A lighter Christmas Cake

It’s come to my attention that not many people like Christmas cake. Or Christmas pudding for that matter. I (without boasting) can personally eat my weight in both and look forward to a post-December 25th supermarket sweep for marked-down Christmas cake and pudding. I love Christmas – it’s not the present giving, but the seasonal…

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Beetroot, grapefruit, chicory and goats cheese salad

Don’t you just love the beauty of beetroot? Vivid pink, I marvel at how nature produces such shocking hues. Sugary, earthy and dense it lends itself to comforting autumn cookery, but also adds a balance to lighter, sharper dishes. The versatility of this often overlooked root vegetable is something that I have capitalised on in…

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Mushroom and kidney bean vegan chilli

I love chilli – its smoky warmth is perfect as the nights come on earlier, the leaves fall and there’s mist and woodsmoke on the air. This vegan chilli is just that ticket – smoky, savoury and super comforting. As you’ll know from my instagram feed and past posts I’m reducing my meat intake, especially red…

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Roasted vegetable lasagne

This vegetable lasagne is the perfect transition dish, just what you need for the cooler evenings that herald the onset of autumn, yet still light enough that it won’t weigh you down on those nights that still have a hint of warmth in them. Over the past few years I’ve been eating less and less…

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Roasted carrots and dukkah eggs on toast

This roasted carrots and dukkah eggs on toast recipe was inspired by my first visit to Trove a few weeks back, the café/bakery located out in Levenshulme. Many people have recommended to me, but to be honest I’d just written it off as ‘just another brunch place.’ Boy was I wrong. Trove’s food mainly revolves…

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British asparagus – a light salad for warm weather

It’s almost the end of the British asparagus season, which means it’ll be another ten months until we get to eat those tender green British spears and means butter consumption in my house will drop by at least half. I love British asparagus and eat it by the plate load during May and June. I know…

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