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A lower sugar, dairy-free and gluten-free soft oat cookie containing a sneaky superfood (shh...it's chaga), munch on a couple for a post-workout, at-work or travel snack. These energising bakes are also great as an on-the-go breakfast with a piece of fruit and a small carton of yogurt. You can easily make them child-friendly by nixing the espresso and adding some raisins in its place. For a nut-free version, use delicious sunflower/sun butter.

A lower sugar, dairy-free and gluten-free soft oat cookie containing a sneaky special ingredient. Munch on a couple for a post-workout, at-work or travel snack. These energising bakes are also great as an on-the-go breakfast with a piece of fruit and a small carton of yogurt. You can easily make them child-friendly by nixing the espresso and adding some …

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An easy, vegetarian and family-friendly introduction to fermented food superfood, kimchi.

An easy, vegetarian and family-friendly introduction to fermented superfood, kimchi.  Kimchi is a big ask for some. Even more so for those with families to feed. For starters – not to put too fine a point on it – kimchi stinks. To highest Heaven. Even hardcore kimchi fans would have to admit this. In fact, …

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An A/W warm salad using winter squash, shredded sprouts, hearty grains, juicy pomegranate, earthy chestnuts, all topped off with a zingy vegan Buffalo ranch dressing to chase away the winter blues.

I know, being a Floridian at heart, I should really prefer summer, but there is so much gorgeous produce to eat right now that late autumn and early winter are pretty hard to beat. Okay, maybe the British weather is a bit pants underwhelming much of the time, but the produce that’s coming in is stunning: crimson globes of …

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Making Christmas mince pies is a lot easier using the "slab pie" approach. Easy, vegan and gluten-free - a perfect treat to serve or give as a homemade gift.

Making Christmas mince pies is a lot easier using the “slab pie” approach. Easy, vegan and gluten-free – a perfect treat to serve or give as a homemade gift. Oh, and an “everyday”, lower sugar tweak is given too.  Christmas isn’t Christmas without mince pies. At least in the UK. Dating back to at least the 13th century these …

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This green smoothie sneaks in the goodness of berry powders to amp the nutrition, colour and taste. A perfect, easily digested and delicious breakfast, snack or post-workout boost. How can you not feel better after drinking this?

This green smoothie sneaks in the goodness of berry powders to amp the nutrition, colour and taste. A perfect, easily digested and delicious breakfast, snack or post-workout boost. How can you not feel better after drinking this? The night before can mean a lot of things. Too much food, too much booze, too many desserts; too much …

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Weeknight pasta meals don't have to mean reaching for a sauce jar. Or a boil-in-bag pouch. Or even - God forbid - a lurid powder. With a few fresh and a few store cupboard ingredients, you and your family can quickly be tucking into a slippery, savoury pile of pasta studded with this season's must-have vegetable, the aubergine.

This is a commissioned recipe Weeknight pasta meals don’t have to mean reaching for a sauce jar. Or a boil-in-bag pouch.  Or even – God forbid – a lurid powder. With a few fresh and a few store cupboard ingredients, you and your family can quickly be tucking into a slippery, savoury pile of pasta studded with …

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Who can resist a pillowy, chewy homemade crumpet? Especially if it's made healthier with wholegrain rye flour and a touch of Manuka honey? A perfect breakfast or anytime treat.

A commissioned recipe Who can resist a pillowy, chewy homemade crumpet? Especially if it’s made healthier with wholegrain rye flour and a touch of Manuka honey? A perfect breakfast or anytime treat.  As an American growing up in the 70s a big treat for my sister and me would be to have a tea party. …

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Turmeric, black pepper and healthy fats are best friends when it comes to nutrient bioavailability to the body. You may already use this almost magical combination in something like my Spiced Golden Turmeric Milk, but here it is used with naturally gluten-free chickpea flour (besan/gram) to make crisp-edged filling farinata (savory pancakes). Top with whatever you fancy, but we like this combination with smoked salmon and raw veggies. It gets an extra fillip of tang and nutrition from the turmeric and lemon dressing. Vegetarians and vegans, sub out the salmon for avocado. Breakfast, brunch, lunch or a light supper - farinatas are always welcome.

In partnership with Circulon Turmeric, black pepper and healthy fats are best friends when it comes to nutrient bioavailability to the body. You may already use this almost magical combination in something like my Spiced Golden Turmeric Milk, but here it is used with naturally gluten-free chickpea flour (besan/gram) to make crisp-edged filling farinata (savory …

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Have an aromatic (but not hot) and very easily put together Sri Lankan fish curry with green rice any day of the week with this recipe using quality frozen fish. Don't eat fish? This is also superb with tempeh.

A partnered post Have an aromatic and very easily put together Sri Lankan fish curry with green rice any day of the week with this recipe using quality frozen fish. Don’t eat fish? This is also superb with tempeh. Fish on a Monday? Really? Is this wise? Like going out to eat on a Monday, eating …

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Who doesn't love a bowl meal all to themselves? Why not treat yourself to this vegan version of the popular Korean dish, bibimbap? Easy to sort toppings including kimchi, stir-fried shiitake, fried egg and spicy chickpeas make this a nutritious, colourful and assertively umami-ish dish. Easily scaled up for feeding the family or friends.

I don’t know about you, but I am always hard-pressed not to order a colourful bowl of bibimbap when given a Korean menu. I always intend trying something different, but rarely do I get get past saying, “Bibimbap, please. Extra kimchi.” Fun to say and fun to eat. Meaning “mixed rice”, this sizzling, often stone bowl …

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