Nourishment

Creamy Home-Made Unsweetened Nut Milk

Creamy Home-Made Unsweetened Nut Milk

A rich, creamy, home-made almond milk is a great way to get bone-friendly calcium, magnesium, vitamin E and healthy fats. This recipe uses almonds, but experiment with different nuts, such as cashews or hazelnuts. Pumpkin seed milk sounds bonkers, but it is actually...

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Crunchy black pepper halloumi dip sticks with harissa hummus

Crunchy black pepper halloumi dip sticks with harissa hummus

Before I tested this recipe I had not had the privilege of cooking halloumi. I’d eaten it many times, but never felt the urge to give it a go at home. Halloumi is an eccentric-textured-and-tasting cheese which is very salty on the palate. It prefers, unlike its cheesy...

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Gingerbread pancakes with Parma ham & maple syrup

Gingerbread pancakes with Parma ham & maple syrup

Major brownie points are awarded to anyone who goes the extra mile on Sunday and rustles up this breakfast dish. If you prefer to have the pancakes plain, then just omit the cinnamon, ground ginger, lemon zest, vanilla and sugar; this plain mix can also be used for...

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Cappuccino cinnamon pecan muffins

Cappuccino cinnamon pecan muffins

I’m not a huge fan of coffee in a cup, but love the taste in cookies, muffins and cakes. These are less weighty than your average coffee-shop muffin, but are still stuffed with loads of flavour. I trawled my local supermarket looking for Camp Coffee essence, which is...

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Boiled then baked breakfast bagels 

Boiled then baked breakfast bagels 

I have been shoving wholemeal flour into everything in this book. It is a little better for you than white flour, has less calories and more fibre and iron, and I find it imparts a nutty flavour to baked goods. However, if you are really not a fan, then just...

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Paprika and Cumin-Spiced Prawn Lunch Box Rice Salad

Paprika and Cumin-Spiced Prawn Lunch Box Rice Salad

One for the lunch box! Protein-packed prawns can be pricey, so I often opt for the precooked frozen MSC-certified prawns or even change the prawns for some chicken, which I shred up with a fork for this recipe. This is extra lovely when topped with some fresh mango or...

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Hot-and-sour king prawn soup

Hot-and-sour king prawn soup

A light, lucid soup with fragrant Asian flavours and succulent blushing prawns. Definitely one for a packed lunch.  Time from start to finish: 15 minutes  Serves: 2 Equipment: Medium pan with lid  500ml good-quality fish or chicken stock (fresh is best...

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Seared tuna steaks with cannellini beans, feta & mint

Seared tuna steaks with cannellini beans, feta & mint

This is quite a summery dish, but also perfect for those days when perhaps you fancy something a little lighter. You could also try it with rice instead of cannellini beans if you feel like a change.  Time from start to finish: 10–15 minutes  Serves: 4 ...

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Whole Roast Tandoori Chicken

Whole Roast Tandoori Chicken

This chicken would be lovely served with roast potatoes, rice or griddled flatbreads, salad and minted yogurt. Just a quick note on the red food colouring –the supermarket ones are no longer very strong, but sugarpaste colours, which are specialist cake-making...

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Oreo brownies 

Oreo brownies 

 When I was eight, chocolate brownies were my life. I scoured the local shops on my Raleigh bike, looking for gainful employment to support my chocolate brownie habit. The ironmonger’s wife took pity on me and offered me a job paying £1 an hour to iron their...

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Larb Gai –Nice and Spicy Thai Chicken Salad

Larb Gai –Nice and Spicy Thai Chicken Salad

I know it’s so simple to buy the chicken already minced up, but the problem with that stuff is you don’t know what you’re getting and it often has loads of fat and a bit of gristle in it, so it’s always best to buy your own chicken and then mince it up yourself. I...

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No-Cook Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Squares

No-Cook Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Squares

A really quick-and-easy cheesecake using a version of my quick chocolate mousse as a filling. I have used almonds as the nut, but pecans, walnuts or macadamia nuts will work well, too. This does require an hour of freezer time plus 20 minutes resting once out, but it...

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