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A Polish spin on the classic Italian dish, risotto. Made with millet instead of rice, this easy vegan recipe is laden with wild mushrooms for a decidedly autumnal dish. A perfect Meatless Monday or midweek dinner choice for the whole family.

  Risotto is an oft-made and enjoyed dish in our house. Most especially on an autumn weekday evening, a candle glowing on my kitchen windowsill, and the cat curled up by the fire. A cosy meal for a cosy feeling. Throughout the fall months and into winter I will make risotto variously with buckwheat, barley …

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It is still (just) January, the month of resolutions, detoxes, and get-fit regimes that may or may not last until February. And in January people like myself get inundated with requests to cook from and review the latest weight loss cookbooks. I rarely get excited about such cookbooks for the simple reason that diets don’t really work. …

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The arrival of a new Jamie Oliver cookbook on the bookshop shelves (or in Amazon, if you must) is always cause for excitement. Usually its supporting TV show (this time, the 6-part Jamie’s Super Food, on Channel 4) has us all clamouring for pasta (Jamie’s Italy), grits and collard greens (Jamie’s America), or ready-cooked chickens (Jamie’s …

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Now that we have safely passed January, and all notions of serious dieting have sensibly been put aside, I hit you with a healthy cookbook. One that has a Plan {yes, that is supposed to capitalised}. But please don’t run away, or scroll too quickly to the recipe. It isn’t a diet, diet. I promise. Recently …

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Gail’s and I have history. This iconic London neighbourhood artisan bakery group doesn’t know it, but we definitely have history. I won’t go into the gory details, but suffice it to say that the staff on the day we visited rescued a very unpleasant situation involving a dive-bombing seagull and an al fresco breakfast.

I love to flip through shiny new cookbooks. I love the crack of an embossed spine upon first opening. Inhaling pages still smelling of freshly-printed ink. Do you love that too? There is a certain thrill that we food-obsessed people get when we pick a book to adopt into our lives. For that’s what we do. …

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Today’s post is a bit different for me and, consequently, for you. Normally food to glow is centred round my recipes, what I’m doing, my opinions. Basically it’s me, me, me, as most blogs are. I know I’m not bad at citing other sites and dabbling in others’ recipes, but I’m not really one for …

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