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Make a few slits on one side of each pitta bread without cutting all the way throughHeat a griddle pan Griddle to warm the pittas on each side or place them under a hot grill Melt...
Healthiness: (97 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)
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Savoury Baked Rice
chop the onion and garlic fry the onion and garlic add the meat and fry add the tomato juice mix the tomato sauce with the rice add the...
Healthiness: (175 votes) Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (175 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (175 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (175 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (175 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (175 votes)

Alex's flour cooked Cod
Put the flour and dill on a flat plate.Mix it with your fingers.Cut the cod into two pieces, (in half).Coat the cod in the flour mixture on both sides. Make sure it...
Healthiness: (195 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (195 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (195 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (195 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (195 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (195 votes)

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Bacon and Vegetable Broth  (Stuarts)
Roughly chop the bacon and fry it in a saucepanChop and add the onions to the saucepan Simmer until soft Meanwhile peel and chop the turnipsChop and...
Healthiness: (93 votes) Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)
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Baked Salmon (Paleolithic)
Gut the fishTake some short sticks, lay these on the ground and cross them (this will make a firm base for the clay)With the clay make a base that covers the sticks and...
Healthiness: (152 votes) Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (152 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (152 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (152 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (152 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (152 votes)

Baked Scallops
1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°f/Gas Mark 7 2. In a food processor, blend together the flour and butter to make pastry 3. Divide the pastry into four and roll each one into a...
Healthiness: (8 votes) Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (8 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (8 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (8 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (8 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (8 votes)

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Baronet’s Curry  (Victorians)
Take a young fowl (chicken) and divide it into pieces, removing all the skin and fatMix a teaspoonful of cayenne pepper with two tablespoonfuls of curry powder and rub it well into...
Healthiness: (118 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (118 votes)

Bashed Neeps (mashed swede)
Place the swede into a large saucepan and cover with water Bring to the boil and cook until tenderDrain the swede and put back in the pan Put over a very...
Healthiness: (258 votes) Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (258 votes)

BBQ Roll
Fry pieces of honey ham Make the rolls brown by toasting then in the pan Add the shredded cheese to the honey hamPut the whole sandwich in the panAdd as...
Healthiness: (11 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (11 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (11 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (11 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (11 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (11 votes)
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Beancakes
Shell the beans from their podsChop the beans roughly on a wooden boardAdd about half a bowl of flourMoisten this with milk to make a pasteAdd a dollop of...
Healthiness: (142 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (142 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (142 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (142 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (142 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (142 votes)

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Beancakes (sweet)  (Saxons & Vikings)
Shell the beans from their pods, if they are in pods. Defrost if frozen Chop the beans roughly on a board into small pieces Add the flour Moisten this with milk to...
Healthiness: (223 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (223 votes)
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Beef and Vegetable Stew
Prepare the vegetablesWith a clean knife, on a fresh chopping board, dice the beefUsing the oil, brown the beef in a saucepanStir in the flour, so that all of the...
Healthiness: (24 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (24 votes)
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Beef Curry
Prepare the fruit and vegetablesWith a clean knife on a fresh chopping board, dice the beefIn a saucepan, cook the onion and garlic in the oil until the onions are...
Healthiness: (319 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (319 votes)

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Beef Hash Fritters  (World War 2)
Mince the salt beef and mix it with the cold potatoes (these should be crumbled but not mashed)Dry fry the onions and add to the mixtureSeason with salt and...
Healthiness: (216 votes) Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (216 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (216 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (216 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (216 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (216 votes)

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Beef Stew with Dumplings  (Victorians)
Season some flour with salt and pepperToss the diced beef in the flour. (You can miss this step and brown the meat with no flour but your finished stew will be thinner)Brown...
Healthiness: (356 votes) Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (356 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (356 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (356 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (356 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (356 votes)
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Beef Stew with Dumplings
Top, tail and peel the onions, then cut the onion in half and dice roughly into smaller piecesAdd a small amount of butter to the pot, add the onions to the pot and place the pot on...
Healthiness: (245 votes) Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (245 votes)

Ben's Lamb Burger
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying panCook the onion and garlic until completely softenedAllow the onion and garlic cool completelyMix the cooled onion and garlic...
Healthiness: (4 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (4 votes)

Bigdog's Big Sandwich
Get out 2 pieces of breadSpread French onion dip on each sideLayer lettuce, bologna, colby jack cheese, potato chips, and onionsPlace bread on top of...
Healthiness: (3 votes) Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (3 votes)
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Boar, Scallop & Mushroom Kebabs (Paleolithic)
Lift the scallops from their shells. They are attached by a little 'foot', just pull this awayRinse the scallops thoroughly to remove any sand and leave to drain Cut the...
Healthiness: (75 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (75 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (75 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (75 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (75 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (75 votes)

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Boiled Duck with Onion Sauce  (Georgians / Regency)
Season the ducks with a little salt and pepper Place them in a pan deep enough for the duck to float a little. Fill with approx 2-3 pints (1100-1600ml)of waterBring the...
Healthiness: (744 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (744 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (744 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (744 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (744 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (744 votes)

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Boiled Ham  (Victorians)
Soaking the ham: The ham needs to be put into a container large enough to be well covered by water or you will need to keep turning it to make sure the salt is evenly soaked...
Healthiness: (591 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)

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Boiled Peas and Ham  (Saxons & Vikings)
Put a large pan of water on the hob to boil. It needs to be big enough to fit the peas and ham in together Shell the peas if they are in pods Put the peas in a dish and add...
Healthiness: (113 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (113 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (113 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (113 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (113 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (113 votes)
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Boiled Peas and Ham
Half fill a cook pot with water (and a little ale if you are using it), set it onto a wood fire (Make sure you keep the fire going throughout or the food won't cook)Shell the peas...
Healthiness: (54 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (54 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (54 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (54 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (54 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (54 votes)

Broad Bean and Red Pepper Salad
Put the deseeded pepper halves under a hot grill and grill skin side up until it starts to blacken.  Or put the pepper halves in a hot frying pan/griddle skin side down until it starts...
Healthiness: (27 votes) Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)

Brocolli Fingers
get the broccolli and mash it up in a bowl.wrap it in cling film in sausage shapes and put in fridge for 20 mins.combine flour and egg in bowl.get out of fridge and...
Healthiness: (3 votes) Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (3 votes)

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Carrot Roll  (World War 2)
Peel and then grate the carrots coarsely Cook for 5-10 minutes in 1-2 tsp water. Cover the pan so they steam, using a low heatRemove from the heat, season well and add the...
Healthiness: (422 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (422 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (422 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (422 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (422 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (422 votes)

Cheese Omelet or Omelette
crack eggs in bowl and whisk till mixedadd salt and pepperoil into panpour in eggy mixturefry till no longer runnygrate on cheesefold...
Healthiness: (128 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (128 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (128 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (128 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (128 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (128 votes)

Cheesey Bread Sub
Cut the bread in halfplace the 2 slices of cheese on the bottom piece of breadplace the pepperoni ontop of the cheesethen place the 2 slices of meats on...
Healthiness: (10 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (10 votes)

Chicken Casserole
1. Put the chicken in a casserole dish. Cover loosely with tin foil 2. Put in a pre-heated oven at 190°C/375°f/Gas Mark 5 3. Cook for one hour 4. Remove the foil. Add...
Healthiness: (13 votes) Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (13 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (13 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (13 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (13 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (13 votes)
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Chicken Casserole
Preheat the oven to 180C / Gas 4 Top and tail the onion and then roughly chopTop, tail, peel and slice the carrotsWash, tail and slice the leekPeel and cut...
Healthiness: (51 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (51 votes)

Chicken Spinach Sandwich
Grill 1 chicken breast for 15 minutesSkin the chicken breastCut the meat off the boneCut the meat into cubesPlace the meat onto the bunPut the...
Healthiness: (3 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (3 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (3 votes)

Chickpea Salad
To wash the chickpeas, tip them in a colander, over the sink.  Run cold water over them and leave to drain.  Put the chickpeas in a serving bowlAdd the tomatoes,...
Healthiness: (14 votes) Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)
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Chilla (Hindu Cooking)
Wash and chop the spring onions and pepper quite finely and set asideSift the Besan flour into a bowlAdd the salt, chilli powder and lemon juiceAdd water gradually...
Healthiness: (492 votes) Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (492 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (492 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (492 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (492 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (492 votes)
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Chilli and Rice
To make the chilli:Peel and chop the onionPeel the garlic and put it in the crusherDe-seed and chop the pepperWarm the oil in a pan, add the onion, crushed...
Healthiness: (56 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (56 votes)

Christmas Cold Turkey Salad
Mix the lemon juice and mayonnaise together in a large bowl Stir in the turkey and red cabbage Scatter with chopped parsley and serve immediately
Healthiness: (30 votes) Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)

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Cornish Pasty  (Tudors)
Put the oven on Gas 5, 190CFlour the surface and roll out half of the pastry into a circleCut a small piece from one edge and seal it to make a wall down the centre of the...
Healthiness: (254 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (254 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (254 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (254 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (254 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (254 votes)
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Cottage Pie
Preheat the oven to 200C / Gas 6Prepare the vegetablesPut the potatoes in a saucepan of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 minutes or until soft. Test with a...
Healthiness: (99 votes) Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (99 votes)

Cous Cous (with vegetables and mint)
First measure out the cous cous and put it into a bowlThen boil the 300ml (½ pint) of water and when it has boiled Pour into the bowl with the cous cous and leave...
Healthiness: (5 votes) Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (5 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (5 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (5 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (5 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (5 votes)

Crispy Pig's Tail
1. Place the tails in an oven dish with the vegetables; add herbs, peppercorns, garlic, lemon zest, and wine, and cover with the stock 2. Cover with tinfoil, place in a medium oven, and cook...
Healthiness: (131 votes)Healthiness: 1.7 out of 5 (131 votes)Healthiness: 1.7 out of 5 (131 votes)Healthiness: 1.7 out of 5 (131 votes)Healthiness: 1.7 out of 5 (131 votes)Healthiness: 1.7 out of 5 (131 votes)

Dad's Best Pasta
Put the water on to boilIn a separate pan heat both tins of chopped tomatoes and sugarCook the pasta following the instructions and time on the packetAdd the pesto...
Healthiness: (2 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (2 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (2 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (2 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (2 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (2 votes)
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Dutch Pudding
Add the beef and suet to a big mixing bowlAdd some breadcrumbs and mix together with you handsAdd some mace and use you knife to grate a little nutmeg into the...
Healthiness: (193 votes) Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (193 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (193 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (193 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (193 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (193 votes)

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Dutch Pudding ( Beef and suet pudding)  (Stuarts)
Mix all the ingredients and shape into a round ball Wrap in the cabbage leaves and tie tightly in a piece of washed linen or cheese clothPlace in a pan of boiling water so...
Healthiness: (59 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (59 votes)

Egg & Spinach Salad with Honey-Mustard Dressing
For the salad:Wash and dry spinach and tear into bite sized pieces Take the eggs and chop finely Cut up or crumble the bacon into small pieces Combine all...
Healthiness: (22 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (22 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (22 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (22 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (22 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (22 votes)

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Ember Day Tarts  (Normans / Medieval)
Please note you will need to make the pastry first, if you are using the recipe for medieval pastry on this site.Chop the onions  Parboil for about 5...
Healthiness: (100 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)
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Fajitas
Preparing the marinade:Squeeze the lime Peel and crush the garlicDe-seed and slice the chilli ( you might want to wear disposable gloves to...
Healthiness: (194 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (194 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (194 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (194 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (194 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (194 votes)

French Onion Soup
peel onionsCut up onions and fry till golden brownput water and onions in a big saucepanadd stock cubessimmer for 1 hourNow eat and enjoy, with...
Healthiness: (4 votes) Healthiness: 4.5 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4.5 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4.5 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4.5 out of 5 (4 votes)Healthiness: 4.5 out of 5 (4 votes)

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