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14 The perfect cheeseboard Cheeses to impress 17 In season Fresh produce that’s in store now 22 Cooks’ tips Helpful hints from our food team 25 Apples Make the most of this autumn fruit 51 Take 3 ingredients Stewing steak, onions and carrots 56 7 ways with hot dogs Top these snacks in style 59 Masterclass Bake our classic Christmas cake 62 Kids’ cooking It’s fun to make cinder toffee 69 Outdoor fun Warming food for Bonﬁre Night 75 Soup, glorious soup So-simple recipes 79 Weekday winners Quick and easy suppers NOVEMBER 2013 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 3
31 Happy Halloween Serve up a selection of scary buffet treats 41 Fright night Creepy family fancy dress 46 Wicked looks Create a ghoulish costume in next to no time 49 Have a scream! Super-scary Halloween party accessories
HEALTH 85 Winter glow Foods to energise you
FASHION 93 George style Win our super-cool coat 95 Style note book This month’s trend update 96 Get set to party Five totally glam looks 99 Style trend Baroque looks from the catwalk
ON THE COVER Spooky beef pies (page 34) Photograph: Maja Smend Styling: Rob Merrett Food styling: Glynis McGuinness, Gregor McMaster Asda editor Hannah McDermott Deputy editor Sally Shore Chief sub editor Carly Rigley Food editor Glynis McGuinness Deputy food editor Gregor McMaster Food and editorial assistant Linzi Brechin Art editor Matthew Ford Projects art editor Natalie Williams Senior designer Jack Cunningham Senior designer Katerina Varnavides Account director Jo Brooks Senior account manager Becky Turnbull Senior account manager Nicola Davey Account manager Amy Atkin Senior account executive Lizzie Gull George account director Kirsty Ware Production director Melanie Clarke Sales director Simon Cockburn
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11 Asda news Great mobile deals, ﬁreworks and more 89 ’Appy shopping Asda App is great on the go 101 Entertainment Spooky new releases 103 Up for grabs Fabulous prizes to be won 106 Time for you Winter warming ideas
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It’s a beanie bonanza! I’ll be popping on one of these cute animal hats (page 95) at the ﬁrst sign of frost or snow.
Welcome to November
When my best friend said that she wanted to throw a Halloween party, I logged onto Pinterest for some inspiration quicker than you can say, ‘BOO’ TO A GHOST. A few years ago, I’d have suggested going for a meal, or pretending to be out to avoid the ‘trick-ortreaters’. How things change! Halloween and Bonﬁre Night are both reasons to be CHEERFUL. So, this issue, we’ve combined the two occasions, creating ‘gruesome’ Halloween party food recipes (page 31) and WARMING FOOD for Bonﬁre Night (page 69). Don’t forget to dress up for Halloween fun, too – our outﬁts on page 41 are spooktacular! All I need to do now is ﬁnd a woolly hat and gloves, get close to the bonﬁre for some extra heat, then it will almost feel like I’m back to those balmy August nights…
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Fabulous ﬁreworks, classic Christmas markets and Children in Need bags EXCLUSIVE WHACK O’ LANTERN GAME Celebrate Halloween with our exclusive, free Whack O’ Lantern game. Simply download the Asda app and select the Asda magazine. Then aim your phone at the zap code shown right and scan the code to get playing. For more ﬁendish family fun, join the interactive Horrible Halloween Hunt in store on Saturday 26 October – and help Sir Spook (right) ﬁnd everything he needs for his spine-tingling Halloween Ball.
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The unique taste and texture of Lyle’s Golden Syrup has made it one of Britain’s favourite ingredients for over 130 years. Great in cakes, ﬂapjacks, puddings or on pancakes, it’s now available in a new, easy-to-use baking bottle, which includes precise recipe measures. So cooking with Lyle’s Golden Syrup has never been simpler. Find it in the baking aisle, priced £1.89.
REMEMBER, REMEMBER… … it’s Bonﬁre Night on 5 November, and now it’s easier than ever to buy your ﬁreworks at Asda, thanks to our new in-store ticketing system. Just choose your ﬁreworks, take a ticket, have this scanned with your groceries and collect them when you’ve ﬁnished your shop. Sparklers cost from 50p and Selection boxes from £5.
Pudsey’s back! With your help, Asda is aiming to donate around £500,000 to the BBC Children in Need appeal this year. We’ve got loads of special George kids’ clothes to choose from in support of the charity. Plus you can buy this exclusive colourful bag for just £2 – and we’ll donate 61p to Children in Need for every one sold. 12 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | NOVEMBER 2013
CHRISTMAS BONUS Have you been saving hard for Christmas? Don’t forget, the more you save on your Asda Christmas Savings Card by 17 November, the bigger your bonus from us will be!
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Grab yourself a satisfying brekkie on the move with our fantastic Food to Go range
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but not everyone has time to make it at home. That’s why we offer a great range of tasty breakfast options in our Food to Go range, located at the front of the store. How about our delicious Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bagel or new Loaded Bacon Bap? Our Food to Go range has an excellent selection for breakfast on the move, all guaranteed to give you the energy you need to take you through the morning.
♦ Asda Chosen by you Food to Go: Full English Bap, £2; Loaded Bacon Bap, £1.50; Ham & Cheese Croissant, £2; Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bagel, £2
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The perfect cheeseboard Want to serve an irresistible assortment of cheese and accompaniments? Martin Glass, Asda’s Cheese Buyer, shows you how
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To improve our Extra Special range of cheeses, we’ve brought back old favourites and added 10 new ones. The range now includes 26 varieties – here’s Martin’s top picks on this cheeseboard ‘The principle to putting together an impressive cheeseboard is to make it look as good as it tastes,’ says Martin, ‘so aim for a variety of ﬂavours, shapes, textures and colours. ‘A good rule of thumb is to include a mix of hard cheeses, such as Cheddar or Manchego, soft cheeses (Brie or Taleggio) and blue varieties (Gorgonzola or Stilton). You could add a crumbly regional variety (try Wensleydale or Lancashire), a blended cheese, such as Wensleydale & Cranberry, or a goat’s cheese. ‘Balance the richness of the cheese with tangy, sweet and sour chutneys, and serve with a selection of savoury biscuits and crackers, fresh or dried fruit, such as grapes or dates, and nuts.’ Extra Special: Caramelised Onion Chutney, £1.78 (320g; 55.6p/100g); Mango, Apple & Ginger Chutney, £1.78 (290g; 61.4p/100g); Artisan Bakery Biscuits for Cheese, £2 (250g; 80p/100g)
Spanish Manchego, £2.40 (150g; £1.60/100g) This hard, sheeps’ milk cheese from the La Mancha region is matured for six months, making it sweet, nutty and ﬁrm.
WE RECOMMEND... This serving selection (right) offers a good balance of different ﬂavoured cheeses, all of which will be available in store from 21 October.
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CHEESE KNOW-HOW Gorgonzola Piccante, £2 (150g; £1.33/100g) This piccante version of an Italian classic is matured for longer than the dolce type for a stronger ﬂavour and ﬁrmer texture.
Smoked Wensleydale, £5 (500g; £1/100g) A crumbly, sweet, yet slightly acidic Wensleydale is cold-smoked over oak chips to add a subtle smoky ﬁnish.
Wookey Hole Cave Aged Mature Cheddar, £5 (500g; £1/100g) Being matured in caves gives this award winner its distinctive earthy, yet sweet taste.
St Endellion Cornish Brie, £5 (1kg; 50p/100g) Handmade in Cornwall, this buttery, soft Brie is enriched with local double cream, then matured for around two weeks.
Long Clawson Creamy Blue Stilton, £2.50 (220g; £1.14/100g) A rich, tangy Stilton, made using a 100-year-old recipe and matured for 12 weeks to give a mild, creamy ﬂavour. NOVEMBER 2013 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 15
Asda Extra Special Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
Try something new with... Parmesan Crisps Serves 6 Cooking time: 8–10 minutes
Ingredients 100g Fresh Extra Special Parmesan (grated)
How to make 1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5. 2. Line a ﬂat baking sheet with parchment baking paper. Place heaped teaspoons of grated Parmesan cheese on the baking sheet, leaving space for them to spread when cooking. 3. Bake for 8–10 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling. 4. Remove from the oven and cool until set. Carefully place onto a cooling rack. 5. Store in an airtight container. EACH 17g SERVING CONTAINS
3.2g 0.3g 16%
Parmigiano Reggiano 100g
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In season Make the most of lovely autumn ﬂavours with our pick of the tastiest produce available in store this month
spotlight on pumpkin When you carve out your Halloween pumpkin, don’t forget to use up the ﬂesh – it’s delicious. enjoy roasted in chunks, boiled and mashed with butter, or add it to casseroles, soups and curries.
Pumpkin & coconut curry ♦ Fry some chopped onion, a crushed garlic clove and a little ﬁnely chopped root ginger in a dash of sunﬂower oil until soft. ♦ add 1-2tbsp curry powder and stir over a low heat for a minute. ♦ add cubed pumpkin
ﬂesh (no skin, seeds or ﬁbres), a can of coconut milk and enough water to just cover. bring to the boil, cover the pan and simmer for 30 minutes. ♦ add chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime juice, and serve with rice.
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Damon Johnson Head of Produce Quality
Persimmon is at its best now. A lovely sweet fruit, eat it like an apple with the skin on, or peel and cut into wedges. It’s also good in fruit salads with banana or in savoury salads and salsas.
Persimmon salsa This makes a good alternative to mango salsa ♦ Remove the stalks from some persimmon and cut the fruit into small dice. ♦ Add some ﬁnely chopped red onion, canned or cooked sweetcorn, ﬁnely chopped deseeded red chilli, diced cucumber and chopped fresh mint. Mix together with a squeeze of lime juice and a splash of olive oil. Chill for at least 30 minutes. ♦ Serve with tortilla chips as a snack, or as an accompaniment to grilled pork, chicken, lamb chops or ﬁsh. 18 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | NOVEMBER 2013
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Why not try…
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garlic One of the most important ingredients in any kitchen, the humble garlic is a staple of Mediterranean and Asian cooking, where it’s often a base ﬂavour. Just peel cloves and add crushed, chopped or sliced to stir-fries, soups and stews.
What to do with…
pumpkin seeds Instead of throwing away the pumpkin seeds, why not roast them? Wash the seeds, boil for 10 minutes, drain and spread on a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 150C/ 130C Fan/Gas 2 and roast for 40 minutes until golden and crisp. A source of magnesium, they’re delicious in salads, pastas and soups. Alternatively, buy pumpkin seeds in store.
3 ways with… leeks
To prepare leeks, trim off the tough green tops and roots. Slice lengthways, then rinse under running water to remove any dirt. Dry with kitchen paper and slice. Add to soups, pasta, savoury tarts, pies and stews, or fry gently and serve as a side dish.
Leek & pea soup ♦ Fry ﬁnely chopped onion in olive oil until soft. Add sliced leeks and cook for another 5 minutes. ♦ Add veg stock and frozen peas and bring to a simmer. ♦ Season, roughly blitz with a hand-held blender and serve with crusty bread.
Sautéed leek & mushroom toast ♦ Gently fry sliced leeks in butter until soft. Add sliced mushrooms and fry until cooked. ♦ Stir through a little crème
fraîche and serve on thickly sliced, toasted bread.
Leek & bacon spaghetti ♦ Cook spaghetti in boiling, salted water for 10-12 minutes. ♦ Fry chopped bacon in olive oil. Add sliced leeks and cook until the bacon is crispy. ♦ Drain the spaghetti and mix in the leeks and bacon with some wholegrain mustard.
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CASSEROLE COMBINATIONS Cheaper cuts of meat are full of ﬂavour, but need slow cooking to make them tender. Try these ideas: ♦ Casserole or stewing beef Cook in beer or red wine with thyme, or in stock with a dash of brown sauce. ♦ Lamb stewing pack Add red or white wine with rosemary, or stock with a tablespoon each of mint sauce and redcurrant jelly. ♦ Casserole pork Cook in dry cider, stock and thyme. ♦ Chicken thighs Add chicken stock and white wine with rosemary, thyme or tarragon. Specially designed for slow cooking, lidded casserole dishes will stop stews from drying out. This Asda casserole dish, £8*, available in store and online, is ideal.
HOW TO LOOK AFTER CHEESE Keep cheese in its original wrapping until you use it for the ﬁrst time. Once opened, wrap any leftover cheese in greaseproof paper, which allows it to breathe and not sweat. Store wrapped pieces together in a large plastic box to stop them from making the fridge smell. Cheese often has a long ‘use by date’ but check the packaging. Once you open it, hard cheeses, such as Cheddar and Wensleydale should be eaten within ﬁve days, soft ones like blue and goat’s, within three days.
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KITCHEN MUST-HAVES Peelers have been around for over 65 years – and with good reason. Easier to handle than a knife, they only peel off a thin layer reducing waste. Another great gadget is an apple corer – handy for preparing our apple recipes on page 25. Asda stainless steel peeler, £2; Asda stainless steel apple corer, £1.50
Caramelise onions for topping hot dogs (page 56), steaks and burgers. ♦ Peel, halve and slice two or three large red or brown onions and put in a large frying pan with 2tbsp olive oil. ♦ Cook over a low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring and turning often until golden brown and soft. Don’t turn the heat up at any stage. As they cook, the moisture will be driven off and the natural sugars will caramelise. ♦ You can enhance the caramel at the end of cooking by adding a little brown sugar and balsamic vinegar and cooking for a further 5-10 minutes. NOVEMBER 2013 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 23
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FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
Apples The apple harvest is in, so make the most of it with our delicious recipes featuring sweet, juicy eaters and sharp, tangy cookers
Toffee apples Before you start, always remember to wash the apples thoroughly in warm (not hot) water to remove all the wax, or the toffee won’t stick properly MAKES 6 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 58p 6 eating apples 50g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing 450g demerara sugar 2tsp cider vinegar 1tbsp golden syrup Chopped nuts or sesame seeds, to decorate 1 Wash the apples and dry thoroughly. Grease a sheet of baking paper and put on a baking tray. Push a lolly stick into each apple through the core, to approximately three-
quarters of the way down. 2 Put the sugar and 150ml water in a pan and heat gently, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved. Add the butter, vinegar and syrup. 3 Increase the heat and boil for 10 minutes, without stirring, until it turns to toffee. Towards the end of the cooking time, test often by dropping a small amount into a bowl of cold water – if it turns hard, it’s ready. If you have a sugar thermometer, this will be when
it reaches 140C. Remove from the heat immediately. 4 Holding the apples by the sticks, dip them into the toffee and turn to cover. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or nuts and leave some plain. The toffee will be very hot so take care. 5 Leave to set on the tray. Eat within 24 hours – after that the toffee will go soft and the apples will start to brown. MED
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Stuffed baked apples Bramley apples have a lovely ﬂuffy texture when baked. If you prefer, leave out the pomegranate seeds or try with chopped dates, ﬁgs and dried cranberries SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING 63p 4 Bramley cooking apples 8 dried apricots, chopped 3 level tbsp soft light brown sugar 80g pack pomegranate seeds 50g sultanas 15g butter 150ml apple juice 1tbsp clear honey
1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Wash and dry the apples, then remove the cores using an apple corer or a sharp knife. Enlarge the holes slightly with a knife. Make a cut in the skin around the middle of each apple and put in an ovenproof dish. 2 Mix together the chopped
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apricots, sugar, pomegranate seeds and sultanas. Carefully ﬁll the apples with the mixture. Cover the ﬁlling at the top of each one with a small piece of foil to stop it burning. 3 Heat the butter, apple juice and honey until the butter melts – but don’t let it boil. Pour over the apples.
4 Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, basting with the juices halfway through. Remove the foil, baste again and return to the oven for another 10 minutes. Spoon over the juices to serve.
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FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
Mulled cider Keep your guests warm on Bonﬁre Night with this fruity punch. To make it non-alcoholic for the kids, just replace the cider with apple juice SERVES 8 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.40 3 eating apples 12 cloves 4 x 500ml bottles Extra Special Vintage Cider 2 cinnamon sticks ¼ level tsp Schwartz Ground Allspice Thinly pared zest of 1 orange
a large saucepan with the cider, cinnamon sticks, allspice and orange zest. 2 Heat until simmering, then simmer very gently for 15-20 minutes – taking care not to let it boil. 3 Slice the reserved apple and serve with the punch. MED
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Apple snow Whisked egg white and cream give this classic dessert a snow-like ﬂufﬁness. The leftover egg yolks can be frozen – just add a pinch of salt or sugar and stir gently ﬁrst SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 90p 750g Bramley cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces 100g caster sugar Grated zest of 1 lemon 3tbsp lemon juice 2 egg whites 100ml double cream 1 small red eating apple and 4 sprigs mint, to decorate
1 Put the Bramley apples in a large saucepan with 50g of the sugar, the lemon zest and 2tbsp of the lemon juice. Cover and cook over a medium heat, stirring often, until the apples are soft. 2 Remove the lid and cook for a few more minutes, stirring gently, until some of the moisture has been driven
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off. Tip into a large bowl and mash with a fork. Leave until completely cold. 3 Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Add the rest of the sugar and whisk until stiff again. 4 In another bowl, whisk the cream until it just starts to hold its shape but isn’t stiff. Fold the egg whites and cream into the apples and divide
between 4 glasses. Chill. 5 Core the eating apple but don’t peel it. Cut into thin slices and toss in the rest of the lemon juice. Drain off any excess juice. Top each apple snow with apple pieces and mint.
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OF YOUR 5 A DAY
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FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
Caramelised French apple tart Our tart is as good as the ones you see in French bakeries, and so easy to make! SERVES 12 READY IN 1HR 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 40p For the pastry 250g plain ﬂour, plus extra for rolling 150g butter, chilled, and cut into small pieces 1 level tbsp icing sugar 1 egg yolk For the ﬁlling 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced 100g caster sugar 2tbsp lemon juice 750g Bramley cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
40g unsalted butter 4tbsp Hartley’s Smooth Apricot Jam 1 For the pastry, sift the ﬂour with a pinch of salt, then rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the icing sugar. Mix the egg yolk with 2tbsp ice-cold water and mix with the ﬂour mixture to make a stiff dough. You may need a little more water. 2 Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/Gas 5. Roll out the pastry on a lightly ﬂoured
surface and line a 23cm ﬂan tin. Prick the base and chill for 15 minutes. Lay a sheet of baking paper in the ﬂan case and weigh down with dry rice. Bake for 10 minutes, remove the paper and rice and cook for another 5 minutes. 3 Put the sliced Granny Smiths in a bowl with 50g of the caster sugar and the lemon juice and mix gently. Set aside, turning occasionally. 4 Put the Bramley apples in a pan with 25g of the butter and 2tbsp water. Cover and
cook until tender. Stir in the rest of the caster sugar and 2tbsp of the apricot jam and simmer, uncovered, stirring often, until you have a thick purée. Put in the ﬂan case. 5 Drain the apple slices and arrange on top. Melt the rest of the butter and brush the apples. Bake for 25 minutes. 6 Heat the rest of the jam and brush over the warm apples. Serve warm or cold. MED
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This Halloween, Richmond is helping mums get creative with the kids with fun recipe ideas and cut-out-and-decorate packaging
Sausage mummies ♦ Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
♦ Heat some oil in a frying pan and brown the Richmond sausages all over. Set aside to cool. ♦ Cut ready-rolled puff pastry into very thin strips and wrap these around the sausages to resemble bandages. ♦ Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown. Add dots of mustard for eyes.
10 ♦ Richmond 16 Thick Sausages, £4 (908g; 44p/100g) or 3 packs for £10
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Kids love to make wickedly tasty treats for Halloween – and there’s loads of inspiration with limited-edition packs of 16 Thick Sausages from Richmond. These big packs have great ideas for everyone, from spooky designs to cut out and decorate your home and costumes, to simple recipes like these Richmond Sausage Mummies. For more Halloween ideas, go to facebook.com/RichmondFoods.
Scare the whole family silly with our selection of deliciously gruesome bufet treats that’ll make sure your Halloween party goes with a spooky swing
Jack-o’-lantern peppers These peppers make creepy containers for dips – scoop the dips out of the ‘mouth’ or lift the lid ♦ Cut the tops off some red, yellow and orange peppers and scoop out the seeds and white pith. ♦ Carefully cut out jack-o’lantern faces. Put the peppers on a serving plate and ﬁll with
Asda Chosen by you Houmous, Mild Salsa and Guacamole, allowing some to run out of the ‘mouths’. Replace the lids. ♦ Serve with vegetable crudités and tortilla chips for scooping up the dips. MONTH 2013 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 00 NOVEMBER 31
Asda Chosen by you Menacing Mummy Cake, £5 (840g; 59.5p/100g)
Celery mummies a Chosen ckwise from left: Asd Frightfully good Clo (125g; 80p/100g); Witches pkins, £1 by you: Mallow Pum s, £2 for 10-pack 4p/100g); Terror Pop 69. ; 4g Wands, £1 (14 ; 63.2p/100g) 0g (19 20 £1. ns, Bea Jelly (120g; £1.67/100g); (25g; 40p/10g) £1 ly, Lol p/10g); Mallow Eyeballs, £1 (90g; 11.1
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Cake Angels Spooky Chocolate Mufﬁn Kit, £1.98 (220g; 90p/100g)
Create a Halloween spread Serve up a spine-tingling selection of tasty sweet and savoury buffet treats – and let your little horrors help themselves!
Asda Menacing Mummy Cake £5 (840g; 59.5p/100g) This monstrous madeira cake is decorated with jelly eyes, vanilla icing bandages and jam.
Frankfurter ﬁngers ♦ Cut the ends off frankfurters in a zigzag pattern. Using a small, sharp knife, mark knuckles and ﬁnger nails.
♦ Arrange on a plate with tomato ketchup at the zigzag ends to look like blood.
Cake Angels Spooky Chocolate Mufﬁn Kit £1.98 (220g; 90p/100g) Contains mufﬁn mix, icing and sprinkles to make six mufﬁns.
♦ Cut celery into 6cm lengths and ﬁll with reduced-fat soft cheese, rounding it on top. ♦ Coarsely grate some Cheddar and arrange along the celery to look like bandages. Stick on eyes made from currants.
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Individual spooky beef pies For an even quicker ﬁlling, use minced beef – just ﬂavour it in the same way MAKES 8 READY IN 3HRS 45 MINS PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 65p 250g pack Asda Diced Casserole Beef 1tbsp flour, plus extra for rolling 2tbsp sunflower oil 1 onion, chopped 1 beef stock cube, crumbled 2tsp Worcestershire sauce 2tbsp Asda Brown Sauce 2tbsp Asda Tomato Ketchup 175g butternut squash, flesh only, cut into small cubes 500g Jus-Rol Shortcrust Pastry 1 egg, beaten
1 Preheat the oven to 150C/ 130C Fan/Gas 2. Put the beef in a bowl, sprinkle on the ﬂour and season. Toss to coat, then set aside. 2 Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and cook until soft. Transfer to a casserole dish and keep warm in the oven. Heat the remaining oil and cook the beef over a high heat, until just browned on all sides. Add to the onion. 3 Add the stock cube and 175ml water to the pan and
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heat until simmering. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, brown sauce and ketchup. Pour over the meat, cover and cook in the oven for 1 hour 45 minutes. Add the squash and cook for another 30 minutes, until the meat is tender. Tip into a bowl and leave to cool. 4 While the meat is cooking, ﬂour a work surface and roll out the pastry thinly. Cut out 8 x 10cm rounds and 8 x 11.5cm rounds, re-rolling the pastry as necessary. Cut jack-
o’-lantern faces in the smaller rounds. Put the rounds on a plate with a piece of baking paper between each one. Cover with cling ﬁlm and chill. 5 Turn up the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Use the larger pastry rounds to line 8 Yorkshire pudding tins. Fill with the beef mixture. Brush the edges with egg. Put the pastry lids on top, brush with egg and bake for 20-25 minutes. CALORIES
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Mini ghost pizzas If you’re busy before the party, prepare these in advance and then just cook at the last minute ♦ Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. ♦ Make up a pack of Asda Pizza Base Mix as instructed and roll out into small ovals, about 9 x 4cm. ♦ Arrange on 2 baking trays
and spread with Asda Chosen by you Tomato & Basil Pizza Sauce. ♦ Slice some mozzarella and arrange on top of the pizzas to look like ghosts. Cut eyes and noses from black
olives and put on the ghosts. ♦ Cover loosely with cling ﬁlm and leave in a warm place for 10 minutes to rise, then cook in the oven for 15 minutes. Scatter shredded basil on top before serving.
To make this recipe even n easier, you cads use pitta brea for the base
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WitchesÕ broomsticks For something different, you could add some Asda Popping Candy Chocolate to get everyone cackling MAKES 14 READY IN 45 MINS PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 15p 100g Asda Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids) 100g Asda Milk Chocolate 50g Asda Smooth Peanut Butter Quality Street Matchmakers, for the handles (or Mikado Milk Chocolate biscuit sticks or Elizabeth Shaw Dark Chocolate Cappuccino Flutes) 1 Break the dark and milk chocolate into squares and put in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave until the chocolate melts. 2 Remove the bowl from the pan of water and stir the peanut butter into the chocolate. 3 Arrange paper cases on a baking tray and ﬁll with the chocolate mixture – if you double up the cases, the ‘brooms’ will hold their shape better. Chill until the chocolate mixture starts to ﬁrm up – about 30 minutes. 4 Put a Matchmaker (Mikado/ Cappuccino Flute) in the middle of each one (halved if necessary) to make the broomstick handle. Chill until completely set. HIGH
HIGH 9.3g 10%
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Ice cream eyeballs
Why not try raspberry ripple ice cream for an even more gruesome effect? ♦ Arrange some Carousel Sponge Cookies for Ice Cream on a tray. Top each one with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
♦ Squeeze some Askeys Strawberry Treat Ice Cream Sauce onto the middle of each scoop of ice cream so that it runs in different
directions – to look like blood.
♦ Top each eyeball with a Smartie, put a spot of apricot jam in the middle and top off with a currant. Serve at once.
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Raise your glass Celebrate renowned winemaker Hardys 160th anniversary by sharing the enjoyment of these quality red wines Wine makes a stylish gift for the festive season – so how about offering these gorgeous reds from Hardys? The world-famous Australian winemaker is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year with the launch of stylish new packaging – keep an eye out for it next time you’re in store. Hardys Nottage Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, £6 (75cl) is a soft
and dry red, bursting with dark berry fruit ﬂavours. Full-bodied, with a subtle black pepper spice, it’s delicious with steak, meaty pasta dishes and Sunday roasts. Hardys Stamp Cabernet Merlot, £5 (75cl) is a medium-bodied red with a smooth, juicy ﬂavour. This easy-drinking wine is ideal for relaxed, cosy dining. Great with stews, spicy sausages or cottage pie.
Limited edition Founded by Thomas Hardy in 1853, his commitment to quality, ﬂavour and character remain the cornerstone of Hardys wines today. And its 160th anniversary is the perfect excuse to enjoy Hardys 160 Limited Edition Shiraz, £6 (75cl). It’s a rich and rounded red with soft plum fruit ﬂavours and a hint of dark chocolate.
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Have the best ever Halloween with our spooky outfit inspiration for all the family
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Comes with cap, 3-8yrs, £10, code 4268926
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WITCH 8-22, £16, code 4314290
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LIGHT UP CAT TUTU
3-12yrs, £10, code 4268922 Watch the bottom of the tutu light up!
SPOOKY WITCH 5-12yrs, £7, code 4268920
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New for 2013
LIGHT UP WITCH Flick the hidden switch and tiny lights on the bodice will twinkle. 3-12yrs, £10, code 4285548
REAPER BEATING CHEST Use the hand pump and the little skulls within the set of lungs will inﬂate and look like they’re pumping! Reaper beating chest, 5-12yrs, £10, code 4314299
TEEN AMERICAN FOOTBALLER HEART APP Visit the App store and download the free Blood Heart App.
STYLING: ROB MERRETT
American teen footballer, 9-16yrs, £12.50, code 4314303 Place your phone in the little pocket to see the beating heart app
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SCARY STUFF Get a spookily shocking look with our fright-night kit essentials.
Take one basic black outﬁt and turn it into a Halloween costume in no time at all with great-value ghoulish face paint and accessories from Asda. Here’s how we made these ghastly guises:
Asda Horrendous Head Bandage, £2
Asda Fiendish Fangs, £1
crayon to draw thick brows. Next, add red lipstick and drips of fake blood around the edge of your mouth. ♦ Finish the look with some Asda Fiendish Fangs.
white face paint. ♦ Use black face paint to apply shading under cheekbones and around eyes, chin and mouth. ♦ Add Asda Horrendous Head Bandage.
♦ Apply white face paint. ♦ Use a black face paint
♦ Sponge green face paint from the FX Witch Make-up Set onto face and neck. ♦ Use the crayon for brows. ♦ Apply black lipstick and pop on the witch’s nose.
♦ Cover your face with
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PHOTOGRAPH: TERRY BENSON. MAKE-UP: CAROLYN ROPER
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Clockwise from left: broomstick, £1; skull lantern, £3; felt garland, £1; poison bucket, £10; kids’ masks, £3; crow with light-up eyes, £5; spider table cover, £1; large tinsel bat, £3; witch’s cauldron, £1; small tinsel bat, £1; serving tray, £1; spider cups, £1 for 12-pack; pumpkin straws, £1 for 6-pack; light-up pumpkin, £1; spider bowls, £1 for 12-pack; spider plates, £1 for 12-pack; cutlery, £1 for 24-pack; spider napkins, £1 for 12-pack; giant light-up skull, £15; light-up skeleton heads, £10; plastic pumpkin pail, 50p; foam glow stick, £2 each; giant tinsel spider, £4; poison melamine plate, £1; poison melamine bowl, £1; wooden sign, £1; light-up treat bag, £4 NOVEMBER MONTH 2013 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 00 49
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Turn your home into a house of horrors this Halloween with these wickedly scary party accessories
Ofer available from 24th October to 13th November on McCain Ready Baked Jackets 4 pack. Subject to availability. Available while stocks last.
Take 3 ingredients… Stewing steak, onion, carrots This classic combination is great for creating hearty, warming dishes that are perfect for the cold winter months
Beef in red wine sauce Red wine gives a lovely richness and colour to the sauce, but you can use white if you have it to hand SERVES 6 READY IN 3HRS PRICE PER SERVING £2.01 700g pack Asda Butcher’s Selection Slow Cook Stewing Steak 40g flour 3tbsp sunflower oil 1 large onion 400ml red wine 1 beef stock cube 1 level tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1tsp dried thyme 500g carrots, sliced 2 x 300g cans cannellini
beans, rinsed and drained 400g mushrooms, halved or quartered New potatoes and broccoli, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 150C/130C Fan/Gas 2. Toss the meat in the ﬂour so all the pieces are coated. Season. 2 Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan and cook half the beef until browned
on all sides. Transfer to a casserole dish. Repeat with another 1tbsp oil and the rest of the beef, sprinkling on any remaining ﬂour. Keep warm, uncovered, in the oven. 3 Wipe out the frying pan and cook the onion in the remaining oil until soft. Add this to the meat. 4 Pour the wine into the frying pan, crumble in the stock cube and heat.
Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add to the casserole with the thyme, carrots and 200ml boiling water. Cover and cook in the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes. 5 Stir in the beans and mushrooms. Cover and cook for another hour. Serve with new potatoes and broccoli.
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Cottage pie with swede topping You can replace the swede with parsnip for an equally tasty mash SERVES 6 READY IN 3HRS 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.41
♦ Preheat the oven to 150C/130C Fan/Gas 2. Put a 700g pack Asda Butcher’s Selection Slow Cook Stewing Steak in a casserole dish and add 1 chopped large onion, 350g diced carrots and 2 level tsp dried mixed herbs. ♦ Dissolve 1 beef stock cube in 450ml hot water, add 2tbsp tomato purée and stir to mix. Pour into the casserole, cover and cook in the oven for 2 hours 30 minutes. ♦ Half an hour before the beef is ready, put 3 peeled large potatoes and 1 peeled large swede, all cut into even-sized chunks, in a pan. Add cold water to cover, then put a lid on the pan and bring to the boil. Simmer until tender. ♦ Stir 3 level tbsp Asda Gravy Granules for Meat into the stew. Lift out the meat and veg with a slotted spoon and transfer to a pie dish. Add enough gravy to moisten the pie ﬁlling; reserve the rest. ♦ Increase the oven temperature to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Drain the swede and potato, then mash with 25g butter. Spread over the pie ﬁlling and bake for 15-20 minutes. Heat the reserved gravy and serve with the pie.
LOW HIGH SAT FAT
366 12.6g 13.4g 5.1g 2g 18% 14% 19% 26% 33% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING
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RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: RIA OSBORNE. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: GREGOR MCMASTER
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Beef casserole with beer The alcohol in this dish burns off during cooking, so it’s ﬁne to serve to children. We’ve used light ale, but any beer or stout will work just as well SERVES 6 READY IN 3HRS 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.47 2tbsp sunflower oil 700g pack Asda Butcher’s Selection Slow Cook Stewing Steak 1 large onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 500ml light ale 1 beef stock cube, crumbled 2 bay leaves 500g carrots, sliced 2 level tbsp cornflour 1 small baguette
1 level tbsp Asda Mild French Mustard 1 Preheat the oven to 150C/130C Fan/Gas 2. Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan and cook the beef, in batches, over a high heat until browned all over. Transfer to a casserole dish, together with any cooking juices. 2 Heat the rest of the oil in the frying pan, add the onion
and cook until soft. Stir in the garlic, cook for 1 minute, then add to the meat. 3 Heat the light ale in the pan until simmering, then add to the casserole with the stock cube, bay leaves, carrots and 100ml water. Cover and cook in the oven for 2 hours 30 minutes or until the meat is tender. 4 Mix the cornﬂour with 3tbsp cold water and stir
it into the casserole. Remove the bay leaves. 5 Cut the baguette into 6 thick slices, leaving off the ends. Spread thinly with mustard and arrange on top of the meat, pressing each slice in lightly. Return to the oven, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes.
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Best bowlfuls Fresh, nutritious and just like home-made… we’ve got some delicious new soups from
♦ Asda Chosen by you: Chorizo & Bean Soup; Thai Carrot Soup; Chicken Noodle Soup; Pea & Ham Soup; all £1.60 each (600g; 26.6p/100g)
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For the taste of home-made soup without the effort, try our range of fresh soups prepared with top-quality ingredients. There are 24 varieties in all, with eight delicious new additions, from world ﬂavours of Chorizo & Bean and Thai Carrot to classic Chicken Noodle and Pea & Ham. Nourishing and wholesome, they’re a great source of protein and low in fat. The ideal choice when you’re after a quick, nutritious meal on a budget, a warming bowlful makes a hearty lunch or a cosy supper treat. You’ll ﬁnd them in the chilled aisle.
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Classic dogs Make hot dogs with Asda Butcher’s Selection Pork Sausages, then top with browned, chopped onions, ketchup and mustard.
7 WAYS WITH Jerk jalapeño dogs Coat Asda Extra Special Sweet Chilli Sausages in jerk seasoning before cooking. Serve in a bun, topped with mango chutney and sliced jalapeño chillies.
Great to serve at a fireworks party
Hot dogs Give the all-American snack a gourmet makeover for tasty ﬁnger food with a twist
Feta & olive dogs Top hot dogs with chopped sun-dried tomatoes, sliced green olives and crumbled Feta cheese. Try Asda Butcher’s Selection Pork & Tomato Sausages for the dogs.
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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS Maple & mustard dogs
Cider, apple & leek dogs
Brush Asda Butcher’s Selection Lincolnshire Sausages with maple syrup before cooking. Fry sliced onions until soft, then mix through with Dijon mustard, brown sugar and cider vinegar. Spoon over the hot dogs and top with ketchup.
Put thinly sliced leek and apple in a pan. Stir in some cider and caraway seeds, then simmer, uncovered, until the sauce has reduced down. Use to top hot dogs made with Asda Extra Special Pork & Leek Sausages.
Blue cheese dogs
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Make a coleslaw with shredded carrot and cabbage, mayonnaise, mustard and crumbled blue cheese. Fill hot-dog buns with Asda Butcher’s Selection Cumberland Sausages. Top with the slaw.
Mexican chilli dogs Mix together cooked, sliced onion, kidney beans, chilli powder and tinned chopped tomatoes. Cook through, then spoon over hot dogs made with
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Take baking to another level with Billington’s unreﬁned sugar, plus store your cakes in this free tin!
Get thisor f free tinur o y all bakes
For exclusive festive recipes and your own free ‘I’ve Been Baking with Billington’s’ cake tin, pick up two promotional packs in store.
♦ Billington’s: Light Muscovado; Dark Muscovado; £1.38 each (500g; 27.6p/100g). Billington’s Molasses, £1.19 (500g; 23.8p/100g)
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The best baking recipes call for top ingredients – and for sugar, that means Billington’s. Its unreﬁned sugars lock in the molasses of the sugar cane to give a natural colour, aroma, richness and depth of ﬂavour. Treacly dark muscovado is great for Christmas cakes – it complements the dried fruit and brandy and gives a deep, rich colour. Meanwhile, the subtle caramel taste of light muscovado is ideal for brownies and gingerbread. Look out for the on-pack promotion for this free, limitededition ‘I’ve Been Baking With Billington’s’ cake tin* – and get some festive inspiration with delicious recipes in the special packs and online at billingtons.co.uk.
Get ahead with your preparations and you’ll be rewarded with a rich, moist fruit cake that’s ready for icing and decorating next month
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If you make your Christmas cake in November and ‘feed’ it weekly with brandy or rum, it will mature in the weeks running up to Christmas. Look out for icing instructions in our December issue. MAKES 1 X 22CM ROUND CAKE OR 1 X 20CM SQUARE CAKE SERVES 24 READY IN 4HRS 30 MINS PLUS SOAKING AND FEEDING PRICE PER SERVING 45p 350g seedless raisins 300g sultanas 250g currants 100g glacé cherries, quartered 100ml brandy or rum, plus extra for ‘feeding’ 225g plain flour 2tsp ground mixed spice 215g butter 215g soft brown sugar 4 large eggs Grated zest of 1 small orange and 1 lemon 100g pecans or almonds, finely chopped MED
Put all the dried fruit in a bowl with 100ml rum or brandy. Cover with clingﬁlm and leave for 1-2 days to soak, stirring occasionally. Line a 22cm deep round or 20cm deep square cake tin with 3 layers of baking paper. Preheat the oven to 150C/130C Fan/Gas 2.
Put the mixture in the tin and level the top. Pat the top with damp ﬁngertips, but don’t make it wet – this helps to prevent the top becoming too hard as the cake bakes.
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Sift the ﬂour and mixed spice together. Cream the butter and sugar together in another large bowl, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat well between each addition, adding a tablespoon of ﬂour with each one.
Add the rest of the ﬂour to the bowl along with the orange and lemon zest, the chopped nuts and the soaked, dried fruit and any remaining soaking liquid. Stir until evenly mixed.
Wrap with brown paper and tie with string. Bake for 2 hours. Reduce the oven to 140C/120C Fan/Gas 1 and cook for 1 hour 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cover with a piece of baking paper after 2 hours if it’s browning too much.
Cool on a rack but don’t remove the baking paper as this helps keep the cake moist when stored. Once cold, store in an airtight box. Every week, pierce with a skewer, drizzle over 1tbsp rum or brandy, then re-store. Repeat until ready to ice.
GLYNIS’ TIPS ● For an alcohol-free cake, soak the fruit in apple or grape juice instead of brandy or rum and omit the weekly ‘feeds’. When stored correctly, it will keep perfectly well for up to 2 months without alcohol. ● You can use any combination of dried fruit instead of the raisins, sultanas and currants in the recipe. However,
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the total weight must be 900g. Try including a couple of bags of Asda Chosen by you Cherry Berry Mix. ● To help the lining paper ﬁt into the tin, fold it back 1-2cm along its length and snip at an angle up to the fold at intervals. Press the paper around the sides of the tin, allowing the snipped edge to overlap on the base to ﬁt.
RECIPE: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: SAM STOWELL. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO
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Children will have great fun making this treat and watching its ‘volcanic’ mixture rise!
Perfect for sharing at Bonfire parties
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CHILDREN SHOULD BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT WHEN PREPARING AND COOKING FOOD. RECIPE: LINZI BRECHIN. PHOTOGRAPHS: TERRY BENSON. STYLING: SUSIE CLEGG. CLOTHING: FROM A SELECTION AT GEORGE
SERVES 24 READY IN 1HR 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 10p 75g unsalted butter 200g golden syrup 400g caster sugar 1tsp malt or wine vinegar 2 level tbsp bicarbonate of soda Melted chocolate, for dipping 1 Line a shallow 22cm square cake tin with baking paper. 2 Put the butter, syrup, sugar and 4tbsp water in a large pan and stir gently, over a medium heat, until the sugar dissolves. Try not to splash the mixture up the sides of the pan as you stir. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to the boil. 3 Boil, without stirring, until a teaspoon of the mixture forms a hard ball when dropped into a bowl of cold water. If you have a sugar thermometer, the toffee is ready when it reaches 138C. 4 Immediately remove from the heat and add the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. Be careful as the mixture will boil up and rise in the pan. 5 Stir once gently to mix everything together. 6 Pour immediately into the tin and leave until completely cold and set. 7 Break the set toffee into pieces with a rolling pin. Serve with melted chocolate for dipping. MED
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7 Top tips ● Use a long-handled wooden spoon to stir the toffee mixture to keep hands well away from the hot syrup. ● The cinder toffee will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
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BIG NIGHT IN
Made to share
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Invite friends round and catch up over our delicious hot dips and tempting mains, overleaf Planning a cosy night in front of the telly with friends or family? Make it special with our new range of delicious hot dips. Simply warm in the oven then serve with nachos, crudités or breadsticks. We’ve got a whole range to choose from. Look for zingy Mexicana Cheese, ﬂavour-packed Pepperoni Meltdown or tangy Triple Cheddar Decker from the chilled aisle. Quick and easy to prepare, they’re great for snacking and sharing with others.
Hot dips Mexican style Mouthwatering cheesy melt with a chilli kick. ♦ Asda Chosen by you Mexicana Cheese, £1.25 (170g; 73.5p/100g)
Pepperoni pick A spicy mixture of cheese and pepperoni tastiness. ♦ Asda Chosen by you Pepperoni Meltdown, £1.25 (170g; 73.5p/100g)
Super cheesy Meltingly moreish blend of three tangy cheeses. ♦ Asda Chosen by you Triple Cheddar Decker, £1.25 (170g; 73.5p/100g)
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Let’s go halves The ultimate Half & Half personalised pizza is new and exclusive to Asda’s Pizza Counters pizzas. Choose four toppings for one half and four for the other – or take your pick from three fantastic Half & Half
♦ 14in Double Trouble: half Double Pepperoni Feast, half Double Hawaiian; 14in Hot or Not: half American Sizzler, half Cheese Meltdown; 14in Meat Me Halfway: half Meat Feast, half Veggie Supreme; all £3.50 each
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pizzas already made for you. Why not try Meat Me Halfway – half Meat Feast, half Veggie Supreme? What’s not to love?
WORDS: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPHS: LAUREN MCLEAN. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: EMILY JONZEN
Want your pizza your way? Head to the Pizza Counter, where you can have fun creating your own Half & Half
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Take on the takeaway
Our £7 meal deal on Chinese and Indian food from is our best ever We know you love our takeaway Chinese and Indian meal deal for two, so we’ve made it even better by adding more options for you. By focusing on the best quality ingredients and authentic recipes, all our Chinese main meals – such as delicious Chicken & Cashew – are new or improved and now come in bigger servings. There’s also a wider choice of sides and snacks, including Sweetcorn Fritters and tasty Noodles. As always, you can mix and match across the range of both Indian and Chinese dishes. So forget phoning for a pricey take-out and choose any two mains, two sides and two snacks from our great-value £7 meal deal selection instead. Find in the chilled aisle.
Any 2 mains + 2 side dishes + 2 snacks = £7
♦ Asda Chosen by you: Chicken & Cashew, £3 (450g; 66.7p/100g); Noodles, 85p (190g; 44.7p/100g); Sweetcorn Fritters, 50p (100g); Chicken Saag Balti, £3 (450g; 66.7p/100g); Mushroom Rice, 85p (190g; 44.7p/100g); Poppadoms, 50p (30g; £1.67/100g)
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Easy as pie WORDS: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPH: STUART OVENDEN. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: LORNA BRASH
For a simple, warming family meal, tuck into our new range of pies from
2 We’ve added two new varieties to our quality pie range – and they’re all now available in a brilliant 2 for £5 deal. Delicious new Deep Fill Chicken & Asparagus Puff Pastry Pie and Corned Beef Hash Lattice join our popular Deep Fill Steak & Red Wine and Chunky Veg Puff Pastry Pies to give you more choice then ever. Made with the ﬁnest tender British meat, vegetables and golden pastry, our pies are ideal for chilly autumn evenings, as well as easy entertaining. Great quality, great choice and great value… our ﬂavoursome pies tick all the right boxes.
♦ Asda Chosen by you: Deep Fill Steak & Red Wine Puff Pastry Pie; Deep Fill Steak & Chunky Veg Puff Pastry Pie; Deep Fill Chicken & Asparagus Puff Pastry Pie; £3.38 each (550g; 61.5p/100g) or 2 for £5. Asda Chosen by you Corned Beef Hash Puff Pastry Lattice, £3.38 (500g; 67.6p/100g) or 2 for £5
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These recipes are just the thing for a Bonﬁre Night celebration – but you could easily use them for any cold-weather party or get together
Chunky chilli Medallion steak, which is easy to cut into small pieces, makes this a ‘fork and spoon’ dish. The secret ingredient is chocolate – which gives the chilli a rich ﬂavour SERVES 8 READY IN 2HRS 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.75 2 x 350g packs Asda Butcher’s Selection Medallion Steaks, cut in 1cm pieces 1tbsp sunﬂower oil 1 large red onion, chopped 130g pack Asda Diced Chorizo 4 level tsp chilli powder 2 x 390g cartons Asda Chopped Tomatoes with Chilli
300ml hot beef stock, made with 1 stock cube 2 red peppers, deseeded and diced 3 x 290g cans Asda Chilli Beans 50g Extra Special Dark Chocolate (85% or 70% cocoa solids), broken up Soured cream, fresh coriander leaves and crusty bread, to serve
1 Preheat the oven to 150C/ 130C Fan/Gas 2. Cook half the beef in half the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat until browned all over. Put in a casserole dish. Repeat with the remaining beef and oil. Don’t try to fry the beef all at once or it will ‘steam’ rather than brown. 2 Wipe out the pan and cook the onion and chorizo until the onion is soft and the chorizo crisping up. Add to the
casserole, with the chilli. 3 In the frying pan, bring the tomatoes just to the boil. Add to the casserole with the stock. Bake, covered, for 2 hours. 4 Add the peppers and beans and cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Stir in the chocolate until melted. Serve with the cream, coriander and bread.
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Sticky ribs Guests will love eating these moreish ribs with their ﬁngers, but provide lots of wipes for sticky hands SERVES 8 READY IN 1HR 30 MINS PLUS MARINATING PRICE PER SERVING £1.35 5tbsp Amoy Reduced Salt Soy Sauce 100ml pineapple juice 100ml tomato ketchup 2 level tbsp Dijon Mustard ½ level tsp Asda Crushed Chillies 3tbsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce 4tbsp clear honey 2 x 1kg packs pork ribs 4 level tbsp soft brown sugar Coriander leaves, to serve 1 Whisk the ﬁrst 7 ingredients in a large, non-metallic dish. Add the ribs and turn them to coat. Cover with clingﬁlm
and chill for 2-12 hours. Turn the ribs over occasionally. 2 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Tip the ribs and marinade into a large roasting tin (or 2 medium tins), spreading them out evenly. 3 Roast for 1 hour 10 minutes; turn the ribs every 20 minutes. 4 Transfer the ribs to a serving platter and keep warm. Pour the marinade in a pan and add the sugar. Stir until it dissolves, then boil for 5-10 minutes until sticky. Pour on the ribs and scatter with coriander. MED
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Pineapple rice This sweet side dish complements the ribs well SERVES 8 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 45P 400g pack Asda Fresh Tastes Pineapple Chunks 500g basmati rice 2tbsp sunﬂower oil 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and sliced 2tbsp Amoy Reduced Salt Soy Sauce 1 Cut each pineapple chunk into smaller pieces – roughly thirds – then set aside. 2 Rinse the rice in a sieve under cold running water. Put in a large saucepan and add
2 litres of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil, cover the pan and simmer for 10-12 minutes until just tender; drain. 3 Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the spring onions for 3 minutes until starting to soften. Add the pineapple and cook until hot. 4 Mix the drained rice with the soy sauce, spring onions and pineapple, then serve. LOW
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Cheat’s smoky pulled pork If you’re short on time, throw together this satisfying meal using ready-made packs ♦ Put packs of Asda Barbecue Pulled Pork Wedges in the oven to heat as instructed. ♦ While they’re cooking, jazz up some Asda Chosen by you Baked Beans by heating through with a dash of Asda BBQ Ketchup and some chopped, grilled bacon. ♦ Serve the pork wedges with the baked beans or Extra Special Coleslaw.
Asda Barbecue Pulled Pork Wedges, £4 (800g; 50p/100g) Asda Chosen by you Baked Beans, £1.24 (4x410g; 7.6p/100g) Extra Special Coleslaw, £1 (300g; 33p/100g)
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Chocolate popcorn shards
Try using some of these tasty toppings instead:
Using some 70% cocoa solids chocolate in the mix creates irresistible shards that break easily SERVES 8 READY IN 45 MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 45P 200g Asda Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids) 2 x 100g Extra Special Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 20g salted popcorn 20g Asda Cherry Berry Mix 1 Line a baking tray with baking paper. Break all the chocolate into squares and put in a large heatproof bowl. Stand it over a pan of simmering water, making sure
the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave until the chocolate is just melted. 2 Pour the chocolate into the tray, then tap the tray lightly on the work surface to level out the chocolate. 3 Scatter over the popcorn and dried fruit, then leave in the fridge to set. 4 Break the chocolate into shards to serve. HIGH
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• Chopped, toasted nuts • Chopped salted cashews • Chopped glacé cherries • Smarties • Asda Chosen by you Home Baking Butterscotch or Honeycomb Pieces Chopped fudge Crushed dried chillies (used sparingly) and grated lime zest
RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: CRAIG ROBERTSON. STYLING: TONY HUTCHINSON. FOOD STYLING: GREGOR MCMASTER, LINZI BRECHIN
Ginger f lapjacks It’s important to use normal porridge oats here – you won’t get the right texture with jumbo or instant oats MAKES 25 SQUARES READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 15p 3 pieces stem ginger in syrup, drained and cut into very small pieces 225g Asda Salted Butter, cut into small cubes 100g demerara sugar 100g light soft brown sugar 75g golden syrup 1 level tsp ground cinnamon 1 level tsp ground ginger 325g Asda Porridge Oats 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a 22cm square shallow cake tin with baking paper.
2 Put the stem ginger in a large pan. Add the butter, both sugars, syrup, cinnamon and ground ginger. Heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon until the butter’s melted and the sugar is just starting to dissolve. 3 Off the heat, stir in the oats. Put in the tin and press lightly with the back of a spoon. 4 Bake for 25-30 minutes. Mark into 25 squares while still warm, then leave in the tin until cold. HIGH
HIGH 11g 12%
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Best-ever hot chocolate This made-from-scratch hot chocolate is totally decadent and really rich, so serve in small mugs SERVES 8 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 60p 300g Extra Special Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 1.5L semi-skimmed milk 3 level tbsp caster sugar Mini marshmallows, to serve 1 Break the chocolate into squares and put in a pan with the milk and sugar.
2 Set over a medium heat, whisking gently all the time with a wire whisk until the chocolate melts and the milk is almost simmering. 3 Serve in small mugs with mini marshmallows on top. HIGH
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Bread winners Great for snacks, side dishes or impressive bufets, enjoy top-quality bread from Our brilliant bread range is renowned for its consistently high quality and includes an impressive range of different types of baguettes, ﬂatbreads and tasty tear and shares. Wonderfully versatile, they’re super with soup, stews and pasta, or on their own as a substantial snack for sharing. Make your selection from our chilled aisle, warm in the oven and get stuck in!
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Soup, glorious soup Once you’ve mastered making a basic soup, you’ll always be able to whip up a satisfying meal in no time. Turn over for more recipes
It couldn’t be easier
And to serve...
A good topping adds texture, Soup is so simple ﬂavour – and to make – and looks impressive. the variations are • Swirl crème fraîche endless. For a basic into spicy soup for a vegetable soup, fresh, cooling ﬁnish. either cook the veg • Top a smooth on the hob, roast soup with crunchy in the oven or use leftovers. Then add croutons for added texture. stock, blitz with a • Drop grilled hand-held blender cheese-on-toast or in a processor squares into and heat through. Vary the soup easily tomato soup. • Grate Parmesan by adding cooked pasta or rice, canned over soup for a classic ﬁnish. cannellini beans, • Add crispy grilled cooked meatballs or bacon, or a dollop bacon to a vegetable soup before serving. of mascarpone.
FILL YOUR FREEZER Goulash soup with meatballs – see overleaf for how to make it
Soup is ideal for freezing – make a big batch and freeze individual portions for speedy meals. To save on freezer space, make using only a quarter of the stock required. To serve, defrost, add the remaining stock and heat through.
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Spiced root vegetable soup V To make this recipe non-spicy, replace the spices with your choice of herbs SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING 50p 250g carrots 500g butternut squash, ﬂesh only 1 large sweet potato, peeled 1 large red onion, cut into wedges 2tbsp olive oil 1 level tsp each ground cumin, cinnamon and coriander 800ml vegetable stock, made with 1 stock cube 2 level tbsp tomato purée 200ml semi-skimmed milk Coriander leaves, chopped, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 220C/ 200C Fan/Gas 7. Cut the carrots, squash and sweet
potato into even chunks. Put in a bowl with the onion and 1tbsp of the oil. Toss to coat. 2 Spread out in a roasting tin and roast for 40-45 minutes, until tender with brown edges. 3 Heat the rest of the oil in a saucepan, add the spices and stir over a low heat for 1-2 minutes. Add 200ml of the stock and the tomato purée, and heat until simmering. 4 Add the roasted veg and purée smooth with a handheld blender or processor. 5 Add the milk and the rest of the stock and heat through. Serve sprinkled with coriander.
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Roasted tomato & pepper soup V Roasting the tomatoes and peppers concentrates their ﬂavours SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.20 2 red peppers, quartered and deseeded 1 red onion, cut into wedges 1 baking potato, peeled and thickly sliced 1tbsp olive oil 700g vine-ripened tomatoes, halved 600ml vegetable stock made with 1 stock cube 4-6 basil leaves 100g reduced-fat crème fraîche 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Put the peppers, onion and potato in a bowl with the oil 76 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | NOVEMBER 2013
and toss to coat. Spread out in a large roasting tin. 2 Put the tomatoes on the baking tray, cut-side up. Roast all the vegetables in the oven for 40-45 minutes until tender and tinged brown at the edges. 3 Put the roasted vegetables and tomatoes in a saucepan, add half the vegetable stock and basil, then purée with a hand-held blender or processor. Add the rest of the stock and heat through. 4 Add a swirl of crème fraîche to each bowl before serving.
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WINTER WARMERS Goulash soup with meatballs Short on time? Make this dish even easier by buying the meatballs instead of making your own
500g lean minced beef steak 1 level tbsp chopped parsley 2tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 baking potato, cubed 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 2 level tsp smoked paprika 390g carton Asda Chosen by you Chopped Tomatoes with Chilli & Peppers 400ml vegetable stock 1tsp caraway seeds (optional) 1 Mix the mince and parsley, and season well. Shape into 28 small meatballs. Heat 2tsp of the oil in a nonstick frying pan, then brown the meatballs all over. Set aside.
2 Heat the rest of the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and cook until soft. Add the potato and pepper. Cover the pan and cook over a low heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3 Stir in the smoked paprika and cook for another minute. Add the chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, partially cover and simmer for 15 minutes. 4 Purée the soup with a handheld blender or processor. Bring to the boil in the pan. Add the meatballs and caraway seeds (if using), then simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes, before serving.
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371 7.2g 21.1g 7.8g 0.4g 19% 8% 30% 39% 7% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING
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Bean & pesto soup If you want a veggie version of this Italian-inﬂuenced soup, use Cheddar instead of Parmesan SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING £1.05 1tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed ½-1 level tsp dried crushed chillies 150g carrots, peeled and diced 750ml vegetable stock made with 1 stock cube 2 x 300g cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 8tbsp Asda Green Pesto 160g bag washed baby spinach 75g Parmesan, grated 1 Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onion and cook until soft. Add the garlic and crushed chillies and cook for
a minute. Add the carrots and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. 2 Add the stock and beans, and bring to the boil. Cover, then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove 2 large spoonfuls of the beans and carrots with a draining spoon and set aside. 3 Spoon 4tbsp of the pesto into the soup and purée with a hand-held blender or processor. Stir in the reserved veg and heat until simmering. 4 Add the spinach; simmer for 3 minutes. To serve, swirl the rest of the pesto on top and sprinkle with Parmesan.
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WORDS: LINZI BRECHIN. RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: SAM STOWELL. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: GREGOR MCMASTER, LINZI BRECHIN
SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.55
Heat to eat Make more of salads and sandwiches with our hot new ideas from
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Give lunchtimes a lift with our tasty hot salads and sandwich ﬁllers. New to Asda Chosen by you, our delicious Heat to Eat range helps you make everyday meals more exciting. Just pop them in the microwave for a quick, winter-warming alternative to classic salads and sarnies.
Bored with sarnies? Then get creative with our new and exciting hot sandwich ﬁllers, All Day Breakfast and Ham & Cheese Melt.
W not try… Why Take a break from traditional T chilled salad with our new hot c and fresh Ham Hock & Potato a or spicy Fajita Chicken Pasta o – a tasty change from the norm.
♦ Asda Chosen by you Heat to Eat: Ham & Cheese Melt Sandwich Filler; All Day Breakfast Sandwich Filler; both £1.50 each (150g; £1/100g); Ham Hock & Potato, £1.97 (230g; 85.7p/100g) or 2 for £3; Fajita Chicken Pasta, £1.97 (250g; 78.8p/100g) or 2 for £3
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Weekday winners Simple solutions the whole family will love
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Lemon & Parmesan cod with herby mash To save time, use ready-made mashed potato and stir in chopped herbs or grated cheese SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £3 25g butter, melted 1 large egg, beaten 75g breadcrumbs, made from bread 2-3 days old 40g Parmesan, grated ¼ level tsp paprika Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 4 skinless cod ﬁllets, about 150g each
600g potatoes, peeled and cut into even-sized chunks 75ml milk 2tbsp parsley, chopped 2tbsp chives, chopped Green beans and leeks, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Mix half the
melted butter with the egg and put in a shallow dish. Mix the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, paprika and zest together and put in another shallow bowl. 2 Coat the ﬁsh in the egg ﬁrst, then in the crumbs, making sure the ﬁllets are well coated. Pat the crumbs on lightly. 3 Put the ﬁsh on a baking tray
and cook for 15-20 minutes. 4 Meanwhile, boil the potatoes until tender. Drain, then mash with the rest of the butter and the milk. Stir in the herbs. 5 Serve the mash with the ﬁsh, green beans and leeks. MED
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Asian-style mince Family staple mince is given the oriental treatment in this tasty dish. Swap the frozen mixed veg for frozen peppers if you prefer SERVES 6 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.75 600g pack Asda Butcher’s Selection Lean Beef Mince 2cm piece root ginger, peeled and grated 2 level tbsp ﬂour 1 Knorr Beef Stock Cube, dissolved in 300ml water 2tbsp Amoy Reduced Salt Soy Sauce 2tbsp Asda Sweet Chilli Sauce 2 level tbsp tomato purée 400g frozen mixed vegetables 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and shredded 450g long-grain white rice, boiled 1 Cook the mince and ginger in a large, nonstick sauté pan or saucepan until it browns, stirring all the time to prevent the meat forming clumps. 2 Sprinkle over the ﬂour and stir in until evenly distributed. Add the beef stock, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and tomato purée. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3 Add the frozen vegetables and three-quarters of the spring onions, then bring back to the boil. Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes. 4 Serve on the boiled rice, with the remaining spring onions sprinkled on top.
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MAKING THE STOCK Knorr Beef Stock Cubes are seasoned with herbs and spices to enhance your dish.
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TASTY SUPPERS MEAL FOR ONE
Sweet chilli salmon pasta This delicious supper for one is quick to rustle up. To serve two people, just double the quantities SERVES 1 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.40 1 Asda Chosen by you Salmon Fillet (frozen) 1tbsp Asda Sweet Chilli Sauce 1tbsp lemon juice 75g Napolina or Cook Italian Tagliatelle 125g frozen peas 50g Asda 50% Less Fat Light Soft Cheese with Garlic & Herbs
1 Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/Gas 5. Put a sheet of foil on a baking tray and put the frozen salmon in the centre. Drizzle on 1tsp each of the sweet chilli sauce and lemon juice. Fold up the foil to make a parcel, leaving room inside for air to circulate. 2 Cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until the ﬁsh
ﬂakes easily. Tip the salmon and any juices into a bowl and break it into large ﬂakes. 3 While the salmon is cooking, add the tagliatelle to a large pan of boiling water. Bring back to the bowl, stir once and simmer fast for 5 minutes. 4 Add the peas and return to the boil. Simmer fast for another 3 minutes. Drain.
5 Put the soft cheese in the pasta pan and add the rest of the chilli sauce and lemon juice. Heat until melted. Return the pasta and peas to the pan with the salmon and juices. Heat through, season with black pepper and serve.
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TASTY SUPPERS EAT VEGGIE TONIGHT
Sweet potato bake For a non-veggie version, scatter grilled chopped bacon on the top just before serving
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SERVES 4 READY IN 55 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 89p 2tbsp sunďŹ‚ower oil, plus extra for greasing 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed 160g bag ready washed baby spinach 1kg sweet potatoes (750g peeled weight), thickly sliced 400ml semi-skimmed milk Pinch of cayenne 100g Asda Chosen by you 30% Less Fat Extra Mature British Cheese, grated 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Grease a 1L ovenproof dish. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion over a medium heat until soft and turning golden. 2 Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the spinach and stir-fry until it wilts. Remove from the heat and set aside. 3 Put the potatoes in a pan with the milk, cayenne and a pinch of salt. Cover and heat until simmering. Simmer for 7-8 minutes, then season. Drain, reserving the milk. 4 Arrange half the potatoes over the bottom of the dish. Top with the spinach mixture and half the cheese, then cover with the rest of the potatoes. Pour in the milk. 5 Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top and bake for 40 minutes until golden.
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WINTER GLOW The ﬁrst step to keeping warm is wrapping up – but feeling good in the cold starts from the inside. Here’s how to give your diet a few little tweaks for a nutritional advantage that will see you and your family through the winter months.
Everyone knows eating a good breakfast helps set you up for the day – and eggs are a classic, nutrient-rich choice. As well as being a good source of protein, they’re high in vitamins D, B2, B5, B7 and B12, and are a source of folic acid and selenium. Plus as there’s now no recommended limit, you can eat them as often as you like as part of a balanced diet. So start your day with a breakfast of poached or scrambled eggs and grilled tomatoes on wholegrain toast, and you’ll be ready to go.
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Winning combinations Did you know that the mix of foods on your plate can bring an extra nutritional boost? For example, studies show that the antioxidant vitamin A in foods such as carrots and orange-ﬂeshed sweet potatoes is better absorbed if they are eaten with fat or fat-containing foods, such as cheese or avocado, because the vitamin is fat-soluble. So you could combine cooked sweet potato, raw carrot and feta cheese with a little olive oil-based dressing for a great winter salad. Similarly, tomatoes are a good source of the antioxidant lycopene, which is better absorbed by our bodies when consumed with a fat such as olive oil. This just goes to show how good a Mediterranean diet is!
A nose for chillies A hot, spicy meal can make you feel great – and did you know it can also help if you’ve got a blocked nose? Chillies contain a chemical called capsaicin, which scientists* scienti entists sts* have hav discovered will improve congestion in the nose and relieve pressure and pain in the sinuses.
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Fresh food in season is great value and can also have the best ﬂavour and nutritional value. In winter, look for goodness-packed greens, such as broccoli and kale, and try butternut squash in soups and curries. Lemons and other citrus fruits are also in season and add zesty ﬂavours to meals – plus tangerines are ideal in lunch boxes.
Zinc helps to support our immune systems, which is particularly important in the cold winter months. And it’s also involved in maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails – useful when the weather’s harsh and damaging. Asda Zinc, £3.88 for 180 tablets Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system and helps the body absorb calcium. During a typical UK summer, a 10- to 15-minute blast of sunshine on unprotected skin every day is thought to ensure that your body makes enough of this important vitamin to last all year. If you routinely cover up when outside, spend most of your time indoors, or are very young or over 65, you may need a supplement to maintain healthy vitamin D levels. Asda Vitamin D, £4 for 120 tablets; Asda Kids Vitamin D Raspberry Flavour Chewable Tablets, £1 for 45 tablets
Back to your roots Root vegetables such as sweet potato, beetroot and carrots may not be the most glamorous of foods, but they’re still a good way of getting your 5-a-day, especially in winter. Plus they contain antioxidants – which gives these roots their natural orange/red colouring. Try baked sweet potato wedges as a great alternative to chips, or roast whole beetroot in foil in the oven, then peel – a delicious accompaniment to meat or ﬁsh.
Brew-tastic! Did you know that green and black teas contain a similar amount of essential antioxidants and minerals? So whether you go for green or prefer to stick to a traditional cuppa, they both do a great job.
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High-waisted, sparkly disco pants with a detailed top tucked in are great for showing off your curves.
Glitter fabrics are big this season and are sure to make you want to sparkle on the danceﬂoor.
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£3 (Pufﬁn) BOOK Simon Growl has organised a mega Halloween party, but now he’s disappeared! The Moshi Monsters set out to solve the mystery – and youngsters can join in with challenges, activities and plenty of stickers.
Throwing a Halloween party? Then here’s the perfect soundtrack – everything from Bat out of Hell and Thriller to Monster Mash. And with two CDs packed with spooky songs, you won’t need to worry that the music will grind to a halt before the witching hour!
THE SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW
£5 (U) DVD They’re back! The Smurfs’ latest adventure is inspired by The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as Smurfberry Hunt rivals Brainy and Gutsy Smurf ﬁnd themselves in spooky Smurfy Hollow. Can they work together to outwit evil Gargamel – and avoid the clutches of the Headless Horseman?
TOP SCARY FILM CHARACTERS Here’s our spooky selection of favourite movie ghouls: ♦ Slimer, the ghost in Ghostbusters. ♦ Dracula, owner of Hotel Transylvania. ♦ Sparky, Victor Frankenstein’s bolt-necked dog, in Frankenweenie. ♦ Casper the friendly ghost. ♦ Eccentric mum Morticia from The Addams Family.
by Jane Clarke, £3 (Simon & Schuster) BOOK Don’t miss the fun at Creaky Castle! Lift the ﬂaps to reveal the other guests: skeletons in the cellar, werewolves in the shower wer and a vampire in the clothes chest. You’ll be the life of the party – literally!
THE ORPHAN CHOIR
by Sophie Hannah, £3.50 (Hammer) BOOK This book should carry a warning – it’s seriously scary! Louise moves house to escape her neighbour’s noisy music. But now she’s haunted by more music, sung by a choir of children that only she can see and hear…
Does your friend deserve a treat? We’re offering millions of surprise gifts for you to send to one of the wonderful women in your life, including ten £10,000 VIP trips to New York, 50 health spa giveaways and loads of other brilliant rewards to make your friend smile. It’s a surprise for you too – neither of you will know what you’ve sent until it arrives! To send your surprise gift purchase a pack of Bodyform Ultra Towels and visit us at www.bodyformsendafriend.co.uk or at /Bodyform and enter the unique code found inside your pack.
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Up for grabs We’ve got some fantastic giveaways this month. Turn the page for more prizes and details of how to enter WIN! A three-night break for four in Naples, plus a trip to Mount Vesuvius To celebrate the cinema release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, sequel to the epic blockbuster The Hunger Games, we’re giving you the chance to win a three-night stay in Naples, Italy, for a winner plus three guests. The break includes a trip to Mount Vesuvius, where you can enjoy stunning views across the bay. The ﬁlm follows Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), both pictured above right, as they tour the nation of Panem after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games. Along the way, Katniss senses that a rebellion is afoot as the President prepares for the next Games… In cinemas 21 November.
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The prize is a three-night stay on a B&B basis in a four-star hotel for four people, two of whom must be over 18, sharing two standard double or twin rooms. Return economy ﬂights direct to Naples from London airports, UK transfers not included; taxes, one piece of hold luggage up to weight 15kg each, travel insurance and non-UK transfers are included. The prize is available 1 March to 30 September 2014, excluding bank holidays, and is not transferable, is non-refundable, cannot be exchanged for cash and is subject to availability. Winner and guests must have valid passports. The hotel will take a credit card pre-authorisation or returnable cash deposit. The prize does not include travel other than speciﬁed, meals, drinks, spending money or incidental hotel expenses. The volcano tour is not suitable for all. Please refer to panel overleaf for overall terms.
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There’s endless family fun to be had at Butlins – and if you enter our giveaway, you could win one of two Butlins breaks for four. The prize includes a three-night weekend or four-night midweek stay in a two-bedroom, gold selfcatering apartment at one of three Butlins resorts – Skegness, Minehead or Bognor Regis. Readers can also get an extra £20 off any Butlins break at the three resorts – visit butlins.com/asda or call 0845 070 4736, quoting ‘ASDANOV’, by 30 November 2013.
FAMILY TRIP TO NAPLES AND MOUNT VESUVIUS Call 0901 151 0090 Text ASDA7 BUTLINS BREAK Call 0901 151 0091 Text ASDA8
There are two prizes of a short break, either Monday to Thursday or Friday to Sunday, each for a family of four (two adults and two children aged 14 years or under), staying in a gold standard apartment. Prize must be taken by 30 June 2014, excluding bank holidays and 23 December 2013 to 2 January 2014, subject to availability. The prize does not include travel, meals or beverages, activities or spending money. The winner must be present on the prize booking and at least one person from the party must be aged 21 years or over. Butlins’ full booking terms and conditions apply – see butlins.com/terms. The offer is an extra £20 per booking discount on top of Butlins’ best offers for bookings made by 30 November 2013 and taken by 30 June 2014. Offer does not apply to two-night hotel breaks or two-berth room-only bookings. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer code and is subject to availability. For full booking T&Cs, visit butlins.com/terms. Please refer to panel on right for overall terms.
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WIN! A 40in HD TV, Blu-ray player and After Earth Blu-ray Action adventure After Earth is out on Blu-ray and DVD – and to mark the event, we’re giving you the chance to win a 40in HD internet-enabled TV, a Blu-ray player, plus After Earth on Blu-ray. In After Earth, a crash-landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth 1,000 years after humans abandoned the planet. Now father and son must learn to work together if they are to have any chance of returning home. Ten runners-up will receive a copy of After Earth on Blu-ray or DVD.
Slava, the ‘best clown in the world’, returns to London’s Royal Festival Hall with Slava’s Snowshow – and we’ve got four tickets to give away. The prize includes an overnight stay at The Cavendish London (thecavendish london.com), on 4 or 5 January 2014, plus £100 towards travel. Slava’s Snowshow runs from 17 December 2013 to 6 January 2014 at the Royal Festival Hall. For details, visit slavasnowshow.co.uk or call 0844 847 9910. The prize is for the winner plus three guests and d is four four titick tickets ckets t for for Slava’ fo Slava’s SSl Slava va’’s Snowshow, valid for any performance 4 or 5 January anuary 2014, with an overnight stay at The Cavendish London on night of performance, sharing two interconnecting double or twin standard rooms. A meal from the pre-theatre set menu including a bottle of house wine, and breakfast, is included. Spending money of £100 will be transferred to the winner’s account a month before travel. The prize is subject to availability and does not include travel, meals or drinks other than stated, expenses or spending money over and above £100. Please note: Slava’s Snowshow is not advisable for children under eight and is not for under threes. Winner will have seven days from notiﬁcation to respond with preferred date and performance time. Please refer to panel on right for overall terms.
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Stay blissfully cosy and beat the big chill with our simple ideas to help you protect your family and home from the elements
Dress up thermal style Kit yourself out from head to toe in the latest thermals to keep toasty. Undies and onesies, hats, socks, gloves and slippers will add instant warmth on chilly days.
Go for the burn Your body produces heat when you exercise – so get busy with the vacuum cleaner and warm up in no time!
Eating a balanced diet is especially important during the winter months as the energy it provides helps keep us warm. Try to have at least one hot meal a day, such as a satisfying stew or casserole. These hearty favourites are great for cold days as they cook slowly for a long time – so they’ll warm up your kitchen, too.
Be energy efcient Did you know it’s more cost-efective to turn down the thermostat and leave the heating on for longer than it is turning it up?
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DIY HOME COSIES Lined or thermal curtains at doors as well as windows are great for keeping drafts out and heat in, and rugs will bring warmth to bare ﬂoors. Put foil behind radiators to reﬂect heat back into the room and don’t block them with furniture. And for snug nights, double up low-tog duvets, put a blanket or ﬂeece throw under the ﬁtted sheet and slip in a hot water bottle.
FRIGHTENING FUN! ● How to throw a Halloween party that'll be a scream ● Fang-tastic fancy dress outfits ● Bonfire Night food to cosy up with
Published on Oct 9, 2013
FRIGHTENING FUN! ● How to throw a Halloween party that'll be a scream ● Fang-tastic fancy dress outfits ● Bonfire Night food to cosy up with