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Spiced pork belly squares with plum sauce

October 1, 2014
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Plums are in season now, but don’t just eat them straight from the tree – add them to some of your favourite savoury dishes for a seasonal twist. Pork belly is great value and cutting it into squares looks extra professional…

Win! A £300 Wallis gift card

October 1, 2014
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A shopping spree with someone else picking up the bill is the stuff of dreams – but for one lucky Essentials reader it could soon be a reality. Just enter our free competition today and you could be updating your whole wardrobe for the winter…

Your autumn accessories under £25

October 1, 2014
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Not ready to get into your winter wardrobe? Well, we’ve found the perfect finishing touches you can add to any outfit to take you through this autumn in style…

How to get clear, clean skin!

October 1, 2014
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Don’t have time to get a facial? Create your own salon treatment at home with these nifty cleansing gadgets that will banish dirt and grime in a jiffy…

What to do this week…

October 1, 2014
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It’s October already! Here are the best things to keep you entertained as the nights draw in…

This week’s supermarket star buys

October 1, 2014
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Here’s our round-up of super-tasty treats to get your taste buds going, so look out for them when you’re doing the weekend shopping…

PIN! Everyone loves crumble

October 1, 2014
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Everyone loves crumble so pin this delicious rhubarb recipe to your Pinterest board

Mini beef roast with chipotle butter

September 25, 2014
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Fancy a roast without the faff? Perfect for midweek or a busy weekend, chipotle butter adds a smoky spicy kick to the beef. Serve with chips or homemade wedges for an easy meal with plenty of flavour…

Find your perfect ankle boot

September 25, 2014
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We’ve been lucky with the weather, but autumn is officially here, so find your perfect ankle boot to see you through to spring…

Best cleansing conditioners!

September 25, 2014
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Skip the shampoo and opt for one of these clever cleansers that work on all hair types and will save you precious time in the morning – an extra five in bed in the morning sounds good to us…