Andrew James

08/02/2019
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Feel Good Friday: Easy Cocktail Recipes

  For this week’s Feel Good Friday blog, we’re embracing our inner Brian Flanagan (it’s Tom Cruise’s character from Cocktail) and sharing some fantastic concoctions! Well, since you ask, Tom, we’ve got one for each of the first five spirits we could think of in three seconds. Cheers to easy cocktail recipes!   For the Gin lovers… Tom Collins We’re starting this off old-school and treating you guys to an all-time classic gin cocktail recipe. Ingredients 50ml gin 25ml lemon juice 25ml sugar syrup 125ml chilled soda water How do... Read More

07/02/2019
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SW Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips Recipe by Ebba Christine

Salt and Pepper Air Fryer Chips Recipe Suitable for vegetarians and fussy bairns, this recipe is syn-free on Slimming World and comes from social media extraordinnaire, Ebba Christine! Ingredients 2 jacket potatoes, cut into chips 1 pack of tender stem broccoli 1 red pepper, thinly sliced JD salt and pepper seasoning (alternatively, you could use 1.5 tsps of Chinese 5 spice) Black pepper Fry light Method Microwave the broccoli and leave to one side. Do the same with the red pepper. Place your chips into the air fryer, spray with... Read More

07/02/2019
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Geet big chocolate cake recipe for a slow cooker

Ingredients 500g of chocolate cake mix 1 packet chocolate dessert mix 4 eggs 450g of soured cream 150g of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate 180ml of veg oil 230ml of water Method In a geet big bowl, blend together the cake mix and the pudding mix. Push down in the centre of the mix to make a dip and fill it with the eggs, soured cream, oil and water. Use the beater attachment to blend until the ingredients are proper mixed together. After about 5 minutes of that, hoy in... Read More

07/02/2019
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Time to Talk Day

It’s time to talk about mental health. Believe it or not, but it’s still harder for people to open up about their own mental health than it is for family members, friends, colleagues and casual acquaintances to approach someone they may be worried about. That’s why this Time to Talk Day, we’re encouraging you all to find Time to Talk to anyone you have concerns for.   Not sure what we mean? Well, if you’ve noticed any of the following in anyone you spend a lot of time with: Have... Read More

05/02/2019
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Chinese New Year 2019: Deep Fat Fryer Chinese Sweet ‘N Sour Pork

Ingredients 2 lbs of pork 2 eggs 1 tsp of sesame oil 1 cup cornstarch) ½ tsp of salt 1/4 tsp of pepper Chinese five spices 2 ½ tbsps of canola oil Method for Sweet & Sour Pork In one bowl, mix the cornstarch with the salt, pepper and a pinch of the Chinese Five Spices. In a second bowl, beat the eggs and add the teaspoon of sesame oil. Chop the pork into pieces and coat them with the cornstarch mixture. Dip each piece of pork into the egg... Read More

05/02/2019
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Hallelujah for the Halogen Oven!

Hello. We’re taking this opportunity to troubleshoot the Andrew James Halogen Oven, answering some FAQs we get about it. Are Halogen Ovens any good? Well, we’re obviously going to say ‘yes’, because we sell them. But, even so, we think they are pretty nifty. Mainly because of the whole range of meals you can make in them: Lemon & Herb Chicken Frozen Veggie Burgers Quiche Banana Bread Chilli Roasted Veg Scones Roast Gammon Lemon Tart Baked Potatoes Hot Dogs & Burgers Various Cuts of Steak Full English Breakfast Frozen Chicken... Read More

05/02/2019
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World Nutella Day 2019!

Can you believe it? It’s World Nutella Day again already! If you’re not excited, you need to get your priorities in order, because here at Andrew James Towers, we’re nuts about the stuff and cannot wait to sink our teeth into all of these rip-roaring recipes. Nutella Pizza recipe It’s pizza, Jim, but not as we know it. This one is from back in the day, but with a fresh punnet of strawberries, we can always go back to it and enjoy it time and time again. Feel like doing... Read More

05/02/2019
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Chinese New Year: Chinese Chicken Wings Recipe in a Halogen Oven

It’s Chinese New Year, so we thought we’d celebrate with a super simple and simply delicious recipe for Chinese Chicken wings, made in our very own halogen oven. This recipe takes no time at all. Okay, approximately 30 minutes and can serve enough for 6-8 people. Ingredients for Chinese Chicken Wings recipe ¼ kg of chicken wings 2 pressed cloves of garlic 1 finely chopped spring onion 1 ½ tbsp of sesame seeds 3 tbsp of honey ½ tsp of salt 2 tbsp of soy sauce 1 tsp of sesame... Read More

05/02/2019
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Chinese New Year 2019: Meat grinder noodles recipe

Chinese New Year 2019 Meat grinder noodles recipe Ingredients 360 Grams High Gluten Flour 1 tsp Lye water (Potassium Carbonate Solution) ½ tsp Salt 1 Cup Water Extra Flour for dusting Instructions Put all the ingredients in your mixing bowl (apart from the cup of water) and incorporate thoroughly with the dough hook attachment of your stand food mixer. Gradually add the water and continue to mix for 3 or so minutes. Wrap your mixture in plastic wrap and cool in the fridge overnight. The next morning, break the now-hardened... Read More

05/02/2019
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Chinese New Year 2019: Asian Chicken in a Slow Cooker

Chinese New Year 2019 Asian Chicken in a Slow Cooker Ingredients 2 lbs skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup of light soy sauce 1/3 cup of oyster sauce 1/3 cup of honey 6 crushed garlic cloves 1 1/2 tbsps of cornstarch ¼ cup spring onions 1 tbsp of sesame seeds Water Method In your slow cooker bowl, whisk the soy sauce, oyster sauce, honey and garlic together to make a saucy texture. Remove bones from the chicken and coat them in the sauce. Place slow cooker lid on top of the... Read More