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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
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
RAMEN WITH PINK EGGS

RAMEN WITH PINK EGGS

I haven’t met a child who doesn’t like noodles and the beauty of ramen is its versatility, so as long the noodles and broth are at the heart of the dish, you…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
SUMMER VEGETABLE SALAD WITH HERB MAYO

SUMMER VEGETABLE SALAD WITH HERB MAYO

Make the most of summer vegetables when in season with this pretty, vibrant side salad. The herb-infused homemade mayonnaise adds the final flourish! It’s delicious…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
BEETROOT/BEET SOUP WITH APPLE & HAZELNUT

BEETROOT/BEET SOUP WITH APPLE & HAZELNUT

This rich, velvety, vibrant soup comes with a topping of Greek yogurt, diced apple and toasted hazelnuts, which not only add flavour and contrast in texture, but…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
TAGLIATELLE WITH ASPARAGUS & WILD GARLIC PESTO

TAGLIATELLE WITH ASPARAGUS & WILD GARLIC PESTO

Homemade pesto takes a matter of minutes and is fresher and cheaper than shop bought, especially with foraged ingredients. Pesto can be so much more than the classic…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
SUPER PEA SOUP

SUPER PEA SOUP

Visually, fresh green vegetables do not respond well to slow cooking, losing their colour and turning a bit murky looking. Nutritionally, this is also probably…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
BURMESE NOODLE, TOFU & WINTER GREENS CURRY

BURMESE NOODLE, TOFU & WINTER GREENS CURRY

Burma (Myanmar) is bordered by China, Thailand and India, so it’s not unusual to find a mix of influences in a dish. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients;…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 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
ARANCINI EGGS

ARANCINI EGGS

This is a cross between the Italian arancini (fried rice ball) and a meatfree version of the British Scotch egg. It came about when a friend gave me some eggs…

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
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