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Whether you’re looking to create some winter comfort food, need Christmas dinner inspiration or wondering what to do with all the leftovers, we’ve pulled together some yummy, easy recipes and our top kitchen appliances to help you out.

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    How to use a slow cooker

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    One pot, homemade meals.

    One pot, homemade meals

    These appliances are great for every kind of chef – beginner, expert, chefs-on-the-go or the batch meal cookers. With little input from yourself, you simply pop your ingredients into the pot, adjust the temperature, set a timer and go.

    You can leave your slow cooker cooking on a low heat for long hours (even when you’re not there). Meaning you can go about your day and come home to the smell of a delicious, ready to dish, dinner.

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    The best slow cooker recipes

    • Impress with a flavoursome vegan curry. This slow-cooker plantain, spinach and coconut dish will simply simmer away whilst you entertain.
       
    • Sainsbury’s have wowed us with this upside-down pear cake. Easily create a flawless pudding, with crunchy caramel sides, perfect for cosy autumn evenings.
       
    • Sainsbury’s beef chilli is the perfect Sunday family dinner. Or split it up into individual portions for quick meals throughout the week.

      Choosing the best fryer for you

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      Fryer.

      Why should you fry it?

      Fryers are a great kitchen accessory. They're faster than cooking on the hob, their covered lids make them safe to use and they create less mess when cooking.

      deep fat fryer is a popular choice for homemade chips, succulent chicken or delightful doughnuts. Many models still have the traditional baskets for dunking your treats. If you’re looking for a healthier option, air (or health) fryers create the same great tastes and textures, but with less oil. Meaning there’s less fat for a healthier option.

      Various dishes including chicken drumsticks and samosas.

      What can you cook in an air fryer?

      • In 5 easy steps, create these mouth-watering crispy fried chicken drumsticks. Ideal for finger food buffets, pack lunches or alongside homemade fried chips.
         
      • Fed up of fishing for gluten-free alternatives…why not try your own? You wouldn’t spot the difference with Sainsbury’s crispy coated fingers recipe, and tasty tartar sauce for dipping.
         
      • Looking for a vegan option? These cauliflower samosas are beautiful and scrumptious. Partner up with mango pickle to quickly become a pro at frying these pastry parcels.

        Let's talk grills

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        Health grill with salmon and corn on the cob.

        Are health grills better?

        Yes! A health grill is quickly becoming a kitchen essential. They're compact, easy to use, and can toast, grill and sear everything from meat to veg perfectly.

        What are the benefits of a health grill?

        • Cooks food faster.
        • Drains away excess fat – for healthier meals.
        • Some models include non-stick, dishwasher safe plates.
        • Durable – so they’re a great investment.
        • Can cook between 3-10 portions, depending on size.
        • Variable temperature control on certain models.
          Various dishes including a breakfast fry-up, cranberry sandwich and grilled chicken.

          The best grilled recipes

          • Start your morning with the king of breakfasts. Easily grill your bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms, whilst you stop your beans from bubbling over, with Sainsbury’s foolproof recipe.
             
          • Stuck for ideas? Then get stuck into this succulent grilled chicken. Garnished with creamy peas and lettuce, it’s the perfect healthy supper to quickly pull together.
             
          • The ultimate comfort food. A grill can work just like a sandwich maker, to create your favourite lunchtime snack. Why not get into the festive spirit and mix it up with a little cranberry sauce?

            Christmas cooking

            From veggie banquets and scrummy, vegan dishes to full-blown feats for the meat-eaters, we’ve compiled a collection of mouth-watering recipes to suit everyone this season.

              The vegan

              There’s absolutely no reason to compromise on flavour this Christmas. Our mouth-watering vegan recipes will even have the meat-eaters wanting a bite!

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              The vegetarian

              When the classic Christmas dish is roast turkey, Christmas dinner can be a bit tricky if you’re veggie. But don’t worry, we have plenty of moreish, alternatives for you to tuck into.

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              The meat eater

              From traditional to turkey with a twist. Our Christmas dinner recipes aren’t to be sniffed at…drool over them instead! We’ve even got some handy turkey stuffing and carving tips for you.

              Browse meat eater recipes

              Leftover turkey recipes

              Use up leftover turkey and trimmings in one-pot dishes or petite plates for your Boxing Day buffet.

                Picking the best blender

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                Smoothie.

                It’s all in the (food) prep

                Blenders are great for helping you slice and dice all your ingredients. Which one is best for you depends on your needs and what you’re cooking.

                Hand-held blenders
                A slimmer option, so they're easy to clean and store in small kitchens. They’re great for small portions and softer ingredients too. Simply click in one of the attachments and adjust the speed – just be wary of the splatter if you go too fast too quick.

                Blenders
                Perfect to break down bigger portions and larger ingredients like vegetables. That’s why they make great smoothie makers too – just look for the additional attachments, so you can easily transport your smoothie.

                Various dishes including tomato soup, raspberry milkshakes and pancakes.

                What to cook?

                • This winter warmer was meant for chilly days. Use your blender to whizz up the ingredients, and you’ll have a scrumptious tomato soup within 3 simple steps. Thanks, Sainsbury's!
                • Treat the kids (or yourselves) to creamy raspberry milkshakes. Sainsbury’s have created the perfect beverage for a girly or movie night in. And raspberries make it healthy, right?
                • Sainsbury’s have added almond milk to these light, fluffy vegan pancakes. For extra yumminess, add some toppings of your choice and you’re good to go. What are you waiting for? Let’s flip to it.

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