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Latest Series: Tuna and sweetcorn

Dad's latest food series is all about that much loved classic combination, Tuna and Sweetcorn (T&S) — but there are more interesting ways to get your T&S fix other than on pasta or a jacket potato! See below for some T&S inspiration!

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Sweetcorn Margaritas and Tuna Ball Canapés

December 8, 2020

Tuna and sweetcorn turned into a happy hour treat.

Mr WDC
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Tuna & Sweetcorn Melt

November 4, 2020

Here sweetcorn is added to a basic tuna melt. Adding sweetcorn works well and makes a the melt less rich.

Mr WDC
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Grilled Tuna and Sweetcorn Romesco Sauce

December 7, 2020

Grilled tuna (from a tin) meets sweetcorn in the guise of a romesco sauce.

Mr WDC
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Tuna & Sweetcorn Terrine

October 15, 2020

Tuna and sweetcorn has never been more stylish – the tuna and corn are blitzed together to make a soft delicious terrine.

Mr WDC
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Tuna & Sweetcorn Sandwich

October 27, 2020

This is a spin on the classic tuna sandwich. It has added sweetcorn – and all the better for it!

Mr WDC
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Asparagus and Salmon Quiche

May 29, 2017

The boys are not keen on quiche – but I cannot see what is not to like. Besides putting asparagus in a quiche is a good way to enjoy the asparagus season.

Mr WDC
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3 Ways To Cook Salmon in the Oven

February 26, 2016

Sometimes frying fish just does not seem to work – it all starts getting a bit stressed and before you know it the fish can be ruined. Here are 3 tasty and stress-free ways to cook salmon in the oven.

Mr WDC
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Wholemeal, Oat and Sunflower Seed Loaf

June 12, 2017

I devised this bread to help with a low-cholesterol diet. It’s packed with soluble fibre and nuts. You may balk at it wholesomeness, but in fact it is utterly delicious.

Mr WDC
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Thai Green Prawn Curry

August 8, 2016

‘One of the best Thai Green Prawn Curries I’ve had and packed full of Thai flavours. It’s a simple dish, and a quick one to rustle up after work for the family.’

Leo Williamson
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Making Chocolates

January 4, 2016

Making chocolates is a labour of love. They need time and patience – and practice. But just like any kitchen skill, the more you do it the easier it becomes. So persevere. They are great fun and very rewarding to give as presents.

Mr WDC
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Caponata with Cinnamon Basil Flowers

September 26, 2019

Caponata is a Sicilian specialty. I’ve adapted the recipe to include basil flowers scented with cinnamon.

Mr WDC
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Chicken Goujons & Creamy Dressing

October 28, 2015

‘One word, ‘moresome’… or is that two? This home cooked meal puts the McDonald’s nugget to shame and beyond. The best bit about it…’

Leo Williamson
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How to Cook a Turkey for Thanksgiving—10 Different Ways

November 10, 2018

‘A guide through all the options we know… One these should be just the trick you need this Christmas’

Mr WDC
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Smoked Chicken, Smoked Salmon and Parma Ham Salad

July 13, 2017

This is inspired by a recipe in the book, ‘Salad’ by Amy Nathan (1985).

Mr WDC
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Yummy Walnut & Blueberry Brownies

August 6, 2016

‘Dad’s attempt to making ‘healthier’ brownies! And wow they are still good even with half the fat and less sugar!’

Leo Williamson
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Vegan Chocolate Cake

January 12, 2021

As good a vegan cake as they come..

Mr WDC
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Spanish Tortilla with Spicy Tomato Sauce

September 1, 2015

‘SOS meal! This dish is great because you can use up all the left-overs to make a perfect weekend brunch…’

Leo Williamson
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Artichoke & Tomato Pappardelle

October 31, 2015

‘Quite literally Dad’s signature dish…’

Pete
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Ranch Dip and Dressing

May 15, 2016

‘A true WDC favourite here. We have received packets of pre made ranch powder from America for years. But now Dad has shared how to make it yourself!’

Leo Williamson
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Leftover Sausage and Pasta Casserole

July 23, 2015

‘This is the kind of delicious homely dinner that inspired this whole idea. Leftover meals are a quintessential part of Dad’s cooking…’

Pete
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Asparagus and peas braised in butter with herbs, hazelnuts, kasha and lemon

May 7, 2019

It’s the British asparagus season – make the most of it with this very simple combination: fresh asparagus from local fields and fresh peas from a pod, boiled and then quickly braised in butter, with lemon herbs and hazlenuts and kasha for a bit of crunch.

Mr WDC
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Fennel, Lentil and Bean Salad

May 29, 2017

A tasty healthy salad, full of texture and goodness. Ideal as part of a low-cholesterol diet.

Mr WDC
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Seasonal Summer Salad with Grilled Halloumi

August 4, 2017

Beans, courgettes and sweetcorn all in season – here’s a great pasta salad that combines all three with grilled halloumi.

Mr WDC
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Rosehip Syrup Recipe From Foraged Wild Dog Rose Hips

October 20, 2016

Food-for-free and foraging is the way. A diverse recipe to make your own rosehip syrup. Full of vitamins and goodness, try with yogurt or even rice pudding.

Leo Williamson
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Making Cheese in a Bottle

December 17, 2016

I was aware of the basic principles of cheese making as a child. The micro cultures and chemical reactions did not exist in petri dishes or test tubes, but right inside our daily pints of milk.

Mr WDC
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