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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
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 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
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
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
CHILLI CORN BREAD

CHILLI CORN BREAD

Who’d have thought cornbread would work so well made in a slow cooker, but it comes out surprisingly light and airy in texture. A slice is delicious served plain…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
SUPER THREE-TOMATO PASSATA

SUPER THREE-TOMATO PASSATA

The success of this richly flavoured tomato passata/sauce relies on the quality of the raw ingredients as well as cooking it low and very slow – the longer you…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
TURKISH PUY LENTILS WITH GOAT'S CHEESE

TURKISH PUY LENTILS WITH GOAT'S CHEESE

Lentils just work in a slow cooker – it’s a method of cooking that suits them perfectly, allowing them to soften low ‘n’ slow. Don’t add the stock until…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
SOUR CHERRY, RED QUINOA & SPICED ALMOND SALAD

SOUR CHERRY, RED QUINOA & SPICED ALMOND SALAD

The success of this salad is all about balance – you don’t want any single ingredient to dominate, instead it should ideally be a harmony of taste, texture…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
LABNEH

LABNEH

Try your hand at cheesemaking with this simple Middle Eastern drained yogurt cheese, which is similar in consistency to a thick cream cheese or curd cheese and…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
ROASTED AUBERGINE WITH MISO

ROASTED AUBERGINE WITH MISO

When I tested this recipe, I was told that it was the best aubergine/ eggplant dish I’d ever made – praise indeed from someone who doesn’t particularly like…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
LEMON ROAST VEGETABLES WITH SCAMORZA

LEMON ROAST VEGETABLES WITH SCAMORZA

This is my kind of recipe – pretty much everything is mixed together and then just put in the oven and left to cook. Scamorza is best described as a type of…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
QUINOA & BORLOTTI BURGERS

QUINOA & BORLOTTI BURGERS

Having struggled with the idea of including a veggie burger, mainly due to its old-school vegetarian connotations, this recipe won me over. Quinoa is usually cooked…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
VIETNAMESE CRISPY TOFU & CASHEW SALAD

VIETNAMESE CRISPY TOFU & CASHEW SALAD

Sweet, sour, hot, spicy and salty, this vibrant salad includes all five elements that are fundamental to Vietnamese cooking. Vital, too, is the contrast in textures,…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
FATTOUSH WITH SPICED ALMONDS

FATTOUSH WITH SPICED ALMONDS

This twist on the popular Lebanese salad is made with vibrant, crisp vegetables in an orangey pistachio oil dressing. Instead of the more usual addition of crisp…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
MEXICAN PANZANELLA

MEXICAN PANZANELLA

This takes many of the features of the classic Tuscan panzanella salad and adapts them by adding a chipotle-infused dressing, red kidney beans and plenty of fresh…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019