• Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes

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    • Prep time: 10 minutes
    • Cook time: 15 minutes

    Bakewell tarts/puddings are a thoroughly traditional thing in England. It’s the kind of thing that immediately evokes memories of childhood when I taste it – something that grandma would, without fail, bring out a plate of as part of an afternoon snack or a buffet lunch. For those not familiar…

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  • Bulgur Wheat Salad with Poached Chicken

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    • Prep time: 15 minutes
    • Cook time: 1 hour

    We love bulgur wheat. I’ve written about it before in passing as an accompaniment to my Chilli Con Carne but here it’s much more of a main event, as it deserves. Since I was introduced to it, we have made some of-the-top-of-your head kind of salads with it, as well…

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  • Melting Mozzarella Meatball Pasta

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    • Prep time: 20 minutes
    • Cook time: 20 minutes

    Pasta and meatballs always, for me at least, conjures up the picture from Lady and the Tramp where they are sharing a romantic moment over a plate of pasta. I prefer to enjoy mine from the comfort of my sofa than in a back alley behind a restaurant surrounded by…

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  • Better-For-Your-Belly Bacon Burgers

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    • Prep time: 10 minutes
    • Cook time: 15 minutes

    I made my first published burger recipe (Lamb, Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Burgers) a bit different but I think it’s important for all meat-lovers to have a basic beef burger recipe up their sleeve so here’s mine! To be honest with you, I learned a harsh lesson here. I…

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  • Pancetta and Avocado Salad with croutons

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    • Prep time: 10 minutes
    • Cook time: 15 minutes

    As the summer approaches every year, I seem to spend most of my time daydreaming about salad. Not about chowing down on a lettuce but of ways to make it tastier and more interesting because I need to eat more of it. It’s a tough job but there are ways…

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  • Anchovy-Free Salsa Verde

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      There are so many different versions of salsa verde served up across the Mediterranean with variations of ingredients with Spanish versions including green tomatoes! I wanted to make something in the realms of an Italian salsa verde but without the anchovies – years of working in a pizza restaurant and…

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