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No meat, fish or dairy? No problem. IndyBest picks the cookbooks that use the healthiest ingredients – and prove there is life after cheese

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Sustenance served up as nature intended can give us a boost. IndyBest suggests snacks, oils and drinks for healthy eating
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Whether you’re a smooth operator or out to crunch, spice up your knife with our selection of delicious toppings
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A good-value alternative to champers, sales of the Italian fizz are on the rise. Here's our pick of the finest fizz
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From boozy milk to wasabi, give the food-lover in your life some extra-special, unusual treats to wake up to on Christmas morning
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Whether it's enjoyed post-dinner or snuggled round the fire for a lazy Boxing Day lunch, we've always got room for cheese. These are our favourites
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Thirsty? Beer blogger Ray Bailey picks his favourite bottles to drink when the mercury rises
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Looking for a superior sweet treat to go with your cuppa? We've munched our way through a range of biccies to bring you the most moreish
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Add vintage fun to your cocktail party with these 500ml Kilner jars: use them to store ice, herbs or fruit on your spirits trolley, or discard the lids and add a straw for a creative cocktail vessel.
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Bellini, mojito, daiquiri – whatever your cocktail of choice, we’ve got  the kit you need to recreate it at home
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Grind it, shake it, or opt for electronic seasoning. However you want to serve your salt and pepper, we select a range of the best kitchen helpers to spice up your dining table
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As the sun comes out (hurrah) it’s time to wander down to the nearest park or beach, just make sure you’ve packed something to sit on
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If your ancient machine leaves you boiling with rage, why not update your kitchen with a new model?
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From Spanish Mediterranean flavours to complex wild berry tastes culled from the Black Forest of Germany, this selection of spirits should serve everyone from young hipster to gentleman’s club fogey
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