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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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sliced grilled cheese sandwich with paneer and spinach on plates with green chillies and spinach leaves surrounding them.

Saag paneer grilled cheese – spicy chopped spinach (saag) grilled with crumbled paneer Indian cheese between slabs of good bread. Top with fresh coriander-mint chutney for a totally luxe snack or lunch. Vegan tweak is noted in the recipe card. Think of this as your favourite Indian side dish – saag paneer – in a …

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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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Caprese Gnocchi with Burrata and White Beans is a simple, speedy and colourful 6-ingredient, summer-filled recipe for the whole family. Easily vegan, too. Over the long Easter weekend we had the mixed blessing of being unintentionally Internet-less. As we can’t reliably get 4G where we are, it was like going back in time. Back to …

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vegan hot cross bun pudding close up in white pie plate o white wooden background

Vegan Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding is an Easter-time take on the classic British Bread and Butter Pudding. Using bought wholemeal hot cross buns this pudding is soaked in homemade vegan custard and zinged up with rhubarb and saffron. Whether you are religious or not, I’m sure by now you’ve slung at least one …

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pesto pasta with potatoes and asparagus in cast iron white shallow pot

One-Pot Ligurian Pesto Pasta with Potatoes and Asparagus. You read right: potatoes and pasta. It’s a northern Italian thing that can be your thing, too. Add some fresh asparagus for colour and nutrition, plus freshly-made wild garlic – or wild leek – pesto to make it sing. Tastes great cold, too. This is a barely …

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Korean salmon on plate with vegetables as side view

Korean Salmon wrapped in crispy rice paper for a midweek supper or weekend get-together. Throw out the takeaway menus and make this easy, delicious “fakeaway”. Are you tired of cooking salmon in the same way every week? Today I am sharing with you a BRILLIANT and EASY way to enjoy our favourite pink piscis. And …

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baked patacones (green plantains) topped with tropical salsa and on a pewter tray.

These Baked Patacones with Tropical Salsa are a healthy spin on the twice-fried – and very delicious – South and Central American crispy snack, patacones. In this Food To Glow recipe green plantains are sliced, steamed and mashed into tiny patties, then slicked with a little oil and baked to crispy-chewy perfection. Perfect little golden …

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overhead view of decorated hummingbird cake with one slice cut and on white plate with green flowers

More fruit than flour, this uber-moist, stick-to-your-fork hummingbird cake is filled with warm spices, pineapple and banana, and topped with a delicious – and still vegan – passion fruit cream cheese icing. I’m not sure if you will have noticed, but I’ve been away. Just over two weeks ago I was bent over suitcases, whittling …

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Tropical Matcha Yogurt Breakfast Bowl is loaded with sweet juicy fruit, toasted seeds and coconut for a refreshing, energising and healthy way to start your day. Now that the days are getting a bit longer, brighter, and a tad warmer (!), I’m easing away from porridge and embracing cool, fruity breakfast bowls. Sometimes these are …

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