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Food Love Stories

Behind every meal we love is a story. This month, our hints and tips prove that special dishes or treats don’t need to be laden with sugar, salt or fat to be delicious. From citrus salmon to fruit cones, discover our healthy Food Love Stories, brought to you by Tesco.

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Derek’s BBQ ’shroom buns

In this Food Love Story, Derek the gourmet veg chef shares his love of vegetable-based cooking. He’s a self-confessed ‘plant-pusher’, inspired by the health benefits of eating more vegetables. But Derek the vegetable visionary creates dishes as far removed from boring as you can imagine – like these tasty BBQ-style ’shroom buns.

In this Food Love Story, Derek the gourmet veg chef shares his love of vegetable-based cooking. He’s a self-confessed ‘plant-pusher’, inspired by the health benefits of eating more vegetables. But Derek the vegetable visionary creates dishes as far removed from boring as you can imagine – like these tasty BBQ-style ’shroom buns. Get the ’shroom buns recipe

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Yann and Pam’s ‘recharge’ ratatouille

Yann and Pam, from our story, love music. When they were younger, they enjoyed nothing more than partying at festivals – they even shared their first kiss at one. Now it’s their daughter’s turn to rock out in the mud and rain. They know exactly what she’ll need when she gets home: a proper healthy meal, like their baked ratatouille.

Yann and Pam, from our story, love music. When they were younger, they enjoyed nothing more than partying at festivals – they even shared their first kiss at one. Now it’s their daughter’s turn to rock out in the mud and rain. They know exactly what she’ll need when she gets home: a proper healthy meal, like their baked ratatouille. Get the ‘recharge’ ratatouille recipe

Ali’s ‘tricked you’ citrus salmon

In our story, Ali and her daughter love to cook together but her husband says he doesn’t go in for the ‘healthy’ food they prefer; he says it doesn’t fill him up! Luckily, he’s not aware just how healthy their delicious dish is – he thinks it’s his special treat.

In our story, Ali and her daughter love to cook together but her husband says he doesn’t go in for the ‘healthy’ food they prefer; he says it doesn’t fill him up! Luckily, he’s not aware just how healthy their delicious dish is – he thinks it’s his special treat. Get the citrus salmon recipe

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Marc’s ‘winning’ sweet potato fritters

Football has always been a big deal for Marc, from our story, and for his dad. They’d always watch the game while scoffing a bag of chips. But these days, Dad has to look after himself a bit more, so Marc makes these spicy baked fritters instead – proper sharing food that they can tuck into while cheering on their team.

Football has always been a big deal for Marc, from our story, and for his dad. They’d always watch the game while scoffing a bag of chips. But these days, Dad has to look after himself a bit more, so Marc makes these spicy baked fritters instead – proper sharing food that they can tuck into while cheering on their team. Get the sweet potato fritters recipe

Frankie’s ‘late- night’ breakfast

Frankie and her boyfriend Sam love a night out. But the best bit for Sam is always chilling out back at home with a large helping of Frankie’s Mediterranean baked eggs – a great late-night breakfast and the ultimate comfort food to help ease next morning’s hangover

Frankie and her boyfriend Sam love a night out. But the best bit for Sam is always chilling out back at home with a large helping of Frankie’s Mediterranean baked eggs – a great late-night breakfast and the ultimate comfort food to help ease next morning’s hangover Get the night’ breakfast recipe

Claire’s ‘treat time’ fruit cones

When she was little, Claire, from our story, always used to go to the beach with her mum. They’d play for hours in the sand, then eat ice creams up at the beach hut. Now Claire’s got her own family, she’s a little more health-conscious, so she prepares these fruit cones with her kids. They taste just as good after a day by the sea.

When she was little, Claire, from our story, always used to go to the beach with her mum. They’d play for hours in the sand, then eat ice creams up at the beach hut. Now Claire’s got her own family, she’s a little more health-conscious, so she prepares these fruit cones with her kids. They taste just as good after a day by the sea. Get the time’ fruit cones recipe

Ray & David’s ‘simple’ semi-freddo

Ray and David love entertaining, and their favourite guests are their oldest friends, Emma and John. In our story, our dessert-loving couple find out that John’s put himself on a diet, so they revamp the indulgent, creamy semi-freddo they’d been planning into this refreshingly icy and delicious frozen yogurt version.

Ray and David love entertaining, and their favourite guests are their oldest friends, Emma and John. In our story, our dessert-loving couple find out that John’s put himself on a diet, so they revamp the indulgent, creamy semi-freddo they’d been planning into this refreshingly icy and delicious frozen yogurt version. Get the ‘simple’ semi-freddo recipe

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