Spicy Tomato Sauce

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One staple that every household cook should have is a tomato sauce. Used as a base for pizzas, stirred through pasta or to take roast fish or veg to the next level, you should never, ever buy jars of pasta sauces when it only takes 5 minutes to make your own with none of the sugar or other nasties. Our …

Garlic Nacho Chips

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If you’re looking for a quick snack but still want serious flavour, our Garlic Nacho Chips are just the thing. Perfect for using up any leftover tortilla wraps, they’re great to serve with dips or a chilli. They couldn’t be simpler to make & the texture you’ll get will be so much better than the processed bags of mass-produced nachos …

Chimichurri Steak Wraps

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Classically served with steak in a good steakhouse, Chimichurri is an incredible sauce that adds huge flavour to red meat. In fact, it replaces mint sauce for us because the last thing we want to do is cover expensive lamb with sugar, cheap vinegar & mint; we want to taste the lamb! Pair this dish with our gorgeous Steak Rub …

Kale & Walnut Pesto

Kale & Walnut Pesto

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We love pesto! It’s one of the most versatile things you can have on hand & not just for pasta: brush some onto chicken or salmon fillets, stir a spoonful into a nice soup or mashed potato or simply dip crusty bread into it for a quick snack! There are fewer things that are cheaper or faster to make & …

Steak with Balsamic Buerre Noir

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It would be easy to think the steak is the star of this dish, but we’d argue it’s actually the sauce! Just as a simple buerre noisette can lift any fish dish, this beurre noir gets its name from the addition of a gorgeous balsamic vinegar. Once mastered, this rich, glossy, intense sauce gives such an incredible hit of flavour in just a …

Magic Vegan Fajitas!

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We’re always trying to show how versatile our rubs are and that they’re not just for BBQ or meats, so we were excited to be featured in TheVeganKind box with our Magic Vegan Fajitas! As you may know, Magic BBQ Dust is a fave of ours and this recipe is a lovely way to incorporate it into a totally vegan recipe. Of course, it …

Magic Tomato Sauce!

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Magic BBQ Dust is one of our favourite seasonings and, here at Spice HQ, one of the things we most look forward to growing each year is our tomatoes. So, we thought we’d combine two of our most favourite things to create our Magic Tomato Sauce and show you how easy it is to get massive flavour with just a pinch of …

Walnut Basil Pesto

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Pesto is one of the most versatile things you can have on hand and can make so many different meals & our Walnut Basil Pesto is a super easy way to get massive flavour for very little effort. The classic way to eat it is tossed with hot pasta but it’s delicious spread over some fish before roasting, added to a soup …

Zingy Fresh Tomato Salsa

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This simple 5-miute salsa is the most incredible, freshest, zingiest tasting salsa you’ll ever try and is perfect with anything BBQ’d, as a dip, or a beautiful alternative to ketchup for a burger. The best thing is it takes literally minutes and you’ll get a flavour kick that will liven up your tastebuds. After you’ve made this once, I can …

Minted yoghurt dip

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This simple dip is a great all-rounder, perfectly partnering everything from some simple lamb chops to a curry or a piece of salmon. But for a summer salad or accompaniment, it really excels. With the smell of charcoal (and, often, burnt sausages) filling the air, we turn our attention to dining al fresco. Of course, with our unpredictable weather this …