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While we love nothing more than spending quality time in the kitchen whipping up a feast, occasionally we want something impressive in mere minutes. Enter our handy food hacks, guaranteed to make your life a little easier and a whole lot more delicious...

Short on time? Watch our quick food hacks and find more details on the recipes below...


Main meals

Kidney bean curry in a pot and plated up with rice

Healthy vegan curry
An easy storecupboard vegan curry that you can whip up with minimal fuss.
Healthy vegan curry

Easiest ever chicken noodle soup
Classic comfort food you can make with just a few ingredients. Warm your cockles with this simple noodle soup.
Chicken noodle soup

Easiest ever seafood pasta
This easy crab linguine makes a great midweek supper for two and only needs a handful of ingredients.
Seafood pasta

Easiest ever chicken lunches
Three simple recipes for leftover chicken lunches that'll keep you going 'til dinner.
Chicken lunches

Next level potato salad
We've cracked the way to make the creamiest, most addictive bowl of potato salad.
How to make the best potato salad

Next level hot dogs
Four revamped hot dog flavours that're easy to make and will keep you coming back for more.
Four hot dog flavours

Baking and desserts

Stack of American-style pancakes topped with maple syrup drizzle and banana slices

Next level stuffed pancakes
These chocolate stuffed American-style pancakes have got our mouthes watering. Try them for yourself!
Stuffed pancakes

Easiest ever yule log
This super simple chocolate yule log takes almost no effort and is a real showstopper.
Yule log

Easiest ever mince pies
The easiest mince pies you'll ever make! Ready in minutes with a handful of ingredients.
Mince pies

Next level hot cross lemon pudding
A delicious twist on an Easter favourite, using hot cross buns and lashings of lemon curd.
How to make hot cross bread & lemon pudding

Next level Easter egg decoration
The simplest and most effective designs to jazz up your eggs and make shop-bought products look eggstra professional.
Easter egg decorating

Easiest ever lemon cheesecake
A perfectly smooth cheesecake you can make in 10 minutes with 5 ingredients. Don't sweat it out in the kitchen, leave your impressive dessert in the fridge and go enjoy the party!
Easy lemon curd cheesecake

Easiest ever choc cherry truffle fudge
A deliciously indulgent fudge everyone will be helping themselves to. Leave this to chill in the fridge, then simply slice and serve when you're ready for something sweet.
Quick choc-cherry truffle fudge

Easiest ever choc-orange cake
A gluten free chocolate cake that's bound to be an instant crowd-pleaser. Serve with a drizzle of double cream and top with sliced orange for a deceptively simple sweet meal finish.
Choc-orange cake

Next level rainbow fruit pizza
This vibrant fruit topped sweet pizza is the perfect treat for kids.
How to make rainbow fruit pizza

Next level marble fondant
Learn how to make pretty marbled fondant to make your next cake extra special.
How to make marble fondant


Two glasses of frozen strawberry daiquiri with fruit garnish

Easiest ever frozen strawberry daiquiri
The ultimate cooling cocktail you can make with just 4 ingredients and a blender!
How to make a frozen strawberry daiquiri

Easiest ever protein shake
Our super easy, all-natural protein shake can be blended up in minutes and tastes delicious.
How to make a protein shake

Easiest ever fruit smoothies
You can freeze these fruity combinations ahead of time to make these smoothies whenever you fancy. Pop in the blender, sit back and relax.
Quick smoothie recipes

Next level Guinness Martini
Give your martini a kick with a splash of Guinness, rum and a dash of espresso coffee. Serve chilled and in your most impressive martini glasses.
How to make a Guinness Martini

Next level Guinness Black Russian
Add a dash of stout to your traditional cocktail to create something unique in minutes.
How to make a Guinness Black Russian

Easiest ever cordial
Watch how to make your own fruity cordials in just a few easy steps.
How to make cordial

Snacks and condiments

Bowl of popcorn

Next level flavoured popcorn
We've come up with 3 popcorn flavours that are as addictive as they are easy to make for your perfect movie night.
How to make flavoured popcorn

Easiest ever energy balls
These energy boosting chocolate orange balls are a tasty snack that will keep you going 'til dinner time.
How to make energy balls

Easiest ever vegan cereal bars
These simple vegan breakfast bars are perfect as a quick snack or an on-the-go breakfast option.
Vegan cereal bars

Healthy canapés
Good Food's simple party foods are here to help you through the party season without packing on the calories.
Healthy canapé

Easiest ever burger sauces
3 really easy burger sauces you can dollop onto your burgers and instantly improve any summer barbecue.
3 Burger sauces

Easiest ever jam jar marinades
Marinades that transform your meal, that you can make in minutes!
How to make jam jar marinades

Knife skills

Chopping a kiwi fruit on board

How to peel a kiwi
Kiwis are delicious when they're ripe and sweet, however they can be tricky little devils to peel. This hack shows you how to scoop out that tasty flesh effectively.
How to peel a kiwi

Slicing cheat
Slicing by hand doesn't have to be time consuming or hard work, all you need is a plate and a serrated knife to make your salad in seconds.
Slicing cheat


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