rest your head on our watercolour-print cushion. It’s chill o’clock. George Home Perfect Day cushion*, £5
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SOMETIMES THE WORST OF TIMES CAN GIVE YOU THE PUSH YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING BRILLIANT, AS THESE THREE READERS FOUND OUT
‘WE HAD TO LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND AND START AGAIN’ Debbie Keeble, 50, runs Heck! Food with her husband Andrew, 50, and their four children. They live in Bedale, North Yorkshire
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he first sausages we ever made are hard to forget. It was the late ’90s and, as farmers with four children under five, we needed some extra income. We raised pigs, so hit on the idea of making ‘posh’ sausages, and stayed up one night experimenting at our kitchen table. Unfortunately, the results were horrible! We’d used dried herbs for flavour, but the sausages tasted bland. So we then tried adding fresh ingredients – leeks, apples, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and garlic. We also used pork shoulder, so they were leaner. Our tasty sausages were an instant hit and, by 2005, we had an annual turnover of £2million. But I was worried. The bigger we became, the further we had to fall and I felt we needed someone to help our business keep growing. So, we joined forces with another, larger sausage supplier. It was a good move, but in 2006, they were bought up by a huge Dutch company and we missed making our quality sausages in small batches, with a personal touch. It was a very
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tough decision to make, but we decided to stick to our values and, six years later, walked away with a payout. We could have retired early with the money. But we loved what we did – and we were good at it. Our children had grown up with our sausages and we were determined to work together to create a family business we could eventually pass on to them. We had nothing – not a single piece of equipment – but we thought, ‘What the heck!’ and ploughed everything we had into starting again from scratch. This time, thanks to our years of experience, we did several things
We wanted to create a family business we could pass on to our children
differently. We weren’t afraid to shake things up by introducing other flavours such as chorizo, bright packaging and new products such as chicken sausages and square breakfast versions that fit neatly between two slices of toast. Having the children on board gave us fresh ideas – such as using social media to spread the word – and it’s also brought our family closer together. That was 18 months ago, and now our Heck sausages are sold in Asda supermarkets nationwide, as well as through our website. We currently have a turnover of £8million and we’ve set our sights even higher. We’re no longer afraid to make mistakes, because that’s how we learn. Our experience has taught us that you have to be resilient and proud of what you do if you want to succeed. Most importantly, we’ve learned no-one else has a magic key they can give you – that’s something you have to find for yourself.’ heckfood.co.uk 12 | GOOD LIVING
‘I HAD TO GIVE UP MY JOB – SO I CREATED A NEW ONE!’
efore having kids, my job was everything to me. I worked for a college, helping graduates find employment. It was rewarding and busy, and when I had my first child, Daniel, in 2009, I naively thought I’d come back full time and my baby would fit around my working life. But after a year’s maternity leave, with this amazing little person in my life, I no longer wanted to work flat out. I asked to work part time but my bosses explained mine was a full-time role. Panicked, and not wanting a fight, I agreed to leave – but I had no idea what to do next. I had so much to offer, yet it seemed no one wanted part-time workers. Talking with my husband,
Peter, it seemed my only choice was to work full time or not at all. With one income, we’d have to downsize drastically. It was scary and daunting. I couldn’t believe I was the only person to face this dilemma. Noting the gap in the market, I wondered whether I could set up a business helping other mums get back into work – and be my own boss, too. Interestingly, when I went out and researched the idea, employers told me that, more than qualifications, they needed reliable staff who were good negotiators, could handle a budget and work well with others – all skills that parents develop naturally. And I believe mums put in twice the effort. In 2013, a few months after I had my daughter, Anna-Rose, I launched my
Jane Knight, 42, runs a career guidance service, Successful Mums. She lives in south London with her two children and husband, Peter, 48
company Successful Mums. I now run workshops and one-to-one sessions, helping with CVs, work experience and confidence building. Some mums have had a long time off and feel no-one will want them because they’re ‘just a mum’. My aim is to help 1,000 women by the end of 2020. Thankfully, bosses are waking up to the value of parttimers and the brilliant skills that parents have. I hope that, one day, no-one has to experience the dilemma I faced after finishing maternity leave. I’ve found a good balance. Peter and I both now work part-time so we get to enjoy watching our children grow up. If one of the kids is poorly, or there’s a school sports day, we can be there. I’ve realised success doesn’t mean running yourself into the ground; it means doing what’s right for you and your family. successfulmums.co.uk
I didn’t want to work flat out after maternity leave
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TRACEY WOULDN’T LET HER DREAMS GO UP IN SMOKE
‘MY DREAM SALON WENT UP IN FLAMES JUST DAYS AFTER OPENING’ Tracey Cronshaw, 29, runs Millie’s Hair Design in Bradford. She lives with her two daughters and fiancé, Joe, 31
eeing someone’s confidence soar after a good haircut is just one of the many things I love about being a hairdresser. I always dreamed I’d have my own salon one day and, in
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2011, when the lease came up on a shop in my hometown, I decided to go for it. The next two months were exciting but exhausting. Every weekend and evenings after work – with the help of friends and my fiancé, Joe – I was up to my elbows in dust and paint. Using all our savings, we did everything from papering walls to fitting sinks
and buying styling products. At the opening party in July, I was so proud of what we’d achieved. It seemed as if the entire neighbourhood came to wish us well. But just 24 hours later, my world came crashing down. Arriving at the salon on Monday I knew instantly something was wrong. The letterbox looked charred and, as I opened the front door, I was hit by a cloud of thick black smoke. The front area of the salon had burned and the rest was melted to a sticky mess, covered in layers of soot that clung to my clothes. The shock and smell made me physically sick – everything I’d worked for had been destroyed. The rest of that day is a horrific blur. The police discovered someone – we never found out who or why – had poured a solvent, like lighter fluid, through the letterbox and set fire to it. That night, I was in tears as I talked to Joe about what to do. We’d put everything we had into the salon, and now it was gone. I was tempted to take the easy route and walk away, but then I got angry – and determined. We’d worked so hard, and giving up would let the arsonists win. So I vowed to keep going. For the next three months we worked non-stop. While the walls could be washed and repainted, everything else, from the furniture to the skirting boards, had to be replaced. It was a dirty and difficult job, but thankfully my contents insurance covered a lot. I was overwhelmed by the kindness and support we received, too. A nearby salon even let me see clients there while mine was out of action. Finally, in October, the salon reopened. People might think I was mad trying again, but it was the right decision as I’ve loved every minute there since. The salon may be small but it’s always busy and we have many regular clients who’ve become friends. Four years on, I still get a buzz in the morning when I go to work – and the feeling is even sweeter knowing how much I overcame. Millie’s Hair Design, 01274 577 131
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YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE THINGS SHOPPERS AT ASDA TILEHURST IN READING HAVE BLAMED ON THEIR KIDS…
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'I just can't help snacking… ...on chocolate. When my kids ask for some and there isn't any left in the cupboard, I just tell them: "You already ate it all!" And they believe me…’ Denise Wallbanks
I SMASHED UP MY HUSBAND'S PLAYSTATION AFTER ARGUING ABOUT HOW MUCH TIME HE SPENDS ON IT – AND TOLD HIM OUR SON TROD ON IT BY ACCIDENT. HE'D BE LIVID IF HE FOUND OUT…! Jilly Davenport
'I MOWED OVER MY WIFE'S PLANT…
It was her prized pink foxglove. So I told her that the little ones had pulled it up when they were playing out in the garden. Sorry!’ Dean Edwards
‘I forgot to leave a tip for the milkman at Christmas, so I told him I’d left it in the porch and the kids had robbed it!’ Martha Williams
'I eat every single doughnut that their granny sends them. The kids don't even know they exist!' Claire Butler
‘Maybe I should just own up… ...I put a red sock in with my husband's white work shirts by mistake and said it was our toddler's fault. I still feel guilty.’ Dawn Jones ‘My daughter and I were out in a posh restaurant and I accidentally knocked her milkshake all over her. I quickly pretended to tut before proclaiming loudly: “Oh look what you’ve done!” She looked horrified!' Natalie Quinn
'We were running late… ...when I was dropping the kids off at school in the morning. So, I told their teachers that they took ages to get ready when, really, I just wanted to savour a few extra minutes in bed.’ Freddy Spiers
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ANNA SACCONE JOLY
Argh! I’m keeping ALL my family
healthy ANNA SACCONE JOLY, 28, IS A SUPERMUM VLOGGER WITH ALMOST 1.3 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS TUNING INTO HER YOUTUBE CHANNEL. SHE JOINS GOOD LIVING AS OUR NEW MONTHLY COLUMNIST
the family healthy generally falls to mums. I never fully appreciated my mother’s home-cooking until I had my own family. Gone were the days when my husband, Jonathan, 35, could order takeaways three nights a week… I needed food that would nourish my children – and I’m no Nigella! With our first child, Emilia, three, I was adamant that
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Whether we admit it or not, keeping
nothing should touch her lips unless it was homemade from only the finest organic ingredients. Jonathan almost had a heart attack when he saw the weekly food bill almost triple. But, armed with a new blender and lots of mini plastic containers, I was determined to be Supermummy. Fast forward a few days, and all the organic fruit and vegetables I’d bought had gone off. I’d burned the apples while stewing them, and the root vegetable puree I had slaved over for an entire day was rejected with a simple flick of Emilia’s spoon. I was frazzled and felt like a failure. Things were not going according to plan. With baby number two, Eduardo, now 9 months, I was a lot more relaxed. We mums like to beat ourselves up about a lot of things, including how we feed our family. Cooking for a family is never easy. What helps me the most is sticking with a few simple recipes that are family favourites, then varying them from week to week. I may not be the perfect cook, but my children are happy and fed nutritious meals the majority of the week – with the odd takeaway pizza here and there!
I needed food that would nourish my children – and I’m no Nigella!
Music I’m loving Beyoncé’s single RunninÕ has become my favourite song to play while I do a workout – I blast it in the garage while the children WHO RUN THE WORLD? are napping! MUMS, OF COURSE
What I’m eating Avocado mashed with lemon juice and sea salt. It’s tasty and healthy, and it even has Emilia and Eduardo’s seal of approval.
What I’m wearing Winged liner – it’s an easy way to make your eye make-up look more polished and adds a chic, retro touch to any face. Well, if it was good enough for Cleopatra and Brigitte Bardot, then it certainly works for me. LADIES, IT’S TIME TO DRAW THE LINE
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BROKE AND BORED OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT, ANYBODY? US TOO – JANUARY NEEDS MORE GOOD STUFF! SAY GOODBYE TO THE BLUES WITH OUR SPIN ON WHY THIS MONTH ROCKS
Whether you got a bit too friendly with a colleague at the office party, or that shiny grad got the promotion you were promised, January is a fantastic month to whip your CV into shape. Companies are arranging annual budgets and employing more staff. Time to fire off some emails…
YOUNG MORSE RETURNS
The new year usually brings great new series – or the return of old faves – and ITV’s superslick whodunnit (the prequel to the mighty Inspector Morse) is back on our screens on 3 January. It's bound to fill the Downton void on Sunday nights. Everyone rejoice!
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It might be windy and damp outside, but we love January for its opportunities to be anti-social. Pop on those panda slippers and have a marathon session of your fave TV show. We're addicted to The Man in the High Castle. Or, binge-watch Breaking Bad – if you can get past the bath tub scene in season 1, you're on the home straight.
GET YOUR SHOP ON
For anyone who has money left over (seriously, how?), January wants it. For those who don’t, dip into your savings. Now Christmas is over, turn your attention to you by taking advantage of further markdowns in the sales – even hairdressers have reductions for your new year barnet.
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL
In January, there's hope that everything bad in your life is going to disappear. Make the most of this blank slate. Leave those heartaches and mistakes behind and write an unbeatable cosmic shopping list for 2016.
Let the sun shine! THERE IS, QUITE LITERALLY, LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, MAKING THAT COMMUTE MORE BEARABLE AS MORNINGS GROW BRIGHTER. AWARDS SEASON IS UPON US
Hurrah! It's the start of red-carpet fashion and drama. Will anyone top Viola Davis’ kick-ass speech last year? Ricky Gervais hosts the Golden Globes this month as a prelude to the Oscars.
No longer a pipe dream, now you can actually start planning your holibobs. Many travel agents are offering top deals, especially on family holidays.
LOOKING FOR LOVE?
This month is the best time to meet a partner and 5 January is the most popular day for singles to sign up to online dating. Fastest fingers first!
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Cook 700g Scottish Diced Beef (or 700g Butcher’s Selection Diced Beef) in 2tbsp oil in a large pan until browned. Remove the meat and set aside. Reduce the heat. Add 1 onion, diced, and 1 clove garlic, crushed, and cook until soft. Add the beef, 500ml beef stock, 250g mushrooms, chopped, 2tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 3tbsp flour, 1tbsp brown sauce and 2tsp dried mixed herbs. Simmer,
covered, for 1 hr. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Roll 300g puff pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut out 6 pastry lids to fit 6 individual pie dishes. Divide the beef mixture between the pie dishes. Top with the pastry lids, pressing down on the rims to seal. Brush with 1 beaten egg and bake for 20 mins.
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BRINNER (BREAKFAST FOR DINNER) AND QUINOA? SO 2015! AND YOU’D ONLY JUST GOT USED TO SAYING ‘KEE-NWA’… SO, WHAT WILL YOU BE EATING IN 2016?
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Savour it! The savoury yogurt tzatziki from Greece is already mainstream, as is Indian raita – so why not beetroot, parsnip or butternut squash yogurt? The trend started in New York and is set to catch on here, with the demand for fewer sweet treats. Or try labneh – Middle Eastern yogurt-cheese, served with olives, seeds or veggies.
● 2tbsp sunflower oil ● 1 clove garlic, crushed ● 2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped ● 1 apple, cored and grated ● tsp nutmeg ● 200g Greek yogurt ● 4tbsp mixed nuts, toasted and chopped
1 Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the garlic, parsnips and apple for 5 mins over a low heat. Add 100ml boiling water and simmer gently, uncovered, for 15 mins. 2 Blitz with a handheld blender and stir in the nutmeg and yogurt. Return to the pan and gently heat through. Top with the nuts and serve with your choice of crudites. Each 208g serving contains: ENERGY
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There’s the classic peanut variety, of course – but now it seems there’s no nut that can’t be made into butter, including hazelnuts, pistachios and cashews. A source of fibre and protein, nut butters will be huge in 2016. Almond varieties are the most popular and when mixed with raw maple syrup or cocoa and coconut, they create a creamy, moreish spread. Or try Whole Earth 3 Nut Butter.
Last year’s kimchi was just a taster – now Korean food as a whole is having a moment. Tangy and spicy, it’s based on barbecue flavours and grilled meats. A good dish for newbies is a bulgogi burrito, stuffed with beef in a gochujang (red chilli) marinade. Or, try KFC (Korean fried chicken, that is!) with a side of mooli white radish slaw. Korean street food traders are flying the flag – including Choi Boys, Busan BBQ and Kimchi Cult.
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Sea greens Say ‘konnichiwa’ to seaweed. Celeb cook Jamie Oliver predicts everyone will be eating algae like the age-defying Japanese in 10 years’ time. Wakame, sea spaghetti, kelp and nori – which can add a salty, savoury taste and a velvety or crispy texture to salads, soups and stir-fries – are popping up in restaurants across the country.
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Korean chicken burgers with kimchi SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.03 ● 4 small chicken breasts ● 230g pack Growers’ Selection Kickin’ Korean Stir Fry Sauce ● savoy cabbage, finely sliced ● 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks ● 6 radishes, sliced ● 2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced ● 1 clove garlic, crushed ● 2tbsp white wine vinegar ● 1tbsp sesame oil ● 2cm root ginger, peeled and grated ● 1tsp sugar ● tsp chilli powder ● curly lettuce, shredded ● 4 Asda Crusty Rolls
1 Put the chicken in a bowl and pour over the Korean Sauce.
Toss well to coat each piece. Cover with clingfilm and marinate for 2 hrs. 2 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/ Gas 6. Bake the chicken on a lined baking sheet for 25 mins until cooked through. To test, stick a skewer in the meat – if the juices run clear, it’s done. 3 Make the kimchi – put the cabbage, carrot, radishes and spring onions in a bowl. Whisk together the remaining ingredients, except the lettuce and rolls. Pour over the veg and mix well. 4 Serve the chicken in the rolls with the lettuce and kimchi. Each 331g serving contains: ENERGY
1,662kj Low Low Low Med 397kcal 7.0g 1.3g 8.9g 1.66g 20% 10% 7% 10% 28% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 502kJ/120kcal
Waste not, want not This year is all about loving leftovers and things we’d usually bin. The charity Love Food Hate Waste estimates that 7 million tonnes of food is thrown away each year in the UK, over half of which is edible. We’re doing our bit by selling even more of our Beautiful on the Inside wonky veg, while River Cottage chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is taking the idea to extremes with his latest book of recipes – Potato Peel Soup and Spicy Crispy Fish Skeletons, anyone?
GET YOUR GOAT
Goat is the new steak. Already popping up on high-end menus, it officially arrived when chef Matt Gillan served it at the Women’s Institute Centenary Banquet last year. Lower in saturated fat than other red meats, goat tastes like a cross between lamb and venison. Try it slow braised, or roasted with garlic and rosemary.
THEY’RE THE NEW KALE – HONESTLY! Or get the best of both worlds, with flower sprout kale – part of our Red and Green Bauble Brussels pack, £1.50 (500g; 30p/100g)
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Thanks to stocks in the North Sea rising above dangerously low levels, cod has now been removed from the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) ‘fish to avoid’ list, and this one-time Friday night fave is back in business. Hoorah! But don’t go overboard – the MCS suggests we eat it as an occasional treat while the cod population fully recovers.
Spice of life Turmeric – best known for giving a golden touch to Asian curries and rice dishes – is now turning up in everything from desserts to cocktails, adding its beautiful colour and subtle, warm flavour.
Turmeric & honey margarita cocktail SERVES 2 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.25 ● 4 shots tequila ● 2 shots Cointreau ● 2tsp clear honey ● tsp ground turmeric ● Juice 2 lemons ● Cloudy lemonade, to top up ● Sugar and lemon zest, to decorate
1 Wet the rims of two Martini glasses and dip in sugar, to frost.
Sift through YouTube’s food channel for some weird and wonderful finds – one Japanese show features a cooking poodle – and exciting new culinary talent, from the boy band-style antics of the Sorted crew to the family-centric Crumbs Food sisters (right). Our very own Mum’s Eye View is bursting with top recipes, too!
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2 Mix the tequila, Cointreau, turmeric, lemon juice and honey in a cocktail shaker or clean jar. Shake together. 3 Fill the glasses with crushed ice. Pour on the cocktail, top up with lemonade and serve with a twist of lemon zest. Each 183g serving contains: ENERGY
1,325kj Low Low High Low 317kcal 0.0g 0.0g 23.8g 0.18g 16% <1% <1% 26% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 724kJ/173kcal
The humble doughnut has had a gourmet makeover. Forget fried, now it’s baked, sometimes made with sourdough, and topped or filled with everything from bacon and maple syrup to lemon curd or Nutella (‘Donutellas’ hail from Mick’s Cafe, Melbourne). Get your artisan fix at Dum Dum Doughnuts’ jam-packed East London ‘Donutteries’!
Cod fillet with grilled veg cous cous SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.66 ● 200g Chosen by you Cous Cous ● 250ml hot stock, made with a vegetable cube ● 4 Fishmonger’s Selection Cod Fillets ● 3tbsp olive oil ● 4 sprigs thyme ● 1 small courgette, sliced into semicircles ● 1 small leek, trimmed and sliced ● 200g green beans, trimmed ● 1 clove garlic, very thinly sliced ● 2tbsp chopped parsley ● 1tbsp chopped dill
1 Put the cous cous in a pan and pour over the stock. Stir and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat, cover and leave to stand until needed. 2 Preheat the grill to medium. Put the cod on a baking sheet, brush with half the olive oil and top each fillet with a sprig of thyme. Cook for 8-10 mins until the fish is tender and flaking. 3 Meanwhile, cook the green veg and garlic in a frying pan with the remaining oil for 8 mins. Stir the herbs into the cous cous and serve the fish on top.
of your 5-a-day
Each 328g serving contains: ENERGY
1,551kj Med Low Low Low 371kcal 10.5g 1.6g 3.3g 0.66g 19% 15% 8% 4% 11% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 473kJ/113kcal
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Good to the bone
The new favourite hot drink of Fitbit-wearing health fanatics in LA – and at the core of The Hemsley Sisters’ recipe repertoire – bone broth is made by simmering chicken, beef or lamb bones for up to 24 hours, resulting in a thin but flavoursome broth containing protein and minerals. Try it at the trendy Vietnamese Bep Haus in London, or Brighton cafe Sixteen.
Nutritious and gluten-free, this mild, nutty grain is a staple in Ethiopia. Get a taste for the Teff trend with a BFree Quinoa & Chia Seed Wrap with Teff Seeds & Flax Seeds, £2.80 (276g; £1.10p/100g).
GOOD AS GOLD
Bye-bye blueberries… (possibly!) This sweet-sour Latin American fruit is being touted as the latest ‘superfood’, providing a source of fibre and the antioxidants vitamin C and beta carotene. You may have seen the fresh fruit with its papery casing, and there’s Grower’s Selection a dried version too. We call it physalis, but it’s also known as the Physalis, £1 (100g; £10/1kg) golden berry, Cape gooseberry, Aztec berry, ground cherry…
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Pop culture Soft drinks are being reinvented – they’re not just for kids any more. Made using raw cane sugar, plant-based ingredients and spices, and few (or no) additives or preservatives, the likes of maple syrup root beer, cream sodas with natural vanilla flavour, and black cherry fizz appeal to nostalgia buffs and 30-somethings moving on from alcopops. Try Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade, £2.70 (750ml; 36p/100ml), made with real lemon juice and pure rose otto oil.
YORKSHIRE TEA DECAF HAS ALL THE GREAT FLAVOUR OF THE ORIGINAL BLEND – WITHOUT THE CAFFEINE The pick of the crop We go to great lengths to make tea properly, especially for our decaf. Over the years, we’ve built relationships with our suppliers, visiting them in person as much as possible. Working together is about more than quality tea. It’s about trading with a conscience, in a way that respects people and the planet. Decaf – with the flavour you love We’ve created a top-quality blend of Rwandan and Kenyan teas that doesn’t lose its flavour when it’s decaffeinated, so you can cut down on caffeine and still enjoy a proper brew.
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Standard meatballs** 2,801kj/669kcal. These meatballs 1,757kj/420kcal
per 420g serving
Your family faves* – only healthier WEÕVE CUT THE FAT AND SALT AND MAXED THE FLAVOUR FOR MEALS THEYÕLL LOVE. ITÕS ALL GOODÉ
Using lean turkey mince instead of standard beef mince is the best way to reduce fat in this dish SERVES 4 READY IN 35 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.33 ● 340g pack Butcher’s Selection Extra Lean Turkey Mince ● 2 spring onions, chopped ● 1 large clove garlic, crushed ● 5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped 32 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES
● 20g dried breadcrumbs ● 4tbsp roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley ● 2tsp olive oil ● 2tbsp tomato puree ● 390g carton Asda Italian Chopped Tomatoes with Herbs in Tomato Juice ● 300g Good& Balanced Wholemeal Spaghetti
1 Put the mince, spring onions, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, breadcrumbs and half the parsley in a bowl. Mix together with your hands. Divide into 16 and roll each into a ball. Cover and chill until ready to cook. 2 Heat the oil in a nonstick pan and fry the meatballs until browned. Mix the tomato puree with 200ml boiling water. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and pour over the meatballs. Simmer for
15 mins, stirring occasionally. 3 Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti for 10-12 mins until tender. Drain, reserving 3tbsp of the cooking liquid. Add this to the tomatoes and meatballs. Serve the meatballs over the pasta, sprinkled with the remaining parsley. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
of your 5-a-day
Each 420g serving contains: ENERGY
1,757kj Low Low Low Low 420kcal 6.7g 0.8g 6.7g 0.42g 21% 10% 4% 7% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 418kJ/100kcal
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Macaroni cheese with veg The stronger the cheese, the less you need for full-on flavour SERVES 6 READY IN 50 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 87p ● 350g macaroni ● 250g Chosen by you Frozen For Freshness Broccoli & Cauliflower Florets ● 40g butter ● 40g plain flour ● Pinch cayenne pepper ● Pinch mustard powder ● 450ml skimmed milk ● 100g Chosen by you 50% Less Fat Mature British Cheese, grated ● 50g Parmesan, grated ● 25g fine breadcrumbs ● 100g cherry tomatoes, halved 1 Preheat the oven to 220C/
200C Fan/Gas 7. Cook the macaroni in a large pan of boiling water for 12 mins, adding the frozen veg for the last 5 mins. Drain. 2 Melt the butter in a pan, then stir in the flour, cayenne and mustard. Cook over a low heat for 1 min, stirring. 3 Take the pan off the heat and gradually beat in the milk, using a wire whisk. Heat until boiling, whisking all the time. Simmer for 1 min. 4 Remove from the heat. Stir in the macaroni and all but a handful of the cheese. Put in an ovenproof dish, top with the tomatoes and remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden.
Standard macaroni cheese† 2,713kj/648kcal This macaroni cheese 1,686kj/403kcal
per 276g serving
Each 276g serving contains: ENERGY
1,686kj Med High Low Low 403kcal 13.2g 7.7g 6.3g 0.55g 20% 19% 39% 7% 9% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 611kJ/146kcal
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Standard fish pie* 2,349kj/561kcal. This fish pie 1,459kj/349kcal
per 436g serving
The sweet potato topping counts towards your family’s 5-a-day
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● 3tbsp chopped parsley ● tsp ground nutmeg ● 150g frozen sweetcorn ● 100g baby spinach
SERVES 6 READY IN 50 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.76
1 Put the sweet potatoes in
● 700g sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed ● 300g white fish ● 150g frozen prawns ● 900ml skimmed milk ● 6tbsp cornflour, mixed with 2tbsp of the milk ● 200g pack Chosen by you 50% Less Fat Garlic & Herbs Light Soft Cheese ● 25g Parmesan, grated
a pan, cover with water, bring to the boil then simmer for 12-15 mins until tender. Drain well and mash until smooth. 2 Put the fish and prawns in a pan and pour over the milk. Simmer gently for 3 mins. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fish and prawns to a 2L oven dish and break the fish into large chunks. Set aside. 3 Add the cornflour mixture to the milk and simmer until
thickened. Stir in the soft cheese until the sauce is smooth. Add the Parmesan, parsley and nutmeg. 4 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Simmer the sweetcorn for 3 mins and drain well. Add to the oven dish with the spinach. Pour over the sauce and mix well. 5 Top with the sweet potato mash and use a fork to rough up the top. Bake for 20 mins until golden on top.
of your 5-a-day
Each 436g serving contains: ENERGY
1,459kj Low Low Low Low 349kcal 5.7g 3.1g 14.0g 0.44g 17% 8% 16% 16% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 335kJ/80kcal
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Standard chicken meal** 1,970kj/471kcal.
This chicken meal 1,357kj/324kcal
per 287g serving
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Chicken bucket with wedges
This finger-lickin’ classic is oven-baked, not fried – with all the crunch and savoury flavour they love SERVES 6 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.71 ●
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tsp each mustard powder, paprika, dried garlic and dried onion granules 120g dried breadcrumbs 2 eggs, beaten 1tsp Worcestershire sauce 6 chicken drumsticks, skin removed
● 3 large chicken breasts, each cut into 4 pieces ● Frylight 1 Cal Butter Flavour Cooking Spray ● 600g Maris Piper potatoes, cut in wedges ● 1tsp mixed herbs ● 2tsp olive oil ● Ketchup, to serve
1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Line 3 large oven trays with baking paper. 2 Mix the mustard, paprika, garlic, dried onion granules and breadcrumbs together in a large bowl. Mix the eggs and Worcestershire sauce in a separate bowl. 3 Dip the chicken in the egg mixture and then the crumb mixture to coat well. Put on 2 of the trays. Spritz 6 sprays of Frylight over each tray. 4 Toss the potatoes and
herbs in the oil and spread out evenly on the third tray. Cook at the top of the oven for 10mins. Add the trays of chicken and bake for 25-30 mins more, turning after 15 mins, until cooked. 5 Serve the chicken in a bucket-shaped container, with the potato wedges and ketchup on the side.
Each 287g serving contains: ENERGY
SATURATES SUGARS Low
1,357kj Low Low 324kcal 6.9g 1.7g 16% 10% 9%
1.4g 0.43g 2% 7%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 473kJ/113kcal
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4 WAYS WITH…
CHEAP, DELICIOUS – AND KIDS LOVE THEM! FROZEN PEAS ARE ABOUT TO BECOME YOUR LITTLE GREEN SAVIOURS
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QUICK & EASY
Pea & chorizo soup
Pea fritters with poached egg
SERVES 2 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.38
SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 26p
● 350g frozen peas ● 350ml vegetable stock, made from 1 stock cube ● 1tsp dried rosemary ● 75ml semi-skimmed milk ● 2tbsp chopped fresh mint ● 75g Extra Special Chorizo Casero, diced ● 2tsp chopped chives and crusty bread, to serve 1 Put the frozen peas in a pan and pour over the stock. Sprinkle on the rosemary and bring to the
boil. Cover and simmer for 4 mins. Add the milk and mint and cook for 2 mins. 2 Meanwhile, dry-fry the diced chorizo for 2-3 mins until browned. 3 Blitz the peas with a hand-held blender until the soup is the consistency you like. Add a little extra hot stock if it is too thick. 4 Top with the chorizo and oil from the pan, the chives and cracked black pepper. Serve with crusty bread. Each 444g serving contains: ENERGY
1,449kj Med Low Low High 346kcal 16.0g 5.8g 5.8g 2.66g 17% 23% 29% 6% 44%
You can eat any leftover fritters cold the next day – they’re great with cheese, chutney and salad
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400g frozen peas 50g plain flour 50g Parmesan, grated 100g Chosen by you Mozzarella Soft & Mild Grated Cheese 2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced 3tbsp chopped fresh parsley 3tbsp chopped fresh basil 1 large egg, beaten 4tbsp olive oil 4 eggs, poached
1 Simmer the peas in a
large pan of boiling water for 5 mins. Drain and cool.
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 326kJ/78kcal
Mash the peas with a fork or potato masher. 2 Add the flour, Parmesan, mozzarella, spring onions, herbs and egg to the peas and mix well. Shape into 12 patties. 3 Heat a little of the oil in a pan and fry the fritters in batches until golden. Drain on kitchen paper. 4 Stack 4 fritters per portion on warm plates and serve with a poached egg on top of each.
Each 242g serving contains: ENERGY
1,823kj High High Low Low 436kcal 26.6g 9.7g 6.1g 0.73g 22% 38% 49% 7% 12% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 753kJ/180kcal
Mashed pea mockamole bruschetta V
Mattar paneer curry with peas & cheese V
SERVES 4 READY IN 10 MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 68p
SERVES 6 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.27
Our pea mockamole also works well as a fajita filling or served as a dip with crudites
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350g frozen peas 2 cloves garlic 1tsp ground cumin 1-2tbsp chopped fresh coriander, plus leaves to garnish 3tbsp olive oil Juice of 1 lime 2 x 92g Deli Ciabatta Rolls, sliced 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely diced (optional)
1 Simmer the frozen
peas in a large pan of boiling water for 5 mins. Drain and cool.
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2 Put the cooked peas
in a food processor with the garlic cloves, cumin, coriander, 2tbsp of the olive oil and the lime juice. Blitz to a rough texture. 3 Brush the ciabatta slices with the remaining olive oil and toast lightly. 4 Spread the pea mixture on the ciabatta toast and top with cracked black pepper, coriander leaves and diced chilli, if using.
of your 5-a-day
Each 176g serving contains: ENERGY
1,333kj Med Low Low Med 319kcal 11.4g 1.6g 5.6g 0.88g 16% 16% 8% 6% 15% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 757kJ/181kcal
This tasty veggie curry is just as good reheated to serve the next day
● 2tbsp sunflower oil ● 2 x 226g packs Everest Paneer cheese, cubed ● 2tbsp fresh ginger, grated ● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 1tsp ground cumin ● 1tsp ground coriander ● 1tsp ground turmeric ● 1tsp chilli powder ● 400g can chopped tomatoes ● 300g frozen peas ● 2tbsp chopped fresh coriander ● Rice or naans, to serve
1 Heat the oil in a pan and fry the cheese until golden, being careful not to overcook it. Drain on kitchen paper. 2 Add the ginger, garlic and ground spices to the oil left in the pan. Fry over a low heat for 1 min. Add the tomatoes and simmer gently for 3 mins. 3 Add the peas and simmer for 5 mins. Return the cheese to the pan, heat through, scatter on the coriander and serve with rice or naans.
of your 5-a-day
Each 195g serving contains: ENERGY
906kj Med Med Low Low 216kcal 10.1g 4.3g 7.4g 0.04g 11% 14% 22% 8% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 464kJ/111kcal
This pea soup freezes well if you fancy making a batch. Simply fry the chorizo just before serving
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A FRESH START
WELCOME IN A HEALTHY NEW YEAR WITH VEGETABLE AND FRUIT JUICES FULL OF FLAVOUR AND NUTRIENTS FROM B.FRESH Managing director of B.fresh Philip Maddocks brings you delicious juices, fresh from the farm.
mall changes can make a big difference, so why not swap your usual soft drink for a vitamin-packed* juice? You don’t need fancy gadgets to get on board the juicing trend – with B.fresh, all the hard work has been done for you. Philip and his team use produce that is ‘own-grown’ on their Shropshire farm, or ‘known-grown’ – ingredients
that other farmers have produced to the same high quality. These are then cold-pressed – a process that extracts more liquid than traditional methods and helps preserve nutrients** – to create a blend of fruit and veg juice. And, thanks to their veggie content, B.fresh juices are lower in natural sugar than pure fruit juices, at under 100 calories per bottle. With no stabilisers or additives, each 250ml serving also provides one of your 5-a-day, making B.fresh juices the perfect way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle. Find them in the Salad Aisle now.
B.fresh Cold Pressed Pure Juice #carrotkick, £2 (250ml; 80p/100ml) A combo of carrot, apple and orange.
B.fresh Cold Pressed Pure Juice #greenwarrior, £2 (250ml; 80p/100ml) Greens with apple and warm ginger.
B.fresh Cold Pressed Pure Juice #rockthebeets, £2 (250ml; 80p/100ml) A rich blend of beetroot, apples and spinach.
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Ice, ice, baby… IT’S COLD OUTSIDE – BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T ENJOY A SWEET FROZEN TREAT
Winterberry frozen yogurt
Whip up a fruity dessert in just a few minutes. This works with any frozen berries Ð pick your faves! SERVES 13 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 28p ● 500g pack frozen Chosen by you Black Forest Fruits ● 450g Chosen by you Fat Free Greek Style Yogurt With Honey ● Ice cream cones and extra frozen berries, to serve (optional) 1 Put the frozen forest fruits and yogurt in a food 40 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES
processor and blitz briefly. 2 Serve straight away in small bowls, or in ice cream cones, if you like. The ice cream can also be stored in the freezer, in an airtight container, if you want to serve it later.
Each 75g serving contains: ENERGY
260kj Low 62kcal 1.1g 3 % 2%
SATURATES SUGARS Low Med
0.1g 8.3g 0.01g 1% 9% <1%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 347kJ/83kcal
Rhubarb crumble ice cream
Our frozen version of this winter favourite is just as comforting. For the ultimate treat, serve with a slice of warm apple pie! SERVES 20 READY IN 1 HR 25 MINS, PLUS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 39p ● 700g forced rhubarb, thickly sliced ● 300ml double cream ● 397g can condensed milk, chilled ● 50g flour ● 50g butter ● 50g rolled oats ● 50g caster sugar ● 1tsp ground mixed spice 1 Put the rhubarb and
125ml water in a pan
and simmer for 5 mins. Chill for 30 mins. Drain. 2 Roughly purée the rhubarb with a hand-held blender. In a separate bowl, whip the double cream until it holds its shape. Fold into the rhubarb purée with the condensed milk. 3 Put the mixture into a plastic container. Freeze for at least 5 hrs. 4 Preheat the oven to
200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 5 Rub together the flour
and butter. Mix in the oats, sugar and spice. Spread out the crumble on a baking tray and bake for 15 mins until golden. Break up and leave to cool. Sprinkle over the ice cream, to serve. Each 75g serving contains: ENERGY
772kj Med High Med Low 185kcal 12.0g 7.2g 13.5g 0.08g 9% 17% 36% 15% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,029kJ/246kcal
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Gingerbread ice cream sandwiches
Warming winter spices work so well in ice cream, and the added crunch of the biscuits takes these bad boys to the next level! MAKES 20 READY IN 25 MINS, PLUS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 19p ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
1tsp Extra Special Vanilla Extract 5 medium egg yolks 50g caster sugar 500ml double cream 50g golden caster sugar 3tbsp golden syrup 5tsp ground ginger 2tsp ground mixed spice 40 Chosen by you Malted Milk biscuits, to sandwich
1 Put a glass bowl over a pan of gently
simmering water, making sure it doesn’t touch the water. Add the yolks and caster sugar and beat until thickened. Add 5tbsp of the cream and the vanilla and beat in for 2 mins. Remove from the heat. 2 Beat the rest of the cream in a separate
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bowl until it forms soft peaks. Stir in the golden caster sugar, syrup, ginger and mixed spice. Fold into the egg and cream mixture. Transfer to a plastic container and freeze until almost set (3-4 hrs). 3 Remove the ice cream from the freezer, put in a food processor and blitz. Return to the container and freeze until completely set. 4 To serve, remove the ice cream from the freezer for 10 mins. Cut into 20 slices and sandwich each between 2 biscuits. Wrap with strips of baking paper and tie with string, if wished. Each 58g serving contains: ENERGY
1,092kj High High High Low 261kcal 19.1g 11.0g 15.1g 0.17g 13% 27% 55% 17% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,883kJ/450kcal
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Why should this delish dessert be a summer-only treat? It’s easily adapted, so go crazy! Put a few defrosted Frozen For Freshness Morello Cherries in the bottom of a glass. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Spoon over a little Extra Special Cherry Conserve. Add a little crumbled chocolate brownie, then repeat the layers. Finish with piped whipped cream, a Chosen by you Fan Wafer, a cherry – and sprinkles, of course!
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Yes, you can! LEAVE MORE OF THE EVENING FREE FOR KICKING BACK WITH THESE SIMPLE BUT SATISFYING MEALS USING CANS FROM YOUR STORE CUPBOARD
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For an even speedier supper, use this spicy bean mixture to fill quesadillas or burritos
87p per serving Fettuccine Alfredo
Canned soup makes a great no-mess base for this creamy sauce SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS
£1.26 per serving
Mexican lasagne V
This genius idea combines a mixed bean chilli sauce made from canned beans with layers of tortillas instead of lasagne sheets SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS ● 2tsp olive oil ● 1 red onion, sliced ● 250g Chosen by you Sliced Mixed Peppers ● 2 x 300g cans Good& Balanced Mexican Style Bean Mix ● 198g can sweetcorn, drained ● 500g jar Chosen by you Mexican Style Fajita Cooking Sauce ● 3 Chosen by you White & Wheat Tortillas ● 1 egg, beaten ● 300g low-fat sour cream 46 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES
● 75g Chosen by you 30% Less Fat Mature Light British Cheese, grated ● Green salad, to serve 1 Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the onion for 3 mins. Add the peppers and cook for a further 4 mins. Pour in the beans, sweetcorn and fajita sauce. Simmer for another 5 mins. 2 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Ladle a little of the bean sauce into the bottom of an
ovenproof dish. Top with a tortilla. Repeat, alternating layers of bean sauce with tortillas and finishing with a layer of sauce at the top. 3 Beat the egg and sour cream together and spoon over the top of the lasagne. Sprinkle with the cheese. Cook in the preheated oven for 25-30 mins until the top is golden. Serve with a green salad.
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Each 503g serving contains: ENERGY
2,084kj Med High Low Low 498kcal 18.1g 8.0g 18.6g 1.51g 25% 26% 40% 21% 25% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 414kJ/99kcal
● 300g Extra Special Fettuccine ● 295g can Batchelors Cream of Mushroom Condensed Soup ● 300g can Chosen by you Garden Peas, drained ● 3 slices turkey bacon, chopped ● Pinch of ground nutmeg ● 50g Parmesan, grated 1 Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water for 10-12 mins and drain. 2 Meanwhile, heat the mushroom soup in a pan with the peas and 100ml cold water. Simmer for 5 mins. 3 Dry-fry the bacon pieces in a non-stick frying pan for 4 mins. Set to one side. 4 Stir the heated soup and peas into the pasta. Mix well. Serve topped with the bacon, a pinch of ground nutmeg and the Parmesan. Each 355g serving contains: ENERGY
2,050kj Low Low Low Low 490kcal 8.5g 0.4g 5.0g 1.07g 25% 12% 2% 6% 18% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 577kJ/138kcal
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Tuna spaghetti puttanesca
A classic, quick-to-make pasta dish from southern Italy. Black olives and capers add a tang to the sweetness of canned tomatoes SERVES 1 READY IN 20 MINS ● 75g spaghetti ● 1tbsp olive oil ● 1 spring onion, trimmed and sliced ● 1 small clove garlic, crushed ● tsp chilli flakes (optional) ● 227g can Napolina Chopped Tomatoes
● 1tsp capers, drained (optional) ● 4 pitted black olives, sliced ● 80g can Princes Tuna Chunks in Spring Water, drained ● Fresh parsley, chopped, to serve (optional)
1 Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling water for 10-12 mins, then drain. 2 Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and cook the spring onion for 2 mins. Add the crushed garlic and chilli flakes, if using, and cook for a further 2 mins.
3 Add the canned tomatoes, capers, if using, olives and tuna chunks. Simmer gently for a further 5 mins. Add the drained pasta to the sauce. Toss together to mix well. 4 Serve topped with the chopped fresh parsley, if using, and a sprinkling of black pepper.
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Each 500g serving contains: ENERGY
2,218kj Low Low Low Low 530kcal 14.0g 2.0g 10.5g 0.50g 27% 20% 10% 12% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 444kJ/106kcal
£2.49 per serving
Add roasted red peppers with the tomatoes for even more sun-kissed Mediterranean flavour
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Canned lentils bulk out dishes and absorb flavours, making them great store cupboard standbys
£1.42 per serving Cheat’s cassoulet Our version of this slow-cooked classic is ready in just half an hour!
● 1tbsp olive oil ● 1 onion, chopped ● 1 large carrot, peeled and diced ● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 2tsp mixed dried herbs ● 2 x 400g cans Chosen by you Beef Stew ● 400g can Good& Balanced Butter Beans, drained ● 200ml stock made with vegetable stock cube ● 4tbsp dried breadcrumbs ● 50g mature Cheddar, grated ● 2tbsp thyme leaves (optional) ● Mashed potato, to serve
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Save on the washing-up with this hearty winter curry – all easily cooked in one big pan and packed with delicious veg and pulses
1 Preheat the oven to 200C/
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● 180g Grower’s Selection Unwashed Baby Spinach ● 2 Chosen by you Plain Naans (optional) 1 Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the onion for 4 mins until soft. Add the crushed garlic and cook for another 1 min. Stir in the curry powder and cook for a further 1 min. 2 Add the tomatoes, lentils and chickpeas and stir
well to mix together. Simmer gently for 8 mins until slightly thickened. Add the baby spinach at the last minute before serving, so it is just beginning to wilt. 3 If you're having naans, heat them according to the pack instructions just before serving with the curry.
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Each 292g serving contains: ENERGY
904kj Low Low Low Low 216kcal 8.2g 0.9g 6.4g 0.03g 11% 12% 5% 7% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 310kJ/74kcal
180C Fan/Gas 6. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion for 4 mins until soft. Add the carrot, garlic and dried herbs, and cook for a further 1 min. 2 Add the beef stew, beans and stock. Mix well. Transfer to an ovenproof dish and top with the breadcrumbs and cheese. Bake for 25-30 mins. 3 Sprinkle over the thyme, if using, and serve with mash.
of your 5-a-day
Each 414g serving contains: ENERGY
1,594kj Med Low Low Med 381kcal 13.2g 5.8g 8.3g 1.66g 19% 19% 29% 9% 28% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 385kJ/92kcal
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SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS
WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW IMPROVED YOU. FROM MONEY SAVING TIPS TO EXERCISE TRICKS, READ ON AND GET CRACKING
THIS MONTH’S BIG QUESTION
I’m chasing the winter sun! Where can I get great rates on currency?
We’ve just got a new puppy! Do I really need to insure my pet?
We wish we were coming, too! ItÕs always useful to order currency before you travel (think taxi when you arrive) and to avoid hefty withdrawal charges abroad. Asda Travel Money doesnÕt charge any commission
to change your money, and you can order online and collect from any of our in-store bureaux Ð open seven days a week. Home delivery also available. Visit ASDA.com/travelmoney or call 0800 188 4002.
ItÕs a good idea to insure pets as soon as you can. Mischievous puppies can easily get into scrapes that require a trip to the vet. Putting insurance in place helps you dodge sky-high bills when they get older, too. Go to ASDA.com/petinsurance for more details.
My dad used to de-ice my car and I’ve just moved out of home. Any tips? Winter mornings can be difficult enough without finding your windscreen’s frozen. Avoid the advice about boiling kettles – if the water’s too hot it can crack the glass, and if it spills on the ground and freezes it can form a dangerous ice slick. Invest in a can of de-icer, such as Carplan Blue Star De-icer, £1.75 (600ml), and
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a scraper – don’t be tempted to use a credit card or CD case as you’ll scratch your windscreen. And do all your car windows and mirrors, otherwise your view might be dangerously restricted. Most good screenwashes also contain de-icer – try Asda Screenwash Concentrate, £1.96 (2.5L) or 2 for £3.
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HINTS + TIPS + HACKS + TRICKS + SHOPPING + RECIPES + CHEATS
January’s Top job; The Big Clearout
Is there an easy way to get name tapes printed for my kids’ school uniform? Yes! ThereÕs a quick service for iron-on labels, and you can order 50 personalised name tags for £5*. Just text NAME TAG, followed by your childÕs name, your house number and your postcode, to 85010 Ð for example, NAME TAG James Jackson 139 DN38 6FF. The cost will be charged to your mobile phone account or pay-as-you-go credit and will appear on your bill as 85010. Orders are delivered within three to six working days. For more details, visit george.com/nametapes.
Help! How can I get fit on a budget? More than a third of all UK gyms now offer ‘pay-as-you-go’**, allowing you to buy discounted day and monthly passes without signing up to an expensive contract. Or we recommend The Body Coach Joe Wicks’ book Lean in 15, £8, with 15-minute meals and workouts to do at home. And, exclusive to Asda, the book contains 10 bonus recipes not available anywhere else.
If you want to sort out your life, sort out your cupboards first. Follow these rules to keep your house in order... ● If you haven’t worn an item of clothing in a year, sell or donate it. The British Heart Foundation offers free collection (bhf.co.uk) ● Get a friend to help you sort through your stuff. They don’t have your (sometimes irrational) emotional attachment ● Whenever you’re boiling the kettle for tea, tidy the kitchen. It’s only a few minutes, but it keeps you on top of everything ● Use the ‘one in, two out’ rule – whenever you bring in a new item, throw away two Boost your clearout with the sparkling deals in our Cleaning sale – ends 19 January. You’ll find essentials from mops to laundry products, such as Bold 2in1 Pearls Peony (18-pack), was £5.98, now £3.
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jam flavours you might not have tried before
Rhubarb & ginger
Add a fruity touch with this tasty jam smothered on scones and pancakes. St Dalfour Wild Blueberry Spread, £1.98 (284g; 70p/100g)
Do I really need to use different paint for my kitchen and bathroom walls?
Paint specially formulated for these rooms is more resistant to moisture and grease than standard emulsion, making it easier to wipe clean and remove stains. It’s more durable, too. George Home Kitchen & Bathroom Emulsion, in Pacific Ocean (above left) and Minted Pea (above right), £14 for 2.5L
A perfect winter pick-me-up combining rhubarb with spicy ginger. Mackays Rhubarb & Ginger Preserve, £1.50 (340g; 44p/100g)
Eat this tangy jam atop toast, or use in sweet-and-sour sauce or as a glaze for roasted meats. Hartley’s Best Pineapple Jam, £1.48 (340g; 44p/100g)
How can I light the perfect fire?
● First, warm the chimney – light a few
loosely rolled up sheets of newspaper in the hearth to get it ready to go ● Arrange paper firelighters – crumple sheets of newspaper into grapefruit-size balls and put in the grate ● Top with kindling – add dry twigs, or Homefire Supapak Kindling, £3 (3kg), on top in a crisscross pattern ● Add the logs – place a couple of dry split logs on top of the kindling, arranging them loosely so air can circulate. Remember, even if you build the perfect fire, it’s all for nothing if the wood you’re trying to burn is wet. Real Wood Logs, £3.50 (10kg) or 3 for £9, will help your fire roar!
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Smart Cut it out
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Trying to cut back on booze this month? Reducing your alcohol intake can help you lose weight and improve your sleep. Track units with the free Drinkaware app* – and check out these low or no-alcohol drinks.
Fre Fre Merlot Fre White (0.5% alcohol), Chardonnay Zinfandel (0.5% alcohol), £2.75 (75cl) (0.5% alcohol), £2.75 (75cl) £2.75 (75cl)
Beck’s Blue Alcohol-Free, £2.50 (6 x 275ml)
Bavaria Kopparberg Alcohol-Free Cider 0.0% Alc. Beer, £2 With Mixed Fruit, (6 x 275ml) £3** (4 x 330ml)
the Ultimate chocolate brownie
I want to host a baby shower for my best friend. Any ideas?
This is the only recipe you’ll ever need for brownies. The perfect ratio of chocolate to egg, combined with the water bath method of cooling, gives you a massive chocolate hit plus a deliciously gooey middle
Why not organise a sweepstake on the name and weight of the baby? Or blow up photos of the parents-to-be, cut them into strips and mix up to see what the baby might look like! For cute gifts, our Baby & Toddler sale starts in store on 18 January, with discounts on a range of products, including Winnie the Pooh and Minnie Mouse items.
● 225g Extra Special Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces ● 225g butter, softened ● 3 large eggs, plus 1 extra yolk ● 275g golden caster sugar ● 100g plain flour ● 1 level tsp baking powder ● Icing sugar, to dust
MAKES 18 READY IN 1 HR PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 30p
1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/ Gas 4. Line a 28cm x 19cm deep cake tin. 2 Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water – make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave until almost melted, then remove from
the heat. Stir until completely melted. 3 In a clean bowl, beat the eggs, yolk and
sugar until foamy. Stir in the chocolate mixture until just evenly blended. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Stir into the chocolate mixture and pour into the tin. Bake for 35 mins or until the top is firm but the middle is soft. 4 Half fill a roasting tin with cold water. Carefully put the cake tin in the water and leave to cool completely. 5 Cut into 18 pieces and dust with icing sugar before serving. Each 59g serving contains: ENERGY
1,089kj High High High Med 260kcal 15.3g 8.9g 23.0g 0.35g 13% 22% 45% 26% 6% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,845kJ/441kcal
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Style Step it up TRAINERS ARE THE NEW TREND ON THE BLOCK
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ou used to only wear them at the gym or on lazy days, but trainers are having a fashion moment right now. They even work as officewear, teamed with midi skirts, culottes, tailored joggers and trousers. Nail this trend by starting feet first with trainers in classic suit fabrics, then work your way up. And forget that Melanie Griffith in Working Girl moment!
Trainers, 3-9, ÂŁ16, code 5250799
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‘Mum, you look like a princess!’ WHO NEEDS A STYLIST WHEN YOU HAVE KIDS? THESE LITTLE CUTIES GIVE THEIR MUM OR DAD A WARDROBE MAKEOVER…
Nadine & Brooke
Nadine wears: top, 8-24, £14, code 5317052; trousers, 8-24, £14, code 5274858; shoes, 3-9, £14, code 5315031
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‘I have a love for anything black and plain,’ says mum Nadine Mighty, 28, about her everyday wardrobe. However, her daughter Brooke, four, has other ideas. ‘I like my mum wearing cool clothes – it makes me feel happy!’ With Brooke choosing complementary contrast prints, Nadine’s makeover is bold – and she loves the result. ‘It makes me feel more upbeat too. It’s a great change from my usual look.’
I like my mum wearing cool clothes
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I like my mummy in dresses, she looks very glamorous
Vanessa wears: dress, 8-24, £18, code 5275631; shoes, 3-9, £14, code 5315031; necklace, £5, code 3509023. Maddie wears: dress, 4-14yrs, from £9, code 5223331; boots*, 8-6, from £11, code 5291495
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‘I want my mummy to wear dresses – she’s always in trousers!’ states Maddie, seven. So, off come the jeans and on goes a chic, old-school LBD. ‘I was dubious at first but I feel so elegant,’ says mum Vanessa Flynn, 43. ‘I’d like to wear more day dresses too. Maddie has a really good eye – I’ve clearly trained her well.’ And Maddie’s opinion? ‘Mum looks like a princess!’
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Vanessa & Maddie
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Ellie, six, thinks her mum should wear more skirts and heels, and opts for a boho-inspired mix of textures with some on-trend ankle boots. Her mum, Gemma Koster, 37, is impressed. ‘Ellie picked a great outfit for me,’ she says. ‘I feel more feminine in this skirt and these opaque tights have really given me a confidence boost. I’d wear this for the school run.’ So what’s Ellie’s verdict? ‘My mum looks so beautiful!’
Gemma & Ellie
I like my mum wearing skirts – she looks beautiful
Gemma wears: tunic, 8-24, £16, code 5258111; skirt, 8-24, £12, code 5259190; boots**, 3-9, £20, code 5343074. Ellie wears: top†, 4-14yrs, from £3, code 5289834; jeans, 4-14yrs, from £9, code 5256561; boots, as before
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Busy mum Sarah Springall, 32, admits that there’s more room for colour in her wardrobe, and her twin sons, Oliver and Charlie, six, agree. ‘We love Mum in these bright colours – it makes her look so pretty!’ Their choice of cobalt and plum is a winner, too. ‘I’d never have put these colours together or had the confidence to wear them,’ says Sarah. ‘But I feel amazing in this oufit. The combination is perfect for this time of year.’
Sarah wears: top, 8-24, £12, code 5335564; trousers, 8-24, £14, code 5269751; boots*, 3-9, £20, code 5343074; necklace, £6, code 3509009
We love Mum in these bright colours – it makes her look so pretty
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Oliver (left) wears: hoodie**, 4-14yrs, from £7, code 5295380; polo shirt**, 4-14yrs, from £5, code 5348471; jeans, 4-14yrs, from £8, code 5236625; shoes, 13-6, from £13, code 5278475; Charlie (right) wears: top, 4-14yrs, from £5, code 5247854; jeans**, 4-14yrs, from £8, code 5236626; shoes†, 10-6, from £8, code 5291597
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Sarah, Oliver & Charlie
STYLE & BEAUTY
Dan & Evie
Working in an office all week doesn’t win dad Dan Levitt, 47, many style points. ‘I prefer my daddy when he’s not in a suit,’ says daughter Evie, four. ‘He’s more relaxed – we get to play and he draws with me more. We even draw unicorns!’ Thankfully, Dan is a cargo pants convert. ‘I’d wear this outfit on a Saturday night,’ he says. ‘Evie is certainly encouraging me to dress younger – and more fashionably!’
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Dan wears: shirt††, 14-19 collar, £12, code 5274987; jacket, S-XXXL, £25, code 5343333; trousers, 30R-46L, £14, code 5265888; boots‡, 6-12, £35, code 5145007
I love my daddy when he’s not in a suit as he’s more relaxed – we play and he draws with me more. We even draw unicorns!
Evie wears: T-shirt‡‡, 4-14yrs, from £6 (2-pack), code 5269874; jeans, 4-14yrs, from £9, code 5256561; boots, as before
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ENJOY DRINKING MORE WATER
Water is amazing, but we sometimes struggle to drink our daily amount. Add a splash of Robinsons to help you on your way. Visit robinsonssquash.co.uk ROBINSONS and the Robinsons Arch device are registered trademarks of Robinsons Soft Drinks Limited. Robinsons orange squash contains 10% juice from concentrate as sold. Available in selected stores only, while stocks last.
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DRY JANUARY? MAKE IT SPARKLING.
LOW CALORIE SPARKLING JUICE DRINK Available in selected stores only, while stock last. 20kcal/84kj per 100ml. Schweppes, the fountain device and the 196 graphics are registered trademarks of Atlantic Industries ÂŠ 2015.
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FOR THE 40 OMETHING GLOW-GETTE-S RÉ Ex-beauty journalist Lisa Barrett created her blog glowology.co.uk to help fly the flag for the fabulous 40+! Always on the hunt for the new est anti-ageing products, these are her top tips.
Use a newgeneration base
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FOR THE TRENDSETTER…
Think French manicure with brightly coloured tips
‘Duo-coloured nails were all over the spring/summer 2016 catwalks.’ George Quick Dry Nail Varnish, £1.75
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‘After last year’s look, make-up will be lighter in 2016. Skin base will be about creating a natural glow with foundations that hydrate the skin but also provide sheer, flawless coverage.’ Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation, £8.98 (30ml; £29.93/100ml)
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If you have to be stuck behind a desk, do it in style. This tailored trouser suit means business. Add a feminine touch by belting up your jacket at the waist and popping on a pair of heels. Push up your jacket sleeves and show more shirt, giving a savvy nod to the layering trend. GEORGE.COM | 69
Homes Full steam ahead NOT JUST FOR FLOORS – WHAT ELSE CAN YOU CLEAN WITH STEAM?
ead of Testing at the Good Housekeeping Institute, Trisha Schofield, says this nifty appliance is a household must-have – and she should know, she’s tried out dozens of them! ‘The beauty of this steam cleaner is it’s so versatile,’ she explains. ‘It cleans naturally without chemicals and, with steam evaporating at speed, surfaces dry faster than when cleaned with water.’
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Steam your sofa Couches and curtains can be cleaned with the steam brush, and the detachable handheld unit is perfect for car seats. The angled nozzle reaches cracks and crevices where the kids’ crumbs lurk!
Dust off plants When rubbery-leaved house plants get dusty, use the spray nozzle from a distance – it’s quicker and more effective than a duster. Avoid steam-dusting fragile leaves as it can kill them.
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Freshen up beds High-temperature steam kills germs and dust mites, so use it to disinfect your mattresses and pet beds – they’ll dry within minutes. There’s even a microfibre pad to pick up pet hair.
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Coco Chanel famously lived in her own suite at the Ritz, but why splash out when you can enjoy some luxury hotel vibes at home? Make bedtime five-star fabulous by layering throws and blankets on ironed linen. And don’t forget to play with textures – nothing says snuggle down like velvet or faux fur. Well-plumped pillows are a must, as are cosy scatter cushions. For a relaxing (and romantic) atmosphere, soft lighting is key. Coco who?
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Kitchen gadgets on test YES, THEY’RE THE KITCHEN GADGETS EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT, BUT DO YOU REALLY NEED THEM? GOOD LIVING FOOD EDITOR GREGOR MCMASTER GIVES YOU THE LOWDOWN…
Gregor’s verdict: With juicers, you tend to get what you pay for, so I was dubious about this budget model – but it was easy to blast my way to five-a-day. The wide chute and powerful motor mean fruit can be juiced whole, saving time on chopping and clearing up. And, you can enjoy your favourite fresh combos, like carrot, apple and ginger, for just a smidgen of the price you’d pay in a café. Result. STORABILITY ★★★ EASY TO CLEAN? ★★★★ STYLE ★★★★ VALUE ★★★★★
Gregor’s verdict: The NutriBullet is every health freak’s hero and, rumour has it, the Duchess of Cambridge’s secret weapon for staying in shape – so it has some serious hype to live up to. But it is a blender like no other, blitzing whole fruits, nuts and seeds to a smoothie in seconds. Try my favourite mix – honey, cocoa and almond milk. Or, throw in canned chick peas and olive oil to make houmous!
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Gregor’s verdict: If you’re creative, you’ll love this. It makes all your foodie fantasies come true. Sweet potato rice? Sure. Pear ribbons? Why not. I thought the spiralizer might be a faddy gimmick, but it’s the fastest, least fiddly way to slice and shred veg. With just the turn of a handle, you can make courgetti (courgette spaghetti), or canoodles (cucumber noodles). Fun. And great if you’re cutting down on carbs, too.
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ays by the sea and a laidback lifestyle were at the top of the wishlist for mum Clare, 35, and her husband Jon, 42. So, two years ago, they left hectic London and moved to Devon with their kids Eddie, 11, Sammy, seven, and Annie, four. But, since then, things have got a bit too horizontal for Clare's liking which is why she volunteered her family for our challenge. The seven-day experiment includes a strict ban on snacks like cakes, sweets, biscuits, and (shock-horror) cheese. 'I love cheese,' says Clare. 'It’s my favourite thing in the world, so I don’t know how I’ll manage it!’ Naughty foods weren't the only thing to go; the family also said an emotional goodbye to TV and their beloved games console. ‘We have four TVs in our house, and they are on 24/7 – we call it the one-eyed god,’ says Clare, who also had to switch off her mobile after 6pm. Um, all totally doable… right? Read on and find out!
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It's a bit of a novelty not watching TV, although I do absentmindedly go to switch it on a few times. The kids don’t seem to mind too much (let’s see how they are in a week) and get stuck into the huge Lego box that's been gathering dust for months. I’m finding it hard not to reach for my phone when the kids go to bed and, after a few hours, realise just how much I constantly check social media and emails. I always mean to read more, so instead of vegging out in front of the TV, it’s a good excuse for an early night and a new book.
For once, homework is done in record time and there are no arguments over ‘just five more minutes’ of TV series Gravity Falls. We also decide to go for a walk after dinner. But the no-cheese situation is terrible. I usually buy two cheeseboards a week and eat them both with my husband. I’m craving a nice slice of Stilton so much I can't focus on my book...
The kids are finding the lack of PlayStation hugely frustrating. In fact, they went berserk when they heard they weren’t allowed it. But they’ve started to play hide and seek and have even dug out toys they haven't played with for years. I’m itching to use my phone and the lack of cheese is
making me irritable. I have to keep reminding myself that this is good for me.
I’m shocked when I hear the TV this morning! The kids, on autopilot (ahem), have switched it on and I rush into the room to remind them about our challenge. They’re pretty grumpy that we still have four days left. Someone give me strength. I’m surprised at how quickly they’ve got used to ditching cakes and biscuits after school, though. I try to limit treats to once or twice a week but my mum-in-law often drops round with delicious bakes that are hard to resist. I wonder if she’s
been feeding them cake on the sly… It seems quiet without TV when the kids are in bed, but we tackle life admin instead. I’d normally use my phone calculator to work out shopping budgets, but go old school with a pen and paper. *Turns brain on*
This is by far the hardest day. Traditionally we relax in front of a family movie and the kids get to stay up. They eat chocolate and we, of course, drink wine. To distract them, we take them swimming after school then listen to some Bob Marley. Before we know it, there's a family disco going on in our living room and we
all take it in turns to choose a song. It’s tempting to turn on the TV when the kids go to bed, but we resist and have an early night instead. It suddenly occurs to me that I’ve left my phone in my jacket since the school run and haven’t had the urge to check it once. I give myself a metaphorical pat on the back. I am no slave to tech! GOOD LIVING | 83
Psychotherapist Hilda Burke says: ‘The way to break a habitual pattern (like too much TV) is to make a note of all the things you're missing out on as a result. Clare appreciated the activities the family had more time to engage in such as reading books, playing board games and dancing. As long as they remember how much they enjoy these different pastimes now they have finished the challenge – and incorporate them into their lives on an ongoing basis – this whole exercise has been extremely worthwhile.’
The kids struggle because the weekend is when they really max out on PlayStation time. We’ve planned a busy day, but they bicker as we get ready to go out. A picnic and kite keep them entertained at the beach, but we're mindful to stay there as long as we possibly can. When they go to bed, Jon and I row too. He's at the end of his tether and thinks we should cheat with a box set, but I’m adamant we stick to the rules. This whole living-without-a-telly malarkey is showing the cracks in our relationship...
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ever. Whoop! Afterwards, we head to Dartmoor for a bit of leaf catching, an annual family game. The kids are exhausted, but knowing they might bicker, I set up a game of snakes and ladders as soon as we get home. While they can entertain themselves for a while, they need some distracting. Frankly, no TV is exhausting for everyone! Jon catches me sneakily checking my phone and we have a mini row. Double standards, anyone? He doesn't believe it's the first (or maybe second time) I've done it. Mum's the word.
‘Clare loves cheese, but too much of it can result in high levels of calories, saturated fat and salt. The plus side? It’s full of protein, calcium and phosphorous, important for strong bones as well as vitamin A that's great for boosting immunity. Clare should aim for just one cheeseboard a week. In terms of the sweet stuff, government guidelines are to reduce sugar to no more than seven teaspoons for teenagers and adults per day (a slice of victoria sponge is about four teaspoons). Clare sounds sensible, though. As long as she steers clear of fizzy drinks, cakes, sweets and biscuits – and prepares meals based on fresh, natural foods rather than processed food and takeaways – they should be fine.’
Clare says: ‘I’m glad we undertook this challenge because it made us all more conscious of the way we live – in particular, how much time the TV takes up. I’ve noticed the children are more self-sufficient in terms of playing and will even venture outside to the garden now instead of popping the box on. They are back to watching Spider Man first thing, – which they're very happy about – but mornings were much more streamlined without the TV on. I’ve vowed to continue to turn off my phone after dinner as it makes me feel more relaxed. Still, it's impossible to ditch the cheese! My skirt is feeling decidedly tighter since the challenge ended, but I'm determined to cut down – and the same goes for sugar. I’m far more aware of the dangers now.’
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WRITER EIMEAR O’HAGAN PUT HER PET POOCH RUBY ON A NEW YEAR’S DIET... MUCH TO HER DISMAY. WOOF!
and that includes Eimear’s anuary is the month three-year-old Westie, Ruby. for resolutions and, ‘When my vet said Ruby after one too many needed to diet, I thought pigs in blankets over he was joking,’ says Eimear, Christmas, Eimear was 34, from Melrose. ‘Ruby is determined to shed a few only a wee dog, but I do spoil pounds. But she wasn’t her with chunks of sausages the only one in the and cheese on top of her daily O’Hagan household who bowl of dog food. She was needed to embrace a only just squeezing into her healthier lifestyle. With quilted winter coat.’ one in three dogs and one Eimear overhauled her dog’s in four cats overweight or diet and, in six months, Ruby obese*, the UK is heading went from 9.65kg to 9.05kg. towards a pet obesity ‘I stopped giving her epidemic (yes, our leftovers, it’s a thing). Just Give your dog a workout with switched to the as we’re tipping the Webbox Butcher’s Choice the scales at Rubber Puller Lean & Tasty range dangerous levels, toy, £2 of dog food, and so are our canine took her for longer and feline friends,
walks,’ says Eimear. ‘At first, Ruby whined for her titbits, but I was determined not to give in. After a while, she stopped begging and her energy levels soared.’ Bounding around the park, svelte Ruby is now the envy of the other dogs. ‘It’s a new way of eating for life,’ says Eimear. ‘And I’ve benefitted, too – losing half a stone by cutting down on fatty meats and through all the extra walks I’m taking Ruby on!’ Check in store and online for more pet toys and lower-calorie food
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ou’ve set your goals for the new year and are raring to go – now it’s a question of keeping motivated and staying on target. Whether you want to kickstart a new fitness regime*, maintain a healthier weight, boost your intake of vitamins and minerals or give up smoking** for good, we’re here to help every step of the way. With products from protein shakes to low-cal meals, vitamin supplements to nicotine replacement therapies, we can help you to meet the challenges ahead and stay focused. And don’t forget – our in-store pharmacists are there to offer helpful lifestyle advice to ensure this is the year you make the changes!
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Blitz 35g pistachios in a processor, until roughly chopped. Blitz 150g rolled oats until crushed and add to the chopped pistachios. Add 50g chopped dried cranberries, 3tbsp clear honey, warmed, and a few drops of orange flavouring.
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Process 100g stoned dates with 1tbsp boiling water until clumpy. Set aside. Blitz 100g cashews and 25g raisins until finely chopped. Add 1tbsp cocoa and the dates and blend to mix. Line a 24cm loaf tin with clingfilm and press the mixture into the base. Chill until firm. Cut into 8 squares. Melt 40g orange plain chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of boiling water. Dip each square in the chocolate and chill to set.
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371kj High Med High Low 89kcal 5.5g 0.6g 6.2g <0.01g 4% 8% 3% 7% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,427kJ/341kcal
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FITNESS FAMILY are you?
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Uber-fit family You need milk from town. Do you... ❍ A Call your local cab firm – you’ve got the number on speed dial ❍ B Sprint there, racing a random cyclist that’s going the same way. (You win, obvs!) ❍ C Dust off your bike from the garage and take it for a spin along the scenic route Rifling through your wardrobe, you find… ❍ A Jeans, t-shirts, leggings… all the usuals, right? ❍ B The brightest, whitest Nike Air Max trainers. Just do it, man! ❍ C Anorak, sensible walking shoes, thick socks – the works. Oh, and a rucksack with all your hiking essentials stuffed inside
Accidentally sporty family
Your idea of a rocking Friday night would involve… ❍ A An impromptu karaoke session in the living room following by a dance-a-thon to your fave tunes ❍ B Quinoa and roasted veg followed by six laps of the park ❍ C Ticking off your mammoth to-do list for Saturday’s Mount Snowdon expedition Your perfect holiday is… ❍ A All-inclusive Marbs – you only drag yourself off the sun lounger for the odd swim ❍ B The annual two-week bonanza at Center Parcs. Ready, set, go! ❍ C Trekking Kilimanjaro followed by a safari to spy on endangered cheetahs and black rhinos
Your bathroom cabinet is always well stocked with… ❍ A Paracetamol ❍ B Vaseline (to stop the chafing) ❍ C Blister plasters When you do your big shop, you cram your trolley full of... ❍ A Fizzy drinks and frozen pizzas ❍ B Kale, chia seeds and whey protein ❍ C Chocolate bars and juice cartons The motto your family lives by is... ❍ A Do it with passion or not at all ❍ B Eat clean, train dirty ❍ C Always be prepared
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The accidentally sporty family home games
Get in the mood for Rio by hosting your own sports day in the comfort of your own living room or garden. Download free invitations, score sheets, instructions for games such as Discus (throwing paper plates) as well as medals to craft – and even ideas for your opening and closing ceremonies. Visit activityvillage.co.uk.
You do what is sportingly required of you – but if you’ve got to get active, you’re going to enjoy it! Your son is a footie fanatic and your daughter looks like a princess in her ballet gear. Mum dabbles in yoga to find her Zen and Dad follows Formula One. But there’s a line… and it’s usually not the finishing one!
Try the new craze of combining football with golf. Open to all ages, you can play it on public golf courses around the country. Follow the standard golf course set-up, but kick a ball into football-sized holes. Just beware – the usual hazards such as bunkers apply! From £4* (child) or £6.30* (adult) for nine holes at ukfootgolf.com.
the crystal maze
The cult 90s TV gameshow is coming to a secret location in London this year! Run around the Aztec and Medieval Zones tackling a series of tests – such as catapulting dinosaur eggs into giant nests to create stepping stones – and earn crystals, before scrambling for gold tokens in the Crystal Dome. Amazing! £50* at the-crystal-maze.com.
Get the gear Budding Rooneys can practise ball skills with this high-speed rebounder. Mosey into town the fun way on this fold-down scooter. When the weather’s warmer, a game of Swingball will keep the kids entertained.
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EXIT Kickback Rebounder**, £124
Razor S Sport Scooter**, £35
All Surface Swingball Pro**, £35
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Competitive is the word! You’re a family of gym buffs and triathlons are effortless for you. You pound the pavements to get from A to B, your kids are proud school sports captains, Dad has serious muscle and Mum’s figure is the envy of the Zumba class.
The uber-fit family get appy
Download a free virtual personal trainer onto your phone to put you through your paces at home – pushing you to meet your goals by pitting you against other members and relentlessly tracking your progress. With over 1,300 exercises (including burpees and mountain climbers – yikes!) it’s a PT in your pocket. Free at jetfit.com.
Take on the toughest obstacle course at Llangorse Multi Activity Centre in the Brecon Beacons. Climb walls, scramble across cargo nets, and abseil down towers. Half a day from £26*; go to activityuk.com. Or get up to tree-top activities, from zip wires to Tarzan Swings, at Go Ape forest locations round the country. Details at goape.co.uk.
Don your army gear and fight it out with friends and family at outdoor infrared laser tag combat game Battlefield Live in Harrogate. There’s all the adrenaline of paintball, but without messy paint or bruises! From £22* at actionzone.uk.com. Or find a Laser Quest indoor laser tag centre near you at laserquest.co.uk.
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Your virtual PT will give you one serious workout on this gym bike. These trainers and water bottle – with a carbon filter that purifies water – are must-have accessories to make you go faster.
Exercise bike**, £85
Women’s trainers , 3-9, £12
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The outdoorsy family
Dust off your bikes and ride around the legendary freshwater Loch Katrine in the Trossachs National Park in Scotland. The National Cycle Network is made up of 10,000 miles of signed cycle routes including canal towpaths and charming country roads. Invest in a waterproof map from sustrans.org.uk.
With 30 sled dogs to meet – including rescue dogs – try husky hiking (a walk with the dogs through the North York Moors) or become a ‘musher’, driving a team of dogs on a scooter around a track. Situated in the North York Moors National Park. From £25* for a 90-minute session – peskyhusky.co.uk.
For a different way to see south Devon, kayak around lagoons and sea caves, spotting seals and otters. From £30* (child) or £45* (adult) for a half-day – seakayakdevon.co.uk. Or explore the stunning coast and lochs near Fort William, Scotland, by kayak with rockhopperscotland.co.uk.
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These Wellington boots will keep Dad’s feet snug on country rambles – and your dog will love walkies dressed in its very own puffa jacket! You’ll keep toasty-warm and look cool in this colourful parka, too.
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Men’s wellies, 6-12, £12
Pet London Puffa Coat, £9
Women’s water-resistant jacket, 8-24, £35
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You like to roam outside and be at one with nature, whether it’s hiking with the dog on a Sunday or heading to the coast in the summer with a kite. You make the most of your bank holidays by climbing mountains in the UK and never leave the house without your walking boots, 1000 Mile socks, and compass at the ready!
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osing weight and keeping it off for life is simple with Slimming World. Its Food Optimising eating plan lets you satisfy your appetite with delicious Free Foods, including lean meat and poultry, fish, pasta, rice, potatoes and fresh fruit and veg. And with warm and friendly support from your weekly Slimming World group, plus free online support, it’s even easier to shed the pounds.
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How it works ● Easy, effective, flexible Fill up on Free Foods, with no need to measure, weigh or count calories. ● Unbeatable support Slimming World groups are not about judgment, just friendly motivation. Our trained Consultants and other group members will help you on every step of your journey. You can also go online to slimmingworld.co.uk for inspiration, delicious recipes and helpful tips. ● Amazing value You can be a part of Slimming World for less than £5 a week. ● New Year savings Join in January and enjoy a special half-price membership offer, saving £5*. Plus, if you buy a 12-week Countdown course before 23 January 2016, you’ll get 2 FREE weeks plus FREE membership, worth £19.90* in total!
Eat happy every day… …with a typical Slimming World menu:
● Poached eggs with
grilled tomatoes, 2 slices of wholemeal toast ● Fruit with fat-free yogurt
Lunch ● Tuna and sweetcorn with
extra light mayo on a jacket potato and a big crispy salad ● Fresh fruit, a small KitKat
Dinner ● Lean steak with Slimming
World paprika potato wedges, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and heaps of salad or veg ● A glass of wine!
Joined her local group and lost 2st 11lbs in 6 months
‘For me, Slimming World is the only way to lose weight. When I joined, it was like something finally clicked. I eat gorgeous meals, I’m never hungry and the group is so supportive – we all have such a laugh! If you really want to lose weight this year, go to your nearest Slimming World group. You’ll be so glad you did.’
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Our Pharmacists can help you… ● Find out more about the medicines you’re taking ● Ask any questions or discuss concerns ● Improve the effectiveness of your medicines – there may be an easier or better way for you to take them ● Make your own decisions about managing your condition ● Understand how your medicines work to benefit your health, which may lead to fewer GP and hospital visits
Asda Pharmacies are open late and at weekends, to give you the support you need at a time that suits you
Your free check up All our pharmacies have a private room, so you can chat over anything in confidence – from the best time to take your medicines to any potential side-effects. Just ask for details at the pharmacy the next time you’re in store. To find your nearest Asda Pharmacy, visit ASDA.com/storelocator
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‘It’s important to take your medicines correctly, so they are as effective as they can be,’ explains Faisal Tuddy, Asda’s Deputy Superintendent Pharmacist. ‘It’s thought that between a third and half of all medicines prescribed for long-term conditions are not taken as recommended*. So come along for help and advice with our free NHS Medicine Check Up service.’
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TWO FOR THE ROAD?
The Hairy Bikers SI AND DAVE TALK FOOD, CHILDHOOD MEMORIES AND SHEDDING THE POUNDS
What did you have for breakfast? Si Blueberries and yogurt. Dave A tomato wrap with Cumberland sausage and scrambled eggs First thing you cooked? Si A loaf of soda bread with the very careful guidance of my mother. Dave A cheese and potato pie, when I was eight. Childhood favourite food? Si Beef flat-rib broth with my mother’s homemade bread to dip in it. Dave My mother’s fishcakes. Most exciting food discovery? Si Pyttipanna, Swedish corned beef 98 | GOOD LIVING
hash. Awesome! Dave Truffle oil. It’s wonderful on everything from mashed potato to pizza. Best food experience? Si Parmesan truffle fries at Peace & Loaf in Newcastle. Dave Warm pecorino, olive oil, truffle and dippy bread. Worst food experience? Si Dirty chitterlings (pigs’ intestines). Dave Mopane worms in Namibia – they taste like rotting beef and a teenager’s trainer. Most breathtaking place you’ve visited? Si I would say Messum Crater in Namibia. Dave Wastwater in the Lake District. Favourite roast? Si Rolled sirloin with
Si King, 48, the fairer-haired biker, has three sons and divides his time between Newcastle and Italy. Dave Myers, 58, is the one with specs from Strictly. He met his wife, Lili, while filming in Transylvania and lives in Barrow-in-Furness and the Loire Valley.
a salt and mustard crust. Dave Pork and all the trimmings. Quick weekday supper? Si Parmesan chicken. Dave Pasta. The simpler, the better. Most comforting food? Si A bacon sandwich made with sourdough bread. Dave My wife’s polenta with smoked belly pork and baked cheese. Top snack? Si Blueberries. Dave Sushi. Favourite restaurant? Si House of Tides in Newcastle or Pham Sushi in London. Dave Tom Kerridge’s pub The Hand & Flowers in Marlow. Worst kitchen habit? Si Leaving tea bags in the bottom of the sink. Dave I’m a messy cook. How do you handle picky eaters? Si I try not to make friends with them… Dave I do my best to oblige them, then give up. I blame the parents. Proudest moment? Si Seeing my children born. Dave Winning a National Book Award for The Hairy Dieters. Tips to shed the pounds? Si Eat less, do more – it really is that simple. Nuts are a good option to stave off sugar cravings, so is yogurt and honey, because honey is a natural sugar. Dave Buy a set of bathroom scales – that way you can’t delude yourself.
Worst food? Mopane worms – they taste like rotting beef and a teenager’s trainer Dave Myers
Join the Hairy Bikers’ Diet Club to follow Si and Dave’s journey to health. Sign up for three months and get one month free. At £32.95, that’s just 27p a day. hairybikersdietclub.com
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Fresh start for 2016! - Cleanse, tone and exercise; 20 easy ways to be a fitter family! - New recipe ideas for easy family meals - 2016's n...
Published on Dec 14, 2015
Fresh start for 2016! - Cleanse, tone and exercise; 20 easy ways to be a fitter family! - New recipe ideas for easy family meals - 2016's n...