Blistered padron peppers

This is one of the easiest things you will ever make. In fact, it’s not even really a recipe, more of a good idea, which is why this post is so short. It tastes of mediterranean holidays overlooking a marina while the sun beats down on your face. Are padron peppers spicy? No. Well kinda.…

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Experimenting with confit garlic

This will be a short post, because it turns out that confiting stuff, in this case garlic, is very easy. I was inspired by Sophia Roe, a chef, writer and multi-talented lady to give it a go. I thought it would be another great kitchen experiment the second I saw those golden cloves. Is there…

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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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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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Potato salad recipe

It’s such a classic. Here’s the situation: it’s summer, there’s a BBQ, you want something to contribute that’s easy and can be made in advance, maybe warm, maybe cold, something rich, but not too rich, something that’s popular with everyone, something that’s filling and cheap for a big party. So what do you make? Potato…

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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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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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