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ARANCINI EGGS

ARANCINI EGGS

This is a cross between Italian arancini (fried rice ball) and a meat-free version of the British Scotch egg, and came about when I had some leftover cooked risotto…

Silvio Bukbardis August 16, 2021
Spring vegetable fritto misto with saffron mayo

Spring vegetable fritto misto with saffron mayo

On occasion a recipe idea is inspired by a meal eaten out, which is how this came about after trying a similar dish at a local Italian restaurant. It’s UK asparagus…

Silvio Bukbardis May 7, 2021
Cottage cheese pancakes with fresh strawberry jam

Cottage cheese pancakes with fresh strawberry jam

Cottage cheese ups the protein content of these American-style pancakes, and along with the fibre-rich carbs from the oats they make a satisfying breakfast. The…

Silvio Bukbardis February 7, 2021
Breakfast bounty

Breakfast bounty

I’m a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast and love my daily muesli fix, a throw-together mix of oats, nuts, seeds and fruit. This chocolate granola is…

Nicola Graimes January 10, 2021
Ethiopian red lentil & tomato curry

Ethiopian red lentil & tomato curry

Based on the traditional Ethiopian lentil dish, masir wot, this curry features the wonderfully fragrant spice mix berbere. This aromatic blend of chilli, ginger,…

Silvio Bukbardis January 7, 2021
Puy lentil, orange & sunflower seed salad

Puy lentil, orange & sunflower seed salad

Walnut oil has a warm, rich, nutty flavour that works beautifully with the lentils, red cabbage and celery in this salad. For optimum health and taste benefits…

Silvio Bukbardis January 7, 2021
Salt-cured carrot lox on rye

Salt-cured carrot lox on rye

Who would have thought that carrots baked in a salt crust and then marinated would bear a resemblance to smoked salmon? Now, liquid smoke may sound a bit ‘Heston’,…

Silvio Bukbardis January 3, 2021
Goat’s cheese, strawberry & basil salad

Goat’s cheese, strawberry & basil salad

This sounds an unusual combination, but it works… It is a pretty, fragrant and light salad, which makes the perfect conclusion to a meal on a hot summer’s…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Tomato tarts with preserved lemon relish

Tomato tarts with preserved lemon relish

Super-easy and super-looking! Tomatoes are at their flavoursome best now, especially those allowed to ripen on the vine before picking. To keep things simple,…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Char-grilled courgettes on garlic toast  with parsley relish

Char-grilled courgettes on garlic toast with parsley relish

Char-grilling on a griddle/grill pan or barbecue does amazing things to veg, particularly summer courgettes/zucchini, peppers, aubergines/eggplants, onions and…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Shiitake, miso & smoked tofu ramen

Shiitake, miso & smoked tofu ramen

Dried mushrooms are a true asset in the vegetarian kitchen – a handful goes a long way in the flavour stakes, and they also keep for months. I buy large bags…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Lentil, Preserved Lemon & Date Tagine

Lentil, Preserved Lemon & Date Tagine

Many of my recipes come about through a need to use up a motley collection of ingredients in the fridge or cupboard and this is one of them. A packet of dried green…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Provençal Soup

Provençal Soup

This Provençal soup, known as pistou, is great for using up bags of pasta lurking in the cupboard that don’ t quite hold enough for a whole meal but that you…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Green lentil, red leaf & beetroot with hazelnuts

Green lentil, red leaf & beetroot with hazelnuts

When buying raspberry vinegar opt for quality, if you can. The best ones are slightly syrupy in texture with a fragrant natural hint of raspberries that just lifts…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Mango & Brazil Nut Wonder Balls

Mango & Brazil Nut Wonder Balls

Dark/bittersweet chocolate is good for the soul and lifts the spirits, which is exactly what these moreish treats are sure to do. Good-quality cocoa is also a…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Slow-cooked onions with nut stuffing

Slow-cooked onions with nut stuffing

Slow cooking does wonderful things to onions, turning them sweet, succulent and mellow. Onions have anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and anti-carcinogenic properties…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019