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Delicious Winter Warmer Slow Cooker Recipes

Keep cosy with our winter warmer slow cooker recipes. A mixture of main courses and desserts; try our delicious slow cooker meals this winter. Read now.

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Low-Calorie Snacks To Fuel Your Day

These quick, easy and delicious low-calorie snacks are perfect for anyone who’s in a rush, looking for a healthy snack alternative. Read now.

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A mouth-watering mac and cheese recipe

Get your teeth into this one – it’s brie-lliant! A deliciously mouth-watering mac and cheese recipe that is bound to produce some smiles. Read now.

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Three ways to cook pasta

Stocked up on pasta, and don't know how to use it up? Luckily, pasta is a great base for some amazing recipes! Below we've listed how you can use this kitchen staple in three simple but delicious recipes.

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Very Veggie Party Food Ideas

Vegetarian Party Food Ideas

Whether you're looking for tasty party recipes for yourself or want to impress your veggie friends, we can help. Check out our vegetarian party food ideas!

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Packed Lunch Ideas For Kids

7 Great Lunchbox Ideas For Kids

Stuck for inspiration with the kids' packed lunches? Check out our 7 great lunchbox ideas for kids and find something your little ones will love today!

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Go bananas for our easy banana bread recipe

Got some overripe bananas? Don’t know what to do with them? Try out our easy banana bread recipe and bake yourself a tasty treat.

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3 Easy Sausage Recipes

Want to elevate your kitchen staples? Our 1 Ingredient 3 Says series is here to add some recipes to your repertoire. Wondering what to make with sausages? We've got recipes to cover you in for all events, with ingredients available at your local SPAR.

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Three ways to cook chicken

Chicken - the ultimate kitchen staple! Here's 3 ways to cook chicken to please all the family. Easy and delicious, these recipes help elevate your chicken dinner

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Try Our Appealing Easy Apple Crumble Recipe

Got friends coming over? Fancy treating the family? Try making our easy apple pie recipe! Just watch our YouTube video and follow the steps to find out how.

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Dig Into Our Wholesome Steak And Mushroom Pie Recipe

Whether you're baking for the family or taking a dish to a dinner party, try our scrummy steak and mushroom pie recipe. Have a read and give it a go today!

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Try Our Impastably Clever Vegetable Lasagne Recipe

Hosting a dinner party? Planning a healthy meal for the family? Try our gluten-free and vegetarian courgette lasagne recipe! Find out how to make it here.

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Homemade Father’s Day Gifts

Get crafty with the little ones this Father’s Day and celebrate your superhero. With a homemade Father’s Day gift, they’re sure to put a smile on his face.

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It's a Wrap! Easy Vegetarian Fajitas Recipe

Cook up a fajita feast this weekend with our vegetarian recipe ideas. Discover our healthy twist to this traditional Mexican dish! Shop ingredients at SPAR.

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Celebrating the many types of sausage- our sausage guide

Our sausage guide explains the many types of sausages, dishes to cook them in and what to serve up with. Read more for sausage inspiration galore.

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Egg-stra use for those eggs: 5 leftover Easter chocolate recipes

Stuck with leftover Easter chocolate? Find out how to use them to create delicious new desserts and treats. Read on and get melting!

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Egg-citing Easter egg hunt ideas

Want to put your own spin on the classic Easter egg hunt? Read our Easter egg hunt ideas for more inspiration.

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5 egg-cellent Easter breakfast ideas to keep the kids happy

From omelettes to French toast roll-ups, here are some Easter breakfast ideas to keep the whole family happy this Easter. Find easy egg recipes from SPAR.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Choosing Mother’s Day Flowers

Want to know the best flowers for Mother’s Day? There are many to choose from, but all convey a slightly different message. Find out more today.

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SPAR Any Shame: 6 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

So you’ve left Mother’s Day too late. Fear not! Get inspired with last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas for every type of Mum, and every type of budget.

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5 Savoury Pancake Fillings You Need to Try

Let's scrap the lemon and sugar and start thinking savoury. From meat-free to the all-out carnivorous, here are 5 savoury pancake fillings you need to try.

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Flippin’ Fun & Easy Pancake Designs For Kids

Make pancake day more memorable with our fun and easy pancake designs. From animals to flowers and more, read our suggestions for kids pancakes this year.

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Easy Vegan Pancake Recipes

New year, new diet? Tired of missing out on pancake day? Or just want to know exactly what eggless pancakes taste like? Enter the easy vegan pancake recipe!

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Supporting Marie Curie with SPAR

Want to help support Marie Curie with SPAR? From fundraisers to simply buying some of your favourite products, find out how you can get involved today!

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Your Secret’s Safe with Us: Last Minute Valentine’s Ideas

It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re in love, but there’s still time to show them what they mean to you, with our last minute Valentine’s ideas.

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How to host a Valentine’s Day party with friends

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about couples… Here’s how you can grab your friends and show them how much you love them with a special Galentine’s Day party.

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5 Simple Soups To See You Through To Spring

When winter rolls around, you’ll need some scrumptious soup recipes to sink into the sofa with. Check out our 5 simple soups to see you through to spring.

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Munching After Your Crunches: What to Eat After a Workout

Whether you’re a gym regular or novice who was bought a fitness DVD for Christmas, here’s a selection of meals and snacks you should eat after your workout.

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Pay Less Post-Christmas: How to Save Money on Groceries in the New Year

Bank account feeling a little hungover post-Christmas? Here are a few simple tips for saving money on groceries at the start and throughout the year.

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A 31st of December to Remember: New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Before Big Ben bongs and Auld Lang Syne is sung, make sure you finish the year in style with these New Year’s Eve party ideas.

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Essential Christmas Snacks to Offer your Guests

Enjoy a delightful day of dining this Christmas with our guide to Christmas snacks. Here’s what to offer your guests alongside a glass of mulled wine.

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The Ultimate Christmas Condiments Guide

You’ve chosen your Christmas menu, now it’s time to decide which condiments will complement your feast and the leftovers. Read our guide.

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Vegetarian Christmas Dinner Recipes

Easy Meat-free! Delicious Vegetarian Christmas Recipes

Please every guest this Christmas and learn how to make some delicious vegetarian Christmas food. Cook up a meat-free treat with our recipe guide.

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A Toast To The Best Wines For Christmas dinner

When it comes to raising your glass over the golden turkey and roast potatoes, what should be in it? Here’s our pick of the best wines for Christmas dinner.

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You Won’t BeliEVE How Excited They Get: 5 Christmas Eve Ideas For Kids

Build up their excitement with these Christmas Eve ideas including fun things to do before they’re tucked in, and ways to delight and surprise as they wake.

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From Safety to Sweets: Trick-or-Treat Ideas For Little Terrors

Trick-or-treating is an exciting part of Halloween tradition. Our Trick-or-Treat ideas will ensure the little terrors have a safe, sweet-filled, enjoyable night.

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How To Make Spooky Halloween Punch!

Learn how to spook your friends and family with this great Halloween punch! A concoction of sweet, sour, and fizzy ingredients to form a gruesomely tasty punch for kids and adults alike!

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5 Halloween Costume Ideas For The Hopelessly Unprepared

Halloween is upon us! Which means you need to be putting the final touches on that costume. You know, that one you’ve been working on for months? Right?

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Thrills and Skulls: How to Host a Day of the Dead Party This Halloween

Put a Mexican twist on your Halloween celebrations this year, by celebrating the day of the dead. Read our guide on how to throw a day of the dead party.

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6 Scarily Good Halloween Food Ideas

With Halloween approaching, the itch to start concocting some impressive Halloween recipes should be creeping up on you by now. Explore our 6 show stopping food ideas below.

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The 7 Best Halloween Movies To Stay In For

The 7 Best Halloween Movies To Stay In For

Staying in for Halloween this year? That’s no excuse to miss the chance to scare yourself senseless. If you’re looking to send shivers down your spine, take a look at our top 7 Halloween movies you need to watch!

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Scarily Good Halloween Cocktail Recipes

Terrified at the thought of poor cocktails ruining your Halloween party? Have no fear, we’re there for you with our scarily good Halloween cocktail recipes.

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Use Your Loaf! 3 Stale Bread Recipes

Don’t throw it out or be tempted to leave it for the ducks – make your loaf go further and avoid wasting food, with these 3 stale bread recipes.

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Bring the Cinema to your Sofa: Movie Night Ideas

Fancy a night at the movies without the high prices and the queues? Here’s our guide to hosting a movie night at home, including themes, films and snacks.

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Tinned Wins: 5 Delicious Canned Food Recipes

Low cost and long lasting, but can you really create tasty meals using canned food? Yes you can, with our delicious canned food recipes. Discover more.

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Cooking on Campus: 3 Easy Recipes for Students

As they leave family meal times behind to fend for themselves in halls, feed their minds from afar by teaching them these 3 easy recipes for students.

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Master the Meal Deal: How to Pair Sandwiches and Crisps

When grabbing lunch on the go, a forecourt or supermarket meal deal is a popular choice. But how do you choose? Here’s how to pair sandwiches and crisps.

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What Do Athletes Eat for Breakfast?

From world championship level to local club nights, athletic performance depends on the body getting the right fuel. Here’s what athletes eat for breakfast.

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Make Mincemeat out of Meal Planning: 5 Easy Meals to Make with Mince

It’s an affordable family favourite, and with a touch of creativity, minced beef can stretch to multiple dishes. Here’s 5 easy meals to make with mince.

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The Best Food To Cure A Hangover

Hangover Remedies: The Best Food to Cure a Hangover

Researching how to cure a hangover can prove a real headache, but here’s what you should eat to stop pain ruining your (hazy) memories of a great night.

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All the Thrill of the Grill: BBQ Party Ideas

It may be the centre piece, but a great BBQ is about more than food. Consider these BBQ party ideas to make sure your guests have a flaming good time!

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Teaching Kids to Cook is Easy with SPAR

Cookery and nutrition are now part of the national curriculum in primary schools. Help them get prepared for lessons by teaching kids to cook at home.

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A Simple Guide to Food and Wine Pairing

From wines to choose with chicken and picks with pork, to wines favourable with fish and satisfying with salad. Here’s our guide to food and wine pairing.

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Easy Cheesy! Easy Cheese Recipes To Try At Home

Melt it, grill it, spread it or sprinkle it – there are few more versatile ingredients than cheese! Read our favourite easy cheese recipes. Discover more.

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Start Their Day Right: The 5 Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes For Kids

It’s the most important meal of the day, so serve up something delicious and nutritious with our favourite healthy breakfast recipes for kids. Discover more.

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Smashing Wimbledon Desserts to Serve this Summer

Sweet strawberries, smooth cream and sparkling Pimm’s are all tastes of Wimbledon. Here we showcase our favourite Wimbledon desserts. Discover more.

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How to throw a marvellous Marie Curie Tea Party

A Marie Curie Tea Party is a delicious and fun way to support a highly worthwhile cause. Read our top tips for making yours a success. Discover more.

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Have a Brilliant BBQ with SPAR: Easy BBQ Food Ideas and Tips

What better way to spend a summer’s evening than sat around a flaming grill, enjoying some delicious BBQ food? Read our guide to hosting a brilliant BBQ.

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Raise A Glass To These: Our Summer Wine Recommendations

Raise A Glass To These: Our Summer Wine Recommendations

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International Recipes: Bring The Excitement of the Football to the Dinner Table

International Recipes: Bring The Excitement of The World Cup to the Dinner Table

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How to Throw a Football Party This Summer

Looking to throw a World Cup party to celebrate this summer’s football feast? We’ve got the recipes, games and ideas to help you do it in style.

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Serve a Lunch You’ll Love, with these Wimbledon Picnic Hamper Ideas

Serve a Lunch You’ll Love, with these Wimbledon Food Ideas

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Father's Day Recipes: What To Cook For Dad

Show him just how much he means to you. Cook him up a special treat with these fabulous Father’s Day recipes. Discover more.

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Make May Bank Holidays Marvellous With SPAR

From easy baking ideas to barbecue food, picnics to parties, make the May Bank Holiday Marvellous with the help of SPAR. Discover more.

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School Holidays: Sleepover Party Ideas

What do you feed a gathering of hungry minors staying over one night this summer? Read our guide to hosting a kids’ sleepover with friends.

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The pick of all picnics – what to put in a picnic food hamper

Make the most of the brighter days and get outdoors with these picnic tips and a hamper full of our best picnic food ideas. Discover more.

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Traditional English Food To Serve On Shakespeare Day

Take your taste buds on a journey through time with these old English meals, as we pay homage to Shakespeare Day. Discover more with SPAR.

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Easter Desserts You Can Make At Home

Need some inspiration for Easter desserts to make at home? Do Easter in style. Discover delicious desserts ideas with SPAR.

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Easter Sunday From Start To Finish

Got the family coming over for Easter Sunday? Treat them to our favourite Easter recipes from start to finish, including breakfast, dinner and dessert!

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How To Throw An Easter Party

Looking for Easter party ideas? Your local SPAR makes the chocolate season easy as pie, filled with sweet treats and Easter games for kids.

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What To Cook For Mother’s Day – 5 Of Mum’s Favourites

Wondering what to cook for Mother’s Day? Replicate Mum’s favourites at home with our top 5 recipes – grab everything you need from your local SPAR.

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How To Cook Up The Perfect Mother’s Day Breakfast

Want to treat your Mum this Mother's Day? Give her some real TLC by cooking her a Mother’s Day breakfast. Say thank you with SPAR.

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Your British Pie Road Trip

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to embark on the tastiest of road trips! Discover pies by region, from Scotland all the way down to Cornwall…

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Stages of Steak

Want to replicate your favourite restaurant steak from the comfort of your own home? Discover how with our helpful guide.

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5 Easy Valentine’s Meals They’ll Love

Wondering what to cook on Valentine’s day? If you want something simple but impressive, check out these super easy meals.

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Ultimate Guide to Creative Pancake Toppings

Looking for the ultimate pancake toppings? SPAR has everything you need to explore the ultimate pancake question - sweet or savoury?

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How To Make Homemade Peppercorn Sauce

Want to make homemade peppercorn sauce completely from scratch? Whether your topping steak, vegetables or potato, check out our tasty homemade recipe here.

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Healthy Cooking Techniques For Your Favourite Foods

From boiling to roasting, frying to grilling, find the healthiest ways to cook up your favourite foods with help from your nearest convenience store.

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6 Surprising Super Healthy Foods To Eat

Are you on a New Year healthy food kick? From fats to confectionary, it’s time to spill the beans on a few superfoods being wrongly disguised as unhealthy.

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Veganuary: 3 Amazing Protein Sources

This month thousands are going vegan, wondering where your protein is coming from? Here are 3 amazing protein sources.

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Christmas Dinner Alternatives: How to Cook for Everyone This Christmas

For vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free Christmas dinners that cater to all dietary requirements, get a little inspiration from SPAR.

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5 Traditional Christmas Breakfast Recipes You Need To Try

Try out our delicious Christmas breakfast recipes and start the holiday off right – just one more reason to wake up on the 25th! Read our recipes now.

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5 Christmas Baking Ideas You Need To Try

Let festive bakes take centre stage and do battle with the turkey as you unleash your inner Mary Berry to make a lasting impression this year.

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Party Food With a Difference: How To Prep Posh Party Food

Hosting a rather posh get together? Show your friends you can cook some posh nosh with these awesome recipe ideas. Get some inspo and get cooking!

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How To Cure a Cold: Home Remedies for Cold and Flu

Coming down with something? Find out how to help ease the symptoms of cold and flu with these handy natural remedies and top tips.

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Our Favourite Winter Warmers: 11 Winter Meal Ideas

Looking for some warming winter recipes and meal ideas to cosy up with? Check out these yummy winter meals and get cooking with SPAR.

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Bonfire Night Food Perfect For Sharing

Choose from one of our four bonfire night food ideas - perfect for sharing with guests. Dish up a warming feast this Guy Fawkes Night and impress guests!

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Bonfire Night Party – What Do I Need?

Bonfire Night Party Ideas – What Do I Need?

Throwing a party this Bonfire Night? We’ve put together a simple guide to everything you need, from food and drink to games and added extras.

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Your Halloween Party Checklist

Your Halloween Party Checklist

Got everything you need for your Halloween party? Read our Halloween Party Checklist and make sure you’re ready for this year’s spooky soirée.

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Bonfire Night Food – What Goes With What?

Bonfire Night Recipes – What Goes With What?

Planning a Bonfire Night party? We’ve come up with some Bonfire Night recipes for party snacks, including the perfect hot beverages to match! Discover more.

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Spooky Halloween Party Food Ideas

Top 5 Ghoulish Halloween Party Food Ideas

Hosting a Halloween party? We’ve come up with some spooky party food ideas that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. Get inspired today.

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Mild, Medium, Hot: The Ultimate Indian Curries List

Mild, Medium, Hot: The Ultimate Indian Curries List

Discover the ins and outs of Indian curries, from ingredients to history of origin and where they come on the heat scale! View the infographic today!

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4 Easy Halloween Cake Recipes

4 Spookily Easy Halloween Cake Recipes

Looking to surprise your Halloween party guests? Check out our recipes for haunted Halloween cakes, easy to make and deliciously tasty!

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7 Amazing Food Myths You Need To Ignore

Don’t Be Fooled - 7 Amazing Food Myths You Need To Ignore

Are you still avoiding all fats and eating food that’s been on the floor for less than 5 seconds? It’s time to debunk a few food myths…

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How To Hub: How to Cook a Ham Joint

Wondering how to cook a ham joint? Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. Find out how to cook your ham as well as how to serve it and what to cook with it.

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7 Baked Bean Recipe Ideas Every Student Needs

Budget recipe ideas are your saviour while living life as a student. And baked beans lead the top of the list due to their value, nutrition and versatility.

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4 Asian Meal Ideas From Across The Continent

4 Asian Meal Ideas From Across The Continent

South, East, Southeast, or West Asian cuisine? With a versatile palate on offer, we run down 4 Asian meal ideas you simply have to try at home.

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The Nesting Period: Preparing Your House For a Baby

The Nesting Period: Preparing Your House For a Baby

The nesting period can be a stressful time for some, and quite cleansing for others. However you tackle it, a little guidance along the way can help.

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Brilliant BBQ Tips

Top BBQ Tips: Whatever the Weather

Fancy hosting a BBQ? Get insider tips on how to host the perfect BBQ this summer including cooking and preparation advice. Click here to find out top BBQ ideas with SPAR.

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Beer Pairing of Food & Snacks

4 Essential Beer and Food Pairings You Need To Try

Knowing how to pair your beer and food can make a big difference – even if you haven’t noticed it yet. Once you’ve given it a try, you’ll never go back.

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How To Make Party Platters

How To Make Party Platters

Hosting a party? Or just experimenting with new foods? Cater for veggies, meat eaters and dessert lovers alike with our tasty guide to sharing platters.

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Quirky Picnic Ideas

6 Different Picnic Ideas For An Impressive Al Fresco Experience

Tired of ham sandwiches and solitary apples? Picnics can be so much more, so check out our 6 different picnic ideas to revolutionise al fresco dining.

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Staycations: Hidden Bank Holiday Stays

Staycations: Hidden Bank Holiday Stays

Looking to get away for the bank holiday Weekend? Find quirky places to stay with SPAR, from glamping and treehouses, to boats and windmills.

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Your Ultimate Guide To Pasta Types

Your Ultimate Guide To Pasta Types

Struggle to tell the difference between tortellini and tortelloni? Didn’t even know there was one? Get clued up with our ultimate guide to pasta types.

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Healthy Eating Inspiration with SPAR

12 Months of Healthy Eating Inspiration

Get 12 months of healthy eating inspiration with SPAR. From meat-free Mondays to heart healthy food ideas, we've got something for every month of the year.

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What To Pack For A Quick Trip

What To Pack For A Weekend Away

Clothes and shoes sorted? Now it’s time to think of the essentials. From food and toiletries to self-catering essentials, prepare for your next trip away.

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Summer Festival Guide

Summer Festival Essentials Guide

Forgotten something in the midst of your festival fun? Your nearest SPAR store will help supply you with everything you’ll need for your festival weekend.

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How to Make Pesto

How To Make Homemade Pesto

Love pesto but not too sure how to make it? Follow SPAR’s easy step-by-step guide for making homemade pesto and create instantly flavoursome dishes.

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How to Make Chilli

How to Make Chilli

Curious about how to make Chilli? Our Guide to cooking chilli has you covered!

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6 Decades of Food Trends

Food Trends Over the Years: 6 Decades of Eating Habits

Remember Smash? Fondue? Take a trip down culinary memory lane with our free food trends infographic!

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5 Unusual Father’s Day Gift Ideas

5 Unusual Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Find unusual and interesting ways to treat Dad this Father’s Day, from TV-inspired fancy dress parties to quirky revamps of his favourite breakfast dish.

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Easy Veggie BBQ Recipes

Easy Veggie BBQ Recipes To Impress Guests

Hosting a BBQ and need to cater for a vegetarian guest? Find the perfect vegetarian BBQ recipes from SPAR to keep everybody happy this summer.

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SPAR 60th Anniversary

The History of SPAR – let’s take a trip down memory lane…

Take a walk down memory lane with us as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary

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How to Make French Toast

How to Make French Toast

Looking for the best way to make French toast? This eggy bread heaven is a much-loved breakfast treat - find out how to make it here.

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Avocado Slices on Rye Bread

How To Prepare Avocado

Looking for the best ways to prepare avocado? From cutting and slicing to pitting and storing, learn how to best prepare avocado with help from SPAR.

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Mother’s Day Meal Ideas

Mother’s Day Menu Ideas for Morning, Noon & Night

Looking for meal ideas for Mother’s Day? Surprise the most important woman in your life with a homemade meal for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

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Different Types Of Pancakes Around The World

15 Different Types of Pancake You Need To Try from Across the Globe

See pancakes like you’ve never seen them before with our breakdown of pancake types from across the globe. Which will you be trying on Pancake Day?

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Starter to Dessert: Valentine’s Meal Ideas That Are Sure To Impress

Starter to Dessert: Valentine’s Meal Ideas That Are Sure To Impress

Whether you’re an experienced rustler upper of fine cuisines or it’s your first time trying something outside the realms of simple suppers – there are Valentine’s Day meal ideas for all tastes and abilities to try this year.

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How to Cook the Perfect Steak

How To Cook The Perfect Steak

When it comes to cooking the perfect steak, you can keep things simple or go complex. One of few foods that has so many different variations on how you can tackle it, knowing how to cook steak starts and ends with your taste buds.

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5 Super Romantic Valentine

5 Super Romantic Valentine's Breakfast Ideas

Been wanting to try making your own pulled pork but not sure where to start? Our How To guide is here to lend a helping hand. Let’s get cooking.

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5 Everyday Foods That Are Gluten Free

5 Everyday Foods That Are Gluten Free

Going gluten free for February, or need to start making changes to your diet? There are many everyday foods that are completely gluten free. Find out more.

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How to Make Pulled Pork

How To Make Pulled Pork At Home

Been wanting to try making your own pulled pork but not sure where to start? Our How To guide is here to lend a helping hand. Let’s get cooking.

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Becoming a Vegetarian

Becoming A Vegetarian – Everything You Need To Know For Your New Lifestyle

Considering becoming a vegetarian? Whether you’re taking the plunge to become healthier, try new flavours, or simply out of pure curiosity, there’s a lot to think about if you’ve been a meat eater for most of your life. The transition isn’t an easy one. So, what are our tips for going vegetarian?

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7 Healthy Swaps & Junk Food Replacements You Need To Try

Healthy Alternatives To Junk Food To Try

With New Year in full swing and resolutions starting to wobble, our 7 favourite healthy junk food swaps are here to get you through the slump just as well as a chocolate covered marshmallow with sprinkles.

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High Protein Foods For a Healthier You This Year

High Protein Foods You Need to Know For a Healthier You This Year

There’s so much more to protein than just its muscle growth properties, making it a key part of a balanced diet, no matter who you are or your diet goals. And with so many high protein foods available – all diets and tastes can make sure they’re getting their fix. Find our top 6 recommendations in our list of protein foods below to get your protein morning, noon and night.

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Perfect Drinks for NYE

Watch How to Make the Perfect Gin Mojito!

A classic with a twist, gin mojitos bring a refreshing touch to the traditionally rum-based cocktail. Made with London Dry Gin and apple juice, and accompanied by the usual mint, lime, sugar and soda water – the gin and apple twist stays refreshing but brings welcomed warmth for the winter season, perfect for seeing out the New Year.

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When Whisky met Christmas

When Whisky met Christmas

The last of our festive cocktail recipes, Christmas Whisky brings together seasonal tones of ginger and cranberry, adding a Christmas spice to your favourite whisky. Simple to make, the subtle hints of cranberry from the juice and fresh berries mix with the ginger for a warming Christmas take on whisky on the rocks.

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Christmas Prosecco Cocktail Recipe

Watch: How to Make a Christmas Prosecco Cocktail

Add some extra bubbles to your festive celebrations with this Christmas prosecco cocktail recipe. Discover how to make this Christmas drink today.

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How To Use Christmas Leftovers

5 Christmas leftover recipes you’ll enjoy more than Christmas dinner

5 Christmas leftover recipes you’ll enjoy more than Christmas dinner. Find a range of delicious Christmas recipes to make the most of all the food that didn’t quite make it to the dinner plate first time around.

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Christmas Sangria Recipe

Watch: How To Make This Christmas Sangria Recipe

Bringing summer’s favourite into the realm of Christmas cocktails, our winter twist on the Spanish drink makes the perfect festive cocktail. Read more now.

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How To Make Mulled Wine

How To Make Mulled Wine

The Christmas cocktail classic, no list of winter cocktails would be complete without mulled wine!

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9 Foods You Have To Avoid This Movember

9 Foods You Have To Avoid This Movember

Movember is great. Men growing their most impressive mustaches, all in aid of prostate cancer awareness. But, as anyone who’s ever grown a mo will know, with it comes the trials and tribulations of breakfast, dinner – and pretty much any eating in general really. While often an impressive feat of grooming, there are some foods that are just a no-go if you want to keep it that way.

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Top 6 Bonfire Night Treats To Make At Home

Top 6 Bonfire Night Treats To Make At Home

Cold ears, sweet treats and woolly hats. Bonfire night is an excellent way of getting friends and family together as the nights draw in, and the novelty of the cold is yet to wear off. If you’re staying at home for Bonfire Night this year, there’s no reason why you can’t put on a spread for all your guests. And it certainly doesn’t have to take hours of preparation either. Here’s our top 6 Bonfire Night treats that are simple to make at home.

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Healthy Snacks For On The Go

Healthy Snack Ideas For On The Go

Today’s busy lifestyles mean that you can often find yourself having to grab a snack on the go. While it might be easy to reach for the sweet treats to see you through the last hour of work or as a post-gym reward, healthy snacks provide a much more effective solution, without any of the guilt!

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6 Simple Breakfast Ideas

With the clocks going back on Sunday 30th many look forward to an extra hour in bed – but true creatures of habit know that their body waits for no clock. So, get up an hour ‘earlier’ and use it wisely to whip together a cracking breakfast from our quirky breakfast ideas below!

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5 Hot Toddy Recipes You Have To Try

5 Hot Toddy Recipes You Have To Try

The perfect winter warmer, Hot Toddy is one of the most soothing, aromatic Bonfire Night cocktail recipes you can make – perfect for cold nights outdoors with friends and family. Easily made and with minimal ingredients, you can whip up individual glasses for anyone looking for deep winter flavours and an accompanying hit of whisky for warmth. But how do you make a hot toddy?

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5 Quick And Easy Christmas Recipes To Try This Year

5 Quick And Easy Christmas Recipes To Try This Year

Discover our top 5 Christmas food ideas for some quirky twists on dishes to serve throughout the big day. From breakfast right through to evening snacks and drinks, we’ve got a varied selection of simple Christmas recipes you can try this season

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The Perfect Afternoon Tea Checklist

How To Make The Perfect Afternoon Tea

t’s Afternoon Tea Week! If you don’t plan to be rolling about the Ritz guzzling cucumber sandwiches, check out our cheat sheet for having a spread at home that even the fanciest of guests will love

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8 Ways to Maximise Your Garden This Summer!

Lawn and Order – 8 Fun Summer Garden Ideas!

You don’t have to have green fingers to enjoy your garden this summer! If you’re less flower bed, more stay in bed, here are 8 easy but awesome ways to enjoy the garden this summer!

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The Ultimate Soundtrack to Fatherhood

The Ultimate Soundtrack to Fatherhood

Celebrate Father’s Day with a musical tribute to the ultimate dad… This one's for you, Pops/Papa/Daddy/Old Man! Listen to the playlist here

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Simple Summer Cocktails

Sport not your thing? Try our delicious range of easy to make cocktails, perfect for the Saturday night get together!

See our recipes
Summer Kick Off Party

The Summer Has Arrived, Celebrate With A Summer Kick Off Party!

Here’s our guide to throwing an effortless start of summer party

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The Great British BBQ

The Great British BBQ

After having our first taste of summer this month we've decided to present our guide to hosting a truly epic BBQ for your friends and family.

Fire up the grill!