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The Lake District has long been on my list of places to explore. Any place with shaggy green mountains, sheep studded valleys and tumbling waterfalls is total eye candy to me. And this lushly beautiful area of northern England has all of this, and more. The “more” being picturesque buildings, shimmering lakes, and – to …

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Make your homemade granola into a stunning autumn Bircher-style breakfast, adding homemade berry compote for extra colour, nutrients and tangy flavour. You will have enough berry compote for several bowls of soaked granola, or to swirl into yogurt.

Before the brambles completely go, I thought I would slip this under the seasonal food wire. No sweet breakfast in autumn can be truly complete without something darkly juicy mixed in. And freshly foraged brambles (small wild blackberries) fit the bill nicely. Right now I am in the Lake District of England, reviewing a cottage for …

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Liven up your grain salad bowls with a punchy, smokey ginger-tahini dressing and some rather interesting add ins - gorgeous dried golden berries, roasted eggplant and, um, the ubiquitous but awesome kale. A perfect phytonutrient-rich salad for now - and tomorrow's - lunch. Naturally vegan and gluten-free. Add roasted or boiled chickpeas, lentils or nuts to up the protein count.

Liven up your grain salad bowls with a punchy, smoky, ginger-tahini dressing and some rather interesting add ins – gorgeous dried golden berries, roasted eggplant and, um, the ubiquitous but awesome kale. A perfect phytonutrient-rich salad for now – and tomorrow’s lunch. Naturally vegan and gluten-free. Add roasted or boiled chickpeas, lentils or nuts to up the protein …

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Brimming with fresh apples and with a hint of cinnamon, this easy cake makes a great pudding served warm with custard, or tucked into a lunchbox for a welcome treat.

A partnered post Brimming with fresh apples and with a hint of cinnamon, this easy cake makes a great pudding served warm with custard, or tucked into a lunchbox for a welcome treat. When I think of Dorset, the coastal county on the English Channel, I think of sweeping beaches, Jurassic fossils and cider. A …

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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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“Let food by thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates (father of medicine), 431 BC So, it’s out with the five-a-day message and in with the 7. Or perhaps 10. Or maybe just more than we are currently eating. All hail kale. And sweet potatoes. And tomatoes….

  My love of breakfast is pretty well established. Not only is my Instagram feed chocka with variations of avocado on toast and a million ways to eat chard before 9 am, but I will eat breakfast at non-breakfast times too. I sometimes prefer it that way. That way I can legitimately have dinner leftovers …

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I hope you don’t mind this simple little soup popping into your inbox or feed. I realise that other food bloggers are posting elaborate year-end round ups of their best recipes, and laying out plans for improving blog and blogger. I wish I had got around to the former, to be honest. I will however be …

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After the excesses of last week’s ingredient-fest that is gado-gado, we are down to earth. Quite literally. You can’t more down to earth than beetroot, can you? 

After last week’s one ingredient recipe (labneh) today I hit you smack in the chops with this multi-ingredient, multi-step dish. It may look a bit daunting, but really, if you have  made a dal (or even lentil soup) before this is just a slight elaboration. Essentially this is a thick, fragrant dal (which basically just …

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