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Store cupboard and Freezer Essentials to ensure quick, no fuss midweek meals

A well-stocked store cupboard and freezer will ensure you can whip up speedy midweek meals with the minimum of effort.  Paired with our store cupboard recipe ideas, you can avoid going shopping during the week when we are all short on time.  Also, brilliant if you get snowed in (as we did last year) or you live in a rural area with limited access to the shops. Store Cupboard Essentials Spice Pots!  If you have the full range, you can cook a huge variety of meals. Korma ·Bhuna ·Goan ·Tandoori Masala ·Sweet Blend Balsamic Vinegar Dijon or wholegrain mustard Soy Sauce Couscous Lentils (red and brown) Rice Tinned chickpeas Tinned tomatoes Coconut Milk Dried noodles Tinned cannelloni / butter beans / kidney...

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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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