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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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How To Make Espresso Peanut Butter

How To Make Espresso Peanut Butter

Espresso nut and seed butter is the perfect way to wake up your breakfast routine. Spread it on toast, swirl it in your morning oatmeal, slather it on apple slices, mix it into baking – eat it straight off the spoon! Easy to prepare and keeps well. You can even make it decaf.  This is a nutty …

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15-Minute Kimchi Fried Rice – A Family-Friendly Introduction to Fermented Foods

15-Minute Kimchi Fried Rice – A Family-Friendly Introduction to Fermented Foods

An easy, vegetarian and family-friendly introduction to fermented superfood, kimchi.  Kimchi is a big ask for some. Even more so for those with families to feed. For starters – not to put too fine a point on it – kimchi stinks. To highest Heaven. Even hardcore kimchi fans would have to admit this. In fact, …

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Lentil Soup with Spinach, Mint and Caraway

Lentil Soup with Spinach, Mint and Caraway

Lentil soup is a standard lunch staple in many a kitchen. Whether it is from a tin, or lovingly crafted from gathered produce and a sweeping armful of warming spices, lentil soup is a giver. Hearty, comforting, homey, exotic, simple, nourishing, and ambrosial – lentil soup in its various forms ticks a lot of delicious …

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Spicy Asian Peanut Butter Noodles – a Healthy Chinese New Year Recipe

Spicy Asian Peanut Butter Noodles – a Healthy Chinese New Year Recipe

This is a commissioned post. Ring in the Year of the Rooster with this “lucky” dish of spicy peanut butter, soba noodles and spiralized parsnips. I can’t promise health, wealth and happiness but I can pinky-swear that you will love this flavour-jammed quick, easy, lower carb vegan recipe. Adjust the spices to your liking.  Food …

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Bean Bourguignon – a vegan comfort food recipe

Bean Bourguignon – a vegan comfort food recipe

A hearty and rich cold weather comfort blanket of a recipe, with red wine, herbs, beans and wild mushrooms. Like any stew this vegan bean bourguignon gets better after a couple of days of flavour mingling, so make enough for leftovers. I’m feeling a bit sheepish. This is the longest I have gone without writing …

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