Category Archives: Recipes

Roast Brussels sprouts with maple syrup, walnuts, orange & stilton

We all have memories of fouls smelling overcooked sprouts but cook them properly, and a sprout is a wonderful thing!  Here, maple syrup balances any bitterness in the sprouts whilst orange zest, walnuts and Stilton bring a lovely touch of seasonality to the recipe. This simple recipe is delicious served hot as a side dish…
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Buffalo Cauliflower

There’s something incredibly comforting and a little bit naughty about dipping crispy deep-fried cauliflower florets into rich salty blue cheese & buttery chilli sauces. Apart from the cauliflower, there really is nothing healthy about this recipe; but the occasional indulgence is absolutely fine in my book! And at this time of year, when the clocks…
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Roast carrots agrodolce with grilled halloumi & mint

RI’m a huge fan of sweet and sour flavours. There’s a natural sweetness in carrots which makes them perfect when paired with a vinegar reduction and some salty grilled halloumi for an umami kick! Ingredients 4-5 carrots ½ tsp fennel seeds, crushed 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar ½ tsp…
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Spaghetti with broccoli, garlic & chilli

This super quick pasta recipe is traditionally made with orecchiette. However, I think it also teams with many other pastas very well; and I’ve used spaghetti here.  It may seem strange to boil broccoli until within an inch of its life, but it needs to be soft enough to be broken down into a thick…
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Persian style chard, fresh herb & feta frittata

This recipe is inspired by kuku sabzi, an amazing Persian style frittata packed full of fresh green herbs and aromatic cinnamon, cardamom and cumin. Traditionally the recipe should also contains a few tiny dried rose petals, but those are harder to come by so I’ve left them out of this recipe; feel free to add…
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Shaved fennel, apple & cucumber salad

This fresh salad is perfect when fennel is young and tender. Make sure you trim off any tough outer leaves before slicing.  The salad pairs beautifully with grilled oily fish like salmon or mackerel; the gentle acidity, fruitiness and acid in the salad perfectly balancing the rich oils from the fish. You can, of course,…
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Fusilli bucati with chard, marjoram, lemon & ricotta

This quick and simple recipe is a great way to use any soft green leaves you may have in the fridge. In the height of summer, there are all sorts leaves available to us so feel free to use the likes of kale, cavolo nero or spinach if you can’t get any chard. The slight…
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Chicken cacciatore, the love of bringing people together, Food for Life

It's now 8 months since I moved away from the corporate 9-6 world. I ‘d planned, of course, to write a regular blog about my ongoing progress on the path to sustainable self-employment; but I’m afraid I’ve failed miserably at that. Indeed, over the past few months, I’ve learnt to set myself more manageable goals…
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