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33+ delicious recipes Perfect pancakes Gifts to inspire Fun crafts for kids
Fall in love with our special Valentine’s meal, feelgood recipes and fipping great pancakes. Plus, great gifts, spring fashions, and 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 fnd in store
……………… Are nutritionally balanced, using everyday ingredients.
We test each recipe at least three times in an ordinary kitchen, to make sure it works for you frst time and every time.
Champagne coupe glasses raise a toast Top picks Check out our best buys this month
Food & drink
19 Just the two of us Cook our romantic threecourse meal together 27 Sweet temptation rosebud meringues
29 Rhubarb triangle Meet our yorkshire-based forced rhubarb grower 33 Ginger Get cooking with this versatile ingredient 39 Feelgood food recipes and cooking kit to help you cut salt and fat 46 Your guide to herbs and spices Our great range 48 Half-term suppers budget family meals
54 Seven ways with eclairs update this classic choux pastry treat 59 Flipping delicious Celebrate Pancake Day with traditional treats from around the world 64 Food bites Trends, celeb chefs, and more 66 Little sweethearts Valentine’s food and crafts for kids to make February 2015 | 3
Asda editor Hannah McDermott Group content editor Rachel Simhon Deputy editor Sally Shore Art director Alex Nicholas Chief sub editor Kari Wilkin Senior sub editors Sue Sharrock, Gwennan Thomas Sub editor Emma Dunn Food editor Glynis McGuinness Deputy food editor Gregor McMaster Food assistant Linzi Brechin Editorial assistant Shannon Wilson Art editors Natalie Williams, Jack Cunningham Senior designer Melina Spasic Junior designer Susan Murphy Account director Jo Brooks Senior account manager Nicola Davey Account manager Amy Atkin Account executives Nikki Little, April Rogers Head of client services Kirsty Ware George fashion director Michael Temprano Production director Melanie Clarke Sales director Simon Cockburn
77 George style Our silky foral-print satin wrap 78 Style notebook This month’s top fve fashion must-haves 79 Lovely in lace Luxurious lingerie 80 Trending spring The latest looks for women 83 Easy updates Men’s style essentials 4 | FEBRUARY 2015
85 Spring ahoy! Great outfts for little ones 87 #stylecouncil Vote for your favourite coat and you could win it!
10 Asda news Valentine’s ideas, ofers, and more 12 World Book Day Free book vouchers, plus interviews with authors
ON THE COVER Tiramisu (p24) Photograph: Dan Jones Styling: Tamzin Ferdinando Food styling: Lorna Brash
16 Spotlight on fowers Beautiful bouquets to suit every budget 71 Valentine’s gifts Our top treats for him and her on 14 February 88 Up for grabs Fun theatre trips, family breaks, and more 90 The big debate Do kids get in the way of romance?
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While I tend to keep my Valentine’s Day celebrations low-key, I do think it’s a great opportunity to show loved ones how much you care. In fact, our readers often tell us it’s not only about romance for them, but also a good excuse to go out for a meal with the whole family, or have fun making gifts with the kids. I relish any excuse to put on a spread for my friends and relatives, Valentine’s Day or not. Most of them think my obsession with feeding them is just a hobby. What they don’t realise is that I’ll only cook for you if I really love you. You can count the number of dishes or courses I serve up as a refection of my afection, and if there’s a cheeseboard involved, then consider me truly smitten – there’s nothing subtle about it. Why not share that special feeling with our romantic meal to prepare and enjoy together, on p19.
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…to support our commitment to reduce waste. We’re launching our Wonky Fruit & Veg range†, which is wonky on the outside but beautiful on the inside. You can enjoy the same great taste but with a few added knobbly bits, and at a reduced price. february 2015 | 5
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Toast special occasions in style with these champagne coupe glasses from George Home. Cheers
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Feeling fruity? NSPA Passion Fruit Shower & Bath Gel (500ml); Fragrance Body Mist (200ml), £3 each, or 2 for £4 Beautiful blooms to give any room a lift. Orchid in ceramic, £10
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Must-read blockbuster that inspired the sizzling new flm, out 13 February. Fifty Shades Of Grey, £4
Top picks Brighten up winter with great gifts, goodies and gadgets – here are some of our favourites this month...
Mix-and-match ales. Bishops Finger, Guinness Porter, King Goblin, Badger Golden Glory, £1.75 each (500ml), or 4 for £6
Wherever you see these icons, the products are available online and in store
Handy for all the family – take your pick from fragranced or sensitive. Little Angels Cotton Soft Baby Wipes (64-pack), 64p each, or 5 for £3
ONLY £29 Essential tools for taming winter frizz. TRESemme Keratin Smooth hair straighteners & Heat Protection Shine Spray set (200ml), was £59.96, now £29
Bag a timeless fashion accessory. George rucksack, £12
Awarded four stars in What HiFi magazine, this TV is exclusive to Asda. Polaroid 40in smart TV*, £289
Now you can both power up your gadgets in style. His & hers lightning cables, £10
A must for busy parents. Mum’s Family Organiser; The Grufalo Family Planner, £5 each FEBRUARY 2015 | ASDA.COM | 9
news This monTh’s
Afairs of the heart and bargain buys, there’s so much going on this month
Love is in the air…
Make someone special smile with our fantastic range of Valentine’s Day cards, presents, wrapping and gift bags. It’s easy to treat them to breakfast in bed, too, with our £5 accessory pack with a heart-shape toast cutter, napkins, tea lights and more. Plus, don’t miss our brilliant selection of personalised gifts and cards – see ASDA.com/photo.
beAutiful offerS Fancy a bit of pampering? You can get great ofers on beauty products and toiletries in our Beauty & Toiletries event, on 7 February. From bathroom basics for men and women, to make-up must-haves, we’ve got a selection of big-name brands at bargain prices. 10 | your.AsdA.com | FebruAry 2015
heart of the matter
Every day 440 people in the UK lose their lives to heart and circulatory diseases – yet 75% of cases are preventable*. As part of this year’s National Heart Month, in February, we’re ofering free blood pressure tests at Asda Pharmacy**. You can also get free information and advice on heart health from our pharmacists – so be sure to come along. Our pharmacies are open late and at weekends, to ft in with busy lifestyles.
Toiletries Beauty Event
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beSt for toyS We’ve got a lot to celebrate this month! Asda has been named Best Supermarket Retailer of Preschool Products at the Progressive Preschool Awards, for our exclusive range of Little Tikes early learning toys. See in store and online to check out the greatvalue range, including
the Hippo Piano Mate, £18 (top right). We also have loads of toys, DVDs, books and stationery for older children – perfect for keeping them busy over half-term. Choose from popular brands and kids’ characters, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lego, plus this Soﬁa the First toddler doll, £24.97 (right).
Book a look Celebrate World Book Day in style. We’ve got a range of kids’ costumes based on popular characters from children’s stories, including Where’s Wally? and Alice In Wonderland. Plus, for free books, see p12.
2014 Chilled Pizza Multiple Retailer Award
Luxe for less Now that’s got to be worth a try… Our exclusive NSPA Beauty Rituals range has won a Beauty Magazine 2014 award for best own-brand range. Free from paraben chemicals, the collection has been developed by experts so you can enjoy a spa experience at home for a fraction of the cost.
pApA knowS beSt
For the sixth year running, we’ve been crowned Chilled Pizza Multiple Retailer of the Year at the PAPAs – the pizza ‘Oscars’. Praising our Double Decker Garlic Thin & Crispy Pizza, £5 (1,330g; 38p/100g), judges said: ‘This is an astounding creation. Two pizzas atop one another might seem heavy but these bases are supremely light and wonderfully topped. Perfect for a night in.’
From top: Where’s Wally? and Alice In Wonderland costumes†, from £12.50 each
perfect porridge for kids
Give the family a warming breakfast with new Coco Pops Porridge, 98p (7 x 27g; 52p/100g). With the goodness of wholegrain oats and vitamin D, this smooth porridge has the same delicious chocolatey favour as the popular cereal, and takes just 11/2 minutes to cook in the microwave – great for busy mornings. FebruAry 2015 | your.AsdA.com | 11
Celebrate World Book Day by taking your pick from ten fantastic kids’ books – they’re free in store with a voucher*. To get you inspired, we asked some of the authors about their favourite reads growing up The Dinosaur That Pooped A Lot! By Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter
What is World Book Day? World Book Day is the world’s biggest celebration of books and reading – and you’re all invited! Now in its 17th year, authors and illustrators will be taking part in a variety of live events in more than 100 countries. One of the aims is to encourage children to discover the joys of reading, and give everyone the chance to have a book of their own.
When is it? This year it’s on 5 March. For more information about events, go to worldbookday.com.
How to get your free books
You can pick up one of the ten books shown on these pages in stores, between 2-29 March*, in exchange for £1 World Book Day Tokens being given out in schools. Alternatively, you can use the token to get £1 of any book that normally costs more than £2.99
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Dinosaur has a problem in this ‘explosive’ tale – he just can’t stop eating. CO-AUTHORS: Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter are one half of the pop band McBusted. Dougie My favourite book was Dogger by Shirley Hughes. It’s about a boy who loses his toy dog. I went through something similar, so I could relate to the story! I also loved Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Tom I loved the Dr Seuss books, especially Green Eggs And Ham. I also had a copy of The Snowman that my dad made come ‘alive’ by wobbling the pages to answer questions. I was a gullible child.
A Pirate’s Guide To Landlubbing
By Jonny Duddle Join sea dog Jim Ladd and the Jolley-Rogers clan as they explore the weird world of life on land. AUTHOR: Jonny Duddle is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. As a child in the Seventies, my favourite book was Where The Wild Things Are. I spent most of my time building dens, being a knight or an explorer, and imagining monsters, so Max’s Wild Things, and his voyage to their land, captured my imagination like no other book had. And the artwork is so beautiful. The book is still an inspiration to me today.
The Diary of Dennis the Menace: World Book Menace Day
By Steven Butler The Beano star shares the pranks he’s got planned to create World Menace Day. AUTHOR: Steven Butler was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009. Funny books sparked my imagination and I loved the writers who broke the rules. I remember my shock when Roald Dahl had Red Riding Hood whip a pistol from her knickers, or when Jeremy Strong created a princess who loved to fght [The Karate Princess].
*FREE WITH A VALID WORLD BOOK DAY TOKEN. OFFER VALID 2-29 MARCH 2015. SELECTED STORES ONLY. BOOKS AVAILABLE WHILE STOCKS LAST. ONE TOKEN PER CHILD AND PER TRANSACTION. PHOTOCOPIES NOT ACCEPTED
Best Mates By Michael Morpurgo
A collection of six magical animal stories written specially for World Book Day. AUTHOR: Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best-loved children’s authors. He’s written more than 100 novels, including War Horse. Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories was the book my mother used to read me most often. I loved the sheer fun of it, the music and the rhythm of the words. It was subversive, too. I wanted to hear it again and again, and join in the parts I knew by heart. I now realise I loved it also because it is beautifully written, fnely crafted and supremely funny. Kipling plays wonderfully with words – ‘the great grey-green greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever trees’.
Geek Girl: Geek Drama
By Holly Smale In this new story, class bully Alexa is determined to embarrass Harriet Manners in the school play. AUTHOR: Holly Smale’s Geek Girl was the top-selling young adult fction title in the UK in 2013. When I was fve, I carried The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton around with me like a teddy. In it, children climbed an enormous magical tree full of fairies and talking animals, into strange, fascinating worlds. Every book I’ve loved since has done the same thing: given me other worlds and other lives, as if by magic.
OTHER FREE BOOKS WITH YOUR voucher Age 2+
Elmer’s Parade By David McKee Elmer’s excited about the fancy dress parade, but can he fnd everyone to join in the fun?
Dork Diaries: How To Be A Dork! By Rachel Renee Russell Queen of the dorks Nikki Maxwell spills the beans on living life the dorky way.
Age 5-7 Age 7-9 Magic Animal Friends: Lucy Longwhiskers Finds A Friend By Daisy Meadows It’s story day in the Friendship Forest, but a wicked witch tries to destroy Mrs Taptree’s library.
Goth Girl And The Pirate Queen By Chris Riddell Ada thinks she’s in with a chance of winning the World Frock Night ball. But, as usual, nothing quite goes to plan...
Killing The Dead By Marcus Sedgwick What really goes on behind closed doors at Foxgrove School? A haunting tale.
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Seeing clearly You’ll love the new truly complete prices at Asda Opticians. There are no hidden extra costs, whatever your prescription needs – even on varifocals
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. *DISTINCT IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK **VISIT NHS.UK TO SEE IF YOU’RE ELIGIBLE. †THE ‘TWO FOR’ OFFER IS BASED ON BOTH PAIRS OF GLASSES BEING PURCHASED TOGETHER FOR THE SAME CUSTOMER.
Why should you have to pay more for your glasses just because of your prescription? At Asda Opticians, we’re making radical changes by introducing new truly complete prices. That means the price you see is the price you pay, no matter what your prescription.
Our new truly complete prices include the cost of... ● frames ● Distinct* lenses ● varifocal or single vision lenses ● scratch-resistant coating ● anti-reﬂective coating ● thinner lenses if needed
Designer glasses for £70, or two for £99†
● tints (optional)
All you have to do is choose a frame from one of our three price groups: ● New premium designer brands for just £100 each,
or two pairs for £159† ● A designer range for only £70 each, or two for £99† ● Great value non-branded glasses for just £40 each
Come to see us in store or visit our website for a closer look.
SERVICE YOU CAN RELY ON You can trust us for all your family’s optical needs. We ofer eye tests in all our opticians, plus great value contact lenses to buy in store or online, and truly complete prices on prescription glasses. Our eye tests are £15, or free on the NHS if you’re entitled**. Even if you’ve had your
eye test elsewhere, you can still get our truly complete prices. Just bring your prescription in and order your glasses from us. You’ll fnd Asda Opticians in more than 145 Asda stores across the UK and Northern Ireland. We have great kids’ ranges, too. For more information, visit ASDA.com/opticians.
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We’ve got exciting brands joining our premium designer collection. These include Cacharel, Bebe, Pucci, 7 For All Mankind, Swarovski Elements, Mugler, Rochas, Davidof, Henri Lloyd, Stepper Titanium and Gola.
The price you see is the price you pay, no matter what your prescription
Like what you see? These stylish Cacharel glasses are £100 each, or two for £159† – including the cost of anti-refective and hard coatings, whatever your prescription, whatever lens you need. This includes varifocals and thinner lenses if you require them. At Asda Opticians, you can be sure you will pay the price you see, as there are no added costs for any extras. You can feel confdent you will receive excellent professional service at a price to suit all budgets.
Specs appeal We also have great looks from other designers including Morgan, Cosmopolitan, Sean John, Emporium, Lambretta, Oasis, Peter Werth, Rampage, Jai Kudo, VbyN, JK London, Baby Phat and Fenchurch. Plus, we have stylish non-branded glasses at great value prices.
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Sweetheart Rose Bouquet, £20
Whether you’re after a gift for someone special or a beautiful way to brighten your home, our blooms are the pick of the bunch Take your pick From a classic single red rose, to sensational arrangements of exotic blooms, we’ve got stunning fowers to suit every budget. For a real treat, try our Extra Special range. Our favourites include the beautiful Rose & Agapanthus and Rose & Lily bouquets, plus the gorgeous Simply Love Bouquet. Or treat them – or yourself – to our Sweetheart Rose Bouquet, for the ultimate wow factor.
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HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR FLOWERS
Valentine’s Extravaganza, £20
Valentine’s Tulips, £10
Extra Special Simply Love Bouquet, £20
Valentine’s Rose Bouquet, £15 Extra Special Rose & Lily Bouquet, £15
£10 and under
Extra Special Rose & Agapanthus Bouquet, £15
Single Rose, £2 My Super Sweetheart Roses, £5
Sarah Oliver, Asda Bouquet Designer, says… ‘Our cut fowers are guaranteed to last at least fve days in your home* – and with a little bit of TLC, they could carry on blooming even longer. Just follow these simple tips…’ 1 It’s a snip Carefully lay your bouquet on its side and cut 1cm of each stem at a 45 degree angle – this will give a greater area for absorbing water. 2 Leave it out Remove any leaves that will be submerged under the water. It prevents them from rotting and causing the water to discolour. 3 Size matters Don’t cram the stems into a vase that’s too small. Fill vases three-quarters full with tepid water. All our bouquets come with a sachet of fower food, which will help to prolong the life of your blooms. 4 Sitting pretty Choose a cool spot to display your bouquet, away from direct sunlight or radiators. This helps to slow water evaporation and wilting. 5 Spray away Lightly spritz your bouquet with water every day to stop the fowers from drying out. 6 Bloom boost Every couple of days, throw away the old water from the vase and replace it with fresh tepid water. If the fowers start to droop, re-cut the stems to help the plant take in more water. Most importantly, sit back and enjoy the display!
Visit us in store to see the full range of fowers available FEBRUARY 2015 | 17
Just the two of us
Enjoy a romantic night in this Valentine’s Day with our three-course meal to make and share together. Linzi, from our food team, and boyfriend Felice, loved it…
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Tip The gammon joint can be cooked ahead, leaving you more time to relax together on the day. It will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge
‘This ham starter will keep meat-lovers like Felice happy, while leaving enough room for the next two courses!’ Linzi
A mellow, rich and deliciously spicy red with ripe berry favours. Extra Special Cotes du Rhone Villages (75cl), was £6.75, now £5
VALENTINE’S MENU TO START… Pulled ham with creamy herb salad Slow-cooking the ham makes it really tender. The leftovers are great in pasta salads and omelettes
750g Butcher’s Selection Unsmoked Gammon Roasting Joint 200ml cider 110g bag Asda Tender Leaf Salad 1tbsp capers, drained 50g frozen peas, simmered for 2mins and then drained 3 radishes, sliced 10 Chosen by you Baby Gherkins, sliced 1tbsp cider vinegar 2tbsp olive oil 4tbsp reduced fat creme fraiche 1tsp Dijon mustard 1tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1 Preheat the oven to 140C/120C Fan/Gas 2. Put the gammon in a roasting dish and pour over the cider. Cover the gammon with foil and cook for 4hrs. 2 Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. 3 Pull the pork apart with a fork to get long shreds. You only need to use about a quarter of the ham – store the rest in an airtight container in the fridge. 4 Toss the ham with the salad leaves, capers, peas, radishes and gherkins. 5 To make the dressing, whisk together the vinegar, oil, creme fraiche, mustard and parsley in a bowl. Pour over the salad and toss. Each 270g serving contains: ENERGY
SATURATES SUGARS Low
1,457kj High High 348kcal 25.7g 7.6g 17% 37% 38%
3.5g 2.43g 4% 41%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 540kJ/129kcal
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PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. 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. PHOTOGRAPHS: KATE WHITAKER. STYLING: DAVINA PERKINS. FOOD STYLING: KIM MORPHEW, KOSTAS STAVRINOS
SERVES 2 (PLUS LEFTOVER GAMMON) READY IN 4HRS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING £3.13
FOR YOUR MAIN… Maple-roasted parsnip risotto with pan-fried chicken breast The roasted and pureed parsnips give the risotto a delicious sweetness and rich, creamy texture
3 parsnips, peeled 2tbsp olive oil 1tbsp Chosen by you Pure Canadian Maple Syrup 250g pouch Extra Special Concentrated Chicken Stock 1 medium onion, finely chopped 10g butter 1 clove garlic, crushed 175g Asda Arborio Rice Pinch saffron, steeped in 1tbsp water 2tsp fresh thyme leaves, plus extra to garnish 2 Extra Special Corn Fed Chicken Breasts Cracked black pepper 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Top and tail the parsnips, and halve across the middle. Then cut the thinner ends in half and the thicker ones into quarters. Toss with 2tsp of the oil to coat, then drizzle over the maple syrup. Transfer to a roasting tray. 2 Roast in the preheated oven for about 30mins, until golden, shaking the tray from time to time so the parsnips cook evenly. 3 Heat the stock in a pan with 450ml water until simmering. Leave gently simmering until ready to add to the risotto. 4 Cook the onion in the butter and another 2tsp of the remaining oil until soft, over a low heat. Add the garlic and cook for a 22 | ASDA.COM/RECIPES | FEBRUARY 2015
further 1min. Stir in the rice and cook for 2mins, so that it absorbs the oil. Add the safron along with the thyme leaves and a ladleful of stock. When the stock has been absorbed, add another ladleful. Stirring often, continue adding the stock, one ladleful at a time, until all the liquid has been soaked up by the rice. This will take up to 30mins. 5 Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Cook the chicken on a high heat, skin-side down, for 4-5mins, until the skin is golden and crispy. Turn the chicken over and cook over a medium heat for 6-7mins, until cooked through. Put on a warm plate, then cover with foil and set aside until needed. 6 Put about a third of the roasted parsnips in a food processor and blitz until smooth. Stir into the cooked risotto along with the remaining roast parsnips, reserving a few to serve on the side. 7 Slice each chicken breast into 4 thick strips and serve skin-side up, with the risotto and parsnips on the side. Garnish with a few of the extra thyme leaves and a sprinkling of cracked black pepper, if you want.
of your 5-a-day
Each 814g serving contains: ENERGY
3,167kj Low Low Low Low 757kcal 18.7g 4.9g 16.3g 0.81g 38% 27% 25% 18% 14% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 389kJ/93kcal
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. *OFFER PRICE UNTIL 15 FEBRUARY 2015. 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
SERVES 2 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING £4.59
Tip If you don’t have any safron, you can add a pinch of smoked paprika to the risotto instead, to give it a gentle kick of heat
‘Leaving the skin on the chicken adds extra favour and keeps it really moist’ Linzi
Wine choice Delicate hints of spice make this French white an ideal partner for chicken. Extra Special Viognier (75cl), £5*
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FOR DESSERT… Tiramisu*
Tip For a contrasting twist, use grated white chocolate to top one tiramisu, then fnish with a heartshaped dusting of cocoa powder
We cut a heart shape out of card to use as a stencil, then dusted the puds with icing sugar
1 medium egg, separated 25g caster sugar 100g lighter mascarpone 50ml strong black coffee 2tbsp Tia Maria 6 sponge fingers, broken in half 25g Chosen by you Milk Chocolate, grated, plus icing sugar, to decorate
‘You can use Marsala, an Italian fortifed wine, for a more traditional tiramisu, but I like to use Tia Maria as it really enhances the cofee favour’
1 Put the egg yolk and half the caster sugar in a large bowl and whisk with an electric mixer until mousse-like. 2 Put the egg white in a separate bowl. Using clean, dry beaters, whisk until stif. Add the rest of the sugar a little at a time, whisking until stif after each addition. 3 Put the mascarpone in another bowl and gradually mix in the yolk mixture, then fold in the white. 4 In a small bowl, mix the cofee with the Tia Maria. Dip in the sponge fngers until just soaked. Arrange in a single layer in two glass bowls or tumblers. 5 Cover with a layer of mascarpone, then a layer of sponge fngers. Repeat, fnishing with mascarpone. Cover with the grated chocolate, then decorate with icing sugar. Chill for at least an hour before serving. Each 158g serving contains: ENERGY
SATURATES SUGARS High
1,401kj Med High 335kcal 14.5g 8.1g 17% 21% 41%
30g 0.16g 33% 3%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 887kJ/212kcal
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Wine choice Match rich, creamy desserts with this sweet, sparkling white wine. Asda Asti Spumante (75cl), £5**
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. *THIS RECIPE CONTAINS RAW EGG AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE UNWELL OR THE ELDERLY. **OFFER PRICE AVAILABLE FROM 2-15 FEBRUARY 2015. 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
SERVES 2 READY IN 20MINS, PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.16
PRoduCTS AVAiLABLE in SELECTEd SToRES onLy, WhiLE SToCkS LAST. onLinE dELiVERy ChARGES MAy APPLy. *oFFER AVAiLABLE 10-15 FEBRuARy. 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. PhoToGRAPhS: STuART oVEndEn. Food STyLinG: JAynE CRoSS. STyLinG: TAMzin FERdinAndo
Food of love Win their heart with our exclusive Extra Special Valentine’s meal deal for two. Choose a main, two sides and dessert for just £10*
£10 meal for 2
1 Main + 2 sides: British Pork Belly e Fat &
Table for two…
With our lovingly prepared Extra Special ready meals, it’s easy to pull out the stops this Valentine’s. Create a tempting menu of delicious dishes made with quality ingredients – such as tender pork belly in a Somerset cider sauce with caramelised apples, served with crisp roasties and a medley of green veg tossed in seasoned butter, followed by an indulgent Belgian white chocolate and Scottish raspberry cheesecake (below). Just mix and match from these tasty options (bottom left), or for even more choice, see in store.
with Somerset Cider, Roast Potatoes ley Thyme, and Green Vegetable Med
ssert: Scottish Raspberry & White Chocolate Che esecake
EXTRA SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY MENU 1 MAIN (SERVES 2) l British Pork Belly with Somerset Cider l Butcher’s Selection British Prime Beef Rump Steak l Salmon En Croute l West Country Beef Bourguignon l Tender Lamb Shanks with Mint Sauce l West Country Beef Casserole with Gentleman Jack Ale
l Roast Potatoes with
Goose Fat & Thyme l Green Vegetable Medley l Lightly Crushed Carrot, Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash l Chunky Chips & Sea Salt l Creamy Mash l Baby Potatoes with Lemon & Thyme
1 DESSERT (SERVES 2)
l Scottish Raspberry &
White Chocolate Cheesecake
l Millionaire’s Melt
in the Middle Puddings l Peanut Butter Cheesecake l Senga Strawberry & Champagne Trife l English Cheeseboard Trio
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2.87 Available in selected stores only, while stocks last
PHOTOGRAPH: DAN JONES. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: LORNA BRASH
Sweet temptation Give the people you love a mini treat with these pretty meringues â€“ perfect with an afternoon cuppa or romantic drinks Chocolate-flled rosebud meringues To get the pink swirls on these meringues, we simply painted stripes inside the piping bag. You can use diferent colours if you want
Tip Always ensure your beater and bowl are spotlessly clean and dry before whisking the egg whites, to get light, crispy meringues
SERVES 12 READY IN 2HRS 30MINS PRICE PER SERVING 28p 65g caster sugar, plus 1tsp for the flling 50g icing sugar 2 egg whites Dr. Oetker Pink Gel Food Colour 75g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids 75ml double cream 1 Preheat the oven to 120C/100C Fan/Gas 1/2 . Mix
the caster and icing sugars together. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 2 Whisk the egg whites until stif and glossy. Add the sugar, 1tsp at a time, whisking well between each addition. 3 Paint parallel lines of the pink food colour inside a piping bag. Fill with the egg mixture. Pipe 24 twirls
about 5cm wide on the baking paper, leaving gaps between each one. 4 Bake for 1hr 30mins, or until the meringues lift of the paper easily. Cool on a wire rack. 5 Meanwhile, break the chocolate into small pieces and put in a bowl. 6 To make the flling, heat the cream with 1tsp caster
sugar until almost simmering. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Pour on the chocolate pieces. Stir until melted. 7 Use this chocolate ganache to sandwich the meringues together. Each 26g serving contains: ENERGY
401kj High High High Low 96kcal 4.7g 2.9g 12.5g 0.03g 5% 7% 15% 14% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,544kJ/369kcal
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Wake up to breakfast in bed Spoil someone special with our top morning treats
Serve with scrambled eggs for a special breakfast treat. Asda Smoked Scottish Salmon, £2.96 (200g; £1.48/100g)
An instant favourite. Douwe Egberts Classic Roast Instant Cofee, £2.47* (200g; £1.24/100g)
Grab-and-go pots of creamy porridge to warm their heart. Quaker Oat So Simple pots in Golden Syrup, 98p (57g; £1.72/100g) and Original, 98p (50g; £1.96p/100g) 28 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | FEBRUARY 2015
A delicious and fun way to 5-a-day. Asda Fresh Strawberries & Chocolate Dip**
Just add tasty toppings. Chosen by you Bagels, 80p for 4-pack (20p each) or 2 packs for £1.50
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. *OFFER PRICE UNTIL 11 FEBRUARY, THEN £4.99. **PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. †OFFER PRICE UNTIL 11 FEBRUARY, THEN £5.48. PHOTOGRAPH: ALAMY
Love a good cuppa? Tetley Original Teabags, £2.87† (240 bags; 1.2p each)
With 50% less sugar than standard juice. Trop50 Orange & Mango Juice Drink, £2.48 (1L; 25p/100ml)
Rhubarb triangle Discover the magic that goes into growing Yorkshire’s famous forced rhubarb
Janet Oldroyd-Hulme has been called the ‘high priestess of rhubarb’ – for good reason. She’s a fourth generation grower at E Oldroyd & Sons in West Yorkshire, which is famous for its top-quality forced rhubarb. ‘Our rhubarb is very tender and much sweeter than outdoor grown,’ says Janet. ‘There’s no comparison.’ This year, the company will be supplying 20 tonnes to Asda from its base in West Yorkshire, just seven miles from our head ofce, in Leeds. It’s the star of many traditional British dishes, but rhubarb was frst grown in Siberia and was originally brought here to use in medicine, before people realised that it was delicious to eat, too. The method of ‘forcing’ rhubarb – accelerating growth by keeping it in warm, dark conditions – began in West Yorkshire back in
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1877 after being discovered by chance. Special rhubarb sheds were built and as demand grew, so did the industry. At its peak, 200 Yorkshire growers covered a 30-square-mile area that became known as the ‘Rhubarb Triangle’. Today, there are 11 growers, including Janet’s team, covering a nine-square-mile triangle between Wakefeld, Morley and Rothwell.
While production has fallen, little else has changed since the 19th century. The rhubarb roots are still grown outside for two or three years, then dug up and moved to heated sheds. They’re placed on the shed foor, washed, then kept in total darkness. In these special conditions, the forced shoots are ready within six weeks. The rhubarb is then ‘pulled’ (handharvested), by candlelight, because electric light spoils the colour and crop. It’s an amazing sight. ‘We get lots of tourists and they always gasp when they go into the sheds,’ says Janet. At the height of the rhubarb season, between January and March, visitors can walk through beds of rhubarb lit by fickering candles, surrounded by crimson stems that rise to waist height, with dazzling yellow leaves. ‘It’s beautiful and a bit spooky,’ says Janet. ‘You can hear the buds gently popping as they burst and the creak of the rhubarb as it grows.’ In an age of mechanised farming and imports, no wonder chefs are now leading a rhubarb revival. ‘It’s glorious in cakes, crumbles, steamed puddings and tarts,’ says Janet. ‘The tangy favour also goes beautifully with mackerel, lamb and pork. Plus, it adds a vibrant splash of colour.’
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WHAT IS IT? Rhubarb is a vegetable, not a fruit as some people believe. The stalks are usually eaten in desserts, but are also delicious in savoury dishes – try them with roast pork or in salads. Dried rhubarb roots are also used in traditional Chinese medicine. HOW IT’S PRODUCED The stalks of the rhubarb plant grow from a sturdy underground root. These roots can survive hard frosts, so rhubarb thrives in the UK. Forcing rhubarb – growing it in artifcial darkness – produces the best stalks, with a vibrant pink colour, tender texture and bittersweet favour. In 2010, Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb was awarded a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), giving it the same status as Champagne and Parma ham.
Yorkshire’s Rhubarb Triangle
HEALTH BENEFITS Rhubarb contains 12 calories per 100g, and a serving* can provide one of your 5-a-day.
Janet’s Yorkshire Cheesecake
This family recipe is a perfect blend of creamy flling and tangy rhubarb topping SERVES 14 READY IN 1HR 20MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 46p 200g digestive biscuits, crushed 85g melted butter 400g cream cheese 2 large eggs 140g caster sugar 11/2tsp vanilla essence 450ml sour cream For the topping: 55g caster sugar 250g Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, chopped 1tsp arrowroot
1 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Lightly grease a 20cm springform cake tin. 2 Mix the biscuits and butter. Put in the tin and press down into the base. 3 Mix the cream cheese with the eggs, 100g sugar and 1/2tsp vanilla essence. Spread over the biscuit base. Bake for 25mins. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 25mins. Keep the oven on.
4 Meanwhile, mix the sour cream with the remainder of the sugar and vanilla essence. Spread over the cheesecake and return to the oven for 10mins. Chill in the fridge overnight. 5 Once chilled, make the topping by dissolving 55g sugar in 2tbsp water, on a low heat. Add the rhubarb, cover and cook for 2-3mins, until it begins to soften. Remove from heat. 6 Mix the arrowroot with
2tbsp water. Add to the rhubarb mixture. Stir, then cook over a low heat until it thickens. Leave to cool. 7 Remove the cheesecake from the tin. Spoon on the topping. Chill for at least an hour before serving.
Each 105g serving contains: ENERGY
SATURATES SUGARS Med
1,410kj High High 337kcal 29.4g 16.8g 17% 42% 84%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,343kJ/321kcal
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*THE SERVING MUST BE 80g OR MORE TO ACHIEVE THIS. WORDS: CASILDA GRIGG. ILLUSTRATION: HANNAH WARREN. PHOTOGRAPHS: CLARE WOOD, MARTIN POOLE, GETTY IMAGES, ALAMY
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FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
Ginger This versatile spice adds a warm, zingy twist to both sweet and savoury dishes
Sweet potato & ginger cake We’ve used three diferent forms of ginger – ground, crystallised and stem – which adds extra texture to this sweet, moist loaf, as well as giving it a deliciously intense, tangy taste
PHOTOGRAPHS: PHILIP WEBB. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: LORNA BRASH
SERVES 16 READY IN 2HRS 20MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 20p 500g sweet potatoes 225g self-raising flour 2 1/2 level tsp ground ginger 1 /2 level tsp ground cinnamon 75g crystallised ginger 150g Flora Original 150g light soft brown sugar 3 large eggs 125g icing sugar 1tbsp lemon juice 1 ball stem ginger in syrup, drained and chopped, plus 1tbsp syrup from the jar 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a loaf tin with baking paper. Wash the sweet potatoes and prick each one a few times with a fork. Bake in the oven for 1hr, until soft and gooey – pierce with a knife to test.
Cut open and remove 225g fesh (you could use the leftovers to thicken stews). In a bowl, mash to a puree with a fork. Leave to cool. 2 Reduce the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Sift the four, ground ginger and cinnamon into a bowl. Cut the crystallised ginger into raisin-size pieces, then
stir into the four mixture. 3 Beat the Flora and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding a spoonful of the four with the last two. 4 Fold in the rest of the four, plus the sweet potato. Put in the tin, level the top and bake for 1hr, or until a skewer inserted in the
middle comes out clean. Put on a wire rack to cool. 5 Mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice, ginger syrup and 1tbsp water. Drizzle over the cake and scatter on the stem ginger. Each 93g serving contains: ENERGY
1,066kj Med 255kcal 9.3g 13% 13%
SATURATES SUGARS Med High
2g 22.3g 0.37g 10% 25% 6%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,146kJ/274kcal
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Gammon in ginger ale
Simmering the meat in ginger ale gives it a subtle, peppery favour. We also used syrup from a jar of stem ginger in the glaze, for a sweet, zesty fnish. Delicious warm or cold â€“ serve any leftovers with salad or in sandwiches ServeS 8 ready in 2HRS 15MINS PLUS RESTING Price Per Serving ÂŁ1.08 1.4kg unsmoked gammon joint 1 small onion, halved 1 small carrot 2L ginger ale (not a sugar-free variety) 1tbsp clear honey 1tbsp syrup from a jar of stem ginger
1 Remove the gammon joint from the fridge 30mins before cooking. Put in a large pan with the onion and carrot. Add just enough ginger ale to cover. 2 Put the lid on the pan. Bring to the boil. Simmer very gently for 1hr 45mins.
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Skim any scum of the surface of the liquid. Drain and discard the vegetables. 3 Preheat the oven to 220C/ 200C Fan/Gas 7. Score parallel lines in the fat on the joint, taking care not to cut into to the fesh. Put in a roasting tin, scored-side
up. Mix together the honey and syrup. Brush over the joint. Cook in the oven for 12mins. Leave to rest for 20mins before serving.
Each 180g serving contains: ENErGY
1,062kj Med Med Low High 254kcal 13.1g 4.3g 3.2g 3.96g 13% 19% 22% 4% 66% of your reference intake. typical energy values per 100g: 590kJ/141kcal
flavour of the month
Putting the duck skinside down in a cold pan before turning on the heat ensures lots of fat runs out as it cooks. This makes the skin extra crispy but not burnt
Duck in ginger & orange sauce
Celebrate Chinese New Year, on February 19, with our meltingly tender duck breast in an aromatic Asian-style sauce ServeS 4 ready in 45MINS PLUS MARINATING Price Per Serving £4.03 FOr THe Marinade 2 level tbsp grated fresh root ginger 3 balls stem ginger in syrup, chopped, plus 1tbsp syrup from the jar grated zest 1 small orange 2tbsp orange juice 2tbsp dark soy sauce 2tbsp sesame oil 1tbsp sweet chilli sauce 2tbsp dry sherry, optional 1 clove garlic, crushed FOr THe dUcK 4 duck breasts 1 level tsp cornflour
rice and mangetout or sugarsnap peas, to serve 1 Whisk together all the marinade ingredients. Pour into a shallow dish. 2 With a sharp knife, score parallel lines in the duck skin and fat – take care not to cut through to the fesh. Put in the marinade, skin-side up, to cover the meat while leaving the skin marinade-free. Chill, uncovered, for at least 2hrs. 3 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
Pat the skin with kitchen roll, to remove any traces of marinade. Put in a cold, nonstick frying pan, skinside down, then turn on the heat to medium. Cook for 5mins, until lots of fat runs out and the skin is golden and starting to crisp. Drain of the fat and reserve – it’s great for roasting vegetables. Turn the duck over and cook for 1min. 4 Transfer the duck to a roasting tin, skin-side up. Cook in the oven for 10mins if you like your
meat slightly pink, or 12mins for well done. Put on a warm plate and cover with foil. Rest for 10mins. 5 Meanwhile, strain the marinade into a pan, heat until boiling, then simmer for 5mins. Mix the cornfour with 3tbsp cold water and stir into the marinade. Simmer for another 2mins. Pour on the duck. Serve with the rice and veg. Each 257g serving contains: ENErGY
2,398kj High High Low Med 573kcal 33.4g 9.5g 12.9g 1.29g 29% 48% 48% 14% 22% of your reference intake. typical energy values per 100g: 933kJ/223kcal
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Ginger & buttercream biscuits
Instead of the buttercream flling, you could dip half of the biscuits in melted dark chocolate – leave to set Makes 20 bIscuITs readY in 30mIns plus chIllIng PriCe Per BisCuit 6p 225g self-raising flour 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 level tsp ground ginger 1 level tsp cinnamon 100g soft brown sugar 125g butter 100g golden syrup FOr tHe FiLLing 125g icing sugar 50g unsalted butter,
softened but not melted 1 ball stem ginger, drained and finely chopped, plus 1tsp syrup from the jar
2 Heat the 125g butter and golden syrup in a pan until melted and just warm, but not hot. Add to the four. Stir to make a stif dough.
1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Sift together the four, bicarbonate of soda, ground ginger and cinnamon. Stir in the sugar.
3 Put heaped tsps of the mixture on the baking trays, leaving plenty of space for them to spread out. Bake for 10-12mins. 4 Leave the biscuits to cool on the tray for 10mins, then
reader’s VerdiCt ‘I’m not normally a fan of baking biscuits but this recipe was really simple, which meant my little girl could help me make them – and she enjoyed eating them as well. The flling gives a bit of texture. We were both super-impressed with how they turned out.’ Corrina Partoon
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transfer to a wire rack to fnish cooling. 5 Just before serving, mix the icing sugar with the unsalted butter and the stem ginger and syrup. Use to sandwich the biscuits together. Leave to set. Each 38g serving contains: ENErGY
700kj High High High Med 167kcal 6.8g 4.6g 15.6g 0.42g 8% 10% 23% 17% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,841kJ/440kcal
flavour of the month
Chocolate ginger bites
This simple recipe combines rich dark chocolate, ginger and nuts for a grown-up sweet treat – perfect for a home-made Valentine’s Day gift Makes 22 sWeeTs readY in 30mIns plus seTTIng PriCe Per serVing 16p 125g hazelnuts (without shells) 75g crystallised ginger 200g Chosen By You dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids) 1 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Put the hazelnuts on a baking
tray and cook in the oven for 5mins. Use kitchen roll to rub of the papery skins. Leave to cool. 2 Once cold, roughly chop the nuts, plus the ginger. 3 Break the chocolate into squares and put in a heatproof bowl. Melt over a pan of simmering water,
stirring occasionally – make sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. 4 Remove the bowl from the pan and stir in 100g of the nuts and all the ginger. 5 Line another baking tray. Arrange heaped tsps of the chocolate mixture on the paper, leaving a gap
between each. Sprinkle the chocolate bites with the rest of the nuts. Leave to set, then lift of the paper. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days. Each 18g serving contains: ENErGY
395kj High 94kcal 6.1g 5% 9%
sAturAtEs suGArs High High
7.6g <0.01g 8% <1%
of your reference intake. typical energy values per 100g: 2,192kJ/524kcal
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NATIONAL HEART MONTH
The foods you eat, and how you prepare them, can play an important role in helping to protect your heart. February is National Heart Month, so show yours some love with our specially designed recipes FEBRUARY 2015 | ASDA.COM/RECIPES | 39
Good ways to a healthy heart
THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION* RECOMMENDS… ● Eat at least fve portions of fruit
and vegetables a day. ● Fill up on starchy foods, such as bread, rice, potatoes and pasta, and choose wholegrain varieties wherever possible. ● Include some milk and dairy products in your diet. ● Include some meat, fsh, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein. ● Go for foods that are lower in fat, salt and sugar whenever you can – check the labels.
ROASTING Lentil dhal with roasted vegetables v
Lentils are a tasty, low-fat source of protein and ﬁbre. We’ve also tossed the veg in oil rather than cooking them in a layer of fat, and used spices rather than salt to add favour. Better still, each serving of our dhal counts as four of your 5-a-day SERVES 4 READY IN 50MINS PRICE PER SERVING 99p 1 small butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 1cm pieces 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes 2 onions, cut into wedges 1tbsp olive oil 2tsp ground turmeric 2tsp ground cumin 2tsp ground coriander 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 aubergine, cubed 2 courgettes, cubed 200g red split lentils, rinsed 2 x 390g cartons Chosen by you Chopped Tomatoes
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Fresh coriander and Chosen by you Low Fat Natural Yogurt, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/ Gas 4. Toss the butternut squash, carrots and onions in the oil with the spices and garlic. Put on a baking tray and cook for 15mins, then add the aubergine and courgettes. Return to the oven for 20-25mins, or until all the vegetables are tender and turning golden brown. 2 Meanwhile, put the lentils in a pan and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to the boil, cover and cook for 20-25mins, stirring occasionally and topping up with water if necessary, until soft. 3 Drain the lentils, then return to the pan with the tomatoes. Bring to the boil, then heat through for 5mins. 4 Add the lentil mixture to the roasted vegetables and mix. Serve topped with the coriander and a dollop of yogurt.
of your 5-a-day
Each 708g serving contains: ENERGY
1,452kj Low Low Low Low 347kcal 4.2g <0.01g 19.8g <0.01g 17% 6% <1% 22% <1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 205kJ/49kcal
One of the simplest ways you can help your heart health is by changing the way you prepare food. Instead of using cooking methods requiring lots of extra oil, like frying, try steaming, roasting, baking and poaching, to reduce the amount of fats in your meals. Eating a well-balanced diet can also play an important part in reducing your risk of developing coronary heart disease, as well as helping to prevent weight gain, and reducing your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure*. In addition to getting your 5-a-day of fruit and vegetables, try to eat wholegrain varieties of starchy foods such as bread and rice. Cutting back on salt* is also a good idea, since eating too much can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure, which in turn can put you at greater risk of coronary heart disease. Use herbs and spices to add favour instead – see our guide to whole spices, on p46. See the tips below for more small changes that could make a big diference to your heart…
NATIONAL HEART MONTH
POACHING Chicken & pomegranate salad Skinless chicken breasts are high in protein and low in fat. Poaching makes the meat juicy and tender, and the herbs in the cooking water add favour, too SERVES 4 READY IN 40MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.05 613g pack Butcher’s Selection Chicken Breast Fillets 1 /2 lemon 1 bay leaf Sprig of thyme 200g Chosen by you Cous Cous 1 /2 cucumber, cubed
2 x 80g packs Fresh tastes Pomegranate Seeds 3tbsp Chosen by you 40% Less Fat Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Handful of rocket and mint leaves, to serve 1 Put the chicken in a large pan with the lemon, bay leaf and thyme, and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20mins, or until the chicken is cooked through. Sieve the cooking water into a jug, discarding the lemon and herbs. Cut the fllets into thick slices. Keep warm. 2 Meanwhile, put the cous cous in
a pan and cover with 200ml of the reserved cooking water. Bring back to the boil, then cover and turn of the heat. Leave to stand for 5mins, then fuf up the cous cous with a fork. 3 Stir the cucumber and the pomegranate seeds into the cous cous. Divide the mixture and the sliced chicken between 4 plates. Serve with the salad dressing, rocket and mint leaves.
of your 5-a-day
Each 354g serving contains: ENERGY
1,318kj Low Low Low Low 315kcal 2.8g 0.4g 5.7g 0.35g 16% 4% 2% 6% 6% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 372kJ/89kcal
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BAKinG Sweet potato & quinoa cakes with salsa v Quinoa – pronounced keen-wah – is a gluten-free wholegrain and a source of protein. it has a delicate, nutty taste and chewy texture ServeS 4 ready in 1hR PLuS CooLinG Price Per Serving £1.02 200g sweet potato (peeled weight), cut into large, even-sized chunks 200g potato (peeled weight), cut into large, even-sized chunks 300g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 /2tsp crushed dried chilli flakes (optional) 75g quinoa 3tbsp chopped parsley 4 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped 1 ripe avocado, stoned and cubed 200g sweetcorn, cooked and drained 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced Juice of 1 lime Salad leaves, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/ Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cook the potato chunks in a pan of boiling water for 10mins, then add the sweet potato and cook for another 10mins, or until tender. 2 Drain and return to the pan. Place on a low heat and cook for 1min, to steam of any liquid. Transfer to a large bowl and add the beans and chilli, if using. 3 meanwhile, put the quinoa in another pan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil, then simmer for 12-15mins. Drain and add to the potato mixture. 4 Add the parsley, season with pepper then mash. Shape into 8 cakes, place on the baking tray and bake for 20mins. 5 meanwhile, make the salsa. Put the tomatoes, avocado, sweetcorn and spring onions in a bowl, add the lime juice, then mix well. Serve with the cakes, with salad leaves on the side.
of your 5-a-day
Each 387g serving contains: ENErGY
1,441kj Low Low Low Low 344kcal 9.7g 1.9g 11.2g 0.39g 17% 14% 10% 12% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 372kJ/89kcal
oven-baking rather than frying can cut 124 calories per cake, as well as 13.8g fat and 0.9g sat fat*
*vALuES BASED on An AvERAGE 15mL oF oiL ABSoRBED By EACh CAKE DuRinG ShALLoW FRyinG. **ThESE BEnEFiCiAL EFFECTS ARE oBTAinED WiTh A DAiLy inTAKE oF 250mG oF EPA AnD DhA. PhoToGRAPhS: hoWARD ShooTER. STyLinG: DAvinA PERKinS
NATIONAL HEART MONTH
STEAminG Salmon with spinach, pine nuts & raisins Salmon is a source of omega-3, which contributes to the normal function of the heart**. Crushing the potatoes with oil instead of mashing with milk and butter saves 79 calories per portion ServeS 4 ready in 40minS Price Per Serving £2.18 500g baby potatoes, halved 2 x 240g packs asda Boneless Skin On Salmon Fillets 2tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 x 160g bags asda Washed Baby Spinach 1tbsp olive oil 50g raisins 2tbsp pine nuts, lightly toasted 2tbsp chopped chives 2tbsp chopped parsley 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/ Gas 4. Put the baby potatoes in a large pan and cover with cold water.
Bring to the boil, then cover the pan and simmer for 20mins, or until the potatoes are tender. 2 meanwhile, place each salmon fllet on a large square of baking paper. Take 1tbsp of the lemon juice and sprinkle a little over each fllet. Wrap up each square to form a loose parcel, leaving room for the air to circulate. Bake for 15-18mins, or until the salmon fakes easily. 3 in a large pan, cook the baby spinach over a low heat, stirring often, until wilted (you shouldn’t need to add any water). Drain of any excess juices, then add 1tsp of the olive oil, the raisins and the remaining lemon juice. Cook over a medium heat for another 2-3mins, then stir through the toasted pine nuts. 4 When the potatoes are cooked through, drain them and then return to the pan. Put on a very low heat for 1min to steam of any excess moisture. Remove from the heat and add 2tsp of the olive oil and the
chopped chives and parsley. Lightly crush the potatoes with a fork. 5 Remove the salmon fllets from the paper parcels and serve on the crushed potatoes, with the spinach, pine nut and raisin mixture spooned on top.
of your 5-a-day
Each 359g serving contains: ENErGY
1,757kj Med Low Low Low 420kcal 19.7g 3.2g 11.5g 0.36g 21% 28% 16% 13% 6% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 490kJ/117kcal
STAY HEART AWARE National Heart Month is an annual campaign that takes place every February. The aim is to increase awareness of heart and circulatory disease – the single biggest cause of death in the UK. The British Heart Foundation is calling on everyone to help it save lives by organising a fundraising event, such as a cofee morning. To fnd out more or make a donation, go to bhf.org.uk.
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Cook classic curries at home with our new Chosen by you Spice Kits Making an authentic-tasting curry from scratch is simple with our handy new Chosen by you Spice Kits. Each one includes a classic blend of spices, plus a recipe and shopping list, to help you put together a delicious meal quickly and easily.
Delicious served with pilau rice or naan
Chosen by you Spice Kits l With numbered sachets to use at diferent stages in each recipe l Contain no additives, preservatives, artifcial colourings, or other nasties l Each pack makes a recipe for four people l Free from nuts and gluten l They’re also suitable for use in vegetarian and vegan recipes
Chosen by you Spice Kits are created by curry expert Ketan Varu. They’re based on traditional Indian blends and recipes passed down to him by his mother, and perfected over generations.
Try this easy Chicken jalfrezi…
CREATE A RICH AND AROMATIC CURRY WITH OUR SPECIAL SELECTION OF AUTHENTIC HERBS AND SPICES
CREATE A RICH AND AROMATIC CURRY WITH OUR SPECIAL SELECTION OF AUTHENTIC HERBS AND SPICES
CREATE A RICH AND AROMATIC CURRY WITH OUR SPECIAL SELECTION OF AUTHENTIC HERBS AND SPICES
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Chosen by you Spice Kits: Tikka Masala, Jalfrezi, £2 each (16g; £1.25p/10g); Korma, £2 (10g)
Dice 4 chicken breasts. Mix with Sachet 1 of a Chosen by you Jalfrezi Spice Kit, plus 1tsp salt. Leave for 15mins.
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Chop 2 onions and fry in 3tbsp cooking oil. Add 3 cloves garlic, fnely chopped, and 1in piece fresh ginger, fnely chopped. Cook for a few seconds. Add the chicken and fry for 10mins.
Add Sachet 2 of the Spice Kit, plus the onion, 1 pepper, chopped, and 1 tomato, chopped. Cook for 5mins. Add 100ml water and 1/2tbsp tomato puree. Simmer for 10mins. Serve sprinkled with chopped fresh coriander.
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Cook your way to a healthier lifestyle with these handy kitchen utensils
USE LESS OIL
LET FAT ESCAPE
Slow cooking locks in moisture and favour, and makes meat extra tender, reducing the need to add oil or heavy sauces. Perfect for batch cooking healthy food. WHY NOT TRY: George Home stainless steel 3L slow cooker, £14
Not only does griddling add delicious colour and favour, but the ridges in a griddle pan also allow excess fat to drain away from meat and other foods during cooking. WHY NOT TRY: George Home cast iron grill pan, £15
Portion control is an important part of a healthy diet. Keep track of how much you’re cooking with measuring cups for dry ingredients. WHY NOT TRY: George Home dry measuring cup, £3
A splash of oil here and there can add up – so be precise by using spoons. Also good for measuring herbs and spices to favour dishes instead of salt. WHY NOT TRY: George Home 4-piece measuring spoons, £2.50
MAKE THE MOST OF VEGETABLES
CREATE HEALTHY DISHES IN A FLASH
Steaming vegetables helps retain their favour, texture and nutrients. Simply put the basket on a pan of boiling water, then cover with the pan lid. WHY NOT TRY: George Home vegetable steamer, £3
Stir fry vegetables and lean cuts of meat or fsh for a delicious, low-fat meal in minutes. If you use a stir-fry sauce, go for a reduced-salt version. WHY NOT TRY: George Home nonstick wok, was £8, now £5
BLENDS FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
A simple way to help get your 5-a-day is to whip up your own soups, smoothies and fresh sauces. Purees are also a great way to get fussy little eaters to try out fruit and veg. WHY NOT TRY: George Home handheld blender, £15
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Your guide to
Herbs and spices C I NN A MO
Check out our fantastic range of whole spices and herbs. You can use them as they are, or toast or crush them for even more favour The whole sticks are milder than the ground version, so they’re great for giving a subtle sweet, smoky favour to dishes. Try adding one stick to hot drinks, casseroles, when poaching fruit, or even rice (while boiling), for an extra infusion of favour. Remove before serving.
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This aromatic herb adds a subtle fragrance to dishes. The dried leaves are best used in slow-cooked recipes such as casseroles or stews, to give the favour time to develop. They’re usually removed from dishes before serving, but are good for decorating plates. Thread on lamb or pork kebab skewers for added aroma and an attractive fnish.
These star-shaped pods are the dried fruit of a tree native to China. The pods contain seeds with a strong aniseed favour that works well in Asian dishes – in fact, it’s a vital ingredient in Chinese 5 spice mixes. Use in both savoury dishes and desserts, such as rice pudding or stewed fruits.
Cardamom belongs to the ginger family, and has an enticing aroma with a warm, spicy-sweet favour. You can add whole pods to dishes, or the seeds can be ground and stirred in. Use in curries and soups, or in sweet treats such as biscuits, crumble toppings or even ice cream, for a tasty and exotic twist.
The perfect choice to give dishes a fery kick, these pungent seeds can be black, yellow or brown (mustard powder contains a mixture of all three). Add the whole seeds to stir-fries, or for a slightly nuttier, extra-intense taste, toast and use in curry pastes (see panel on the right).
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Cloves are the unopened fower buds of a tropical tree. Used in both sweet and savoury dishes, they have an intense sweet, spicy and slightly peppery taste, and a strong aroma, so use in moderation. Stud hams, fruit, and onions with whole cloves to add favour. Remove before serving.
Derived from the fower of a crocus, this is said to be the world’s most expensive spice, but don’t be put of – you only need a few strands to add brilliant favour, aroma and golden colour to foods. The rich, musky favour works well in stocks, risottos and soups.
More versatile than fresh fennel, the seeds taste similar to licorice and add a lovely crunch to dishes. Try them whole in breads and chutneys, too. To really bring out the favour, dry fry the seeds before using. They can also be toasted or ground, to add to curries.
CLEVER WAYS WITH SPICE Toasting Buying spices whole means you can toast and grind just as much as you need to use straight away, so you get a fresher favour. Heating the spices gives them an added depth of taste and texture.
Crushing Crushing or grinding whole spices releases fragrant aromas and favour. You can do it yourself using a George Home pestle and mortar, £5. Or put them in a plastic bag and crush with the end of a rolling pin. You could also use a clean cofee grinder. It’s great to crush your own spices for curries, as you can toast them frst. To make a curry paste, simply mix with chopped onion and tomato puree.
Smart swaps Using spices instead of salt is a healthier way to favour dishes. For ideas and tips, check out our recipes on p39.
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Half-term suppers Keep everybody happy during the school holidays with budget-conscious meals that kids will love
60p per serving
Base notes Mix the dough as quickly as you can, using a round-bladed knife. Try not to handle the dough, or it may become too hard. For extra favour, mix in 50g grated cheese 48 | ASDA.COM/RECIPES | FEBRUARY 2015
SMART COOKING Frying pan pizza The dough base is yeast free, so you don’t need to wait for it to rise
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SERVES 4 READY IN 45MINS
Tip For a spicier coating for your turkey bites, use 1 /2tsp cayenne pepper instead of the paprika. Or, as an alternative to little bites, coat whole turkey breast steaks, then bake for an extra 10mins.
40g frozen peas 40g frozen sweetcorn 150g self-raising flour, plus extra for rolling out 2tsp mixed dried herbs 4tbsp olive oil 6tbsp semi-skimmed milk 100g Chosen by you Tomato & Basil Pizza Topper (from a 265g jar) 1 /2 red or yellow pepper, deseeded and diced 100g honey roast ham, roughly chopped 50g Asda 30% Less Fat Mature Cheese, grated Salad, to serve 1 Simmer the peas and sweetcorn in boiling water for 3-4mins. Drain. 2 Mix the four and herbs, then season with salt and pepper. Add 2tbsp olive oil and the milk. Mix to form a dough. On a foured surface, roll out to a 30cm round. 3 Heat 1tbsp of the oil in the frying pan, swirling it around to cover the base. Carefully add the dough round. Cook over a low heat for 5mins. Put on a plate, then heat the rest of the oil in the pan. Cook the other side of the dough. 4 Spread with the pizza topper, peas, sweetcorn, pepper, ham and cheese. Cook for a further 5mins. 5 Grill the pizza for 3mins to melt the cheese. Serve with the salad on the side. Each 172g serving contains: ENERGY
SATURATES SUGARS Low
1,411kj Med Med 337kcal 16.3g 4.1g 17% 23% 21%
4.1g 1.20g 5% 20%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 820kJ/196kcal
Popcorn turkey bites Tastier and cheaper than takeaway versions – and the sweet potatoes count towards their 5-a-day, too SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR 15MINS
50g Chosen by you Salted Popcorn 125g day-old bread 2 level tsp paprika 480g pack Butcher’s Selection Turkey Breast Steaks 2 large eggs 3 medium sweet potatoes 1 /2tsp mixed dried herbs 1tbsp olive oil Salad and ketchup, to serve 1 Line two baking trays with paper. Blitz the popcorn and bread into fne crumbs in a processor. Mix in the paprika and a little cracked black pepper. 2 Cut the turkey breasts into bite-sized cubes. Lightly
beat the eggs in a shallow bowl. Put the popcornbreadcrumbs on a plate. 3 Dip the turkey cubes in the egg mixture, to cover, then dip in the crumbs, to coat. Layer the coated turkey on one of the baking trays, then chill. 4 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges and toss with the herbs and oil. Put on the other baking tray and bake in the oven for 30-35mins. Add the turkey for the last 25mins. Serve with salad and ketchup.
Each 354g serving contains: ENERGY
2,103kj Med Med Low Med 503kcal 14.2g 2.5g 9.2g 1.06g 25% 20% 13% 10% 18% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 594kJ/142kcal
‘I made these Popcorn turkey bites for my niece and nephew. They absolutely loved them and thought they were a really special 'fast food' treat – so I got to feed them a homemade dish and be a fun auntie at the same time.’ Kara Dunkley
Popcorn is great as a crispy coating in both sweet and savoury recipes, or, of course, on its own as a snack. Why not pop your own and favour it with a sprinkle of spices or ready-made popcorn seasonings? Chosen by you Wholefoods Popcorn, £1.25 (500g; 25p/100g)
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Full of goodness
This delicious fsh pie recipe contains salmon, which is a source of omega-3*, as well as protein-packed white fsh
Cowboy beans & cheesy mash V
We’ve given this family favourite a smoky taste by adding BBQ ketchup. If you’re just cooking for grown-ups, try adding a tiny pinch of ground cofee to the tomatoes for extra depth of favour SERVES 4 READY IN 40MINS
2tsp oil 1 large red onion, sliced 390g carton Chosen by you Chopped Tomatoes with Garlic 2tbsp Chosen by you BBQ Ketchup 2tsp Dijon mustard 300g can haricot beans, drained and rinsed 400g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 500g potatoes, peeled and cubed 15g butter 50g Asda 50% Less Fat Mature Cheese, grated
1 Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion for 5mins. Add the tomatoes, BBQ ketchup and mustard, then simmer for 10mins. Add all the beans and simmer for another 10mins. 2 Boil the potatoes for 15mins, until tender. 3 Drain the potatoes, stir in the butter and cheese, then mash. Season and serve with the bean stew.
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Each 397g serving contains: ENERGY
1,395kj Low Low Low High 333kcal 7.9g 3.6g 9.9g 1.99g 17% 11% 18% 11% 33% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 351kJ/84kcal
For a change This versatile bean recipe can also be used as a tasty topping for meat or vegetarian hot dogs or burgers. It’s delicious cold, too, so you could also make extra portions to eat as a bean salad for lunch. Allow to cool completely, then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24hrs. 50 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES | FEBRUARY 2015
SMART COOKING Fish pie with root veg topping There’s more to mash than just potatoes – adding carrots and parsnips gives the topping a lovely sweet favour that’s perfect with a creamy sauce
SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR 30MINS
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2 carrots, 2 parsnips and 2 potatoes, all peeled and cubed 35g butter 340g pack Asda Fish Pie Mix 240g pack Asda Boneless & Skinless River Cobbler Fillets, cut into chunks 225ml milk 1 small onion, finely sliced 15g plain flour 1 /2tsp dry mustard powder 25g 50% Less Fat Mature Cheese, grated 2tbsp chopped parsley Peas and carrots, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Put the carrots, parsnips and potatoes in a pan of water. Simmer for 20-25mins, until tender. Drain, mash with 15g of the butter and season. 2 Put all the fsh in a pan and pour over the milk. Add
Asda Fish Pie Mix is a useful buy – you get salmon, haddock and smoked haddock in one pack. Or use a frozen mix – just add 10mins to the cooking time. Asda Fish Pie Mix, £4 (340g; £1.18/100g); Chosen by you Cook From Frozen Fish Pie Mix, £3 (300g; £1/100g)
the onion and simmer for 8mins. Use a slotted spoon to lift the fsh out and put in a baking dish, reserving the milk. Flake into chunks. 3 Melt the remaining 20g butter in another pan. Stir in the four and mustard, to make a smooth paste. Cook for 1min, stirring constantly. 4 Remove from the heat. Gradually add the reserved milk, whisking. Return to the heat and bring back to the boil, then simmer for 1min, whisking constantly. 5 Remove from the heat and add the cheese and parsley. Season to taste and pour over the fsh. 6 Top with the mash and cook for 20-25mins. Serve with peas and carrots.
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Each 460g serving contains: ENERGY
SATURATES SUGARS Low
1,982kj Med High 474kcal 18.4g 8.3g 24% 26% 42%
12g 0.92g 13% 15%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 431kJ/103kcal
READER’S VERDICT ‘The fsh pie was really tasty and flling. I found that it was a lot simpler and quicker to prepare than similar recipes I’ve tried, with generous amounts of fsh. The root vegetable topping is a great alternative to the usual potato mash, and adds a lovely colour, as well as extra favour, to the dish.’ Lewis Craft
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Frozen, diced chicken can be cooked straight from the freezer, so it’s handy for busy days and last-minute meals SERVES 4 READY IN 40MINS 1 onion, chopped 1tbsp sunflower oil 1 level tbsp Asda Mild Curry Powder 2 x 350g bags Chosen by you Cooked Diced Chicken Breast (frozen) 75g dried apricots, cut into quarters 1 chicken stock cube, dissolved in 300ml boiling water 200g frozen broccoli 800g bag Chosen by you Golden Vegetable Rice Steam Bags (frozen)
Quick fix If you don’t have a blender, fnely chop 40g of the apricots before making this dish – they’ll break up as they cook
1 Fry the onion in the oil over a medium heat until soft. Stir in the curry powder and cook for 1min. Add the frozen chicken and apricots and stir to coat well. 2 Pour over the hot stock and add the broccoli. Simmer for 10mins. 3 Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the packet instructions, in a microwave or on the hob. 4 Remove the chicken from the heat. Take out most of the apricots with a slotted spoon and put in a bowl. Add 100ml of the cooking liquid to the apricots. Whizz with a hand-held blender. 5 Stir the apricot mixture into the chicken, and heat through. Serve with the rice.
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Each 552g serving contains: ENERGY
2,448kj Low Low Low High 585kcal 9.4g 1.7g 9.9g 2.21g 29% 13% 9% 11% 37% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 444kJ/106kcal
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Apricot chicken with veggie rice
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First it was cupcakes, then macarons – now eclairs are our new favourite bake. Update the classic choux pastry treat with our irresistible fllings and toppings
Classic chocolate eclairs SERVES 14 READY IN 1HR 15MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 18p 75g Asda Strong White Bread Flour 50g unsalted butter, plus 50g for the topping 2 large eggs 200ml double cream 200g dark chocolate (50% cocoa solids), plus a little extra, finely grated, to decorate (optional) 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and sift the four into a bowl. 2 Cut 50g butter into cubes and put in a pan with 150ml cold water and a pinch of salt. Heat until the butter melts, then bring to a boil. Remove from the heat immediately, then add all the four at once. Beat hard with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a ball of dough that leaves the sides of the pan clean (see tip, top right). Let it cool for 15mins. 3 Lightly beat the eggs in a jug. With an electric hand mixer or wooden spoon, beat the eggs into the dough, a little at a time, until it forms a frm, glossy ball. 4 Put the mixture in a piping bag ftted with a 1cm plain
nozzle. Alternatively, put the mixture into a freezer bag and snip of one corner. Pipe 14 eclairs, each about 10cm long, on the lined trays. 5 Bake for 25mins until well risen and golden – don’t open the oven door while cooking, or they won’t puf up properly. Cut a small slit in the side of each eclair to let the steam escape (see tip). Return to the oven for 3-4mins. Cool on a rack. 6 Whip the cream until it just holds its shape. Put in a piping bag. Cut along one side of each eclair and open like a bread roll. Pipe in a thick layer of cream. 7 Break the chocolate into squares and put in a bowl with 1tbsp water. Stand over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Melt the chocolate, stirring often. Spread on top of the eclairs. 8 Sprinkle with grated chocolate (if you want). Leave the topping to set. Each 52g serving contains: ENERGY
988kj High High Med Low 236kcal 18.7g 10.9g 9.4g 0.10g 12% 27% 55% 10% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,900kJ/454kcal
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Cofee & pecan Flavour the whipped cream with a small amount of strong black cofee. Mix more cofee with icing sugar to make the topping. To fnish, sprinkle with chopped pecans.
Blueberry Add whole blueberries to the whipped cream. Mix icing sugar with a little undiluted blackcurrant squash to get the coloured topping.
Pistachio Mix the whipped cream with fnely chopped pistachios. Mix icing sugar, green colouring and water for the topping. To fnish, sprinkle on more pistachios.
● Stop beating choux
pastry dough after it forms into a ball that leaves the sides of the bowl clean, or it will become greasy and the fat may separate, giving the eclairs a cracked fnish. ● Making a small slit in the cooked
eclairs lets any steam inside escape, which stops the pastry getting soggy.
Rose Follow our main recipe but mix 2tsp rose water* into the double cream before whipping. For the topping, mix icing sugar, a few drops of rose water, pink colouring and water.
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Lemon Swirl a little lemon curd into the whipped cream. Mix icing sugar with lemon juice and spread some over the eclairs. Colour the rest yellow and pipe stripes on top.
READER’S VERDICT ‘The pistachio eclair was my favourite. The sweetand-savoury combination of icing and chopped nuts is great, and I loved the added crunch the nuts gave it.’ Kara Dunkley
White chocolate & raspberry Mix some raspberries into the whipped cream. Cover the eclairs with melted white chocolate, then drizzle with melted dark chocolate.
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New year, new favours
We’ve worked with top chefs to revamp our Chosen by you Chinese range – perfect for sharing for Chinese New Year, on 19 February. And we believe you’ll love the fresh taste so much we’ve guaranteed it*!
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beef in black bean sauce Our updated selection of authentic-style, fresh dishes includes this delicious mix of beef layered with crunchy vegetables in a tasty, balanced sauce. Just heat through in the microwave, wok or oven, then serve. Chosen by you Chef’s Special Beef in Black Bean Sauce, was £3.25, now £2.50** (450g; 56p/100g)
king prawn & chicken
a dish of succulent chicken, prawns and veg, ideal served with rice at a chinese new Year feast. Chosen by you Chef’s Special King Prawn & Chicken, was £3.25, now £2.50** (450g; 56p/100g)
singapOre nOOdles This is packed with layers of fantastic favour – chicken, prawns and char sui pork, with vegetables and vermicelli rice noodles. chopsticks optional…
Chosen by you Chef’s Special Singapore Noodles, was £3, now £2** (450g; 44p/100g)
chicken chOw Mein
complete your meal with these irresistible extras. Chosen by you: Hoisin Duck Spring Rolls, £2 (200g; £1/100g); Prawn Toast, £2 (232g; 86p/100g); Chef’s Special Sweet & Sour Chicken, was £3, now £2** (390g; 51p/100g)
Our chef’s version of the takeaway classic is crammed with slices of chicken, fresh vegetables, and egg noodles in a light, tasty sauce. Chosen by you Chicken Chow Mein, was £3, now £2** (450g; 44p/100g) februarY 2015 | asda.cOM/grOceries | 57
From classic British pancakes to faming French crepes, try our recipes from around the world this Pancake Day, on 17 February
from britain British pancakes Pancake Day began as a way to use up eggs, butter and milk before Lent. In the UK, it’s a tradition to hold ‘pancake races’ – running while tossing pancakes makes 10 Ready in 30MINS PLUS STANDING TIME pRice peR seRving 6p 115g plain flour 1 large egg 275ml semi-skimmed milk sunflower oil, to grease caster sugar and quarters of lemon, to serve 1 Sift the four into a large bowl and add a pinch
of salt. Make a well in the centre and then break in the egg. Add about 70ml of the milk, then beat with a wooden spoon. Gradually draw in the four from the sides as you mix, adding the rest of the milk, a little at a time, to form a thick batter.
2 Pour the batter into a jug. If you have time, cover it with clingflm and leave for 30mins – this allows the four grains to swell, which makes the pancakes lighter. 3 Grease a small, nonstick frying pan with oil. Wipe away any excess oil with kitchen roll. Heat the pan over a medium heat. 4 Stir the batter, then pour enough in the pan to thinly cover the base, swirling it around to coat evenly. Cook until the underside is
brown, then fip it over with a palette knife – or toss it if you’re feeling brave. Cook until the other side is golden brown, then slide the pancake on a plate. Cover with a clean tea towel, to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter. 5 To serve, sprinkle on a little sugar, add a squeeze of lemon juice, then roll up. Each 47g serving contains: ENErGY
309kj Med Low Low Low 74kcal 2.5g 0.7g 1.4g 0.14g 4% 4% 4% 2% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 657kJ/157kcal
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Did you knowâ€Ś
In the US, Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday , is known as Mardi Gras â€“ which means Fat Tuesday in French
from america American pancake stack These thick, fufy pancakes, topped with syrup and bacon, are a popular breakfast dish in the States makeS 20 ready in 30MINS Price Per Serving 3p 100g plain flour 11/2 level tsp baking powder 1tsp sugar 1 large egg 15g butter, melted 150ml semi-skimmed milk 2tsp sunflower oil, for cooking Streaky bacon and
chosen by you Pure canadian maple Syrup, to serve 1 Sift the four and baking powder into a large bowl and add a pinch of salt. Stir in the sugar, then make a well in the centre and
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break in the egg. Add the melted butter and a splash of milk. Whisk the mixture to form a thick batter, then gradually whisk in the rest of the milk. Set the mixture aside for 5mins. 2 Using a piece of kitchen roll soaked in oil, grease a nonstick frying pan. Heat until hot but not smoking. Pour in enough mixture to make a small, thick pancake about 7-8cm across. Cook
until bubbles form on the top and the base is golden brown. Flip over and cook the other side until golden. 3 Slide on a plate and keep warm by covering with a clean tea towel. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Serve with maple syrup and grilled crispy bacon. Each 17g serving contains: ENErGY
150kj Med Med Med low 36kcal 1.6g 0.7g 0.4g 0.19g 2% 2% 4% <1% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 883kJ/211kcal
PERFECT PanCakEs from germany German apple pancake Known as Apfelpfannkuchen in Germany, these fruity baked pancakes are flled with apples and cinnamon ServeS 12 ready in 45MINS Price Per Serving 19p 50g unsalted butter, melted 2tsp sunflower oil 2 large or 3 medium granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thickly sliced 2 level tsp ground cinnamon 75g plain flour 50g soft brown sugar
15g caster sugar 3 large eggs 140ml semi-skimmed milk 1 /4tsp vanilla extract 1 Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Line the base of a round cake tin, about 23cm across and 4cm deep (not loose based), with baking paper.
Add half the butter and the oil, then swirl around the tin to coat the inside. 2 Mix the apples with the cinnamon and remaining butter. Layer evenly in the base of the tin. Cook in the oven for 12-15mins. 3 Meanwhile, sift the four into a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Add the sugar and make a well in the centre. Break the eggs into the well and add the milk. Whisk together, gradually drawing in the
four, to form a thick batter. 4 Remove the tin with the cooked apple mixture from the oven and immediately pour over the batter. Return to the oven and bake for 15-18mins, until the baked pancake is pufed up and golden brown. 5 Immediately turn out upside down. Cut into wedges. Serve hot or cold. Each 79g serving contains: ENErGY
539kj Med Med Med low 129kcal 6.4g 2.9g 9.5g 0.16g 6% 9% 15% 11% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 682kJ/163kcal
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PERFECT PanCakEs from france
makes 12 Ready in 40mins plus stanDing PRice PeR seRving 24p 100g plain flour 1 large egg, plus 1 extra yolk 300ml semi-skimmed milk 1tbsp sunflower oil, plus 1tsp to cook 25g unsalted butter, melted, plus 125g to finish Finely grated zest and juice 1 large orange 50g caster sugar, plus 1 level tbsp to serve 4tbsp cointreau, plus 2tbsp to flambe (optional)
1 sift the four into a large bowl. add a pinch of salt. make a well in the centre. in another bowl, lightly beat the egg and extra yolk with 75ml of the milk. pour into the well. gradually stir in the four to form a thick batter. beat in the rest of the milk. 2 pour the batter into a jug. leave to stand for 30mins. 3 lightly grease a small, nonstick frying pan with kitchen roll dipped in
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melted butter. heat the pan over a medium heat. 4 stir the batter, then pour enough in the pan to thinly cover the base, swirling it to coat evenly. cook until the underside is golden, then fip over with a palette knife. cook until the other side is golden. slide the crepe on a plate. repeat with the rest of the batter. 5 put the orange zest and juice, sugar and remaining butter, plus 4tbsp liqueur, in a large frying pan and heat gently until simmering. simmer for 2mins. 6 put one crepe in the pan and baste with orange
butter. fold in half, then half again, to make a triangle. put to one side of the pan. repeat with the other crepes. sprinkle on the remaining sugar and serve immediately, or fambe them for dramatic efect*. 7 to fambe the crepes, put the 2tbsp liqueur in a small pan and heat for a few seconds. carefully set light to it with a long match or taper, then pour over the crepes. wait for the fames to burn out before serving. Each 76g serving contains: ENErGY
sAturAtEs suGArs Med
903kj High High 216kcal 14.4g 7.3g 11% 21% 37%
9.1g 0.15g 10% 3%
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,188kJ/284kcal
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Crepes Suzette this classic french pancake in an orange sauce is traditionally fambeed (set alight) before serving
Our Mega Pancakes are cooked fresh in store every day – take your pick from six delicious favours
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Give the family a fipping tasty treat with our range of Chosen by you Mega Pancakes. Our bakers mix the batter in store each day, then cook your pancakes in front of you on our in-store bakery hotplates, ready for you to take home. Choose from six irresistible favours – fruit, maple, lemon,
white chocolate, milk chocolate, or our classic plain recipe. They’re perfect for a fuss-free Pancake Day – and any other day, too. For a tasty breakfast treat, simply drizzle with maple syrup and top with a handful of fresh berries. At just 50p* for a pack of four, they’re mega value, too.
Our pancakes are freshly cooked on our bakery hotplates £1
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dId You KNoW?
We take a look at what’s hot in the world of cooking and eating this month
Five minutes with… Ching-He Huang
Celebrity chef and best-selling author Ching has hosted BBC and Channel 5 shows. What’s your signature dish? I have a few, including sweet and sour duck, sticky rice dumplings, braised belly pork, crispy turnip cake, crab and shrimp-fried rice… Are there any foods you won’t eat? I can stomach most things but not insects – they’re popular in China. How do you spend Chinese New Year? With friends and family in London. Last year, at my father-in-law’s place, I ‘wokked’ alongside him, stir-frying fa cai (a vegetable) for prosperity, and noodles for longevity, as he prepared dim sum. It was fabulous. However you’re celebrating the New Year, I wish you happy eating and gong xi fa cai – happiness, prosperity and good health! Eat Clean: Wok Yourself To Health*, is available from 26 March, in hardback, £9
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Kale is the new star of the vegetable world. In fact, UK sales have soared by 54% in a year. This popular leafy veg is believed to have many health benefts. Curly kale, which has green or red crinkly leaves, is available in 200g packs. Try it in juices and smoothies, or oven bake to make crisps. For a sweeter taste, try a pack of our Red & Green Kale (170g)**.
Our food team loves this sushi kit, which includes everything you need to make the Japanese dish in three steps. You get rice, seasoning, ginger, soy sauce, wasabi paste, sheets of nori (seaweed) and a rolling mat. Just add your own choice of fllings – smoked salmon, avocado or red pepper work well. The kit is available online and in a limited selection of stores, in the World Foods section. Yutaka Sushi Kit For 2, £3.99 (260g, £1.53/100g)
kids in the know
Restaurants are turning kids into foodies by getting more creative with children’s menus, says a new National Restaurant Association report. At Wagamama, kids are tucking into the Mini Chicken Ramen, adapted from the adult menu. And top chef Mark Hix has a daily Kid’s Art & Food Club at Hix Soho restaurant in London, with dishes including Buttermilkfried Chicken. NRA spokesperson Annika Stensson says, ‘There’s an increased willingness to try new things, at all ages.’ To get your kids into cooking, see p66.
We snapped up top prizes at this year’s Quality Food and Drink Awards, for products ranging from cheese and pizza, to macaroons. Our big winners included our delicious Chosen by you Katsu Chicken Noodles, a healthier-choice Japanese curry with a sharp-sweet sauce, fresh coriander and a kick of chilli. Chosen by you Katsu Chicken Noodles, £2.80, or 2 for £5 (410g, 68p/100g)
MY FAVOURITE COOKBOOK
Deputy food editor Gregor McMaster says… ‘I used to work as a chef at a family-run Italian restaurant, and when I left, the owner gave me a copy of The Silver Spoon, a collection of more than 2,000 classic Italian recipes. My favourite is saltimbocca alla Romana – tender veal with crisp-cooked prosciutto and aromatic sage. Saltimbocca means “jumps in the mouth”, and the favours certainly do that!’
& aboUt Events to enjoy in February…
real good vintage & Food Market The Hexagon venue in Reading will be transformed into a local producers’ market on 1 February, 11am-4pm. There’s stalls selling vintage art and other buys, too. Cake deCorating & Baking show Try Cake international – the sugarcraft, Cake decorating & Baking show at EventCity in Manchester from 6-8 February. Visit cakeinternational.co.uk. wakeField Festival oF Food, drink & rhuBarB Inspired by our rhubarb story, on p29? You’ll love the wakefeld Festival of Food, drink & rhubarb. The event is at Wakefeld Cathedral Precinct from 20-22 February.
Above: Chef Mark Hix runs a food club for kids at his Hix Soho restaurant. Left: Youngsters are tucking into Mini Chicken Ramen noodles at Wagamama
Our food team are constantly learning about new trends. Food editor Glynis McGuinness went along to a chocolate and wine pairing event from chocolate-makers Lindt and London wine venue Vinopolis. Here’s a few of the things she discovered… ● Sea salt-favoured chocolate brings out the fruity favours in red wine. ● Red wine is also a perfect match for cherry-favoured chocolate. ● For a deliciously smooth fnish, combine the warm favours of port with dark chocolate. For more information about the Vinopolis and Lindt masterclasses, see vinopolis.co.uk/whats-on. FEBRuARY 2015 | 65
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Kale is in season, so it’s the perfect time to try it in soups, omelettes and stir-fries
Little sweethearts Kids will love making these tasty treats and cute crafts for Valentine’s Day – and they make great gifts, too
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FUN FOR KIDS
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DECORATED TREAT BOXES For an extra-special gift, package your Cheese Palmier Hearts in a pretty favour box. Here are two simple designs to try… YOU NEED Pen, scissors Card (any colour) Wrapping paper and stickers (optional), to decorate Glue stick or Blu Tack Glu Dots Asda Favour Boxes (£2.25 for 8-pack) Gift ribbon
Cheese palmier hearts Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/ Gas 6. Roll out a sheet of puf pastry to form a rectangle the thickness of a £1 coin. Trim to 17cm wide. Brush with beaten egg, then scatter with grated Cheddar. Roll the two longer edges in towards each other, to meet in the centre. Cut the pastry widthways into 1 /2 cm slices (ask a grown-up to help). Pinch the bottom of each slice to form a heart shape. Put on a lined baking tray. Bake in the oven for 10mins, or until pufed up and golden. Cool them on a rack then put in a gift box (see right). They’ll keep for up to 2 days.
SWEETHEART BOX 1 To decorate your box, fold a piece of card in half, and draw one side of a heart along the fold. Cut out*. Unfold to get a complete heart. 2 Using a diferentcoloured piece of card, or wrapping paper, repeat step 1 to make a slightly smaller heart. 3 Using a glue stick or Glu Dots, stick the smaller heart on the larger one, to make one heart with a border. Stick
on the side of the box. 4 Tie a bow in a short length of ribbon and stick on the heart. Fill the box with treats. Tie the handles together with more ribbon.
LOVEBIRDS BOX 1 Draw a bird outline on a piece of card, then cut out*. Turn it over and use as a template to make another bird facing the other way. 2 Place a heart sticker or cut-out card on a corner edge of the box. Stick on the birds so they’re each facing one side of the heart. 3 Fill with your treats, then tie with ribbon.
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Milk chocolate fudge
MAKES 30 READY IN 15MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 5p 175g milk chocolate 1 /2 x 405g can Carnation Light Condensed Milk 10g unsalted butter Pink sprinkles, to decorate 1 Break the chocolate into small pieces. Put in a pan
with the condensed milk and butter. 2 Heat gently, stirring, until melted. Pour carefully into an ice cube tray – we used a George Home Silicone Heart Ice Cube Tray, £2. 3 When cold but not set,
You can make these fudge treats with white chocolate if you prefer. Or swap the sprinkles with Dr. Oetker Shimmer Sugar
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scatter on the sprinkles. Leave to set, then gently push out of the tray. Store for up to a week in an airtight container. Each 13g serving contains: ENERGY
215kj Med 51kcal 2.1g 3% 3%
SATURATES SUGARS High High
of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,657kJ/396kcal
FUN FOR KIDS
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VALENTINEÕS DAY BUNTING
This heart bunting is pretty enough to decorate their bedroom all year round, not just on Valentine’s Day. Just make sure it’s out of reach of younger kids.
Turn the card over and glue the other piece of gift wrap to it in the same way, so that the card is ‘sandwiched’ inside the sheets of gift wrap. 3 Use the templates to draw heart shapes on the covered card, then cut them out. 4 Repeat until you have enough hearts to cover the bunting to the length you want, allowing for a gap of about 3cm between each heart. 5 Using the miniature clothes pegs, peg the hearts on the ribbon, starting and fnishing 15cm from the end. Use these ends to tie or pin the bunting in place on a wall or from the ceiling.
YOU NEED Sheets of card Pen, scissors, glue stick Roll of pink metallic gift wrap Long length of gift ribbon Miniature clothes pegs TO MAKE 1 Cut out a large heart template from the card*, following step 1 for the Loveheart Box instructions, on p67. Repeat to make a slightly smaller heart shape. 2 Get the gift wrap and cut out two rectangles slightly larger than the remaining sheets of card*. Apply the glue stick all over one side of the card, then carefully smooth one sheet of gift wrap on the sticky side.
‘I loved mixing the chocolate together and I dipped fruit in the leftovers!’ Jack, age 9
Marbled chocolate shards
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Line a baking tray with baking paper. In separate bowls, melt equal amounts of milk chocolate and white chocolate, by standing them over pans of simmering water – make sure the bottoms of the bowls don’t touch the water. Once melted, drizzle both types of chocolate carefully over the lined baking tray, then drag the end of a cocktail stick or fork through the mixture to get a marbled efect. Put in the fridge until set, then break into shards. Store in the fridge in an airtight container until ready to package and give as a gift (or enjoy yourself). FEBRUARY 2015 | ASDA.COM/RECIPES | 69
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VALenTineS ’ giFTS Our gorgeous goodies are perfect for showing someone you care – plus we have lots of brilliant little buys for £5 or less Gifts for £5 or less
Love heart travel mug, £4
Take your pick from our fun alphabet cushions to spell out how you feel 2
Heart key ring, £4
More ideas 2 online
Sweetheart eggcup set, £2
The Great Gatsby DVD; About Time DVD, £5 each
1 Alphabet cushions, £5 each (sold individually) 2 Oil burner 3 Heart beanbag, £20 4 Louvel Fontaine gift set, £7 5 Love Champagne Brut (75cl), was £24.50, now £10* & Devotion bouquet**, £38 6 Bee Mine cuddly toy, £3 7 Thorntons Premium Collection chocolates, was £7, now £3
Love hearts mug, £1
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Named after a giant sandbank on Cornwall’s rugged coast, this ambercoloured cask beer is a blend of roasted malt notes and subtle bitterness. Deliciously moreish. Sharp’s Doom Bar (500ml), £1.75, or 4 for £6
A crisp, light taste of the Far East, this top-selling Japanese beer is made from maize and rice. Asahi – which means Rising Sun – has a distinct crisp, dry favour, with subtle citrus aromas. Asahi Dry Lager (500ml), £2, or 2 for £3
Spain This famous import is brewed using a special mashing process that gives the beer a fuller, sweeter favour, with a rich golden colour and white creamy foam head. Perfect on its own or with seafood. San Miguel (660ml), £1.48
Mexico If you like tequila, try this easy-drinking lager. It combines the favours of real Mexican tequila and notes of South American limes, for a zesty, refreshing fnish. Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer (500ml), £1.98
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India Exceptionally well balanced, Cobra has a refreshing, satisfyingly smooth taste with soft fruit tones, a subtle, malty favour and a crisp, clean fnish. It’s perfect with spicy foods such as curry. Cobra Lager (660ml), £1.98, or 2 for £3
Thailand Brewed and bottled in Thailand, this full-bodied, 100% malt beer has the Thai royal seal of approval. The rich, aromatic favour works well with spicy or mild rice and noodle dishes. Singha (630ml), £1.98, or 2 for £3
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1 Philips Aquatouch shaver, was £99.96, now £46* 2 Joop! homme gift set, £22 3 three Barrels Xo finest french Brandy Aged 4 X CD album by Ed sheeran, £10 5 reversible belt, £6 6 samsung tab Lite (White), £79 7 Cushion, £5 15 Years (50cl), £18 10 Football Manager 2015 8 Air-flled mini heart-shape balloon**, £1 9 hendrick’s Gin miniature (5cl), £3 (PC), £20 11 Love Bug cuddly toy, £3 12 BaByliss 10 in 1 Kit, was £28.96, now £20†
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Gifts for her Give her a present she’ll really love this Valentine’s Day. We’ve got a great range of choices to suit any budget 1
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Perfect picks for all tastes and ages … 1 tapestry heart cushion, £5 2 heart earrings, £3 3 Indie Love CD, £5 4 Lee staford frizz of hairdryer set, was £39.96, now £25* 5 thierry Mugler Angel perfume gift set, £40 6 scarf, 7 heart photo frame, £6 8 handbag**, £5 9 Personalised framed image, was £35, £5 now £25 10 Apple iPod shufe, £39 11 samantha faiers La Bella perfume gift set†, £18
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Romance is in the air – and spring is just around the corner. Turn the pages for Valentine’s Day treats and key trends that will take you into the new season and beyond
£10 8-22, code 4863759; short set*, 8-24, £8, code 4863763 *AVAILABLE FROM 2 FEBRUARY
Valentine’s glamour wrapped up This fowing, silky-soft satin wrap feels as gorgeous to wear as it looks. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, the pretty foral print will give you a head start on one of this spring’s hottest trends. FOLLOW ON
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Get Valentine’s Day-ready and give spring an early nod with bouquetinspired lingerie.
Add a vibrant dose of colour to everyday looks. Wear as an accent shade with neutrals. Coat*, 8-24, £15, code 4965574 AVAILABLE FROM 15 FEBRUARY
Notebook George Brand Director Fiona Lambert’s top fve items this month
A lightweight scarf is the perfect layer to bridge the seasons.
ST YLE: HANN
TALKING POINTS Work bold print shoes by pairing with neutral separates and a complementary print top.
Shoes, 3-9, £14, code 4933688 AVAILABLE FROM 15 FEBRUARY
CE LE BR ITY
RTA ELI MU STAPA
Scarf, £4, code 4909142
A ftted shift dress + punchy oversized foral print = 24/7 work-to-play celeb style. Dress (with removable necklace), 8-24, £25, code 4983854
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CATWALK TREND: JACQUEMUS
Bra, 32-36 A-DD, 38B-DD and curve sizes, £8, code 4817114; knickers, 8-20, £4, code 4817112
Lovely in lace
Basque*, 32-36 A-DD, 38B-DD, £14, code 4831293
Choose the sheer luxury of our elegant lingerie range – we’ve got styles to fatter every fgure
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From babydolls and basques, to seductive sets, you’ll fnd so much choice in our lingerie boutique. See our lingerie gifting-inspired video at george.com/trends.
(Clockwise from left) Spotty bra, 32-36 A-DD, 38B-DD and curve sizes, £8, code 4831297; spotty briefs, 8-24, £4, code 4831296; ﬂoral embroidered bra, 32-36 A-DD, 38B-DD and curve sizes, £8, code 4809797; embroidered briefs, 8-24, £4, code 4809799; lace bra*, 32-36 A-DD, 38B-DD, £10, code 4831302; thong*, 8-24, £5, code 4831291 FOLLOW ON
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Top†, 8-26, £12, code 4977475; skirt†, 8-26, £14, code 5009209
Maritime shades and stripes are a versatile fashion favourite
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Stripes and midis Sleek striped tops and fowing midi skirts are hot wardrobe mix-andmatch staples this spring. Wear them together for the new season’s take on Riviera chic.
CATWALK STYLE: MIU MIU
Welcome in the new season with a nod to nautical, striking silhouettes and a crisp colour palette of red, white and blue
CATWALK STYLE: DKNY
Duster coats Ideal for warmer spring days, the duster coat is efortlessly elegant. The soft silhouette is perfect paired with a shirt and tailored trousers. Turn to p87 for the chance to win a George duster coat.
Keep the look shipshape with stylish accessories that add a splash of colour.
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. ONLINE DELIVERY CHARGES MAY APPLY. *AVAILABLE FROM 2 FEBRUARY. **AVAILABLE FROM 9 FEBRUARY. †AVAILABLE FROM 1 FEBRUARY. ††AVAILABLE FROM 9 FEBRUARY, ONLINE ONLY. ‡VIDEO ONLINE FROM 3 FEBRUARY. PHOTOGRAPHS: REX IMAGES, CATWALKING
Coat, 8-26, £20, code 4965738; shirt*, 8-26, £12, code 4977690; necklace, £12, code 3539875
Bag*, £12, code 4949931
Belt* (2-pack), S-XL, £5, code 4957947
Two-piece dressing The current catwalk trend for Sixties style sees the return of the twinset. Zip details give this retro favourite a modern edge, while neutral separates balance a busy print.
CATWALK STYLE: GIAMBATTISTA VALLI
CATWALK STYLE: DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Jacket*, 8-26, £20, code 4931502; skirt†, 8-26, £12, code 4921404; shirt**, 8-26, £6, code 4888437
The classic skirt suit gets a fresh twist with bold prints and clean lines
Botanical prints A fresh alternative to feminine forals, botanical prints were hot on the catwalk. Show them of on a statement jacket to give easy, everyday basics a spring boost.
Shoes, 3-9, £8, code 4885794
Necklace††, £5, code 4902797
Get the low-down‡ on this spring’s top looks at george.com/trends
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INTO THE BLUE
THE BOMBER IS BACK
Timeless and easy to wear, blue is the colour of the season. Mix textures and tones to give the look a new spin, while splashes of white add a crisp and fresh touch.
Jacket, S-XXXL, £30, code 4889243; shirt*, S-XXXXL, £10, code 4871702; trousers*, 30 regular-46 long, £10, code 4921400; sunglasses*, £4, code 4903034 *AVAILABLE FROM 9 FEBRUARY
*AVAILABLE FROM 9 FEBRUARY
CATWALK TREND: KENZO
EASY updates CATWALK TREND: CARVEN
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. ONLINE DELIVERY CHARGES MAY APPLY. PHOTOGRAPHS: PIXELFORMULA/SIPA/REX, SIPA PRESS/REX, SPG/REX
CATWALK TREND: NEIL BARRETT
This spring’s must-have bomber jacket is the ultimate in smartcasual dressing. It’s a classic teamed with jeans, or give it a twist with chinos and a shirt.
Jumper, S-XXL, £8, code 4843298; shirt*, S-XXXXL, £10, code 4871702; jeans*, 30-42, £15, code 4809308
Give your look a style boost with the new season’s essentials ELEVATED SPORTSWEAR
From polo shirts and joggers to classic trainers, sportswear has been given a style makeover for spring. Give the look an edge by sticking to three colours at most, and up the fashion stakes by teaming with a shirt. FOLLOW ON
Top, S-XXXXL, £8, code 4961300 AVAILABLE FROM 2 FEBRUARY
Shirt*, S-XXXXL, £10, code 4871699; joggers**, S-XXXL, £12, code 4980201; shoes, 6-12, £10, code 4837744 *AVAILABLE FROM 9 FEBRUARY ** AVAILABLE FROM 8 FEBRUARY
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Turn the tide on winter with fun sailing-inspired layers they’ll love
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#stylecouncil PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY, WHILE STOCKS LAST. ONLINE DELIVERY CHARGES MAY APPLY. †ONLINE ONLY. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 23:59, 28 FEBRUARY 2015. MAXIMUM ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AVAILABLE AT ASDA.COM/WIN. PROMOTER: ASDA, ASDA HOUSE, GREAT WILSON STREET, LEEDS LS11 5AD. 18+, UK ONLY. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
Which do you prefer, the retro duster coat or the classic trench coat? Vote for your favourite for a chance to win it
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£15 £35 Coat*, 8-24, £15, code 4945451; shirt**, 8-26, £12, code 4977690; jeans**, short 6-22, regular 6-24, long 8-22, £18, code 5002344; shoes†, 3-9, £14, code 4896749 *AVAILABLE FROM 15 FEBRUARY
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Up for grabs There are loads of amazing prizes to be won this February – enter now for your chance to win! WIN! One of 30 family tickets to see Horrible Histories Groovy Greeks or Incredible Invaders live on stage This is your chance to take the family on a fun-flled trip back in time, with the Horrible Histories Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders live on stage. Thanks to hilarious performances and special efects, historical events come alive, giving kids a glimpse into life in ancient Greece, or fascinating facts about invaders of Britain. We’ve got 30 tickets for families of four to see the show. For details on venues and dates, go to birminghamstage.com. There are 30 prizes of a family ticket for four people, one of whom should be between six and 16 years of age (show not suitable for children under six). Valid for all performances at all venues, excluding Saturday matinees, until 5 December 2015. The winner can choose which show to see. Subject to availability. The prizes do not include accommodation, travel, food, drinks or programmes. ID may be required to collect tickets at box ofce. See right for overall terms.
Fancy winning one year’s free play at the UK’s No.1 soft play and kids party venue? We have 15 gold VIP cards, worth £100 each, allowing a child one year’s free play at Wacky Warehouse. It’s the home of the slidiest slides, brightest arts and crafts, and wackiest fun around, so there really is no better place for kids to enjoy themselves. There are 80 Wacky Warehouse venues across the country – to fnd your nearest, visit wackywarehouse.co.uk. There are 15 prizes of a Wacky Warehouse Gold card. Child must be under 1.4m high and less than 12 years old. Card valid for a year from date of issue. There is no cash alternative. Card for the named child only and cannot be transferred. Card to be used during normal admission time within normal rules of play and subject to capacity restrictions of Wacky Warehouse. Prize does not include accommodation, travel, meals or drinks or any other expenses. See right for overall terms.
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WIN! One of 50 National Trust family day passes
There’s so much on ofer at the National Trust for the whole family – wide open spaces to explore, coast and countryside locations brimming with wildlife, and historic houses with lots of interesting stories to discover. We’ve got 50 National Trust family day passes up for grabs. And don’t forget, over the Easter weekend everyone can be an eggsplorer for the day, with the National Trust and Cadbury Easter Egg Trails. There are more than 250 to choose from – see eastereggtrail.com. For further details, go to nationaltrust.org.uk/events. There are 50 prizes of National Trust family admission passes to admit two adults and two children aged 5-17 (or one adult and three children), for a single use at one of hundreds of participating National Trust places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. See pass for exclusions and full terms and conditions of use. Passes must be used by 30 June 2016. See right for overall terms.
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WIN! A year’s free play at Wacky Warehouse
Giveaways WIN! A three-night UK woodland break
how To ENTER*
Escape it all in a tranquil woodland setting with a Forest Holidays luxury cabin break. You could win a three-night weekend stay for up to four people in a Silver Birch self-catering cabin, with a private outdoor hot tub. Choose one of nine UK locations on Forestry Commission land. Plus, with our reader ofer, you can save 10% on 2015 bookings at forestholidays.co.uk – enter code ASDAFEB15. There is one prize of a three-night, Friday to Monday, self-catering break for the winner plus three guests, staying in a Silver Birch cabin only. Linen included. Available until 31 December 2015, excluding 3-6 April, 4 May, 25 May, 22 July-1 Sept, 26-30 October, 25-26 December 2015, subject to availability. Prize does not include travel, meals, drinks, expenses, activities or spending money, or towels. Reader ofer: enter code ASDAFEB15 for 10% of the cost of the cabin on ForestHolidays.co.uk before 28 February 2015 for breaks taken by 18 December 2015. Reader ofer available at all cabin locations and cabin types, subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with other ofers or discounts and must be applied at the time of booking. See right for overall terms.
WIN! One of six Magimix Compact food processors To celebrate Chinese New Year, on 19 February, Kikkoman is giving six winners a Magimix Compact 3200 XL food processor each – perfect for chopping stir-fry veggies. The winners will also each get a Kikkoman recipe book and a bottle of Kikkoman Soy Sauce. Stir-frying success lies in using topquality ingredients, such as Kikkoman’s classic seasoning. Made with just four pure ingredients and naturally brewed, it’s the easy way to add authentic favour. Visit kikkoman. co.uk for recipes. There are six prizes, each a Magimix Compact 3200 XL food processor, a bottle of Kikkoman Soy Sauce and a Kikkoman recipe book. Elements of the prize may be delivered separately. Images of the products are not to scale. See right for overall terms.
WIN! One of 10 family tickets to Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble’s Circus Roll up, roll up – Mr Tumble’s Circus is coming to town! You could win a family ticket to see this brand new live show, plus meet the cast and get a Mr Tumble goody bag. The show, which is touring the UK in April, includes kids’ telly favourite Justin Fletcher MBE and Swashbuckle actress Gemma Hunt. See cbeebieslive.com. There are 10 prizes of a family ticket for four people, one of whom must be an adult. The prize also includes one Mr Tumble goody bag from Golden Bear containing a Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes Mr Tumble soft toy; Mr Tumble Talking Soft Toy; Pick ’n’ Match Pairs Game; and Mr Tumble’s Textured Spotty Bag. The prizes do not include accommodation, travel, meals, drinks, expenses or spending money, and are subject to availability. Winners must respond with their chosen date and venue within seven days of notifcation. Meet and greet not available at every show. See right for overall terms.
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 23:59 on 28 February 2015.
hoRRiblE hisToRiEs oN sTagE Call 0901 151 0090 Text ASDA7 wacky waREhousE Call 0901 151 0091 Text ASDA8 NaTioNal TRusT family pass Call 0901 151 0093 Text ASDA9 foREsT holidays bREak Call 0901 151 0094 Text ASDA11 magimix food pRocEssoR Call 0901 151 0095 Text ASDA12 JusTiN & fRiENds TickETs Call 0901 151 0096 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 0161 726 5266. For online entry technical issues, call Asda customer services on 0800 952 0101. See below for full and specifc terms and conditions.
PRIZE DRAW TERmS & ConDITIonS 1 Prize draws open to all residents of the UK aged 18 years and over (unless otherwise stated), excluding employees (and their immediate family) of Asda, Publicis Blueprint and afliated companies, and anyone professionally connected with the prizes. 2 Proof of sending shall not constitute proof of receipt. No responsibility is accepted for entries lost, delayed, incompletely received or damaged. 3 Maximum one entry per person per draw. Automated, bulk or third-party entries not accepted. 4 All entries (online, text and phone) must be received by 23:59 on 28 February 2015. Phone/text lines open 24 hours a day until 23:59 on 28 February 2015. Ask bill payer before calling. If you text after the closing date, you will not be entered but will be charged. Take care when entering text codes; promoter is not responsible for mistypes and you may be charged more. Some phone lines operate call-barring. Calls from other networks/payphones/mobiles may be charged at a higher rate. If unable to get through, check with network operator. 5 Winners are selected at random by an independent verifed computer system after the closing date and will be notifed by letter within 28 days of closing date. If prize is not claimed within four weeks of notifcation, a redraw will take place. 6 No cash alternatives. Prizes not transferable and must be accepted as ofered. 7 By entering, you agree to take part in publicity. 8 To obtain winners’ names/counties, send an SAE to: Asda Magazine February 2015 Winners List, Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD, 28 days after closing date. Do not send entries to this address. 9 If winners are unable to take prizes, a redraw will take place. 10 Promoter’s decision is fnal. 11 In the event of unforeseen circumstances, promoter reserves right to ofer alternative prize of equal or greater value. 12 Prize draws may feature in other promotional material with diferent treatments. 13 Promoter: Asda, Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD. 14 Winners accept prize at own risk. Unless stated otherwise, holiday winners should obtain their own travel insurance, visas and passport and be ft to travel. 15 Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage, except death or personal injury, arising out of administration, or for the winner’s enjoyment of the prizes. 16 Where terms/conditions are inconsistent with additional prize draw terms, additional ones will prevail. By entering you accept this. Application and interpretation of these terms and conditions shall be governed by the law of England and Wales, and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute concerning them.
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The BIG debate
the way of romance?
‘Do kids get in
Helen Ravenhall, mum to Edward, 15, Oliver, 13, and Berenice, eight ‘My husband, Stuart, and I joke that we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary “just the fve of us”, with a trip to the zoo and a meal with the kids, including our, then very new, third baby! I can’t say it was very romantic, but it was exactly what I wanted. ‘Kids may get in the way of romance, but ours have added far more to our lives. We’ve been together for 22 years, so we had a fair bit of pre-children time together. These days we manage a weekend away on our own once a year, but most of the time we’re busy being parents. And of course, now they’re teenagers, they’re up late into the evening, so we can’t exactly enjoy a candlelit meal at home with them sitting at the same table! ‘Yet even in those pre-kids days, I think we often did that sort of thing because we felt like we should. Now we realise we
can do what we want – and that means being a family. ‘Don’t get me wrong, I love fowers, but I’d rather my husband spend the money on a treat for the kids, or a family adventure, than a big, fashy bouquet. ‘Now our eldest two are teens, I’m aware they won’t be with us for ever. I want to grab every moment we have all together. After all, there’ll be lots of time for romance when it’s just the two of us again!’
ÔKids have added far more to our lives than romanceÕ
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Alycia Smith-Howard, mum to Miles, one ‘We started of romantic – and we’ve continued that way! Adding a baby to our lives has changed things, but I’d never say it feels less romantic. ‘When I was pregnant, I felt like I was falling in love with my husband, Mark, all over again – and while that may have been the hormones, it’s continued. We both adore our son,
Miles, but we’ve also worked very hard at fnding time for the two of us. ‘Obviously, when Miles was tiny, we weren’t able to carve out so much time for each other, but now that he’s a bit older, he’s happy to be babysat. I’ve realised that’s vital, to keep our relationship alive. We don’t have a set “date night” but we do plan to do things together, such as going for a meal nearby, or even an afternoon out if we can arrange it. ‘It’s not just about having time alone with my partner. As a mum knee-deep in nappies, I fnd someone making my life easier very romantic. The other day I was at the end of my tether, and my husband swept the baby up and said, “Go and have some you-time”. That’s just as romantic to me as being swept of my feet. ‘He also brings me fowers regularly, which reminds me that I’m not just “Mum”, however much I love being a mother. And on the 16th of each month, we share a bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate our son’s birth, on 16 January. ‘To me, that’s what romance is all about – taking time to make every day special, and looking out for your partner.’
WORDS: RADHIKA HOLMSTROM. ILLUSTRATION: HANNAH WARREN. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE CONTRIBUTORS
Does the patter of tiny – or clod-hopping – feet put a stop to those hearts and fowers moments? Two readers give their verdicts
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