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    17 reviews

    After trying various chocolate mug cake recipes online and all of them coming out either too dry or too rubbery, I played around and found the perfect recipe. If you get this right it will be really moist and delicious! Can serve two but if you're a real chocolate fan, you might just be able to eat it all to yourself!

    Recipe by: lamoore

    1236 reviews

    Baked, chunky chips seasoned as you like them. This is an easy way to make a healthier alternative to fried chips! You can play around with the seasonings. Instead of individual spices, use 2 teaspoons of your favourite seasoning - Cajun, Italian, all-purpose, etc.

    Recipe by: Ashlee

    6 reviews

    A tasty risotto for one which could easily be made for more. Stirring the risotto constantly develops its creamy texture.

    Recipe by: skacore_princess

    6 reviews

    This creamy fruit smoothie transports you to the tropics for breakfast! Use ripe mango when in season, or use tinned or frozen mango.

    Recipe by: dudey

    6 reviews

    I made this dish for my husband who likes pasta. It was a success, the lemon makes the dish refreshing and light.

    Recipe by: ritaturner

    1479 reviews

    This is a delicious, healthy supper that's easy to make - especially convenient when dining alone! The recipe calls for pinto beans, but feel free to use any variety - black beans or borlotti beans would also work well.

    Recipe by: jessie

    5 reviews

    Forget all the other Chinese fried rice recipes you have tried! You will only need this recipe. It took a long time of trial and error to get this recipe. Follow the instructions to the letter and I don't think you will need to look anywhere else for that take-away fried rice you are looking for.

    Recipe by: 1dayatatime

    4 reviews

    Nothing spells comfort food like macaroni cheese, and this lighter recipe is under 400 calories per portion! You can use macaroni or any other pasta shape.

    Recipe by: vers4ce

    62 reviews

    These yoghurt pots are healthy and delicious. They make an easy breakfast or snack on the go, or can be artfully presented for a light summer pud. Enjoy using the freshest summer berries.

    Recipe by: Josie59

    76 reviews

    A great way to get your kids to their five a day.

    Recipe by: SaidAndDunn

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