New Year New Food

I’m not going to talk about the usual new year weight loss imperative after a festive season of excess, although suffice to say that the hedonistic husband and I are committed to a few weeks of two days fasting until the surplus pounds have slipped away. Suffering from my usual post-Christmas attack of catering fatigue, […]

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Dhal, Crispy Sweet Potato and Coconut Chutney

This recipe was my first foray into what has very quickly become my favourite cookery book ever. It almost feels as if Anna Jones wrote ‘A Modern Way to Eat’ just for my family. I didn’t have the curry leaves included in the recipe, but nobody noticed: I just added a few fennel seeds instead […]

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Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

Quinoa has in recent years been heralded as a super food, and not without reason. Although it is eaten as a grain, it is technically a seed and as such is incredibly rich in protein. It also has a very high fibre content and a low GI; is loaded with antioxidants and is rich in […]

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chestnut-and-sage-soup

Chestnut and Sage Soup

This soup is a lovely hearty and warming lunch to enjoy in the autumn and winter months and it is super easy. I used wild harvested chestnuts, but you can use tinned or vacuum packed ones. Actually, it makes it even quicker as peeling 400g of boiled chestnuts is quite labour intensive if truth be […]

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Ben Miller & Alexander Armstrong

Friends for the Weekend

A clutch of some of our very dearest friends from our old London life have just come for the weekend and hedonism came a close second on the agenda, after the collective imperative to get out with the dogs and bask in the glory of the spring wildflower display that nature is currently laying on. […]

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Chickpea, Tomato and Spinach Curry

Chickpea, Tomato and Spinach Curry

This is a wonderful vegetarian curry packed with onions, tomatoes and spinach, and loaded with lean proteins by way of chickpeas and lentils. The sesame seeds and cashews add an extra protein hit and a nice crunch. It is delicious served on its own with some wholegrain basmati rice and maybe a little tomato, cucumber […]

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