Harissa Spiced Freekeh with Honey Roasted Vegetables

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Late last year, I discovered a lovely grain that is now being hailed as a leader in 2014’s round of new ‘superfoods’- freekeh. Freekeh is a grain slightly similar to barley, but it can be a bit fiddly to cook with- the first time we used it we were a little freaked out by the…

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Sweetcorn Soup with Kale & Ginger

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Last month I discovered a lovely corn soup recipe on 101 Cookbooks, and made it earlier this week for the second time; however this time I added quite a few tweaks to make it slightly reminiscent of Chinese sweetcorn soup, a dish I enjoyed as a child. For this soup, you will need the following: 6 cups…

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Panzanella Salad

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Happy 2014! Apologies for being off-the-grid for so long- we recently moved into a new place and are lacking internet for the foreseeable future. However I just discovered a lovely coffee shop up the road with wifi, so we’re back! Since the standard New Years resolution tends to involve some sort of get fit/get healthy/diet…

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Lemon Soufflé

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Baking a soufflé can be a stressful endeavor, but it can also be damn satisfying. Opening the oven to an airy, golden topped puff of flavour immediately makes up for the sometimes fiddly work required to prepare said soufflé.  They can be made savoury or sweet and with any combination of flavours.  If you’re into…

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Summertime Seared Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

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I started the other night with some chicken breasts. I had no idea where I was going from there when I opened up the fridge- my mind went Indian, Greek, Mexican, before finally settling on Italian. This incredibly easy recipe (you basically do all of the work when you make the marinade!) requires the following:…

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Gobi Masala

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Sunday is cooking day at my house, and yesterday I spent the day cooking up Indian food with my mom! My mom is an incredible cook and I was lucky to grow up with her as my cooking inspiration, so it was great getting to spend time with her in the kitchen learning her ways….

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Banana Bread

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If you’ve got some decrepit, liver-spotted bananas fouling up your fruit bowl, don’t toss them out – mash them up and turn them into this simple breakfast loaf, and if you have one spare, wash it down with a banana milkshake (1 banana, 1 scoop vanilla ice cream, 1 drop vanilla essence, 1 slurp milk…

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Jamie Oliver’s fennel risotto with ricotta & dried chili

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This Valentine’s Day, my friends and I decided to treat ourselves with a homecooked meal- something that is tough to do in the dorms. Alex got me Jamie’s Italy for Christmas (my first ever cookbook!) and we decided to put it to good use for this meal. Jamie explains the cooking process much better than I…

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Croque Madame

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If you haven’t had a Croque Madame, or Croque Monsieur for that matter you are in for a treat!  In typical French style they take something good and make it amazing.  In this case they take a boring and simple grilled ham and cheese sandwich and turn it into an unctuous, rich and classy lunch…

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Chicken Parmi w/ Parsnip Fries

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Having not eating a chicken parmi (chicken parmigiana) since Australia and with a chicken breast ready and waiting in the fridge, I knew exactly what was on the menu tonight, can you guess? Pasta. No just kidding, a parmi.. Parmigiana originates in Italy from the word Parmesan, therefore it is traditionally breaded vegetables or meat…

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