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A bowl of al fredo pasta with fresh brocolli, broad beans and asparagus

Vegetarian and vegan recipes 

Whether you're looking for delicious vegetarian or vegan recipes, we have all the inspiration you need. Take a look at our top meat-free and dairy-free recipes.

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Family-friendly bakes to try at home 

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into some of our top recipes to try with the kids. Quick, easy and delicious, these cakes, biscuits and savoury snacks will be sure to keep hands busy and tummies happy.

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Traditional pancakes

Try this delicious recipe for traditional pancakes. Simple and quick to make, these scrumptious pancakes will make a tempting tower treat that the whole family will love to tuck into. Plus, this basic recipe means you can top your pancakes with whatever you like.


Mince pie brownies

Mince pies and a brownie together in one recipe? A festive twist on a classic brownie, these indulgent mince pie brownies make for a delicious dessert or thoughtful gift to share with loved ones. Plus, they're a great way to use up any leftover mince pies.


Pistachio and blackberry cake

This pistachio and blackberry cake is light, delicately flavoured and incredible moreish – and we know it'll impress your family and friends whatever the occasion. Tuck into a slice and enjoy the delicious balance of flavours and textures from the sweet blackberries to the crunchy pistachio's and creamy frosting.


Beetroot, bacon and cheese cake

This recipe might sound a bit unusual but it'll go down a treat and get everyone talking. Satisfyingly savoury and simple to make, it's perfect as a light lunch or delicious dinner.


Courgette, pea and basil soup

Fill your bowl high with this vibrant courgette, pea and basil soup. Packed with fresh flavours, this healthy soup makes for a tasty starter or light lunch.


Lemon and blueberry mousse pots

There’s more to lemons than lemonade, so why not make these deliciously simple lemon and blueberry mousse pots? They're sure to be a crowd pleaser with a tart lemon curd mousse and sweet blueberry compote.


Moroccan-style chicken and vegetable stew

Bring a taste of Morocco into your home with this healthy, fragrant stew that's packed with flavourful spices, vegetables and chicken. It makes for an easy midweek meal or tasty weekend feast with loved ones.


Pork sausage rolls

Fancy making your own sausage rolls? Why not give our easy to follow recipe a try for flaky and crispy sausage rolls every time? They're perfect for the whole family.


Orange and lemon cake

This zesty, sticky and sweet orange and lemon cake will go down a treat with family and friends. It's beautifully flavoured and incredibly moreish, so there's no surprise if you end up helping yourself to an extra cheeky slice.