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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 March 29, 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
YUM CHA BUNS

YUM CHA BUNS

Great as a starter or a light meal, these light, fluffy Chinese buns have a filling of hoisin cashews and mushrooms. Surplus uncooked buns can be frozen on a baking…

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
DEEP CLEANSER & GREEN SHOT

DEEP CLEANSER & GREEN SHOT

DEEP CLEANSER Serves 2Strawberries make a surprisingly rich and creamy juice and, thanks to the presence of the powerful antioxidant ellagic acid, encourage liver-cleansing…

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
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
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
CHAR SUI TOFU CUPS

CHAR SUI TOFU CUPS

For golden, crisp tofu, it’s vital to drain it well to remove any excess water, which would also dilute the intensity of the marinade. Instead of the spring…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
STUFFED TOMATOES WITH CRUSHED BEANS, MOZZARELLA & CHIMICHURRI

STUFFED TOMATOES WITH CRUSHED BEANS, MOZZARELLA & CHIMICHURRI

Chimichurri is an Argentinian herb and garlic sauce—somewhat like pesto with an edge. It adds a simple, vibrant bit of oomph to a dish. Burrata, often referred…

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
SPICED FRUIT BARS

SPICED FRUIT BARS

A healthful combination of dried fruits, oats, nuts, seeds and naturally sweet spices – and, yes, veg – these bars are perfect for sustaining energy levels…

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
YAKISOBA WITH TOFU AND GOLDEN CASHEWS

YAKISOBA WITH TOFU AND GOLDEN CASHEWS

Yakisoba simply means stir-fried noodles and the secret to a successful stir-fry is preparation – make sure you have all the flavourings measured and veg prepared…

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
MANGO SUSHI

MANGO SUSHI

Fresh mango steeped in a ginger sugar syrup provides a sweet contrast to sticky coconut rice. A wet knife makes the rice easier to cut and gives this dish a neater,…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019