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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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Creamy Cauliflower, White Bean and Dill Soup

Creamy Cauliflower, White Bean and Dill Soup

Sumac, smoked paprika and dill are the the little extras that amp the flavour in this creamy-textured cauliflower and white bean soup. If you have time, roast the cauliflower for a beautifully nutty, rounded taste. This is a perfect vegan, whole food soup to serve family and friends alike. It even tastes good cold with shards of toasted …

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American-style Chocolate and Granola Pancakes

American-style Chocolate and Granola Pancakes

Easy, decadent and perfect for dessert, these Chocolate Granola Pancakes are a Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), or any day, treat. Easily adapted for gluten-free and dairy-free. I have lived in the UK for many years, adapting my palate to my adopted island’s produce and serious love of global cuisines – the latter about the only good …

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Eggplant and Double Green Pizza (and Calzone!) with Foolproof Wholewheat Dough

Eggplant and Double Green Pizza (and Calzone!) with Foolproof Wholewheat Dough

Despite being quite evangelical when it comes to home-cooking, a girl needs a break sometimes. While my preference is to go out, sometimes I really can’t be bothered making the effort, especially if it involves getting out of cosy pajamas (which I may put on as early as 4 pm in the dead of winter) or …

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Eggplant and Double Green Pizza (and Calzone!) with Foolproof Wholewheat Dough

Eggplant and Double Green Pizza (and Calzone!) with Foolproof Wholewheat Dough

Despite being quite evangelical when it comes to home-cooking, a girl needs a break sometimes. While my preference is to go out, sometimes I really can’t be bothered making the effort, especially if it involves getting out of cosy pajamas (which I may put on as early as 4 pm in the dead of winter) or …

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Smoky Winter Kale Salad – With Avocado-Cilantro Dressing To Go With Everything!

Smoky Winter Kale Salad – With Avocado-Cilantro Dressing To Go With Everything!

This is just the sort of the thing I crave as winter elides into spring. It’s not warm enough for “salad-salad” but all of the hot foods – soups, pastas, bakes – are getting old. Even if they are new. Do you know what I mean? The vegetable section of the supermarkets are really struggling …

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Espresso Peanut Butter and Oat Cookies (gluten and dairy free)

Espresso Peanut Butter and Oat Cookies (gluten and dairy free)

A lower sugar, dairy-free and gluten-free soft oat cookie containing a sneaky superfood (shh…it’s chaga). Munch on a couple for a post-workout, at-work or travel snack. These energising bakes are also great as an on-the-go breakfast with a piece of fruit and a small carton of yogurt. You can easily make them child-friendly by nixing the espresso and adding …

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