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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
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
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