Category Archives: Sides & Snacks

Vietnamese rolls with prawn

I can’t believe I haven’t yet posted a recipe for Vietnamese rolls – perhaps it’s the embarrassment over my evidently poor roll wrapping skills – but here it is, in all its colourful glory.  A ridiculously tasty and easy dish, … Continue reading

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Good morning

Natural yoghurt, rhubarb compote, chopped almonds. A perfect start to the day. For many, weekday breakfast is a rushed affair (if it is indeed taken at all).  Wolfed down hurriedly, mechanically almost. It doesn’t have to be like that, though, … Continue reading

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‘Smørrebrød’ (Danish open sandwich)

So simple, so tasty. This has got to be my favourite way of using leftover boiled potatoes: sliced and arranged decoratively on rye bread with mayonnaise, chives and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper. Have a wonderful Wednesday – … Continue reading

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Asparagus with prosciutto ham and poached egg

Asparagus is known as a harbinger of spring, and the recent weeks have proved it, what with the spectacular weather we’ve enjoyed in Edinburgh. Sun blazing from clear blue skies, Princes Street Gardens dotted with sunbathers – yes, hard as … Continue reading

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Sweet potato ‘rösti’ with goat’s cheese

In my book, sweet potatoes are an absolute godsend. Delectable in their rich sweetness, they are also wonderfully low maintenance – cut them into wedges and shove them in the oven, and you’ve got yourself an exquisite little treat (beats … Continue reading

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Roast tomato salad with hazelnuts and cauliflower ’cous cous’

When it comes to cauliflower, raw is the only option for me. Sweet, delicate and crunchy, it is totally unrecognisable from its cooked counterpart which introduces that drab, slightly bitter taste so characteristic of any member of the cabbage family. … Continue reading

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Turkish beetroot and pistachio dip

When did you last travel? For me it’s been way too long, in fact I’m convinced that I suffer a severe case of travel-deficit-disorder (is that a thing?). As my student budget does not allow me the luxury of a … Continue reading

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Leek on toast

What could be simpler? And yet, this is an undying classic, and probably one of my favourite ways to enjoy leeks. When food is this simple it demands first rate ingredients: Get your hands on some proper fresh bread from … 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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