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Contents

FEBRUARY 2013

MEET OUR EXPERTS

Damon Johnson, Head of Produce Quality, highlights

Jim Viggars, Head of Meat Quality, shows

Glynis McGuinness, Food Editor, guides you through

his favourite fruit and veg available in store this month (page 21).

you how to make the ultimate pulled pork sandwich (page 30).

making butternut squash ravioli – it’s easier than you think (page 58).

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25 we love

25 Chillies Gorgeous chilli dishes

46 A taste of things to come Find out what’s new in store

to warm your heart

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We love Snuggle up with this

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What to buy Valentine’s

30 Weekend cooking Make the

romantic rose cushion

ultimate pulled pork sandwich

33 Extra Special Delicious duck

accessories for a fun night

food & drink 18 Break open the Champagne Meet the man 21

who makes everyone’s favourite fizz In season Presenting the best fresh produce in store this month

leg confit with plum soy sauce

valentine’s day 49 From the heart Give the one

35 Weekday winners Midweek meals they’ll love, including fresh haddock bake and sticky pork ribs

you love a beautiful bouquet

53 Ways to say I love you

42 7 ways with pancakes

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Sweet and savoury versions that taste flipping marvellous Kids’ cooking Let’s make peanut butter houmous

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Say it with a special breakfast, a romantic bath or fun messages Meal for two Forget the restaurant and impress your Valentine with an intimate three-course meal at home

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70 62 Extra Special cial Valentine’s Vale meal deal Our great-value gre £10 menu just for two

67 Especially for you Gifts and cards to show your special someone how much you care

health 73 Assault on salt Are you eating too much salt without realising it?

beauty

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70 Red alert Yes, you can wear red lipstick! Follow our tips and tricks

fashion 79 George style Found! The ideal parka for work and weekends

81 Notebook Motif sweaters, 82 86 87

Oriental prints and fashion legend Barbara Hulanicki For your eyes only Treat yourself to some gorgeous new underwear in time for Valentine’s Style trend How to wear the latest monochrome look Kids’ fashion Cool stripes, brights and prints from George

this month 13 Asda news Win a lesson in

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authentic Indian cooking, check out the new range of designer glasses frames, celebrate Chinese New Year and more Mad about books Celebrate reading with World Book Day Entertainment Our choice of the latest cinema, DVD, book, music and game releases Up for grabs A luxury family break, show tickets, and more!

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ON THE COVER

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Heart biscuits (page 61) Photograph: Maja Smend. Styling: Tony Hutchinson. Food styling: Denise Smart

Asda editor HANNAH McDERMOTT Editorial editor CORALIE DORMAN Deputy editor CLAIRE THANSRISKUL Art director KEVAN WESTBURY Projects art editor MATTHEW FORD Chief sub editor SALLY SHORE Senior sub editor CARLY RIGLEY Senior designers JACK CUNNINGHAM, KATERINA VARNAVIDES Food editor GLYNIS McGUINNESS Deputy food editor GREGOR McMASTER Food and editorial assistant LINZI BRECHIN Picture researcher CATHARINE EGAN Account manager BECKY TURNBULL Account executive LIZZIE GULL Thanks to ANGELO ACANFORA, BONNIE BRYAN, FRANCES EWINGS, ROB JOHNSON, JO MADDOX, NICKI McINTYRE, JULIE PATMORE, SUE SHARROCK For Publicis Blueprint: Account director EMILY FOGGIN Senior account manager NICOLA DAVEY Senior account executive AMY ATKIN George account director KIRSTY WARE George account managers CLARE JONES, KATHRYN SHEARD George account executive ALICE PATON Production director MELANIE CLARKE Group account director JULIE GOODAIR Associate creative director SEAN O’CONNELL Editorial and creative director CAROL BRONZE Chief executive officer GERI RICHARDS Asda Media Centre for Advertising Sales: Commercial director ROBIN DRYSDALE Sales director SIMON COCKBURN Group sales manager MATT HARDMAN Client sales manager FELICE PUCINO Agency sales manager BRENDAN CAREY Key account manager TOM COWIE Deputy trading sales manager JULIA McCALLION Senior trading sales executive SONIA LIMBACHIA Senior client sales executives SHEENA LADWA, AXEL TULIP When you have finished with this magazine please recycle it. Sales executives JON-PAUL DAVANY, HOLLIE GOULD Insight manager KIM ARMSTRONG Asda Magazine is published for Asda by Publicis Blueprint Ltd, Oxford House, 76 Oxford Street, London W1D 1BS; switchboard number 020 7830 3979; website publicis-blueprint.co.uk. Colour reproduction by Rhapsody Media, London. Printed in the UK by Prinovis. Print sourced by HH Associates. The promoter is Asda Stores Ltd unless otherwise stated. © 2013 Publicis Blueprint. All rights reserved; reproduction of any part of this magazine is not allowed without the written permission of the publishers and the institution. Prices correct at time of going to press. Product availability may vary.


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Tried and tested

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH: KATE WHITAKER

All our recipes are tried, tested and reviewed three times to make sure that they’ll work for you at home every single time. Here’s what they go through before they’re approved for the magazine… ♦ Our Food Editor Glynis McGuinness tests the recipe in her own kitchen. ♦ The recipe is then retested with any of her revisions taken into account. ♦ During the photo shoot, the recipe is tested once again and, more often than not,

Welcome

Love is in the air… and I’m not just talking about Valentine’s Day! I’m talking about chillies, the star ingredient of our Flavour of the Month feature on page 25. My love affair with chillies began fairly late – I ate them in childhood chilli con carnes but didn’t enjoy them properly until my first Thai green curry. A honeymoon period of sweet chilli sauces and jams, chilli oils, Tabasco, cayenne and chorizo followed, and I flirted with powders and dry flakes before finally settling down with fresh chillies. Like any relationship it can be tough at times. The highs – the unmistakable warmth peeking through the simplest of casseroles, marinades and sauces. The lows – the occasional over seasoning, like being scolded after a lover’s tiff. In this issue, we’ve also indulged our passion for all things romantic – from a tempting dinner for two on page 57 to an Extra Special meal deal on page 62, plus flowers, cards and gifts, and a whole lot more. Whether you’re celebrating with your partner or your favourite food, I hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day. HANNAH McDERMOTT Asda Editor

eaten for lunch – the final approval by her team! We know that our stores are different sizes and they stock different products, so we also check that products used are available in the majority of our stores. Any questions? Get in touch.

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THE TASTE OF CRANBERRY, LIME OR BLUEBERRY. THE EFFECT OF RED BULL.


PHOTOGRAPH: DENNIS PEDERSEN

Welove Bring fairytale romance into your home with our rose cushion.

ROSE CUSHION,

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HOT PICKS

What to buy

Set for supper Heart paper doilies (above), £1 for 12-pack; Heart placemats and coasters (below) £2 for 4-pack

EDITOR’S CHOICE

this month

Create a romantic night in with these fun gifts and accessories from £1!

All my heart Heart glass tealight holder, £1

Fun games You and Me Love Trivia card pack, £2

Sweet words Magnetic Love Poetry fridge magnets, £1

Raise a toast Heart Champagne flutes, £1 each

Hold a flame Rose candles, £2 for 6-pack

Bake a treat Heart-shape cookie cutters, £1 for 4-pack FEBRUARY 2013 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 11


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Chinese New Year, a fab foodie competition and cute baby clothes

Currying favour

If you want to impress friends and family, why not serve up a homecooked Indian meal, complete with award-winning pickles and chutneys? Yorkshire-based Curry Cuisine is not only a respected cookery school and finalist in the British Cookery School Awards 2012, but also a producer of fine Indian spices and condiments. To celebrate its success, we’ve got five prizes to be won – cookery lessons at the school. To enter, email asdacomp@currycuisine.co.uk and the winners will be picked at random. The closing date is 28 February 2013*. For more information visit currycuisinecookeryschool.co.uk.

Celebrate Chinese New Year on 10 February with these fantastic offers. Our Crispy Aromatic Half Duck is just £5, as is our Chinese Meal For Two (with sweet & sour chicken, chicken curry, egg fried rice and prawn crackers). You can only get these offers from 26 January to 16 February.

Looking for stylish glasses? Then check out the new collection of Vision by Noire frames, available to buy exclusively in Asda Opticians. With many styles for both men and women, it’ll be easy to find one that suits you. To view the complete collection or find your nearest Asda Opticians visit ASDA.com/opticians.

IN THE BAG

Next time you’re in store, if you pick up one of these handy Tommy’s natural jute shopping bags, £1.50, you’ll be helping towards a very worthy cause. For each bag sold, 37p will go to Tommy’s (tommys.org), the charity that funds medical research and information services, supporting parents after the loss of a baby.

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Designer frames

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Great baby buys You’ll find lots of great offers on all sorts of baby gear during our Baby & Toddler Event, which starts online from 17 January and in store from 21 January. Whether you fancy treating your little one to a new George outfit, are kitting out the nursery for a newborn, or simply want to stock up on essentials, now’s the time to snap up some fab deals.

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George has teamed up with kids’ TV show, Waybuloo, to launch an exclusive range of baby clothes. The show’s characters, The Piplings, are featured on hooded towels, sleepsuits, pyjamas and bodysuits, for boys and girls up to two years. Prices start from £5, in store and online.

Be food smart

New colour guide A few months ago, we told you about trialling new traffic light labels on avocados, which help you buy them at just the right time. It was a success, so we’ve decided to roll it out to lots more stores. Green labels indicate it’s ripe and ready to eat, orange means it’s almost ripe and pink means you need to leave it a few more days.

Photo presents With Valentine’s Day coming up, why not give your loved ones a unique personal gift this year? At Asda Photo you can personalise many gifts for under £10 – mugs, bags, T-shirts, calendars and much more. Just add your photograph, a name and special message. Visit ASDA.com/photo for more details.

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WORDS: NICKI, MCINTYRE, CARLY RIGLEY. PHOTOGRAPHS: ALAMY, SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY. †WHILE STOCKS LAST

We want to say a big thank you to our customers who buy their National Lottery tickets in store. With your help, we have raised over £800 million towards National Lottery Good Causes, which are changing lives across the UK. To find out more information, visit lotterygood causes.org.uk.

When you’re trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, coming up with tasty, cheap and quick meals isn’t always easy. Especially when trying to avoid the nutritional ‘baddies’, such as high levels of salt, sugar and fat. That’s where Change4Life’s new Be Food Smart campaign comes in. Visit nhs.uk/ Change4Life to sign up for your free meal mixer packed with tasty meal ideas and special offers†.


Wakey wakey! Whether you fancy something sweet or savoury, enjoy an exciting, delicious breakfast every day If breakfast time has got boring in your house, it’s time to get creative. You can pick up everything you need at Asda – from traditional favourites, such as bacon and sausages, to yummy Scotch pancakes or pre-prepared fresh fruit. Even if the family is pushed for time in the mornings, you can still enjoy a delicious, nutritious start to the day. For a simple deli-style breakfast at a fraction of the cost, try plain bagels filled with smoked salmon and soft cheese. Or for a tasty sarnie the kids will love, give them Chosen by you Wholemeal Rolls with grilled sausages. Add some sliced tomato, and they’re on their way to getting one of their five a day.

Breakfast planner MANIC MONDAY Overslept? Don’t skip breakfast, enjoy it on the go – take a cereal bar, banana and pre-prepared fresh fruit with you to work. SCHOOL RUN Rustle up a quick and easy grilled sausage sarnie with a fibre-rich wholemeal roll and sliced tomato. SWEET TALKING If you’ve got a sweet tooth, why not try toasted Scotch pancakes drizzled with honey and served with juicy berries? WEEKDAY WONDER Rise and shine like a New Yorker with an open bagel sandwich. Top with soft cheese and smoked salmon, and garnish with chopped fresh chives. SUNDAY MORNING Enjoy a lazy family breakfast with croissants filled with bacon, cherry tomatoes and a smoothie on the side.


WORDS: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPH: JON WHITAKER. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN

♦ Clockwise from above: Asda Chosen by you Wholemeal Rolls, 80p for 4-pack (20p each); Asda Butcher’s Selection Pork Sausages, £1.60, (454g; 35.2p/100g); Asda Scotch Pancakes, 49p for 6-pack (8.2p each); Asda Smoked Salmon, £3.80 or 3 for £10 (200g; £1.90/100g); New York Bakery Co Plain Bagels, £1.08 for 4-pack (27p each); Asda Butcher’s Selection Unsmoked Bacon, £2.54 or 2 for £4, (300g; 84.6p/100g); Asda Chosen by you Croissants, £1.10 for 4-pack (27.5p each)


Break open the

Champagne Deep beneath the cathedral city of Reims in north-east France lies 150 miles of chalk cellars, which store millions of bottles of Champagne. It’s a huge draw for wine lovers who come to explore this underground maze beneath many of France’s famous Champagne houses. The city is also home to GH Martel, a fifth-generation family winery that produces the Louvel Fontaine range of Champagnes for Asda. Just like the four generations before them, brothers Vincent Rapeneau (General Manager) and Christophe (Cellarmaster and CEO) are both passionate about Champagne and making sure the right processes are in place to produce this world-class fizz. There are different types of sparkling wine produced around the world, but Vincent says that only those produced with grapes grown in the region can be called Champagne. And it’s the chalk soil that lies across the region that is key to creating ideal conditions for the grapes. ‘The chalk soil retains heat in the summer and absorbs water during the winter – which gives water back to the roots in the warmer months,’ he says. ‘The chalk cellars also help keep the bottles cool while the Champagne is ageing. Ours is aged at for least two years to ensure a quality product.’ 18 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2013

WORDS: SALLY SHORE. PHOTOGRAPHS: RODDY PAINE

It’s Valentine’s Day this month, so what better time to meet one of our Champagne producers – Vincent Rapeneau from GH Martel


WHO MAKES IT WINE LOUVEL FONTAINE CHAMPAGNES ‘With lovely, fruity notes, both make great aperitifs and are well balanced,’ says Vincent.

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1 Made with a blend of three grape varieties, white wine is stored in vats in the cool chalk cellars until it’s ready for the second fermentation stage. 2 The wine is placed in bottles and capped, then put in large mechanised crates, which are slowly turned over a period of time to capture the yeast residue. 3 & 4 Champagne bottles are corked and stored until ready to leave GH Martel

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Louvel Fontaine Champagne Brut, £12 from 24 Jan to 20 Feb, usual price £23.98 A fresh and fruity aperitifstyle Champagne packed with creamy flavours. Louvel Fontaine Champagne Rosé Brut, £15 from 24 Jan to 20 Feb, usual price £28.98 Delicious rosé Champagne with strawberry notes. ‘I enjoy this with fruits or blue cheese,’ he adds.

GUIDE TO SPARKLING WINE Champagne Produced in France’s Champagne region. Has a rich taste and complex aroma. Try Extra Special Louis Bernard Champagne Brut, £15 until 24 Jan, then £19.97

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HOW CHAMPAGNE IS MADE H ♦ Champagne is a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes. an ♦ They are harvested in September and used to Sep make a base white wine. This mak is put in bottles, and yeast and sugar are added to trigger a second fermentation. secon ♦ The bottles are stored in dark cellars for a minimum of a cella yyear and a half. During

this time carbon dioxide builds up and dissolves into the wine, creating bubbles. ♦ Bottles are turned so that yeast residue settles in the bottle necks, then the necks are frozen to create a frozen plug of residue that can be removed. The Champagne is topped up with wine and sugar to the winemaker’s desired taste. Bottles are corked and stored for months or years until ready for sale.

Cava A Spanish sparkler produced with Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada grapes. Try Extra Special Cava, £7.98

Prosecco An Italian fizz that’s made with the Glera grape. Light and fruity, it has two styles: Spumante is frothy and Frizzante is less fizzy. Try Extra Special Prosecco, £7.98

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FRESH IN STORE FOOD

In season How to make the most of the tastiest produce available in store this month at Asda

RHUBARB TART ♦ Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Cut 400g rhubarb into 8cm lengths and put in a shallow dish. Sprinkle with 2tbsp sugar and 100ml apple juice. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the rhubarb is just tender. Cool. ♦ Roll out 500g puff pastry to a rectangle 20cm x 32cm. Trim the edges with a sharp knife. Mark around the rim, 2cm from the edge, without cutting right through the pastry. Put on a baking tray. ♦ Whisk 1 level tbsp caster sugar and 100g soft cheese together. Whisk in 1 large egg yolk. Spread onto the pastry, avoiding the rim. ♦ Lift the rhubarb out of the juice and arrange on the pastry. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve with cream, ice cream or custard. CALORIES

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Spotlight on FORCED RHUBARB Grown in dark heated sheds and harvested by candlelight to encourage fast growth, this rhubarb has a lush sweet taste. Wash and trim the stalks, then cut into pieces for pies, jellies and jams. Trimmed stalks will keep in the fridge for three days. Freeze raw in slices or stew with a little sugar and cool before freezing. FEBRUARY 2013 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 21


Damon Johnson Head of Produce Quality

I love leeks at this time of year. Although they’re in store all year round, winter leeks tend to have a stronger flavour. To prepare them, remove the tough outer leaves. Cook in a little oil with sliced celery and chopped carrots for a great base for soups. Cut into strips and use in stir-fries, or sauté in a little butter for 5-7 minutes, stirring, for a tasty side dish. You could also try our cheesy leeks recipe, right. Store raw leeks in a plastic food bag in the fridge for up to five days. To freeze them, blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes and allow to cool. Use in casseroles and pasta sauces.

CHEESY LEEKS ♦ Remove the tough outer leaves of 4 leeks, then top, tail and wash. Cut each in half and boil for 4 minutes. Drain. Put in an ovenproof dish. ♦ Melt 25g butter in a pan, then remove from the heat and stir in 25g flour and mix together well. Return to the hob and gradually whisk in 350ml milk until the mixture boils and thickens.

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♦ Remove from the heat and add a pinch of cayenne pepper, 1tsp mustard and 30g mature Cheddar. Pour over the leeks. ♦ Sprinkle 15g Cheddar and 50g breadcrumbs on top. Bake at 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5 for 15 minutes. Serves 4 CALORIES

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FRESH IN STORE FOOD MINT

WORDS AND RECIPES: GREGOR MCMASTER. PHOTOGRAPHS: LAUREN MCLEAN, SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: LINZI BRECHIN, VICKI SMALLWOOD

With its intense flavour and fresh, distinctive fragrance, mint is so much more than just a garnish. Brilliant with roast lamb, try it in lamb casseroles, too, whip it up in zingy, lemony dressings or use in Moroccan-inspired dishes. It’s also great in chocolate desserts. And for Valentine’s Day, why not start your romantic evening i g off with a classic mojito?

SWEDES Peel, top and tail and cut into even-sized cubes. Boil, drain MEDin MED LOW MED and mash with butter and seasoning CALORIES or roast the oven SUGAR FAT SAT FAT SALT 597 19.5g 13.6g 4.2g 2.3g with a little oil. Store in the fridge for up30% to a22% week19%or chop, 21% 38% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING blanch and freeze to add to soups, as and when needed.

HOW TO PREPARE Halve, then scoop out the pulp and seeds and use in jellies or as a topping for pavlovas. Also, freeze in ice cube trays and add to drinks.

3 WAYS WITH…

Passion fruit

PASSION FRUIT DRESSING ♦ Make a base of three parts olive oil to one part vinegar. ♦ Mix in a squeeze of lime juice and a little honey. ♦ Add the pulp and seeds of two passion fruits. Mix and serve with an avocado salad.

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE ♦ Sieve the pulp of a few passion fruits to remove the seeds. Blend the passion fruit pulp with pieces of ripe mango, banana and a glass of orange juice. ♦ Serve in a tall glass with ice.

ETON MESS ♦ Whip some double cream until it just starts to thicken. ♦ Break a few meringue nests into small pieces. Fold Into the whipped cream, adding the seeds and pulp of several passion fruits. Chill.

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FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH FOOD

Chillies Take the chill out of winter with these deliciously fiery chilli dishes

SERVES 4 READY IN 10 MINS PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £3.31

Tuna steaks with chilli lime butter Perk up grilled fish or meat with this flavoursome, chilli-infused butter. Any that’s left over can be frozen – make it into a roll, wrap in clingfilm and freeze, then cut off a slice when you need it 100g butter, softened Finely grated zest of ½ lime 1tbsp lime juice 1 large red or green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1tbsp chopped coriander

4 fresh tuna steaks Oil, for brushing New potatoes, cherry tomatoes, rocket and capers, to serve Mix the butter with the lime zest and juice, chilli and

coriander. Put on a doublethickness piece of clingfilm and shape into a log. Wrap in the clingfilm and chill for at least an hour. Freeze any that’s left over. Brush the fish steaks with oil and grill or griddle for

2 minutes on each side. Top with a slice of chilli lime butter and serve with the potatoes, tomatoes, rocket and capers. CALORIES

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Tomato & chilli chutney

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To make this hot, medium or mild, adjust the amount of chillies to suit your taste 1.5kg vine-ripened tomatoes 2 large red onions, chopped 600g Bramley cooking apples (peeled weight), cored and roughly chopped 3cm piece root ginger, peeled and grated 4-6 large red chillies, finely chopped (remove the seeds for a milder flavour) 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 150g sultanas 600ml red wine vinegar

350g light soft brown sugar 1½ level tsp mustard powder Make a small cut in the bottom of each tomato and put in a large heat-proof bowl. Cover with boiling water and leave for exactly 1 minute. Drain, then skin the tomatoes. Chop and put in a very large saucepan or preserving pan. Add the other ingredients, plus 2 level tsp salt, and heat

MAKES 3-4 JARS READY IN 3HRS PLUS MATURING PRICE PER JAR £2.26

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gently, stirring, until boiling. Simmer, uncovered, until the mixture is thick. This will take about 2 hours. As it starts to thicken, stir often so it doesn’t catch on the bottom. To test if it’s ready, draw a wooden spoon across the base of the pan – if you can see the bottom, it’s ready. Half an hour before the chutney is ready, wash the jars and lids in hot soapy water.

Rinse and put in the oven for 15 minutes at 140C/120C Fan/ Gas 1. Spoon the chutney into the hot jars, close and leave for at least 6 weeks for the flavour to mature. They will keep for up to a year if the jars are not opened – store in a cool, dark cupboard. Once you open a jar, keep it in the fridge and use within 2 weeks. CALORIES

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FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH FOOD

Vegetable chilli

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A quick, medium-hot winter warmer that can be made spicier by adding more chillies

SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.21

1 large onion, chopped 2tbsp oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 level tsp ground cumin 1 level tsp smoked paprika 2 carrots, sliced 300g sweet potato (peeled weight), cut into 1.5cm cubes 400g can chopped tomatoes 3tbsp tomato purée 2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks 1 aubergine, cut into 1.5cm cubes 2 x 300g cans pinto beans, drained Long grain rice and 2tbsp chopped coriander, to serve Cook the onion in the oil until soft but not coloured. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in the cumin and paprika. Add the carrots, sweet potatoes, canned tomatoes, tomato purée, chillies and 200ml water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Add the peppers and aubergine, return to the boil, cover and simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the pinto beans and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with rice mixed with coriander.

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295 22.3g 7.1g 1g 1.2g OF YOUR 5 A DAY 15% 25% 10% 5% 20% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

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Thai-style chicken with coconut milk Instead of frying the chicken, you can poach it in the coconut milk to make it more authentic 1 onion, chopped 2tbsp sunflower oil 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2 red or green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 1.5cm piece root ginger, peeled and grated 450g chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-size pieces 400g can light coconut milk 2 level tsp brown sugar

1 stem lemongrass, outer leaves removed and bruised 2tbsp Thai fish sauce 135g pack baby corn, halved 155g pack sugar snap peas 1 lime, cut into segments, and 2tbsp chopped coriander, to garnish Boiled rice, to serve Cook the onion in 1tbsp of the oil in a frying pan until soft

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but not coloured. Add the garlic, chillies and ginger and cook over a low heat, stirring, for another minute. Transfer to a saucepan. Add the remaining oil to the frying pan and cook the chicken until it changes colour on all sides. Add to the saucepan with any juices from in the pan. Add the coconut milk, sugar,

lemongrass and fish sauce. Cover and bring to a simmer. Simmer gently for 15 minutes. Stir in the baby corn and sugar snaps and simmer for another 5 minutes. Discard the lemongrass. Garnish with the lime and coriander and serve with boiled rice.

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325 8.4g 16.9g 10g 1.7g OF YOUR 9% 24% 50% 28% 5 A DAY 16% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

RECIPES: GREGOR MCMASTER. PHOTOGRAPHS: PHILIP WEBB. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN

SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.13


FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH FOOD

Chocolate & chilli f lan

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The rich, sweet flavour of the chocolate complements the spicy kick of chilli 175g plain flour, plus extra for rolling out 100g butter, chilled, cut into small cubes 2 level tbsp icing sugar 50g walnuts, ground ½-1tsp dried crushed chillies (depending on how hot you like it) 300ml single cream 150g Asda Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids) 50g caster sugar 2 large free-range eggs 2-3 drops vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the icing sugar and walnuts. Sprinkle 1½-2tbsp chilled water over the surface and mix with a round-bladed knife until it forms clumps. Gather together with your hands to make a stiff dough. Put the pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll out to the thickness of a £1 coin. Use

to line a 23cm-deep flan case. Prick the base with a fork and lay a piece of foil, shiny-sidedown, inside. Weigh the foil down with dry rice. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and rice and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Reduce the oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. Put the crushed chillies in a small pan with the cream. Heat until almost boiling, then set aside for 5 minutes and allow to infuse. Break the chocolate into squares and put in a bowl.

Pour the hot cream onto the chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts. In another bowl, whisk together the caster sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until pale. Pour on the chocolate cream, stirring all the time. Pour into the flan case to come just below the top. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until almost set in the middle. Serve warm or cold. It’s best eaten within 24 hours. HIGH

HIGH

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310 19.3g 18.9g 16% 21% 27%

10g 50%

0.2g 3%

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HIGH SUGAR

FAT

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BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

SERVES 12 READY IN 1HR 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 37p

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American-style

pulled pork sandwich Pile melt-in-the-mouth pulled pork on toasted bread, then top with apple coleslaw and barbecue sauce – it’s the ultimate sandwich!

SERVES 6 READY IN 4HRS PLUS MARINATING PRICE PER SERVING £1.73

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WEEKEND COOKING FOOD

Jim Viggars Head of Meat Quality

*£6.99 UNTIL 24 JAN, THEN £5. RECIPE: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPH: GARETH MORGANS. STYLING: TONY HUTCHINSON. FOOD STYLING: GREGOR MCMASTER

The great thing about pulled pork is you can put it in the oven and forget about it. The trick is to slow-cook it at a low temperature to get it beautifully tender. Pouring in the cider also means the meat ‘steam roasts’ so is extra moist. We’ve served our pulled pork with homemade creamy coleslaw with apple and barbecue sauce for a smoky flavour.

Match with… Extra Special Dão, £5* (75cl) This red wine, from the Dão region in Portugal, is elegant, full-bodied and lightly oaked. Great with pork dishes.

Shopping list 2tsp Asda Smoked Paprika 1 level tsp Asda Mild Chilli Powder 1 level tsp Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder 1tsp Asda Onion Granules ½tsp salt 1tbsp sunflower oil 1 Asda Butcher’s Selection Pork Shoulder without bone, about 1.8kg 500ml cider 1 farmhouse loaf, sliced Asda Barbecue Ketchup, to serve COLESLAW WITH APPLE 1 large or 2 small apples, cored and thinly sliced 1tbsp lemon juice 150g white cabbage, trimmed and shredded 100g carrot, coarsely grated ½ small red onion, chopped 6tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise 3tbsp natural low-fat yogurt

How to make it H In America, pulled pork is cooked according to regional preference, but it’s often done using a re smoking method. Our version is slow-cooked in sm a conventional oven so it soaks up all of the juices Mix together the paprika, chilli powder, mustard powder, onion granules, salt and sunflower oil. Rub it all over the meat – but not on the skin. Put in a dish skin-side up. Cover loosely with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. Put the pork in a roasting tin, skin-side up, and pour the cider around the meat. Cover the tin with foil and then seal the foil to the tin edges, leaving enough room inside for air to circulate. Cook in the oven for 3½ hours. Remove the foil and discard. Increase the oven temperature to 200C/180C/

Jim’s tips ● The easiest way to shred pork is to use two forks and pull the meat apart into strands. ● To use up leftover pork, you could add to egg-fried rice or mix with beansprouts and then use to fill homemade spring rolls. ● To freeze leftover cooked pork, allow to cool at room temperature, cover tightly with clingfilm and freeze within an hour after cooking.

Gas 6 and cook, uncovered, for a further 30 minutes. Pull the pork into shreds – the meat will be meltingly tender now – and serve in ciabatta with the creamy coleslaw with apple (recipe below) and barbecue sauce. CALORIES

355 18%

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2.2g 2%

9.1g 13%

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LOW

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2g 10%

1.4g 23%

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BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

CREAMY COLESLAW WITH APPLE Toss the apple in the lemon juice, then add all of the other ingredients and mix everything together.

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74 6.7g 4.3g 0.4g 0.3g OF YOUR 5 A DAY 4% 7% 6% 2% 5% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

Or if you’re short of time, why not use our Extra Special Coleslaw, £1, (400g)? It contains shredded white cabbage with crisp carrot and onion in a delicately flavoured mayonnaise.

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WORDS BY: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPH: RIA OSBOURNE. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO

Artisan style New from the award-winning Asda bakery – our delicious speciality bread range now includes artisan baguettes At Asda, we’re passionate about baking bread – and to prove it, we’ve been named In-Store Bakery Retailer of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards! Now we’re hoping to add to that success with our new range of artisan baguettes. Inspired by traditional baking methods, and baked in store, they’re full of flavour and texture. Why not try them with cold meats and cheeses for an impressive, yet simple, starter platter or cut thickly with soups and stews? See our guide (right) for your perfect baguette.

SOURDOUGH Tangy and rich in flavour, this baguette has a honeycomb texture, rustic crust and a nutty multigrain cereal finish.

POPPY SEED Topped with crunchy poppy seeds, this light, airy baguette has a soft, open texture and satisfyingly crisp golden crust.

PARISIENNE Made with traditional French flour, this authentic bread has an open texture, thick crust and heavenly flavour.

♦ Asda Sourdough Baguette, £1

♦ Asda Poppy Seed Baguette, £1

♦ Asda Parisienne Baguette, £1


EXTRA SPECIAL FOOD

Duck Leg Confit with Plum Soy Sauce Try this delicious restaurant-style dish created in partnership with Leiths School of Food and Wine

PHOTOGRAPH: KATE WHITAKER. STYLING: REBECCA NEWPORT. FOOD STYLING: LORNA BRASH

Succulent, pull-apart duck with a crispy skin, packed with authentic Asian flavours and enriched with an intense plum sauce

LEITHS’ T IP For a quick a n impressive st d shred the du arter, ck serve in pan and ca with spring o kes nio and cucumb n er

♦ Extra Special Duck Leg Confit with Plum Soy Sauce, £6 (460g; £1.30/100g), selected stores only, served with Extra Special Creamy Mash, £1.50 (430g;34.8p/ 100g) and Extra Special Extra Fine Beans


AVAILABLE IN THE

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ONLY £3

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*On promotion at £2 in store from 7th February to 28th February


TASTY SUPPERS FOOD

Weekday winners Quick and easy recipes that will see you and the family through the week

Farfalle pasta with pea & ham sauce You can also use chopped cooked bacon instead of the ham or fish like salmon 300g Asda Chosen by you Farfalle (or other pasta) 350g frozen peas 200g Asda Lighter Plain Soft Cheese 75ml semi-skimmed milk 40g Parmesan, grated 300g thick-cut cooked ham, cut into small pieces

Add the pasta to a large pan of boiling water, bring back to the boil and cook, uncovered, at a steady gentle boil for 6 minutes. Add the frozen peas, return to the boil and cook for another 6 minutes or until the pasta is just cooked.

Drain the pasta and peas in a colander. Put the soft cheese, milk and half the Parmesan cheese in the saucepan and stir gently over a low heat until smooth and hot. Add the cooked ham and heat through. Season with black pepper.

Return the pasta and peas to the saucepan. Stir and heat through. Serve immediately with the rest of the grated Parmesan and ground black pepper.

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557 6g 15.6g 8g 2.2g OF YOUR 5 A DAY 28% 7% 22% 40% 37% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.37

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FOOD TASTY SUPPERS

Beef stir-fry Have all your ingredients prepared and close to hand before you start stir-frying because they’ll cook really quickly 2 nests Asda Egg Noodles from a 250g pack (about 170g) 2tbsp groundnut oil or sunflower oil, plus 1tsp for the noodles 400g rump steak, trimmed of fat and cut into bite-size pieces 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced 150g carrots, cut into small sticks 150g broccoli, cut into small florets 250g mushrooms, halved

or quartered (depending on size) 3tbsp Amoy Low Salt Soy Sauce 4tbsp Asda Oyster Sauce 1tbsp sesame seeds Heat a large pan of water until boiling. Add the egg noodles and bring back to the boil. Simmer for 4 minutes, then drain. Toss with 1tsp oil and set aside. Heat 1tbsp oil in a wok and stir-fry the steak for 3-4 minutes or until it’s just

cooked to your liking. Tip into a bowl with the meat juices and set aside. Heat the remaining oil in a wok and stir-fry all the vegetables for 3-4 minutes. Return the beef to the wok with the meat juices and add the noodles, soy sauce and oyster sauce. Stir-fry until heated through. Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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SALT

429 5.7g 14.7g 3.3g 3.1g OF YOUR 5 A DAY 6% 21% 17% 52% 21% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.12

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TASTY SUPPERS FOOD

Vegetable korma curry

SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.14

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This creamy and lightly spiced recipe uses reduced-fat crème fraîche for a lighter curry that’s perfect for using up root vegetables 125g carrots, thickly sliced 125g potatoes, peeled weight, cut into bite-size pieces 125g parsnips, peeled weight, cut into bite-size pieces 1 large onion, chopped 1tbsp sunflower oil 200g jar Asda Chosen by you Korma Curry Paste 400g can chopped tomatoes 100g frozen peas 100g fine green beans, trimmed and cut in half

400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 level tbsp cornflour, mixed with 2tbsp water 75ml reduced-fat crème fraîche Asda Good For You Naan Bread and lime wedges, to serve Put the carrots, potatoes and parsnips in a pan, cover with cold water and bring to

the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. Cook the onion in the oil in the saucepan, over a low heat, until soft but not coloured. Stir in the curry paste and cook over a low heat for another 30 seconds. Add the carrots, potatoes and parsnips and stir to coat everything. Add the tomatoes and 100ml water and heat until simmering. Cover and

simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add the peas and beans and bring back to the boil. Simmer for another 6 minutes until the beans are just tender. Add the chickpeas and cornflour, then simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the crème fraîche and heat. Serve with naan and lime wedges.

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SALT

359 14.5g 17g 5.5g 2.1g OF YOUR 5 A DAY 18% 16% 24% 28% 35% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

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Haddock bake A colourful, no-fuss supper that’s packed with Mediterranean vegetables 600g potatoes, cut into bitesized pieces 2tbsp mild olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed ½ tsp dried mixed herbs 1 lemon 500g haddock fillet, skinned 2 red or yellow peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks 1 large courgette, sliced 200g cherry tomatoes 2tsp finely chopped fresh parsley

Preheat the oven to 220C/ 200C Fan/Gas 7. Put the potatoes in a pan and add enough cold water to just cover them. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and pat off any excess moisture with kitchen paper. Mix 1tbsp of the olive oil with the crushed garlic and dried herbs, then toss the potatoes in this mixture. Spread out on a baking tray. Quarter the lemon. Put the

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fish on a plate and squeeze over a little lemon juice. Season and set aside. Add the lemon wedges to the potatoes and cook in the oven for 25 minutes. Meanwhile toss the peppers and courgettes in the remaining oil and put on a lined baking tray. Cook in the oven, at the same time as the potatoes, for 20 minutes. Add the tomatoes and fresh parsley to the peppers

and courgettes and cook for another 5 minutes. Move the potatoes to the sides of the tray and put the fish in the middle. Cook for another 8-10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. Mix all the vegetables together and serve on a platter with the baked haddock and lemon wedges.

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SALT

302 7.3g 7.1g 1.1g 0.3g OF YOUR 8% 10% 6% 5% 5 A DAY 15% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

MCGUINNESS, GREGOR MCMASTER. RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: MAJA PHOTOGRAPHS: SMEND. MAJA SMEND. STYLING: HUTCHINSON. FOOD STYLING: KIM MORPHEW STYLING: RACHEL JUKES.TONY FOOD STYLING: LORNA BRASH

SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.62


TASTY SUPPERS FOOD

Sticky pork ribs with vegetable rice The delicious glaze in this recipe also works well with chicken wings and drumsticks 1tsp sunflower oil 1kg pack Butcher's Selection Pork Ribs 4tbsp Amoy Low Salt Soy Sauce 4 level tbsp redcurrant jelly 1 clove garlic, crushed 1tbsp cider vinegar 2 level tsp Dijon mustard 2tbsp Asda Sweet Chilli Sauce 1tbsp clear honey

300g long grain rice 300g Asda Frozen Mixed Vegetables Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C /Gas 6. Grease a large roasting tin with the oil and then place the ribs inside it evenly. Cook in the oven for 40 minutes, turning them over halfway through. Put 2tbsp soy sauce in a

pan with the redcurrant jelly, garlic, vinegar, mustard, sweet chilli sauce and honey. Heat gently, stirring until melted and evenly mixed. Pour over the ribs, making sure they’re all coated. Return to the oven and cook for another 10 minutes, turning the ribs in the sauce and basting them after 5 minutes. Put the rice in a saucepan

with 1.3 litres water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 8 minutes. Add the frozen veg and bring back to the boil. Simmer for another 4-5 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Drain and stir in the remaining soy sauce. Serve with the pork ribs. CALORIES

597 30%

HIGH

MED

19.5g 22%

13.6g 19%

SUGAR

FAT

LOW

MED

4.2g 21%

2.3g 38%

SAT FAT

SALT

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING £1.66

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Speedy supper Our newly improved fresh king prawns are tastier and more succulent than ever, and work well in this simple stir-fry with a sweet and spicy sauce SERVES 2 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £3.54

Sweet chilli prawn stir-fry ♦ Put 25g cashew nuts in a wok and dry-fry over a medium heat, stirring all the time, until golden. Tip onto a plate. ♦ Heat 1tsp sunflower oil in the wok and stir-fry 250g Asda Fresh Tastes Hot & Spicy Stir-Fry with Red Chillies for 3-4 minutes. ♦ Add a 300g pack Asda Chosen by you Rice Noodles and continue stir-frying for 1-2 minutes. Add a 240g pack Asda Cooked & Peeled King Prawns and Asda Chosen by you Sweet Chilli & Garlic Stir-fry Sauce and cook for another 1-2 minutes until hot. Add the cashew nuts and serve with lime wedges. Serves 2 CALORIES

HIGH SUGAR

MED FAT

637 20.4g 19.6g 32% 23% 28%

LOW

LOW

3g 15%

0.1g 2%

SAT FAT

SALT

PHOTOGRAPH: TERRY BENSON. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: DENISE SMART

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this delicious dish ♦A As Asd Asda da Cooked da Coo C oke ok oked ked d & Peeled Pee Pe eele eele le ed d King Kin K ng Prawns, Pra ra ns £4 £4 (240g; £1.66/100g) or 3 packs for £10


Seven ways with

Pancakes

Roll up, roll up! Get creative with our easy-to-make sweet and savoury pancakes – they taste flipping marvellous

SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 11p

Classic pancakes

Don't forget Pancake Day on 12 February. Serve this basic pancake recipe with traditional lemon and sugar, or try our alternative fillings opposite 125g plain flour Pinch of salt 2 large free-range eggs 350ml semi-skimmed milk 1tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing Caster sugar and lemons, to serve Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl and make a hole in the centre. Break the eggs into

the hole and add 75ml of the milk and the oil. Whisk the eggs, milk and oil using a wire whisk. Gradually draw in the flour, whisking all the time until you have a thick, smooth batter. Gradually add the rest of the milk, whisking gently, until you have a smooth batter. Crumple up a piece of kitchen paper and soak the end in oil. Use this to grease

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a small nonstick frying pan. Heat the pan, then pour in just enough batter to thinly coat the base of the pan, swirling it around to completely cover it. Cook for about 30 seconds. Flip the pancake using a fish slice and cook the other side until golden. Slide onto a plate. Repeat until all of the batter is used up, greasing the pan a little when needed.

Serve immediately with lemon juice and caster sugar. REHEATING TIP Stack them on an ovenproof plate and cover with foil. Reheat in the oven at 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 for 10 minutes. Or cover the plate with clingfilm and reheat in the microwave on high for 1 minute. CALORIES

238 12%

MED

MED

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7g 10%

SUGAR

FAT

LOW

LOW

0.2g 1%

0.2g 3%

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SALT

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING


SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOOD Chocolate & banana Spread the pancakes with Asda Extra Special Hazelnut Chocolate Spread. Add a whole banana, roll up and slice.

Apple & raisin

RECIPES: GREGOR MCMASTER. PHOTOGRAPHS: RIA OSBORNE. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN

Peel, core and thinly slice eating apples (Cox’s or Granny Smith). Cook until tender in a pan with a splash of apple juice, a handful of raisins, a spoonful of brown sugar and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Stir often until the apples are tender and most of the juice has evaporated. Put on pancakes and roll up.

Strawberry & orange Gently heat some strawberry preserve or jam with a splash of orange juice and stir to combine. Add quartered or sliced, trimmed fresh or canned strawberries and heat gently until just hot. Put on pancakes and roll up.

Leek & goat’s cheese Cook some finely chopped leek (white part only) in a covered pan with a knob of butter until really soft. Season and put a spoonful on each pancake. Add a little crumbled goat’s cheese and roll up.

Spinach & ricotta Stir-fry baby leaf spinach in a nonstick pan until wilted. Season well, remove from the heat and stir in some ricotta and grated Parmesan or mature Cheddar. Put on pancakes and roll up.

Chicken & bacon Roughly chop some bacon and fry in a nonstick pan until starting to crisp. Add chopped fresh thyme, diced, cooked chicken and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in a dollop of reduced-fat crème fraîche and season well. Put on pancakes and roll up.

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Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make

Peanut houmous Your kids will love making their own peanut houmous to share with friends. It makes a delicious dip with raw veg or pittas

SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 62p

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KIDS’ COOKING FOOD

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CHILDREN SHOULD BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT WHEN PREPARING FOOD. RECIPE: GREGOR MCMASTER. PHOTOGRAPHS: TERRY BENSON, SAM STOWELL. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN

1 garlic clove 400g can chickpeas, drained 2tbsp lemon juice 2tbsp peanut butter 1tbsp olive oil 1 red and 1 yellow pepper 1 carrot 2 wholemeal pittas 2 level tsp sesame seeds ½ level tsp paprika Cut the end off the garlic, then peel and finely chop the clove. Put in a bowl with the chickpeas, lemon juice, peanut butter and oil. With adult supervision, use a handheld blender to blitz the ingredients together. Halve and deseed the peppers and cut into thick slices. Cut the top and bottom off the carrot, then peel and slice into thick sticks. Put the pitta breads on a baking sheet and sprinkle a little water over them. Ask an adult to toast the pittas under the grill until puffed up. Slice when cool. Put the houmous in a bowl and sprinkle on the sesame seeds and paprika. Serve with the peppers, carrots and pittas. The houmous will keep in the fridge, covered, for 2-3 days.

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264 7.5g 11.1g 15% 9% 16%

1.7g 9%

SALT

0.8g 20%

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING FOR 5 TO 10 YEAR OLDS

Houmous is traditionally made with tahini, but we’ve used peanut butter in ours for a tasty twist!

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A taste of things to come

From winter warmers to indulgent desserts, these tasty new dishes from are ready and on the table in minutes

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Traditional chilli Warming and satisfying, this tasty chilli con carne made with mince and kidney beans is perfect for cold evenings. It comes with rice and contains less than 400 calories. REDUCED CALORIE*

CHILLI CON CARNE WITH RICE & BEANS RICH , WAR MING CHILLI BURSTING WITH RED KIDNEY BEANS AND FLUFF Y RICE WITH A HANDFUL OF MEXICAN BEANS

SERVES 1

400g

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♦ Asda Chosen by you ‘Less Than’ 400 Calories: Chilli Con Carne with Rice and Beans, £1.85 (400g; 46.3p/100g) until 18 February, then £2.25


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♦ Asda Chosen by you Basil Pesto, £1.45 (130g; £1.11/100g) or 2 for £2

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Once you’ve got Carte D’Or, you’ve got dessert


VALENTINE’S DAY FLOWERS Simply Roses, £19. GUARANTEED FOR 7 DAYS

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From the heart Let love blossom this Valentine’s Day with beautiful blooms to suit all budgets – available in store or online

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Rose gift bags, £5 each

True Romance bouquet, £10 GUARANTEED FOR 5 DAYS

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Valentine’s bouquet, £5

Extra Special Traditional Rose and Lily, £15 GUARANTEED FOR 5 DAYS

Flowering Zinc, £3.50 each, pots included

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ÔA dozen pink roses can be just as romantic as traditional red onesÕ

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Ways to say

I love you Struggling to find the time or money to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Try one of these small tokens of afection Showing your loved one that you care doesn’t have to involve pricey gifts or fancy dinners. There are many ways to express your affection without blowing your budget. We’ve got four simple and sweet sentiments that your partner will appreciate. And don’t just limit these romantic gestures to Valentine’s Day – include them into your everyday life, too! Transform your normal

breakfast or cuppa with one of our Be My Valentine or I Love You mugs, £1 each, and Mine and Yours egg cups, £5 for 2-pack. And if you’re grabbing a quick piece of toast, imprint the bread with an I Love You Toast Stamp, £1, before popping it in the toaster. Turn the page for three more simple solutions to make your Valentine’s extra special…


VALENTINE’S DAY

LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO SAY ‘I LOVE YOU’? LOVE NOTES Sneak a little note into their lunch box or handbag using our Heart-Shaped Notelets, £1. It’s guaranteed to make them smile. MAGNETIC WORDS Leave your loved one a fun message on the kitchen fridge with our Magnetic Love Poetry magnets, £1. There are plenty of words and phrases to choose from, so get creative.

PHOTOGRAPHS: CLAIRE RICHARDSON. STYLING: TONY HUTCHINSON. FOOD STYLING: GREGOR MCMASTER

ROMANTIC BATH If it’s all been too much, run them a bath filled with rose petals, £1 – perfect after a hard day’s work. And create a romantic mood with LOVE candles, £2, heart and rose tealights, from £1 for 6-pack and wax-filled glass candles, £2 each. After all, you can never have too many candles!

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With love

Stuck for a Valentine gift idea? You’ll find plenty of inspiration in the Bakery department

WORDS BY: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPH: TERRY BENSON. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: DENISE SMART

There’s a great range of sweet treats at Asda this Valentine’s, so you can spoil your loved one without breaking the bank. The yummy Leave A Love Note Biscuit lets you personalise a message with icing, while the Sweet Heart biscuits and cute His and Hers Cupcakes are made for sharing.

‘Our Leave A Love Note Biscuit (left) comes with icing for you to add your own special message’ Or spell it out for them with the ready-iced L.O.V.E Biscuits (below). It couldn’t be easier to show them how much you care.

♦ ABOVE: Asda Leave A Love Note Biscuit, £2; Asda Sweet Hearts, £1 for 2-pack; Asda His & Her Cupcakes, £1 for 2-pack; Asda L.O.V.E Biscuits, £1 for 4-pack


VALENTINE’S DAY FOOD

Meal for two No need to book a restaurant – celebrate Valentine’s Day with an intimate, candlelit three-course meal for two at home

Prawns with ginger & lime A simple yet impressive starter to get the evening off to a good start 240g pack Asda Frozen Raw King Prawns, defrosted 1tbsp groundnut oil or sunflower oil 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced 2cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and cut into slivers ½ lime zest, grated

3-4tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed 2 lime wedges, to garnish Crusty bread, to serve Drain any liquid from the defrosted prawns and pat them dry with kitchen paper.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the garlic and ginger over a low heat for 30 seconds until just cooked – don’t let the garlic brown. Add the prawns and stir-fry for 1 minute over a medium heat until they start to turn pink.

Add the lime zest and juice and cook until the prawns are completely pink. Garnish with lime wedges and serve with crusty bread. CALORIES

146 7%

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0.3g <1%

6.2g 9%

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FAT

LOW

HIGH

0.8g 4%

2.4g 40%

SAT FAT

SALT

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

SERVES 2 READY IN 10 MINS PLUS DEFROSTING PRICE PER SERVING £1.74

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Masterclass

Butternut squash ravioli This is a simple but impressive Italian home-made main dish

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VALENTINE’S DAY FOOD Glynis McGuinness Food Editor

Don’t be afraid to try making this pasta at home – it’s easier than you may think and you don’t need a special machine to create it. After all, Italian cooks have been making it at home for centuries. And once you’ve mastered the recipe, why not experiment with different fillings, shapes and sizes? Have fun with it!

Filling 15g butter 150g butternut squash, (weighed without seeds and skin), cut in 1cm cubes 1 sage leaf 2 cardamom pods, squashed 100g ricotta

Pasta

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200g strong plain flour 2 large eggs 1tbsp olive oil

RECIPE: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPH: KATE WHITAKER. STYLING: RACHEL JUKES. FOOD STYLING: GREGOR MCMASTER

Sauce 25g unsalted butter 15g pine nuts 3-4 sage leaves, shredded or 8 small whole leaves 15g Parmesan, shaved

Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Grease a square of foil with butter and put the squash, sage and cardamom pods in the centre. Season lightly. Seal the edges to form a parcel, leaving room for air to circulate. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Tip into a bowl and leave to cool. Discard the cardamom and sage. Add the ricotta, then mash together.

2 Sift the flour into a bowl, make a hole in the centre and drop in the eggs and oil. Mix the eggs and oil together with your fingers, then gradually work in the flour until evenly mixed to a stiff dough. Lightly flour a work surface and knead the dough for 10 minutes until it’s really smooth and a bit stretchy. Wrap in clingfilm and leave in a cool place for 1 hour.

Serve with mixed salad or steamed broccoli CALORIES

821 41%

LOW

HIGH

LOW

6g 43.9g 18.9g 7% 63% 95%

0.7g 12%

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HIGH FAT

SAT FAT

SALT

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Glynis’ tip ● Gently does it

when making the sauce for the ravioli, because the butter and pine nuts tend to burn easily. ● Take your time

with the recipe, allowing the pasta dough to rest and the finished ravioli parcels to dry.

3 Cut the dough in two. Wrap one half in clingfilm and place the other on a lightly floured surface. Roll out a 18cm x 24cm rectangle to the thickness of a penny and cut out 12 x 6cm squares. Put the squash in a piping bag with a large nozzle and pipe onto the centre of each square. Roll out the remaining dough and cut into 12 squares. Brush the edges of the topped squares with water.

4 Place an unbrushed square over the squash, then pinch the edges and seal all around to make parcels. Place on a wire rack and leave for 20-30 minutes to dry. Boil a pan of salted water, add the pasta and simmer for 3-4 minutes. For the sauce, put the butter, nuts and sage in a pan and heat gently. Cook over a low heat until the nuts start to brown. Pour over the ravioli. Serve with Parmesan and pepper. FEBRUARY 2013 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 59


FOOD VALENTINE’S DAY

Tempt your partner with this indulgent chocolate and cream dessert 25g Asda Plain Flour ½ level tsp baking powder 1 level tbsp cocoa powder 25g ground almonds 50g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 1tbsp cold strong black coffee 50g butter, cut into cubes 1 large free-range egg, separated 50g caster sugar Cream and berries, to serve Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease the inside of two

ramekins, then line the bases with baking paper. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Stir in the almonds and set aside. Break the chocolate into squares and put it in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until the chocolate has melted – make sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water or the chocolate will overheat. Remove the bowl from the pan and add the coffee and butter, but don’t stir. Whisk the egg white until it forms stiff, glossy peaks. Add

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the sugar, a teaspoon at a time, whisking until stiff after each addition. Stir the chocolate mixture until smooth, then stir in the egg yolk. Gently fold in the egg white and sugar and the flour mixture. Turn into the ramekins and bake for 25 minutes. Leave in the dishes to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out and cool completely before serving with cream and berries. CALORIES

620 31%

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HIGH

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37g 41%

42.1g 60%

22.3g 112%

0.6g 10%

SUGAR

FAT

SAT FAT

SALT

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

SERVES 6 READY IN 50 MINS PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 56p

RECIPE: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPH: RIA OSBORNE/ PHILIP WEBB. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO/ POLLY WEBB-WILSON. FOOD STYLING: DENISE SMART/ EMMA MARSDEN

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Heart biscuits These cute biscuits are super easy to ice and great for sharing with loved ones or your family 115g butter 55g caster sugar Few drops of vanilla extract 150g plain flour 25g cornflour 250g Royal Icing Sugar Food colouring, to decorate Mix the butter, caster sugar and vanilla extract until just evenly mixed. Stir in the flour and cornflour. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for about 30 minutes. Roll out to the thickness of a £1 coin and cut out different sizes of heart shapes with cutters – 6cm, 5cm and 4cm wide at the widest point. Bake at 180C/160C Fan/ Gas 4 for 10 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Make the icing sugar with 4tbsp water. Divide into small bowls to add pink and red food colouring before decorating the biscuits. Serve with chocolate dip, below. CALORIES

94 5%

HIGH

HIGH

HIGH

MED

7.1g 8%

4.4g 6%

2.7g 14%

0.1g 2%

SUGAR

FAT

SAT FAT

SALT

MAKES 22 BISCUITS READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER BISCUIT 6p

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

SERVES 2 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 50p

Chocolate fondue Fun and quick to make, this is a party favourite for dipping. Serve leftovers the next day with a fresh fruit platter 50g Asda Plain Chocolate, 60% cocoa (red wrapper) 3tbsp double cream 1tsp Tia Maria or Cointreau 4 heart biscuits, to serve

Break the chocolate into squares and put in a bowl with the cream and liqueur. Stand the bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the base doesn’t touch

the water, and heat until the chocolate melts, stirring often. Serve with the heart biscuits. CALORIES

247 12%

HIGH

HIGH

HIGH

LOW

15.8g 18%

19.1g 27%

11.7g 59%

0g <1%

SUGAR

FAT

SAT FAT

SALT

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Extra Special Valentine’s meal deal We’ve created the perfect Valentine’s menu in partnership with Leiths School of Food and Wine. Choose from a great range of delicious meals

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Our meal deal includes your choice of a main dish to share, two sides and a dessert. The offer is available 11-15 February. And for the perfect tipple to enjoy with your meal, pick up a bottle of Extra Special wine for just £5 – see the range in store. MAIN AND TWO SIDES: Extra Special Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks in Redcurrant & Port Sauce, £6 (740g; 81.1p/100g) with Mustard Mash, £2 (430g; 46.5p/100g) and Green Vegetable Medley, £2 (170g; £1.17/100g)


VALENTINE’S DAY FOOD 1 x MAIN DISH

Extra Special ValentineÕs Day Menu Choose one Extra Special main to share: Rump Steak ♦ Pork Belly with Soy and Mirin ♦ Slow-Cooked Seafood Paella ♦ Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks ♦ Beef in Red Wine with Herb Dumplings ♦ Slow-Cooked Beef with Garlic Roasted Mushrooms ♦ Beef Bourguignon ♦ Salmon en Croute ♦ Hearty Chicken Casserole ♦

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2 x SIDES

Choose two Extra Special sides: Creamy Mash ♦ Carrot & Butternut Squash ♦ Goose Fat Potatoes with Thyme ♦ Mustard Mash ♦ Boulangère Potatoes ♦ Green Vegetable Medley ♦ Chunky Chips ♦ Artisan Parmesan & Garlic Mini Malted Baguettes ♦

Choose one Extra Special dessert to share: Berry Panna Cottas ♦ Caramel Cheesecake Slices ♦ Heavenly Moments Heart Dessert ♦ Raspberry Temptations Heart Dessert ♦

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DESSERT: Extra Special Heavenly Moments and Raspberry Temptations Heart Desserts

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Freshly made Mix and match any 2 of our delicious fresh pasta and sauces for £2. They make a super-quick, quality supper

WORDS BY: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPH: RIA OSBORNE. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: DENISE SMART

TOMATO & MOZZARELLA GNOCCHI Comfort food, the Italian way! These scrumptious potato dumplings have a tasty filling – perfect with our rich Mediterranean-style Chargrilled Vegetable Sauce and fresh basil.

SPINACH & RICOTTA TORTELLONI Dinner in a flash! It takes just 5 minutes to cook our fresh egg pasta filled with ricotta and spinach. Add a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkling of Parmesan and supper is served.

♦ Asda Chosen by you: Tomato & Mozzarella Gnocchi, £1.78 (350g; 50.9p/100g); Chargrilled Vegetable Sauce, £1.20 (350g; 34.3p/100g); or both for £2

♦ Asda Chosen by you Spinach & Ricotta Tortelloni, £1.38 (300g; 46p/100g); or mix and match for £2

CHICKEN IN TOMATO & MASCARPONE SAUCE Give your midweek chicken a boost by baking it in our creamy tomato and mascarpone pasta sauce with a hint of garlic and fragrant basil. Delicious served with ribbons of fresh tagliatelle.

♦ Asda Chosen by you Tomato & Mascarpone Sauce, £1.20 (350g; 34.3p/100g); or mix and match for £2


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It’s easy to show you care with great-value cards and gifts. Wherever you see these icons the products are available online and in store

To The One I Love card, £3; heart frame, £1; Happy Valentine’s Day card, £4; candle, £2

Magnetic Teddy Key Ring, £3.50

Valentine… I Love You, £4

Love My Girlfriend, £3

To My Darling Husband, £4

My Gorgeous Wife, £3

Mr Lover Lover, £1


This can be engraved with a personal message. Personalised heart trinket box, £12, ASDA.com/gifts

Great for listening to favourite love songs on the go. iPod shuffle, £37

A fresh, modern fragrance with vibrant notes of traditional flowers. Flower by Kenzo eau de toilette, £25

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Treat your special someone to an Asda Gift Experience – there are loads to choose from at ASDA.com/gifts. Afternoon Tea for Two*, £35

A sure way to kissable lips. Be Mine Lip Balm Trio, £3

Print your fave photos onto mugs, T-shirts, keyrings and more, with Asda Photo Shop. Mug, £5, from stores with a Photocentre and online at ASDA.com/photo

*EXPERIENCE MAY DIFFER FROM PHOTOGRAPH SHOWN. PHOTOGRAPHS: ALAMY, CLAIRE RICHARDSON. STYLING: TONY HUTCHINSON

A voucher for your loved one to create a canvas online using their favourite photo. Asda Photo Canvas Gift Box, £25


VALENTINE’S VALENTINE S DAY GIFTS

Shake things up on Valentine’s Day with this cute ornament. Snow globe, £1

Because the way to his heart is through the stomach. Apron, £8 AVAILABLE FROM 3-17 FEBRUARY, IN SELECTED STORES ONLY

Don’t forget about your single friends – give them a gift, too! Get the Guy, £6

Shower them with love with a bath and body set. Be Mine gift box, £5

She’ll love this pretty poppy-print nightwear. i ht All-in-one All i nightwear, i ht 8 8-22, 22 £8 AVAILABLE FROM 28 JANUARY TO 18 FEBRUARY

So he’s even more irresistible. Boss by Hugo Boss, £28

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Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick, £4.98

Ruby Tuesday Max Factor Colour Elixir, £7.98

Desire

Red alert

With a bit of confidence and know-how, it's easy to wear an on-trend red pout this season

George Moisturising Lipstick, £3.50

Neon Red

Maybelline New York, £7.12

When it comes to lipstick shades, there’s nothing more timeless, versatile and evocative of glamour than a slick of red. Many of us shy away from this on-trend colour, but there is a red lipstick out there to suit everyone. Just follow these tips on finding the right one and how to apply it…

Holly Willoughby

YOUR PERFECT RED

Liar

George Moisturising Lipstick, £3.50

Mulberry

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick, £7.98

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The key is to select a shade that works with your skin tone and hair colour. Those with fair skin and blonde to brown hair, like presenter Holly Willoughby, should go for blue-based reds, such as cranberry. We like Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 01, £4.98 (4g) and Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Ruby Tuesday, £7.98 (4g). If, like The X Factor’s Tulisa, you have a medium skin tone with mid-brown hair, go for cool reds, like raspberry. Try George Moisturising Lipstick in Desire, £3.50 (3.5g). People with olive skin and dark hair, like reality TV star Kim Kardashian, should

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Instead opt for creamy or sheer formulas, which create the illusion of fuller lips.

PREP YOUR POUT Avoid a patchy finish by buffing away flakiness with a dry toothbrush. Then pat on a conditioning lip balm. We like the vitamin E-infused Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Lip Balm, £1.50 (4g).

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Tulisa stick to orange-based reds, such as tomato or deep burgundy. We recommend Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivids in Neon Red, £7.12 (24g) or George Moisturising Lipstick in Liar, £3.50 (3.5g). Dark skin, like singer Kelly Rowland’s, can rock warm brick reds to deep berry hues. Try Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Mulberry £7.98 (24g).

THE RIGHT FINISH From sheer, matte and gloss to stainer – lipsticks can give very different results. Sophisticated matte textures give a velvety finish, which is great for the evening, while glosses and stainers flatter younger skins and glaze the

Kelly Rowland

APPLY LIKE A PRO

lips with a hint of colour that’s ideal for daytime. For a high-shine finish, go for George Get Glossy Lip Gloss in Cheeky Chops, £3.50 (5ml). For a stained look, try Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Transferproof Lip Tint in Carry On Cherry, £4.98 (3g). Consider your age, too. If your lips have begun to lose their plumpness a bright shade can make them seem thinner.

Using a lip liner is not essential, but if you have fine lines around your mouth, it will help prevent feathering. Use a liner that matches your lip colour. We like George Lipliner in H Red, £2.75. There are no rules when it comes to application. Start at the centre of the mouth and work outwards. Use your fingers for a subtle effect, a brush for a precise finish or straight from the tube for a bold result.

‘Make it last – first apply lip liner all over. This acts as an anchor for your lipstick’

Kim Kardashian

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MAKE-UP TO COMPLEMENT YOUR RED LIPS ● Statement lips look

best against a luminous complexion. Use a lightweight foundation only where needed and add a touch of highlighter on the cheekbones to make the skin glow. ● Striking red lips will draw attention to your face, so keep make-up minimal – a swirl of rosy-hued blusher and a stroke of mascara is all you’ll need. ● To add a touch of drama on a night out, apply a sweep of black liquid liner to the upper lash line. ● If you can’t do without eyeshadow, avoid dark colours as these can look garish with a bold pout. Stick to neutral, earthy tones for the perfect balance.

5 TEETH BRIGHTENERS Perfect your lips and smile with these teeth-brightening faves ● Colgate Max White Crystal Mint White, £3 (100ml), helps to restore the natural whiteness of your teeth. ● Try Pearl Drops Hollywood Smile, £2 (20ml), for four shades whiter teeth in just three weeks. ● Oral B 3D White Enamel Protect Toothpaste, £2 (75ml), whitens with a gentle foaming formula. ● Brush your teeth with an Oral B Vitality power toothbrush, £20, for a deep clean and maximum sparkle.


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NUTRITION HEALTH

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A pinch of salt is all we need in our everyday diet, but the majority of us consume much more, which can be damaging to our health. Read on to find out where it’s hidden and how you can reduce your intake Every day, 26 million people in the UK eat too much salt*. ThatÕs almost half of the population. Even if you donÕt usually add salt to your meals, you may consume more than you realise, especially as 75 per cent of the salt we eat is in manufactured foods, such as bread, ready meals and breakfast cereals. See our panel, right, for some of the worst offenders. WHY WE NEED SALT Also known as sodium chloride, salt is an essential part of our diet. ItÕs made up of 40 per cent sodium and 60 per cent chloride. Sodium helps to aid important functions such as muscle contraction, while chloride helps with digestion and

aids cell and tissue function. So itÕs important to consume some salt every day Ð but not too much. THE EFFECTS OF TOO MUCH SALT A diet thatÕs high in salt can lead to raised blood pressure (also called hypertension), which around one third of adults in the UK have. High blood pressure often has no symptoms and many people can have it for years without realising it. If you have high blood pressure, youÕre more likely to have a stroke or develop heart disease, and it can also lead to heart failure. Cutting down on salt will help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing heart problems.

Top salty foodss

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Cheese Breakfast cereals Processed meat, ssuch uch uc h as ham and bacon Stock cubes, sauces and gravy granules Bread and bread products Salted nuts and potato and corn snacks

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HEALTH NUTRITION

Easy food swaps FOR Unsalted nuts, seeds, fresh fruit, carrot sticks

Bacon, ham, sausage and hard cheese-based pizzas, pastas and sandwiches

Tomato, mozzarella, chicken, egg and salads or vegetablebased versions

Processed food, such as ready meals

Low-salt varieties or cooking from scratch

Egg fried rice and pilau rice

The plain, boiled variety – this is lower in fat as well as salt

HOW MUCH SALT SHOULD WE EAT? Adults are advised to consume no more than 6g of salt per day – this is around one full teaspoon. According to Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), the nation’s current average salt intake is around 8.6g per day – 2.6g above healthy recommendations. For babies and children, the recommended maximum daily salt intakes for salt are shown in the table below. CUTTING BACK ON SALT Reducing your salt intake is much easier than you may think. Many people worry that food with less salt will taste bland, but this is a myth. After around three

Recommended daily amounts for children

0-6 months 6-12 months 1-3 years 4-6 years 7-10 years 11 years and above

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Children require very little salt. Babies only need very small amounts as their kidneys are not yet developed enough to cope with added salt. It shouldn’t be put into food that’s cooked for your baby – this includes during weaning.

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HELP AT HAND You can get professional, friendly advice on all health matters and have a free blood pressure check at any Asda Pharmacy. Log on to ASDA.com for further details. weeks of eating less salt, your taste buds become more sensitive and adapt. This means you’ll get the same flavour from the foods you love, but with less salt. Add flavour to food using herbs, spices, wine, vinegar, garlic, onion, lemon or lime juice. You can also reduce your salt intake by cutting back on processed foods, such as ready meals, as these often contain high amounts of salt. HOW FOOD LABELS CAN HELP The traffic light system on Asda packaging makes it easier for you to make informed, healthy choices. A product is low in salt if it has 0.3g per 100g or less; a product is high in salt if it has more than 1.5g per 100g.

LOVE YOUR HEART February is National Heart Month, so what better time to think about your heart health? It’s estimated that if the UK population reduced their salt intake to 6g a day, as many as 17,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be prevented each year. Get behind the British h Heart Foundation’s Rock Up in Red Day on 1 February to raise awareness and funds to help fight heart disease. Visit bhf.org.uk k for details details.

ASDA’S COMMITMENT ‘As part of our dedication to reduce the levels of salt in our food, we’ve reviewed the nutrition labels on all of our products and will continue to work with our product development and technical teams to lower the amount of salt, without affecting the quality of our food. We’re also supporting a joint food industry project to investigate ways to reduce salt concentration in foods.’ Hayley Marson, Asda nutritionist

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All the latest fashion and style news for February from the team at George. Happy shopping!

George Brand Director Fiona Lambert says: ‘I’ll be investing in this season’s

favourite khaki parka to wear for work and the weekend. With key field-jacket detailing but without overdoing the combat look, this is a jacket that will work with your jeans but equally well over a dress when there’s a nip in the air.’ Sizes 8-24, £28

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow (above) knows the value of a parka for the school run. It’s a hot catwalk look too as a Spring/ Summer cover up.

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ANIMAL CRACKERS Cute motifs of all kinds, from dogs, cats and owls to flowers and nautical themes, are a must-have adornment on this season’s statement sweaters. Wear with super-skinny jeans and loafers to complete the preppy look.

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TIPS FROM THE TOP From 14 February, you can read our exclusive online interview as we chat with fashion legend Barbara Hulanicki (above) about her exciting new collection for George, in store from the 4 February. Go to George.com/

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This month we love cute motif sweaters, Oriental prints and look at Barbara HulanickiÕs new range EASTERN PROMISE Add a touch of Oriental magic to your spring wardrobe with a stylish dress in an Eastern-inspired multi-coloured print.

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Lip-print bra*, 32-36 A-DD, 38 B-DD, £8, code 4058711; 34 E-G, 36-38 D-G, 40-42 C-G, £8, code 4058712;

matching thong*, 8-24, £4, code 4058713; stockings**, S/M, M/L, £3.50

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‘You’ll look gorgeous and feel fabulous in floral prints, lace and classic red’

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MONOCHROME STEAL HER STYLE TV presenter and Queen of Cool, Alexa Chung (left), nails the monochrome trend by teaming this season’s black high-waisted shorts with a cute blouse. Get her look with a pair of our shorts. A perfect midseason buy, wear them with opaque tights and boots until the weather warms up.

Black and white is always a winning combination if you want to look effortlessly chic

Monochrome is a hot look from the catwalk Below: dress, 8-20, £16, code 4198323 AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM 6 FEBRUARY

High-waisted shorts, 8-20, £12, code 4175086 AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY

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Mad about books Encourage children to read with a little help from Asda and World Book Day

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Reading is one of life’s great pleasures. Do you remember the excitement you felt when you first read a fantastic story? Or the look of pure enjoyment on your child’s face when reading their favourite book? World Book Day on 7 March is celebrated in more than 100 countries and aims to get children of all ages reading and discovering new stories and authors. One of the best ways to encourage kids to read is to make it part of family life – why not spend five minutes reading together before bed or on a weekend afternoon? At Asda you’ll find loads of books in store. Little ones will enjoy snuggling up and sharing short bedtime reads – we love

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My Treasury of Farmyard Tales, Bedtime Stories and Stories for Boys, £3 each. Older kids will be enchanted by traditional tales – try a collection of stories, such as My Treasury of Fairytales, £3, or see in store and online at ASDA.com/direct for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books. And those little princesses will simply adore

Princess Stories, the classic Sleeping Beauty and The Disney Princess Storybook Collection, all £3 each. Thanks to World Book Day, all schools are giving out £1 book tokens to schoolchildren, which they can put towards a book in participating stores. See worldbookday.com for more details.


ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL FUN FANCY DRESS Help celebrate World Book Day with George’s fantastic range of children’s character costumes. Kids love dressing up, but not all of us have time to make outfits from scratch. Now, thanks to George, you can simply pop into store or buy outfits online at George.com from as little as £10 (available from 11 February). Here are just a few of the outfits based on characters from popular stories such as Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. There’s more choice in store and online, including Spider-Man and Disney faves Princess Tiana and Sleeping Beauty.

Clockwise from top: Knight, 3-10yrs, £10, code 4105789; Red Riding Hood, 3-10yrs, £10, code 4107466; Harry Potter, 3-10yrs, £12.50, code 4083597; Alice in Wonderland, 3-10yrs, £12.50, code 4083600

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Little angels Treat baby to comfort and quality with our award-winning Little Angels range – quality nappies at great prices Every mum wants the best for her baby, and that starts with comfortable, quality nappies. Our Little Angels range delivers all of this, and is tested for best comfort, fit and dryness. If a Little Angels nappy doesnt pass our tests with flying colours, then it’s back to the drawing board. The result is a range of great-quality nappies that contain all the features you’d expect from a leading brand, such as soft flexible sides, double elasticated cuffs and a super soft lining, but at a great price. But you don’t have to take our word for it, Little Angels New Arrivals nappies recently won gold at the 2012 Mother & Baby awards, the baby industry’s equivalent of the Oscars! There’s a Little Angels nappy for every stage – from newborns to juniors – and a choice of Comfort Dry or Action Fit to suit your little one’s needs. And the good news is that they’re fantastic value, with economy packs at just £5.97 or 2 for £10.

What’s more, Asda will be donating £100,000 to baby charity Tommy’s through packs sold in 2013. Tommy’s aim is to save babies’ lives by funding research and providing information on the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth. Together, we’ll be able to help Tommy’s continue this vital research which will support thousands of families every year. Join Asda’s Baby and Toddler Club at ASDA.com/babyclub to receive news of great offers and competitions. Tommy’s; registered charity no: 1060508 and SC039280

Paul Gillow, Head of the Asda Baby team said of Asda’s recent success at the 2012 Mother & Baby Awards: ‘Mums truly believe in the quality of our nappies, and that’s a really fantastic achievement.’


The baby business is highly competitive, so we’re more than a little proud that our Little Angels nappies have won gold. They’ve received the coveted gongs for Disposable Nappy or Nappy Brand at the Mother & Baby awards and Disposable Trainer Pant at the Practical Parenting & Pregancy awards. Winners at these prestigious annual awards are recognised as the benchmark for excellence – you can expect exceptional performance and value for money, with products tried, tested and approved by the people who really matter – you and your baby.

10 Comfort Dry The perfect fit for day and night, with a super-soft, superabsorbent core. Action Fit Especially for active tots, with soft and stretchy double elasticated leg cuffs to help prevent leaks.

Above: ♦ Asda Little Angels Comfort Dry Junior, £5.97 for 40-pack or 2 for £10; ♦ Asda Little Angels Action Fit Midi, £5.97 for 50-pack or 2 for £10; Left: ♦ Asda Little Angels New Arrival New Born, £3.19 for 44-pack; ♦ Asda Little Angels First Pants Maxi, £3.55 for 22-pack or 3 for £10

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THIS MONTH ENTERTAINMENT

Films, music, books

– and much more! We’ve got something for everyone, in store and online

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CINEMA I GIVE IT A YEAR (15, TBC)

The perfect Valentine’s romcom. Starring Rose Byrne (below) as high-flyer Nat, and Rafe Spall (also below) as struggling writer Josh, I Give it a Year takes a hilarious look at the ups and downs of a couple in their first year of marriage. Despite a dream wedding, their personalities are so different that friends and family don’t think they’ll last the year. Will they be right? In cinemas 8 February.

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DVD HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG)

With Dracula’s daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), about to turn 118, it’s time to celebrate big time. Her dad (Adam Sandler) invites all his best friends to Hotel Transylvania, where humans are banned. It’s sure to be a monster bash with Mr and Mrs Frankenstein, the Mummy and Werewolf family on the guest list, but things start to go wrong when an unsuspecting human wanders into the party – and promptly falls in love with Mavis! In store 4 February.

CD UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS

This eagerly awaited second studio album includes chart-topping Locked out of Heaven and latest single Moonshine. With his easy style and soulful sound, Bruno has universal appeal, and with producers Jeff Bhasker, Diplo and Mark Ronson on board, he’s sure to have another hit on his hands.

DVD MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (PG)

When Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria set off to rescue the penguins and King Julien in Monte Carlo, they join a travelling circus to escape the evil clutches of animal control officer Captain Dubois, who’s after a lion’s head for her wall. Expect hilarious antics aplenty, plus lots of new characters to enjoy. In store 11 February. FEBRUARY 2013 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 93


CINEMA HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (12A)

It’s June 1939, and with the threat of war growing in Europe, George VI and Queen Elizabeth are making the first official visit by a British monarch to New York to spend the weekend with President Roosevelt (Bill Murray, left). While the royal couple tries to drum up support from the Americans, Roosevelt’s budding romance with distant cousin Margaret Suckley (Laura Linney, left) starts to take off, right under the nose of the first lady. This humorous period drama is a must-see for fans of The King’s Speech. In cinemas 1 February.

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BOOKS KIDS

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: CABIN FEVER BY JEFF KINNEY, £3.85 (PUFFIN)

THRILLER

THE BROKEN MAN BY JOSEPHINE COX, £7 (HARPERCOLLINS)

Greg’s in big trouble! When some school property is damaged, Greg gets the blame and he’s desperate to clear his name. But when he’s trapped indoors with his family after a blizzard, he thinks that’s probably punishment enough for any crime he may – or may not – have committed!

Twelve-year-old Adam Carter is an only child with no friends, no confidence and a bully for a father. With the whole family living in fear, Adam’s only support is from Jake, the school bus driver. But when Jake accompanies Adam home, things take a tragic and dramatic turn that will change Adam’s life forever.

OLDER TEENAGERS

FAMILY DRAMA

Teenager Hazel has terminal cancer. When she meets Augustus at a support group for kids like them, things start to look different. He teaches her that the disease doesn’t have to end their hopes and dreams – it’s about being alive and being in love.

Army major Dan Riley has just finished a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He can’t wait to be reunited with his wife, Alexa, and their daughters. But while Dan struggles to adjust to life at home, Alexa is frustrated with being just a wife and mum, and their marriage suffers.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS BY JOHN GREEN, £3.85 (PENGUIN)

THE SOLDIER’S WIFE BY JOANNA TROLLOPE, £3.85 (TRANSWORLD)

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GAME CRYSIS 3 (16) Take on the role of Prophet, the Nanosuit soldier, as he returns to New York in the year 2047, only to discover that it’s been encased in a nanodome and grown into a unique rainforest with seven distinct environments. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics to hunt both human and alien enemies, and uncover the truth behind the death of your squad while re-establishing the power of human. Released 22 February or pre-order now at ASDA.com/direct.


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UP FOR GRABS We’ve got lots of fantastic giveaways this month. Turn over for more prizes and entry details

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We’ve got lots of fantastic giveaways this month. Turn over for more prizes and entry details WIN! A family ticket for four to Walking with Dinosaurs and an overnight stay at Premier Inn Take the family to an unforgettable production of prehistoric life, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular is back in Britain and we’ve got a brilliant prize package to give away to one lucky family, which includes a ticket for four to the show, an overnight stay at a Premier Inn hotel, plus breakfast and pre-theatre dinner. Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 20 life-size dinosaurs. You’ll be blown away as you see them walk, hear them roar and come face-to-face as they fight for survival and supremacy. Ten runners-up will also each win a family ticket to the show at a venue of their choice. Visit premierinn.com for more details or to book. For tour venues and dates, visit dinosaurlive.com.


GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS WIN! A fantastic Sony TV, Blu-ray player and Hotel Transylvania Blu-ray Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters live it up without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula invites some friends over to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. But things don’t go quite to plan when one ordinary guy stumbles across the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. As VIP guests, we’re inviting you to enter this fangtastic giveaway to win this fun family film on Blu-ray and a state-of-the-art Sony TV and Blu-ray player. Hotel Transylvania is out on DVD and Blu-ray on 11 February.

Follow handsome hero Richard Hannay in this blissfully funny comedy thriller. It features four fearless actors who play 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun. Complete with stiff upper lip, British gung-ho and devastatingly beautiful women, The 39 Steps is a must-see! As well as top-price tickets to see the show, two lucky winners will also enjoy two nights of luxury at The Cavendish London hotel, which is perfectly situated for the shops and boutiques of the West End and its theatres. Three runners-up will each win top tickets to the show. For information about the play, visit love39steps.com.

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WIN! A luxury family break in a log cabin with Forest Holidays Get away from it all with a tranquil log cabin break. We’ve teamed up with Forest Holidays to give one lucky reader and their family (up to four people) a four-night stay in a Silver Birch self-catering cabin. With seven sites situated at scenic Forestry Commission forests in England and Scotland, choosing an idyllic location for your holiday is easy. Even if you don’t win this time, you can still enjoy five per cent off bookings with this special reader offer. Visit forestholidays.co.uk and enter code ‘ASDA13’ to receive a discount on breaks taken during 2013. *ENTRY DETAILS Calls cost 50p from BT landlines. Calls from other networks, payphones and mobiles may be higher. Text entries cost 50p plus standard operator rates. For technical issues/help only, call 0845 803 0325. See page 98 for full and specific terms and conditions

THE 39 STEPS AND A STAY AT THE CAVENDISH LONDON Call 0901 151 0086 Text ASDA3 FOREST HOLIDAYS LOG CABIN BREAK Call 0901 151 0087 Text ASDA4 Calls/texts cost 50p each*. The closing date for prize draws is 28 February 2013.

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for the winners’ choice of show venue and evening performance dates as listed, subject to availability. Prize includes a one-night stay for four in a UK Premier Inn close to the respective venue, sharing a family room, subject to availability. The prize also includes breakfast and an evening meal for four to the value of £100. The prize does not include travel, additional costs or spending money. Additional hotel charges are the responsibility of the prize winner. Ten runners-up will receive a family ticket (must include at least one child under 16) for their choice of show venue and evening performance dates as listed, subject to availability. Prize show dates are as follows: 5 April 2013 in Manchester, 11 April 2013 in Birmingham, 18 April 2013 in Glasgow, 25 April 2013 in Newcastle, 2 May 2013 in London (Wembley), 16 May 2013 in Nottingham or 23 May 2013 in Liverpool, subject to availability. Tickets

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are not available for London, The 02 or Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena. Sony TV and Blu-ray player and Hotel Transylvania Blu-ray, page 96 The Sony TV and Blu-ray player prizes may differ from the images shown. The 39 Steps, page 96 Two winners will each win two tickets to The 39 Steps at The Criterion Theatre, London. The prize includes a two-night stay for the winners and their guests, sharing a twin or double room, subject to availability, with breakfast at The Cavendish

George fashion Due to the printing process, items on George pages may look different from original items. Items subject to availability. Faulty products are returnable within one year from date of purchase.**

London. The prize does not include travel, meals or beverages other than stated, expenses or spending money. Three runners-up prizes include two tickets each to The 39 Steps. Winner and runner-up tickets are valid for performances until 31 May 2013, subject to availability. Forest Holidays log cabin break prize, page 96 The prize

Entertainment products Asda offers a 28-day ‘Change Your Mind’ exchange policy on entertainment products (CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, computer games and accessories). This is limited to one exchange per purchase only. Faulty entertainment products are guaranteed for one year from purchase.* Proof of purchase required for all entertainment products. Asda Supermarket Ltd can only accept returns for items purchased at Asda Supermarkets Items purchased at larger Asda Superstores should be returned where originally

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George 100 Day Satisfaction Guarantee If you’re not completely satisfied with your George clothing purchase, return it within 100 days with your proof of purchase for an exchange or refund. t UK mainland only. Excludes franchises. Excludes all accessories (not made from cloth), footwear, jewellery and George bedding. The normal 28-day return policy applies to these exclusions with the exception of bedding, which cannot be returned unless faulty or misdescribed, due to hygiene reasons. Your statutory rights are not affected.

consists of a four-night midweek break for four people with any combination of adults and children, provided that one guest is aged 18 or over. The prize must be taken by 30 June 2013, excluding bank holidays, subject to availability. The prize does not include travel, meals, beverages, expenses, activities or spending money. Forest Holidays special offer, page 96 To benefit from the reader offer, you must enter the promotional code ‘ASDA 13’ when making a booking on the website to ensure that the discount is applied. Reader offer bookings must be made before 28 February 2013. The reader offer is available at all cabin sites and cabin types, excluding bank holidays, and is subject to availability. It applies to new bookings only and is not available retrospectively. The reader offer is available only through the Forest Holidays website. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

*ORDER ONLINE BY 5PM, COLLECT IN-STORE AFTER 5PM THE FOLLOWING DAY. MONDAY TO SATURDAY. SELECTED LINES ONLY. **IF YOU BELIEVE A PRODUCT YOU HAVE PURCHASED HAS AN INHERENT FAULT OR IS MISDESCRIBED AND IS OUTSIDE THE ONE-YEAR GUARANTEE PERIOD, CONTACT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK IN STORE. THE CUSTOMER WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVE AN INHERENT FAULT OCCURRED WITH THE PRODUCT. PROOF OF PURCHASE IS REQUIRED

responsibility is accepted for entries lost, delayed, incompletely


Asda Magazine February 2013  
Asda Magazine February 2013  

February 2013

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