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Think beyond lettuce and cucumber to elevate your summer salad game. Roasted #chickpeas, eggplant and smoky, honey-crisped #halloumi will become your go-to main course #salad for warm days and cool evenings. #summerfood #vegetarian

Think beyond lettuce and cucumber to elevate your summer salad game. Roasted chickpeas, eggplant and smoky, honey-crisped halloumi will become your go-to main course salad for warm days and cool evenings.

Think beyond lettuce and cucumber to elevate your summer salad game. Roasted #chickpeas, eggplant and smoky, honey-crisped #halloumi will become your go-to main course #salad for warm days and cool evenings. #summerfood #vegetarianThis is my kind of salad. Hearty, a bit salty, a lot tangy; verging on bad for you. But I’ve got a wee story for you first. If you want to get straight to the recipe, shuffle on down to the bottom. :-) Continue reading

Steak-spiced #cauliflower stuffed into charred tortillas and topped with a sesame-chipotle #salsa and pomegranate-cabbage slaw. Make some for a light supper, or as part of a bigger buffet of #Mexican dishes. #vegan #tacos

Steak-spiced cauliflower stuffed into charred tortillas and topped with a sesame-chipotle salsa and pomegranate-cabbage slaw. Make some for a light supper, or as part of a bigger buffet of Mexican dishes. Don’t forget the cold beer!

Steak-spiced #cauliflower stuffed into charred tortillas and topped with a sesame-chipotle #salsa and pomegranate-cabbage slaw. Make some for a light supper, or as part of a bigger buffet of #Mexican dishes. #vegan #tacos As usual, I have missed the boat with this one. Last weekend was Cinco de Mayo, and even though the UK is not at all influenced by Mexico, Cinco de Mayo seemed to get a fair amount of coverage. It would have been perfect to jump on here with these zesty cauliflower tacos. But I was distracted by all. that. sunshine. We were in our garden, at the beach, in the hills. Everywhere but in the kitchen. I did manage to find myself in there once or twice. For some chilled rosΓ©. πŸ˜‰

So, a slight tan and nearly one week later I bring you what I have been making variations of for a wee bit now, Cauliflower “Steak” Tacos. Continue reading

Make these Carrot Cake Tahini Power Bars for a healthy energising #snack. #glutenfree, wholegrain and #vegan. #energybars #powerbars

Make these Carrot Cake Tahini Power Bars for a healthy energising snack. Gluten-free, wholegrain and vegan.

Make these Carrot Cake Tahini Power Bars for a healthy energising #snack. #glutenfree, wholegrain and #vegan. #energybars #powerbarsAlmost everyone loves carrot cake. I know I do. Growing up I used to love it with sweet cream cheese frosting, but now I prefer it without. I really do!

Yeah, right.

Okay, yes I like it with the frosting, but that frosting doesn’t like me. Sugar highs always lead to sugar lows. So, I’ve learned over many (many) years that full on sugar is not my friend. It doesn’t lend me a fiver, or compliment my hair. So other than being sweet it doesn’t offer much. As delicious as that frosting is, 15 minutes of mmm doesn’t balance with 2 hours of zzz.Β  Continue reading

Start the weekend with this easy #Cauliflower #Rice #Kedgeree - full of fibre and with a lovely smoky spiciness. This is a twist on a classic Scots-Indian #breakfast #recipe.Β 

Start the weekend with this easy Cauliflower Rice Kedgeree – lower-carb, full of fibre and with a lovely smoky spiciness. This is a twist on a classic Scots-Indian breakfast recipe.

Start the weekend with this easy #Cauliflower #Rice #Kedgeree - full of fibre and with a lovely smoky spiciness. This is a twist on a classic Scots-Indian #breakfast #recipe.Β Post by Kellie Anderson, Food To GlowΒ > Curried rice, smoked fish and eggs, together, in a breakfast dish? Yep, it seems odd. Even for a supper it seems odd. But, if you have ever had a decent kedgeree, you know it works. And, with all of that protein, this traditional Scots-Indian breakfast dish is much more than a tasty plate of food, it really sets you up for the day.Β Kedgeree is the Scottish version of the Ayurvedic Indian dish, Kitchari, adding smoked fish and eggs in place of lentils in this easy to make recipe.

Kedgeree is found on posh breakfast menus up and down the British Isles. If I see it on a menu, I order it. Forget Eggs Benedict, my luxury choice will always be a fragrant dish of kedgeree.

Even though it is an incredibly delicious breakfast, brunch or supper dish, I imagine it is not a common one. Certainly not in this century. Not many of us, on a frantic Monday morning, will have time or inclination to stir fry rice with curry powder, boil some eggs, and chuck in some smoked fish. Not gonna happen. But, at the weekend, if your pace is more snail than rabbit, it really should be on your menu. Kedgeree is a fabulous breakfast for two or three, or scaled up for a classy family and friends brunch. Continue reading

Roasted #carrots meet soft cheese (vegan or dairy) and fresh dill to become more than the sum of their parts in this Scandinavian-influenced #pΓ’tΓ©. Spread it, use it as a dip, spoon it into your mouth when no one is looking. Simple, and simply delicious. #vegetarian #quickandeasy #lunch #dip

Roasted carrots meet soft cheese (vegan or dairy) and fresh dill to become more than the sum of their parts in this Scandinavian-influenced pΓ’tΓ©. Spread it, use it as a dip, spoon it into your mouth when no one is looking. Simple, and simply delicious.

Roasted #carrots meet soft cheese (vegan or dairy) and fresh dill to become more than the sum of their parts in this Scandinavian-influenced #pΓ’tΓ©. Spread it, use it as a dip, spoon it into your mouth when no one is looking. Simple, and simply delicious. #vegetarian #quickandeasy #lunch #dipWhen there are “sexier” vegetables around the humbler ones can get left on the shelf. Or, more likely, languish in the back of the fridge waiting patiently for a stir fry to rescue them. I am definitely guilty of that sometimes. Rare is the stir fry at Food To Glow that isn’t preceded by a rummage through the back of the fridge, searching for signs of life. Continue reading

Crunchy cabbage and carrot #salad bathed in a tangy #Vietnamese--style dressing and topped with pan-fried, 10-minute marinated #tofu. A #quickandeasy and naturally #vegan #healthyrecipe.

Crunchy cabbage and carrot salad bathed in a tangy Vietnamese–style dressing and topped with pan-fried, 10-minute marinated tofu. Quick, easy and naturally vegan.

Crunchy cabbage and carrot #salad bathed in a tangy #Vietnamese-style dressing and topped with pan-fried, 10-minute marinated #tofu. A #quickandeasy and naturally #vegan #healthyrecipe.by Kellie@foodtoglow > Hands up who loves Vietnamese food. Okay, all of you. Good, because I have a zinger of a meal salad recipe for you. It manages to be quick, easy, textural and full to the brim with zesty flavours.

Did I mention quick? πŸ˜‰

Most of the time to get flavour from the culinary world’s blandest food – step forward tofu – you have to press it then marinate for ages. Yawn. Most of us come in the door knackered from work, root through the fridge and cobble together something vaguely healthy and edible for dinner. Marinating tofu doesn’t figure high on my priority list.
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Punchy wild garlic and umami-rich Roquefort #cheese elevate the humble Southern dinner table staple, #cornbread, to new heights. Tender of crumb and with oodles of savory flavour, this quick and #easy #bread goes with stews, chillies, breakfast eggs and more. #wildgarlic

Punchy wild garlic and umami-rich Roquefort #cheese elevate the humble Southern dinner table staple, #cornbread, to new heights. Tender of crumb and with oodles of savory flavour, this quick and #easy #bread goes with stews, chillies, breakfast eggs and more. #wildgarlicby Kellie@foodtoglow > Punchy wild garlic and umami-rich Roquefort cheese elevate the humble Southern dinner table staple, cornbread, to new heights. Tender of crumb and with oodles of savory flavour, this quick and easy bread goes with stews, chillies, breakfast eggs and more.

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Silky and seasonal wild garlic, #miso and spinach #sauce for pasta, noodles, steamed vegetables and more.Β #wildgarlic #rawfood #vegan #glutenfree

Silky and seasonal wild garlic, miso and spinach sauce for pasta, noodles, steamed vegetables and more. So easy, and naturally vegan.

Silky and seasonal wild garlic, #miso and spinach #sauce for pasta, noodles, steamed vegetables and more.Β #wildgarlic #rawfood #vegan #glutenfreeBy Kellie@foodtoglow > Have you walked by a stream or in woods of late? Has your nose been assailed by a pungent but familiar scent? With any luck what you are picking up on the spring breeze is the rather wonderful aroma of wild garlic.
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Creamy and smoky-spicy #beans simmered with sliced fennel and topped with #eggs for a nourishing #breakfast, #brunch or light supper for two. Easily #vegan. #onepot #dinner #easyrecipe #healthyfood #vegetarian

Creamy and smoky-spicy beans simmered with sliced fennel and topped with eggs for a nourishing breakfast, brunch or light supper for two. Easily vegan and easily doubled.

Creamy and smoky-spicy #beans simmered with sliced fennel and topped with #eggs for a nourishing #breakfast, #brunch or light supper for two. Easily #vegan. #onepot #dinner #easyrecipe #healthyfood #vegetarianby Kelllie@foodtoglow > Simple one-pan meals are my new favourite way to cook. And sometimes eat. As in actually eat out of the pan.

In mitigation, we are hard at it renovating a very old flat in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town. When I mean old, I am talking built in the 1820s. So, ‘New Town’ is a bit of a misnomer. This designation is to distinguish it from the really old part of this grand city, the Old Town – Edinburgh’s medieval heart. **

We’ve temporarily traded fairly calm and restorative weekends at home for dashing back and forth to the recycling centre with old carpets and battered sofas. Not from the 19th century, of course. Continue reading

Vegetable pot pie gone a bit fancy with saffron, porcini mushrooms and an olive oil crust. This #vegan, weekend family #food #recipe will remind you of pot pies of yore, but without the saturated fat. #potpie #familyrecipe #vegetables #vegetarian #baking

Vegetable pot pie gone a bit fancy with saffron, porcini mushrooms and an olive oil crust. This vegan, weekend family food recipe will remind you of pot pies of yore, but without the saturated fat.

Vegetable pot pie gone a bit fancy with saffron, porcini mushrooms and an olive oil crust. This #vegan, weekend family #food #recipe will remind you of pot pies of yore, but without the saturated fat. #potpie #familyrecipe #vegetables #vegetarian #bakingGrowing up in post-60s America, frozen meals – “TV dinners” – were de rigueur. And by meals, I do mean meals. Slim cardboard boxes held such delights as soft-but-not-in-a-good-way Salisbury steak, tomato sauce-streaked meatloaf, greasy fried chicken, bland macaroni and cheese; and even something called a “German dinner”. These would invariably come with a potato product (mash, tater tots, scalloped) and mixed vegetables (usually peas, carrots, corn), and even stewed fruit: all in a sectioned foil container ready to slam into the oven. Weirdly, hideous as they were, I have quite fond memories of these tin-clad meals. Continue reading

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