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Crispy Duck Legs with Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce

Crispy Duck Legs with Hoisin Sauce

Take your time. I won’t be Peking in on you. Sigh. The trouble with having friends round for dinner when you’ve trained as a chef is that dinner can’t be a lazy cop out. Nothing wrong with a tray of roasted veg served with some delicious fish, but I expect more of myself! I view… 

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10 Cookbooks for Christmas Gifts

My Cookbook Shelfie

Dear Santa, this year I’d like a cookery book (or 10) Despite the internet’s vast catalogue of recipe blogs and foodie websites stuffed full of meal ideas and how-to guides I’m still a sucker for a real cookbook.  A book I can hold in my hands, curl up and read on the sofa, and delight… 

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Mini Apple & Berry Pies

Mini Apple & Berry Pies Topped with Nut Pastry {grain free}

Foraged Food and a Photography Workshop A good friend recently gave me some cooking apples that she foraged in her and a neighbour’s London back yard. I’m certainly not one to turn down free food, especially when it creates the perfect excuse to play in the kitchen. The big decision was whether the dessert would… 

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Seared Beef Strips with Sesame Broccoli & Cucumber Noodle Salad

Seared Beef Strips with Sesame Broccoli & Cucumber Noodle Salad

Good Mood Food Last Friday I collaborated with the fit girls from Wonder Woman Workshops UK (WWWUK). Together we ran a cooking workshop all about Good Mood Food. We cooked up a three course meal and drink designed to help boost serotonin levels through the power of food. Starter: Smoked mackerel pate with crudités or Free’d gluten… 

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Courgetti with Squash and Porcini Mushroom

Courgetti with Butternut Squash and Porcini Mushroom Sauce

Plant Pasta I think I should become an international ambassador for courgetti. I could travel the world promoting it as a healthful alternative to wheat spaghetti, touting dishes such as courgetti with sardines, courgetti with salmon, courgetti with bolognaise, and my new dish – an entirely vegan courgetti with vegetables and nuts. So where does… 

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Figs with cheese, mint, pine nuts and Millefiori Honey

Figs Stuffed with {Vegan} Cashew Cream Cheese

The fig that got the cream.   These days I’m not so much the dairy dodger. I’ve found good quality organic dairy, cheese, butter, yoghurt, and cream from happy cows, eaten in moderation, works just fine for me. But as variety is so important, and after my indulgent cheese-for-every-meal Italian holiday this August (the opposite… 

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