Food in season: February

Welcome to the second installation of Food in season… where month by month I give you a run down of the food that’s well, in season. February always seems like a pretty uninspiring month. It’s grey, it’s still cold and it’s not showing signs of getting much better. The endless drizzle, the non-stop gloom. But…

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A meat free month: week three

By now you guys know the drill, January has been a meatless month for me in a bid to cook more creatively and explore whether I feel any health benefits after cutting meat out of my diet. If you want to catch up you can read about week one here and week two here. When…

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Spiced roast cauliflower soup (it’s vegan too)

Ah, the humble cauliflower. Over the last decade it saw something of a renaissance. Once a reminder of overcooked school meals we saw it transform into rice and pizza bases, seen alongside pasta and fish and even hidden in smoothies. Alongside other brassicas (looking at you, kale) it rose to stardom and has settled into…

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A meat free month: week two

Read about week one here. This week I planned to make the most of so much of the great root veg that’s in season at the moment. I filled the fridge with beetroot, celeriac and leeks, thinking of nourishing warm winter salads with their comforting earthy flavours, whilst I tried to put week one’s lapse…

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Roasted pepper vegetarian chilli

There are some evenings that demand an easy recipe, where you can chuck in the ingredients and just stir from time to time. Minimum thought, minimum effort. This week, after a day dealing with German bureaucracy, that’s exactly what I needed, so this is what I made. I love that I can just relax and…

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A meat free month: week one

The beginning of the year always brings out an interesting side of people. The desire for self-improvement or ‘detox’ runs wild and many of us attempt to change our habits, if only for a month. I had a little rant about long term new year’s resolutions in my recipe for turkey, quinoa and charred lettuce…

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Turkey, quinoa and charred lettuce salad recipe

Oh boy, it’s new years. Another fresh start, diet, hobby, business, brand with new resolutions, intention setting and visualisions of your dreams. It’s a funny time of year when the collective self-improvement tide takes force, especially when most of us don’t really believe it will last ’til March, but we do it because we hope…

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Food in season: January

Happy new year everyone! To kick off the year I will be listing the food in season every month to make it easier for you to eat seasonally, which is better environmentally, economically and can even be better for you. Great new year’s resolution, huh?

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Portuguese cabbage soup (caldo verde) recipe

Dishes that we now deem to be comfort food were often once peasant dishes, made from the need for filling, cheap food. Over the years as economies have grown and salaries have increased they have often been refined, sometimes shrugging off their once lowly status. Portuguese cabbage soup is almost one such dish, as despite…

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On kitchen rituals and slow living

What is a ritual? What is slow living? A religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order. Oxford Dictionary The dictionary definition of a ritual is not entirely what I mean in this post. I am not sacrificing virgins on my countertops, nor performing satanic rites. Instead…

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