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Pasta shells stuffed with herb-roasted winter squash and Parmigiano Reggiano, over a layer of rich marinara tomato sauce and blanketed in a cheesy, no-cook white sauce. #parmesan #pasta #vegetables #cheese #familyfood #winter #recipe

Pasta shells stuffed with herb-roasted winter squash and Parmigiano Reggiano, over a layer of rich marinara tomato sauce and blanketed in a cheesy, no-cook white sauce. ** Winter is calling, and this family-friendly baked pasta recipe is the answer. Pottering in the kitchen, with the drizzle steadily falling on already soggy ground, is an especial …

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Marmalade Carrot Cake with tangy swirls of bursting cranberries is the perfect "just-in-case" cake to have on standby during the festive season. #winter #cake #baking #marmalade #carrotcake #christmas

Marmalade Carrot Cake with tangy swirls of burst cranberries is the perfect “just-in-case” cake to have on standby during the festive season. A cut-up and keep kind of cake for family and friends. Not much effort for a whole lot of reward. Merry Cakemas to you. ** Having well-loved recipes that I can tweak to …

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Salted Caramel Apple Nachos are your new favourite quick snack or dessert for the family - or just you.

Salted Caramel Apple Nachos are your new favourite quick snack or dessert for the family – or just you. Sprinkle and drizzle them with tasty toppings and be crunching away in no time. Plate licking is positively encouraged. ** Apple nachos are not a new thing, but if you are someone who occasionally craves something …

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The simplicity of water kefir - fermented water! - explained. Plus an in-depth, step-by-step guide to making this nutritious, probiotic, gut health hero. This drink is a great non-dairy alternative to milk kefir. #guthealth #kefir #recipe

The simplicity of water kefir – fermented water! – explained. Plus an in-depth, step-by-step guide to making this nutritious, probiotic, gut health hero. This drink is a great non-dairy alternative to milk kefir. Fermentation is a simple yet mysterious process. As a natural phenomenon, it happens whether we are present or not. Any food, in …

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Think beyond lettuce and cucumber to elevate your summer salad game. Roasted #chickpeas, eggplant and smoky, honey-crisped #halloumi will become your go-to main course #salad for warm days and cool evenings. #summerfood #vegetarian

Think beyond lettuce and cucumber to elevate your summer salad game. Roasted chickpeas, eggplant and smoky, honey-crisped halloumi will become your go-to main course salad for warm days and cool evenings. This is my kind of salad. Hearty, a bit salty, a lot tangy; verging on bad for you. But I’ve got a wee story …

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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  French word galette seems to have a few definitions and interpretations – I have made a sautéed and thin-layered sweet potato cake – similar to a rosti – that some would call a galette. Bonne Maman, purveyor of delicious conserves and treats, has a butter biscuit that they call a galette. But usually – …

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Can you believe I am asking you to grill lettuce? Isn’t that the one vegetable that we can just leave the heck alone? I know it sounds bonkers, but it really is quite something. As different to raw lettuce as microwaved egg is to scrambled in butter. Another level.

I hope you don’t mind but this post will be a bit of a quickie. You see, I need to go and pack. And these tender little beauties are going in the hand luggage. Some of you reading this may  be packing too, Perhaps you are jetting off to some island to laze around and …

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*Living in Scotland, a place known for its love – nay, worship – of homey baked goods, fresh fruit scones are not common. Actually, in all the twenty-something years that I have lived here, I have yet to encounter one. I’m assuming someone here makes them, maybe sells them. But I don’t get out much. …

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