Author Archives: pizzarossa

Rhubarb streusel cake

Incredibly light and buttery sponge cake topped with a fruity streusel – the bright tartness of the rhubarb is perfectly balanced by the rich brown sugar. This recipe originated in the kitchen of a friend of mine – I saw … Continue reading

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“Hot cross” macarons

More easter fun with macarons 😀 A sweetly spiced, fruity filling and topped with a lemon icing cross – all the flavours of a hot cross bun in a macaron! The shells 140g ground almonds 140g powdered (confectioner’s) sugar pinch … Continue reading

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“Creme egg” macarons

Easter is upon us! My kids gave up eating chocolate easter eggs a few years ago, but there’s always room for macarons. Always. Enter, “creme egg” macarons! Chocolate shells, filled with a vanilla ermine frosting “egg white” and a yellow … Continue reading

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Romanieh – Palestinian lentil and eggplant stew with pomegranate

Comfort food for the soul. And it’s vegan. Middle Eastern food is a firm favourite round our way. The heady spices, the delectable combinations of rich, earthy and bright flavours, the simplicity of the ingredients that go together to make … Continue reading

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Very berry macarons

How about ditching the roses for a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day? Pretty pink macarons with a lusciously fruity mixed berry gelée filling. If this is your first time, for a full step-by-step tutorial on making macarons, check out this … Continue reading

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Garlic soup

Garlic – in my opinion, humankind’s greatest culinary discovery. The unassuming little bulb is the start of so many wonderful dishes, or in this case, the star ingredient. Garlic soup takes many forms, particularly in European cuisine. This version is … Continue reading

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Seitan roast

Vegan, healthy, easy and ever so tasty seitan roast. I seem to be amazingly late onto the roasted seitan bandwagon… We used to make seitan all the time many years ago, but it was only ever the boiled version because … Continue reading

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