Monthly Archives: January 2014

Beetroot soup with crumbled feta cheese

In these dark and ruthless winter months, a bowl of steaming hot soup is an absolute godsend. And this isn’t just any soup. Packed with veggie goodness, this bright pink number is as nourishing as it is tasty. You could … Continue reading

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Kale challenge #4: Nordic pesto

Who doesn’t love pesto? Traditionally made with fresh basil, this version gives a Nordic spin on the classic spread by substituting the quintessential Mediterranean herb with – you guessed it – kale. As it turns out, kale is perfect in … Continue reading

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Aubergine and green bean curry

Here comes comfort food. Soft and smokey aubergines wrapped in a velvety and incredibly creamy tomato-coconut sauce, topped off with a hit of spice and a crunch of toasted almonds. Soothing and uplifting, this curry is ideal for cold and … Continue reading

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Kale challenge #3: Venison carpaccio with kale and pomegranate salad

While this may look a tad sophisticated, it is actually as effortless as can be – as a matter of fact you hardly need lift a finger. Intensely flavoured slivers of ruby red venison next to a salad parading pomegranate … Continue reading

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Kale challenge #2: Kale and onion pizza

… And the challenge continues. I’m determinedly eating my way through the packet of fresh organic kale that cost me 2 quid from Earthy ( Now, this recipe – a stroke of genius from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – shows the astonishing … Continue reading

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Kale challenge #1: Love on fire

I want to introduce you to my new friend, kale. It is packed with vitamins and minerals and probably qualifies as a “superfood”. It is also the most robust of all cabbages, which means it can be enjoyed fresh from … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with brussel sprouts, pancetta and hazelnuts

Brussel sprouts. Love them or hate them, right? Well, I used to be a hater. But this recipe, which I picked up at an Italian cookery course, has saved my relationship with the little green bundles.  Rather than being cooked … Continue reading

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Butternut soup with chili

Sitting here at my desk typing happily, I dare myself to peek out the window and face the gloomy state of things. It is only 4 pm and I’m enclosed by darkness, drops of rain banging against the window pane. … Continue reading

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Green risotto with feta and mint

I’ll start the blog off with one of my all-time favourites: Risotto. I have a feeling that some people think of risotto as a fancy dish that requires advanced cooking skills. I can assure you that it is not. In … Continue reading

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