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Smoked mackerel salade Niçoise composed on a green platter on distressed concrete backdrop

Smoked Mackerel Salade Niçoise is a Food To Glow summer favourite, made possibly more delicious and filling with extra vegetables. You can even make it vegan with my easy tweak. Summer eating at its simplest and most sublime. This composed style of salad originates, of course, in the south of France. Best eaten in the …

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baked chipotle cauliflower frittata in skillet for a healthy dinner

Make this baked chipotle cauliflower frittata for a nutritious and scrumptious low-carb midweek dinner, saving a slice for your lunch the next day. Busy week? Eggs and random vegetables in the fridge? Well, you could do worse than make a frittata. I make quite a lot of frittatas, both for work and for us. The …

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A summer-into-fall chard, portabello mushroom and broccoli pie, studded with nuggets of feta, buttery pine nuts and magical za'atar. Covered, of course, with a few hand-crumpled layers of paper-thin phyllo pastry. Easily vegan and gluten-free.

It is more “Scottish monsoon” than “flaming June” around here so you will forgive me, I hope, for ignoring salads and plumping for pie. A summer-into-fall (!) luscious chard, portabello mushroom and broccoli pie, studded with nuggets of feta, buttery pine nuts and magical za’atar. Covered, of course, with a few hand-crumpled layers of paper-thin …

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I hope this bright pop of colour is a welcome addition to your inbox today. I know it is a salad, and many of us – with rain either in progress (me) or threatening to do so – don’t feel terribly salady. But a splash of colour on a plate always cheers. And this one doesn’t …

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If you have never made deli counter-staple tabbouleh, before but appreciate the healthy fresh taste of this salad, use this as a guide before striking out on your own next time. Delicious for lunch, BBQ or a picnic with other summer salads and its best bud, hummus. This is easily grain-free and paleo by blitzing cauliflower into grains, or using quinoa. But then it really isn't tabbouleh, and Middle Eastern mamas everywhere will tut and tsk. Fact.

  For a supposedly simple salad, tabbouleh, staple of deli counters around the world, has a lot of rules. “It’s all about the parsley,” most purists say. “Don’t cook the bulgur wheat, just soak it in the dressing,” say others. “For heaven’s sake, soak the grains in two changes of water then dry it in the …

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Using a combination of quality fresh, store cupboard and frozen ingredients this colourful kale, rainbow carrot and hummus tart is my idea of comfort food heaven. While it isn't quite a quick meal, it is incredibly easy. You can make it quicker by using bought shortcrust dough, but my very easy olive oil dough, brushed with preserved lemon oil as it comes out of the oven, lifts this tart out of the ordinary.

A partnered post Using a combination of quality fresh, store cupboard and frozen ingredients this colourful kale, rainbow carrot and hummus tart is my idea of comfort food heaven. While it isn’t quite a quick meal, it is incredibly easy. You can make it quicker by using bought shortcrust dough, but my very easy olive oil dough, brushed with …

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Greetings from Heathrow Airport! We are spending today {Boxing Day, the 26th} in transit: Edinburgh to London {7 hour layover!} to Washington DC, and then tomorrow on to my home state of Florida. I doubt very much we will be having anything desperately healthy, although Leon, The Perfectionist’s Cafe, {A Heston Blumenthal venture}, and The Gorgeous …

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The eagle-eyed among you (all of you?) may have noticed the absence of any small, black-skinned oval beans in this pot. Do you feel cheated? Were you hoping to see dots of creamy, ebony-skinned beans caught up in a tangle of saucy pasta and wholesome greens? Well, even if you were – and that is another direction this …

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At any given weekend, from now until sometime in September, those puffs of smoke and enticing aromas emanating from nearby gardens are as likely to be barbecuing vegetables as they are sizzling meats. Certainly around these parts, despite the stubbornly cool temps and challenging winds, I have heard beery shouts and rose’-induced giggles marking the British barbecuing …

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roasted tomato galette on baking tray with ricotta dip and herbs

My roasted tomato galette is a delicious savory tart, with a freeform cornmeal and fennel seed-flecked crust. Nestling slow-roasted tomatoes and a quick savoury spread – choice of two – this bake is a tweak on a sweet Food To Glow favourite – the fruit galette. Word of advice: don’t be put off by the …

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