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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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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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