One Pan English Breakfast

No one likes washing up. Especially not on a Saturday morning when you’ve got more important affairs on the mind. There's leisurely newspaper reading, napping, long wintry walks and, above all, brunch.

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Pumpkin Gnocchi

With pumpkins casting an eerie glow in windows and on porches around the world this Halloween, spare a thought for the tens of thousands of tonnes of the squash that get tossed in the rubbish after a hard night's work of spooking.

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Sweet and Sour Pork with Black Rice

This week, we’ve rustled up a healthy version of a takeaway favourite. We’ve thrown together succulent pork, mangetout and peppers alongside nutty, black rice to make a sweet and sour dish that’ll get your tastebuds going. 

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Veggie Chilli

Chilli con carne is another of the exclusive dishes we’ve taken to our greedy hearts and bellies in this country, even going so far as to honour it with a full (unwelcome) culinary makeover – see also, hunter’s chicken, bolognese, pad thai and paella.

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Hunter's Chicken

The bolognese we grew up on was our mum’s recipe. It was deep red in colour and we loved it nearly as much as we did twirling spaghetti strands round our fork, sending said red sauce flicking up our face, and onto every surface in a two metre radius. 

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Beef Bolognese and Sweet Potato Mash

The bolognese we grew up on was our mum’s recipe. It was deep red in colour and we loved it nearly as much as we did twirling spaghetti strands round our fork, sending said red sauce flicking up our face, and onto every surface in a two metre radius. 

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Sausage and Bean Casserole

We seriously considered switching on the heating this week. But our reluctance to accept that summer is over means that for the next few weeks any extra warmth needed is just going to have to come from the kitchen. 

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Shakshuka

Often we wonder what we all ate before good old Yotam Ottolenghi came along. It’s hard to imagine a world without a place for tahini on every supermarket’s shelves, where za’atar was merely a Scrabble high-scorer, and herbs like parsley and mint were added as decorative sprigs rather than in generous handfuls. 

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BBQ Chicken Enchiladas

It’s little wonder that Mexican food, with its riot of colours, unabashed flavours and swathes of melted cheese, appeals to the modern British palate. Such is the growing interest in the cuisine, you can barely waltz through the ready-meal section of your local supermarket without being confronted by rows of microwaveable nachos and burritos. 

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Spanish Fish Stew with Green Beans and Cauliflower Couscous

A proper fish stew takes hours to get on the table – it’s definitely not the sort of thing you’d think about rustling up for a speedy, midweek dinner. This version, however,  jazzes up a few store-cupboard staples to make a deliciously simple fish dish, packed full of flavour, that takes around 30 minutes from first chop to final ladling.

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Italian Meatballs with Rice

Meatballs, like so many mince-based dishes, tend to occupy a special place in our hearts. Perhaps it’s their simplicity, their diminutive size, or maybe it’s the image of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp enjoying a bowl by the bins, but we can’t think of many other dishes we’d rather settle down with after a long day at work. 

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Beetroot Risotto

For many people, beetroot inspires abject horror: ominous orbs floating in acrid vinegar. But fresh, cooked beetroot is a world away from the dodgy pickled sort, and brighter, firmer and more full of earthy flavour. 

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Charred Cauliflower Steaks and Tomato Ragu

Vegetables go in and out of fashion, just like super skinny jeans and padded shoulders. Take kale, for instance. Earlier this decade, the peasanty cabbage was the trendiest thing ever to hit a menu, before succumbing to the first law of fashion (once it becomes cool, it’s actually very uncool) and being replaced by another candidate: the cauliflower.

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Classic Prawn Cocktail

The prawn cocktail has been around now for a good 30 years, and has spent most of that time see-sawing from the height of foodie fashion to the laughably passé. It has become such a figure of culinary fun in recent years that it is hard to take it seriously as a dish. 

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Chicken Pad Thai

For many people pasta with a jar of pre-made sauce is the easiest and most comforting meal they can think of. But here at Dr Will’s we back the Oriental-style noodle as a serious contender for the convenience crown.
 

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Quinoa Paella with Prawns and Chorizo

Paella. Without doubt one of Spain’s most well-known and well-loved culinary delights. Many of us will have enjoyed the classic dish scooped straight from a pan placed in the middle of a restaurant’s table, surrounded by friends or family in the sunnier climes of Spain.

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Aubergine, Halloumi and Hummus Flatbreads with Courgette Fries

What is the meaning of life? Does free will really exist? Are there parallel universes? Why do we dream? Is a chip still a chip if it’s not made with potatoes? Indeed these are some of life’s greatest questions, but fortunately for you it is just the latter that we'll be addressing in this week’s blog post.

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