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The Olive Chicken Recipe That Restored My Faith in Cooking

I like my home-cooked meals to be simple: baked chicken breast with herbes de Provence scattered on top, an uncomplicated pasta pomodoro, a roasted cod drenched in salt, lemon, olive oil and some pepper. The fewer the ingredients, the more appealing the recipe.  Don’t get me wrong: My palate appreciates a decadently prepared dish bursting with flavours and aromas. But when I’m the chef, I’m perennially drawn to recipes that leave no room for mistakes and require minimal time — in terms of both preparation and post-meal cleanup. At home, ingredients should be used at their most elemental, without having to resort to an endless rack of additives. In contrast, my husband Perry believes that each meal should be an...

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These Delicious Bakes Take Just 6 Minutes To Make

We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus lockdown. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism. When you’ve got a craving for something sweet, there’s nothing worse than opening your kitchen cupboard to find there’s not a single treat in there. Most people would be put off baking something because, let’s face it, it’s a lot of effort. But it turns out there are quick and easy creations you can make in a flash. All you need is a handful of ingredients – most of which will be in your cupboard – and, crucially, a microwave. Here are three recipes from Sarah Rainey, the culinary queen who brought us Three Ingredient Bakes. She has a new...

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