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Two vegan dips and fresh crunchy vegetables to welcome spring.

A raw vegetable platter is my excuse for indulging in some creamy, zingy, quickly-made dips. Of course there are pitta chips, but mainly it is about – at least today – the freshest veggies I can get my greedy hands on. I procured most of my produce from a local organic shop, but I am …

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This is a recipe I came up with after having seen a few cheese-based fries recipes floating about the Internet and in magazines. Most such recipes look really delicious – Stretch Armstrong-gooey or soft explosions in the mouth. Oh my! But sadly, the deal-breaker for me is that they are fried. Which I guess is to be expected when …

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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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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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This week I am supposed to be head down with my laptop, working on a special project. It is at my own behest, but I was determined to be disciplined about it: “out-of-office” for my emails, alarm set for 6.30, green smoothie to fortify & fill, and then boom, the words would just flow. My week has …

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What Does Your Fridge Say About You? As you can see below, my fridge is not much to boast about. It’s quite tidy inside and out, but it doesn’t really scream “food blogger” does it? It’s not heaving with delectable food samples, bottles of classy wine, and jars of homemade bits and bobs. The door isn’t …

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I don’t know if you anthropomorphise food, but I think of sweet potatoes as humble sorts of chaps. The chaps who turn up for work and don’t raise a fuss, just quietly get the job done. An essential job done. In terms of American football (bear with me), I see these jolly orange tubers, with their rough skins, as fullbacks or …

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Now that the shorts and flips flops have been tucked away for another year, I feel safe to resume my kale-centric posts. Although my Instagram feed is pretty much a 365 devotional diary to this heartiest and most nutritious of vegetables, I have inveigled kale into just a few warmer weather posts – e.g. my Greens and Beans …

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You may be glad to know I’ve calmed down from my mini Big Food/Big Pharma rant of last week. I got seriously close to popping a vein. I’m just glad I didn’t think of taking my blood pressure at the time of writing. I was a bit worked up, but once my post was edited for …

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As a thank you for reading yesterday’s ‘bumper post’ (i.e. tediously long) on Black Bean Quinoa Chili, today I give you the much shorter companion post of Simple Guacamole. This stripped-back version of the popular  dip is the perfect foil for a more complex dish like chili. And a must-have for parties and Super Bowl …

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