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Cheesy Cauliflower, Lentil and Buckwheat Bake (easily vegan recipe)

Cheesy Cauliflower, Lentil and Buckwheat Bake (easily vegan recipe)

A cheesy, hearty, vegetarian recipe for any time of year that the thermometer dips. Leftovers are great sliced and added to a lunchbox with a wee pot of ketchup. The weather is not playing ball. It is the last gasp of April and not only have I switched the heat back on, I’ve added a scarf, too. …

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Pistachio and Olive Oil Madeleines

Pistachio and Olive Oil Madeleines

Perhaps one of the most literary of foodstuffs, madeleines are surprisingly easy to make. These tiny scallop-shaped cakes are given a 21st century makeover with olive oil and pistachios – and a touch of yuzu if you have it. Dip into a steaming cup of tea and see what happens! I didn’t grow up with the …

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Golden Cauliflower Rarebit

Golden Cauliflower Rarebit

Cauliflower covered in bubbling, boozy rarebit cheese sauce is hard to resist, especially when the cauliflower is given a boost through a simple brining. Enjoy as a side dish, light lunch or supper. Easy cheesy goodness guaranteed! Cauliflower is at its very best right now. This nutritious vegetable, its milky-hued curds cradled in a cap …

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Sweet Chilli Beetroot and Ricotta Tartlets Recipe

Sweet Chilli Beetroot and Ricotta Tartlets Recipe

In partnership with Love Beetroot Earthy, tangy beets married with smooth creamy ricotta in crunchy filo make a delightful and simple starter or light lunch. Add intriguing nigella seeds and you’ve got the wow factor. A colourful, lip-smacking vegetarian recipe for special occasions – and no occasion! Beets – like cauliflower – have enjoyed something of a …

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Easy Scandinavian Smoked Mackerel, Horseradish Yogurt and Pickled Samphire Recipe

Easy Scandinavian Smoked Mackerel, Horseradish Yogurt and Pickled Samphire Recipe

In partnership with Waitrose. An easy starter for Easter, or a simple lunch with crispbreads, this Scandinavian-style recipe of smoked fish, horseradish yogurt cream and quick pickled samphire and cucumber ribbons is an easy way to impress. Today’s recipe is almost too simple to even call it a recipe. But I just have to share …

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Amazing Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew

Amazing Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew

In partnership with Iceland   Moqueca is Brazil’s answer to France’s bouillabaisse and Portugal’s caldeirada. Filled with fish, prawns, peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic and leaf coriander, this easy, healthy fish stew is one of Brazil’s best dishes. What makes it amazing is coconut milk. You can make it without, but I promise that if you …

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Cardamom-Pecan Swirl Coffee Cake

Cardamom-Pecan Swirl Coffee Cake

This is a commissioned post. A Scandinavian-influenced coffee cake marbled with a deliciously crunchy mixture of pecan nuts, warm spices and dark brown sugar, and kept soft with chestnut puree. This fairly healthy cake is easily gluten-free. Mums deserve homemade.  I have recently found out that I am a good bit Scandinavian; I rather suspected …

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Pasta with Caramelised Onions, Feta and Walnuts Recipe + Know Your (Leftover) Onions

Pasta with Caramelised Onions, Feta and Walnuts Recipe + Know Your (Leftover) Onions

A little taste of Turkey lurks in this deceptively simple, but deeply-flavoured vegetarian pasta dish. Make more onions than you need and add the remainder into dishes for days to come.  The aroma of slowly cooked sliced onions draws my family to the kitchen faster than a cake pulled from the oven. And I don’t think this is a reflection …

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Butternut Squash Hollandaise with Egg, Shiitake and Chard

Butternut Squash Hollandaise with Egg, Shiitake and Chard

I have become increasingly obsessed with breakfast, my favourite meal of the day. As soon as I wake, and sometimes before I go to sleep, my thoughts are of what to have for the first meal of the day. As I fill my old stovetop coffee maker with scoops of espresso (sadly now decaf) and cold, clear water …

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Crispy Hake with Kalette, Blood Orange and Rosemary

Crispy Hake with Kalette, Blood Orange and Rosemary

You might have to trust me on this, but white fish goes amazingly well with the minerality of the kale and sweetish tang of the seasonal blood oranges, while the rosemary and crispy capers tip it over into restaurant territory (at least we think so!). Prepping to plating up takes all of 20 minutes too. Easy, …

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