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green tea guacamole with homemade purple tortilla chips on wooden tray

Super-green matcha tea-enhanced guacamole – traditional recipe, but with a superfood twist.  Today’s post is quite literally stuffed with my favourite tips for not only making the best guacamole, but also how to choose matcha tea. Both can be very simple, but I hope my years’ of experience making guacamole (30+ years) and drinking matcha …

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A perfect winter into spring salad for when you are craving fresh, healthy flavours, jewel-like colours and snappy textures. Blood orange, massaged kale (yep, it's still around!), creamy avocado dressing and toasty, smoky coconut flakes are what you want right now. Vegan and full of nutritious but luxurious tastes.

A perfect winter into spring salad for when you are craving fresh, healthy flavours, jewel-like colours and snappy textures. Blood orange, massaged kale (yep, it’s still around!), creamy avocado dressing and toasty, smoky coconut bacon are what you want right now. Vegan and full of nutritious but luxurious tastes. This is just the sort of the thing …

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Lower carb avocado, rainbow vegetable and prawn-filled Vietnamese summer rolls are perfect dipped into silky peanut-tamarind dip. An easy, healthy appetizer, starter or light supper. Swap prawns for marinated tofu for a vegan option.

Lower carb avocado, rainbow vegetable and prawn-filled Vietnamese summer rolls are perfect dipped into silky peanut-tamarind dip. An easy, healthy appetizer, starter or light supper. Swap prawns for marinated tofu for a vegan option. Apologies if you have come looking for a photo post on my idyllic Scottish Outer Hebrides trip. I had underestimated how …

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How can a recipe with no chicken and no mayo be a chicken salad? You would be surprised. White beans, avocado mayo, and the usual suspects of celery, salad onions, tarragon and nuts (in this case, pecans) give a credible imitation without involving our cluckin’ lovely feathered friends. When I first started thinking about making this I was merrily carrying my coat over …

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Creamy avocado, crunchy cashews, soft herbs and drinkable salty-sweet-sour Thai dressing for a light vegan supper. Plenty of protein and healthy fats. Loads of ideas to make it suitable for everyone in your family.

I have mentioned the avocado and cashews, but didn’t want to scare you by mentioning one of the other key ingredients in this rather heavenly salad. It is an ingredient that I usually cannot abide with anything other than a bowl, and perhaps a squirt of lime. Not to sound like Dr Suess, but I don’t …

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It’s all about the dressing…A salad. In February. Am I mad? An explanation: Being this tantalisingly close in the year to warmth, spring colour and fresh tastes I am really craving bright food. Okay, I’m always craving food – bright food – but lately it borders on stark-eyed obsession. The seemingly endless months of low, blue-tinged light …

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I love being introduced to new foods and recipes. Don’t you? Pouring over others’ food blogs, visiting markets in far-flung cities and countries, ordering the wackiest (within reason) thing on the menu. Love it. Possibly my favourite food-related activity – other than eating the stuff – is looking at commonplace ingredients and trying to finesse something unique …

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As a matter of habit and, I suspect, genetics, I get up rather early in the morning. Sometimes 3 am or 4 am, in which case I am often able to go back to sleep, grasping my deluxe eye mask (ask if you want more details – it’s amazing) down firmly over my eyes just as …

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Like us humans, plants long for light and warmth. In the depths of winter, both us and plants tend to hibernate – them waiting for the first pale, watery sunlight to unfurl tightly-knotted shoots; us hunkered down and longing to shed heavy jackets and wooly layers. Spring brings treasures of delicate flavours, blossoms and colours – curls …

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I suppose most of us need another ice lolly recipe like we need another hole in the head. But before you wander away and look at prettier pictures (these are fairly scrappy. sorry) can I just point out that these taste a hell of a lot nicer than they look. Despite the healthy ingredients, and …

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