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  • Roasted Pepper and Rocket Quiche

    thedizzydieter

    We’ve made a few recipes with roasted peppers, and almost always have a jar of the shop-bought ones in the fridge. They go really well in pasta, risottos and many other things, and are a really handy store cupboard ingredient to have in your kitchen. This quiche isn’t made with the shop-bought peppers. They are a great ingredient but there are times when only the real thing will do. The original idea was a creamy roasted pepper sauce to stir through pasta with some diced chorizo – the contrast of the sweetness of the peppers versus the salty/spicy taste of…

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  • Chai Latte Panna Cotta Slice with Blueberry Topping

    thedizzydieter

    Chai is one of my new favourite things. I think most people of my generation and older are familiar with the term “cup of chai”, referring to a cup of tea but I have only recently discovered the particular blend of chai spices, and more specifically, chai latte. Oh my…

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  • Chocolate Lava Muffins

    thedizzydieter

    If ever there was a labour of love in cooking it is these muffins! We’ve been through so many remakes and tweaks that you wouldn’t even believe. All I wanted was a nice fluffy chocolatey muffin with a marmalade centre and they’ve taken so long to get right. Make no…

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  • Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes

    thedizzydieter

    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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  • Home-made Scotch Eggs

    thedizzydieter

    When the summer approaches, we start to think about picnics and trips to the beach. While my ability to partake in such outings depends on Meniere’s Disease, we do get to do it sometimes and so I decided to have a go at making my own Scotch Eggs for when…

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  • Cheese, Tomato and Caramelised Onion Quiche

    thedizzydieter

    Summer is a difficult time for a lot of people with chronic conditions and I am no exception. Even before being diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease, I disliked hot weather but now I really hate it. The heat aggravates my symptoms and where most people live for those few months of…

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