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Easy Shakshuka – baked eggs in a pepper stew

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Much favoured amongst the fashionable Saturday brunching community, shakshuka is usually more of a weekday-dinner type of dish for us, it just fits better. Hey, we’re not fashionable. Shakshuka is an essential weeknight staple to add to your repertoire – its easy to make, cheap, one-pot, uses mostly store cupboard ingredients, healthy and very adaptable.  (more…)

Turmeric Roasted Aubergine + Coriander Chutney

IMG_2449Writing about food seems entirely trivial after this strange and maddening weekend of limbo, but despite how scary and unknown things are, life carries on. We get up in the morning and go about our days as normal, hoping future days won’t be too different or much worse. Cooking has been a good distraction this weekend, to avoid the car crash that is the press and social media. I want to stay informed, but you need to switch off for your sanity eventually, and the kitchen is an excellent sanctuary.

This is a simple recipe that delivers flavour in spades, and is a perfect weeknight meal with the addition of rice, naan or pita and green vegetables. (more…)

Old-fashioned lemon drizzle cake

lemondrizzleThe more lemony the better. That is my motto for lemon drizzle cake. More lemons equals maximum flavour and maybe more health benefits from all that Vitamin C? Let’s go with that.

This cake uses lots of juice from two really big lemons, and you’ll get nearly half a cereal bowl full to drown your cake in. It may seem like a lot, but cake is a sponge after all – it will gladly suck up that flavour without going soggy.  (more…)

Warm dill potato salad

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I didn’t know what a serious business potato salad was until I met my husband. He’s part German, so potato salad is a permanent fixture at barbecues and buffets, as well as on Christmas Eve when we celebrate German-style Christmas. His family version is made with mayo, spring onions, chopped boiled egg and peeled, boiled potatoes. Over the years I’ve generally stuck to that recipe, but as you may know by now, I can’t resist experimenting. This is where this recipe comes in! (more…)

Sweet potato, ginger and coconut soup

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I’d like to think we are now reaching the end of soup season, as the temperatures start to move into the teens, but in all likelihood we’ve still got another 6 weeks or so of soup eating to go. (more…)

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