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    Spiced Chickpeas, Pearl Barley,
    Parsley Salad and Cold Beef Platter

    December 6, 2018

    This is a quick and easy lunch or barbecue platter idea for the busy Christmas period and when you want to take things easy in the kitchen over the holidays. Pulses and grains are a natural flavour-match for all types of beer, especially barley. Purchasing sliced cold beef from the deli cabinet of a good grocer and using drained and rinsed tinned chickpeas cuts the preparation time down for this lovely cold platter considerably. For a meat-free version, double the…

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  • Pink Lady™ Apple, Brie, Jamon and Witlof Wraps

    On the 40th anniversary of the Pink Lady™ Apple variety, I was commissioned to develop some recipes that celebrate this world-favourite apple. It’s sweet, crunchy tart taste matches deliciously with ingredients that are creamy,…

    December 1, 2018
  • Carrot, Almond and Buckwheat Cake

    The classic carrot cake recipe generally has a lot of oil and is dense, sweet and heavy. This gluten free version, based on a recipe from the wonderful Jude Blereau’s Wholefood Baking, is much…

    November 28, 2018
  • Cherry and Pine nut Dolmades for Christmas

    This recipe is a wonderful meat-free and gluten-free option for Christmas feasting but can make a precious from-the-heart gift. It was inspired by friend and talented chef | food blogger Emma Galloway. I’ve added…

    November 25, 2018
  • Chicken Baked in Yoghurt with Orange, Mustard and Juniper

    This is an unusual combination of ingredients, but their flavours really connect. Juniper berries are a dried ingredient found in the spice section of the supermarket and are best crushed in a mortar pestle.…

    November 22, 2018
  • Spiced Mixed Nuts

    As we head into the festive season, having a container of these incredibly moreish spiced nuts on hand or prettily packaged up in glass jars means you’ll always have something in reserve for those…

    November 21, 2018
  • Baghdad Eggs with Grilled Flatbread

    Popular in Iraq and throughout the Middle East for breakfast, this very simple, quick and absolutely delicious way of serving eggs, either for breakfast or for lunch is definitely one of the ‘keep-file’. Served…

    November 20, 2018