Salad Toss: Baby Spinach and Cranberry Reduction

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Cranberries, with their sweet and tart personalities, are a bit like the extroverts at a party; at ease in savoury situations, and just as good for when things get syrupy. I always seem to have dried cranberries on hand, and often use them in salads and bakes. They also feature prominently in my Cranberry & Walnut cream ...

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Barley and Wheat Rotis

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The addition of barley flour to this flatbread makes for a tasty textured, somewhat nutty departure from a regular roti. If you're not super-pedantic about rolling out neatly circumferenced rounds, these don't take much time to prepare. Barley and Wheat Rotis Makes 8 rotis 1 cup barley flour 1 cup wheat flour 1 cup yoghurt 1 TBSP vegetable oil pinch of salt additional flour for ...

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Breakfast Butternut Madeleines

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  A generous serving of butternut mash leftover from last night's supper got me thinking about how I could use it for breakfast. I came across a promising recipe for butternut waffles and wondered what would happen if I substituted oats, barley and almonds for the wholewheat and buckwheat flours. On cooking my first waffle, I realised my ...

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Coffee Love: Free A3 Poster Prints

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  To know me is to know that I am an absolute coffee devotee. After a bit of wordsmithing and graphic designing, I give you these posters; my humble oblations at the altar of that holy bean. I hope you enjoy displaying them as much as I loved creating them. I've designed these to print at A3. You can ...

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Vegan Barley Shortbread

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I am currently fixated on using barley flour in my baked goods. This whole grain is fibre-rich, lower in calories than regular grains and beneficial for those prone to insulin resistance. I have also just discovered the alchemical wonder that is coconut butter. Unlike coconut oil, its butter incorporates the flesh of the coconut. And it's ...

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Cream of Green Bean Soup

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Whenever I have extra vegetables on hand, soup is my no-brainer prep method of choice. If I'm dealing with quantities too large to consume in one sitting, I freeze the soup before I add the cream. Cream of Green Bean soup 1 packet cut green beans knob of butter cumin seeds to taste dried sweet basil to taste cream (about 1/4 ...

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Teff pancakes with Papaya and Mint

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If you're familiar with Ethiopian cuisine, you'll recognise teff as the primary ingredient in injera bread. Teff is a gluten-free grain with great versatility and is something of an unassuming super-food (think quality protein, iron, calcium and resistant starches). With its malty and nutty notes, it reminds me of Maltabella, which in turn reminds me of breakfast ...

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Flash Food Friday: Mini Pancake Stacks

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I suppose you could go with the more laboured route and pour, with painstaking precision, little rounds of batter. Or you could just cook a few large crepes, stack them up with a bit of syrup as you go along, and cut out perfect circles with a cookie cutter. "But the scraps," you ask. "What ...

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