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A quick, wholegrain, no-fuss fruit and nut-studded Scandinavian-style crispbread for the cheeseboard, with soup or just for nibbling.

A quick, wholegrain, no-fuss fruit and nut-studded Scandinavian-style crispbread for the cheeseboard, with soup or just for nibbling. If like me, you aren’t an expert baker, this is the recipe for you. No yeast, no waiting, no expensive equipment. Just bowl, tray and chopping board. Sound good? Even better than the ease of prep, imo, these …

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These tea-infused sour cherry energy bites make a brilliant protein-rich and whole food snack. Perfect for those peckish moments, lunchboxes and after exercise. Even for an on-the-go breakfast. A no-sugar-added, paleo recipe.

This is a sponsored post These tea-infused sour cherry energy bites make a brilliant protein-rich and whole food snack. Perfect for those peckish moments, lunchboxes and after exercise. Even for an on-the-go breakfast. A no-sugar-added, paleo recipe.

Four-ingredient chocolate, fruit and nut clusters are an easy, no-bake recipe for healthy, guilt-free snacking. Perfect with a cup of tea and in lunch boxes. 

Four-ingredient chocolate, fruit and nut clusters are an easy, no-bake recipe for healthy, guilt-free snacking. Perfect with a cup of tea and in lunch boxes. These may not be the prettiest things you’ll see on the Internet today, but by goodness, they might be the tastiest. These little three-bite clusters, crammed with heart-healthy nuts and …

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A simple lunch salad recipe highlighting seasonal cherries and peaches along with pistachios, sugar snap peas and a really rather special fat-free and fruity dressing. Add crumbles of goat's cheese or cashew ricotta for a yummy, creamy tang.

A simple lunch salad recipe highlighting seasonal cherries and peaches along with pistachios, sugar snap peas and a rather special fat-free and fruity dressing. Add crumbles of goat’s cheese or cashew ricotta for a yummy, creamy tang. Before the stone fruits season completely leaves us, I thought I would just nip in quickly to post a …

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Perhaps one of the most literary of foodstuffs, madeleines are surprisingly easy to make. These tiny scallop-shaped cakes are given a 21st century makeover with olive oil and pistachios - and a touch of yuzu if you have it. Dip into a steaming cup of tea and see what happens!

Perhaps one of the most literary of foodstuffs, madeleines are surprisingly easy to make. These tiny scallop-shaped cakes are given a 21st century makeover with olive oil and pistachios – and a touch of yuzu if you have it. Dip into a steaming cup of tea and see what happens! I didn’t grow up reading Marcel Proust. …

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A little taste of Turkey lurks in this deceptively simple, but deeply-flavoured vegetarian pasta dish. Make more onions than you need and add the remainder into dishes for days to come.

A little taste of Turkey lurks in this deceptively simple, but deeply-flavoured vegetarian pasta dish. Make more onions than you need and add the remainder into dishes for days to come.  The aroma of slowly cooked sliced onions draws my family to the kitchen faster than a cake pulled from the oven. And I don’t think this is a reflection …

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Normally when writing for food to glow I have the radio for company, the mix of music and chat a metronome for my typing. But I can’t do it today. I am a coward. I just can’t listen to any more news coming out of Paris, Syria and Kenya. My fingers feel heavy and my heart even …

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I am surrounded by suitcases, scattered clothes, and the sense that I am forgetting something vital. It can only be one thing, of course: the hell that is packing. I hate it with a passion veering on angina. Seriously. Summer clothes that I have had for years suddenly become invisible; dainty peep-toes and sandals vanish; nothing …

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Growers of rhubarb – of the assertive and open-air type rather than tender and under wraps – will have already witnessed the wonder that is its growing habit. From a tight-fisted angry bunch, bursting through cold soil, near-tropical leaves unfurl and cover anything under its considerable umbrella. This bulky plant – a vegetable actually – …

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Raw food seems a bit of a faff, doesn’t it? I mean, all that soaking, sprouting, chopping, dehydrating,…waiting. Not to mention a heck of a lot of shopping. Don’t get me wrong, many of the raw recipes I see on Instagram, Pinterest and other blogs do look amazing. And, a quick eyeball of my occasionally filled in …

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