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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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Elevate humble potatoes by pan-frying until crispy, adding some roasted broccoli and doting over homemade vegan aioli, made with aquafaba. A wonderful side dish, or make into a light supper with the addition of a poached egg.

Despite the slightly dull but curiously pretentious name, this potato, broccoli and garlic mayo recipe is anything but either of these descriptions. Take the new potatoes: boiled in their feathery skins and slathered in best butter or olive oil they are essentially perfect – especially if you are lucky enough to be able to dig your own …

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Try this easy, foolproof "aquafaba" recipe to make the fluffiest, healthiest, creamiest, craziest vegan chocolate mousse ever. Options for different flavourings, but we think rose water is perfect for Easter. This is a perfect recipe for those with egg or dairy allergies. And kids love it!

Interesting Fact: dessert recipes don’t usually begin with, “take a can of chickpeas…”. But this one does. My Easter gift to you is the easiest, funkiest, chocolatiest, healthiest and most shocking vegan recipe that I make. Until the next one, at least. I’ve got a doozy up my sleeve to share soon.  🙂 I have …

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