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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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Creamy Wild Mushroom Skillet Phyllo Pie + Kalette & Carrots with Roasted Garlic-Tahini Sauce

Creamy Wild Mushroom Skillet Phyllo Pie + Kalette & Carrots with Roasted Garlic-Tahini Sauce

This is a commissioned post. Today’s two vegetarian recipes are extra special ones. Not because of what they are particularly – although shatteringly crisp phyllo pastry surrounding creamy wild mushrooms, wild rice, and sauteed chard is, I’ll admit, one of my new favourite flavour and texture mash ups. These holiday recipes are extra special because they …

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Winter Salad with Sprouts, Freekeh, Caramelised Squash and Buffalo Ranch Dressing (vegan recipe)

Winter Salad with Sprouts, Freekeh, Caramelised Squash and Buffalo Ranch Dressing (vegan recipe)

I know, being a Floridian at heart, I should really prefer summer, but there is so much gorgeous produce to eat right now that late autumn and early winter are pretty hard to beat. Okay, maybe the British weather is a bit pants underwhelming much of the time, but the produce that’s coming in is stunning: crimson globes of …

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Christmas Mincemeat Slab Pie (vegan/gluten-free recipe)

Christmas Mincemeat Slab Pie (vegan/gluten-free recipe)

Making Christmas mince pies is a lot easier using the “slab pie” approach. Easy, vegan and gluten-free – a perfect treat to serve or give as a homemade gift. Oh, and an “everyday”, lower sugar tweak is given too.  Christmas isn’t Christmas without mince pies. At least in the UK. Dating back to at least the 13th century these …

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Mega-Berry Green Smoothie: What to Drink the Day After the Night Before

Mega-Berry Green Smoothie: What to Drink the Day After the Night Before

This green smoothie sneaks in the goodness of berry powders to amp the nutrition, colour and taste. A perfect, easily digested and delicious breakfast, snack or post-workout boost. How can you not feel better after drinking this? The night before can mean a lot of things. Too much food, too much booze, too many desserts; too much …

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Pasta with Slow-Cooked Aubergines, Artichokes and Anchovies (easily vegan recipe)

Pasta with Slow-Cooked Aubergines, Artichokes and Anchovies (easily vegan recipe)

This is a commissioned recipe Weeknight pasta meals don’t have to mean reaching for a sauce jar. Or a boil-in-bag pouch.  Or even – God forbid – a lurid powder. With a few fresh and a few store cupboard ingredients, you and your family can quickly be tucking into a slippery, savoury pile of pasta studded with …

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