Who needs that crappy, overcooked duck laced with MSG that the local Chinese offers when you can have this? Healthy, delicious and most of all – really easy to make. Most of the flavours will come from the duck itself, but the oranges, fennel and dressing will give the dish a great Asian influence that’ll make you forget all about number 86 in the Golden Dragon menu.
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Fruit and bread – two of everyone’s favourite things! Unless you don’t eat carbs. Or are cutting. Or you’re one of those kids who will happily forgo fruit in place of a third packet of crisps…well, more for the rest of us! Banana bread is a classic American dessert, and it can easily be turned into muffins by simply dividing the mixture between muffin tins instead of a loaf tin.
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Peppercorn sauce is a classic accompaniment that goes with almost any beef dish, but it’s most commonly seen alongside a good steak. Creamy, smooth and with a lovely kick of pepper in the palate, it goes especially well with a medium rare fillet steak.
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This is a fantastic soup that can be either warming and filling after being caught in the rain, or just as a snack if you’re in the mood for something mellow but with a little extra zip. It has a lovely earthy flavour with a nice kick of spice from the chorizo and spices used, and fills the mouth well and the stomach even better.
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With the news that came out a few months ago, that Marvel has reclaimed the rights to Spider-Man, and that they’d be rebooting the franchise (again, after the less-than-warm reception of The Amazing Spider-Man 2), tongues started to wag and minds started to race as people wondered who would be the next actor to don the iconic red and blue tights. As Tom Holland has been confirmed to play Spider-Man and make his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War before getting his own stand-alone film in 2017, the next question people are asking is: who will he be going up against? Which villain will we see Spidey pitted against in a life-or-death situation? With that in mind, here are a few villains that we’d love to see in the next Spider-Man film.
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Now that Christmas is over and I’ve eaten enough turkey and ham to make vegans everywhere despise me on sight, I can focus on what’s really important. There’s a new year and a new me…a new me who is counting down the 90 more days until Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice hits cinemas. That’s right – only 90 more sleeps until DC’s biggest names finally come together on the big screen, along with Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Doomsday and Wonder Woman.
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This is a classic pesto recipe that will go perfectly with any pasta dish, especially with some grilled chicken thrown in and grated parmesan on top. If you’re just looking for a basic pesto, simply leave out the walnuts.
- 500ml basil
- 200ml parsley
- 300ml walnuts
- 100ml pinenuts
- 60ml garlic
- 15ml salt
- Tbsp white pepper
- 200ml olive oil
- 500ml vegetable oil
Add all ingredients to a food processor and blitz until smooth.
You can blitz the pesto for as long as you’d like – obviously, the longer you blitz it, the smoother it will be. Personally I like my pesto a little bit on the chunky side – the nice little crunch you get from a little nugget of walnut is lovely when contrasting with the smooth, chewy pasta.