Strawberry cucumber spinach salad with nuts and seeds

strawberry cucumber spinach salad

Sweet, tangy, crunchy, tender & crisp, this gorgeous summery spinach salad has it all! Beautiful ripe strawberries & a light dressing make the flavour pop. There are so many reasons why I love this strawberry cucumber spinach salad! Mostly, it’s because it tastes like summer in a bowl and is…

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Green shakshuka – for one!

A perfectly cooked egg is surrounded by a soft, cumin-scented vegetable hash. This delicious green shakshuka is quick, easy & oh so good! Paleo & whole30 compatible.

I learnt the following three things on my second Whole30 diet: Apple slices spread with almond butter are a surprisingly delicious snack Cooking anything in clarified butter (ghee) makes it taste amazing  There’s only so many eggs you can eat before you never want to see one again In attempting to…

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Gooey wild mushroom and spinach one-pot pasta dinner

Gooey mushroom & spinach one-pot pasta dinner

Pinterest is a great way to lose a few hours, isn’t it? I find myself browsing pins for things I’m not even interested in, like bathroom decor and wedding decorations. Although to be fair, as you might expect, mostly I look at recipes. And food more generally. But mostly recipes.…

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Easy vegetable crustless quiche – delicious & dairy-free

easy crustless quiche

I’m currently following the Whole30 diet. Part of me thinks I must be insane, and the rest is thinking this is the best decision I’ve made for a while. It’s a 30 day commitment to healthy eating, but has a lot of rules – no grains, no dairy, no legumes, no alcohol……

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Mushroom, spinach & barley bake

mushroom, spinach & barley bake with cheese & tomato topping

Another week, another meal required to cook itself in my absence. I really must find my daughter some extra-curricular activities that don’t take place in the hour before dinner time. Barley = Cold weather food Perhaps because of the cold weather, I’d had a yearning for barley. It’s so yummy and…

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Creamy leek, spinach & smoked mackerel savoury crumble

spinach, leek & smoked mackerel savoury crumble

I haven’t made a savoury crumble for at least 15 years, probably longer. But for some reason, it was exactly what I fancied. Perhaps it’s the nip in the air that signals autumn is on its way? Perhaps the shorter evenings? Whatever it was, a creamy, smoky filling topped with…

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Spinach and mushroom stroganoff

spinach & mushroom stroganoff

There are those who believe you shouldn’t tinker with ‘classic’ dishes like mushroom stroganoff, but I would like to remind these naysayers that mushroom stroganoff itself is a derivative of the original – beef stroganoff. However, strips of beef in a creamy sauce isn’t much use to a Jewish vegetarian (Jewish dietary…

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Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry

Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry

We do enjoy curries in this house, but typically I cop out and buy ready-made spice mixes or spice pastes as a base for the curry sauce. Partly it’s because they give a reliable result, and on any standard weeknight we don’t want the possibility of having our socks blown…

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Field mushrooms, spinach & baked eggs

Apparently my creative juices ran dry when I tried to come up with a good name for this dish. Sorry. At least the one I finally settled on describes what it is you’re going to eat. If anyone has a better idea, please leave it in the comments… Anyway, back…

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