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Smoked paprika and vegan chorizo turn these kimchi pancakes into a craveable appetizer, lunch or light supper. Perfect for Valentine's Day and Pancake Day, too.

Smoked paprika and vegan chorizo turn these kimchi pancakes into a craveable appetizer, lunch or light supper. Perfect for Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day, too. Today, Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday, the Internet is OBSESSED with pancakes. Stacks and stacks of them. Dripping with syrup, smothered in fruit, studded with chocolate chips. Perhaps perched on a milkshake …

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A quick, wholegrain, no-fuss fruit and nut-studded Scandinavian-style crispbread for the cheeseboard, with soup or just for nibbling.

A quick, wholegrain, no-fuss fruit and nut-studded Scandinavian-style crispbread for the cheeseboard, with soup or just for nibbling. If like me, you aren’t an expert baker, this is the recipe for you. No yeast, no waiting, no expensive equipment. Just bowl, tray and chopping board. Sound good? Even better than the ease of prep, imo, these …

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Forget the nut roast this Christmas and serve these vibrantly-coloured puff pastry tartlets. Topped with beetroot and goat’s cheese puree and sweet roasted carrots, they are a perfect vegetarian showstopper main course. Especially as it can be made prepped ahead and assembled just before serving. You can also make this as one large tart.

Forget the nut roast this Christmas and serve these vibrantly-coloured puff pastry tartlets. Topped with beetroot and goat’s cheese puree and sweet roasted carrots, they are a perfect vegetarian showstopper main course. Especially as they can be prepped ahead and assembled just before serving. You can also make this as one large tart. Tis the …

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A paleo, low-carb crab and shredded cabbage salad, with Asian flavours. Easily doubled. A great light lunch for one or starter for two.

A paleo, low-carb crab and shredded cabbage salad, with Asian flavours. Easily doubled. A great light lunch for one or starter for two. Is this the total opposite of every other recipe being posted right now? Are your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds all turkey, pumpkin pie and cornbread stuffing? Although I live in the …

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Enjoy these spiced vegetarian haggis sausage rolls at your Bonfire Night party, or other outdoor autumn/winter gathering. Wrap the pastries in a double layer of foil to keep warm. And don’t forget the firecracker sauce!

Sponsored post Enjoy these spiced vegetarian haggis sausage rolls at your Bonfire Night party, or other outdoor autumn/winter gathering. Wrap the pastries in a double layer of foil to keep warm. And don’t forget the firecracker sauce! Here in the UK, we are on the cusp of the effigy-burning, firework-displaying extravaganza that is Guy Fawkes  Night. …

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A light, easy lunch recipe that is perfect for Mother's Day, Easter, the kitchen table, or even a picnic. Fresh spring herbs and a caper dressing make this a little bit special. If you are vegetarian, why not sauté mushrooms and add to the filling instead of the seafood?

A light, easy lunch recipe that is perfect for Mother’s Day, Easter, the kitchen table, or even a picnic. Fresh spring herbs and a caper dressing make this a little bit special. If you are vegetarian, why not sauté mushrooms and add to the filling instead of the seafood?  I hope the word “tart” didn’t strike …

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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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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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Kimchi nachos - healthy trash food? Maybe yes, maybe no. But either way it is so good and made in a snap. Liven up your telly viewing with this Korean-style snack

I hope you don’t mind me popping up on the weekend, but I just wanted to share the first post in a short series of quick, easy and fun recipes from my Instagram account. This first one is “trash” food with a twist, while the other two feature one of my favourite foods – eggs! So, grab your kimchi jar and let’s get …

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If you can eat a whole bag of heart-stoppingly expensive vegan “cheese” kale chips without pausing for sharing, or breathe, this is the recipe for you. Add in the fact that it is a bit spicy, a bit “ranchy” (which my MacBook desperately wants to be “raunchy”) and we have a serious contender for favourite snack ever. Raw-ish, …

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