Author: Caitriona Horne

Strong Women

The 3 Components of Mental Strength

Mental strength is a lot like physical strength. When it comes to growing stronger and becoming better, good habits are important. But your good habits will only get you so far in life if you’re performing bad habits right alongside them. If I wanted to grow physically strong, I might lift weights. But if I […]

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What is Metabolism?

Let’s start with the basics. The term metabolism comes from the Greek word for “change.” Your metabolism transforms the food you eat into energy via a kaleidoscope of life sustaining chemical reactions that mostly occur at the level of the cell. But metabolism affects much more than how many calories you can consume each day […]

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Yellow Kite is 5

It is hard to believe that it is really 5 years since this little yellow kite was let loose to soar around the publishing universe, swooping among authors, designers, illustrators, editors and agents and enticing them to come and join in and create some very special books with us. The vision for this imprint was […]

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Deliciously Ella’s Five-Bean Chilli with Cornbread

I think this has been one of our most requested recipes. I can’t begin to count the number of emails I’ve had asking for it, so I’m really excited to finally share it with you. Both the chilli and the corn bread are surprisingly easy to make and they taste so incredibly good! The chilli […]

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Spiced Rum and Fig Brownies Recipe

Brownies are the mainstay of my baking repertoire for good reason: they’re quick and easy to make; they’re infinitely adaptable; everyone loves them. I’m very happy to spend hours in the kitchen, tinkering with an elaborate recipe for a multi-layered celebration cake or a complicated dessert with a ridiculous number of elements. But really, what […]

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Deliciously Ella’s Almond Victoria Cake Recipe

We’ve made this cake to celebrate team birthdays at our office more times than I can remember and everyone loves it. It used to be called a MaE cake in the deli, so if you’re looking for that recipe this is it! I know lots of people get worried about baking cakes, and think they’re […]

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Deliciously Ella’s Chocolate Fudge Torte Recipe

I ate so many pieces of this torte while we were testing the recipe! It’s rich, indulgent and chocolatey with a lovely mix of ground almonds, maple and dates. for the chocolate torte300g ground almonds150g buckwheat flour50g cacao powder50g coconut sugarpinch of sea salt200ml maple syrup100ml date syrup200ml almond milkthe water from 1 × 400g […]

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Deliciously Ella’s Mushroom and Cauliflower Risotto Recipe

When we’re catering for guests who may be a little sceptical of a vegan meal we tend to go with dishes that feel familiar and accessible, like a risotto. Here we swapped the traditional butter and cheese for almond milk and nutritional yeast, which I know sounds weird but it works. Cooking the rice in […]

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Roast Plum Pavlova from Borough Market

British plums tend to be found at the likes of Jock Stark & Son’s stall in August and September, so really they’re both a summer and autumn market fruit. Finding the correct season in which to pigeon-hole plums, though, is less important than recognising that they make a very fine pavlova topping. Here they are […]

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Chorizo and Piquillo Pepper Traybake from Borough Market

This is an homage to Brindisa Ltd.’s legendary chorizo, piquillo pepper and rocket roll; one of the first and still one of the best street foods in London. This one-tray sausage dish is rich, piquant and deceptively luxurious. It’s simple to cook, though the specific sausages are essential. These can be found at good market […]

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