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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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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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These chocolate and rye pancakes are divine filled with creamy chilli, honey and fruit-studded ricotta and drizzled with a simple chocolate sauce. Dessert or a very decadent breakfast. The choice is yours. When you have a hankering for something sweet and homemade not much beats a tall stack of maple syrup-kissed pancakes. Using store cupboard …

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What do get when you combine creamy cashew butter, tiny pearls of puffed quinoa and heady, exotic cardamom? The most delicious two-bite biscuit this side of a bakery. Sweetened with date syrup – and containing no grains whatsoever – if you have a food processor you can be eating these in less than 20 minutes. No …

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This post is part of a blog collaboration on healthy comfort foods and recipes, as well as thoughts on comfort beyond the kitchen. Links to the other participants’ articles are below my recipe.  Comfort food is always a buzzword in the cooler, darker months. Go to any restaurant and there will be a section marked ‘comfort foods’ to choose from: sticky …

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I am surrounded by suitcases, scattered clothes, and the sense that I am forgetting something vital. It can only be one thing, of course: the hell that is packing. I hate it with a passion veering on angina. Seriously. Summer clothes that I have had for years suddenly become invisible; dainty peep-toes and sandals vanish; nothing …

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I love being introduced to new foods and recipes. Don’t you? Pouring over others’ food blogs, visiting markets in far-flung cities and countries, ordering the wackiest (within reason) thing on the menu. Love it. Possibly my favourite food-related activity – other than eating the stuff – is looking at commonplace ingredients and trying to finesse something unique …

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Hello, hello! Just back from seeing my lovely Dad and sister in Florida. It was a super visit, with too much food, lots of sun (and sunscreen) and loads of cheering for my star-pitcher nephew. Going to Tripp’s baseball games are always a highlight, even if any mosquito in a 20 mile radius always finds …

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Polenta cakes are  stupidly easy to make.  I don’t mean this as an insult to polenta cakes, you, or anyone else for that matter. But, really. Dumping everything in a stand mixer and pressing ‘on’ is pretty easy. And sometimes – even although you may be the best baker in your family, in your workplace, …

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“Hath Britain all the sun that shines? day? night? Are they not but in Britain?” Cymbeline, Act 3, Scene 4, Lines 136-7. By William Shakespeare. The three weeks of unalloyed golden heat have come to an abrupt end. And for some, not a moment too soon. This was a most un-British of heatwaves: lasting, parching, …

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