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low-carb smoked mackerel fishcakes

Low-Carb Smoked Mackerel Fishcakes use celeriac instead of the usual potatoes. And these delicious and easily-made mini fishcakes can be baked or fried. Try them with the easy dill and cucumber sauce, or your favorite cocktail sauce. Enjoy them for dinner, lunch or snack. Freezable, too.

low-carb smoked mackerel fishcakesSmoked mackerel is a staple food for us. Inexpensive, freezer-friendly and sustainable, this Omega 3-packed fish is a must-buy if you are, like me, an omnivore. I love it so much that it even featured in my first ever Food To Glow post – for Quinoa and Smoked Mackerel Fishcakes. I hope my photos have improved!

But you really can’t improve on a simple smoked mackerel fishcake recipe. Except perhaps to make it even lower in carbohydrates. In this reimagined recipe I replace standard potato (or quinoa) with low-carb wonder food, celeriac. Have you tried celeriac? Continue reading

japanese-style iced coffee

Japanese-Style Iced Coffee is the summertime coffee shop drink of your dreams, but made at home. This ice-cold cup of Joe is easy to prepare in a fancy pour-over carafe, wide-mouthed Kilner jar, or any heat-proof jug. Smooth, bright and deeply flavoured, this five-minute coffee drink will be your new summer ritual. Great on its own or with your favourite creamer. Continue reading

the greenest soup

The Creamiest Green Soup is faintly Scandinavian, with plenty of seasonal greens, an avocado, soft herbs, and a few gentle spices. All blitzed to a velvety haze of spring green.

green soup in bowlsThis is the time of year when some of us quietly slip soup off the menu. As the temperature rises, we can be desperate to escape the warm hug of hearty soups. It feels just a bit too claustrophobic.

Instead we eye up the fresh greens and tender herbs. Our winter-pale hands reach for new season’s carrots, their fronds of frothy leaves tickling our wrist. And crimson cherries and the bluest of pert berries, normally exorbitantly priced, are suddenly affordable and abundant. Everything is so lush. Continue reading

buttery lemon cookie stack

Try my Buttery Lemon Cookies with a steaming mug of Super U Mushroom Coffee for a healthy afternoon lift and tasty wee treat. 

lemon cookies with cardamom frostingCraving something sweet, but don’t fancy chocolate? Or loads of extra carbohydrates? You could do a lot worse than mixing up a batch of vegan, grain-free and low-carb Buttery Lemon Cookies. And, for you lovers of frosted cookies, whip up the accompanying cardamom-butter icing. Pro tip: Be sure not to eat all the icing before the cookies cool. Easily non-vegan and full-sugar, too!

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Just popping in your inbox to thank you for your continued support of Food To Glow. In the New Year I hope to keep bringing you unique, colourful, plant-centred recipes that inspire and nourish. Wishing you, your family and loved ones the happiest of festive days! All best, Kellie xx

 

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12 Winter Vegetarian Side Dishes

12 Vegetarian Winter Side Dishes for any meal, whether high days and holidays, or just a healthy family meal.

Like a lot of confirmed vegetable lovers, I am all about the side dishes. In fact, stuff the turkey – give me ALL the sides!

12 Winter Vegetarian Side Dishes

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Pan-roasted Brussels sprouts with loads of lemon and dill on white background with herbs and sprouts surrounding the dish

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Loads of Lemon and Dill is the simplest one-pan winter side dish. Ever. And, these vibrantly coloured flavour bombs are so good you might want to make a whole batch just for you! Otherwise they are perfect for the holiday table, or with any meal. 

Pan-roasted Brussels sprouts with loads of lemon and dill

Where my buttery whole roasted black garlic cauliflower might have got you thinking about cruciferous vegetables in a new way, this quickie recipe is back to basics. Just five or six ingredients, and about 10 minutes, is all that separates you and a whole pan of feisty, lemony, dilly deliciousness. It truly is more than the sum of its parts.  Continue reading

black garlic roasted cauliflower

Buttery Black Garlic Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a delightful, intensely umami side dish for any festive meal, or alongside a Sunday roast. Carve it into creamy black and white wedges and tuck in. Or, for smaller gatherings, make with cute mini cauliflowers. Shown with Roquefort Blue Cheese Leeks – bonus recipe, below!

black garlic whole roasted cauliflowerWhile everyone else’s kitchen is filled with the blissful aromas of holiday baking, mine is filled with, um, cauliflower. And yes, I want you to join me.

A casual tap in the search bar thingy to the right (or a 5-second scroll, if on a phone) will reveal a lot of Food To Glow cauliflower recipes. Some as soups (this roasted cauliflower and almond one is incredible, some as mains (try my Scandi cauliflower röstis!), some as salads. I even have a cauliflower cake; albeit a savoury one. Today’s recipe, although it takes a bit of time, is a nearly hands-off affair. It is also ludicrously easy – a bonus if other dishes on your menu are a bit more involved.

But, do you really need another roasted cauliflower recipe?

Of course, my answer is yes. A big one, too. Continue reading

winter vegetable pilau rice

Winter Vegetable Pilau Rice is a substantial vegan main dish, studded with roasted winter vegetables and cooked in a fragrant coconut and spice sauce. 

vegetable pilau rice in bowlsMy last few recipes – Salmon with Winter Fruit Salsa, Roasted Celeriac, and my Brown Butter Banana Bread – have been simple ones. Not too many ingredients; not too many steps. This one asks a bit more of you. Are you okay with that? Good. Thank you. 🙂

The ingredient round up and method in this Baked Winter Vegetable Pilau Rice is admittedly rather more elongated than usual. But, please let me assure you that it is well worth your time. Despite what may look like a lot of hard work, the steps are straightforward, and the ingredients inexpensive and easy to find. And, if you are like me the gentle, almost mediative, rhythm of chopping and mixing is more pleasure than chore. As for the result, the layers of tastes and textures are reward for your time in the kitchen. And just look at all the colours. Proper Food To Glow! Continue reading

pan-roasted salmon topped with winter fruit salsa

Pan-Roasted Salmon with Winter Fruit Salsa is a zesty, nutritious and quick recipe: seared salmon topped with a fresh pomegranate, cranberries and apple chopped salad. And it is ready in about 20 minutes, from prep to table! Quick supper, or even an easy festive main dish.

winter fruit salsa on pan-roasted salmon filletI know that many of you will be gearing up towards Thanksgiving Day. Or maybe you’ve already got your packed planner zeroed in on Christmas or Hanukkah. Menus are planned; the kids have made decorations; everyone’s dietary needs are accounted for. You are perhaps exhausted just thinking about the festive days ahead. 

In the lead up to any food-focused holiday we can get so wrapped up in the prep – the running around, the lists, the phone calls and ordering – that we neglect ourselves a bit. 

Does that ring true for you?

I’m not a lifestyle blogger. I don’t have soothing words or sage advice. My quotes game is most definitely not on point. For someone who, as a cancer health educator, dispenses advice for a living, I kind of shy away from a bigger platform to offer it. I prefer my advice to be bespoke. I need to know how to tailor it. To see the reaction in your eyes and body to know how to shape the next thought. So, you won’t get lifestyle or personal advice from me.  Continue reading

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