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Harissa, Rose Petals & Cereal Woes (a snapshot of life)

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The other morning the Oldest and the Son were having breakfast and the subject of cereal came up. Or perhaps I should tell it like it is. They were arguing over who owns the cereal. Continue reading

Week 18 2016

One of the seasonal menus from last week:

Tunisian Tomato & Chickpea Soup (V, GF)
Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Sautéed, Olives, Garlic & Lemon (V, GF)
Roasted Potatoes with Harissa (V, GF)
Spring Onion Rolls (V)
Green Salad (V, GF)
Blondies

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined.
If they are not underlined, I’ll do my best to get them on here!)

Week 17 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Miso Soup with Tofu & Julienned Vegetables (GF, V)
Sesame Peanut Noodles with Purple Sprouting Broccoli (GF, V)
Spicy Cucumber & Cashew Salad (GF, V)
Green Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined.
If they are not underlined, I’ll do my best to get them on here!)

Week 16 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Spicy Carrot Peanut Soup (GF, V)
Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Egg, Chili & Capers (GF, DF)
New Potato Salad with Caramelised Onions, Olives & Marjoram (GF, V)
Baguettes with Sesame, Poppy & Fennel (V)
Fresh Garden Salad with Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Tropical Mini Muffins (DF)

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes on the blog soon.)

Week 15 2016

One of the (mostly) seasonal menus from this week:

Potato Pizza with Onion and Rosemary (V)
Aubergine Caponata (GF, V)
Braised Cannellini Beans (GF, V)
Fresh Garden Salad with Vinaigrette (GF, V)

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes on the blog soon.)

Week 13 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Spicy Chickpea Soup (GF, V)
Cauliflower & Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Chillies, Garlic & Olives (GF, V)
Savoy Cabbage Salad with Onion and Tomato Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Garden Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Flatbread with Wild Garlic Pesto (V)
Blondies

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes on the blog soon.)

 

Week 11 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Jerusalem Artichoke & Potato Soup (GF, V)
Spicy Carrot Dip (GF, V)
Spring Greens, Lentils and Green Olives (GF, V)
Garden Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Polenta Pain d’Epi (V)
Deep Chocolate Brownies (GF)

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes on the blog soon.)

Week 10 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Spicy Carrot & Peanut Soup (GF, V)
Cabbage Salad with Lemon (GF, V)
Potato Salad with Caramelised Onions & Green Olives (GF, V)
Garden Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Fennel & Pepper Breadsticks (aka Taralli Rettilinei) (V)
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes to you soon. If you can’t wait, contact me!)

Braised Cannellini Beans (or, this is really good)

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A few years ago, I was tinkering around with a recipe for a gluten-free cake for work. I wanted to make something that didn’t have a gritty rice flour feel or a dense texture and crumb, something that everyone (not just gluten-free people) would really enjoy. I thought I’d hit the jackpot with a recipe for a quinoa chocolate cake, so I made it, and I presented the deep chocolate confection to my waiting family.

“It tastes like soil,” said The Author, not trying to be unkind. Continue reading

Week 9 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Beetroot & Cabbage Borscht (V, GF) with Sour Cream
Warm Potato Salad with Pickled Onions (GF, V)
Stuffed Eggs (GF, DF)
Green Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Challah
Almendrados (Almond & Lemon Cookies) (GF, DF)

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes to you soon. If you can’t wait, contact me!)