FOOD BEAUTY HEALTH FASHION TRAVEL
love! Yummy y treats for the perfect Valentine’s Day
quick and easy recipes you’re sure to love
Family holidays, and much more
Happy heart… ♥ Simple ways to keep it healthy ♥ Romantic cities for a short break
The perfect Valentine’s meal, romantic getaways, gifts for you and him, heart health tips, spring fashion updates, and much more
PROMISES To provide family friendly meals that: Save you time and money ……………… Reduce your food waste by making the most of the pack sizes you’ll ﬁnd in store ……………… Are nutritionally balanced, using everyday ingredients.
We love... We test each recipe at least three times in an ordinary kitchen, to make sure it works for you ﬁrst time and every time.
All products are subject to availability and are available in the majority of stores unless otherwise stated. Online delivery charges may apply.
Hooked on you cookies and his ’n’ hers mugs 11 Top picks Our favourite products this month
Food & drink 18 Spotlight on... Tropical fruit with a diference 23 Cooks’ tips Helpful hints
27 Rhubarb Seasonal recipes to inspire you 44 7 ways with noodles Quick and tasty stir-fries 46 Kids’ cooking Let’s make spring rolls! 49 Family pleasers Easy midweek meals 56 Make, cheat, buy Sweet & sour chicken
Valentine’s day 35 Just for two Wow your loved one with our romantic menu 59 Sweets for my sweet Irresistible treats to make at home 64 Be my Valentine Tokens of love for him and her
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76 Style notebook 10 great spring updates 78 Sheer delight Gorgeous lingerie 80 Just add warmth Colourful layers for kids
72 Capital romance Escape for a romantic city break
69 10 ways to a healthy heart Simple ways to look after your ticker
Fashion 75 George style Win our nautical stripe blazer
ON THE COVER Dreamy chocolate cake (page 41) Photograph Dan Jones Styling Jenny Iggleden Food styling Lorna Brash
16 Heaven scent All the latest fragrance trends 83 Star style Classic movie star make-up looks
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Asda editor Hannah McDermott Acting editorial editor Debbie Codd Deputy editor Sally Shore Food editor Glynis McGuinness Deputy food editor Gregor McMaster Food assistant Linzi Brechin Art director Alex Nicholas Projects art editor Natalie Williams Senior designer Jack Cunningham 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
This month 13 Asda news Raising money for the British Heart Foundation, Lego fun in store, our clean water campaign, and much more 87 Up for grabs Fabulous family breaks and other great prizes to be won 90 Time out Getting your garden ready for spring
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EDITOR’S LETTER TE TER ER E R
February Welcome to
There’s an unwritten rule in our house that as cooking is my obsession, and my ﬁancé’s is DIY, we’ll both respectfully ignore any subsequent cost or mess that results from our hobbies. It’s about give and take – even if I don’t like the mess he makes initially, I do like the results. And I really can’t complain too much – the number of times he’s washed up after me, or nipped out on a fool’s errand to ﬁnd that ‘missing’ ingredient that will complete my meal. I know my passion for food sometimes comes across as a bit of an obsession (my ‘salmon tartare period’ nearly broke us!) and that deep down he’s quite happy with simple dishes. So this Valentine’s,
from each bag goes to charity
Everyone to support our partnership with the British Heart Foundation by buying a bag for life. They look great – and you’ll be helping a good cause. £1.50.
This Sweetheart Cake Tin. Just the right size for the chocolate cake on our cover, it’s particularly handy at this time of year! £2
I’m playing it really simple – steak and chips, the way to every man’s heart. And if you want to know how to make the perfect steak, turn to page 38 for our Masterclass.
I’ve got to have
HANNAH McDERMOTT Asda Editor
Extra Special Melting Red Velvet Moments. A delectable sponge with a molten Belgian chocolate centre and choc ganache – a perfect Valentine’s dessert. £2 for 2-pack.
GET IN TOUCH Email me email@example.com, or write to The Editor, Asda Magazine, Asda House, South Bank, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD. Call Asda on 0800 952 0101
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You’ll love the taste of our decaf. We promise. We go to great lengths to make tea properly - especially for our decaf. We created a blend of top-quality African teas that don’t lose their favour when they’re decafeinated. So you can cut down on cafeine and still enjoy a lovely cup of tea. We’re convinced you’ll love it - but just in case you don’t, we’ve made getting a refund as easy as making a brew. See promotional packs in store. Terms and conditions apply. See packs for details or visit www.yorkshiretea.co.uk/properbrewpromise
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Welove These cute heart-shaped biscuits ﬁt nicely on the side of our Valentine mugs – it’s going to be love at ﬁrst bite!
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YOU’LL FIND MR KIPLING IN THE CAKE AISLE
These fun hats have tails that ﬂip, arms that ﬂap and ears that ﬂop! Just squeeze the tassel and watch them come to life. Flipeez hats, £17.97 each
Write a special message every day. Heart Chalkboard*, £5
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Get the maximum nutrition from fruit and veg smoothies with the innovative NutriBullet Extractor, £99.97
Tuck into favourite ﬂavours USA style with award-winning Butcher’s Selection Sweet BBQ Pulled Pork**, £3
Valentine not taking the hint? Make it obvious with the Will You Marry Me? cushion, £5
Feast your eyes on this month’s selection of great buys… Wherever you see these icons, the products are available onlin online and in store
Fun and ﬂirty! George Love bra, 32-36 A-DD, 38 B-DD, 34 E-G, 36-38 D-G, 40-42 C-G, £4; shorts, 8-24, £2.50
Keep kids entertained with this fabulous box of fun. My Box of Craft, £7 or 2 for £10
This stylish retro phone will have you whispering sweet nothings down the line all night long. GPO Audrey Retro Home Phone, £30
Wear your heart on your shopping bag. George Heart bag*, £4
Get in the mood for love with this soft-scented candle. Glade Love Candle, £2
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Itâ€™ s hard to believe that less than 35o calories can taste this good
Food to feel good about Find us in the frozen food aisle. Available in selected stores.
news This month’s
Join in with National Heart Month, a Lego bonanza and pampering treats for less...
HEART HEALTH FUNDRAISER... Did you know coronary heart disease is the biggest killer in the UK? As part of National Heart Month, we want to help change that, so we’re going to be raising funds for the British Heart Foundation’s RAMP UP THE RED campaign, fronted by The Saturdays’ Mollie King (right). Our COMMUNITY LIFE CHAMPIONS will be holding lots of fun activities in store throughout February, so do look out for them.
Where some of the money goes £30 can help train a teacher on what to do in a life-threatening emergency. £50 helps fund vital lab work. £600 could fund a British Heart Foundation cardiac nurse for a week.
Health & Beauty Event
Treat yourself to luxurious pampering products and family bathtime favourites – and save some money too – at our special Health & Beauty Event from 10 February to 2 March. You’ll ﬁnd a range of bath, shower and soap goodies including Carex hand soap (250ml), 90p, Tresemmé shampoo (900ml) for £2.50 (from £4.99), as well as Dove and Aussie products.
Bakery ofers There’s now even more fruit in our fruit scones, thanks to our fantastic in-store bakers. Now only 50p for a 4-pack, as well as lots of other 50p deals on goodies baked daily on the premises, such as pancakes and cakes.
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RAINY DAY FUN Even if the weather’s not so great this half-term, we’ve got a whole range of stuf to keep the kids entertained. We’ve got brilliant kidsÕ character clothes that are fantastic for dressing up, together with great Lego sets, from £7. And if they enjoy cooking, our Chosen by you KidsÕ Baking Kits, from £1.18, have everything they need to make favourites such as chocolate chunk cookies, ﬂapjacks and cornﬂake crispies. Who cares about the rain?
CALLING ALL LEGO FANS!
If your kids are into Lego, don’t miss our in-store events this month. We’re giving away lots of Lego Miniﬁgures, you can create life-size characters, and you could win a VIP trip an to Legoland. For details, check the store locator on ASDA.com. th
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It was a tall order, but thanks to you, we hit our target of providing 25 million days of clean drinking water to community projects in Africa. In 2013, we teamed up with P&G, the company behind brands such as Gillette, Ariel and Pampers. For each special pack sold in Asda, P&G donated water puriﬁcation packets that provide the equivalent of a day’s clean drinking water. 14 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2014
Events run 10 Feb to 2 March
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WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU... Send your loved one an extra-special card by personalising it with a message and a photo. Prices start at £1.25 – go to ASDA-photo.co. uk/cards to select a design and upload your image and words.
B Beauty expert Vic Black picks her favourite scent trends for 2014, which are inﬂuenced by some all-time classics
ILLUSTRATION: FRANCESCA WADDELL. *AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY
ust like fashion trends, fragrances that are in vogue change each season. And this year, we’ll see some classic perfumes make a comeback. For example, one of the big trends will be nostalgic, ﬂoral fragrances inspired by vintage fashion. This means those rose scents that your grandma used to wear, along with gardenia and jasmine, are back in fashion and have never smelt so good. For a gorgeous ﬂoral, try Cacharel Anais Anais, 30ml, £15*. Intense fragrances that are rich with spices and cardamom, are also making an appearance. Reach for an oriental or a classic chypre (musky scents with dry, spicy woods), such as
Rihanna Reb’l Fleur Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £28, and you’ll smell as fashionable as you look. Cool, clean fragrances are another big inﬂuence this year and L’Eau D’Issey Eau de Toilette, 50ml, £35, captures this perfectly. If you love deliciously sweet perfumes you’ll be pleased to hear that comforting, warm notes of honey, vanilla and foody aromas, like those in Beyoncé’s Heat Eau de Parfum, 30ml, £12, are on trend to keep us cosy. With so many fragrances to choose from, it was hard to pick favourites. But after lots of spritzing and snifng, here’s my pick of ﬁve classic fragrances that are bang on trend for 2014.
WEAR IT WELL ● Spray perfume on your ‘pulse points’, eg wrists, inside the elbow, collarbone and under the earlobes. These points release heat and help spread the scent. ● Don’t rub your wrists together after applying scent as the friction will alter the notes of the fragrance. ● Avoid putting fragrance on your cleavage and neck because the alcohol in it can dry delicate skin. ● Fragrance will last longer if you put it on after a bath or shower because it is better absorbed by damp skin.
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Green notes, sparkling ginger, cedarwood, Indonesian patchouli
‘Perfect for a woman with attitude, this glamorous fragrance has warm woody depths and dries on the skin to reveal its amber notes. Spritz on this sensual fragrance before a romantic dinner date with your other half.’ Jimmy Choo Eau de Toilette, 40ml, £32
Jasmine, freesia, sandalwood Fresh & clean ‘Reminiscent of fresh air and the feeling of crisp linen, Cerruti’s favourite fabric, this watery fragrance is the one to spritz when you’re fresh out of the shower and in need of a quick pick-me-up in the morning. Great for spring and summer days, too.’ Cerruti 1881 Eau de Toilette, 30ml, £20
Thierry Mugler Angel
Bergamot, helional, honey, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, patchouli Sweet & girly
Calvin Klein Obsession Exotic spices, mandarin, Oriental amber Exotic ‘A deep, sensual scent that launched back in 1985. Packed with spices that fade to a mossy, woody base, this warm, smokey fragrance is not for the faint hearted. Less is more here – a single spritz may be enough to take you through the whole day.’ Calvin Klein Obsession Eau de Parfum, 30ml, £18*
Choose from lots more gorgeous fragrances at ASDA.com/direct
If you want to smell good enough to eat, this is right up your street. The sensual, oriental muskiness and passionately sweet notes of Thierry Mugler’s ﬁrst fragrance means a little Angel goes a long way, so one application will last you all day.’ Thierry Mugler Angel Eau de Parfum, 25ml, £35*
Florals ‘This fresh ﬂoral fragrance celebrates Paul Smith’s love for his wife and is made using a rose cultivated by her, which she then named after her husband. It’s the kind of light, romantic ﬂoral that’s perfect for women who like to feel very feminine.’ Paul Smith Rose Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £22
Paul Smith Rose Turkish rose oil, green tea, violet, magnolia, cedarwood
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Tropical fruit ‘If you’re tempted by the exotic fruit in store, but aren’t sure what to do with it, read on. These sweet, juicy fruits will give your 5-a-day a boost and can be enjoyed in lots of delicious dishes.’ Damon Johnson, Head of Produce Quality
MANGO is sweet and slighty tangy. A ripe mango will have a ﬂoral smell and will ‘give’ when gently squeezed. Peel and slice to prepare. ENJOY… with porridge or in salads.
Next time you’re shopping in the fresh fruit aisle, why not pick up something diferent? There’s lots of choice...
PASSION FRUIT has a sweet, slightly citrus taste. A ripe passion fruit looks wrinkly and feels heavy for its size. To prepare, cut in half and scoop out the ﬂesh. ENJOY… on top of crème brûlée or pavlova.
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COCONUT is sweet when used in cooking. A fresh coconut contains liquid, so shake to test. They’re difcult to crack open, but worth the efort. ENJOY… in a Thai or Indian curry or in cakes and cookies.
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KIWI FRUIT has a sweet, slightly tart ﬂavour. A ripe kiwi will ‘give’ when gently squeezed. To prepare, peel and slice or cut in half and eat with a spoon. ENJOY… in pancakes, mufns and savoury salads.
PHYSALIS* have a slightly sweet, citruslike ﬂavour and are bright yellow/orange when ripe. To prepare, just peel back the leaves. ENJOY… in a fruit salad, decorate a gateau or pop into lunch boxes.
DRAGON FRUIT tastes like ea cross between a pear and a kiwi fruit. A ripe fruit will ‘give’ give’ slightly when gently squeezed. zed. To prepare, peel and slice. ENJOY… cubed and threaded ded onto skewers with pineapple ple and strawberries, or dice and make a salsa with chilli, lime, red onion and red pepper.
PINEAPPLE is sweet and slightly tangy. A ripe fruit will have fresh green leaves, a ﬁrm body and a ﬂoral smell. To prepare, remove top and bottom, peel, slice and core. ENJOY… in a sweet and sour stir-fry.
RAMBUTAN* taste a little like juicy, sweet almonds and are red when ripe. To prepare, peel away the ‘hairy’ skin and remove the stone inside. ENJOY… in Oriental salads, fruit salads or serve with a selection of cheeses.
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Spicy mango salad with pork
Whip double cream until thick and spoon into meringue nests. Top with mango slices. Halve 2 passion fruits, scoop outthe seeds and ﬂesh. Spoon over the meringues.
Remove the pineapple ends and peel. Slice thickly and remove the core. Heat a little butter with brown sugar and stir until melted. Add a good splash of dark rum and the pineapple and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Put a few digestive biscuits in a freezer bag and smash with a rolling pin. Beat a little icing sugar into soft cheese, then peel and slice some kiwi fruit. Layer in glasses until full.
Why not also try... • Salsa Peel and dice some
kiwi fruits and peeled, stoned avocados. Toss in lime juice, then stir in a little ﬁnely chopped shallot and deseeded red chilli. Serve with meat or ﬁsh. • Kiwi & chicken wraps
Mix bite-size pieces of cooked chicken with sliced spring onions, diced celery Asda Light Mayonnaise and mango chutney. Put on tortilla wraps with sliced kiwi fruits. Fold over one end then roll up and serve.
Peel and stone ripe mango and slice. Mix with sliced red onion, quartered cherry tomatoes, a sliced chilli, chopped coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve with grilled pork chops or steaks.
Why not also try... • Mango & passion fruit
syllabub Cut ripe mango into small cubes. Whip double cream with a little icing sugar until it just holds its shape. Fold in the mango and some passion fruit ﬂesh and seeds. Serve in glasses. • Mango & banana crumble Put cubes of mango and thick slices of banana (only just ripe) in an ovenproof dish. Top with a crumble mix and bake at 190°C/170°C Fan/Gas 5 for 25 minutes.
• Ice lollies Peel and thickly
slice the kiwi, put into the bottom of some lolly moulds, ﬁll with lemonade then simply freeze.
Why not also try... • Ice cream topping Simply
scoop out the seeds and ﬂesh of passion fruit and serve on vanilla ice cream. • Passion fruit & apple tarts
Roll out ready-to-roll puf pastry and cut into 11cm rounds. Mark a rim around the edge, taking care not to cut all the way through. Spread a little mascarpone in the middle. Peel, core and thinly slice eating apples and arrange on top. Sprinkle with caster sugar and bake at 190°C/170°C Fan/Gas 5 for 20 minutes. Top with passion fruit ﬂesh and seeds.
grain rice. Cool quickly, then mix with small cubes of pineapple. Add a handful each of raisins and roasted peanuts, and a little sliced spring onion and diced red pepper. Stir in a little honey and mustard dressing. • Chicken & pineapple salad Mix chopped chicken, with pineapple, halved cherry tomatoes and sliced spring onions. Toss in French dressing and serve on lettuce. • Minted pineapple
• Mango & prawn salad
Serve mango, prawns and lettuce with a chilli, honey and lime juice dressing.
Why not also try... • Rice salad Cook long
• Cake ﬁlling Stir into butter
cream or whipped cream and ﬁll and top a sponge cake.
Toss with chopped mint and a little caster sugar and leave to marinate for an hour.
Tropical fruits don’t really freeze well. The exceptions are mango and pineapple.
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RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS, GREGOR MCMASTER. PHOTOGRAPHS: JONATHAN KENNEDY. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO, JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: DENISE SMART, KATE BLINMAN
Serve up something new with...
Light lunch Discover Chosen by you cottage cheese for a delicious healthier option and rocket? Or how about Cottage Cheese with Pear & Apple on oatcakes with raspberry jam and blueberries as a delicious afternoon snack? With seven exciting ﬂavours to choose from, the range is perfect if you need to ﬁt in a quick lunch after the gym or before the school run.
Cottage Cheese with Pear & Apple, £1.40 or £1 from 6-26 Feb (150g; 93.3p/100g)
Cottage Cheese with Cracked Black Pepper, £1.40 or £1 from 6-26 Feb (150g; 93.3p/100g)
Cottage Cheese with Pesto & Grilled Pepper, £1.40 or £1 from 6-26 Feb (150g; 93.3p/100g)
WORDS: JO MADDOX. PHOTOGRAPHS: RIA OSBORNE. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: EMILY JONZEN
If you’re trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, you’ll love our range of Chosen by you Cottage Cheese. It’s high in protein, low in fat – and so versatile. Come lunchtime, why not enjoy tasty Cottage Cheese with Cracked Black Pepper with new potatoes
Fat Free Natural Cottage Cheese, £1 (300g; 33.3p/100g)
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Find our breakfast range in the baking aisle
snack share sprinkle Liven up your mornings with Whitworths. We’ve taken the
for some portion-controlled deliciousness. Bored of breakfast?
best bits of breakfast – fruit, nuts, seeds, yogurt, chocolate and
Then perk up cereal or porridge with the creative combinations
more – and wrapped them up in easy-to-use packs that are
of Toppers, Sprinkles and ﬂavour-infused Breakfast Fruits.
ready-made for busy lives. On the go? Then slip a Morning Munch into your bag to eat for breakfast or graze on till lunchtime – you’ll keep your energy levels up and stay fuller, longer. Need a pick-me-up? Tear open a Shot
Pasta There are so many shapes of pasta, it can be hard to work out which to use. LONG, THIN PASTAS like spaghetti or linguine are great for smooth sauces like pesto, simple tomato, or an oil, garlic and chilli one. Each strand will then be evenly coated. WIDE, FLAT PASTAS, such as tagliatelle or parpadelle, are ideal for mopping up creamy sauces like carbonara. The wider the pasta, the heavier the sauce can be. TUBES LIKE PENNE or rigatoni work well with thick sauces such as ragu. The grooves on the ridged versions hold even more sauce – great for pasta bakes. SHAPED PASTAS like farfalle (bows) or conchiglie (ears) are the best choice for chunky vegetable or meat sauces as they have lots of crevices to trap the sauce.
Cooks’ tips Ways to sharpen your cookery skills, plus insider know-how and top food hints
EASY DOES IT Want instant ﬂavour in recipes but too busy to peel and chop? Then make sure you try our Easy ﬂavourings, including Easy Lemongrass, £1.37 (90g; £1.52/100g), Easy Coriander, £1.37 (85g; £1.61/100g), Easy Ginger and Easy Garlic, £1.47 (95g; £1.54/100g) each. They come as a paste with a little oil in small jars, so you can just add a spoonful or two to dishes. The rest will keep in the fridge for up to four weeks – and you won’t waste fresh ingedients because you’ve only used half of it.
I don’t drink alcohol. Will cooking with nonalcoholic wine make a big diference to the ﬂavour of a dish? Glyn Blackburn In sauces and casseroles, it won’t make any diference at all as the alcohol will evaporate during cooking. The end result will depend on the quality of the wine though. If you don’t want to use wine at all, grape juice and a dash of wine vinegar will give a similar taste.
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Love your leftovers
WORDS: LINZI BRECHIN. PHOTOGRAPHS: GETTY, ALAMY. *IF YOU SEND IN YOUR COOKING TIPS OR DILEMMA, YOU’RE AGREEING FOR US TO PUBLISH THIS, ALONG WITH YOUR NAME AND PHOTOGRAPH IN ASDA MAGAZINE. **OFFER ENDS 21 FEBRUARY
Make the most of any pastry leftovers to create even more yummy dishes. Filo is a great alternative to traditional puf pastry for pies. Simply brush it with oil, tear the sheets into strips, scrunch into rough bundles and put on top of your pie. Brush with melted butter and bake in the oven. Make a lemon and dill sauce, brush it on salmon ﬁllets and wrap in ﬁlo pastry. Bake until golden. Sautée sliced mushrooms in garlic and butter. Put the mixture in the middle of two ﬁlo squares and wrap up into bundles. Bake in the oven.
How do you like your steak?
DID YOU KNOW? Asda sells 12,500 kilos of lambs liver every week, which is equivalent to a double decker bus!
Always have breadcrumbs on hand for burgers, stufngs and as a coating for ﬁsh and chicken with this tip from reader Louise Morrish. ‘Blitz slightly stale bread in a processor. Pop the crumbs in a bag and freeze until you need them.’ A really useful tip for using up leftovers, too!
They come in all sorts of sizes and materials, but this Asda wok is great, whatever you’re cooking. It has a ﬂat bottom and deep, rounded sides to allow you to move food around fast without spilling. Woks are mostly used for stir-frying, but are also good for steaming and deep-frying. Asda Spun Steel Non-stick Wok, 27cm, was £5, now £4**
GET IN TOUCH Email us your cooking tips or kitchen dilemmas, and you could win a £50 Asda gift card if your letter is featured*. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 24 | FEBRUARY 2014 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE
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2 salmon fillets with a sweet chilli, soy, honey & ginger dressing
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2 smoked haddock fillets with pea & coriander melt
An exciting 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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FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
February sees the arrival of tender Yorkshire-produced rhubarb that's grown in darkness and harvested by candlelight! Rhubarb custards
Smooth and creamy, classic baked custards are given a twist with our tangy compote
RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: PHILIP WEBB. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: EMILY JONZEN
MAKES 4 READY IN 1 HOUR PRICE PER SERVING ÂŁ1.83 1 vanilla pod 150ml single cream 250ml semi-skimmed milk 400g rhubarb, cut into 2cm pieces 150g caster sugar 2 level tbsp seedless raspberry jam 3 large eggs, plus 1 extra yolk
1 Preheat the oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. Split the vanilla pod lengthways with a small knife, then place in a nonstick saucepan with the cream and milk. Heat until almost simmering and set aside to infuse for 15 minutes. Remove the pod. 2 Meanwhile, put the rhubarb in a roasting tin in
one layer. Sprinkle on 75g of the sugar. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Tip into a bowl and gently stir in the jam. Set aside. 3 Beat the eggs and yolk with the remaining sugar. Pour on the milk and cream in a thin stream, whisking all the time. Divide the custard between 4 ramekins and place them in a
roasting tin. Pour boiling water into the tin to come halfway up the ramekins. 4 Cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until just set. Pile a little rhubarb compote on each and serve the rest separately. Each 302g serving contains:
of your 5-a-day
1531KJ Med High High Low 366KCAL 15.4g 7.1g 46.8g 0.3g 18% 22% 36% 52% 5% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 507kJ/121kcal
The custards can be made in advance and refrigerated. Top with compote to serve
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Mackerel with rhubarb salsa
The tart rhubarb cuts through the richness of the mackerel
500g new potatoes, halved or quartered 1tbsp sunﬂower oil, plus 2tsp for the ﬁsh 4 Asda Cook From Frozen Mackerel Fillets 250g rhubarb, cut into 1cm pieces Zest of 1 small orange 1 red chilli, deseeded and ﬁnely chopped 1tbsp clear honey 8cm piece cucumber 1 small red onion, ﬁnely chopped 2tbsp coriander, chopped 28 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2014
Sugar snap peas, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/Gas 5. Boil the potatoes for 5 minutes. Drain, put in a roasting tin and toss in 1tbsp of the oil. Cook in the top of the oven for 40 minutes until cooked through and golden. 2 Put the mackerel in a roasting tin in a single layer and brush with oil. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Drain of any juices. 3 To make the salsa, add the
rhubarb to a pan of boiling water, bring back to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Drain. Refresh in cold water. 4 Add the orange zest, chilli and honey. Halve the cucumber lengthways, scoop out the seeds, and cut into small cubes. Add to the salsa with the onion and coriander. 5 Serve with the mackerel, potatoes and sugar snaps. Each 396g serving contains:
of your 5-a-day
2063KJ High Low Low Low 493KCAL 28.9g 5.6g 9.2g 0.3g 25% 41% 28% 10% 5% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 520kJ/124kcal
* AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY
SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.76
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
Pork belly with rhubarb purée Scoring the pork helps give it a wonderful crispy crackling
Leftover purée can be added to natural yogurt as a quick dessert
SERVES 6 READY IN 3 HRS PLUS 20 MINS RESTING PRICE PER SERVING £1.56 Pork belly joint* (approx 900g) 1tsp sunflower oil 2 large onions, cut into 6 thick slices 4 ripe pears 400g rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 2cm pieces Zest and juice 1 small orange 75g sugar 15g unsalted butter 1 Preheat the oven to 150C/ 130C Fan/Gas 2. Unroll the pork and pat dry with kitchen paper. Rub the skin with oil. Sprinkle with 1tsp sea salt. 2 Put the onion in a roasting tin and sit the pork on top, skin-side-up. Pour in 400ml water (not over the pork) and cook, uncovered, in the oven for 21/2 hours, topping up the water when needed. 3 Increase heat to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Top up with hot water to halfway up the onion, but not touching the pork. Cook for 30-35 minutes until the skin is crisp. Discard the onion and rest for 20 minutes. 4 Peel, core and slice 2 of the pears. Put in a pan with the rhubarb, zest, juice and sugar. Heat gently, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 10 minutes. Keep warm. 5 Peel, core and quarter the rest of the pears and fry in the butter until golden. Serve with the pork and sauce. Each 367g serving contains:
of your 5-a-day
2176KJ High High Med Low 520KCAL 33.6g 12.4g 24.5g 1.1g 26% 48% 62% 27% 18% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 593kJ/142kcal
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Rhubarb & ginger crumble
To give our crumble topping a really crunchy texture, we added sunﬂower and poppy seeds SERVES 6 READY IN 1 HR 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.16 800g rhubarb, cut into 2cm pieces 2 balls stem ginger in syrup, drained and chopped 3tbsp ginger syrup from the stem ginger jar 100g caster sugar, plus 75g for the crumble 50g Asda Scottish Porridge Oats (not instant oats) 100g plain flour
75g butter, chilled and cut into small cubes 25g sunflower seeds 25g poppy seeds Custard or cream, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Put the rhubarb in an ovenproof dish. Add the
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chopped stem ginger, ginger syrup and 100g sugar, then stir to mix. 2 Cover and cook in the oven for 25 minutes. Drain of about half the juices and reserve them. 3 Put the oats and ﬂour in a bowl and rub in the butter. Stir in 75g sugar and the sunﬂower and
poppy seeds. Sprinkle on top of the rhubarb in an even layer and bake for 45 minutes. 4 Serve hot with the reserved juices and custard or cream. Each 219g serving contains:
of your 5-a-day
1527KJ Med High High Low 365KCAL 15.3g 7.1g 35.6g 0.2g 18% 22% 36% 40% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 697kJ/167kcal
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
Cut leftover pastry into strips, sprinkle with sugar, and bake at the same time to make biscuits
Rhubarb meringue f lan
Adding strawberry jam to the ﬂan ﬁlling gives it a fruity ﬂavour and also boosts the wonderful pink colour of this dish SERVES 8 READY IN 1 HR 30 MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 83P 500g Jus-Rol Shortcrust Pastry Flour, for rolling 75g Asda Strawberry Jam 600g rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 2cm pieces 50g caster sugar, plus 175g for the meringue Finely grated zest of 1 orange, plus 100ml juice 25g cornflour 3 large eggs, separated
1 Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/Gas 5. Roll out the pastry and line a 23cm ﬂan tin. Prick the base and lay a piece of foil on top. Add baking beans or rice and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and beans/rice and cook for another 5 minutes. Spread on 25g of the jam. 2 Put rhubarb in a pan with 50g sugar, the zest and half
the juice. Cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until tender. Mix remaining juice with the cornﬂour and stir into the rhubarb. Heat until simmering and thickened. 3 Pour into a bowl and stir in the remaining jam. Cool for 15 minutes. Lightly beat the egg yolks and stir in. Pour into the ﬂan case and bake for 15 minutes.
4 Whisk the egg whites to form stif, glossy peaks. Whisk in the rest of the sugar, 1tbsp at a time, until stif. Spoon onto the rhubarb so there are no gaps. Bake for 15-20 minutes until tinged brown. Each 217g serving contains:
of your 5-a-day
1987KJ Med High High Low 475KCAL 20.5g 6.2g 36.4g 0.8g 24% 29% 31% 40% 13% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 916kJ/219kcal
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This fruity chutney will keep for a year. If you don’t have a very large pan, make half the quantity. MAKES 5 x 300g JARS READY IN 1HR 45 MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER JAR £1.52 400g rhubarb, cut into 1cm pieces Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange 300g Bramley cooking apples (weighed, peeled and cored), cut into 1cm pieces 300g red onion, chopped 550ml red wine vinegar 550g granulated sugar 250g dried apricots, cut into small pieces 100g sultanas 2tsp mustard seeds 25g grated root ginger ½tsp salt 1 Put all the ingredients in a very large pan and heat gently, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. 2 Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 1 hour 15 minutes or until it is a chutney-like consistency. Stir often (taking the spoon right into the corners of the pan), especially towards the end of cooking, to prevent it catching on the base of the pan. 3 Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 150C/130C Fan/ Gas 2. Wash old jam, pickle or storage jars in hot soapy water. Rinse in hot water, then put the jars in the oven for 20 minutes to sterilise. 4 Leave the cooked chutney to cool for 15 minutes, put in the jars and add lids. Each 10g serving contains: ENERGY
88KJ 21KCAL 1%
FAT SATURATES SUGARS Low Low High
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 879kJ/210kcal
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cup soup just got better
puree not powder 1 of your 5 a day no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives
Just for two
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Perfect for a Friday night, this classic, easy-to-prepare Valentine’s meal will get your weekend of to a romantic start
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Starters Smoked salmon canapés Figs with Parma ham Bloody Mary soup Main Steak with peppercorn sauce & Chunky chips Dessert Dreamy chocolate cake
Pair of Lovebirds, £3
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Smoked salmon canapés
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Make these quick, easy canapés a few hours ahead and chill SERVES 2 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1 2 slices Schneider Brot German Rye Bread 15g butter, softened 3tsp soured cream 40g Extra Special Scottish Smoked Salmon Chopped chives, to garnish 1 Cut 6 x 3.5-4cm hearts, rounds or squares from the bread and spread thinly with butter. 2 Top each with 1∕2tsp soured cream and a little salmon. Garnish with chives and a sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper. Each 42g serving contains: ENERGY
481KJ High High Low High 115KCAL 7.6g 3.8g 0.4g 0.9g 6% 11% 19% <1% 15% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1145kJ/274kcal
Figs with Parma ham The slightly salty ham goes perfectly with the sweetness of the ﬁgs SERVES 2 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.38 2 fresh figs 1 ∕2 x 100g pack Extra Special Parma Ham 1 Cut the ﬁgs into quarters. Tear the ham into 8 strips and wrap around each ﬁg. 2 Serve with cocktail sticks. Each 62g serving contains: ENERGY
301KJ Med 72KCAL 3.3g 4% 5%
SATURATES SUGARS Med Med
3.4g 1.3g 4% 22%
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This fresh, fruity bubbly is great with canapés. Louvel Fontaine Brut Champagne, 75cl, £10 until 12 February, then £24.25
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 485kJ/116kcal
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VALENTINE’S MEAL Bloody Mary soup This recipe is just as delicious without the vodka – but if you do use it, add it to the soup before the cream SERVES 2 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.45 2tsp olive oil, plus 1tbsp for the croutons 1 shallot, very finely chopped 700g bottle Extra Special Smooth Passata 1tbsp Asda Sweet Chilli Sauce 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2tsp lemon juice 1 slice 2-3-day-old bread 6tbsp vodka 2tbsp double cream 1 Heat 2tsp of the olive oil, add the shallot and fry for about 4 minutes over a low heat until soft and translucent. 2 Add the passata, sweet chilli and Worcestershire sauce and the lemon juice.
Season, then cover and simmer for 5 minutes. 3 Meanwhile, use small heart-shaped pastry cutters to stamp shapes from the bread. Heat 1tbsp oil in a small frying pan and fry until golden. Drain on a plate lined with kitchen paper. 4 Serve the soup in 2 small bowls or teacups. Stir in 3tbsp vodka and swirl 1tbsp cream into each one. 5 Top with croutons and serve immediately. The soup will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. Each 150ml serving contains:
of your 5-a-day
502KJ Med 120KCAL 5.6g 6% 8%
SATURATES SUGARS Low Low
4.6g 0.3g 5 % 5%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 335kJ/81kcal
Make romantic croutons with Asda Heart Cookie Cutters, £2 for 5-pack
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The steak masterclass Steak with peppercorn sauce The sauce for this dish is impressive but so simple to make – and it tastes fantastic with steak. Use fewer peppercorns if you prefer less heat
SERVES 2 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £4.63 1 level tbsp black peppercorns 1tsp sunflower oil 2 x 227g packs Butcher’s Selection Ribeye Steaks 25g unsalted butter 1 small shallot, finely chopped 125ml beef stock, made with 1∕3 stock cube 2 level tsp Asda Coarse Grain Mustard 4tbsp double cream Mixed salad, to serve 1 Crush the peppercorns, then rub the oil into both sides of the steaks. 2 Heat a nonstick frying pan until just hot and add the steaks. Cook them over a medium heat for 4½ minutes on each side for medium rare, or until cooked the way you like – see our guide, right. 3 Remove the steaks from the pan and set aside in a warm place to rest. 4 Meanwhile, make the peppercorn sauce. Reduce the frying pan heat to low and add the butter and chopped shallot. Cook until soft and just starting to turn golden.
5 Add the crushed peppercorns, stock and mustard and heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 4-5 minutes. 6 Add the cream and heat through, making sure the sauce doesn’t boil. Pour the sauce over the steaks and serve with salad and chunky chips. Each 360g serving contains: ENERGY
2176KJ High High Low LOW 520KCAL 29.9g 18.1g 1.3g 0.7g 26% 43% 91% 1% 12% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 613kJ/146kcal
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Chunky chips Once these are in the oven, you don’t have to worry about them SERVES 2 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 22p 1 large baking potato (about 300g), unpeeled, cut into chunky chips 1tbsp sunflower oil 1 Preheat the oven to 220C/ 200C Fan/Gas 7. Put the
chips in a pan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 3 minutes, then drain. 2 Pat chips dry with kitchen paper. Put in a bowl, drizzle over the oil and toss to coat. 3 Spread out on a baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes. Season with salt and serve with the steaks. Each 156g serving contains: ENERGY
678KJ Med Low Low Low 162KCAL 5.8g 0.8g 0.9g Trace 8% 8% 4% 1% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 434kJ/104kcal
Cooked just how you like it Do you prefer your steak extra rare or really well done? The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the steak. To test if it’s done, use a skewer or the blade of a small knife inserted in the thickest part to check the colour of the juices. If it’s too bloody and you want it well done, it clearly needs to cook for longer! As a rough guide... RARE 4 minutes each side
MEDIUM RARE 41∕2 minutes each side
MEDIUM 5 minutes each side
WELL DONE 7 minutes each side
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Steak needs a really full-bodied wine. This Spanish red is big, bold and massively fruity, perfect for a Valentine’s day meal. Paul de Albas Ribero del Duero, £6
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Choosing the perfect steak Jim Viggers Head of Meat Quality
We’ve got cuts of meat to suit all budgets, from the tenderest ribeye steaks to ﬂavoursome sirloin
Ribeye steaks, £4 (227g; £1.76/100g), are really tender and marbled with fat, which adds to the ﬂavour and succulence.
Best all rounder
Best for tenderness
Best for flavour
Si l i steaks, Sirloin k £4 (227g; £1.76/100g), are tender with a good ﬂavour. They’re marbled with fat, but leaner than ribeye.
Fillet steaks, £29 per kilo**, are by far the most tender cut. The ﬂavour is more subtle than ribeye, rump and sirloin.
R Rump steaks, t k £4 (255g; £1.57/100g), are slightly less tender, but have an excellent ﬂavour. Good for grilling and frying.
TOP TIP Take the steaks out of the fridge and unwrap them 30 minutes before needed, as they’ll cook more evenly. Dry with kitchen paper before cooking.
Oiling the steak, not the pan, reduces the amount of oil you use and cuts down the smokiness while you’re frying.
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*2 FOR £7 OFFER EXCLUDES FILLET STEAK. **IN SELECTED STORES ONLY
Best for juiciness
VALENTINEÕS MEAL Dreamy chocolate cake This wonderful, rich cake makes a delicious dessert – who doesn’t like chocolate?
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SERVES 8 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING 36p 115g self-raising flour 25g cocoa powder 125g butter, softened, plus 100g for the topping and extra for greasing 125g caster sugar 2 large eggs 2tbsp cold black coffee 200g Asda Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids) Pink food colouring 100g Asda White Roll Out Icing Icing sugar, for dusting Asda Pink Glimmer Sugar
1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line the bases of 2 x 19cm heart-shaped cake tins. Sift ﬂour and cocoa together. 2 Beat 125g butter and the caster sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding a spoonful of the ﬂour with the second egg. 3 Fold in the rest of the ﬂour mixture and the cofee. Divide between the tins and level the tops. Bake
for 25 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool. 4 Meanwhile, break the chocolate into squares and put in a bowl set over simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave until the chocolate is just melted, remove from the heat and stir in the 100g butter. 5 Leave the chocolate icing to cool until spreadable. Use a third to sandwich the cakes, then spread the
rest over the top and sides. 6 Knead a few drops of food colouring into the icing, then roll out on a surface dusted with icing sugar. Scatter glimmer sugar over some of the icing and press down gently with the rolling pin. Cut out hearts to decorate the cake. The cake will keep for 5 days in an airtight container. Each 109g serving contains: ENERGY
1419KJ High High Medium Med 514KCAL 32.5g 19.8g 23.2g 0.7g 26% 46% 99% 26% 12% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1302kJ/311kcal
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This fragrant and fruity dessert wine would be divine with our chocolate cake. Serve it well chilled. Extra Special Moscatel Valencia, £5
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Food of love
Enjoy our special Valentine’s meal deal… Choose 1 main for 2, 2 sides and 1 dessert for 2 – only £10*
Shown here: Extra Special Beef Bourguignon, Extra Special Dauphinoise Potatoes: Extra Special Green Vegetable Medley; Extra Special Hot Belgian Chocolate & Salted Caramel Dessert
EXTRA SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY MENU 1 MAIN (SERVES 2)
Beef Bourguignon Butcher’s Selection Premium Rump Steak Shellﬁsh Risotto Slow-Cooked Seafood Paella Salmon en Croûte Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks in Redcurrant & Port Sauce Duck Leg Conﬁt with Plum Soy Sauce Beef Shin Casserole with Dumplings Coq au Vin
Dauphinoise Potatoes Goose Fat Roast Potatoes with Thyme Creamy Mashed Potato Mustard Mash Cheddar Mash Chunky Chips with Sea Salt Boulangère Potatoes Green Vegetable Medley Lightly Crushed Carrot & Butternut Squash Parsnips in Olive Oil Cauliﬂower Cheese Caramelised Shallot, Garlic & Herb Flatbread
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DESSERT (2 PORTIONS)
Choose from: Hot Belgian Chocolate & Salted Caramel Desserts Melting Red Velvet Moments Senga Strawberry Cheesecake Hearts Raspberry Temptations
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£10 meal for 2
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To celebrate Chinese New Year, try one of our super-quick, sizzling Oriental-style stir-fries – chopsticks optional!
Oriental chicken noodles Stir-fry bite-sized pieces of chicken in oil until cooked. Add Asda Crunchy Stir-Fry with Butternut Squash & Mangetout, £1.20, 300g, and cook for 3 minutes. Add Asda Free-Range Egg Noodles, £1.20, 450g, and Asda Red Thai Sauce, £1.20, 230g, then heat through.
And for something diferent... Try these variations on our main noodle recipe by making simple swaps for the chicken, vegetables and sauce – you’ll serve up a diferent, tasty stir-fry for the family every time.
Szechuan king prawns
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Add king prawns; Asda Hot & Spicy StirFry with Red Chillies, £1.20, 250g; Asda Spicy Szechuan Sauce, £1.20, 230g
Soy & garlic Quorn V Quorn; Asda Oriental Bean Stir-Fry with Edamame Beans, £1.20, 340g; Asda Soy & Garlic Sauce, £1.20, 230g
Sweet & sour turkey Bite-sized pieces of turkey; Asda Rainbow Stir-Fry Mix, £1.20, 450g; Asda Sweet & Sour Sauce, £1.20, 230g
3 packs for £3
Hoisin steak Use small strips of rump steak; Asda Water Chestnut & Bamboo Shoot Stir-Fry, £1.20, 420g; Asda Hoisin Sauce, £1.20, 230g
Spicy pork Pork; Asda Mushroom Stir-Fry with Beansprouts, Cabbage, Carrots & Onions, £1.20, 430g; Asda Spicy Cantonese Sauce, £1.20, 230g
Black bean tofu V Cubes of tofu; Asda Ribbon Vegetable Stir-Fry, £1.20, 450g; Asda Black Bean Sauce, £1.20, 230g
Make it easy Our pre-prepared stir-fry vegetables are brilliant if you’re short of time – they save lots of chopping and give you a variety of veg in one pack. Look in the produce aisle for the full range. We also currently have a three for £3 ofer on Asda noodles, stir-fry packs and sauces.
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Chicken satay spring rolls These tasty Oriental rolls are so much fun to make – and baking them rather than frying means they’re lower in fat, too
‘These taste so much better than ones from our local Chinese’ Owen, age 13
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KIDS’ COOKING MAKES 8 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SPRING ROLL £1 YOU’LL NEED... 200g cooked chicken ■ 1 large carrot, peeled ■ 2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced ■ 1 small red pepper, deseeded and ﬁnely chopped ■ 100g frozen sweetcorn, defrosted ■ 50g beansprouts ■ 6tbsp peanut butter ■ 3tbsp reduced salt soy sauce ■ 2tbsp sweet chilli sauce, plus extra for dipping ■ 8 sheets ﬁlo pasty ■ 15g butter, melted ■ 2tsp oil ■ 2tbsp sesame seeds
CHILDREN SHOULD BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT WHEN PREPARING AND COOKING FOOD. RECIPE: GREGOR MCMASTER. PHOTOGRAPHS: HOWARD SHOOTER. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. CLOTHING: FROM A SELECTION AT GEORGE
How to make them…
1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and put in a large bowl. 2 Grate the carrots. Add to the chicken along with the spring onions, red pepper, sweetcorn and beansprouts. 3 In a separate bowl, mix together the peanut butter, soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce. 4 Add this peanut satay mixture to the chicken and vegetable ﬁlling, and stir thoroughly to mix together. 5 Lay a sheet of ﬁlo pastry on a work surface and fold in half (keep the other ﬁlo under a damp paper towel). Lay an eighth of the ﬁlling in a horizontal strip, 5cm up from the bottom of the pastry, leaving a 5cm gap at each side. Roll up into a sausage, then fold the ends under to seal. Transfer to a baking tray. Repeat with the rest of the ﬁlo and ﬁlling. Mix the butter and oil together, brush over the rolls and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15-20 minutes. 6 Serve the spring rolls hot with a bowl of sweet chilli sauce for dipping. Each 148g serving contains: ENERGY
1222KJ Med Med Low 292KCAL 12.6g 3.3g 5.8g 15% 18% 17% 6%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 825kJ/197kcal
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absolutely no artificial sweeteners
for growing little beanz
Family pleasers RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS, LINZI BRECHIN. PHOTOGRAPHS: KATE WHITTAKER. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLNG: EMILY JONZEN
Take the stress out of midweek meals with our quick, tasty recipes
Kids will love this Lemon crumbed ﬁsh steaks Baking ﬁsh and chips means they’ll be much lower in fat than if deep-fried SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING £2.54 2 large baking potatoes, peeled 1tbsp sunflower oil 4tbsp flour 100g fresh white breadcrumbs Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1 large egg 25g butter, melted Cod fillet (approx 400g), skinned and cut into 8 pieces 325g frozen peas 4tbsp reduced fat crème fraîche
1 Preheat the oven to 220C/ 200C Fan/Gas 7. Cut the potatoes into chunky chips and toss with the oil to coat. Spread on a baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden. 2 Put the ﬂour on one plate. Mix the crumbs and zest on another. Mix the egg and butter in a shallow dish. 3 Dip each ﬁsh piece in the ﬂour to coat, shaking of any
excess. Next, coat in the egg mixture and dip in the crumbs, patting them all over. 4 Put on a baking tray and bake for 15-18 minutes. 5 Boil the peas, drain and return to the pan. Mash with the crème fraîche and serve with the ﬁsh and chips. Each 384g serving contains:
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2046KJ Med High Low Low 489KCAL 14.8g 6.2g 3.7g 0.8g 24% 21% 31% 4% 13% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 533kJ/127kcal
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WEEKDAY WINNERS Liver & bacon with red onion gravy Cutting the liver into small pieces means it cooks quickly and stays tender
SERVES 4 READY IN 50 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 87p 440g lambs’ liver, sliced thinly 2tbsp sunflower oil 2 large red onions, halved and thinly sliced 600g potatoes, peeled 4tbsp milk 1 level tbsp flour 250ml hot lamb stock, made with 1 stock cube 1tbsp Asda Brown Sauce
4 rashers Asda SmartPrice Back Bacon 350g cabbage, shredded and cooked, to serve 1 Rinse the liver in cold water. Pat dry with kitchen paper, then put on a kitchen paper-lined plate. 2 Heat 1tbsp oil in a large pan and cook the onion over a
low heat, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden. 3 Meanwhile, boil the potatoes until tender, then drain. Mash with the milk, season and keep warm. 4 When the onions are done, take of the heat and stir in the ﬂour. Gradually stir in the stock. Add the sauce and bring to the boil, stirring all the time. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. 5 Heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan and cook the liver for 3-4 minutes
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until browned on all sides. You will need to do this in two batches. 6 Add to the onion gravy and simmer for another 2-3 minutes until the liver is cooked through. Meanwhile, grill the bacon until it’s crisp. 7 Serve the liver and gravy with the mashed potato, bacon and cabbage. Each 534g serving contains:
of your 5-a-day
1736KJ Low Low Low HIGH 415KCAL 15.4g 3.6g 9.6g 2.2g 21% 22% 18% 11% 37% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 325kJ/78kcal
Paprika pork Smoked paprika gives this dish a warm, spicy ﬂavour. It works just as well using chicken or turkey instead of pork SERVES 4 READY IN 35 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.64 590g Butcher’s Selection Pork Loin Steaks, trimmed 2tbsp sunflower oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 350g mushrooms, sliced 1 level tbsp smoked paprika 250ml chicken stock, made with 1 stock cube 3 level tbsp tomato purée 2 level tsp cornflour 4 level tbsp reduced fat soured cream Boiled rice, to serve
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1 Cut the pork loin into strips about the size of your ﬁnger. Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan and cook the pork in two batches until browned. Tip into a bowl along with the meat juices. 2 Heat the rest of the oil in the pan, add the onion and cook over a medium heat for 3 minutes until soft but not coloured. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 8 minutes. 3 Return the pork to the pan and stir until hot. Stir in the paprika, chicken stock and tomato purée, then simmer for 5 minutes. 4 Mix the cornﬂour with 3tbsp cold water and add to the pan, stirring. Bring to the boil, remove from the heat and stir in the soured cream. Serve with rice. Each 347g serving contains:
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SATURATES SUGARS Low
1054KJ Med Low 252KCAL 12.1g 3.1g 13% 17% 16%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 304kJ/73kcal
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Devilâ€™s pasta v The sauce for this dish is fairly spicy, hence the name. To make it more suitable for angels, use fewer chillies or none at all SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING ÂŁ1.05 2tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 yellow peppers, deseeded and sliced 2 x 390g cartons Asda Chopped Tomatoes with Garlic
1 level tsp Asda Crushed Chillies 2tsp dried oregano 1 level tsp sugar 350g penne pasta 100g extra mature Cheddar, grated
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1 Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the yellow peppers and cook for another 2-3 minutes. 2 Add the tomatoes, dried chillies, oregano and sugar. Bring to the boil and simmer the sauce, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring often, until it has thickened slightly. 3 Meanwhile, add the pasta
to a large pan of boiling water and bring back to the boil. Stir once, then simmer fast, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes. Drain and return to the pan. 4 Add the tomato sauce to the pasta and toss. Serve sprinkled with the cheese. Each 689g serving contains:
of your 5-a-day
2205KJ Low High Low Low 527KCAL 16.5g 6.6g 13.6g 0.7g 26% 24% 33% 15% 12% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 320kJ/76kcal
WEEKDAY WINNERS Italian-style chicken
Thin slices of chicken topped with mozzarella, ham, basil and crispy crumbs – this is sure to be a hit SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.76 50g fresh white breadcrumbs 1tbsp olive oil 4 Asda SmartPrice Chicken Breast Fillets (skinless) 4 fresh basil leaves, plus extra for garnish 4 thin slices cooked ham
125g Asda Mozzarella, drained and sliced New potatoes, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Mix the breadcrumbs with 1tsp of the olive oil. 2 Put each chicken breast
Classic dish made simple!
ﬁllet between 2 pieces of clingﬁlm and bash with a rolling pin or the base of a heavy pan until half its original thickness. Remove from the clingﬁlm and brush both sides of the ﬁllet with olive oil. Cook in a large nonstick frying pan for 2 minutes on each side. 3 Transfer the chicken to a baking tray. Top each ﬁllet with a basil leaf, then wrap in a slice of ham, leaving
join underneath. Top with slices of mozzarella and sprinkle on the breadcrumbs. 4 Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the breadcrumbs are crispy and golden. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve with new potatoes. Each 214g serving contains: ENERGY
1280KJ Med Med Low Med 306KCAL 11.6g 5.4g 0.5g 1.3g 15% 17% 27% 1% 22% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 598kJ/143kcal
Great for lunchboxes
Roast beef & curried rice salad
This dish is ideal for using up leftover roast beef. Other cooked meats, such as chicken, pork, lamb or ham, work well too SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING ÂŁ1.55 300g long-grain rice 200g frozen peas 3tbsp sunflower oil 1 level tbsp Asda Mild Curry Powder 2tbsp cider vinegar 3 level tbsp mango chutney 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into small pieces 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced 75g sultanas 150g roast beef, cut into bite-sized pieces Chopped fresh coriander, to serve
the boil, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until tender, adding the peas for the last 5 minutes. Drain and put in a large bowl. 2 Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small saucepan, add the curry powder and cook over a low heat, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the vinegar and chutney. Stir into the rice. Leave to cool. 3 Add the pepper, onions, sultanas and beef. Serve sprinkled with coriander. Each 434g serving contains:
1 Rinse the rice. Put in a pan with 1L water and a pinch of salt. Bring to
1 of your 5-a-day
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2489KJ Med Low Med Low 595KCAL 14.9g 3.1g 23.6g 0.5g 30% 21% 16% 26% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 574kJ/137kcal
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Make, cheat, buy
Sweet & sour chicken
Tastier than a traditional takeaway and so easy... But if youâ€™re really pushed for time, cheat with pre-prepared ingredients, or buy one ready made
MAKE, CHEAT, BUY
Sweet & sour chicken
Making your own stir-fry is really easy, and you can add lots of great-tasting fresh ingredients. Mix up the veg you use for a variety of textures too SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.04
RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: RIA OSBORNE. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: DENISE SMART
227g can Asda Pineapple Chunks in Juice 2 level tbsp cornﬂour 2tbsp Asda Dark Soy Sauce 3tbsp tomato ketchup 2tbsp cider vinegar 1 level tbsp caster sugar 2tbsp sunﬂower oil 515g Butcher’s Selection Boneless Chicken Thigh Fillets, cut into bite-sized chunks 2 red peppers, deseeded
and cut into chunks 150g carrots, cut into batons 155g mangetout, halved 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced 225g can Kingﬁsher Water Chestnuts, drained and sliced Rice, to serve 1 Drain the pineapple juice into a bowl; put the fruit to one side. Mix
4tbsp of the juice with the cornﬂour in a measuring jug to make a paste. Add the rest of the juice, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar and sugar, then stir into a smooth sauce. Make up to 275ml with cold water. 2 Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a wok, add the chicken and stir-fry for 3-5 minutes, or until cooked through. 3 Push the meat to one side of the wok. Add the
To cut down on chopping veg and mixing up a sauce, use a handy pack of frozen, ready prepared stir-fry vegetables and a jar of sauce to make your meal even quicker. It’s just as tasty as making it from scratch – but much less fuss.
Each 440g serving contains:
of your 5-a-day
1427KJ Low Low Med High 341KCAL 9.7g 1.9g 23.6g 2.2g 17% 14% 10% 26% 37% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 324kJ/78kcal
For a meal in minutes, pop this takeaway dish in the microwave with some Chosen by you Boiled Rice. The tender chicken, sweet red peppers and juicy pineapple in a rich, tangy sauce pack a real ﬂavour punch.
SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.32 2tbsp sunﬂower oil 515g Butcher’s Selection Boneless Chicken Thigh Fillets, cut into bite-sized chunks 350g frozen Asda Oriental Vegetable Stir Fry 315g jar Asda Chosen by you Sweet & Sour Cooking Sauce Rice, to serve
rest of the oil, the peppers, carrots and mangetout. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the pineapple, spring onions and water chestnuts, then stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes. 4 Stir in the sauce until it boils and thickens. Serve with rice.
+ 1 Heat half the oil in a wok and stir-fry the chicken for 3-5 minutes, or until it’s cooked through. Push to one side of the wok. 2 Stir-fry the veg in the rest of the oil for 3-4 minutes.
SERVES 2 PRICE PER SERVING £1.50
3 Pour in the cooking sauce. Heat gently until simmering. Serve with rice. Each 298g serving contains:
of your 5-a-day
1477KJ Med Low Low Low 353KCAL 16.7g 2.4g 13.9g 0.8g 18% 24% 12% 15% 13% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 496kJ/118kcal
Asda Chosen by you Takeaway Sweet & Sour Chicken, £3 (450g; 66.7p/100g). Buy as part of our Chinese Takeaway meal deal: 2 mains + 2 side dishes = £6
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For your favourite home cooked dishes in a ﬂash, it’s time to try our new oven-ready ranges from Chosen by you with sweet garden veg and a rich gravy. Or try Smoky BBQ Fajitas, Fiery Jalfrezi Chicken, or Minted Lamb Loin Chops. Just add rice, salad or veg to serve – what could be easier? You’ll ﬁnd the range g in the chilled aisle.
AND WHY NOT TRY…
World Favourites Fiery Jalfrezi Chicken, £3.45 (430g;; 80.2p/100g)
World Favourites Smoky BBQ Fajitas, £3.45 (400g; 86.3p/100g)
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Classic Favourites Chicken Stew & Dumplings, £3.45 (490g; 70.4p/100g)
Classic Favourites Minted Lamb Loin Chops, £3.65 (300g; £1.22/10 2/100g) 0g) £1.22/100g)
PHOTOGRAPHS: RIA OSBORNE. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: VICKI SMALLWOOD
Fancy cooking a meal at home, but don’t have time to make it from scratch? Our new Classic and World Favourites Chosen by you ranges contain all the fresh ingredients for the dish in one pack – ready to pop in the oven! Choose from favourites including this Chicken Stew & Dumplings, which comes
my sweet RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: RIA OSBORNE. STYLING: JULIE PATMORE. FOOD STYLING: KATE BLINMAN
Share these irresistible treats with your loved ones – they look like they cost a fortune but are easy to make
Rich chocolate trufes (see page 62 for recipe)
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Coconut ice hearts These classic sweets are great for kids to make. If you don’t have shaped moulds, use a 21cm square baking tin and cut into bite-sized squares MAKES 30 READY IN 10 MINS PLUS SETTING TIME PRICE PER SWEET 5p 125g Carnation Condensed Milk 150g icing sugar 150g desiccated coconut Pink food colouring 1 Put half the condensed milk in a large bowl and stir in half the icing sugar. Add half the coconut and mix
with your hands until evenly combined. The mixture should be very stif. 2 Mix the rest of the milk and icing sugar in another bowl and add a few drops of pink food colouring. Mix in the rest of the coconut. 3 Press the mixture into heart-shaped ice cube trays
or baking tins and leave for at least 2 hours. 4 Turn out of the moulds. These will keep for up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge. Each 10g serving contains: ENERGY
FAT SATURATES SUGARS High High High
184KJ 44KCAL 2.2g 1.8g 5.7g Trace 2% 3% 9% 6% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 18.4kJ/4.4kcal
Just the ticket This Asda Heart Melter Silicone Tray, £2, makes a great sweet mould!
Go easy on the pink food colouring. A little goes a long way Ð youÕll only need a drop or two
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VALENTINE TREATS Asda Chosen by you Piping Bags, £2 for a 10-pack, are disposable and fit all size of nozzle
Chocolate cup cakes Piping the icing gives a really professional ﬁnish – and who can resist chocolate? MAKES 8 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER CAKE 36p 65g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into squares 75g unsalted butter, plus 100g for the butter icing ½ level tsp instant coffee granules 75g self-raising flour 2 level tsp cocoa powder 100g caster sugar 1 large free-range egg, beaten 2tbsp milk, plus 2tbsp for the icing 200g icing sugar Few drops vanilla extract Pink food colouring 1 Preheat the oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. Line 2 bun tins with 8 paper cup cake cases. 2 Put the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl with 75g butter, cut into cubes. Add the cofee and 3tbsp cold water. Stand over a pan of simmering water, making
sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave until just melted, stirring occasionally. Remove the bowl from the pan and cool for 10 minutes. 3 Sift together the ﬂour and cocoa and stir in the sugar. Add to the chocolate with the egg and 2tbsp milk. Stir until evenly mixed – don’t overbeat. Divide between the cake cases and bake for 20 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Cool on a wire rack. 4 For the icing, beat 100g butter, the icing sugar, 2tbsp milk and vanilla extract together until light and creamy. Add a few drops of food colouring. Pipe onto the cakes. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Each 94g serving contains: ENERGY
1682KJ High High High Low 402KCAL 21.7g 13.3g 42.5g 0.2g 20% 31% 67% 47% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1581kJ/378kcal
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VALENTINE TREATS Rich chocolate trufes These can be made in advance and frozen before you dust with cocoa
MAKES 24 READY IN 15 MINS PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER TRUFFLE 10p 200g bar Asda Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids), roughly chopped 50g Extra Special Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids), roughly chopped 150ml double cream 2tbsp liqueur (either amaretto, rum, Tia Maria, Cointreau or Malibu) 4tbsp cocoa powder, for dusting 1 Put the chocolate in a bowl. Heat the cream until just simmering, then remove immediately from the heat and pour onto the chocolate. Stir until melted and smooth. 2 Stir in the liqueur and chill for at least 3 hours. 3 Put the cocoa on a plate. Using 2 teaspoons, shape the chocolate mixture into small balls, then roll in the cocoa. The trufes will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Chocolate heart slab Here’s one heart no one will mind breaking! You could use milk or dark chocolate instead if you prefer
Each 19g serving contains: ENERGY
250g Asda White Chocolate ¼ pot Asda Mixed Hearts, to decorate 1tbsp dried cranberries, to decorate 1 Draw a heart on a sheet of nonstick baking paper with a pencil – it should be about 20cm at the widest point. (You could use an Asda heart-shaped cake tin as a guide). Put on a baking
tray, pencil-side-down. 2 Break the chocolate into squares and put in a bowl. Stand over a pan of simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water, and leave until all the chocolate has melted. 3 Spread the chocolate inside the heart, reserving about 2tsp. Sprinkle on the hearts and cranberries, and
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leave in a cool place to set. Once the chocolate has set, re-melt the reserved chocolate and drizzle it over the heart. Tip: The chocolate heart slab will keep for up to a week stored in an airtight container in a cool place. Each 59g serving contains: ENERGY
381KJ High High High Low 91KCAL 6.5g 4g 6.6g Trace 5% 9% 20% 7% <1%
SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS PLUS SETTING PRICE PER SERVING 38p
1226KJ High High High Low 293KCAL 15.5g 9.2g 35.1g 0.1g 15% 22% 46% 39% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 723kJ/173kcal
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 72kJ/17kcal
Happy Valentine’s IF YOU LOOK UNDER 25 AND WANT TO BUY AGE-RESTRICTED PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED TO PROVE YOUR AGE. CHALLENGE 25. NO I.D. NO SALE
From gorgeous bouquets and bottles of bubbly to fun gifts, we’ve got lots of ideas for saying ‘I love you’...
Valentine’s bears, 15cm,, £3 each
Champagne Champ gne & glasses, wine g sses, £3.50 each ach
Silver iPod Nano, 16GB, £119
Lanson Rosé Label, 75cl, £25 until 12 February, then £37
Personalised giant biscuit*, £3
Thorntons Continental Milk Collection, 280g, £7
The Notebook DVD, £5
‘II love love you ou more re than tha n cake’ cak a e’ gift cake*, £3
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True Romance Bouquet**, £10
See our full range of romantic Valentine’s bouquets and roses in store from 10 February
The Universal Phone Sock, £4
Baileys te Chocolate Liqueur, 50cl, was £18, now £15
Pink iPod iPo Shufe, e 2GB, £35
‘To my beautiful wife’ card, £4
IMAGE: CORBIS. *AVAILABLE 6-26 FEBRUARY. **AVAILABLE FROM 10 FEBRUARY. †AVAILABLE FROM 30 JANUARY
Chupa bouquet, £3
iLuv Stylus pens, £12 each Valentine’s Day DVD, £5
Glass heart tealight holder, £1
‘For my perfect husband’ card, £2
Samsung S3 Mini, £199
Single red rose**, £2
First Love by James Patterson†, £7
Asda Asd aL Lovers’ vers’ Sharing Sh Sharing Asda Box, £4
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IF YOU LOOK UNDER 25 AND WANT TO BUY AGE-RESTRICTED PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED TO PROVE YOUR AGE. CHALLENGE 25. NO I.D. NO SALE
For him with love The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure*, £10 Baylis & Harding Men’s Black pper & Ginseng gift set, £7 Pepper
James Bond Quantum gift set, £20
George men’s trunks, size XS-XXL, £3 each
Remy Martin VSOP, 35cl, was £18, 18, now £16 K King of Shaves ProStyle Bodystyler, was £15, now £12 (28 January1 March)
George grey Valentine’s socks, one size, £1.50
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BaByliss Mini Trim, was £14.96, now £10 (28 February-1 March)
Burberry Touch gift set, £18
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Joop! Homme after shave, 75ml, £20
For her with love Lacoste Touch of Pink gift set, £24
The Unpredictable Consequences of Love* by Jill Mansell, £7
George Kiss & Tell pyjama set, size 8-26, £6
N Nicky Clarke Desired Straighteners, was S £79.96, now £40 (1 February-1 March)
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G George lip print slippers, pr size 36-42, £5 £
G George bow knickers, size 6-20, £2.50
Nicky Clarke Desired hairdryer, was £34.96, now 25 (28 January£25 1 March
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10 ways to a healthy heart
It’s your body’s most hard-working muscle, beating away 24/7 to keep you going. February is National Heart Month, so there’s never been a better time to make a change to help keep it ticking over GO NORSE
WORDS: RADHIKA HOLMSTRÖM. ILLUSTRATIONS: ZARA PICKEN. SOURCE: *NEWSROOM.HEART.ORG/NEWS/1091. **JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, MAY 2013
Researchers from Sweden’s Lund University have found a Nordic diet may be as good for your heart as a Mediterranean one**. Scandinavian staples of oily ﬁsh, berries, veg and pulses are well-known heart helpers.
If it's chocolate, choose dark Shed any spare tyres Your weight really does make a big diference to your heart health – as does the amount of exercise you do – the more pounds you pile on, the more it's under pressure. However, if the scales are peaking too high for comfort (and at this time of year, they often are!), don't panic and crash diet. It’s much better for you to lose a pound or two every week – the weight may stay on a little longer, but you've got a much better chance of it staying o! permanently.
Research shows the odd square can do your heart good – as long as it’s dark choc and it is really only a small amount*. It’s still packed with fat and sugar, so don’t overdo it – stick to a square or two a couple of times a week. All the same, it’s nice to know…
Stub it out Smokers have nearly double the risk of a heart attack of people who've never smoked, according to the German Cancer Research Center. There are lots of products to help you quit, from patches to e-cigarettes. Or try helplines such as smokefree.nhs.uk, so you don't have to go it alone. FEBRUARY 2014 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 69
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC
Catch up with friends Having a great social life is good for your health, and your heart**. It's the perfect excuse to get in touch with all those people you haven't seen for a while.
Grab the grater Cheese is packed with the saturated fat that raises your cholesterol, so try grating it rather than using slices – you'll make less go further. If reduced-fat varieties don't do it for you, go for strong cheese such as Stilton (just a small amount) to give you the taste you're craving.
Swap the bacon butty …for a salmon sandwich. Red meat is high in the cholesterol that’s a danger to your heart, and processed meats such as bacon and sausages are particularly bad for you, according to a study in the journal BMC Medicine††. A heart-friendly salmon sarnie, on the other hand (ideally, on brown bread), is rich in omega-3 ‘good fats’.
Turn on the tap Too many sugary drinks are a sure-ﬁre way to raise your risk of heart disease, as is alcohol‡. So cut down, and stick to plain water instead – free and available at a tap near you!
SPICE IT UP Salt raises your blood pressure, and that drives up your risk of a heart attack. Instead, turn to the spice rack. Use a whole range, as well as the juice and zest of lemons, to add heat and ﬂavour to meals. Your heart will thank you for it...
CALL FOR HELP… There are some signs you shouldn’t ignore. If you have tightness or pain in your chest (especially if it’s spreading to other parts of your body), or you feel sick or dizzy, the British Heart Foundation advises you to call 999. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. For more info, visit bhf.org.uk. 70 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2014
SOURCES: **J HYPERTENS 2010 FEB. †AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS 11/11/2008. †† BMC MEDICINE 2013, 11:63. ‡HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH; DRINKAWARE.CO.UK
A study from the University of Maryland† has shown that listening to music is great for our hearts, partly because it releases feel-good brain chemicals (endorphins) and helps us handle stress. So much better than cracking open the biscuits!
Planning a treat for your Valentine or just a long weekend away? Asda Travel has Europe’s romantic capital cities covered
Why it’s romantic: The city of lights, love and fashion is unmatched for old-school glamour. Romantic places to stay: The elegant Holiday Inn Express Paris Place d’Italie (two nights, £85 per person, per night) is perfectly located for all the key sights. Great restaurants: For upmarket Parisian fare, splash out at Le Voltaire (around £40 for dinner). Or try Beyoncé and Jay Z’s fave bijou bistro, Septime (average cost of lunch, £15). Sights: Kiss atop the Eifel Tower (above); hop on a bike at a Vélib station; explore the medieval streets of the beautiful Marais district; then take a cruise down the Seine at sunset. Hunt for the Wall of I Love You, a romantic mural with I Love You written in 250 languages, in Place Jehan Rictus, Montmarte.
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Why it’s romantic: Fall in love all over again in Italy’s centuries-old capital for poets, artists and dreamers. Its beautiful architecture makes it one of the world’s most photographic cities.
Romantic places to stay: For a tranquil garden setting just minutes from the city centre, check into the Executive Style Hotel (two nights, from £99 per person, per night). Great restaurants: Dine by candlelight on the mezzanine of The Library (three courses, from £28). Or push the boat out at Le Jardin de Russie, at the Hotel de Russie – gourmet Italian cuisine served in a truly magniﬁcent setting. Sights: Skip down the Spanish Steps; wander through the Borghese gardens, then share a gelato at San Crispino. At night, don’t miss the illuminated fountains of Trevi piazza (above).
WORDS: AMANDA STATHAM. PHOTOGRAPHS: STOCKCONNECTION BLUE/ALAMY, GETTY IMAGES
Why it’s romantic: Sexy ﬂamenco, pulsating plazas… it oozes amor. Romantic places to stay: Rest your head at the charming Gran Hotel Conde Duque in the grand Chamberí area in the city centre (two nights, £79 per person, per night). Great restaurants: Glorious interiors and modern tapas (from £4) make Olé Lola memorable. El Chaﬂán
Why it’s romantic: Bags of culture, great nightlife and stunning scenery. Romantic places to stay: Boutique hotel Nira Caledonia ofers bohemian chic with contemporary comfort
ofers local produce with a twist (steak tartar with apple ice cream anyone?) Sights: Wander handin-hand through the cobblestone streets of the Los Austrias district, checking out the quirky shops and tapas bars; gaze in awe at the opulance of the Palacio Real (above), an 18th century palace; relax over a drink as you peoplewatch in the many plazas.
(two nights, £69 per person, per night). Great restaurants: Dine at the swish Pompadour by Galvin at The Caledonian (£58 for three courses). Or get a window seat at the less pricey Amarone for modern Italian.
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Sights: Snuggle up together on an open-top bus to see landmarks, including the castle, Queen’s residence and Scottish National Gallery. Afterwards, share a wee dram at the Scotch Whisky Experience Tour.
ffor more great destinations and hotels, visit ASDA.com/travel
Why it’s romantic: Known as the City of a Hundred Spires, Prague’s rich architectural mix of Art Nouveau, Gothic and Baroque, make this a fairy-tale city of Bohemian delights. Romantic places to stay: Step back to the glamour of the 1920s at the Art Deco-style Majestic Plaza Hotel (two nights, £89 per person, per night). Great restaurants: Book the private salon at Pálfy Palác (two-course lunch, £8) and dine in splendour under a golden chandelier. Or savour the seafood (from £11) on the riverside terrace at celebrity hot spot Kampa Park. Sights to see: Soak up the magical atmosphere as you watch the astronomical clock in the Old Town Square (above) spring into action; take a peek inside the dome of St Nicholas Cathedral; explore the ancient Prague castle.
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DISCOVER THE MOISTURISER THAT WORKS IN THE SHOWER. 1
Use your normal shower product and rinse off.
Apply In-Shower Body Moisturiser while still in the shower.
Dry yourself, get dressed and go.
Ahoy there! Nautical gets a sophisticated but relaxed makeover with this fab blazer
George Brand Director Fiona Lambert says:
CATWALK TREND: GIVENCHY
CELEBRITY STYLE: OLIVIA PALERMO
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‘Nautical stripes are still a big celebrity favourite. From 60s’ ﬁlm stars to reality TV star Olivia Palermo sporting a chic jacket, the nautical look has deﬁnitely stood the test of time. Wear yours with dark, skinny jeans, 70s-style ﬂares, faded denim or an A-line skirt. Add red lipstick and bright heels for pure glamour. For a chance to win this blazer, go to ASDA.com/win. We’ve got ﬁve to give away. Good luck!’
£14 8-24, code 4545447
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Soft, lightweight shirts in ‘quiet’ colours were a feature on this season’s catwalks. This peach delight will look great either worn to the ofce or out on the town after work.
Not just for holidays! A smart pair of shorts can look ultra-chic. Team with a shirt, blazer and heels. Shorts, 6-18, £12, code 4567009 Short AVAILABLE FRO FROM 2 FEBRUARY
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ORIENTAL FLOWER This kimono jacket covers two big trends in one – oriental and ﬂoral. It’s easy to wear too: just throw on with city shorts and a lingerie-style camisole top for dressy occasions, or add a pair of skinny jeans for a more casual look. Jacket, S/M/L, £16, code 4561842
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CLUTCH IT Add a pop of colour to your shirt and shorts combo with this envelope clutch. Bag, £8, code 4565766
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OVERSIZED SHADES Nothing shouts celebrity glamour like large, dark sunglasses, and aviators are still the ultimate style statement. Sunglasses, £3.50, code 4491059 AVAILABLE FROM 9 FEBRUARY
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STRUCTURED BAG We adore the colour of this ladylike bag. It’s big enough to hold all your essentials and ideal for both work and weekends. Bag, £16, code 4526504 AVAILABLE FROM 9 FEBRUARY
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BOHO BRIGHTS Vivid colours and patterns rocked on the catwalks. This throw-on jersey dress ﬁts the bill. Dress, 8-24, £12, code 4549234
MIXING PRINTS Denim and stripes are a classic look. We’ve mixed it up here with printed denim. Shirt, 8-24, £14, code 4528711; top, 8-24, £8, code 4539368 AVAILABLE FROM 3 FEBRUARY
PASTEL POWER A spring cover-up that will look fab layered over a dress, worn with denim, or teamed with city shorts. Jumper, 8-24, £16, code 4471910 AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY FROM 10 FEBRUARY
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This look comes around every season. Gain extra fashion points with leopard print in a fashionable colour. Pale pink is really ﬂattering for any complexion so this is perfect for giving a youthful glow. Scarf, £6, code 4513820 AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY FROM 9 FEBRUARY
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delight Lingerie and cover-ups to f latter every figure VALENTINE’S DAY is a great excuse to treat yourself to something new (or drop hints for someone else!). From lace-edged, moulded cups and satin push-up
Bra, 32-36 A-DD, 38 B-DD, £10, code 4448559; 34 E-G, 36-38 D-G, 40-42 C-G, £10, code 4448560; briefs, 8-24, £5, code 4448563 AVAILABLE FROM 3 FEBRUARY
bras to slinky camisole sets and glamorous silky robes, George lingerie has something you’ll love, whatever your shape. Trouble is, you won’t want to cover it up!
Enhances your shape
Bra, a, 34-36 B-DD, 38 C-DD, £10, code de 4448561; 34-38 E-G, 40-42 C-E, code de 4448549; briefs, 8-20, £5, code 4448550 Basque, 32-36 A-DD, 38 B-DD, £14, code 4448564; briefs, as before.
Robe, 8-22, £8, code 4494406
Feels luxurious and silky
AVAILABLE FROM 2 FEBRUARYY
AVAILABLE FROM 3 FEBRUARY
Suits boyish ﬁgures
Soft and feminine
Robe, 8-22, £10, code 4494408
AVAILABLE FROM 2 FEBRUARY
Shorts set, 8-22, £8, code 4523537
AVAILABLE FROM 2 FEBRUARY
Chemise, 8-22, £8, code 4519691
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Just add warmth ...and fun with colourful layers for spring chills
£14 4-14yrs, code 4488493
T-shirt, 4-14yrs, £2, code 4490965; trousers, 4-14yrs, from £8, code 4429568; socks, 3-6.5, £4 for 5-pack, code 4492892; shoes, 10-6, from £7, code 4464516
Jumper, 4-14yrs, from £8, code 4448410; jeans, 4-14yrs, from £9, code 4429563; shoes, 10-6, from £7, code 4450833
WEAR IT WITH...
Jeans, 9mths7yrs, from £7, code 4441997
Hat, 4-8yrs, 8-12yrs, 12-16yrs, £5, code 4505224 AVAILABLE FROM 3 FEBRUARY
T-shirt, 9mths-7yrs, from £3, code 4485986
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Shoes, 10-6, from £12, code 4485945 AVAILABLE FROM 3 FEBRUARY
DENIM JACKET FROM
£12 4-14, code 4501271
AVAILABLE FROM 10 FEBRUARY
Coat, 9mths-7yrs, from £10, code 4494650; top, 9mths-7yrs, from £7 for 3-pack, code 4499496; jeans, 9mths-7yrs, from £7, code 4488921; socks, 3-5.5, £4 for 5-pack, code 4532211; shoes, 4-12, £7, code 4488901
Dress, 4-14yrs, from £9, code 4557300, AVAILABLE FROM 3 FEBRUARY;
tights, 3-12yrs, £6 for 3-pack, code 4492366, AVAILABLE FROM 3 FEBRUARY;
shoes, 10-6, from £12, code 4488868
AVAILABLE FROM 3 FEBRUARY
WEAR IT WITH...
Leggings, 4-14, from £3, code 4537860
Rucksack, £7, code 4504434 AVAILABLE FROM 10 FEBRUARY
T-shirt, 9mths-7yrs, from £4, code 4499943
Jacket, 4-14yrs, from £14, code 4501269
Scarf, £4, code 4505235 AVAILABLE FROM 3 FEBRUARY
Shoes, 4-12, £5, code 4488900 AVAILABLE FROM 3 FEBRUARY
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Promotional price available from the 8th February to the 1st March.
For classic make-up that’s perfect for a romantic date, steal the style of movie stars, past and present
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For a softer look, do your eye ﬂicks in brown rather than black
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What woman doesn’t love the style of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tifany’s? The classic eye ﬂick still ruled this season’s catwalks – some designers went for a subtle line, others a thicker block. To recreate the look, use George Glamour’eyes Liquid Liner, £2.75, which has great staying power. Start by dotting colour on the roots of lashes, then sweep the brush along to create deﬁnition. For a bolder look, gradually build up the line. Finish of with Maybelline Great Lash Thickening Mascara, £4.98.
EYES Anne & Audrey’s look…
If you like a more subtle look, use a pretty stain. Try Collection Lasting Lip Stain in Pout, £3.98
LIPS Marilyn & Scarlett’s look... When we think of movie icons, it’s often the blonde bombshells who spring to mind. And those gorgeous blondes usually have a full-on red pout to add to their super-sexy look. For kissable, glossy lips you’ll need a moisturising lippy that won’t give that dry, cracked look when it starts to wear of – George Moisturising Lipstick in Casino, £3.50, is perfect for that. Always use a primer on your pout for staying power and a liner, such as Rimmel 1000 Kisses, £2.98, to stop the colour bleeding.
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BEAUTY BROWS Grace & Naomi’s look…
Pluck eyebrows after a hot bath. Pores are open and it’s much less painful.
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HENDR TINA CH R IS
It’s all about luminous skin with these two stars. Use Nivea BB Cream 5 in 1 Moisturiser, £6, for light, nourishing coverage that creates a good base. Dab on a little George Blemish Concealer, £3, where needed, then add a pretty ﬂush of colour to cheeks with George Cheeky Tint in Pink Blossom, £3.50, which doubles up for cheeks and lips. Don’t overload your skin with powder as it’s ageing – it’ll knock out the natural radiance of your skin. Keep it fresh with a light dusting of Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, £3.98.
SKIN Lauren & Christina’s look…
If you’re wearing a low top, use BB cream across your décolletage, too
WORDS: VIC BLACK. PHOTOGRAPHS: ALAMY, ALLSTAR, GETTY, REX FEATURES, THE KOBAL COLLECTION
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Grace Kelly is known for those fabulous deﬁned eyebrows, still the ﬁrm domain of celebs today. Keep yours groomed, but not too thin, to get them right. Pluck strays using the QVS Tweezer Set, £6.98, and create deﬁnition with a George Precision Brow Pencil in Blondes, £2.75, (it has a great brush on the end). To accentuate the shape, use The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in Vintage Blush, £3.18, along your brow bone. But when it comes to great statement brows, having them professionally shaped can be the way forward – give it a go!
WIN an iPad Air Enter your details below to enter the ‘Velvet Name:
Wipe Away Winter’ prize draw:
Up for grabs We’ve got lots of great prizes this month. Make sure you enter for your chance to win
WIN! A family break at Potters Resort The Norfolk coast is beautiful and perfect for a fun-ﬁlled, family weekend break. We’re giving you the chance to win one of two 5-star, three-night stays at Potters Resort in Hopton-on-Sea. Staying in a Potters holiday bungalow, there’s lots of great sports and activities to enjoy in the day, and there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained in the evening too. Plus, each child will receive a free Boo bear. Potters Resort For more information, call 0844 856 9480, or visit pottersholidays.com.
Q UA L I T Y TIME TOGETHER
There are two prizes of a three-night family break for two adults and two children (15 years and under), staying in a two-room standard family bungalow, including linen and towels, most activities and four meals a day. Travel, food and drinks other than stated, ten-pin bowling and clay pigeon shooting, and additional resort expenses and spending money are not included. Prize is valid until 31 August 2014, subject to availability. See page 88 for overall terms.
WIN! A family ticket to CBeebies Live! The Big Band Tour
WIN! A Hoseasons family break Enjoy the stunning surroundings of Snowdonia with a Hoseasons Go Active Break. Two lucky readers will win a short break at one of Hoseasons’ featured spacious lodges, complete with outdoor hot tub. Each prize consists of a three- or four-night stay for up to six people in a self-catering lodge in Caenarfon, Gwynedd, North Wales, as well as one free on-site Go Active Break activity per person per stay. More information at hoseasons.co.uk, or call 0844 847 1100. There are two prizes of a Hoseasons self-catering break staying in lodge LP6732 (or one of similar size) for six people, sharing one double and two twin rooms only at Brynteg site only (either three nights Fri-Sun or four nights Mon-Thurs). An on-site Go Active activity is included per person per stay to be booked on arrival; age and ability restrictions may apply and all activities are undertaken at guest’s own risk. Prize excludes travel, meals, drinks, spending money and any other expenditure apart from the Go Active activity, to be taken on-site at Brynteg. Prize is available until 31 December 2014 and must be booked by 31 August 2014, subject to availability. For full booking conditions, see hoseasons.co.uk/ pdfs/terms/UK-Lodges-And-Parks-Terms.pdf. See page 88 for overall terms.
Your pre-schoolers will be rocking in the aisles when their favourite CBeebies characters come to town this Easter. We’ve got 15 family tickets to the new live arena tour, worth £100 each, to give away! Each prize includes a Something Special DVD boxset and a chance to meet the cast. The show will visit nine UK cities and tickets are on sale now. Visit Cbeebieslive.com for full details.
There are 15 prizes of a family ticket for four, one of whom must be an adult. Winners can choose where to see the show, starting 5 April in Wembley then visiting Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Manchester, Cardif, Liverpool, Birmingham, ending in Shefeld on 19 April 2014, but not all performances have meet and greet; all are subject to availability. Winner will have seven days from notiﬁcation to respond with preferred date and performance time. The prize does not include travel or accommodation. See page 88 for overall terms.
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WIN! A Forest Holidays family break The whole family will enjoy a back-to-nature stay in a Forest Holidays log cabin – activities for the kids and (hopefully!) peace and relaxation for you. You could win a luxury four-night stay for up to four people in a Silver Birch self-catering cabin, with a private outdoor hot tub, at one of nine UK locations. Plus save 10% on 2014 bookings at forestholidays.co.uk – enter code ASDAFEB. Prize consists of a self-catering Monday to Thursday break for four people (any combination of adults and children, provided one guest is 18 years of age or over). Prize must be taken by 30 June 2014, subject to availability. Linen is included but not towels. Prize does not include travel, meals, beverages, expenses, activities or spending money. For the reader ofer, you must enter the promotional code ASDAFEB when making a booking on the website for the discount to be applied. Reader ofer bookings must be made by 31 March 2014 for breaks taken by 31 December 2014. Subject to availability. Ofer applies to new bookings only through Forest Holidays website and cannot be used in conjunction with other ofers or discounts. See below for overall terms.
WIN! A VIP package to see Hot Flush! Fancy a fun girls’ night out at the theatre? Hot Flush!, starring Lesley Joseph (right), is back and we’ve got a fab VIP prize package. One lucky winner will receive four top-price tickets, an overnight stay, drinks and signed programmes. Plus 15 runners-up will each receive two top-price tickets, drinks and signed programmes. Visit hotﬂush themusical.com.
WIN! An I.O. Shen knife set, worth £215 To celebrate Chinese New Year, Kikkoman is giving away seven three-piece sets of I.O. Shen knives, so you can join in the party with a stir-fry. Use quality ingredients for the best results, including Kikkoman Soy Sauce, part of the prize. Brewed with pure ingredients, it’ll give your cooking an authentic taste. Visit kikkoman.co.uk for inspiration.
Prize is four top tickets to see the show at a venue of winner’s choice and an overnight stay (B&B in two double or twin rooms) in a three-star hotel, where available. Also included is a glass of house wine, beer or soft drink and signed programme per person. Travel, meals and drinks other than speciﬁed, spending money or hotel expenditure are not included. There are 15 runners-up prizes of pairs of top-price tickets with interval drinks, as above, and a programme each. All shows are subject to availability; Grimsby and Wimbledon are excluded. Prize must be used by 27 April 2014 as show run ends then. See below for overall terms.
Each prize consists of a three-piece I.O. Shen knife set: 21cm chefs knife, Sahm Kohm slicer, paring knife and 150ml bottle of Kikkoman Soy Sauce. 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, 28 February 2014.
POTTERS FAMILY BREAK call 0901 151 0084 Text ASDA7
HOSEASONS FAMILY BREAK call 0901 151 0085 Text ASDA8
CBEEBIES LIVE! call 0901 151 0086 Text ASDA9
FOREST HOLIDAYS BREAK call 0901 151 0087 Text ASDA11
HOT FLUSH! VIP PACKAGE call 0901 151 0088 Text ASDA12
I.O. SHEN KNIFE SET call 0901 151 0089 Text ASDA13
*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 speciﬁc 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 their 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, 28 February 2014. Phone/text lines open 24 hours a day until midnight, 28 February 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 veriﬁed computer system after the closing date and will be notiﬁed by letter within 28 days of closing date. If prize is not claimed within six weeks of notiﬁcation, a redraw will take place. 6 No cash alternatives. Prizes not transferable and must be accepted as ofered. 7 By entering, you agree to take part in publicity. 8 To obtain winners’ names/counties, send an sae to: Asda Magazine February 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 ﬁnal. 11 In the event of unforeseen circumstances, promoter reserves right to ofer alternative prize of equal or greater value. 12 Prize draws may feature in other promotional material with diferent treatments. 13 Promoter is Asda, Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD. 14 Winners accept prize at own risk. Unless stated otherwise, holiday winners should obtain their own travel insurance, visas and passport and be ﬁt to travel. 15 Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage, except death or personal injury, arising out of administration, or for the winner’s enjoyment of the prizes. 16 Where terms/conditions are inconsistent with additional prize draw terms, additional ones will prevail. By entering you accept this.
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G COMIN SOON
PACKAGING SAME great products
TENA Lady protection Our TENA Lady packs have a new, fresh contemporary look but with the same product performance and protection you can trust. The new packs now include performance icons and features which make it easier to pick out the right product for you.
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5 ways to Get ready for
With spring just around the corner, get out into the garden and spruce it up for the (hopefully!) warmer months ahead
rake up leaves
Rake the lawn and borders and put leaves on a compost heap or in the recycling bin. To make mulch for the following year, pile leaves into black bin bags, sprinkle with water and shake. Puncture the bottom and sides of bags, tie and store in a shady spot.
Revive the lawn
Lawns need oxygen to grow. Make holes with a garden fork, pushing it in 7cm deep, every 15cm. When the lawn starts to grow, apply a liquid feed, only mow on dry days and don’t cut the grass too short.
You can plant roses, climbers, hedges and shrubs, such as magnolia and camellia, if the ground isn’t frozen or too wet. Prune winter-fowering shrubs to prolong the blooms, and clip evergreens and climbers, such as jasmine and wisteria, to encourage new growth.
add pots of colour
Pot up early spring fowers such as primulas and dafodils to create bright splashes while the rest of the garden grows. Visit ASDA.com/direct for a selection of pots and planters, plus trellis, decking, garden equipment and fencing. 90 | asda.com/magazine | february 2014
Words: Jo maddox. illustrations: HannaH Warren
Give woodwork a facelift There’s bound to be storm damage to deal with after another tough winter. Check fences, sheds, greenhouses and garden furniture, then work out what needs to be repaired, sanded and painted.
LOVE YOUR FINE HAIR.
For ﬁne hair that’s visibly full, yet touchably soft. Adds grip and texture to ﬁne, slippery hair. Creates the shape and fullness you expect from the salon. Hair feels fuller, not full of product. JOHN FRIEDA Expect Perfect. ®
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