...Moving on to the mains...
Lemon and Garlic Chicken with Potatoes and Courgettes
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Joe Wicks has certainly been a household name on the lead up to summer inspiring the nation with his P.E with Joe workouts, encouraging all to stay healthy during lockdown. Mr Wicks has an impressive array of recipes to try in numerous books which are all part of his Body Coach transformation and healthy eating programmes. This lemon and garlic chicken with potatoes and courgettes is a perfect summer dish combining our favourite flavours to enjoy in the sun with the ease of cooking together in one tray. The best part? This lean recipe has been shared for free on The Body Coach Blog for us all to try at home.
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Lemon Primavera Bowties
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Sticking with the tastes of summer, this pasta recipe from Delish.com is colourful in both appearance and flavour. Add peas, onions, parsley, tomatoes, pepper and lemons to the Primavera Bowtie pasta with a sprinkling of cheese for Italian summer in a bowl - ideal for daytime and evening meals or a BBQ side.
...Now for Something Sweet...
Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake
Strawberries and cream are the perfect British summer combo and anyone with a sweet tooth will be desperately searching for that sugar hit at summer evening soirees! Olive Magazine have you covered with this irresistible Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake recipe hitting the spot for everyone from ‘just a little sliver’ to those returning for seconds… and thirds. Dust off your drop baking tin and get baking!
Rubarb, Lime and Ginger Custard Tart
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If you’re looking for something even more indulgent then you might like to try this deep fluted pan Rubarb, Lime and Ginger Custard Tart. You can serve up this Delicious Magazine recipe for something hearty and homely and, with the zing of the Rubarb, Lime and Ginger, it will still sing out in summer flavour! Our tummies are rumbling….
Make sure you have this cool recipe ready in the freezer when temperatures begin to soar:
Gin and tonic Ice Lollies
One for the grownups. Combine your afternoon tipple with a refreshing treat by making this Gin and Tonic Ice Lolly recipe by BBC Good Food. If you need something for the kids too you can always go half and half in the Ice Lolly holder adding orange juice or other fruit juice options too, just be careful not to mix them up!
Add fruit or kitchen herbs to your ice cubes before freezing to add something extra to your drinks. You can even add a splash of cordial for further flavour… elderflower ice cubes - yes please! Other drink cooling ideas include freezing grapes to add to wine or investing in some drinks stones to freeze and add so not to water drinks down.
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