Category Archives: Starter

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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Double Dipping: Lemony Hummus and Beetroot & Walnut Dip

Today is the start of a long weekend here in the US, with Presidents Day – which marks the birthday of George Washington (the first president of the US) – being commemorated on Monday. The weather forecast for Los Angeles … 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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Home-cured Duck Breast: Prosciutto infused with California sagebrush

Just over two weeks ago I spent a fascinating morning foraging for wild greens in the Orcas Park area of Los Angeles with Urban Outdoor Skills leader, Pascal Baudar. Promising to provide an introduction to the edible and aromatic plants … Continue reading

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