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What you need:

1 garlic clove , finely chopped
small bunch parsley , finely chopped
small bunch chives , snipped
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts , roughly chopped (optional)
2 tbsp grated Parmesan , plus extra for serving
zest and juice 1 lemon
4 tbsp olive oil
500g pack gnocchi

What you do:

Place the garlic, herbs, pine nuts, cheese and lemon zest in a small bowl, season well, then stir in the olive oil and lemon juice. Set aside.

Cook the gnocchi in a pan of salted boiling water following pack instructions, then drain well. Tip into a serving bowl and toss through the pesto.

Serve with extra grated Parmesan, if you like.

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What you need:

4 new potatoes, sliced
75g spaghetti or any other pasta of your choice
2 tbsp green pesto
Small handful green beans.

What you do:

Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water along with the potato slices for 10 minutes.

Chop the green beans into 1 inch pieces and add to the saucepan with the pasta and potatoes.

Cook for 5 more minutes then drain well, but save some of the pasta water.

Return the ingredients to the saucepan, along with the pesto and 2 tbsp of the starchy pasta water to make more of a sauce.
Top with parmesan cheese if desired.

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What you need:

1/2 lb minced beef
1 onion  onion ( chopped)
1 medium green pepper ( de-seeded & diced )
2 sticks  celery ( chopped)
1 large tin  chopped tomatoes, un-drained
1-1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning (dried)
7 1/2 oz  macaroni and cheese dinner mix
2 tbsp  milk
1 tbsp butter

What to do:

In a large saucepan, cook the minced beef, onion, green pepper and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink then drain.

Add  the tin of tomatoes and the Cajun seasoning then cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In the mean time , prepare the macaroni and cheese according to packet directions, using 2 tbsp  milk and 1 tbsp of butter.

Stir in the beef mixture &  cook for  another 2-3 minutes or until its all heated through thoroughly.

Serve hot .

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What you need:

1lb / 450g potatoes peeled & chopped
1lb /450g cod fillets ( skinned)
2tbsp fresh chopped parsley
grated zest of a lemon
1tbsp of plain flour
1 beaten egg
4oz /115g of breadcrumbs from a day old bread
4tbsp oil

What to do :

Place the chopped potatoes in a saucepan & cook for around 15 mins.
Drain well, then mash with a potato masher until smooth.
Place the fish fillet into a frying pan and just cover with enough water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins or until cooked. Remove the fish from the water and drain on plate.

When the fish is cool enough to handle , flake the flesh  making sure you remove any bones.

In a mixing bowl, mix the potatoes, fish,  parsley and lemon zest, then shape into 4 round flat cakes.

Dust the cakes with the flour then dip them into the beaten egg, then thoroughly coat them in the breadcrumbs and place onto a baking tray.

Heat the oil in a frying pan & fry the fishcakes on a medium heat for around 5 mins on each side until golden.

Drain on kitchen paper.

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What you need:

9oz / 250g packet of fresh tortellini
6 tbsp low fat creme fraiche
Zest of half a lemon (grated)
2 tbsp of fresh chives ( chopped)
3 1/2oz /100g smoked salmon cut into large pieces
1/2 tsp of chopped parsley to garnish.

What to do:

in a saucepan , boil the tortellini for 3 mins then drain.
Gently heat the creme fraiche in a saucepan along with the lemon zest. Then mix together with the tortellini, chives & smoked salmon.
Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.

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What you need:

1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
8oz / 225g spaghetti
1 large onion chopped
150g pesto sauce
7oz / 200ml creme fraiche
1or 2 fresh tomatoes chopped into pieces.
Parmesan cheese (grated)

What to do:
Heat the oil in a frying pan, and gently cook the chicken, turning until fully cooked.
Cook the spaghetti following the packet’s instructions.
Remove the cooked chicken from the heat, and stir in the chopped onions, pesto and creme fraiche blending well.
Drain the pasta and mix in with the chicken mixture.
Divide into 4 serving bowls & garnish with the chopped tomatoes, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.

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