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This is a recipe we come back to again and again: a hearty, wholesome one-pot mess of colourful vegetables, warm spices, and creamy chickpeas. It's great straight out of the pan but, like all such recipes improves over a few days. So, make more than you can eat and either freeze the rest or serve it up in one of the guises shown in the post. Vegan, high in fibre and deliciously healthy family food.

This is a recipe we come back to again and again: a hearty, wholesome one-pot mess of colourful vegetables, warm spices, and creamy chickpeas. This vegan dinner staple is great straight out of the pan yet, like all such recipes improves over a few days. But sometimes we want to shake it up a bit. Add …

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Chestnuts and celeriac bring out the best in each other in this luxurious, velvety smooth low calorie winter soup. Add an easy foam, plus horseradish-truffle toast to make it fancy - even on a wet weekday afternoon. The soup is gluten-free and vegan.

Chestnuts and celeriac bring out the best in each other in this luxurious, velvety smooth low calorie winter soup. Add an easy foam, plus horseradish-truffle toast to make it fancy – even on a wet weekday afternoon. The soup is gluten-free and vegan. Celeriac is not a marketer’s dream. Unlike Tuscan kale, with its glossy-green good looks, …

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Along with the nut loaf and the veggie lasagne, veggie burgers have long been the butt of anti-vegetarian jokes. These have also been the claggy, yet somehow throat-stickingly dry, offerings of unimaginative restaurants attempting to cater for their non flesh-eating patrons. For years vegetarians ate these sad excuses for meals: nut loaves that disintegrated on the fork, requiring mashing up with …

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I didn’t scare you off with the beet tops, did I? Good. It’s just that with beets coming in thick and fast (with any luck), I’ve discovered that these brilliant, long-stemmed leaves can also be put to good use. And seeing as a one-cup cooked serving offers 220% of vitamin A, 60% of vitamin C, 16% of …

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It’s summer time and, for some, it is bikini weather. But before one packs that tiny Easyjet-sanctioned bag full of minuscule bathing suits and not much else, some yearly rituals to attend to. Summer Ritual Checklist (as dictated by fashion/women’s magazines) At least two months’ worth of eating salads and not much else: check. Daily …

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Kimchi is a new obsession for us in the food to glow family. We had our first taste a few years ago – love at first bite – but having made it a few times, and bought it many more, it is a not infrequent addition to our breakfast, lunch or dinner. Mostly as a flavouring, …

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My Rachel, the ‘pop picker’ for food to glow, is smack in the middle of exams. And what does a teen with a heavy diet of exams need? Yup, home cooking. They may want crisps and chocolate and those horrid, blue caffeine-loaded drinks, but we know – and they do too – that good food, …

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I realise that some of you may be reclining on the sofa digesting a rather large meal. Feet up, hand on distended belly, telly at full volume (to drown out the clattering of a million dishes being cleaned in the kitchen). You may be kicking back waiting for a second wind; after all,  Auntie Jean’s …

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It is not very often that I go a bit crazy with my own cooking. Like most cooks and food bloggers I will make stuff, serve it, write about it, but gosh don’t I get embarrassed when people like it. Do you do that too? It is not that we aren’t grateful for adulation – …

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When it comes to food, does your inspiration well ever run dry? I must admit that, even though I teach about healthy eating for a living, I am sometimes stumped when it comes to snacks. If I am feeling a bit peckish I am as likely as the next person to be tempted by anything …

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