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A Scandinavian-influenced coffee cake marbled with a deliciously crunchy mixture of pecan nuts, warm spices and dark brown sugar, and kept soft with chestnut puree. This easy bake recipe can even be made gluten-free. Mums deserve homemade.

This is a commissioned post. A Scandinavian-influenced coffee cake marbled with a deliciously crunchy mixture of pecan nuts, warm spices and dark brown sugar, and kept soft with chestnut puree. This fairly healthy cake is easily gluten-free. Mums deserve homemade.  I have recently found out that I am a good bit Scandinavian; I rather suspected …

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buttery lemon cookie stack

Try my Buttery Lemon Cookies with a steaming mug of Super U Mushroom Coffee for a healthy afternoon lift and tasty wee treat.  Craving something sweet, but don’t fancy chocolate? Or loads of extra carbohydrates? You could do a lot worse than mixing up a batch of vegan, grain-free and low-carb Buttery Lemon Cookies. And, for …

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pan-roasted salmon topped with winter fruit salsa

Pan-Roasted Salmon with Winter Fruit Salsa is a zesty, nutritious and quick recipe: seared salmon topped with a fresh pomegranate, cranberries and apple chopped salad. And it is ready in about 20 minutes, from prep to table! Quick supper, or even an easy festive main dish. I know that many of you will be gearing …

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the greenest soup

The Creamiest Green Soup is faintly Scandinavian, with plenty of seasonal greens, an avocado, soft herbs, and a few gentle spices. All blitzed to a velvety haze of spring green. This is the time of year when some of us quietly slip soup off the menu. As the temperature rises, we can be desperate to …

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hand reaching for piece of banana bread

One-Bowl Brown Butter Banana Bread is a little black dress of a recipe: classic, go anywhere, always special. If you have a hankering for banana bread, might I suggest you give this one a try? Although I have not reinvented the wheel, this is a taste-of-home recipe, adapted from my mother’s one, that deserves your …

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Homemade carrot cake waffles for weekend making and weekday toasting. Drizzle over brown butter and cardamom syrup for an easy touch of luxury. #waffles #carrots #breakfast #easyrecipe #wholegrain

Your favourite cake. In a waffle. 🙂 Homemade carrot cake waffles for weekend making and weekday toasting. Drizzle over brown butter and cardamom syrup for an easy touch of luxury. Waffles are my Dad’s weakness. Growing up I never really saw him eat anything other than cereal for breakfast; perhaps scrambled eggs at the weekend. …

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Make the most of rhubarb season with this easy, healthy, vegan traybake. Cardamom seals the deal.

I have just realised that while I have been happily geeking out on gochujang this, and aquafaba the other (and then some), perhaps I have neglected the normal side of my cooking. And I am normal – I swear! As witness, my fridge currently contains white wine (opened), hummus (a meagre scrape left), celery, live yogurt, …

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This is a Scandinavian-influenced banana bread that thinks it’s a cake, with optional naturally-coloured and flavoured blueberry glaze. Gluten-free, vegan and lower in sugar, my blueberry and cardamom banana cake is a delightfully soft and squidgy breakfast cake or healthy snack. For years I have had a not-so-secret crush on cardamom.  Although I enjoy savouring the superlative …

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Broccoli, Leek and Feta Clafoutis

Broccoli, Leek and Feta Clafoutis is a soft, rich and deeply savory crustless pie, studded with griddled Tenderstem broccoli, leeks and dill. A filling dinner for four, or just-right side dish for six. Leftovers are good too, so don’t think of down-sizing. 🙂 Keeping going with my dive into my favourite cookbooks, this recipe is …

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Pan-roasted Brussels sprouts with loads of lemon and dill on white background with herbs and sprouts surrounding the dish

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Loads of Lemon and Dill is the simplest one-pan winter side dish. Ever. And, these vibrantly coloured flavour bombs are so good you might want to make a whole batch just for you! Otherwise they are perfect for the holiday table, or with any meal.  Where my buttery whole roasted black …

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