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.

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

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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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