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PROMISES To provide family friendly meals that: Save you time and money ……………… Reduce your food waste by making the most of the pack sizes you’ll fnd in store ……………… Are nutritionally balanced, using everyday ingredients.
We test each recipe at least three times in an ordinary kitchen, to make sure it works for you frst time and every time.
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We love... Crack open award-winning prosecco 14 The way we were Join us on a trip down memory lane as we mark our 200th issue 20 A piece of cake Meet the bakers behind our celebration cakes 23 Masterclass Make our fun piñata cake, plus
enter our Halloween cake design competition Just fabulous Luxurious recipes for special occasions Make ahead Outdoor party ideas Instant feast Short on time? Try our quick recipe ideas Drinks & nibbles Cocktails and party bites
60 Kids’ party Fun, tasty treats 62 Get the look Add these fnishing touches 68 7 ways with jelly New ways with a party classic 70 Game for a laugh Fun games for everyone
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ON THE COVER Pi–ata cake (p23) Photograph: Terry Benson Styling: Tamzin Ferdinando S Food styling: Kim Morphew
68 Food & drink 36 Cooks’ tips Insider hints 39 Spotlight on… Fresh ideas for summer salads 44 Kids’ cooking Simple, yummy sausage rolls 47 Weekday winners Easy family meals
Fashion 79 George style Win a tropical-print dress
Style notebook Lovely lace and maternity wear 82 Dressed for the occasion On-trend outﬁts for summer events 84 24/7 holiday style Easy round-the-clock looks 89 Suitcase solutions Key women's pieces for a stylish getaway 91 Holiday heroes Cool casual looks for men
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I’m so proud to welcome you to our 200th edition of Asda Magazine. As a team, we feel really privileged to produce this lovely little bundle of recipes, lifestyle and fashion articles. And, as the magazine has been going for almost 19 years, we thought it was a good time to get nostalgic. Researching past issues for our feature The Way We Were (p14) gave us lots of laughs. Trends in food, fashion and homes have changed quite a bit since the 1990s, as you’ll see! Every month, we try so hard to get it right, learning what we can about the issues that are important to you and your families, and the challenges you face – and we always appreciate your feedback. By far the best part of my job is opening your letters and emails and seeing what you’ve enjoyed making, or what’s struck a chord. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who’ve written to us over the years. You’ve made us think, giggle and even cry – long may it continue!
This month Baking Special PART 1
…to celebrate our fantastic new Baking Special series, which this month features party cakes – plus a special competition to design a spooky Halloween cake (p26).
…the new shopping list feature on the free Asda app. Whether you’re planning a party or getting your groceries, it’s a great tool to help you stay organised.
HANNAH McDERMOTT Asda Editor
…this delicious, subtly spiced paella that’s won a gold and special judge’s champion award! Chosen by you Chicken & Chorizo Paella, £4 (800g).
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The way we were Our 200th issue gave us the perfect excuse to look back to when Asda Magazine ﬁrst started in 1995, and see how far we’ve come...
‘When we frst launched our magazine, it was mainly about food. It was a chance to showcase the products in store with ideas for simple meals. Over the years, we’ve listened to what readers want, and changed with the times. We’ve always included easy, budget-friendly recipes and fabulous fashion solutions from George, but now you’ll also fnd a variety of lifestyle articles, from tips on parenting, to time-saving apps and how to maintain a healthy heart.’ Hannah McDermott, Asda Editor
FOOD HEA LTH CAMP ING GIVEAW AYS FAS HION
What we ate then and now
When it comes to food, we’ve got more choice than ever before. Which were your favourites?
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FOOD AND DRINKS TO KICK OFF YOUR CEL EBRATIONS.. .
Two very different covers – from 1998 and now – to celebrate the world’s biggest football competition
1995 Pork chops Cider Mushrooms Pop-Tarts Fruit milkshakes Sweet chilli sauce Cheese fondue Mashed potatoes Lamb stew Fresh herbs Potato wafes Dessicated coconut Pop-Tarts
2014 Pulled pork Fruit cider Shitake mushrooms Fruit smoothies Chipotle sauce Baked Camembert Root vegetable mash Lamb tagine Micro herbs Spiced potato wedges Coconut milk Chocolatines
1998 In the 1990s, our pages were bright and brash. Today’s pages look fresh and very modern in comparison 2014
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Asda Magazine launches, ofering customers lots of product and recipe ideas, and inspiration
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Our Smart Price range is born. It’s now Asda’s longest-serving own-food brand Now
The Extra Special range was introduced, focusing on innovative, quality dishes
Taste of the times...
Change on a plate
When it comes to food, society has moved on a lot since the 1990s and its ‘meat and two veg’ meals. Now everyone’s much more healthconscious, and our features have changed to refect that, ofering lots of great ideas for a healthier lifestyle.
Our tastes have altered quite a bit since 1995, says our Food Editor Glynis McGuinness. ‘We’re so much more adventurous now. As people have travelled further aﬁeld, they’ve been inspired by the food they’ve eaten abroad. And celebrity chefs, of course, have been a huge infuence.’ These ingredients were once exciting, but are fairly everyday now...
Cool for kids In 2002, Jamie Oliver started his school dinners campaign and it changed the way we tackled food for kids in our magazine. Since then, we’ve included loads of recipes for healthy lunchboxes, as well as launching our Chosen by kids range in 2013, featuring tasty, healthy products that kids (and parents) love. Food intolerances More and more people are discovering that they’re intolerant to gluten, dairy or wheat, so we now ofer special ‘Free from’ recipes. Plus, every issue includes vegetarian options.
1999 World menu Today we eat a wider variety of foods from across the globe than ever before. So we’ve changed our recipes, too, with lots more Italian, Chinese, Thai and French dishes.
Roast peppers baked with goats’ cheese ‘In the late 1990s, goats’ cheese started getting popular. Before this, it was mainly eaten by gourmets or those who’d been to France on holiday!’
Pasta salad with sun-dried tomatoes ‘Back then, sun-dried tomatoes were an ingredient many readers hadn’t tried before.’
Pork burgers with sweet potato wedges Baked wedges and low-fat mayonnaise make this lighter than a traditional burger and chips SERVES 4 (MAKES 8 BURGERS; 4 TO FREEZE FOR LATER) READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.46
Two meals from one
500g sweet potatoes, cut into wedges 2tbsp olive oil 750g pack Asda ButcherÕs Mince Selection Lean Pork 100g Extra Special Spanish Chorizo Casero, diced 1 large egg, beaten 100g fresh breadcrumbs herbs 1 level tsp mixed dried 70g bag Asda Wild Rocket 6tbsp Asda Extra Light Mayonnaise 4 bread rolls, to serve
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180C/160C 1 Preheat the oven to on a Fan/Gas 4. Put the potatoes 1tbsp of baking tray and toss in in the the oil. Season and cook turning oven for 40-45 minutes, cooked. halfway through, until the 2 Meanwhile, mix together pork, chorizo, egg, breadcrumbs 8 burgers. and herbs. Shape into freeze. Layer 4 with clingﬁlm and burgers with 3 Brush the remaining 8 minutes the rest of the oil. Fry for through. each side until cooked rocket. 4 Roughly chop half the Mix with the mayonnaise. rolls with 5 Put the burgers in the remaining the mayonnaise and wedges. rocket. Serve with potato
CALORIES 1.8g 5.6g 581 10.2g 18.2g 30% 28% 26% 11% 29% AMOUNT PER SERVING BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY
OF YOUR 5 A DAY
Ready in 10 mins!
red of the classic kebab, with This is our lean-meat versiontasty, more crunchy coleslaw for a cabbage that makes PER SERVING £2.29 SERVES 4 READY IN 10
2 x 310g pack Asda ButcherÕs Selection Lamb of fat Leg Steaks, trimmed 2tsp olive oil 4 Asda Pitta Breads 150g red cabbage, shredded grated 100g carrot, coarsely
you 3tbsp Asda Chosen by Fat Free Natural Greek Style Yogurt 1tsp lemon juice Handful of rocket on 1 Brush the lamb steaks a both sides with oil. Heat
pan griddle pan or dry frying 4-5 and cook the lamb for turning minutes on each side, occasionally. Slice diagonally. water 2 Sprinkle the pittas with 2-3 and grill or griddle for a knife. minutes. Cut open with 3 Mix together the red
Thai-style ﬁsh cakes ‘Asian dishes seemed really exciting eight years ago. More people tried making them as ingredients like lemongrass became easier to get hold of.’
Mix the cabbage and carrot. juice. yogurt with the lemon salad 4 Serve the lamb and the in the pitta breads with yogurt dressing and rocket. LOW CALORIES
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In 2013, we introduced our Recipe Promise to let readers know that all our recipes are triple tested. It means they’ll work for you every time!
Chosen by you hits the shelves. All products are tried and tested by customers
Mums and children give the thumbs up to our new Chosen by kids range
The exciting new George Home range from George is launched
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Introducing George... Regular readers will be familiar with our George fashion section, featuring style trends and new seasonal collections, as well as kids’ and men’s fashions. Busy mums tell us they love the convenience of being able to read about the latest looks, then buy them at the same time as doing their food shop.
‘When it was launched 24 years ago, George had a simple purpose – to provide quality and style at great value. Over the years, fashions and trends have evolved but our customers are still looking for the same things.���
How it all started
Asda stores across the UK now sell George, while 800,000 people a week shop online for the range
Fiona Lambert, George Brand Director
The George brand was born in 1990 when former Next founder George Davies launched the range that bears his name. Asda became the frst supermarket to ofer own-brand clothing, with quality fashions at afordable prices. Nowadays, you can buy it both in store and online – and George fashions are sold around the world. Over the years, we’ve worked with a number of (often surprising) big names...
What we used to wear...
Fashion works on a 20-year cycle so some of these may be familiar, no matter how old you are! THEN NOW Bootcut jeans Skinny jeans Maxi dress Sharp tailoring Relaxed tailoring Knee-length skirts Midi/maxi skirts Nylon shell suits Leather sports-luxe separates Bodycon dresses Boxy T-shirt dresses Black Pastels Bootcut jeans Large logos Subtle branding
Designed for you...
George has sponsored Graduate Fashion Week since 2011. Some of the brightest stars have seen their work brought to life in the G21 Talent range – there are currently seven collections with more in the pipeline.
George launches its £3 jeans
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‘All age, same price’ school uniforms for £4 prove a hit with parents
An innovative bodysculpt vest for men makes its debut
A young , but still very cool, Agyness Deyn modelled for Georg e back in 2004
Iconically priced £60 wedding dresses land in stores
THE WAY WE WERE
Back in 2002, the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, were just 15 when they design ed the Americana range for Georg e
Setting up home
In 2006, Mrs Rooney was the face (and body!) of Georg e
2014 Back in 1995, we only ofered a limited homes range in store so our magazine features were few and far between. (This china feature from 1995, above, shows just how much our tastes have changed, too.) Over the years – with fashions in homes now changing almost as much as on the catwalk – we’ve featured them more, mainly ofering inspiration on ways to update KITCHEN STYLE your home with accessories. Fast forward to 2014, when the launch of our George 2014 £8 Home range brought George fashion to homeware to create a stylish range of SUPER CERAMIC PANS accessories, soft furnishings and furniture. The new George Home collection ofers a choice of thousands of products, from lamps, tableware, cushions and bedding, to larger pieces such as sofas and wardrobes. There’s everything you need to furnish your home, and it’s all great value. See for yourself at George.com. And, of course, look out for the now regular homes features every issue.
For 1,000s of home
A few well-chosen accessories can instantly transform any kitchen. And you can be sure that everything you buy at George Home will last. Our oven to tableware is great quality – in bright colours of lime, red, dafodil and mushroom – while our dinnerware is tested by washing it more than 700 times in the dishwasher to make sure it stays looking great for you.
Hanging fsh, £3
Get the seaview look
£4 Potting shed oven gloves
2L dafodil casserole dish
Save Our George Home Towels are amazing value.
Nautical beach huts decoration, £6
Glass tumbler, £4; glass soap dispenser, £4; glass soap dish, £4
They’re 100% cotton and in 24 colours, so there’s something for everyone. Face cloth, £1 for 2-pack; hand towel, £3; bath towel, £4; bath sheet, £6
Spend Our 100% Egyptian Cotton Towels use clever quick-drying technology. In 8 colours, they’re also super-soft. Face cloth, 75p; hand towel, £4; bath towel, £6; bath sheet, £8
Splurge Our 100% Pima Cotton Towels are super luxurious. Made from extra-long
fbre, the silk-like yarn gets fufer every wash. In 3 colours. Face cloth, £1; hand towel, £5; bath towel, £8; bath sheet, £12
Everyday meals or entertaining family or friends, we’ve got dinnerware to suit you...
Our great-quality pans ensure perfect results every time. The easy-care, scratchproof surface needs less oil and fat for healthier cooking, while the forged aluminium ofers better heat distribution. Available in dafodil, turquoise and cream, from £8
Save Brighten up your dinner table with this colourful
dinner set, £10 (mug and teapot not included)
Step into spring with this amazing aqua-rimmed dinner
12-piece dinner set,
All our towels are guaranteed to stay colourfast for up to 50 washes. This is about one year’s use if you wash them once a week, or two years if you alternate with another set. So with George Home you know your towels will stay as bright as when you frst got them. They shed less fuf too, and they’re extra absorbent. What’s not to love?
Add a touch of elegance with this delicate super white porcelain dinner set.
Vine 12-piece dinner
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Long before the twerking incident, Miley Cyrus was putting her design talents to good use with a range for Georg e in 2010
Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki launches her collection
George celebrates its 21st birthday
To see even more of the George Home range, go to George.com
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The much anticipated George Home range launches
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s our v a l W fut now E N o
The award winning Carling British Cider is now available in Cherry
Carling British Cider is a modern cider with a crisp taste and just a hint of sweetness. Gold award winner at the International Brewing Awards 2013, Carling British Cider is a brand that refreshes to the core.
Carling British Cider is now also available in cherry, a sweet, fruity cider with a crisp, refreshing ďŹ nish and distinctive cherry aroma.
carling.com Carling is a registered trade mark of Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK) Limited.
CIDER GOLD AWARD WINNING
A piece of cake
No celebration is complete without a great party cake. We talked to cake developer Jill Downs to fnd out her recipe for successâ€Ś
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WORDS: DEBBIE CODD. PHOTOGRAPHS: GEOFF FENNEY
CELEBRATION CAKES Imagine spending all your time thinking and talking about cake, dreaming up delicious recipes and show-stopping designs. It sounds like something out of Roald Dahl’s book Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. But that’s exactly what Jill Downs does as head of development for Finsbury Foods, who produce celebration cakes for us. Like a modern-day Willy Wonka, she works closely with our experts and her own team of chefs and cake designers to make sure our shelves are always stocked with the fnest celebration cakes. So how do they do it? Jill says, ‘We take inspiration from the latest trends in all sorts of places, from fashion catwalks and foristry, to kids’ toys and new technology. Looking at what’s popular helps spark new ideas for our cakes.’
Jill’s team currently help produce 56 diferent types of celebration cake for us. She explains, ‘As well as creating our own themes for designs, we make Disney cakes and ones featuring popular kids’
characters like Spider-Man and Hello Kitty. Our most popular cakes at the moment include a Disney Princess one and the Chosen by you Mega Chocolate Cake – a big chocolate cake with lots of actual chocolates on top!’ When it comes to making the cakes, Jill insists on the best ingredients. She says, ‘All our cakes are made just as you’d make them at
‘All our cakes are made just as you’d make them at home, from scratch, so they taste as good as if you’d baked them yourself’ home, from scratch, so they taste as good as if you’d baked them yourself. ‘For us, it’s all about having the best quality ingredients. We always put the cakes through a taste panel, too. We’re after a great texture for the sponge and a nice balance of favours with the flling. How the cake looks is also very important, to kids and parents. It has to be a special cake that you can bring out with birthday
candles on, then cut up and put in party bags.’
Importantly, almost all of the cakes are hand-fnished. Jill says, ‘We have an in-house training school where our team learn new ways to decorate cakes. For example, with our Clyde the Caterpillar Cake the sweets are placed by hand, not machine, and the face is hand-made, too. Lots of work goes into each one.’
Nostalgia works really well for teatime cakes, with designs inspired by things like old-style sweeties. Other trends we’ve been looking at include lace and forals.
Chosen by you Happy Birthday Cake, £8.50 (serves 16)
Chosen by you Vanilla Traybake, £10 (serves 40)
Just like fashion, cake themes go in and out of style. Here, Jill reveals what’s hot this season… Two of the big cake trends right now are nostalgia and American infuence. For the American trend, we created a huge cupcake that looks like an icecream sundae.
Chosen by you Clyde the Caterpillar Cake, £4.98 (serves 12)
Chosen by you All American Ice Cream Sundae Cake, £12 (serves 24)
Disney Princess Birthday Cake, £20 (serves 34)
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Baking Special PART 1
Our 200th issue calls for a truly amazing cake – so we created this show-stopping sponge with a hidden treat
‘I’m so proud of this recipe. It was inspired by three big cake trends – layers, bright colours and surprise centres, with sweets inside that pour out when you cut it’ Glynis McGuinness Food Editor
RECIPE: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: MAJA SMEND. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS, LINZI BRECHIN
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Glynis McGuinness Food Editor This fun, multicoloured cake is perfect for parties – and everyone will love the surprise of sweets pouring out when you cut into it.
Piñata cake MAKES 24 PORTIONS READY IN 3HRS PRICE PER SERVING 46p 460g butter, softened, plus 450g for the icing, softened 460g caster sugar Home2Bake Professional Icing Colours Concentrated Gel, or Asda Natural Food Colouring – we used yellow, red or pink, and blue 460g self-raising flour 8 large eggs 900g icing sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 350g mixed sweets (for example, Smarties, M&M’s, dolly mixture, jelly babies)
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line 4 x 20cm sandwich tins. Beat together 115g butter and 115g caster sugar until light and creamy. Add a blob of the yellow gel colouring, or a few drops of yellow liquid food colouring, and beat in. Sift 115g of the four. Beat in 1 egg, then add 1 more egg and a spoonful of the four. Beat again, then fold in the rest of the 115g four. Put the mixture in one of the cake tins and level the top. Now repeat the
process to make another layer of cake, colouring the mixture orange by combining yellow and red colouring. Then make a reddish pink layer using the red or pink food colouring, and a blue layer with the blue colouring. Bake in the oven for 25mins or until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Remove from the tins and leave to cool completely on a wire rack. Using a spoon, mix the remaining 450g butter with the icing sugar, vanilla and 4tbsp cold water until the sugar is just blended in, then beat with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Cut out 10cm rounds from the centres of the orange and pink sponge layers (you can freeze these to eat later). Spread some of the butter icing in a ring on top of the yellow layer, leaving a 10cm circle bare in the centre. Put the orange sponge ring on top of the iced yellow layer. Spread icing on the orange ring. Put the pink ring on top. Fill the hole with the sweets. Spread icing on top of the pink ring, then cover with the blue layer. Put 2 heaped tbsp icing in a bowl and thin down with 2tsp water. Spread thinly over the sides of the cake. Divide the rest of the icing into fve portions. Put two portions together in a bowl and colour yellow. Colour the other portions blue, pink and orange (by mixing yellow and red or pink). Get four plastic piping bags and cut of the ends. Fill each bag with a diferent colour icing. Pipe
blue icing around the base of the cake, then use a palette knife to spread it around the sides of the frst (yellow) layer. Pipe and spread pink icing around the edge of the orange layer, and orange icing around the pink. Pipe and spread some yellow icing around the sides of the top (blue) layer, then spread the rest over the top of the cake. To fnish, make a spiral pattern on top using the back of a teaspoon, which has been quickly dipped in boiling water. Each 132g serving contains: ENERGY
2,487kj High 594kcal 31g 30% 44%
SATURATES SUGARS High High
61g 0.7g 68% 12%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,883kJ/450kcal
Glynis’ tips ● You’ll
need four layers of sponge, so if you only have two cake tins, bake them in two batches. ● When picking sweets to put in your cake, look for smaller ones that will tumble out when it’s cut and not stick together.
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Try this showstopper, too For a more grown-up treat, make this elegant single-coloured version. See ASDA.com/recipes
You can use any colours you like for the layers of sponge and icing â€“ or keep them all one shade
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Baking Special PART 1
Design a spooky cake for us! Enter our Halloween cake design competition – and you could win the chance to bring your cake to life to feature in Asda Magazine Cobwebs white
Make or sketch
Brown spider Cake in orange
Here’s your chance to show of your creative talents. We’re asking our readers to design a frightfully fendish Halloween cake for our competition – and because we’re judging the design only, it’s open to all ages, including kids. Your cake can feature anything you want, from monsters and creepy crawlies to ghoulish ghosts – let your imagination run riot! Then all you need to do is send us a photo or even just a drawing of your great idea that’ll scare everyone silly!
What you win…
● The winning cake will feature
in a Halloween special in November’s Asda Magazine. ● The winner and a guest will travel to London to attend a cake photo shoot, on Wednesday 27 August 2014, where they’ll work with our food team and stylists to make their winning design, using a recipe provided by us. ● The competition winner and a guest will stay at the four-star Cavendish London hotel on 26 and 27 August 2014.
The Cavendish London is a luxurious hotel in the heart of Mayfair, with great views across the city – ideally placed for guests to enjoy theatres, shopping and historic sights. thecavendishlondon.com
How to enter
Upload a photo or drawing of your cake design, together with a short description of up to 50 words, to asdamagazinecakecompetition.co.uk Entries must be original, creative and well designed. The closing date is midnight 31 July 2014 and we’ll let the winner know on 18 August 2014. Good luck! Competition open to all residents of the UK. Exclusions apply – see terms and conditions online. Internet access required. Parental/ guardian consent required for under 16s to enter. Online entry only. One entry per person. Closing date: midnight 31 July 2014. To enter, design a Halloween cake and upload a photo/drawing of your design with a 50-word (or less) description. Prize is to attend an Asda Magazine cake photo shoot on 27 August 2014 in London. Includes return economy rail travel to London. Prize also includes a two-night stay at The Cavendish London on 26 and 27 August 2014 only, for the winner and a guest,
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sharing a double or twin standard room; or the winner and family (two adults and two children) if the winner is 12 years or under, sharing a family room, on a B&B basis. Private car will be provided between station and hotel, and hotel and photo shoot. Date of prize/photo shoot is not fexible, so winner must be available on those dates. Prize does not include any other travel, meals, drinks, spending money or hotel expenditure. Full terms and conditions, and how to enter, at asdamagazinecakecompetition.co.uk. Promoter: Asda, Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD.
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DID YOU KNOW? Grilled Wild Alaska Salmon l Under a medium-hot grill,
cook 4 x 125-150g Chosen by you Cook From Frozen Salmon Fillets, turning once, for 15-20mins until the fesh is opaque. At the same time, grill 4 rashers of streaky bacon until crispy, then put on kitchen paper to soak up excess oil. l Boil 1kg new potatoes for about 20mins, add 150g frozen peas to the water for 2-3mins at the
end. Meanwhile, mix 2tsp wholegrain mustard, 2tbsp lemon juice, 4tbsp olive oil and 2tbsp chopped chives or spring onions. l Drain the potatoes and peas. Put on warmed plates then add the bacon and salmon. Spoon over the dressing. Serves 4 Each 467g serving contains: ENERGY
2,832kj High High Low Low 677kcal 37.1g 7.1g 4.5g 1.2g 34% 53% 36% 5% 20% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 606kJ/145kcal
l Caught in the fresh waters of Alaska, our salmon is high
in quality protein, plus it’s a source of omega-3 oils. l Alaskan salmon is known for its rich colour, distinctive
taste and range of textures – and by freezing it immediately, we lock in all that fresh favour. l Alaska has strict catch quotas to preserve fsh stocks. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has 100 copies of its Cook From Frozen recipe book to give away. For your chance to win, simply email your name and address (UK only) to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ‘Asda Magazine’, by 21 July 2014. Chosen by you Cook From Frozen Salmon Fillets, £3 (400g; 75p/100g)
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Make a tasty, nutritious meal in minutes with our Chosen by you Alaskan frozen salmon fllets
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Birthdays, parties, anniversaries... When it comes to the food, you’ll want to impress them. So, go for classic ingredients with extra ‘wow!’
Sweetened and frozen to the texture of crushed ice, sparkling wines make a refreshing summer dessert
The clean, crisp favours of prosecco also work well in fruit jellies and glace icing
SERVES 10 READY IN 20MINS PLUS 42HRS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 64p 425g granulated sugar 1 bottle dry prosecco (or dry cava or Champagne, if preferred), chilled Lemon zest, to decorate 1 Set the freezer to its lowest setting. Put the sugar in a pan with 600ml water. Heat slowly, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and simmer fast, uncovered, for 5mins. Pour into a bowl to cool. 2 Put in a plastic, lidded
box and leave in the freezer until frozen around the edges – this should take 3-4hrs. Stir with a fork and freeze for another 2hrs. Stir, then add the wine. 3 Return to the freezer and leave for 36hrs or until it resembles crushed ice. Stir well and serve decorated with lemon zest.
Each 118g serving contains: ENERGY
953kj Low Low High Low 225kcal Trace Trace 46g Trace 11% <1% <1% 51% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 811kJ/192kcal
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Lobster & prawn thermidor The sweet succulence of lobster works well with the king prawns and a glorious tangy sauce in this classic dish – topped with a crisp Parmesan crumb
Lobster One of the ultimate special occasion treats, this delicacy is always impressive for a party
SERVES 4 READY IN 45MINS PRICE PER SERVING £5.05 2 Asda frozen whole lobsters, thawed 180g cooked king prawns 1 large shallot, chopped 20g butter 100ml white wine ½ level tsp Chosen by you Dijon Mustard 2 level tsp cornflour 150ml full-fat milk 2tbsp chopped curly parsley 25g breadcrumbs 25g Parmesan, grated Lemon wedges, to serve
1 Halve the lobsters and remove the meat, discarding the stomach pouch and intestine vein. Return the meat to the lobster shells and add the prawns. 2 Cook the shallot in the butter in a pan until soft but not coloured. Add the wine, mustard and 4tbsp water. Simmer fast for 5mins, until reduced by a third. Season. 3 Blend the cornfour with a splash of the milk, then add to the pan with the rest of the milk. Bring to the boil,
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stirring, and simmer for 2mins. Stir in the parsley and spoon over the lobsters. 4 Preheat the grill. Mix the breadcrumbs with the Parmesan. Sprinkle on the lobsters and grill until hot. Serve with lemon wedges. Each 177g serving contains: ENERGY
934kj Med Med Low Med 223kcal 8.7g 4.9g 2.5g 1.4g 11% 12% 25% 3% 23% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 528kJ/126kcal
SPECIAL OCCASIONS Raspberry & chocolate profteroles Tart raspberries, rich cream, silky dark chocolate sauce and crisp choux pastry – it’s a delicious combination SERVES 10 READY IN 1HR 15MINS PRICE PER SERVING 64p 115g Asda Strong White Bread Flour 75g butter, cut into small cubes 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 200g Chosen by you Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids), broken into pieces 125g granulated sugar 300ml double cream 1 level tbsp icing sugar 150g raspberries 1 Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Sift the four into a bowl. 2 Put the butter in a pan with 225ml cold water and a pinch of salt. Heat until the butter melts, then bring to a full boil. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and add the four – it’s important to tip it all into the pan in one go. Beat hard with a wooden spoon until it forms a ball of dough, leaving the sides of the pan clean. 3 Tip into a large bowl and leave to cool for 10mins. Beat the eggs into the dough, a spoonful at a time. 4 Put individual heaped teaspoons of the dough on the lined baking trays, leaving gaps between each one. Bake for 20mins, until pufed up and golden. Remove from the oven and make a small hole in the side of each. Return to the oven for 5mins. Take out and cool on a wire rack. 5 To make the sauce, put the chocolate in a pan with
the granulated sugar and 200ml water. Heat gently, stirring often, until the chocolate melts. Simmer, uncovered, for 5mins, stirring often. Set aside. 6 Whip the double cream with the icing sugar until it just holds its shape. Fold in the raspberries. 7 Just before serving, split the buns open and fll with cream. Pour a little chocolate sauce over and serve the rest separately.
Using deliciously rich chocolate with 50% cocoa solids creates a heavenly sauce
Each 119g serving contains: ENERGY
1,813kj High High High Low 435kcal 30.4g 17.9g 27.3g 0.2g 22% 43% 90% 30% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,523kJ/365kcal
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This spice is made from crocus fowers – it takes about 150 plants to produce 1g of safron
Safron & rose water fan
You only need a pinch of safron to add distinctive favour and rich golden colour to dishes such as this gorgeous Middle Eastern-inspired dessert
butter and 1tsp of the zest and rub in until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add chilled SERVES 10 READY IN 1HR 50MINS PRICE PER SERVING 47p water to make a stif dough. 4 Roll out on a foured 2 small oranges 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ surface to the thickness 100g granulated sugar 160C Fan/Gas 4. Finely of a pound coin. Use to line 200g plain flour, plus grate the zest from one a 23cm fan tin. Prick the extra for rolling out orange and set aside. Cut base, lay baking paper on 1 level tbsp icing sugar the other orange into slices. top and weigh down with 100g salted butter, chilled 2 Heat the granulated sugar ceramic baking beans or 150ml full-fat milk in a pan with 150ml water uncooked rice. Bake for 150ml double cream until dissolved. Add the 12mins. Remove the paper Good pinch saffron orange slices and simmer and beans or rice, then 4 egg yolks until the liquid has almost return to the oven for 5mins. 1½ level tbsp cornflour evaporated and the 5 Set aside 2tbsp of the 100g caster sugar oranges are translucent. milk. Put the rest in a pan 1½tsp Nielsen-Massey Put in a single layer on with the cream, safron and rose water (from the a plate and set aside. another 1tsp of the zest. baking aisle) 3 Sift the four and icing Heat until almost simmering, 25g pistachios, chopped sugar into a bowl. Add the then remove and set aside. 32 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | JULY 2014
6 In a bowl, whisk together the reserved milk, egg yolks, cornfour, sugar and rose water until smooth. Pour the heated milk into the bowl, whisking all the time. 7 Return to the pan and cook over a very low heat, whisking gently, until the mixture starts to thicken. Don’t allow it to boil or it will curdle. Pour the mixture into the fan case. Bake for 20-25mins until set. 8 Decorate with the orange slices and pistachio pieces. Serve warm or cold. Each 109g serving contains: ENERGY
1,434kj High 344kcal 22g 17% 31%
SATURATES SUGARS High Med
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,311kJ/314kcal
SPECIAL OCCASIONS Individual venison wellingtons
We’ve used venison steaks rather than the usual beef here. They have a richer, gamier favour and are more tender – perfect for extra-special occasions SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR 30MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.75 2 x 240g packs Butcher’s Selection Venison Steaks 1tbsp mild olive oil, plus a little for brushing 15g butter 200g mushrooms, finely chopped 1 shallot, finely chopped 1tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 garlic clove, crushed 75g Chosen by you Brussels Pâté 500g puff pastry Flour, for rolling out 1 egg, beaten 1 Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Brush both sides of the steaks lightly with oil. Heat a nonstick frying pan and cook the steaks for 1-2mins on each side if you like your meat medium rare, or a minute longer if you prefer
it well done. Put on a wire rack and leave to cool. 2 Heat the olive oil and butter in the pan. Fry the mushrooms, shallot and thyme for 10mins, until golden. Add the garlic and cook for another 1min. Tip into a bowl, season and leave to cool. Mix with the pâté. 3 On a foured surface, roll out the pastry to the thickness of a pound coin.
Cut out 4 x 18cm squares. Spread the mushroom mixture in the centre of each square, covering an area about the size of a steak. Put the meat on top. 4 Brush the edges of the pastry with beaten egg and fold over the steaks to make neat parcels, sealing the edges well. 5 Put on a baking tray, pastry join side down, and make a small hole or cross
shape in the centre of each parcel, to allow steam to escape while cooking. 6 Make leaf shapes with the pastry scraps and put on top of the parcels to decorate. Brush with egg, then refrigerate for 15mins. 7 Bake for 15-20mins or until the pastry is golden. Each 343g serving contains: ENERGY
3,105kj High High Low Med 744kcal 44g 19.6g 2.2g 1.7g 37% 63% 98% 2% 28% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 905kJ/217kcal
All Asda venison comes from deer fed on grass for a fuller favour and leaner meat
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Smoked salmon terrine
The unique taste of asparagus goes beautifully with salmon and prawns – and using two types of smoked salmon adds depth of favour SERVES 8 READY IN 30MINS PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £2.30 ½ x 125g pack Extra Special Asparagus Tips 2 x 140g packs sliced Extra Special Scottish Smoked Salmon 200g pack Extra Special Golden Roast Scottish Salmon 145g pack Asda Cooked & Peeled Prawns 100g butter, softened
150g Chosen by you Original Soft Cheese 4tbsp chopped dill Finely grated zest 1 lemon, plus 2tbsp juice Salad leaves, fresh dill and lemon wedges, to serve 1 Boil a pan of water then add the asparagus. Simmer for 4mins. Drain and lay on
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kitchen paper to soak up any excess water. 2 Line a medium-sized foil container with clingflm. Add a layer of the smoked salmon, with slices hanging over the container edges. 3 In a food processor, whizz together the golden roast salmon, prawns, butter, soft cheese, dill, and lemon
zest and juice. Season well. 4 Put half the mixture in the tin and level the top. Cover with a layer of asparagus. Put the rest of the salmon mixture on top. Fold over the smoked salmon slices. 5 Cover with clingflm and chill for at least 1hr 30mins. Turn out and slice. Serve with the salad leaves, dill sprigs and lemon wedges. Each 127g serving contains: ENERGY
1,370kj High 331kcal 29g 17% 41%
SATURATES SUGARS High Low
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,083kJ/261kcal
RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: KATE WHITAKER. STYLING: LINDA BERLIN. FOOD STYLING: EMILY JONZEN, GREGOR MCMASTER
This luxurious fsh can be hot or cold smoked, for a wonderful variety of favours and textures
Get to grips with jelly with our guide to setting agents
Jellies and mousses need gelatine – or something similar – to make them set. Choose from these types… Leaf gelatine comes in clear, fat sheets. To use, soak them in cold water in a bowl for 10 minutes, then put the bowl over a pan of simmering water. Once it’s dissolved, add to the other ingredients to be set. You don’t always have to use water to dissolve gelatine – milk, fruit juice and other liquids will work too. Gelatine powder is made from gelatine
Ice cubes are great for summer drinks, but you can freeze so much more than just plain water. Try making cubes of tonic water or fruit juice – ideal for cocktails. Freeze leftover wine or stock, too, ready to add to sauces. Or try chopped herbs frozen in oil to add extra favour to risottos and frittatas. Asda ice-cube trays, £1 (2-pack)
that’s been dried and ground into powder. Sprinkle over a bowl of cold water and leave for 10 minutes to soak and swell. Stand the bowl in hot water to dissolve, then add the gelatine mix to your recipe. Vegetarian gel is made from agar, a type of algae, and is a good alternative to normal gelatine, which contains animal products. Mix the gel with cold water, add to a pan with the ingredients you want to set, and heat. For jelly ideas, see p68
Cooks’ tips Insider advice and food tips to make your summer cooking a success
TIME SAVER Peeling fresh root ginger can be really fddly if you use a knife or vegetable peeler, and it takes ages. To make it easier – and avoid removing too much of the juicy, favour-packed fesh with the peelings – use a teaspoon to scrape the skin of in strips. Then chop or grate the root ginger straight into your cooking. Simple!
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Leftover fresh ginger? Freeze it – grated, chopped or whole – and it’ll stay fresh for up to six months.
FOOD KNOW-HOW HOW TO MAKE...
Removing the backbone of a chicken, or ‘spatchcocking’, makes it much quicker to cook – you can roast a spatchcock chicken in just 45 minutes! Plus, you’ll also get more lovely crispy skin. Just follow our easy steps.
Put the chicken on a board. Using heavy-duty scissors, remove any neck skin and the ‘parson’s nose’ – the knobble of fesh near the legs. Snip along one side of the back bone, cutting through the ribs as you go. Repeat on the other side. Turn the bird over. Using the heel of your hands, push down frmly on the
breast bone to break it so you can fatten out the bird to an even thickness. Pull the legs and wings out to the sides. Insert a skewer diagonally through a leg to the wing on the opposite side; repeat on the other side so the skewers make an X shape. The chicken is now ready to roast, barbecue or grill.
I really love omelettes but whenever I try to make them, they’re a disaster! As I fold them, they just fall apart. Or the underneath burns while the top is still runny. Can you help? Helen Yendall, Blockley, Gloucestershire
The way to avoid these problems is to make sure the omelette cooks evenly. Choose a nonstick pan, which will allow you to move the egg round easily as it cooks. Heat the butter or oil to a medium heat, and tilt the pan to make sure the fat is evenly spread. Add the beaten egg then, once it starts to set, use a nonmetal spatula to pull the frmer bits of egg into the centre of the pan, leaving the runnier bits to fll the gaps and then set. Repeat until almost set all over, then fold the omelette in half. Perfect!
GUIDE TO: OPENING A BOTTLE OF BUBBLY
● Chill the wine frst
– if it's too warm, it’ll foam up when the cork’s removed. ● Use a clean tea towel to dry any moisture from the chilled bottle, so you get a good grip. ● Unwrap the wire around the cork by twisting it anticlockwise (clockwise if you’re lefthanded!). Keep your other thumb on the cap in case the cork pops. ● Hold the bottle in your strongest hand, at an angle away from you. Turn the bottle (not the cork) and gradually ease the cork out with your other hand. ● Once it’s gently popped, pour slowly into tilted glasses to stop it foaming.
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For a great salad, try varying your leaves for diferent textures and favours
Leaves with a buttery, earthy favour, such as baby leaf spinach, are a perfect match for cream and tomato-based dishes.
H CURLY LETTUCE BR IT IS
Romaine leaves, baby gem and iceberg lettuce add a crisp, refreshing bite to salads, wraps and sandwiches.
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As the weather heats up, salad leaves are the star player in lighter dishes. From sweet and tender to robust and crisp, there are so many varieties and favours to choose from. I love peppery leaves mixed with slices of leftover cooked meat for a quick, tasty meal. In fact, you can add any meat, cheese or vegetable to salads, so the options are endless. Be sure to store your leaves in the fridge to keep them crisper for longer. Damon Johnson, Head of Produce Quality
SWEET Lettuce, mango & chicken with chilli lime dressing
Why not try?
Cut some mango into cubes, then toss in lime juice with sliced spring onions and fnely chopped red chilli. Drizzle over cooked, sliced chicken breast on a bed of baby gem lettuce leaves.
A classic Italian salad is delicious as a snack, or with meat or fsh for a main meal. Slice fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. Toss with olive oil and lemon juice, then serve with a bag of our Fresh tastes Baby Leaf Salad. Garnish with torn basil and enjoy!
Watercress & rocket salad with Parmesan & balsamic dressing Put watercress and rocket in a bowl and toss with Parmesan shavings. For the dressing, mix 1 part balsamic vinegar, 3 parts olive oil and seasoning.
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Whisk together 3 parts olive oil to 1 part white wine vinegar and a dash of green pesto. Stir in chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Toss the mixture with a bag of our Fresh tastes Herb Salad. Lightly toast a handful of chopped walnuts and sprinkle on top.
Prepare your salad just before you eat it, so that the leaves don’t wilt. If you’re taking your salad to work or on a picnic, put your dressing in a separate container so the leaves don’t go soggy before you eat them.
Why not try?
Sturdy leaves like baby gem are great for texture and also work well as a ‘cup’ or base to put your salad in.
Roasted peppers lend extra favour to salads. Roast them in the oven until the skin blisters. Leave to cool, then peel, roughly chop and mix with Asda Sweet Crunch Lettuce. Dress with olive oil, white wine vinegar and capers.
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Leafy herb salad with pesto vinaigrette
Home-made salad dressings are so easy to make.
Put 3 parts olive oil, 1 part white wine vinegar plus a dash of wholegrain mustard in a jar, and shake. You can experiment by using cider or red wine vinegar instead of white wine vinegar. Or try walnut oil rather than olive oil; or Dijon mustard instead of wholegrain. You can add other ingredients, too, such as a crushed garlic clove, a dash of soy or sweet chilli sauce or a drizzle of honey.
Or cheat with these…
CRUNCHY Smoked mackerel Caesar salad Using a hand-held blender, whizz a dollop of mayonnaise with a clove of garlic, 1 chopped anchovy, a dash of white wine vinegar and a spot of Dijon mustard. Drizzle over shredded romaine lettuce; top with smoked mackerel fakes and croutons.
Why not try? For an easy dinner party starter, serve some sliced fgs with rocket leaves. Toss the fgs in a balsamic dressing, then scatter over the leaves with torn slices of parma ham. Or for a vegetarian option, replace the ham with crumbled goats’ cheese.
When storing lettuces in the fridge, line the crisper drawer with kitchen roll. This will help absorb moisture and keep them dry. And keep them whole - if you pull the leaves apart they won’t last as long.
Fresh tastes Honey & Mustard Dressing, £1 (175ml; 57p/100ml); Fresh tastes Caesar Dressing, £1 (175ml; 57p/100ml); Fresh tastes Sweet Chilli Dressing, £1 (175ml; 57p/100ml)
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Save time with these ideas for speedy salads Grab one of our bags of ready-prepared leaves and just add a few extras for an instant meal
Ready in 2 mins or less
Nectarine, goats’ cheese & pecan salad
+ Fresh tastes Baby Leaf
Asda Ready to eat Nectarines
+ Chosen by you Soft Goats’ Cheese
Chosen by you Pecan Nuts
■ Cut the nectarines into wedges, toast the pecans. Toss with crumbled goats’ cheese and leaves
Beetroot, sweet potato & feta cheese salad
+ Fresh tastes Wild Rocket
+ Long Life Cooked Beetroot
+ Asda Sweet Potatoes
= Chosen by you Greek Feta
■ Slice the sweet potatoes and beetroot and roast in the oven. Serve with feta and rocket
+ Fresh tastes Baby Spinach
Asda Ready To Eat Hot Smoked Salmon Flakes
+ Asda Baby Pearl Potatoes
Fresh tastes Pomegranate Seeds
■ Parboil halved potatoes. Oven roast; serve with salmon and leaves. Scatter on pomegranate seeds
Asparagus & bacon salad
+ Fresh tastes Watercress
+ Asda Asparagus
Butcher’s Selection Smoked Streaky Bacon Lardons
Extra Special Parmigiano Reggiano
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Spinach & salmon salad
Tastes of Italy
Enjoy the authentic favours of our Chosen by you pasta
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Just like traditional Italian food, our Chosen by you pasta range is bursting with delicious fresh ingredients, herbs and spices. For our simple, fresh pasta stufed with either
Chosen by you Tomato & Basil Sauce, £1.60 (350g; 46p/100g) or 2 for £3
Chosen by you Four Cheese Girasole, £1.50 (300g; 50p/100g)
cheeses or meats, we’ve taken inspiration from time-honoured Italian recipes to create our authentic-tasting dishes. We haven’t forgotten those important sauces
Chosen by you Chicken & Chorizo Ravioli, £1.50 (300g; 50p/100g)
and side dishes, either. From sunblush tomato and herb sauces to favoured fatbreads, we’ve got everything you need to enjoy a true Italian feast.
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‘I had such fun making these – they taste much better than ones you buy!’ Jayden, age 8
Sausage rolls We’ve added apple to the traditional sausage roll to give it a bit of a twist – perfect for parties and lunchboxes
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KIDS’ COOKING MAKES 24 PORTIONS (1 PORTION = 1 SMALL SAUSAGE ROLL) READY IN 1HR 30MINS PRICE PER PORTION 14p
500g puf pastry Flour, for rolling out 400g Butcher’s Selection 40% Less Fat Pork Sausages 1 eating apple 1 egg, beaten
CHILDREN SHOULD BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT WHEN PREPARING AND COOKING FOOD. RECIPE: GREGOR MCMASTER PHOTOGRAPHS: HOWARD SHOOTER. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. CLOTHING: FROM A SELECTION AT GEORGE
5 How to make them… 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Roll the pastry out on a lightly foured surface to the thickness of a pound coin – you want a rectangle about 26cm x 40cm. Trim the edges to tidy them up, then cut the pastry in half lengthways to make two thinner pieces. 2 Cut the skin along the side of each sausage. then peel it of. Put the sausage meat in a bowl. Peel, core and fnely dice the apple. Add to the meat and mix together. 3 Lightly four your hands. Divide the meat mixture in two. Roll out each half to form a long sausage the same length as the pastry. 4 Lay one roll of sausage meat lengthways on each piece of pastry. Brush egg along one of the
6 longer edges of the pastry. 5 Fold the other edge of the pastry over the meat and roll to form a sausage roll. 6 Cut each roll into 12 mini rolls. Put on the tray, with the join underneath. Make 2 small cuts in the top of each roll and brush with the rest of the egg. Bake for about 20mins, until golden.
Each 46g serving contains: ENERGY
466kj Med High Low Med 112kcal 5.9g 2.6g 1.2g 0.4g 6% 8% 13% 1% 7%
Kids take over the kitchen
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,007kJ/241kcal
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Feed the family
RECIPES: GREGOR MCMASTER. PHOTOGRAPHS: STUART OVENDEN. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: GREGOR MCMASTER, LINZI BRECHIN
Quick and easy ideas for weekday meals everyone will love
2 mins to make Warm chickpea & chorizo salad The paprika favour of the chorizo in this speedy salad works well with the earthy favour of the chickpeas SERVES 4 READY IN 20MINS PRICE PER SERVING ÂŁ1.04 100g Extra Special Spanish Chorizo Casero 2 x 400g cans Chosen by you Chickpeas in Water, drained and rinsed 1 small red onion, finely chopped 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
125g Chosen by you Pitted Black Olives, sliced 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced 1 Cut the chorizo into small cubes. Dry-fry in a frying pan over a medium heat
for 3-4mins, stirring occasionally, until the fat runs out and the chorizo crisps a bit on the outside. 2 Add the chickpeas to the pan and cook for 2mins until warmed through. 3 Remove from the heat, then stir through the
chopped red onion and cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle the sliced black olives and spring onion over the top to serve.
of your 5-a-day
Each 279g serving contains: ENERGY
1,181kj Med Low Low Med 273kcal 12.6g 3.3g 4.8g 1.1g 14% 18% 17% 5% 18% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 424kJ/98kcal
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Only 59p a serving
No-pastry quiche This has all the classic favours of a quiche, but is lower in calories and fat because weâ€™ve left out the pastry and replaced cream with evaporated milk SERVES 4 READY IN 35MINS PRICE PER SERVING 59p 1tsp butter, for greasing 3 rashers streaky bacon, chopped 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced 250ml Asda Reduced Fat Evaporated Semi-skimmed Milk (from a 410g can)
3 large eggs 75g Chosen by you 30% Less Fat Mature Light British Cheese, grated Salad, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease a 19-21cm round fan dish or
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tin (not loose-bottomed). 2 Dry-fry the bacon in a nonstick pan over a high heat for 2mins. Lower the heat, add the spring onion and cook for 1min. Set aside. 3 Beat the evaporated milk and eggs in a bowl. Add the bacon mixture and the
cheese. Season with black pepper, mix well and transfer to the dish or tin. 4 Bake for 20-25mins until set and golden on top. Each 162g serving contains: ENERGY
1,081kj Med High Low 259kcal 16.8g 7.4g 7.7g 13% 24% 37% 9%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 665kJ/159kcal
Using lower-fat crème fraÎche instead of cream makes a lovely summery version of this favourite SERVES 4 READY IN 40MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.18 1tbsp sunflower oil 2 shallots, chopped 600g pack diced turkey thigh 350ml chicken stock, made with 1 stock cube 1½ level tsp mixed dried herbs 150g Chosen by you frozen Sliced Mushrooms 150g Chosen by you
frozen Baby Carrots 1 level tbsp cornflour 100ml reduced-fat crème fraîche Boiled new potatoes and green beans, to serve 1 Heat the oil in a pan, add the shallots and cook until soft. Remove with a slotted spoon and set
aside. Increase the heat, add the turkey and cook for 4-5mins, stirring frequently, until it starts to brown. 2 Return the shallots to the pan with the stock and herbs, and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20mins. Add the mushrooms and carrots and cook for 5mins.
3 Mix the cornfour with 2tbsp water and stir into the fricassée. Simmer, stirring, until thickened. Stir in the crème fraîche and heat through. Serve with potatoes and green beans.
of your 5-a-day
Each 483g serving contains: ENERGY
1,542kj Low Low Low Low 365kcal 11.2g 4.1g 5.9g 1.2g 18% 16% 21% 7% 20% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 319kJ/73kcal
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Easy spaghetti bake v This tasty dish is quick to make from store cupboard ingredients â€“ great when you donâ€™t have time to shop. Add other leftover vegetables if you have them, or cooked meat for a non-veggie version SERVES 4 READY IN 50MINS PRICE PER SERVING 68p 1tsp butter, for greasing 350g Chosen by you Spaghetti 500g jar Chosen by you Tomato & Mushroom Pasta Sauce 300g frozen peas 300g frozen mixed peppers 50g breadcrumbs
50g Chosen by you 30% Less Fat Mature Light British Cheese, grated 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease an ovenproof dish, about 30cm x 20cm, with butter. Add the spaghetti to a large pan of boiling, lightly salted
water. Stir once, return to the boil and simmer fast for 10mins. Drain, reserving 200ml of the cooking water. 2 Return the pasta to the pan. Add the sauce, rinse the jar with the reserved water and add to the pan. Toss the pasta, then stir in the peas and peppers. Put
in the dish and level the top. 3 Next, mix together the breadcrumbs and cheese. Sprinkle over the pasta and bake for 25mins until heated through and golden on top.
of your 5-a-day
Each 595g serving contains: ENERGY
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 382kJ/90kcal
Store cupboard saviour
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2,270kj Low Low Low Low 536kcal 8.9g 3.8g 13.4g 1.2g 27% 13% 19% 15% 20%
This is a simple version of the popular classic, with a mild, fruity dressing and rice salad. Rather than cooking it from scratch, try using turkey or leftover roast chicken instead SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING £1.58 1 pack Smart Price Chicken Breast Fillets, about 550g 8 Chosen by you Dried Apricots, roughly chopped 2 level tbsp Sharwood’s Korma Paste 2 level tsp tomato purée 1tbsp lemon juice 300g long grain rice 125ml Chosen by you Light Mayonnaise 75ml Chosen by you Fat Free Greek Style Yogurt 1 /2 x 415g can Del Monte Peach Slices in Juice, drained
1 /4 cucumber, diced 2 spring onions, sliced
1 Put the chicken in a pan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to the boil and simmer gently, partially covered, for 20mins. Drain of 100ml of the cooking liquid and put aside. Transfer the chicken and the rest of the stock to a bowl and leave to cool. 2 Put the reserved 100ml stock in a small pan with half the apricots and the
Korma paste, tomato purée and lemon juice. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer partially covered for 15mins, until about half the liquid has evaporated. Leave to cool, then mash with a fork to break down the apricots. 3 Rinse the rice in a sieve under cold running water. Put in a pan with 1.2l water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil, stir once, cover, then simmer for 12–15mins. Drain and rinse again. Put in
the fridge until ready to use. 4 Stir the curry mixture into the mayonnaise and yogurt. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces, discarding the rest of the stock. Mix with the curry sauce and peach slices. 5 Combine the rice with the cucumber, spring onion and remaining apricots. Serve with the cold chicken. Each 444g serving contains: ENERGY
2,253kj Med Low Low Low 532kcal 14.4g 2.4g 10.7g 1.2g 27% 21% 12% 12% 20% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 508kJ/120kcal
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Simply inspirational. Truly convenient. Totally delicious. Look out for the great new summer range from The Funky Fish Kitchen.
An exciting new range of mealtime ideas that taste delicious served with either a crispy salad, potatoes and your favourite seasonal vegetables or why not try with rice or pasta.
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Make the most of summer with our easy ideas for entertaining a crowd
Burro piñata, £6
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Make ahead A cold bufet of prepare-in-advance and ready-made dishes will leave you plenty of time to enjoy the party yourself BUY Chosen by you Bistro
2 Red Pepper & Goats’ Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts, £2.50 or 2 for £4 (330g; 75.8p/100g)
MAKE Mexican pork & pasta salad
Ready-made antipasti dishes are a simple way to offer your guests more choice, without extra work for you. We’ve chosen a mix of treats, including Asda Chargrilled Artichokes, £2.40 (150g), and Asda Spanish Olives, £2.40 (210g); colourful Asda Soft Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers, £2.50 (205g); and Asda Chilli & Garlic Olives, £2.40 (230g), for a bit of spice.
Mexican pork & pasta salad ● Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Roast 2 joints Butcher’s Selection Roast in the Bag Smoky Mexican Pork Loin for 1hr. Drain and leave the meat to cool. Tear into bitesized pieces. ● Cook 275g rigatoni, then rinse under cold water. Put in a large bowl. ● Deseed 3 peppers and cut into bite-sized pieces. Trim and slice a bunch of spring onions. Halve 250g baby plum
tomatoes and drain a 326g can Asda Sweetcorn. Chop 100g stoned olives. ● Add the pork, vegetables and 2tbsp chopped coriander to the pasta and mix. ● Whisk together 4tbsp olive oil, 2tbsp cider vinegar and 3tbsp sweet chilli sauce. Season, add to the salad and stir. Serves 8 Each 291g serving contains: ENERGY
1,399kj Med Low Low Low 332kcal 9.6g 1.9g 9.4g 0.6g 17% 14% 10% 10% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 481kJ/114kcal
Prepare it early
Leave less to do on party day by making the day before: ● Chicken tonnato Prepare the tonnato sauce and chill. ● Mexican pork & pasta salad Roast the pork. Cool and tear into bite-sized pieces. Cook the rigatoni and make the sweet chilli dressing. Toss the pasta in the dressing. Store the pork and pasta in the fridge. ● Oven-poached salmon Cook the salmon and chill. ● Strawberry hazelnut shortcake Bake the shortcake and store in an airtight container.
● Discard the skin from
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4 x 240g packs Chosen by you Roast Chicken Breast Fillets, then thickly slice the meat. ● To make the tonnato sauce, measure 75ml Asda Chicken Stock from a 500g pouch (you can freeze the rest
to use later) and put in a processor. Drain a 185g can Chosen by you Skipjack Tuna Steaks in Sunflower Oil and a 50g can Chosen by you Anchovy Fillets in Olive Oil. Add the tuna to the processor with three of the anchovy fllets, 2tbsp lemon juice and 1tbsp capers. Process until smooth and season with pepper. Mix with 200ml Chosen by you Real Mayonnaise. Cover and chill. ● To serve, drizzle some of the tonnato sauce over the chicken. Scatter the rest of the anchovies, another 1tbsp capers and some salad leaves on top. Serve the rest of the sauce separately. Serves 8 Each 278g serving contains: ENERGY
1,697kj High Low Low High 406kcal 23.6g 3.9g 0.4g 2.5g 20% 34% 20% <1% 42% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 610kJ/146kcal
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BUY Chosen by you Chocolate Indulgence Cake, £12 (served with strawberries)
MAKE Chicken tonnato
MAKE Oven-poached salmon
with lemon & herb mayonnaise
Oven-poached salmon ● Preheat the oven to
160C/ 140C Fan/Gas 3. Cut the head and tail from a whole gutted salmon (2-2.5kg), or ask the fshmonger to do it. Wipe the fsh with damp kitchen paper. Put in the middle of a large piece of extra-thick foil. Put a sliced lemon and a few sprigs of parsley in the fsh cavity and season. Spoon over 4tbsp white wine. Wrap up to make a parcel with tightly sealed
edges but with room for air to circulate. ● Put on a baking tray or in a roasting tin and bake for 40-45mins. Leave to cool in the foil. ● Carefully remove the skin from the salmon. Garnish with lemon wedges, cucumber and parsley and serve with lemon & herb mayonnaise. Serves 8 Each 270g serving contains: ENERGY
2,062kj High High Low Low 495kcal 31.8g 6.1g 0.3g 0.1g 25% 45% 31% <1% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 763kJ/183kcal
Lemon & herb mayonnaise ● Trim the stems from
a 25g pack dill and a 35g pack curly parsley. Add the leaves to a pan of boiling water with 40g watercress. Cook for 30secs. Drain at once, rinse under cold water and pat dry with kitchen paper. ● Whizz in a
blender with 150ml Chosen by you Real Mayonnaise, 150g crème fraîche, the fnely grated zest of 1 lemon and 1tbsp lemon juice. Serves 8 Each 54g serving contains: ENERGY
804kj High High Low Med 204kcal 21.8g 7.2g 0.8g 0.2g 10% 31% 36% <1% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,555kJ/378kcal
Strawberry hazelnut shortcake ● Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Put 60g hazelnuts on a baking tray and cook for 5mins until golden – keep an eye on them, because they burn easily. ● Tip the nuts onto a plate and rub with kitchen paper to remove the skins. Leave until cold, then pulse in a processor until they are ground up – but don’t overprocess or you may end up with hazelnut butter. ● Sift 125g plain flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Stir in the nuts and 40g caster sugar. Cut 85g butter into cubes and rub it into the four. Add 2tsp milk and gather the dough together with your hands. Shape into a round, handling as little as
possible. ● Put on a sheet of baking paper and cover with clingflm. Roll out to a 23cm round. Remove the clingflm and transfer the dough, on the paper, to a baking tray. Prick all over with a fork. Crimp the edges. Bake for 20-25mins until golden. Cool on the tray. ● Melt 4tbsp redcurrant jelly and 1tbsp lemon juice in a pan, then brush a little over the shortbread. Cut the green tops of some strawberries and arrange them on the shortbread. Brush the strawberries with the rest of the jelly. Serves 8 Each 137g serving contains: ENERGY
1,014kj Med 242kcal 13g 12% 19%
SATURATES SUGARS Med Med
5.9g 16.7g 0.2g 30% 19% 3%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 797kJ/190kcal
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MAKE Instant paella
Feeding a crowd is easy with our speedy-serve ideas – you can get all this on the table in under two hours
Chosen by you BBQ Kentucky Chicken Drumsticks, £2 (700g; 28.6p/100g) These easy party favourites are ready to cook from the freezer.
Get no-fuss BBQ flavours straight from the oven
Create this classic using readyprepared ingredients. Defrost Asda frozen Prepared Squid, Raw King Prawns and Cooked Mussels. Cook bags of Chosen by you frozen Golden Vegetable Rice. Stir-fry the seafood until the prawns are pink, then mix with the rice. Sprinkle over parsley and serve with lemon wedges.
BUY Chosen by you frozen Meat Free Meatballs, £2 (400g; 50p/ 100g) Simply cook and serve with a spicy tomato dip. Mix tomato ketchup, sweet chilli sauce and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
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MAKE Pulled-pork Yorkshire puddings
GREAT F NIBBLI OR NG! BUY Cheese selection
Looks impressive, but involves little work. We chose a range of Chosen by you cheeses, including Mature Cheddar with Ale & Wholegrain Mustard, fruity Wensleydale with Cranberries, spicy Mature Cheddar with Sweet Chilli & Peri Peri, a classic Blue Stilton and a creamy Brie. Then just add our Extra Special Rustic Cracker Selection, Extra Special Tomato & Chilli Chutney, celery sticks and a selection of fruit.
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So quick to create! Cook Butcher’s Selection Sweet BBQ Pulled Pork and frozen Chosen by you Yorkshire Puddings. Fill the puds with the pork, and top with crème fraîche and parsley. Serve warm.
Drinks & nibbles Raise your glasses to summer with a toast of stylish fzz and simple-to-prepare retro party bites
MAKE Smoked salmon vol-au-vents
Drinks are served
The star of our party is light and bubbly Kir royale â€“ the perfect summer cocktail. Pour a splash of cassis into a glass, top up with chilled Champagne, cava or prosecco and fnish with a few blackberries.
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Cook frozen Jus-Rol Vol-au-Vent Cases. Fill with faked Asda Ready to Eat Lemon & Parsley Smoked Salmon Fillets and a little Maille Hollandaise Sauce. Garnish with fresh dill and lemon zest.
& tomato crostini
MAKE Bacon scallops
MAKE Mozzarella & tomato crostini MAKE Pâté & plum Top some Extra Special Italian Olive Oil Crostini chutney pittas
with Asda Sundried Tomatoes with Grana Padano, slices of mozzarella and basil leaves.
MAKE Chilled tomato & chorizo soup shots Cut a chunk of Extra Special Spanish Chorizo Casero into very small cubes. Dry-fry until crisp and set aside. Add chopped shallot and deseeded, chopped Extra Special Sweet Pointed Pepper to the pan and cook until soft. Transfer to a saucepan and add a carton of passata. Simmer for 5mins then purée with a hand blender. Pour into a jug and chill. Serve in shot glasses, topped with a little chorizo and a swirl of soured cream.
MAKE Bacon scallops
Thaw frozen Chosen by you Uncooked & Shelled Scallops, then pat dry with kitchen paper. Wrap each in half a rasher of streaky bacon and put on a baking tray, with the bacon join below. Cook in a preheated oven at 190C/170C Fan/ Gas 5 for 15-20mins or until the bacon starts to crisp and the scallops are cooked.
Cut pitta breads through the middle to make 2 thinner pieces, then cut out small rounds, using a pastry cutter, or cut out squares with a knife. Brush lightly with olive oil and bake in a preheated oven at 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 for 10-15mins until crisp. Cool, then top each one with Chosen by you Ardennes Pâté, Extra Special Plum & Apple Chutney, a slice of pickled cucumber or gherkin, and fresh thyme.
MAKE Pâté & plum chutney pittas
MAKE Goats’ cheese balls
Shape Chosen by you Soft Goats’ Cheese into small balls. Roll some in finely chopped pistachios and the rest in fnely chopped chives. Chill before serving.
MAKE Goats’ cheese balls
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KEEP THEM WATERED
Kids get really hot when they’re dashing around so have lots of water and juice on hand.
Set out a spread of mini burgers, little hot dogs, fruit on sticks and cute cakes – and let them tuck in!
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MAKE Donut garlands – simply thread Chosen by you Strawberry Mini Donuts, £1 for 18-pack, on ribbon for a fun display.
BUY Chosen by you
Candyland Ultimate Cupcake, £10
MAKE Flavoured popcorns
BUY Chosen by you Clyde
the Caterpillar Cake, £4.98
MAKE Hot dog tortilla rolls
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MAKE Crispie star wands
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Crispie star wands Line a shallow cake tin about 23cm x 32cm. Melt 50g butter in a large pan. Add 300g mini marshmallows and stir over a low heat until melted. Remove from the heat and gently stir in 175g Asda Rice Snaps. Transfer to the tin and level the top. Scatter Chosen by you Rainbow Sprinkles on top and leave for 30mins. Cut out stars using a 6cm cutter and push a cocktail stick into 19g serving contains: each one. Don’t waste Each ENERGY FAT SATURATES SUGARS SALT 314kj Med Med High Med the ‘scraps’ – serve 74kcal 1.5g 0.9g 8g 0.1g 4% 2% 5% 9% 2% them in a separate of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,654kJ/392kcal bowl. Makes 20
MAKE Dippy layers
Make Burgers on sticks
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Burgers on sticks
Fun and easy to eat! Cook frozen Asda Chosen by kids Dinky British Beef Burgers. Thread on cocktail sticks with a small slice of Cheddar, a piece of little gem lettuce and half a cherry tomato. Serve with ketchup for dipping.
Hot dog tortilla rolls Cook Extra Special New York Style Mini Hot Dogs, then cut each one into three. Warm tortilla wraps, cut them into strips slightly narrower than the pieces of hot dog, and spread thinly with tomato ketchup. Roll up and serve warm.
Dippy layers This is a fun – and less messy – way to serve dips for a kids’ party. Give each child a plastic cup with dips layered up and a few tortilla chips on top. We used guacamole, sour cream & chive and thousand island dips here – but it would work just as well with any other popular dips.
ASY! E SO
Flavoured popcorns Popcorn is great for children’s parties – and they’ll love trying out new favours. Cook some Chosen by you Popcorn Kernels in a large pan. Transfer to a large freezer bag, add a few small cubes of butter and some Chosen by you Popcorn Seasoning – choose from Sweet & Salty, Sweet & Spicy or Nacho Cheese. Seal the bag and shake until evenly favoured, then tip into tubs to serve.
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For fun party games
Using our photo below as a guide, carve a hedgehog shape from a piel de sapo melon. Cut the fesh into chunks and put on cocktail sticks with other fruit, such as strawberries, pineapple and kiwi fruit. Stick the cocktail sticks into the melon hedgehog’s ‘body’ so that they look like spines.
Get the look
Great value tableware for every party George Home Salad Servers, £2
George Home Cake Stand, £10
Make ahead Natural wooden products add a rustic feel that’s perfect for outdoor dining
George Home Star Bowl, £5
Bamboo Salad Bowl, £10
George Home Stackable Wine Glass, £1
Instant feast These pretty but practical accessories work for both parties and everyday use
Riviera Blue Check Napkins, £1.50 for 20-pack
George Home Riviera 12-piece Dinner Set, £18
George Home Silver Table Runner, £7
For a chic, modern look, serve party bites on metallic tableware
George Home Silver Stem Champagne Flute, £3.50
George Home 4-piece Coloured Mixing Bowl Set, £5
Kids’ party Our kids’ party accessories are bold, bright – and non-breakable. Perfect!
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Asda Brights Disposable Cups, £1 for 8-pack
George Home Tutti Frutti PVC Tablecloth, £10
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Drinks & nibbles
George Home Martini Glass, £3.50
George Home Silver Charger Plate, £1
Party time! Planning a celebration for little ones is child’s play with our fun ideas There’s lots to organise when you’re throwing a party for kids, so make it easier for yourself by choosing a theme. From pirates and princesses to jungle adventures, we’ve got a great range of themed table settings, decorations and games – plus amazing party cakes, too. Whether you’re entertaining young swashbucklers or little explorers, give them a day they’ll never forget!
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Pretty pink is the colour for mini royalty – and a tiara cake adds a glittering fnal touch
From left: Disposable cups, £1 (8-pack); tablecloth, £1; napkins, £1 (16-pack); Chosen by you Lenny the Lion cake, £10 (candles not included); monkey piñata, £7; bunting, £1; jungle plates, £1 (8-pack); animal masks, £3 (8-pack)
Shiver me timbers! Get the party of to a rocking start with a treasure-packed piñata
From left: Pin the Pirate game, £1; bunting, £1; treasure chest piñata, £7; disposable cups, £1 (8-pack)
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From left: Cake cases, £2 (40-pack); Chosen by you Be a Princess Cake, £9; disposable cups, £1.50 (10-pack); treat tubs, £2 (10-pack)
American dream Throw your own US-style party with giant versions of American treats Chosen by you: Burger & Fries Cake, £10; All American Ice Cream Sundae Cake, £12; Triple Chocolate and Jazzie Raspberry Giant Doughnut Cakes, £2 each
A canvas print makes a great anniversary gift
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Stamp your mark on your party cake – and more! Add a special touch by designing your own cake*. Just pick a photo, take it to the in-store bakery and we’ll upload it to be printed in coloured icing on your cake. We have blank cakes to decorate at home, too. Plus, you can get your snaps printed on cards, canvas pictures, and lots of other items, at our in-store photo centre*.
Photo-print cakes, from £10 each Photo-print canvas pictures, from £17 each
Photo-print paper, £3 a sheet
Photo-print cards, from £1.25 each
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Super soups At less than 130 calories per serving, our Chosen by you chilled soups are great for light meals
Whether you’re watching your weight or just in a rush, our Chosen by you soups are always a winner. We’ve got a range of nutritious, tasty choices, from classic favourites to exciting new favours. They’re great for family meals, any day of the week. For a quick tea for the kids, simply heat up our Chunky Minestrone and serve it with a toasted
Chosen by you Piri Piri Chicken Soup £1.60 (600g; 27p/100g)
bagel. Or for a day out, take our Tomato & Basil in a fask with a couple of ice cubes for a refreshing chilled summer soup. Each of our fresh soups contains at least one of your fve a day, so they’re great for a balanced lifestyle. And all six of the delicious soups here contain less than 130 calories per serving – very handy in the run-up to bikini season!
Chosen by you Carrot & Coriander Soup £1.60 (600g; 27p/100g)
Chosen by you Chicken Noodle Soup £1.60 (600g; 27p/100g)
Chosen by you Chunky Minestrone Soup £1.60 (600g; 27p/100g)
Chosen by you Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup £1.60 (600g; 27p/100g)
Chosen by you Tomato & Basil Soup £1.60 (600g; 27p/100g)
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It’s the ultimate kids’ party dessert... Now impress grown-up guests with these colourful variations
Sparkling wine & raspberry Mix 400ml sweet sparkling wine, 1 level tbsp icing sugar and a splash of Chosen by you Blackcurrant Juice Drink. Now make the basic jelly recipe and add this mixture. Then when it begins to set, stir in 100g raspberries. Each 152g serving contains: ENERGY
473kj Low 114kcal Trace 6% <1%
SATURATES SUGARS Low Med
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 311kJ/75kcal
Cool cranberry Make the jelly following our basic jelly recipe, using 400ml Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice to give it favour. Each 152g serving contains: ENERGY
382kj Low 90kcal Trace 5% <1%
SATURATES SUGARS Low Med
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 251kJ/59kcal
Our basic jelly recipe... Put 4tbsp cold water in a mug. Sprinkle 9g powdered gelatine over the water – always add the gelatine to the liquid, not the other way round. Leave to soak for 10mins. Next, carefully put the mug in a pan of gently simmering water – it should be deep enough to cover the bottom quarter of the mug.
Leave until the gelatine has dissolved. Pour into a jug. Measure out 400ml of the juice or other liquid in your chosen recipe. Stir 6tbsp into the gelatine, then slowly mix in the rest. Pour into a jelly mould, leave to cool, then put in the fridge to set for at least 6hrs, or overnight. Serves 4
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Fresh orange Follow our basic jelly recipe and add 400ml Extra Special Smooth Orange Juice and 1tbsp icing sugar for a lovely citrussy tang. Each 152g serving contains: ENERGY
239kj Low 56kcal Trace 3% <1%
SATURATES SUGARS Low Med
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 157kJ/37kcal
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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS Fun sour snakes & lime Make the basic jelly recipe, with 400ml Chosen by you Sugar Free Limeade. When it starts to set, add 10 Chosen by you Super Sour Snakes.
Each 161g serving contains:
Grate the zest of 1 lemon and squeeze the juice of 4 lemons into a jug. Add 100ml water, then put in a pan. Simmer, half covered, for 15mins. Stir in 100g granulated sugar and make up to 400ml with water. Leave to cool, then use in the basic jelly recipe.
234kj Low 55kcal Trace 3% <1%
Each 174g serving contains: ENERGY
452kj Low 106kcal Trace 5% <1%
SATURATES SUGARS Low Med
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 261kJ/61kcal
SATURATES SUGARS Low Low
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 146kJ/34kcal
Elderfower & grape Use 400ml Extra Special White Grape & Elderfower Spritzer in the basic recipe. When the jelly starts to set, add 75g grapes. Each 161g serving contains: ENERGY
567kj Low 135kcal Trace 7% <1%
SATURATES SUGARS Low High
0g 30.4g 0g 0% 34% 0%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 352kJ/84kcal
Strawberry & basil Cut the tops of 250g strawberries and purĂŠe them with 50g caster sugar. Stir in 4 shredded basil leaves and make up to 400ml with water, if necessary. Use this as the main liquid in the basic jelly recipe. Each 127g serving contains: ENERGY
313kj Low 74kcal Trace 4% <1%
SATURATES SUGARS Low Med
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 246kJ/58kcal
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GAME FOR A LAUGH
Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or big family BBQ, make celebrations even more fun with these traditional games with a twist
FOR THE KIDS
THE TRAD ITION
This party classic date s back hundreds of years. It used to be said that th e frst play er to bite an apple wou ld be the fr st to marry !
PASS THE PARCEL
THE TWIS T
Divide the players into two teams and get a ring doughn ut for each child. Thre ad each te am’s doug through a hnuts long piece of string th hang both en pieces at he ad level ac a room or ross the garden – you can the ends to tie trees, fenc es, shelf fxings or an y other secu re structur Keeping th e. eir hands be hind their backs, the players ha ve to race enough of to eat their doug hnut for it fall of the to string. The frst team to clear th eir string w ins.
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THE TRADITION This was frst played by guests at medieval feasts, with a parcel of material squares tied with ribbon passed around as musicians played.
THE TWIST Make up a story that includes lots of references to ‘left’ and ‘right’ – for example, ‘The prince left the palace after breakfast and turned right at the maze, to see if the soldiers had ridden of in the right direction to fnd the girl who’d left her slipper at the ball…’ The players sit in a circle passing the parcel while you read out the story. Each time they hear ‘left’ or ‘right’, they stop, then pass it in that direction. The player holding it when the story ends gets a prize.
FOR THE GROWN-UPS
Games aren’t just for kids – join in with these alternative ideas…
As well as the usual meaning, ‘shy’ used to be a word to describe throwing something – hence, Coconut Shy. This fun fair favourite originates from the 19t h century, when coconuts were an exotic prize.
THE TWIST Tie a clothes line bet ween two trees or posts. Knot string around the handles of three servin g spoons, then tie them to the line so they swing freely. The kids take turn s throwing plastic balls or tennis balls at the spoons. They get a poi nt for each hit, and the child with the most points wins a prize. To make it harder, you can get them to stand further back, or use their other han d.
SQUEAK PIGGY SQUEAK
I SPY THE TRADITION Dating back to the 1930s, this family favourite is a classic way to pass the time on car journeys, with F for feld, S for seat, and so on.
THE TWIST Challenge players to name things starting with chosen letters in categories – say, a music act beginning with A or a drink starting with T. Borrow ideas from BBC One quiz show Pointless and award a prize to the team that comes up with the most obscure answers – for instance, Andrea Bocelli would be a less obvious choice than ABBA. You’ll need an impartial judge!
TEAM QUIZ THE TRADITION Everyone loves pitting their wits against their friends, but subjects such as science or current afairs may not appeal across the board.
THE TWIST Get the children to stand in a circle around one blindfolded player, who reaches out to tap a ‘piggy’. He/she then asks them a series of questions – for example, are you taller than me, do you have any sisters, do you go to my school?. The piggy gives yes/no answers until their identity is guessed correctly. Then it’s their turn to be blindfolded, while the other players change places in the circle.
BLANKETY BLANK THE TRADITION Terry Wogan made this game famous on telly, but it involved asking loads of people to fll in the blanks in sentences, so contestants could guess what they said – and who has time to do that?
THE TWIST Make life easier for yourself by cutting headlines out of newspapers or magazines, then blank out words like they do on TV’s Have I Got News For You. Working in small teams, the players then give funny answers to fll the gaps. The funniest one scores a point and the team with most points wins. JULY 2014 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 71
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THE TRADITION This was popular in Victorian times, when it was considered a bit racy! A blindfolded player would work their way along a row of mystery ‘piggies’, sitting on each of their laps in turn to guess their identities.
Put together a quiz on showbiz and entertainment (for help, see quiz-zone.co.uk or quizfactor.com), with categories like soap characters or famous faces. You could also cut out pictures of stars, or record a medley of TV theme tunes or music from adverts, for players to identify. Throw in bonus points, too – so if the answer is Only Fools And Horses, ask players to give a Del Boy catchphrase.
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holiday hot list More than 14 million of us will jet of in search of sun this summer*. But before you go…
Make sure your family’s passports are up to date. You don’t want to turn up at the airport and discover they ran out last month. Renewing is easy – go to gov.uk/apply-renewpassport (adult, £72.50; child, £46), or use Check & Send at your local post ofce (adult, £81.25; child, £54.75). Processing can take three weeks – so use the Fast Track service if you need a passport the same day or within a week.
Avoid trying to ft all your pre-holiday pampering into the one spare hour you have left after packing! Make yourself a list… l Book a hair appointment a week before you go. Or DIY with Clairol’s Nice ’n Easy Permanent
Colour Foam, £6.98. l Have a pedicure for fip fop-ready feet two or three days beforehand. l Exfoliate two weeks before your hols – try Garnier Body Oil Beauty Nourishing Scrub, £7.15 – and then apply fake tan. It’ll go on much better.
Buy sun protection Before you pack, check the best-before date on your suncream, as it becomes less efective over time. Apply sun protection half an hour before you go out in the sun to give your skin a chance to absorb it. Kids’ sensitive skin needs a high SPF – Asda’s Protect Family Pack, £10, includes a factor 50. For swimming, choose a water-resistant cream and reapply often. And don’t forget after-sun, to keep skin soft. JULY 2014 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 75
Save space in your luggage by slipping small items such as socks and underwear into shoes, and roll up your clothes to stop them creasing so much. After you’ve ftted in as much as you can, close your suitcase and sit on it. Then, open it up again and squeeze those last bits and pieces in on top. Once you’ve got everything packed, weigh your suitcase on the bathroom scales to make sure you don’t get charged for excess baggage. Shop for travel essentials, like a Travels European Travel Adaptor, £1.50, and Asda Travel Hair Dryer, £12, before you go to avoid paying higher prices at the airport or abroad.
Get your travel money before you fy while you’re picking up your last-minute holiday shopping. Your nearest Asda Travel Money Bureau ofers great rates on foreign currency and is commission-free. You can also buy your currency online, or call 0845 900 0955*. If you’re buying more than £500, you can have it delivered for free!‡ For details, visit ASDA.com/money
For some countries you may need vaccinations, so check on ftfortravel.nhs.uk Contact your GP to see which ones you can get at your local surgery and whether you’re up to date with UK jabs such as tetanus. Some will be free, but there may be a small charge for others. Alternatively, visit travelvaccination.co.uk to fnd your local clinic.
Park for less
If you leave booking your car into the airport car park to the last minute, you’ll pay more. But you can often save up to 70% if you do it early, plus it’s one less thing to worry about.
Get holiday insurance
Fingers crossed your holiday will go without a hitch, but cover yourself in case the unexpected happens. Buying insurance online is easy – visit ASDA.com/insurance Depending on where you’re going, how long you’ll be away for and how many people are travelling, the level of cover you’ll need will vary. Think about the cost of replacing everything in your suitcases, plus the cost of the holiday, and then choose the cover that’s right for you. Don’t forget to include valuables like cameras, tablet computers and sports equipment, which would be expensive to replace. If you’re planning more than one holiday in a year, you could save money by choosing Asda Annual Travel Insurance, a great value multi-trip policy.
Travelling with children? How many times between home and your holiday destination do you reckon you’re going to hear the words, ‘Are we there yet?’ Planning is the key to keeping children entertained while you’re travelling. Pack crayons for colouring, download their favourite TV shows to your mobile phone or tablet, grab a good selection of books, and keep a few surprise treats handy for emergency bribes! Holidays are a great time to introduce your kids to favourite games from your own childhood – try Top Trumps, Uno or Snap. And to keep them occupied while you’re driving or queueing at the airport, word games like ‘I Spy’ and ‘Animal, Vegetable, Mineral’ are always a winner.
Tell the neighbours
Make sure you let the neighbours know you’re going to be away, so they can keep an eye on your house. And if you have pets, think about employing a house sitter. They can feed your furry friends and keep your home secure, too. Visit trustedhoussitters.com or homesitters.co.uk for more information.
*Calls from a BT landline will cost up to 4p per minute. Rates from other providers and mobiles may difer. Please contact your provider for more details. Lines open 8am to 10pm Mon–Fri, and 10am to 8pm Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays. Asda Travel Money ordered in store is provided by Travelex Agency Services, registered no: 04621879. Asda Travel Money ordered online or by telephone is provided by Travelex Currency Services Limited, registered number: 03797356. Both companies’ registered ofce is 65 Kingsway, London WC2B 6TD. ‡£3.95 for orders of £50–£500.
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Hawaiian shirts have long been a summer wardrobe hit for men. Now the ladies are getting in on the fun, with a host of A-listers sporting tropical prints. Get the look with our elegant bodycon dress, in stretch fabric and exotic ﬂoral print. Teamed with nude heels, it’s perfect for summer parties and special events. We’ve got ﬁve dresses to give away. For your chance to win*, go to ASDA.com/win Good luck!
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FRIZZ NO LONGER RULES,
YOU DO. Put the years of tying it back, over straightening and ﬁghting frizz behind you. With just a few drops of FRIZZ EASE® Original 6 EffectsTM Serum, you can take control of your unruly locks and make frizzy hair a thing of the past.
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Channel the Boho trend with bright and beautiful embroidery detailing. For instant, efortless cool, pair this maxi dress with gladiator sandals and a trilby hat.
Dress**, 8-24, £16, code 4663258
This season’s catwalks were awash with lace. For day-to-evening looks, try a bright lace shift dress with kitten heels – or toughen it up with a biker jacket.
Bra**, 32 B-C, 34 A-DD, 36 B-DD, 38 B-DD, £12, code 4639016; suspender belt**, 8-20, £6, code 4639021; briefs**, 8-20, £6, code 4639017
IT’S A WRAP
Accessories are a great way to try out a trend. These colourful printed scarves will instantly update any outft. Butterfy scarf, £5, code 4581257; toucan scarf†, £6, code 4651550 †AVAILABLE FROM 30 JUNE
NOTE BOOK Turn up the heat in hot summer must-have looks
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If you’re getting married you want special underwear – and this lace-detail, underwired lingerie is an ideal match for your dress.
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LE KID MAN
Lace dresses*, 8-24, £10 each: codes 4704811 (orange); 4704810 (yellow); 4704812 (green)
A built-in panel expands with your bump
MUMS TO BE
Practical, stylish and afordable, maternity wear is easy with George. Our key pieces include these new great-value, versatile dresses and elasticated skinny jeans.
Dresses (2-pack)†, 8-20, £15, code 4767315; jeans*, 8-20, £16, code 4546097 †AVAILABLE FROM 26 JULY
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Dressing for the
Clean lines, classic monochromes and fashes of colour – we’ve got your summer events covered, whether you’re at home or abroad
FOR AFTERNOON PARTIES A cool tunic in black and white print adds instant chic.
Tunic dress, 8-24, £14, code 4711389; trousers, £10, code 4574465; bracelet, £5, code 3578427
Keep time and don’t miss out on any of the fun.
Watch, £8, code 3528396 Metallic sandals glam up day wear.
Sandals, 3-9, £12, code 4603522
Strappy cross-body bags are really handy when you’re juggling drinks and party bites!
Bag, £12, code 4584366
FOR EVENING DRINKS A fattering maxi dress in soft jersey and a pair of cool shades are the perfect combo for warm summer evenings. Gold jewellery will give your skin a warm glow.
Earrings, £4, code 3529516; bangles (set of 3), £5, code 3526674
Dance the night away in comfy cork wedges.
Gain style points with an understated envelope clutch.
Shoes, 3-9, £16, code 4525736
Bag*, £8, code 4613939
Dress, 8-24, £16, code 4674969; sunglasses*, £3.50, code 4491056
FOR THE WEDDING GUEST With block panels and a classic shape, this shift dress is ideal for day and evening celebrations. An ankle strap adds sophistication to on-trend minimal looks.
Create an instant luxe feel with stylish jewellery.
Earrings, £5, code 3545398; necklace*, £6, code 3546505
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Shoes*, 3-9, £14, code 4577864
Just the right size to carry all your essentials.
Dress, 8-24, £16, code 4678911; bracelet, £6, code 3593833
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OFF TO BREAKFAST Rise and shine in stylish white shorts, an easy jersey vest and cute straw hat. Top, 8-24, £6, code 4728095; shorts, 8-24, £6, code 4468583; hat, £5, code 4655875; watch, £8, code 3528396
Round-the-clock dressing to take you from breakfast to cocktails at sunset
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DESTINATION SUN LOUNGER Cool swimwear and shades are a must when you’re lounging by the pool. Tick of two trends in one with a bikini in bright animal prints. Bikini top, 8-20, £3, code 4600027; bikini bottoms, 8-20, £3, code 4599261; sunglasses, £3.50, code 4491061
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POOLSIDE COCKTAILS Style and comfort are essential to take you from day to night. Win fashion points with a cami top and tropicalprint harem pants. Top, 8-24, £5, code 4666957; trousers, 8-24, £10, code 4468581; necklace, £6, code 3526723
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Ride on down to Asda Opticians for complete prices on prescription sunglasses Single vision prescription sunglasses
We’ve got a great range of sporty styles to choose from and all include ✓ 100% UV protection ✓ Scratch resistant lenses
Find your nearest opticians at ASDA.com/opticians Subject to availability. The 2 for offer is based on both pairs of glasses being purchased together for the same customer. Certain lens brands are excluded. Certain lens options subject to prescription. For full details and terms and conditions please ask an Optical colleague in-store.
Key pieces to pack for your sunshine break
Top, 8-24, £12, code 4665213; shorts, 6-26, £12, code 4641803
A stunning statement necklace is all you need to turn strappy sunwear into evening chic
Add instant cool to all your holiday looks with classic metal aviator sunglasses
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Simply stylish fip fops look good on the beach and in the bar
Tops, 8-24, £5 each, codes 4666956 (coral); 4666955 (turquoise); 4666958 (pink) 2 Necklace*, £12, code 3577614 Bracelets, £5 (set of 3), code 3578482 4 Top, 8-24, £10, code 4725920 5 Belt, £4, S-XL, code 4577872 6 Sunglasses, £3.50, code 4491061 7 Shorts, 6-26, £12, code 4641803 8 Tops, 8-24, £8 each, codes 4725920 (cream); 4725917 (blue) 9 Bag, £4, code 4672987 10 Flip fops, 3-8, £3, code 4532197 1 3
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Great suitcase essentials for men
Gain extra fashion points with a straw trilby – classic and stylish
A smart striped or bright plain T-shirt with cargo shorts will take you y from day to night
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Top, S-XXXXL, £8, code 4759684; shorts, 30-42, £12, code 4615166; sunglasses, £4, code 4452190
1 Hat, £8, code 4530915 2 T-shirts, S-XXXXL, £5 each or 2 for £8, codes 4713881 (tan); 4713882 (light blue); 4769018 (red) 3 Rucksack, £4, code 4452191 4 Belt, £8, code 4464251 5 Sunglasses, £4, code 4452188 6 Shoes, 6-12, £8, code 4607902 7 Striped T-shirts*, S-XXXXL, £7 each, codes 4756306 (light blue); 4743264 (red); 4743262 (navy) 8 Blue shorts, 30-42, £15, code 4626210; tan shorts, 30-42, £12, code 4666758 9 Flip ﬂops, 7-12, £6, code 4473264
A rucksack is perfect for beach gear or sightseeing – and this tribal pattern is a summer top trend
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Whatever your age, you can’t beat a pretty sundress for your hols!
Ready to go
The coolest holiday kit for your mini jet-setters Pack hats to protect them while they have fun in the sun
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T-shirt*, 9mth-6yrs, from £5, code 4710936; shorts*, 9mth-6yrs, from £6, code 4549190; hat, 1-3,4-8, 8-12, £1.50, code 4504427 *AVAILABLE FROM 29 JUNE Hair clips (set of 22), £2.50, code 3514254 2 Top, 9mth-6yrs, from £5, code 4657180 3 Vests, 4-14yrs, from £6 for 3-pack, code 4647617 Skirt, 9mth-6yrs, from £6, code 4660641 5 Watch, £8, code 3588293 6 Sandals, 4-12, £9, code 4590306 7 T-shirt*†, 4-14yrs, from £3, code 4743000 T-shirts*, 9mth-6yrs, from £6 (3-pack), code 4648095 9 Watch, £10, code 3518895 10 Blue swim shorts*, 4-14yrs, from £4, code 4637713; aztec-print swim shorts*†, 4-14yrs, from £5, code 4637711 11 Shoes**†, 4-12, £6, code 4560300 *AVAILABLE FROM 29 JUNE. **AVAILABLE FROM 13 JULY 1 4 8
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Jon Favreau and Sofa Vergara star in hilarious new feel-good comedy Chef
Up for grabs This July, we’ve got lots of hot prizes to give away – enter now for your chance to win! WIN! A two-night break in London, with cookery class and food tour, to celebrate new flm Chef Calling all foodies! New comedy Chef is heading to cinemas – and to mark the occasion, we’re ofering the chance to win a cooking trip to London for two, with a two-night stay at a fve-star hotel. You and a guest will have a private class at cookery school L’atelier des Chefs, learning to prepare Cuban dishes. You’ll also be whisked of on a tour of London’s East End, sampling foods from street vendors.
In Chef, cook Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) quits his job at a top restaurant after clashes with the owner (Dustin Hofman). With his ex-wife (Sofa Vergara), son Percy (Emjay Anthony) and friend Martin (John Leguizamo), he hits the road in a food truck to reignite his passion for cooking – and reunite his family. Also starring Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr, the flm is in cinemas 25 June.
There is one prize of a two-night stay in a fve-star central London hotel for a winner plus guest, sharing a twin or double room on a B&B board basis. The cooking class and street-food tour are not available on Sundays or bank holidays. Winner will need to complete a prize acceptance form and provide photo ID to prize supply agency IMS to book their trip. IMS requires 30 days to confrm prize and 90 days from notifcation to trip being available. All elements subject to availability until 31 May 2015, excluding 25 December 2014–2 January 2015, 3-7 April 2015, and 4 and 25 May 2015. Winner may be required to present a debit or credit card on arrival at the hotel. Prize does not include travel, meals or drinks other than mentioned, hotel expenses or spending money. Please refer to panel overleaf for overall terms.
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You’ll learn to cook at L’atelier des Chefs
WIN! A seven-night family holiday in Spain We’ve got a week in Menorca to give away, courtesy of HiPP Organic baby food. One family of four could win a seven-night break at the Binimar Resort in Cala’n Forcat. There’s fun for everyone, from pools to restaurants, plus lots of things for the kids to do. HiPP Organic knows how important
it is to keep them happy and healthy, which is why only the fnest organic ingredients are used. Available in a host of tasty recipes – look out for the new resealable pouches, great for days out. See hipp.co.uk
There is one prize of a seven-night, self-catering holiday for two adults and two children aged 12 and under, sharing an apartment in the Binimar Resort in Menorca. Return economy fights from major UK airports to Menorca Airport are included, as are taxes and 15kg of hold luggage per person. Airport to resort transfers included. The trip must be taken by 30 June 2015 and is subject to availability at time of purchase by agent supplying the holiday. The prize does not include meals or drinks, spending money or incidental hotel expenses, UK transfers or travel insurance, which should be in place before travel. See below for overall terms.
WIN! One of two breaks for four at a Butlins seaside resort
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Like to be beside the seaside? Then you’ll love our prize of a break at one of Butlins’ three resorts. There’s so much to do, with new live shows, Splash Waterworld and lots of other family activities. Enter now for your chance to win one of two three-night weekend or four-night midweek breaks, in Gold self-catering accommodation. Plus, readers can get an extra £20 off a Butlins break – visit butlins.com or call 0845 070 4736, quoting ‘ASDAJULY’, by 31 August 2014. There are two prizes of a self-catering family break for two adults and two children 14 and under, staying in a Gold apartment at Butlins Bognor Regis, Minehead or Skegness resorts, for a three-night (Friday-Monday) or four-night (Monday-Friday) family break. Prize does not include food or drink, travel, expenses or spending money, but does include selected entertainment and activities. Prize excludes festive breaks between 23 December 2014 and 4 January 2015, and must be booked by 31 December 2014 and taken by 6 April 2015, subject to availability. At least one guest must be aged 21 or older. See butlins.com/terms. Reader offer is £20 off current online prices for new family three- or four-night break bookings (or £10 off for two people) booked by 31 August and taken by 31 December 2014. Offer does not apply to twonight hotel breaks or two-berth, room-only bookings, cannot be combined with any other offer code and is subject to availability. See below for overall terms.
WIN! One of 15 Supercuts hair colour packages
Fifteen lucky readers could win a full colour treatment at Supercuts – that’s highlights or lowlights, wash, cut and dry – plus haircare goodies to take home! With more than 160 salons across the nation, later opening hours and no appointment necessary, Supercuts ofers great style without high-end prices. And readers can get £2.50 of a colour package (selected salons only) – just present your copy of Asda Magazine. See supercuts.co.uk There are 15 prizes of a full Supercuts service (shampoo, conditioner, cut and blow-dry), plus highlights or lowlights, as well as professional hair products to make up to a value of £100 in total, including the Supercuts service. Available with selected stylists at colour salons Monday to Thursday until 30 November 2014. If the winner’s nearest salon is not a colour salon, an alternative service may be ofered at the discretion of the manager. Patch test required 48 hours in advance. No cash substitute available; no change will be given if a service is declined. Prize must be taken in one visit. Reader ofer valid Monday-Thursday until 31 July 2014; not valid with any other ofer or discount. Only one voucher per visit. See below for overall terms.
HOW TO ENTER*
For your chance to win, call the number below or text the code, then a space and your name and address, to 82229, or enter online at ASDA.com/win. Calls/texts cost 50p each*. The closing date for prize draws is midnight, 31 July 2014.
FANTASTIC COOKERY MASTERCLASS Call 0901 151 0090 Text ASDA14
A SEVEN-NIGHT HOLIDAY TO MENORCA Call 0901 151 0091 Text ASDA15
BRILLIANT BUTLINS FAMILY BREAKS Call 0901 151 0093 Text ASDA16
SUPERCUTS HAIR PACKAGES Call 0901 151 0094 Text ASDA17
*ENTRY DETAILS Calls cost 50p from BT landlines. Calls from other networks, payphones and mobiles may be higher. Text entries cost 50p, plus standard operator rates. For SMS and call entry technical issues, call 0845 803 0325. For online entry technical issues, call Asda customer services on 0800 952 0101. See below for full and specifc terms and conditions. PRIZE DRAW TERMS & CONDITIONS 1 Prize draws open to all residents of the UK aged 18 years and over (unless otherwise stated), excluding employees (and their immediate family) of Asda, Publicis Blueprint and afliated companies, and anyone professionally connected with the prizes. 2 Proof of sending shall not constitute proof of receipt. No responsibility is accepted for entries lost, delayed, incompletely received or damaged. 3 Maximum one entry per person per draw. Automated, bulk or third-party entries not accepted. 4 All entries (online, text and phone) must be received by midnight, 31 July 2014. Phone/text lines open 24 hours a day until midnight, 31 July 2014. Ask bill payer before calling. If you text after the closing date, you will not be entered but will be charged. Take care when entering text codes; promoter is not responsible for mistypes and you may be charged more. Some phone lines operate call-barring. Calls from other networks/ payphones/mobiles may be charged at a higher rate. If unable to get through, check with network operator. 5 Winners are selected at random by an independent verifed computer system after the closing date and will be notifed by letter within 28 days of closing date. If prize is not claimed within four weeks of notifcation, a redraw will take place. 6 No cash alternatives. Prizes not transferable and must be accepted as ofered. 7 By entering, you agree to take part in publicity. 8 To obtain winners’ names/counties, send an SAE to: Asda Magazine July 2014 Winners List, Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD, 28 days after closing date. Do not send entries to this address. 9 If winners are unable to take prizes, a redraw will take place. 10 Promoter’s decision is fnal. 11 In the event of unforeseen circumstances, promoter reserves right to ofer alternative prize of equal or greater value. 12 Prize draws may feature in other promotional material with diferent treatments. 13 Promoter: Asda, Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD. 14 Winners accept prize at own risk. Unless stated otherwise, holiday winners should obtain their own travel insurance, visas and passport and be ft to travel. 15 Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage, except death or personal injury, arising out of administration, or for the winner’s enjoyment of the prizes. 16 Where terms/conditions are inconsistent with additional prize draw terms, additional ones will prevail. By entering you accept this. The application and interpretation of these terms and conditions shall be governed by the law of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute concerning them.
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Juggling work, kids and running a home can be exhausting. So give yourself a break with one of these handy apps – and they’re all free!
Map it out
The average smartphone user opens apps 10 times a day*
If you’ve ever wished you had a personal assistant to organise your life, download the Cozi Family Organizer app. You can create calendars, to-do lists, and lots more. Then, everyone in the family can look at them in one online account. There’s even a diary to record your favourite memories – or maybe even post embarrassing snaps of the kids!
KEEP BILLS IN CHECK When you’ve got lots of credit cards, bank accounts and bills to keep track of, it’s easy to miss payments. The Check app monitors your money and spending, safely and securely, so you can see the state of your fnances at a glance. It reminds you when bills are due and also lets you know if funds are running low.
Don’t forget… You can save more time by doing your weekly shop with the free Asda shopping app
Avoid the morning and bedtime rush with DreamHouse Tasks. This handy customisable app helps kids remember to do tasks set by you, such as making their bed or doing homework, by turning it into a game set in a virtual house. Kids move from room to room earning points for doing each task, to earn rewards from you. You can even set timers. The prizes needn’t cost anything – ofer a trip to the park or extra computer time.
Health help Feeling under the weather but can’t see your GP straight away? Use the Symptom Checker on the WebMD Mobile app** to see if you might need immediate help. There’s also a First Aid tool for everything from cuts and bruises to heart attacks, plus information on medications and treatments.
Apps for Android phones are available via the Google Play website – go to https://play.google.com/store. For iPhones, download from the iTunes App Store – see https://itunes.apple.com†
*FLURRY ANALYTICS SURVEY, APRIL 2014. ** WEBMD DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THE WEBMD MOBILE APPLICATION.
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†MOBILE NETWORK CHARGES MAY APPLY, ON BOTH ANDROID PHONES AND IPHONES. ILLUSTRATION: HANNAH WARREN
GET KIDS MOVING
Want to fnd the best childfriendly local cafes? The WowMum Maps app helps parents instantly locate great places and facilities for families – from restaurants to baby-changing areas and playgrounds – in towns and cities across the UK. Just type in your postcode and search by category to get a map showing lots of options. There’s also reviews from other mums and dads, to help fnd the perfect WowSpots.
Bring back the good times. Don’t let sensitive teeth hamper your enjoyment of food and drink. It makes sense to use a desensitising toothpaste to help prevent the pain. What doesn’t make sense is to stop using the toothpaste when the pain has gone. Because chances are it may come back. Brush twice a day every day with a Sensodyne desensitising toothpaste to relieve the pain and help prevent it coming back.
Sensodyne, NovaMin and the rings device are registered trade marks of the GSK group of companies.
Nº1 DENTIST RECOMMENDED BRAND FOR SENSITIVE TEETH Available in selected stores only.
with calcium & vitamin D for strong bones*
Find them with the Ambrosia range *Calcium and vitamin D are needed for normal growth and development of bones in children. Itâ€™s important to have a varied and balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle. Available from 5th July 2014.