Category Archives: Nutrition

Eat More Cauliflower: Chargrilled Cauliflower Salad

Despite Yotam Ottolenghi’s best efforts to raise the public profile of the humble cauliflower, the last decade has seen a clear and steady decline in its popularity. I was surprised to learn that sales in the UK have apparently gone … Continue reading

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Student Recipes – Day 5: Sardines on Toast

Toast forms the starting point for several popular student meals, with baked beans and cheese providing two of the most common toppings. It’s easy to understand the appeal of such an easy and convenient snack – which requires the bare … Continue reading

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Radish, Avocado and Watercress with Savoury Crackers

I’m pretty fond of radishes. I’m not going to suggest that I’d be lost without them, but I do enjoy their texture and flavour (as well as their happy, blushing colour), and usually keep a bunch of them in my … Continue reading

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Leek and Kale Soup with Pasta

In recent years, kale has become rather trendy, which is quite impressive for a leaf crop that has traditionally been associated with poverty, paucity and lack. It was a popular vegetable for those without much money, and definitely a vegetable … Continue reading

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White Fish with Bay Scallops and a Lemon and Parsley Broth

The wonderful thing about this meal is that it’s so quick and easy to prepare. It also tastes great, and is a good, healthy choice – especially served with some fresh greens, such as wilted spinach. Most fish are a … Continue reading

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Lentil Soup with Lemon, Bacon and Mint

Anyone with an interest in cooking food that’s both satisfying and healthy will already know that lentils are a great addition to their diet. They’re nutritious – an excellent source of protein, as well as several important minerals, Vitamin B1 … Continue reading

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Spicy Butter Bean Soup

I always enjoy making soup. At times this can involve a complex list of ingredients along with considerable time and effort. But more often than not it’s an extremely undemanding process, requiring very little in the way of … well, … Continue reading

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California Avocados: Making biscotti

I find avocados completely irresistible. Although their skins are rough and leathery, the smooth, rich and creamy flesh of a ripe avocado is delightful – with a beautiful green colour and tantalizing nutty flavour. I always have avocados ripening in … Continue reading

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For an Autumn Supper: Squash roast with garlic, chilli and chorizo

Squash exist in a seemingly endless variety of shapes, sizes and colours. Ranging from the diminutive patty pan to the giant pumpkin, intermediates include the bell-shaped butternut, as well as the appropriately named acorn and turban squash. They can be … Continue reading

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