Courgette fritter waffles

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Part fritter, part waffle, these courgette fritter waffles (fraffles? witters?) are the first in a long line of experiments with my new waffle maker. Yes, just in case there was any danger of the six inches of free counter space in my kitchen feeling lonely and unloved, I got a new appliance to fill them. Vegetable chopping now occurs on top of the oven, and you have to move … [Read more...]

Full English breakfast baked eggs

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Yes, another breakfast recipe - that makes two in a row. So shoot me. (except don't really please) And it's another healthy one, to boot. Just like my apple crumble smoothie, the name may make you think otherwise - a full English breakfast isn't exactly known for being a light option - but I've adapted the traditional fry up just enough to make it a good, healthy … [Read more...]

Smoked cheddar, walnut and broccoli tarts

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Would you call yourself a foodie? I know some people hate that word, and it's true that it sometimes has negative connotations - used to describe the sort of person who turns their nose up at anything short of champagne and truffles - but personally, I think it just means someone who loves food. And using that definition, I am definitely a foodie. But one thing I've never … [Read more...]

Brûléed ginger and rhubarb cheesecake

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Brûléed. All those accents are making me dizzy, but isn't that just one of the prettiest words ever?! Especially if you say it in a proper French accent, and even more especially when you think about what it actually means: crispy, almost-burned sugar, like you'd find on the top of a crème brûlée, that makes a pleasant crack as you tap it with a spoon. It's one of the most … [Read more...]

Oaty gluten-free pizza crust

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Delicious Alchemy. All opinions are 100% mine. Don't forget you can get 20% off any gluten-free products at Delicious Alchemy with the code DA20%off Most of the time being a vegetarian is easy, but on occasion I'm reminded that having a restricted diet can actually be quite awkward. I remember making my entire … [Read more...]

Breakfast pizza

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I've eaten pizza for breakfast a few times, but it's usually not a particularly considered decision. It's more of a 'oh look, there's leftover pizza in the fridge, and in all honestly it's not going to make it to lunchtime without being eaten, so we may as well just have it now and call it breakfast'. This breakfast pizza, on the other hand, is a perfectly reasonable option … [Read more...]

Low carb pizza frittata

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Apart from being a vegetarian, I don’t follow any particular diet. But if I was going to, a low carb diet makes the most sense to me - much more sense than a low fat diet, a raw diet, etc. If you feel the same, here’s a low carb dinner idea for you - pizza frittata! It contains all of my favourite pizza-style flavours, but without the bread - and with a few protein-rich eggs … [Read more...]

Kale and potato breakfast hash

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I'm one of those people who always leaves the best part of any meal til last - and potatoes are usually the last thing I eat. Always the best thing on the plate! (unless maybe they're served alongside some refried beans... then it's a toss up between the two). Potatoes have been my favourite vegetable ( I allowed to think of them as a vegetable?) for years and years, and … [Read more...]

Enchilada baked eggs

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All hail baked eggs! They're stupidly quick and easy to make, and you can dress them up however you fancy. Veggies, cheese, sauces... you can even make them taste like enchiladas. All these enchilada baked eggs need is a spoonful of salsa or enchilada sauce, a spoonful of refried beans, a little sprinkling of cheese... and an egg, of course. Top them with a bit of … [Read more...]

Low-carb cauliflower fried rice

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Since I'm now pretty much cauliflower's biggest fan, and found it such a good replacement for bread in my cauliflower pizza, I thought I'd see how it held up as an alternative to a different carb - rice! I've seen cauliflower rice all over the web, but rather than serve it plain, I decided to use it in one of my favourite rice dishes, and make cauliflower fried rice. Another … [Read more...]

Roasted aubergine and ricotta tart

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I had some major issues with this tart. Firstly, the name. What do you call a recipe that has so many yummy bits? Roasted aubergine, roasted garlic, ricotta, fresh basil, parmesan cheese, flaky pastry... in the end I settled on the aubergine and ricotta, but please take note that there are plenty of other incredible flavours in this tart too! So really it's less 'roasted … [Read more...]

Slow cooker Mexican casserole

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When I first took the lid off my slow cooker, I wasn't sure if I was going to post about this recipe - it's not the most attractive dish I've ever made, and it turns out it's really tricky to photograph the inside of a slow cooker. But, then I had a taste and my jaw dropped (not literally, not with a mouthful of food anyway) - this Mexican casserole is one of my favourite … [Read more...]

Asparagus spaghetti with a fried egg

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Despite what I said the other day about sticking an egg on something and calling it breakfast, I'm not going to call this 'breakfast spaghetti' (although that does sound pretty amazing, and will definitely be added to my running list of recipes to make...). Nope, today I'm sticking with plain old 'asparagus spaghetti with a fried egg'. Because sometimes, simple things are the … [Read more...]

Breakfast nachos

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In keeping with the Mexican-inspired breakfast theme (see last year's breakfast tostadas), I bring you: breakfast nachos! Because obviously, as long as you slap an egg on top of something, you can totally justify eating it for breakfast. In reality, this is more of a brunch dish. I can't really see anyone getting up before work and making a plate of nachos for breakfast, but … [Read more...]

Yellow Thai Curry Coconut Fried Rice

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One last guest post for you today! This one comes from Holly at Mess Makes Food, who's a fellow Brit blogger! There don't seem to be too many of us around, so I'm pleased to be getting one extra injection of Britishness into the blog while I'm away being all Mexican (in fact I'm actually flying back into the country today, so I will be back to tea and biscuits in no time). … [Read more...]

Egg fu yung

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I told you a couple of weeks ago that I often get veggie chow mein when we get a Chinese take away. Well, I also often get egg fu yung. That's about it though - I'm not very imaginative. It's usually one of those two options. Or, occasionally tofu in black bean sauce. But that's it. Never anything else. Anyway. The point is: egg fu yung is another favourite Chinese dish of … [Read more...]

Hot cross bun bread and butter pudding

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I'm not remotely religious, but I still love the lead-up to Easter because all the best foods come into the shops at this time of year. Obviously there are Easter eggs and Creme Eggs (which I tend to buy a bucketload of to last me through the summer - it's a total travesty that they're only sold at one time of year!), and when you want a break from all the chocolate, you can … [Read more...]

Roasted vegetable quiche with Yorkshire pudding crust

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Quiche is one of my favourite types of pie. I love tarts, I love pot pies, I love pasties... but sometimes you just can't beat a good old quiche. Fluffy eggs, a little bit of crispy cheese on top, and plenty of vegetables - perfect. The only thing that puts me off making a quiche is the pastry. It's not that I don't like pastry (I could quite happily eat my weight in pastry, … [Read more...]

Quinoa egg fried ‘rice’

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Today I'm going to send you over to Cooking Quinoa because the lovely Wendy had me over to guest post yesterday. This lady has an entire website devoted to quinoa - and before you fall into the trap of thinking that all of her recipes must be quite similar, take a look at her quinoa baked apples, quinoa chickpea crackers, or zucchini quinoa patties, and you'll see just how … [Read more...]

Savoury bread puddings with garlic mushrooms and ricotta

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I swear this is the last egg-and-ricotta recipe I'll post for a while. Since I rediscovered my love for this combination when I made my ricotta and tomato tart, I just can't stop. It's tooooo good. These little savoury bread puddings are crammed with garlic mushrooms and ricotta, and they have a golden cheesy topping - and I think I just broke my keyboard with all the … [Read more...]

Ricotta and tomato tart

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Never again will I make any sort of quiche or egg-based tart without using ricotta! It makes the eggs ridiculously light and fluffy. The ricotta melts right into the eggs so you can't really tell the two apart - you can just tell it's like eating a cloud. Not that I've ever eaten a cloud, but I imagine it's probably something like this. Perhaps a cloud is a bit wetter. I … [Read more...]

Goat’s cheese and chive scrambled eggs

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Okay, before I begin, let's just mention the elephant in the room: it's seriously hard to make scrambled eggs look pretty. Forgive me. Okay? Great. I don't tend to make much effort at breakfast time. By the time I roll out of bed, get ready and check my emails, the morning seems to have disappeared and I figure I may as well just wait until lunchtime to make anything. So … [Read more...]

Cherry tomato clafoutis

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A clafoutis (cla-foo-tee) is a French dessert that usually contains cherries. Since I don't have much of a sweet tooth (let's just ignore my previous post for a moment...), here's a savoury version - cherry tomato clafoutis. This particular recipe ends up creating something that's somewhere between a pancake and a frittata. Whatever it is, it's delicious - light and fluffy, and … [Read more...]