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Slow Cooker Curry Tips

Slow Cookers are cheap to buy, economical to run and a great way of making the most out of budget ingredients. Soups, stews and curries especially work well in the slow cooker as they benefit from the slow gentle heat to bring out the flavours.  Slow cookers are also a healthy, low fat and efficient method of cooking. For instance you don't need any oil and you really can just throw all the ingredients in - so minimal time and effort!  Here's our top tips on using a slow cooker for making a Spice Pots curry: Prepare the night before if you can and place all the ingredients in the slow cooker dish and store in the fridge overnight. This acts...

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Need some menu inspiration for your next party? Indian Food is always a winner.

The hardest thing, for me, when I've got people coming for lunch or dinner is deciding on what to cook. I had my brothers and their families round for Sunday lunch recently and I didn't want to do a roast as I needed to prepare most of it the day before. I stuck to what I know best, Indian food. We skipped the starter as I knew the main course would be very filling. The Main Event: Slow Cooked Goan Beef, Medium Slow cooked (all ingredients from raw) for 8 hours on low Smooth Chicken Korma (curry without bits) as there were fussy children there Delicious Matar Paneer for some colour Tarka Daal - I didn't have enough onions to make...

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Snowed in? S'no Bother with Spice Pots

We are based in a village in Scotland, near Edinburgh and this is the 3rd day we've been cut off.  We are very lucky to have 2 shops and a very supportive community but stocks are now running low as deliveries can't get through.   However, it's amazing what you can make with the long neglected ingredients in your store cupboard and freezer.  We've put together a few recipes that you can make with the most basic of ingredients. Some may need tweaking if you don't have all the ingredients, but with our Spice Blends, you can make deliciously seasoned dishes, with very little effort. Satay Sauce - serve over roasted vegetables, chicken, pork Spiced Cous Cous - serve with any...

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