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  1. Benefits of walking: radically improve your health, in just 20 minutes a day

    Benefits of walking: radically improve your health, in just 20 minutes a day

    Walking is man’s best medicine” said none other than Hippocrates, the great Greek physician who is recognised as the founder of modern medicine. Even today, experts agree that there is no other medicine that can positively impact our health in the same way as a daily walk. And that is despite the vast range of pharmaceutical drugs and medical technology we now have within our reach.

    Human beings were not made to sit around. We need to move and not moving is causing us more health problems than you can imagine. The World Health Organization (WHO) cites physical inactivity as the fourth leading risk factor for illness and early death worldwide.

    You don’t need hard-core workouts. Walking is free, it’s simple and just about anyone can do it. It’s also enjoyable and can be social. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and away you go to improve your health and wellbeing!

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  2. Christmas 2020 - How to store & serve our food

    Christmas 2020 - How to store & serve our food

    Christmas menu available 1 November - 24 December 2020.

    The following guide has been put together as a one-stop reference for all items on our Christmas Menu. Its purpose is to make storing, preparing and serving our Christmas food 100% foolproof, so you can get on with the business of enjoying yourself! This guide will tell you:

    • what the item is
    • how the product arrives to you (frozen/fresh, cooked/uncooked)
    • how to store it how to serve it (hot/cold)
    • what to serve it with
    • how long it will last

    Check through the categories for the specific items you’ve ordered. This will not only save you time and stress on Christmas day but will also ensure you get the very best, most delicious result! Note: Every item does carry a label with instructions on it.

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  3. Why it’s easy for you to cook + serve the perfect roast turkey

    Why it’s easy for you to cook + serve the perfect roast turkey

    Are you responsible for the Christmas feast or perhaps you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or another big event that calls for roast turkey? Many people get anxious on Christmas Day when they think about cooking turkey. But there’s no need to panic because it couldn’t be easier, even for the amateur cooks!

    Here we show you how in just 4 easy steps. No one wants to eat dry turkey, so follow these failsafe instructions to ensure moist and tender roasted turkey perfection!

    To avoid disappointment, make sure you order your Gourmet Dinner Service turkey ahead of time. If you’re cooking it yourself, we have these options to choose from – 1kg raw turkey breast or 2kg raw turkey breast. Both are boneless and come with our house made orange + pistachio stuffing.

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  4. Mexican Recipes: Easy Peasy Guacamole! + Quick Corn Salad

    Mexican Recipes: Easy Peasy Guacamole! + Quick Corn Salad

    Mexico ranks as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. Known for its ancient ruins, colonial cities, nature reserves, festivals, beach resorts, friendly people and tasty cuisine.

    If you’re dreaming of a getaway to Mexico, you’re going to have to wait. In the meantime, why not bring the zesty flavours of Mexican gastronomy to your place instead? We make it easy with these two simple recipes you can whip up in minutes.

    Serve tapas style with our Spanish Meatballs with Chorizo + Smoked Paprika for 1-2 people, or pair with Beef + Corn Enchiladas - Family to feed a crowd. Any leftovers can be thrown together in a wrap and enjoyed for lunch the next day!

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  5. Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin & Prosciutto Salad

    Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin & Prosciutto Salad

    Did you know that pumpkin is a fruit, not a vegetable? That’s because the edible part is from the seed-bearing structure of the plant. October is the perfect time to enjoy this recipe as the pumpkins still taste good (and you’ll find plenty of them around as Halloween approaches!). Plus, Springtime means fresh crunchy carrots and delicious sweet potatoes too.

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  6. Recipe: Lamb Ragú Pasta in 10mins

    Recipe: Lamb Ragú Pasta in 10mins

    Ragù is the name given to a collection of Italian pasta sauces made with meat, vegetables and occasionally, tomatoes. Bolognese is probably the best known type of ragù. But, our lamb ragú is something else! It’s easy peasy and super scrumptious, plus requires little more skill than an ability to boil water!

    Most pasta sauces will pair with just about any type of pasta – such as spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, rigatoni, orecchiette or fusilli. And while certainly any of these can be used in this lamb ragú recipe without offence or any diminishment of flavour, Italian expert recommend using pappardelle if possible with this recipe.

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  7. Recipe: Easy Mushrooms on Toast

    Recipe: Easy Mushrooms on Toast

    If you’re looking for a quick but nutritious and filling meal, try this one on for size. It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner or just as a side dish – so versatile!

    Mushrooms on toast is actually a classic British dish, typically cooked slowly so that the mushrooms release their juices which are then absorbed by the toast when poured over. If you prefer yours with less liquid (like we do), then cook the mushrooms on a higher heat for shorter time.

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  8. How to stay productive at home in quarantine

    How to stay productive at home in quarantine

    If, like most people, you’re spending more time than normal at home, you’re probably already worried about how you can avoid going stir-crazy! Here are some ideas on making your home time more productive and rewarding.

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  9. Potato Recipes: Two Ways (Herb Roasted & Garlic Mashed)

    Potato Recipes: Two Ways (Herb Roasted & Garlic Mashed)

    The humble spud unfortunately is often labelled, well, humble… boring or bland.  This couldn’t be further from the truth!  In fact, potatoes are one of the most versatile foods out there and can be cooked and served in many exciting and enticing ways.  It’s true, they’re not often the star of the meal, but their beauty lies in the fact that they pair so well with other foods, absorbing and reflecting a range of different flavours and textures.

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  10. Recipe: Peach & Pancetta Salad

    Recipe: Peach & Pancetta Salad

    Peaches are the ultimate Summer fruit and it doesn’t get much better than this salad for a suggestion of sunshine and sweetness.  The juicy, perfumed peaches perfectly balance with the crisp salty pancetta and creamy smoothness of the feta.  Enjoy as a weekday meal or side dish, with a BBQ or try it next time you’re asked to bring a plate.

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