Recipes

‘Bag Ends’ Bread for World Earth Day 2017

It's a good week to do some tree hugging: just in case you missed it, Saturday was Earth Day 2017. This annual celebration of loving our planet comes at an important time with the world feeling a bit politically wobbly and a certain leader, whose name starts with T...

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Toasty Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Dressing

Making cauliflower cool again For a long time, cauliflower was the mushy, uncool cousin to some of the 'more exciting' crucifers, like purple sprouting broccoli. I think that this is in part down to overcooking of this crunchy veg, which can lead to a slightly...

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Get Your Hygge On: Yumble Spicy Rhubarb Crumble

Crumble is one of my ultimate comfort foods. And by comfort foods, I mean something that makes me feel warm and fuzzy. In the depths of February, this is just the type of food that gives me a big smile and a happy stomach. For me, it's also the perfect hygge food. If...

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Warming Coconutty Vegan Chickpea Curry

Well, it has definitely been a surprisingly chilly week in the UK. The temperature dropped to -6°C where I live and the mornings have been delightfully white and frosty. It's the kind of weather that makes me want to curl up with a warm cup of dark hot chocolate or a...

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Mulled Hot Chocolate: a moment of festive mmmm!

My first experience of hot chocolate was the sugary, powdery confection type. It was a bit of a guilty pleasure as a child when anything sweet was a treat. We didn't have it too often at home when I was very little, so when we did it was pretty special. I may have...

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Get warm with 3 autumn porridge recipes

Ah, porridge; how much do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Porridge is one of my favourite go-to foods when I want something simple and tasty - and I don't necessarily restrict it to breakfast or sweet options. I think maybe I'm distantly related to Goldilocks....

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Halloween Pumpkin Cacao ‘Kapow’ Balls

I love, love, love autumn. I look forward to the weather getting a little cooler as it's perfect for long walks outside to look at the russet coloured leaves starting to cover the trees. There's also something kind of fun about kicking up big piles of leaves (or is...

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Chocolate Week Cacao Nib Pesto

Get to know your nibs If it's not 100% clear from the amount that I write about chocolate, I think cacao and chocolate are truly wonderful foods. I definitely agree with the official name of the plant that chocolate comes from: the plant name theobroma cacao means...

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