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Spicy vegan Spanish chorizo

Spending an evening drinking wine and nibbling on tapas is one our favourite summer activities, but the menu can be quite limited for non-meat-eaters. This spicy vegan Spanish chorizo is a great addition to the tapas repertoire! Makes: 1 large … Continue reading

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Greek chickpeas with spinach

This is Greek comfort food at its rustic best. And, for those with dietary restrictions, it’s naturally gluten free, vegan and low fat! A tasty meal in itself, or a delicious side dish. Serves 4 Preparation: 40 minutes Ingredients 1 … Continue reading

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Roquefort, fig and raspberry salad with honey dressing

Creamy, soft, crisp, crunchy… sweet, tart, earthy, sharp… this salad is an incredible combination of textures and flavours, all coming together in perfect contrast. It’s a meal in itself for 2, or share it between 4 as an appetiser. Serves … Continue reading

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Goat cheese and thyme madeleines

Moist, soft, slightly tangy savoury madeleines to nibble on with a glass of wine on a warm summer evening. These goat cheese and thyme madeleines are so quick to make and bake. And you don’t need a madeleine pan – … Continue reading

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Tomatokeftedes – Santorinian (Greek) tomato fritters

There are lots of things I associate with the arrival of warmer weather each year – blue skies streaked with vapour trails, swallows and eagles, flowers and new green leaves, but mostly fruit and vegetables. It’s goodbye to the steady … Continue reading

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Potato & spinach waffles with spicy tomato relish

Light as air and full of flavour, these little 2 bite savoury waffles are a great spin on your usual veggie side. This recipe was inspired by one for pommes dauphine, or more specifically, the line at the end which … Continue reading

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Semolina with three cheeses

With a few ingredients and a good supply of elbow grease, this impressive appetiser or light meal comes together easily. If you’re anything like me, you are perpetually in search of fresh ideas for entertaining. When we have dinner guests, … Continue reading

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