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Cherry and Almond Clafoutis

July 23|2015

I think the juicy deep red cherries in this dessert make it look as beautiful as it tastes.  I have altered this recipe from my Grandmother’s to use ground almonds rather than flour, as I think it adds more flavour. Cherries are a strong source of antioxidants, another reason to enjoy this satisfying summer pudding. Works really well with ripe apricots too. Serves: 12 Prep time: 20 …

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Beetroot Soup with Parsley Oil

July 16|2015

This month I wanted to concentrate on bright and colourful recipes, so the beetroot had to be part of this. This soup is so easy to make, it really showcases the earthy, flavoursome, sweet tones of this vegetable.  The tip to boiling beetroot is to cook them in their skins with the top left on, then once they have cooked and they are cooled enough to touch, …

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Puy Lentil, Cherry Tomato, Avocado & Basil Salad

July 09|2015

This delicious salad mixes the substantial bite of puy lentils with bright juicy tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and sharp feta cheese. Packed full of goodness puy lentils are a source of fibre, iron and a real protein powerhouse. I love this salad for lunch as it allows for slow releasing energy to get me through a busy afternoon. Lentils also offer an iron boost for vegetarians and the tomatoes contain …

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Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding with Strawberries, Raspberries and Kiwi

July 02|2015

This week I’ve been craving a chilled breakfast pudding that would replace porridge on a hot summers morning. Strawberries are now in season and, it’s Wimbledon… so they were a must! I love this recipe; it just takes 5 minutes to mix together the pudding ingredients the night before, then chill overnight and in the morning you have delicious, nutritious breakfast!!  Top with chopped strawberries …

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