A meat free month: week four

It’s over! No more restrictions, no more unrequited cravings. Meat is back on the menu. If you’re just catching up, Harry and I gave up eating meat in January. If you want to read about it here’s week one, week two and week three. Whilst we have never been the type that eat meat every…

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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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Spiced Cauliflower ‘Steaks’ with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

I’d like to put my hands up and say that I’ve always loved cauliflower. Long before people were making rice and pizzas out of the stuff I still enjoyed it – even better if it was swimming in a heart-stopping cheese sauce. However, I love how popular it has become, with more inventive ways to…

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Roast Beetroot and Watercress Salad

As tempted as I am to forget about summer and start living that autumn lifestyle (jeans and jumpers, walks in the woods, watching films on a rainy day…) I have to remind myself that come January I’ll be begging for some warmth again. So whilst it’s tempting to hone my hot chocolate recipe instead I…

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Tahini Greens

Tahini is something I’ve discovered fairly recently. I had a jar sitting in the fridge of my old flat for about a year before making a recipe that used it, but I now make this pretty much on a weekly basis. Tahini has definitely become more popular in recent years with an increased interest in…

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