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Liven up your grain salad bowls with a punchy, smokey ginger-tahini dressing and some rather interesting add ins - gorgeous dried golden berries, roasted eggplant and, um, the ubiquitous but awesome kale. A perfect phytonutrient-rich salad for now - and tomorrow's - lunch. Naturally vegan and gluten-free. Add roasted or boiled chickpeas, lentils or nuts to up the protein count.

Liven up your grain salad bowls with a punchy, smoky, ginger-tahini dressing and some rather interesting add ins – gorgeous dried golden berries, roasted eggplant and, um, the ubiquitous but awesome kale. A perfect phytonutrient-rich salad for now – and tomorrow’s lunch. Naturally vegan and gluten-free. Add roasted or boiled chickpeas, lentils or nuts to up the protein …

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Any easy way to get your five-a-day in one hearty bowl - a rainbow of colourful vegetables + healthy freekeh and delicious pan-fried chilli halloumi. Oh, and a knockout South American-inspired dressing. Makes great leftovers too. A proper meal salad for lunch or dinner.

This is just the sort of bowl of food I crave after a period of indulgence or zig-zig travelling – textural, colourful, every mouthful a different flavour. The fact that it is highly nutritious and exactly what my body needs is almost incidental. If I have time I love to go to a chi-chi, upscale food market …

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Enjoyed with salad and a drizzle of tahini dressing, or stuffed in a wrap with pickles, spicy sauce, pickled cabbage plus a side of hot chips, falafels are the world’s second favourite way to eat chickpeas – after hummus, of course. Those of us who love falafels probably have a distinct memory of our most favourite one. Or maybe that …

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Earthy beets married with roasted, feta-stuffed Padron/shishito peppers make a delightful and simple starter anytime of the year, but especially when beets are in season where you are.

Earthy beets married with roasted, feta-stuffed Padron/shishito peppers make a delightful and simple starter anytime of the year, but especially when beets are in season where you are. I am not a tidy gardener. By this I don’t mean that I have tools and plants scattered hither and thither, more I guess that I am …

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Make soft yet crispy sweet potato rosti in your waffle maker! This makes a great base for veggies (also cooked in the waffle makers) and eggs for a fun breakfast, brunch or light supper. Just add hot sauce!

This wasn’t supposed to be a blog post. And by the looks of the images, it probably shouldn’t be. This not awfully impressive looking plate of food was today’s breakfast. In mitigation, it was very early and the light was very poor. I know this isn’t Instagram, where smug breakfast posts of perfect avocado roses on toast …

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Warm exotic spices and hearty split peas makes for a comforting bowl of deeply flavoured stew. It lasts and gets better over a few days, so make enough to have leftovers, serving with traditional Ethiopian flatbreads, pitta bread, chapati or brown rice. You won't miss the meat.

What do you do when Spring goes back into hiding? Do you flip on the heat? Invite your cat or dog onto your lap? Pull on your favourite sloppy (old and moth-eaten) wooly jumper whilst simultaneously switching on the kettle for a cup of tea? Dear reader, I have done all of the above. And, after …

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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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Gram flour, crushed chickpeas, warm spices and wild greens + honey-harissa chickpeas = a healthy, fun, gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast, brunch or light supper! kelliesfoodtoglow.com

  Falafels as waffles is a thing. This is because anything as waffles is a thing. People are waffling grilled cheese (standard), mac and cheese, tamales, frittatas, hash browns, polenta, crab cakes – you get the idea. However, if you are craving something healthy, lightly spiced, not too carby, but still very much waffle-shaped, grab your waffle iron, open that …

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This hearty yet light pasta supper is full of colour and texture, and is perfect for a midweek meal. Easily vegan and gluten-free too.

For the past wee while I’ve been daring to cook with the kitchen door open. This may not seem a big deal to you, but as Edinburgh winters tend to be of the cold, low, steel-sky variety, punctuated by not infrequent temper tantrums of bracing, leaf swirling wind, door propping in March is of note. I do …

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This is a Scandinavian-influenced banana bread that thinks it’s a cake, with optional naturally-coloured and flavoured blueberry glaze. Gluten-free, vegan and lower in sugar, my blueberry and cardamom banana cake is a delightfully soft and squidgy breakfast cake or healthy snack. For years I have had a not-so-secret crush on cardamom.  Although I enjoy savouring the superlative …

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