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Carrot, Sweet Potato and Mandarin Dhal

Comfort food does not have to be a bowl of carbohydrates quivering under an equal weight of grated cheese. Granted, sometimes that is the most obvious salve, yet if you have the patience to explore further, I might be able to help.  If what you need is a freezer-friendly, feed anyone, thrifty to make, easy […]

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Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Everybody needs more midweek staples. I’m talking about the sorts of things you can pull hazily from the freezer, stash away in the oven and then sit down to a warm bowl of comfort thirty minutes later. If you need another one to add to the rotation, that is thrifty, hearty and a whole food […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip

Sometimes you hear a phrase that resonates like a bell – it tolls on and on in your mind. The one for this week was the ‘Crudites of Futility’. It comes from the 2016 Dictionary of Modern Parenting. The Crudites of Futility are; “A plate of curling carrot batons and shriveled cucumber slices that shouts: […]

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Lemon Chickpea Flour Pancakes with Creamed Kale

There are dishes that are bound for breakfast, others that are destined to be lunch. Some, when they’re not eaten for supper taste like sadness (cold pizza eaten for breakfast, I’m looking at you). This is not that sort of dish. If what you need is a vegetarian bounty of greens and gluten free deliciousness […]

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Roast Tomato, Pesto, Bocconcini and Lentil Salad

We all have kryptonite foods. It’s the stuff we secretly make when we think nobody is watching, or caring. It’s the fodder we use to refuel when we’re flagging. And it’s very rarely that great for us.  The Hungry One’s is chicken schnitzel. Anytime he’s away on business, or left alone for a spell you […]