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Steak-spiced #cauliflower stuffed into charred tortillas and topped with a sesame-chipotle #salsa and pomegranate-cabbage slaw. Make some for a light supper, or as part of a bigger buffet of #Mexican dishes. #vegan #tacos

Steak-spiced cauliflower stuffed into charred tortillas and topped with a sesame-chipotle salsa and pomegranate-cabbage slaw. Make some for a light supper, or as part of a bigger buffet of Mexican dishes. Don’t forget the cold beer! As usual, I have missed the boat with this one. Last weekend was Cinco de Mayo, and even though …

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Roasted #carrots meet soft cheese (vegan or dairy) and fresh dill to become more than the sum of their parts in this Scandinavian-influenced #pâté. Spread it, use it as a dip, spoon it into your mouth when no one is looking. Simple, and simply delicious. #vegetarian #quickandeasy #lunch #dip

Roasted carrots meet soft cheese (vegan or dairy) and fresh dill to become more than the sum of their parts in this Scandinavian-influenced pâté. Spread it, use it as a dip, spoon it into your mouth when no one is looking. Simple, and simply delicious. When there are “sexier” vegetables around the humbler ones can …

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Spice up your hummus game with Indian spices and lentils to make dal hummus. A most perfect dip and spread for healthy, vegan, snacks and lunches. Spread this dip on wraps or use it to plunge in fresh vegetables and bread.

Spice up your hummus game with Indian spices and lentils to make dal hummus. A most perfect dip and spread for healthy, vegan, snacks and lunches. Spread this dip on wraps or use it to plunge in fresh vegetables and bread. Good old hummus. Reliable hummus. A constant feature on our grocery shopping list this …

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Meltingly soft eggplant wrapped around a garlicky Georgian spinach and walnut dip is a wonderful vegan starter or light lunch – delicious warm or cold. Leftover dip makes a fab, instant sauce for hot pasta. Low-carb, high-fat (good ones!) and paleo, too. I so wish I could tell you that this lip-smackingly delicious recipe was …

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Lower carb avocado, rainbow vegetable and prawn-filled Vietnamese summer rolls are perfect dipped into silky peanut-tamarind dip. An easy, healthy appetizer, starter or light supper. Swap prawns for marinated tofu for a vegan option.

Lower carb avocado, rainbow vegetable and prawn-filled Vietnamese summer rolls are perfect dipped into silky peanut-tamarind dip. An easy, healthy appetizer, starter or light supper. Swap prawns for marinated tofu for a vegan option. Apologies if you have come looking for a photo post on my idyllic Scottish Outer Hebrides trip. I had underestimated how …

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Espresso nut and seed butter is the perfect way to wake up your breakfast routine. Spread it on toast, swirl it in your morning oatmeal, slather it on apple slices, mix it into baking - eat it straight off the spoon! Easy to prepare and keeps well. You can even make it decaf.

Espresso nut and seed butter is the perfect way to wake up your breakfast routine. Spread it on toast, swirl it in your morning oatmeal, slather it on apple slices, mix it into baking – eat it straight off the spoon! Easy to prepare and keeps well. You can even make it decaf.  This is a nutty …

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The best-dressed salads, steamed and roasted vegetables, pasta and even nachos are all wearing homemade ranch dressing: It ain't an American classic for nothing. Add jalapeno, chipotle, roasted garlic or finely minced kimchi to up the ante.

The best-dressed salads, steamed and roasted vegetables, pasta and even nachos are all wearing homemade ranch dressing: It ain’t an American classic for nothing. Add jalapeno, chipotle, roasted garlic or finely minced kimchi to up the ante. You know the saying, “Manners maketh man”? Well, it is my firm belief that dressings maketh salad. This might not …

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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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