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Get ahead this Christmas - follow The Batch Lady’s top 5 tips for batch cooking.

If you are a working Mum or just want to get ahead and get organised over the busy Christmas season, we've teamed up with the Batch Lady to make Christmas a little less stressful.  Follow her top tips below and you will breeze through those extra meals at Christmas. The Batch Lady’s top 5 tips for batch cooking. Make your freezer your friend! Clear it out and make space for full meals that you can grab at a moments notice. Using your freezer will save you masses of time - cook when you want instead of every night! If new to Batch cooking simply follow the rule ‘If you’re going to make 1 make 2’ doubling up will give you one for...

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Jazzing up Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking with Spice Pots

I've never been a vegetarian, but I was a very fussy child and ate mostly raw vegetables, lots of salad and a bit of roast chicken on a Sunday at a push! I was brought up on the traditional 'meat and 2 veg' and my parents had the most amazing vegetable and herb garden, so we were lucky enough to have delicious, sometimes unusual and incredibly fresh vegetables. In India, vegetarian food is the norm and I'm currently loving making filling, warming vegetarian curries that my whole family are enjoying too!  We have a huge range of vegan and vegetarian recipes to use with Spice Pots.  Many are curries, but we also have recipes for soups, salads and basic sauces.  We...

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Gifts for Men - are you struggling too?

Here at Spice Pots HQ, we find it hard to buy presents for the men in our lives. I'm slightly bored of giving them socks/ golf balls / expensive gadgets / alcohol related gifts or silly presents that end up in the back of the cupboard or at the dump. Food gifts not only offer inspiration but are practical too. Our Luxury Gift Tin makes a cracking present for men who love cooking curry or dabbling with a barbecue.  It Includes all 5 of our Indian Spice Blends, our 150 page Cookbook and a Chef's Candle to Blast those Cooking Smells A practical present for the practical man! Perfect for husbands and partners · Brothers · Brother in-laws · Uncles · Dads ·...

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Where did curry come from?

  Indian food is rated one of Britain’s favourite takeaways, with Korma being one of our all time favourite foods. We’re a nation that has adopted curry as a national dish, but do we actually know where curry came from or why we love it so much? According to a little bit of research we carries out, it was the Portuguese who discovered India, with Britain following. But it was actually Britain that brought spice to the rest of the world as they took spices all over the globe and started growing them in different countries. The first ever curry recipe in English was published by Hannah Glasse in 1747. However, as expected, since then curries have changed – it was the Portuguese...

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Bringing something different to the picnic

  National Picnic Day. National picnic day is on the 23rd April. Although April is known for its showers, the sun still likes to make an appearance. So grab your blankets, make shift baskets and head out into the UK sunshine for a good old-fashioned picnic!   According to some picnic experts (yes - they really do exist) - the top tips for a great picnic include preparation, entertainment, protection and tidiness.  So, here at Spice Pots we thought we’d help you with some ideas for the prepping phase of your picnic – after all, food is the most important part of any good picnic isn’t it?   This year, instead of filling your hamper with a sandwiches, sausage rolls, pasties...

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