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Italian wedding soup with vegetarian meatballs

Italian Wedding Soup

A truly delicious soup that can be thrown together really easily and is filling enough for a main meal. I’ve used vegi meatballs to keep it nice and light but beef, pork or even chicken meatballs would also be lovely…
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Goats cheese, pesto and tomato tart

Goats cheese, pesto and tomato tarts

It’s been forever and a day since I lasted posted a recipe. It’s been a busy few months and time just seems to have slipped away in the blink of an eye. I’ve packed up and sold my wee flat…
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Individual breakfast frittatas

Breakfast frittata

Breakfast is the one meal of the day that I absolutely hate cooking. You see, I’m really not a morning person – never have been, never will be. The fact that I manage to drag myself out of bed in…
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Sweet potato fries

Sweet potato fries

Who needs regular fries when you can have gloriously spicy and smokey sweet potato fries instead. These are almost too simple to throw together and deliver on taste every time. The additional of garlic powder and smoked paprika takes them…
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Egg tartare salad

Egg tartare salad

This is about as far removed from ordinary egg mayonnaise as you can get. It’s crunchy, spicy, tangy, sharp and vinegary – all of the things that are missing from the egg mayo you knew and (thought) you loved. Try this…
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Beetroot borscht

Beetroot borscht

Borscht is a hearty soup originating from eastern Europe, with each country varying the ingredients slightly. The one ingredient that gets the starring role though, is the gloriously garish beetroot. I’ve always loved beetroot, but up until a couple of years…
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Czech beer cheese

Czech beer cheese

Me and the boy recently got back from a wee trip to Prague. It was a belated Christmas present to each other, and it most definitely didn’t disappoint. Prague was an absolutely stunning city – full of quaint cobbled streets…
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Aubergine, tomato and mozzarella bake

Aubergine eggplant tomato mozzarella bakeAubergine eggplant tomato mozzarella bake

This dish, as the name implies, only has three main ingredients. Surely, just three little things can’t be that much of a big deal? After all, we’re now living in a world where getting creative in the kitchen is not…
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Spinach and lentil soup

Spinach and lentil soup

This is one of my favourite soups. It is packed with lovely nutritious spinach and wholesome red lentils making it filling, incredibly tasty and amazingly good for you. The best bit though is how quickly you can throw everything together…
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Wild mushroom risotto

Wild mushroom risotto

This wild mushroom risotto is deliciously oozy and creamy. The wild mushrooms have a gorgeous nutty flavour which permeates the creamy rice. As well as being ridiculously tasty (plates WILL be licked clean) and really rather impressive, it is also…
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Tomato and spinach lasagne

Spinach tomato lasagna

How do you feel about the word “amazeballs”? I myself have never been a fan, and quite frankly always felt a tiny bit queasy whenever it has been peppered about willy nilly. I mean, c’mon its not even a real…
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Mushroom, leek and lentil pie

Mushroom leek lentil pie

I write this post on the eve of a truly historic day in Scotland. The atmosphere is alive with passion, opinion, excitement and admittedly fear. Tomorrow, the Scottish people get to stand on a cliff edge and choose to take the…
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Tomato, chilli and red onion chutney

Tomato chilli red onion chutney

I’ve long been a lover of savoury jams and chutneys, favouring them over their sweeter, fruitier cousins. Up until now, however, I had always relied on shop bought jars, mistakenly thinking they would be tricky to get right. Not so,…
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Cheddar and caramelised onion frittata

Cheddar and caramelised onion frittata

This frittata is a gorgeous little thing – a tasty morsel packed full of sweet red onions and sharp cheddar, bound together with a creamy egg base. It takes no time at all to throw together and will leave you heartbroken…
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Orzo with a buttery cheese sauce

Cheesy orzo

I was absolutely delighted last week to find out that my local Morrisons had started to stock orzo pasta. They usually only stretch to spaghetti, penne or fusilli so I was well impressed. For those not familiar with orzo, its…
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