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A quick and nutritious sweet potato meal for one, with stir-fried greens and mushrooms and topped with an easy homemade piri piri sauce. Easily doubled etc. #vegetarian #healthyrecipe #quickandeasy #sweetpotato #food #easilyvegan

A quick and nutritious sweet potato meal for one, with stir-fried greens and mushrooms and topped with an easy homemade piri piri sauce. Easily doubled etc. One of my friends recently asked me about quick, healthy dinners for one: she doesn’t live alone. My friend, we will call her Kay, is the mum of two …

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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 summer-into-fall chard, portabello mushroom and broccoli pie, studded with nuggets of feta, buttery pine nuts and magical za'atar. Covered, of course, with a few hand-crumpled layers of paper-thin phyllo pastry. Easily vegan and gluten-free.

It is more “Scottish monsoon” than “flaming June” around here so you will forgive me, I hope, for ignoring salads and plumping for pie. A summer-into-fall (!) luscious chard, portabello mushroom and broccoli pie, studded with nuggets of feta, buttery pine nuts and magical za’atar. Covered, of course, with a few hand-crumpled layers of paper-thin …

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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, tangy beets married with smooth creamy ricotta in crunchy filo make a delightful and simple starter or light lunch. Add intriguing nigella seeds and you’ve got the wow factor. A colourful, lip-smacking vegetarian recipe for special occasions – and no occasion!

In partnership with Love Beetroot Earthy, tangy beets married with smooth creamy ricotta in crunchy filo make a delightful and simple starter or light lunch. Add intriguing nigella seeds and you’ve got the wow factor. A colourful, lip-smacking vegetarian recipe for special occasions – and no occasion! Beets – like cauliflower – have enjoyed something of a …

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Making Christmas mince pies is a lot easier using the "slab pie" approach. Easy, vegan and gluten-free - a perfect treat to serve or give as a homemade gift.

Making Christmas mince pies is a lot easier using the “slab pie” approach. Easy, vegan and gluten-free – a perfect treat to serve or give as a homemade gift. Oh, and an “everyday”, lower sugar tweak is given too.  Christmas isn’t Christmas without mince pies. At least in the UK. Dating back to at least the 13th century these …

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Only a few days to go until Thanksgiving, and I’m positive that you have everything organised. But, if there  is a teensy gap in your menu, please scroll on down for some links to Thanksgiving Day-friendly Food To Glow recipes from the past five years. Never mind the photography. 😉 Cauliflower Cheese is such a family …

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Normally when writing for food to glow I have the radio for company, the mix of music and chat a metronome for my typing. But I can’t do it today. I am a coward. I just can’t listen to any more news coming out of Paris, Syria and Kenya. My fingers feel heavy and my heart even …

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Growing up in Florida there wasn’t much opportunity for blackberry picking – too warm you see. Even in cooler Tennessee, where I was born and where my grandparents lived, I never managed to head up to the tree-covered hills just over the road – hills no doubt smothered with wild berries and mushrooms during the …

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Simple savoury tarts like this are my summer go-to for a quick-to-the-table mid-week meal. Is that enough hyphens for one sentence? 😉 Actually, I make a version of this all year-round for my cancer nutrition classes. Sometimes with asparagus, sometimes with hummus (!) instead of cheese; occasionally I go a bit bolder and layer it up …

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