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Spice Pots Top 7 Work Lunches

During the colder months, I like to have something hot to eat at the office as I tend to get cold sitting behind my computer all day!  As I'm also trying to eat less bread, I find the combination of a warming soup and a hearty salad does the job of keeping me full until I get home for dinner. S O U P S All these recipes are simple and delicious.  Why not play around with our blends to see which is your favorite combination of spices?  I have a food flask which keeps these warm until lunchtime or take to work in a plastic tub and heat up in a microwave if there is one. Roast Vegetable Soup,...

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Slow Cooker Curry Tips

Slow Cookers are cheap to buy, economical and a great way of making the most out of budget ingredients. Ideal for making 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...

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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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