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These chocolate and rye pancakes are divine filled with creamy chilli, honey and fruit-studded ricotta and drizzled with a simple chocolate sauce. Dessert or a very decadent breakfast. The choice is yours. When you have a hankering for something sweet and homemade not much beats a tall stack of maple syrup-kissed pancakes. Using store cupboard …

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What do get when you combine creamy cashew butter, tiny pearls of puffed quinoa and heady, exotic cardamom? The most delicious two-bite biscuit this side of a bakery. Sweetened with date syrup – and containing no grains whatsoever – if you have a food processor you can be eating these in less than 20 minutes. No …

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Naturally gluten-free and as near-as-damn-it to a healthy but actually nice tasting, and not entirely made of coconuts, avocados and dates, blondie as one could possibly make. Indeed, they have passed the all-important kid and pensioner test. You are welcome. I’m not here to torture you. Honestly. I’m actually a pretty nice person. If you were behind …

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Hopping from family gathering to party to dinner. Zapping in and out of airports and train stations. Catering like a boss for family and friends. Too.Many.Cocktails. The holiday season definitely takes its toll. Not only on one’s routine and normal diet, but also one’s  motivation to get back to real life – which unfortunately isn’t fruit-spiked …

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Many of us are still in holiday mood. I speak as someone eyeing up an unclaimed box of chocolates whilst also contemplating when it is seemly to ask my lovely in-laws if they would like a glass of Prosecco (it is not quite 4 pm; but it is Boxing Day.). ;-)

Mashed cauliflower has been around awhile, hasn’t it? As the vanguard vegetable in the paleo and low-carb movement, cauliflower has transformed, Cinderella-like, from the last thing eaten on the plate (if at all) to being clamoured for – whole, roasted and burnished with spice. The centrepiece of the meal. I started hearing about cauliflower as a carb …

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Despite living in Britain for over 25 years I have not quite adopted the local Christmas custom of whipping up batches of mince pies. All of that rolling and stamping out dough makes me want to break out in a not very festive sweat. But plenty of people do, so these small fruity hand pies are at absolutely …

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Homemade lasagne is one of the most glorious of comfort dishes to both prepare and eat. On a dreich and blustery day, pulling out the hand-crank pasta machine, turning its spindly handle and processing a lump of dough into silky sheets of pasta is a deeply satisfying and quite magical experience. Not much can touch the original form …

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I first became acquainted with this style of dish – a healthier sweet and sour, for want of a better description  – after Andrew came back from a working weekend clutching a hand-written recipe, and near-demanding that we make it. To him it was called Cressida’s Chicken, named after the sister of the hostess for whom …

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Nutrient-rich kale goes a bit decadent in this quick and easy creamed kale dish. Even the vegan version has a rich edge that belies its superfood credentials. If you like creamed spinach (I do!), this is its less slippery and more textural cousin. I prefer it to spinach, possibly because a whole bag of kale …

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