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If you have never made deli counter-staple tabbouleh, before but appreciate the healthy fresh taste of this salad, use this as a guide before striking out on your own next time. Delicious for lunch, BBQ or a picnic with other summer salads and its best bud, hummus. This is easily grain-free and paleo by blitzing cauliflower into grains, or using quinoa. But then it really isn't tabbouleh, and Middle Eastern mamas everywhere will tut and tsk. Fact.

  For a supposedly simple salad, tabbouleh, staple of deli counters around the world, has a lot of rules. “It’s all about the parsley,” most purists say. “Don’t cook the bulgur wheat, just soak it in the dressing,” say others. “For heaven’s sake, soak the grains in two changes of water then dry it in the …

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The key to this slurpy Vietnamese-ish vegetable curry is the homemade spice blend that actually hails from the other side of the Indian Ocean - Sri Lanka. With 10 vegetables, a mild spice mix and coconut milk this is a perfect all-season curry for the whole family.

Besides the usual staples of olive oil, pasta, oats and, um, avocados there are a few things I always have in my kitchen: coconut milk powder, onions, limes and a restaurant’s worth of spices. I don’t use these every day of course, but it is comforting to know that they are there, ready to inspire me …

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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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I had hoped to come up with something profound to say on the subject du jour: New Year, New You. I might have gone on about fresh starts, turning over new leaves (leafs?), spring cleaning your diet/life/soul/refrigerator (maybe I should do the latter, if only as a good incentive to actually  do it). But, to be …

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Well, you learn something new every day. You know those crunchy, breadcrumb-coated morsels sold as scampi? The sweet, affordable and delectable fried bites dunked in tartare sauce, or squirted with lemon and always served with a pile of salty chips? Well, scampi are actually langoustines. Yes, these golden-red mini-lobsters, their spiky, forbidding shells holding succulent, sweet meat, are indeed child-friendly scampi. …

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As with some television shows, where an entire episode seems to be based round a joke that came up in a production meeting, this recipe was an off-beat idea of mine that grew into a recipe. I started with the hybrid name and it kind of went from there. But unlike some TV shows, this works. No …

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In frosty January it is so tempting to cuddle up on the sofa with a bowl of carbs (mashed potatoes/spaghetti/brownies/mac and cheese/yada yada…). But yummy as this proposition is, it pretty much goes against the grain (geddit) of our inner urge to do a little January spring clean. And I’m not talking dusting. If you are …

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On-my-soapbox alert! Corn is contentious. Not the sweetcorn that we eat – and the only corn crop grown in the UK – but the corn that has infiltrated our lives in some very non-food and non-nutritious ways. In the US, where it is by far the most-grown and most renumerative crop, field corn is used in manners various and sundry: …

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I am showing remarkable strength today, I tell you. It is difficult, but here I am. That’s how much I love you all. It has been a close call. You almost had to put up with last week’s cauliflower for one more day. You see, the lure of the my back garden has proven almost too great …

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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….

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