Mango salsa – guest post!

mango salsa

My friend Siôn is a keen cook, and keeps announcing his delicious-sounding dishes via Facebook. It seemed only fair to give him a chance at international culinary stardom (!) by inviting him to write a guest post here.  If you fancy seeing your own recipe appearing on Family-Friends-Food, please drop me …

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Chunky onion and aubergine stew

Onion and aubergine stew

Kipper LOVES aubergines.  Ha! I just looked back through previous posts and saw how many of them include those words! It’s really true though. She just can’t get enough of those gorgeous purple vegetables – baked, roasted, griddled, fried, hot, cold. Yum yummy yum yum. I had a big fat …

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Watermelon & berry salad with basil mint sugar

Watermelon berry salad with basil-mint sugar

I made a big box of this watermelon and berry salad as the dessert for our bank holiday picnic, but in the event, we all had ice-creams from the ice-cream van instead 🙂 Fortunately, it was packed in a cool box, so was still in a fit state to eat after dinner …

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Griddled asparagus, and other vegetables

Griddling asparagus

I hesitated in writing up this ‘recipe’ because it’s really just a very simple set of instructions for cooking assorted vegetables in a griddle pan. BUT, it’s probably the most popular vegetable dish in our house, and for that reason, I decided to share it with you. The other night …

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Asparagus and oyster mushrooms with lemon-pinenut-pesto spaghetti

spaghetti with lemon-pinenut pesto, asparagus and oyster mushrooms

Oy, what a long and complicated title for what is really a simple, quick and delicious dish! Kipper and I were in town, and I spotted the first of the English asparagus on the market. The season is just starting, and doesn’t last long enough, so I snapped up a …

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Ratatouille with olives – main dish, side dish or salad!

ratatouille with olives

Aubergines were on special offer the other day, and since Kipper loves them so much, I couldn’t leave them in the shop. I didn’t really have any idea what I was going to do with them, but inspiration came in the shape of my organic box, which contained (among other …

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No-bake chocolate coconut balls – Pesach treats!

Chocolate coconut balls

For a while now, I’ve been browsing various Paleo diet websites and blogs, thinking to myself how these grain-free recipes would be perfect for Pesach. (If you’ve never heard of the Paleo diet, according to Wikipedia, it excludes “grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.” Perfect Pesach fare, …

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