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  • 1 Martha Stewart's Beet chips
    To create thin, evenly sliced beets, use a mandoline slicer - plastic models are available at housewares stores.Dish type: side dishServes 4 Ingredients2 medium beets1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil Method...

  • 2 Gordon Ramsay's chunky chips
    Dish type: side dish Serves 4Ingredients1kg potatoes (eg Desirée or King Edward), scrubbed or peeledSea salt and black pepper5 garlic cloves (unpeeled)Few thyme sprigsFew rosemary sprigs (leaves only)Olive oil, to...

  • 3 Back to beauty school: quick tips for getting ready in a rush
    It’s back to school time for children, with consternation for some London parents facing bumping into celebrity mothers Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson and Stella McCartney at the school gates. But...

  • 4 Sweet pork and chilli stir-fry
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 450g/1lb lean stir-fry pork strips 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and sliced 1 clove garlic, peeled and...

  • 5 Strawberry and blueberry smoothie
    Ingredients (Makes 1) 50g/2oz strawberries, rinsed and hulled 50g/2oz blueberries 1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks 200ml/7fl oz low-fat yoghurt 2 tbsp wheatgerm MethodWhizz all the ingredients, except for...

  • 6 Creamy passion fruit delight
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 x 142ml carton St Ivel Double Cream 4 meringue nests 1 ripe mango, peeled, stone removed, and flesh diced 2 passion fruit Sprigs of fresh mint...

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    Fitness and exercise: Quick tips for great legs

    · Just 15 minutes of fast walking or jogging every other day will increase stamina and tone legs. Try to vary the walk over different terrains and gradients for maximum...