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King Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Fresh Fig Salsa

King Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Fresh Fig Salsa

These elegant king oyster mushroom steaks make a perfect starter.  The richness of the mushroom steaks contrasts beautifully with the salsa.  Its sweet, tart and spicy notes bring out the very best of the mushroom’s flavour. I have a love affair with figs.  Every year, […]

Luscious Lemon Bars

Luscious Lemon Bars

These bright, sunny lemon bars make the perfect after school or teatime treat. They are quick and easy to make, and guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face. That perfect balance of sweet, tart, crunchy and creamy. Lemon bars are bound to become a […]

Decadent, Dairy-Free Raspberry Chocolate Fool

Decadent, Dairy-Free Raspberry Chocolate Fool

Raspberry chocolate fool is a simple, four ingredient dessert which is as light and nutritious as it is tasty. It feels creamy and decadent.   Yet, this is one dessert that’s incredibly healthy. With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, I had to confront the fact that […]

Creamy White Gazpacho, A Refreshing Cold Soup for Hot Summer Days

Creamy White Gazpacho, A Refreshing Cold Soup for Hot Summer Days

This unusual soup, with roots in the Màlaga, is light, creamy and refreshing.  It feels like a spoil, but is actually extremely healthy.  It makes an elegant light lunch for summer’s hottest days.  Nowadays, gazpacho is synonymous with summer’s ripest capsicums and tomatoes.  However, its ancient […]

Anglo-Indian Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney

Anglo-Indian Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney

In India, there are many varieties of tomato chutney, ranging from fiery hot to salty.  However, this sweet and sour version is one of my personal favorites.  It has a delicate flavour which complements and enhances the taste of grilled and roasted meats.  In fact, […]

3 Ingredient, Sugar Free, No Churn, Vegan Piña Colada Sorbet

3 Ingredient, Sugar Free, No Churn, Vegan Piña Colada Sorbet

This guilt free piña colada sorbet is a light, refreshing dessert or palate cleanser.  It’s light enough for the hottest of days and 100% refreshing. In recent years, we’ve all become more aware of the impact of a balanced diet on our overall health.  Like […]

Preserve Summer’s Bounty with Tomato Confit

Preserve Summer’s Bounty with Tomato Confit

Tomato confit is a condiment I will always associate with summers in Paris.  If you visit Paris in July or August, these tomatoes are omnipresent at bistros across the city.  To me, tomato confit epitomises the best of French cuisine — elegance and simplicity.   You […]

Simple Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, A Healthy Lunchbox or Cocktail Snack

Simple Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, A Healthy Lunchbox or Cocktail Snack

Crunchy, spicy roasted chickpeas are a deceptively easy and delicious snack.  These chickpeas are great with cocktails, and make an easy lunchbox snack.  They’re also the perfect vehicle for a wide variety of seasonings.   I am a sucker for salty snacks.  I love having something […]

Creamy, Refreshing Mint Infused Nectarine Ice Cream

Creamy, Refreshing Mint Infused Nectarine Ice Cream

Nothing says summer quite like an ice cold bowl of homemade ice cream.  This nectarine ice cream is one of my favourites.  With a mint-infused base, it’s refreshing and jam-packed with summer, stone fruit flavour.  The perfect end to a barbecue! I love ice cream. […]

Tangy Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

Tangy Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

This bright, crunchy cucumber and tomato salad, which is loosely adapted from Naomi Duguid’s brilliant book, Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan, is the perfect accompaniment to summer meals and barbecued meats.  It’s both refreshing and cooling, and takes […]