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The best-dressed salads, steamed and roasted vegetables, pasta and even nachos are all wearing homemade ranch dressing: It ain't an American classic for nothing. Add jalapeno, chipotle, roasted garlic or finely minced kimchi to up the ante.

The best-dressed salads, steamed and roasted vegetables, pasta and even nachos are all wearing homemade ranch dressing: It ain’t an American classic for nothing. Add jalapeno, chipotle, roasted garlic or finely minced kimchi to up the ante. You know the saying, “Manners maketh man”? Well, it is my firm belief that dressings maketh salad. This might not …

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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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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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Chocolate and rosemary are really wonderful partners and very healthy too. Why not add them to your next banana bread making session. And pour it alli into a skillet while you are at it. A great breakfast or healthy snack for the whole family. Naturally gluten-free too.

Chocolate and rosemary are really wonderful partners, and very healthy too. Why not add them to your next banana bread making session? And pour it all into a skillet while you are at it. A great breakfast or healthy snack for the whole family. Naturally gluten-free too. Do you – like me – often have …

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Enjoyed with salad and a drizzle of tahini dressing, or stuffed in a wrap with pickles, spicy sauce, pickled cabbage plus a side of hot chips, falafels are the world’s second favourite way to eat chickpeas – after hummus, of course. Those of us who love falafels probably have a distinct memory of our most favourite one. Or maybe that …

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Earthy beets married with roasted, feta-stuffed Padron/shishito peppers make a delightful and simple starter anytime of the year, but especially when beets are in season where you are.

Earthy beets married with roasted, feta-stuffed Padron/shishito peppers make a delightful and simple starter anytime of the year, but especially when beets are in season where you are. I am not a tidy gardener. By this I don’t mean that I have tools and plants scattered hither and thither, more I guess that I am …

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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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A crunchy exterior holds the soft, pull-apart artichoke heart & spinach interior of these easy-to-make, vegan and gluten-free polpettes. Although delicious on their own as a snack or appetizer, these Italian-inspired faux meatballs are perfect with my easy marinara sauce over your favourite pasta. Treat yourself and make extra of everything! A family- and guest-friendly recipe.

A crunchy exterior holds the soft, pull-apart artichoke heart & spinach interior of these easy-to-make, vegan and gluten-free polpettes. Although delicious on their own as a snack or appetizer, these Italian-inspired faux meatballs are perfect with my easy marinara sauce over your favourite pasta. Treat yourself and make extra of everything! A family- and guest-friendly recipe.   …

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Warm exotic spices and hearty split peas makes for a comforting bowl of deeply flavoured stew. It lasts and gets better over a few days, so make enough to have leftovers, serving with traditional Ethiopian flatbreads, pitta bread, chapati or brown rice. You won't miss the meat.

What do you do when Spring goes back into hiding? Do you flip on the heat? Invite your cat or dog onto your lap? Pull on your favourite sloppy (old and moth-eaten) wooly jumper whilst simultaneously switching on the kettle for a cup of tea? Dear reader, I have done all of the above. And, after …

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