Saturday, April 17, 2021

No-cook summer recipes – BBC Good Food

Fajita wraps loaded with vegetables, beans and sauces in pots
As the balmy days of summer commence, the last thing you want to be doing is getting hot and bothered in the kitchen! These simple starters, lunches and suppers require absolutely no cooking, other than the use of your kettle or toaster. Rustle up a fresh salad, make use of pre-cooked chicken pieces...

10 vegetarian Japanese-inspired recipes – BBC Good Food

Veggie yaki udon
We’ve put our own veggie-friendly spin on these Japanese-inspired recipes to create satisfying meat-free midweek meals. Try a family-friendly bowlful brimming with noodles, comforting curries with time-saving shortcuts or a nourishing super salad. Stock up on some useful staple ingredients, like soy sauce, garlic, ginger and some fresh veg, then dive in. If we’ve...

Top 10 picnic dessert ideas

Spend some time outdoors this summer with a jam-packed picnic spread. Fill your picnic basket with savoury treats like pies, pasties and sandwiches, but don’t forget an indulgent dessert to finish it off. We’ve collected simple, impressive recipes for picnic desserts like brownies, loaf cakes, traybakes and more – all easily packed, unpacked and...

Easy, healthy breakfast ideas – BBC Good Food

Toast topped with mixed beans and avocado
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with breakfast. And if you’re trying to start your day in the healthiest way possible, your options can feel limited. Fear not. We’ve collected our most nourishing, flavourful breakfasts – from creamy avocado on toast to heart-healthy porridge oats – to give you a welcome break...

Top 10 summer lunch ideas

Charred corn, chicken & tortilla salad with chipotle yogurt dressing
In need of some midday meal inspiration? Celebrate the warmer months with our sunny lunch ideas, which make the most of seasonal ingredients. Salads are always a good option – they showcase summer’s bounty of fruit and veg, and you can toss in the last bits of leftovers from the fridge. When it’s too...

Starbucks Release New Blue Frappuccino With Blu Hydrangea

Nothing feels better than when two of your favourite worlds collide, and that's exactly what's happening right now with Starbucks and RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Following the launch of its Spring menu, Starbucks has enlisted the help of Drag Race UK season one's Blu Hydrangea for a brand-new Bubbletastic Frappuccino Blended Beverage that's...

The best picnic baskets and hampers for summer 2021 reviewed

Best picnic hampers guide
This page was updated in March 2021. You can’t beat a traditional picnic, especially if you find the perfect picnic basket. Whether you need a simple basket for transporting your own picnic paraphernalia and food, or something to hold the full works, including glasses, plates, cutlery, a bottle opener, cool bags and more, a...

Best slow cookers and how to use them 2021

Slow cooker beef stroganoff served in a bowl with tagliatelle pasta
This page was last updated in April 2021.  Looking to buy a slow cooker? Read our round-up of the top products to meet a range of budgets and requirements. Follow our tips for how to use a slow cooker and recipe advice. Jump to section:  Slow cookers are plug-in electronic appliances that use a gentle heat...

The best vegan barbecue recipes

Small bowl of avocado hummus surrounded by colourful veg crudités
As soon as the sun comes out, so do the UK’s barbecues. Even if it’s forecast to rain, the slightest sunny spell gets the nation sprinting to supermarkets to stock up on buns, burgers and booze. More and more of us are looking for meat-free alternatives to crown the coals, and these vegan...

Best sandwich toasters and toastie makers 2021

Cuisinart sandwich toaster on white background
There’s a lot to be said for the humble sandwich; it can serve as a simple snack or dressed up and elevated to become a full meal. But there’s something about the combination of hot metal plates and bread that takes sandwich making to the next level, and this is where sandwich toasters...
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