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Lékué Microwave Steam Case

I loathe ready-made meals. They may be convenient but urgh, they taste awful. Even with so much choice, I get knots in my stomach at the prospect of eating one but now microwaving something in 3 minutes may not result in your stomach contorting with Lékué’s Microwave Steam Case* from Lakeland. It’s a soft, shallow case made of silicone that sends the old TV dinner concept into a 360 spin by perfectly steam cooking unadulterated and healthy meals whilst locking in nutrients and flavour. Spiralise some vegetables, add a fillet of salmon (other fishes are available), season and if you prefer,

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Orly Pacific Coast Highway collection

When I heard Orly’s new summer collection was entitled Pacific Coast Highway*, I was a mix of emotions – excited and pining to be back behind the wheel of that convertible Ford Mustang. Sigh. Orly describes the Pacific Coast Highway as ‘the ultimate top-down scenic drive along the ribbon of highway that hugs California’s breathtaking coastline’. I couldn’t have put it better myself. Imagine meandering through the seaside cliffs and tiny beach towns that greet you along the way in that dream car and the sunshine beating down. Major sigh. There are six bright neon shades to compliment a toasted tan and I have three

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Recipe: Nigella’s Dragon Wings

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe but the one I am sharing today is unbelievably easy – it’s Dragon Wings by Nigella Lawson. I came across this in a special supplement featured in the May issue of BBC Good Food magazine and when I posted the pictorial evidence on Instagram, tongues were wagging and no doubt, mouths watering too. Now Nigella’s recipes often are…well, typically Nigella-fied. I mean, she renames ingredients to sound pretentious. Sorry Nigella but what is instant espresso powder? Isn’t that the same thing as instant espresso coffee available in most UK supermarkets and

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