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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
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