Choosing the healthy option

Food at St Lukes Hospice Feature....Heaf Chef Nick Wilkes
Food at St Lukes Hospice Feature....Heaf Chef Nick Wilkes
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THERE are few people who don’t enjoy a hearty pie – but for those looking for something a little lighter to bake as part of The Star’s Great Pie and Peas Up campaign, a Sheffield chef has devised a low-fat recipe perfect for calorie-counters.

The campaign is being launched to fund a new inpatient unit at St Luke’s Hospice, and The Star has pledged to raise £100,000 to fund one of 14 single rooms.

Today’s cut-out-and-keep chicken pie recipe – the second of six this week – comes from Nick Wilkes, head chef at the hospice in Whirlow.

Readers are asked to host pie and pea suppers anytime in March, asking guests for donations in return. A £10 minimum donation is suggested.

People can bake their own pies or simply buy them in, and everyone who registers receives a special pack with invitations, a poster and place mats.

n Visit www.stlukeshospice.org.uk/pieandpeasup to sign up to host an event.