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Orange Polenta Cake with Thyme and Orange Jam

This thyme and orange polenta cake is something special. It’s equally as perfect for a tea time treat as it is for a decadent dessert due to it’s crumbly, but moist texture, and it’s sweet but savoury flavour notes. The combination of orange and thyme is quite spectacular, and you’ll smell why as soon as… Read more »

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Chamomile Mulled Apple Juice

This hot mulled apple juice is guaranteed to make all your naughty mulled wine dreams come true! I absolutely adore a cup of mulled wine when it’s cold, but sometimes I just don’t feel like committing to the alcohol that goes with it.(To which my friends would politely tell me to “man-up”) Cue mulled apple… Read more »

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Spinach and Mushroom Pasta with Lemon Zest

This spinach and mushroom pasta is what I’m bound to be eating on a Friday night at home if I’m not out for dinner or ordering takeout. However it also makes an indulgent midweek vegetarian feast when you’re short on time. It’s ridiculously yum – like lipsmackingly so – and has a luxuriously creamy mouthfeel… Read more »

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Mediterranean Stuffed Butternut

Mediterranean stuffed butternut is the perfect feast for iffy in-between weather! It’s comforting enough for a satisfying dinner on a chilly night, but still light enough for a balmy supper. Although its vegetarian, you won’t miss meat. Lentils coated in a savoury herbed tomato sauce make it deliciously lip-smacking, while parmesan and feta add extra… Read more »

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Cheat’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup has the tendency to look like bath water! But maybe we’re so concerned with “instagrammable” food that we’ve forgotten the goodness of the traditional, nutritious and comforting fare that we grew up on. It may not make the prettiest picture, but this stuff is so good for the body, and equally as… Read more »

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Pickled Onions – Homemade

There’s something about pickled onions that men in particular just can’t get enough of. Maybe because when paired with a strong mature cheddar and a good beer, they turn into something so deliciously spectacular. So skip the socks, boxers, and biltong this year, and make these super tasty pickled onions for dad this Fathers Day… Read more »

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Bibimbap with Beef Mince

Shamefully, I’d never eaten bibimbap prior to making this dish! I’ve been dying to get down to Korean Soju for a delicious bowl, but I just haven’t got around to it. I still haven’t indulged in a traditional rendition of the dish, but this version is quite spectacular. The Bibimbap Conundrum I haven’t ventured into… Read more »

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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips in 7 Steps

Crispy baked sweet potato chips aren’t that easy to achieve. Crispy being the operative word! Sweet potatoes have a much higher water content than white potatoes which makes them a lot harder to get crisp. But with a little time and patience, the elusive crispy baked sweet potato chip can be yours. I love these… Read more »

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Baked Brie En Croute and Bellinis

Baked brie en croute is simply a chunk of cheese baked in puff pastry – such a simple pleasure! However, serve it with cranberry puree, sliced apple, crushed almonds, throw in an impromptu bellini, and you have something quite sophisticated and spectacular that can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes – perfect for… Read more »

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Turmeric Latte Recipe

The turmeric Latte is everywhere at the moment, and trending big time over in San Fran, USA. A recipe for it even appeared on Gwyneth Paltrow’s website, Goop – if ever there was a measure of popularity! And you know that if the turmeric latte has made an appearance on Goop, it’s also ridiculously healthy…. Read more »