Healthy Eating

Chocolate Mousse

Clutching your pearls, are you? The idea of a chocolate mousse setting your teeth all-a-clacker and making you think agitatedly of your waist? Don’t – you’re beautiful as you are, and anyway, we haven’t steered you wrong yet. This is another dessert that serves up a decent mouth experience (yeah, I said it) while not […]

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Lighter Spanakopita? I Barely Knew ‘er

Spanakopita – with its layers of cheesy spinachy goodness and buttery, delicious pastry – is my absolute favourite Greek dish. Plus, let me tell you, a Geordie saying the word ‘spanakopita’ sounds utterly amazing, like a fridge full of syllables falling down a flight of stairs. It’s really quite a surprise that we haven’t taken […]

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Lemon Chicken with Orzo

This dish is one of those meals you can throw together of an evening and spend a few absent-minded minutes stirring and looking moonily at your handsome neighbour over the road. Orzo is easy to find in supermarkets, though not if you’re me: I spent a good half hour swearing at the shelves and sweating […]

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Date – Wrecking Garlic Beef

There’s a terrific Nigella Lawson recipe that uses about 30 cloves of garlic and guarantees that people will be standing about two miles downwind of you for a good few days. That inspired this recipe, which also uses a frightening amount of garlic but tastes absolutely fine. By cooking the garlic a little, you take […]

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Korean Kimchi Tomato Eggs

A wonderful fusion of Middle Eastern shakshuka with the flavours of Korean bibimbap.

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Lighter Dan Dan Noodles

A recipe that relies heavily on vegetables and a pep of spice and heat to leave you with a simple satisfaction, this is a super-light version of the classic Sichuan street food dish that usually uses minced pork.

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Jewelled Herb & Rice Salad

VEGETARIAN Cook’s Notes: If you have a little extra time, soak the rice in cold water for 30 minutes before you start cooking. This kick-starts the water absorption process so that when you cook the rice you end up with fluffy separate grains that are perfectly cooked and don’t stick together. Equipment: Sauté pan with […]

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Ice Cream

COCONUT BANANA ICE CREAM AND CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

No more chasing after the ice-cream truck, make your own cool coconut banana ice cream and soft chewy chocolate chip cookies.

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‘I HAVE NOTHING IN MY FRIDGE’ STIR FRY

My challenge for you is to cook (and eat) everything in your fridge before you shop again. This eliminates food waste, saves a bit of money, and you get to exercise being creative with your meals.

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Green Burger

STEMS-AND-ALL GREEN BURGER

I prefer my burgers to be made with nothing but plants, so I make my own. This green burger is loaded with nutrients to leave you feeling satisfied.

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