Category Archives: Lunches

Leek, chickpea and lemon soup

My home-made soup campaign continues, this one is particularly fragrant with leeks and lemon zest filling the kitchen with fresh aromas. I made it for my marvellous in-laws who are staying for a few weeks to help me with the … Continue reading

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Chunky pea and leek soup

I’m in a definite pattern of making a big vat of soup at the weekend, for a relaxed lunch with enough leftovers for the week ahead. Like most people at this time of year, we’re really having to watch the … Continue reading

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Lunchbox idea: banana muffins

I had a bunch of manky bananas hanging on my kitchen worktop for longer than I should have – they went black and really started freaking me out so I quickly mashed them up and looked for a recipe to … Continue reading

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Book review and chance to win Aldo Zilli’s Fresh and Green

I’ve already written about one of the frankly divine recipes from Aldo’s latest book, and since then i’ve had a chance to make another of his creations and have a good read of the rest of the tome. So the … Continue reading

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Sticky marmalade glazed ham

Sponsored post I love serving up a stickily glazed ham over Christmas, it just feels so festive and is such an easy meal. You can eat it hot with roasties or mash, or cold with a selection of salads or … Continue reading

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Delicious warm salad recipe

Those who know me, understand my passion for Leiths cookery school. It’s where I first got bitten by the bug to shift my career from news to food after doing a summer holiday course back in 2008. Leiths are sticklers … Continue reading

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Quick meal: Fluffy omelette and beans

This meal is no looker, but egg and beans are a great combo, especially when you’re in a rush to get some kind of nutritious meal on the table. For us it’s Thursday nights when we’ve got back from football … Continue reading

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