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PISTACHIO, LEMON & RICOTTA CAKE

This cake is incredibly easy to make and is a real crowd pleaser. It tends to get inhaled very quickly and for good reason – the ricotta gives it a moist texture, and the lemon […]

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SPICY CHICKPEA, HARISSA & CH ED DAR PITTAS

MAKES 10 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 3 fat garlic cloves, crushed 400g can chickpeas, drained 1 teaspoon ground turmeric ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon finely grated […]

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Lamb & pearl barley stew & fresh herb gremolata

SERVES 4-6   A substantial pot of stew fortified with pearl barley, this is really good with lots of gremolata sprinkled over the top. Irish stew is the classic one pot dish, the recipe for […]

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COURGETTE KOFTA CURRY

Rest assured, these koftas are much healthier than the usual deep fried versions – even when cooked in very little oil, they taste great. I love the combination of courgettes and gram flour. Enjoy this […]

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BASIC CHAPATTI

BASIC CHAPATTI   There are many different recipes for making chapatti, but this is the way my family has made them for generations. Our version is a healthy one – there is no added salt, […]

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Peking Mushroom Pancakes

Serves 4 to share   kcal — 268 carbs — 34.8g protein — 6.4g fat — 11.4g     10 min 10–12 min   These are an easy and tasty alternative to Peking duck pancakes. […]

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Black Bean Tofu & Baby Pak Choi

  Serves 4 as a side 15 min 8 min   kcal — 397 carbs — 53.4g protein — 15.4g fat — 14.0g   I add a touch of a good-quality yellow bean sauce to […]

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Jollof One Pot Rice

Serves 6   Jollof is a one-pot rice dish akin in essence to Jambalaya or even Paella (depending on the ingredients you use). It is by far and away West Africa’s most readily available and […]

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Red Red Stew

This dish is so called, I’m told, because it’s coloured red twice – once from the red of the palm oil and a second time from the tomatoes. But there’s a lot of duplication in […]

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CARDAMOM BUNS WITH CREAM AND MARZIPAN (SEMLOR)

Enriched yeast buns scented with cardamom are an essential part of the Scandinavian baking tradition. Semlor, filled with lightly whipped cream and marzipan, are always a crowd pleaser and usually eaten on Shrove Tuesday, prior […]

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SPRING VEGETABLE TART WITH MUSTARD CREAM AND WATERCRESS

Wonderful as a vegetarian centrepiece for a springtime smörgåsbord, or as an accompaniment to fish and meat dishes, this puff pastry tart using seasonal baby veg tastes as delicious as it looks.   serves 6-8 […]

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CARROT TOP PESTO & COUSCOUS SALAD

This recipe makes use of the leafy greens on top of bunched carrots that are typically thrown away. If your carrots didn’t come with any, use spinach or any other soft leafy greens, or extra […]

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