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Roasted Celeriac is an amazing low carb alternative to delicious potatoes parmentier or roast potatoes. Perfect for a midweek dinner or the holiday table. Garlicky and deeply herbal. Why not serve it this Thanksgiving? Parmentier – pär’-män-tyā. Meaning “with, or made of, potatoes” in French. In the UK, if someone mentions parmentier potatoes, one automatically …

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Smoky Mediterranean Orzo Salad on white platter

My Smoky Mediterranean Orzo Salad is packed with tangy and bold flavours to please most everyone. Serve warm or at room temperature for a hearty, attention-grabbing side dish. Or, with one or two additions, transform this easy-going pasta salad into a filling main dish. Basically this is a sassy tweak of the picnic and potluck …

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smashed cucumber salad in bowls with tofu on concrete background

Smashed cucumber salad is a glorious, simple recipe that is more than the sum of its parts. Crisp, craggy shards of cucumber and slivers of broccoli are infused with a zippy, garlicky dressing, then studded with chili tofu. It really is quite sublime. And it is completely no-cook.  I repeat, no cook. Below is my …

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Feature image of Kung Pao style broccoli on handmade grey ceramic plate on concrete background

Kung Pao Broccoli has the tongue-tingling, sweet, salty and tangy taste of the original Sichuan chicken dish, but is vegan and full of fiber. A great, silky-sauced side dish, or light main meal with rice. We’ve got a garden, but I don’t have green fingers. Basically I throw seeds into our back yard raised beds …

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roasted cornmeal cauliflower side view with spoon

Roasted Cornmeal Crusted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Black Pepper makes a simple, healthy and fabulously-textured side dish to go with so many things – including breakfast! It’s our favourite minimal prep, big flavour, ridiculously addictive way to enjoy this extremely nutritious vegetable. I freaking love roasted cauliflower. I love it, but the texture can be …

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grilled corn with parmesan and dill, on concrete background

This is a sponsored post. Buttery Grilled Sweetcorn with Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh dill and capers is your perfect entertaining or al fresco dining side. Whether cooked on a BBQ grill or stovetop griddle, this succulent dish has summer nailed. Perfect for Fourth of July celebrations! When you think of Parmigiano Reggiano, you may think of …

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Spanish Fried Eggplant with Molasses and Rosemary is a delicious, easy appetizer (tapas) to enjoy in the summer sunshine. Fried eggplant with molasses – or honey – is a simple but stunning tapas dish served all across Andalusia, in southern Spain. We have enjoyed it many times, both in Spain and at home. The sweetly-savory …

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skillet on concrete background filled with baba ganoush, sauteed vegetables and pitta bread

Baba Ganoush Vegetable Skillet with Pitta Bread “Fries” and tangy Yogurt-Tahini Sauce turns your favourite Levantine dip into a meal. An actual, bona fide meal. Rejoice! This recipe is defined by its subtle smokiness. Eggplants get the BBQ or gas stove treatment, turning from fat, firm glossy obsidian fruit to a charred and collapsed heap. …

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green tea guacamole with homemade purple tortilla chips on wooden tray

Super-green matcha tea-enhanced guacamole – traditional recipe, but with a superfood twist.  Today’s post is quite literally stuffed with my favourite tips for not only making the best guacamole, but also how to choose matcha tea. Both can be very simple, but I hope my years’ of experience making guacamole (30+ years) and drinking matcha …

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coriander-mint chutney in blue bowl with poppadom piece dipping into it, surrounded by chiiilies, herbs, lime halves. on concrete backdrop

Coriander-mint chutney is an easy-to-make green herb chutney that can be used as a healthy dipping sauce for many of your favourite Indian snacks, as well as being a zingy, fresh sauce for vegetables, cheese dishes, grains and salads. Lovely too as a sandwich spread, mixed with yogurt or pureed beans. We don’t go out …

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