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Easy, decadent and perfect for dessert, these Chocolate Granola Pancakes are a Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), or any day, treat. Easily adapted for gluten-free and dairy-free.

Easy, decadent and perfect for dessert, these Chocolate Granola Pancakes are a Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), or any day, treat. Easily adapted for gluten-free and dairy-free. I have lived in the UK for many years, adapting my palate to my adopted island’s produce and serious love of global cuisines – the latter about the only good …

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Weeknight pasta meals don't have to mean reaching for a sauce jar. Or a boil-in-bag pouch. Or even - God forbid - a lurid powder. With a few fresh and a few store cupboard ingredients, you and your family can quickly be tucking into a slippery, savoury pile of pasta studded with this season's must-have vegetable, the aubergine.

This is a commissioned recipe Weeknight pasta meals don’t have to mean reaching for a sauce jar. Or a boil-in-bag pouch.  Or even – God forbid – a lurid powder. With a few fresh and a few store cupboard ingredients, you and your family can quickly be tucking into a slippery, savoury pile of pasta studded with …

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Turmeric, black pepper and healthy fats are best friends when it comes to nutrient bioavailability to the body. You may already use this almost magical combination in something like my Spiced Golden Turmeric Milk, but here it is used with naturally gluten-free chickpea flour (besan/gram) to make crisp-edged filling farinata (savory pancakes). Top with whatever you fancy, but we like this combination with smoked salmon and raw veggies. It gets an extra fillip of tang and nutrition from the turmeric and lemon dressing. Vegetarians and vegans, sub out the salmon for avocado. Breakfast, brunch, lunch or a light supper - farinatas are always welcome.

In partnership with Circulon Turmeric, black pepper and healthy fats are best friends when it comes to nutrient bioavailability to the body. You may already use this almost magical combination in something like my Spiced Golden Turmeric Milk, but here it is used with naturally gluten-free chickpea flour (besan/gram) to make crisp-edged filling farinata (savory …

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A green and healthy homage to that fruity, sweet American confection, the Orange Julius. Kale, matcha green tea powder, optional hormone-balancing and immune-boosting maca powder, and a few other good-for-you foods are blended with the usual vanilla and orange. A 21st century interpretation of a 1920s drink easily made in your blender for a nutritious breakfast, snack or post-workout drink.

A green and healthy homage to that fruity, sweet American confection, the Orange Julius. Kale, matcha green tea powder, optional hormone-balancing and immune-boosting maca powder, and a few other good-for-you foods are blended with the usual vanilla and orange. A 21st century interpretation of a 1920s drink easily made in your blender for a nutritious breakfast, …

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While watermelon and feta is perfectly fine, do yourself a favour and opt for cool, creamy yogurt next time. And while you are at it, why not add some tomatoes and fry some rosemary leaves too. Breakfast heaven, or sexy-as-hell - and ridiculously easy - buffet salad. Your call.

While watermelon and feta are perfectly fine, do yourself a favour and opt for cool, creamy yogurt next time. And while you are at it, why not add some tomatoes and fry some rosemary leaves too. Breakfast heaven, or sexy-as-hell – and ridiculously easy –  buffet salad. Your call. **If you are reading this on any site …

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Any easy way to get your five-a-day in one hearty bowl - a rainbow of colourful vegetables + healthy freekeh and delicious pan-fried chilli halloumi. Oh, and a knockout South American-inspired dressing. Makes great leftovers too. A proper meal salad for lunch or dinner.

This is just the sort of bowl of food I crave after a period of indulgence or zig-zig travelling – textural, colourful, every mouthful a different flavour. The fact that it is highly nutritious and exactly what my body needs is almost incidental. If I have time I love to go to a chi-chi, upscale food market …

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Who doesn't love a bowl meal all to themselves? Why not treat yourself to this vegan version of the popular Korean dish, bibimbap? Easy to sort toppings including kimchi, stir-fried shiitake, fried egg and spicy chickpeas make this a nutritious, colourful and assertively umami-ish dish. Easily scaled up for feeding the family or friends.

I don’t know about you, but I am always hard-pressed not to order a colourful bowl of bibimbap when given a Korean menu. I always intend trying something different, but rarely do I get get past saying, “Bibimbap, please. Extra kimchi.” Fun to say and fun to eat. Meaning “mixed rice”, this sizzling, often stone bowl …

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This hearty yet light pasta supper is full of colour and texture, and is perfect for a midweek meal. Easily vegan and gluten-free too.

For the past wee while I’ve been daring to cook with the kitchen door open. This may not seem a big deal to you, but as Edinburgh winters tend to be of the cold, low, steel-sky variety, punctuated by not infrequent temper tantrums of bracing, leaf swirling wind, door propping in March is of note. I do …

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You could be forgiven for thinking that the only cake I know how to do is a polenta one. I do do others, but it is hard to get past the fact that polenta cakes are stupidly easy to make, easily gluten-free, keep phenomenally well and are extremely versatile. Matcha tea and passion fruit? Yep. Vanilla and …

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Good morning! I don’t usually pop up here on a Saturday but I really wanted to share this easy, filling and really quite delicious “come on, Spring” brunch pancake recipe with you. Although the main ingredient, chickpea flour, is not quite store cupboard there are other recipes you can/should make with it, including falafels and the Italian panissa, a …

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