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katsu curry sauce

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Easy Katsu Curry Sauce for aaaall the vegetables and proteins! This vibrant Japanese-style sauce is nutritious and uber-delicious. Feel free to go as spicy as you dare. Oh, and it freezes like a dream. Continue reading

Fudgy low-carb raspberry brownies

Fudgy Low-Carb Raspberry Brownies are easily-made, one-bowl cocoa brownies. Healthy almond flour gives them structure, while safe sugar sub erythritol adds essential sweetness. I’ve studded the batter with tangy freeze-dried raspberries bits for extra-fab flavour. But even just dotting with fresh raspberries gives these more-ish brownies a special tweak.

Pro brownie tip: cool completely in the pan before slicing into ooey-gooey slices.  Continue reading

roasted vegetables with pomegranate and peanut sauce

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Tangy Pomegranate and Peanut Butter Roasted Winter Vegetables is our favourite kind of cold-weather weekday meal. In fact, we have been known to have this twice in one week. And not as leftovers. 🙂

As denotes an on-repeat weekday recipe, this one is low on effort and high on satisfaction. Chunky winter veg, roasted in the oven until golden edged and sizzling, are turned over in a no-cook, nutty, sour and warmly-spicy sauce. Sprinkle over with pomegranate arils and a handful of chopped parsley, and dinner is immediate and bursting with flavour. If you manage not to wipe a finger around your bowl to get every last drop of sauce, you are a stronger person than me. Continue reading

persimmon and celeriac salad with parmesan

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Shaved Persimmon and Celeriac with Parmigiano Reggiano is a simple but impossibly lovely and festive-looking salad for eating throughout the winter. Yes, salad in winter! Sweet, tangy and with bags of umami, it is easily adaptable to other fruits and vegetables. The key is the cheese!

persimmon and celeriac shaved salad with parmesanMy last recipe for you was a creamy, dreamy Chard and Porcini Gratin. This créme fraîche and Parmigiano Reggiano-sauced vegetable side dish goes with all of your winter meals. As at home alongside a stew as it is with a nut roast (or gleaming, burnished turkey), this easy recipe is just so good. Let me know if you make it!

But pretty it ain’t. That, however, doesn’t bother me a jot. And I doubt it bothers you. Looks definitely aren’t everything when it comes to home cooked food. I should know!

But sometimes pretty is what you want. Attractive to the eye, inviting you to pick up your fork, this is my fresh alternative for your cold weather menus – and beyond. Don’t you feel healthier and more alive just looking at it? Who knew winter food could be so colourful, and so easy? Continue reading

chard and porcini mushroom gratin

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Chard and Porcini Mushroom Gratin – iron-rich chard and earthy porcini mushrooms create magic in a light and healthy, no-cook Parmigiano Reggiano sauce. A delectable festive side dish. Or anytime dish! Continue reading

white pizza with rosemary potatoes and caramelized leeks

White Pizza with Rosemary Potatoes and Caramelized Leeks is a creamy style of pizza. Holding lemony créme fraîche, steamed potato slices and meltingly soft leeks, this pizza is a winner for family dinner. Make it tonight with bought or homemade dough. Or even a couple of ready-for-topping pizza bases!

white pizza with rosemary potatoes and caramelized leeks

All pizzas are good pizzas. Slicked with homemade “red sauce”, a shower of cheese and a few vegetables or some cured meat, few would turn down a slice or three. But is a pizza a pizza without tomato sauce? I say yes. Yes indeed. Continue reading

Apple and Berry Crumble is a mini version of the quintessential fruity British dessert, but sugar-free and grain-free. Treat yourself to this delicious dessert – or even breakfast! Serve with full-fat organic yogurt, créme fraîche, cream, warm custard, or ice cream. Instructions for a generous, family-size crumble are also given.

What more could you possibly want than this jammy-edged fruit crumble? Continue reading

winter kale and sweet potato salad

Sweet Potato and Kale Panzanella Salad is a flavour-layered winter salad with the pop of pomegranate and interest of optional “keto croutons”. This makes a truly special festive side dish or light winter lunch. sweet potato and kale panzanella salad

As I type, not six feet away from me through glass, the back of my house is being demolished. There’s a bright orange digger rooting up the rain-sodden ground. Pick axe-wielding lads are splintering old concrete into shrouds of grey dust. And a radio is blaring out hits from the 90s. Suffice it to say, I am slowly losing my sanity. So, this might be shorter than usual. That is probably a good news for most of you. Continue reading

celeriac & apple tartare

Sharp, sweet and crisp, Celeriac and Apple Tartare is a simple – essential! – winter side dish. A perfect complement to a hearty holiday or family meal. Put it on your menu soon and let me know what you think. Deal? Continue reading

spicy peanut butter noodles

Rainbow Noodle Bowl with Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce is a craveable nutty tangle of colourful vegetables and noodles. Topped with slices of turmeric tofu, tasting is believing. This recipe serves 3-4, with options given for customising and super-sizing to your needs. Why not put it on this week’s menu? Continue reading

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