Recipes – vegan

Cilantro, cucumber and tomato salad

November 10, 2007

It seems that I am on a roll writing about love-it-or-hate-it foods. Hands up – who likes fresh coriander leaves, a.k.a. cilantro?  I know I do – and Nick has repeatedly declared that fresh cilantro is his all-time favourite herb.  But as I have discovered, this is not an opinion shared by everyone – to […]

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Slow-roast tomato and zucchini pasta

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So… you buy a ton of tomatoes.  You spend a day or so roasting them veeeeeeery slowly in your oven.  Then you bottle them in olive oil.  But then comes the hard part:  what to do with them?  Of course, the easy option is simply to eat them out of the jar when nobody is […]

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Roast figs with balsamic vinegar and pine nuts

October 23, 2007

Aaaah, figs.  We are bang in the middle of their lamentably short season at the moment and I don’t seem to be able to walk past them without buying a few. My mom used to rave about them – they had a tree in their garden when she was growing up in Pretoria and she […]

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Slow roasted tomatoes in olive oil

September 29, 2007

I have an admission to make.  For a large part of my life, I didn’t eat tomatoes.  I picked them out of sandwiches, I ordered salads without them, I arranged them on the side of my plate in a line of evil, red half-moons.  I remember having debates with friends at university on why exactly […]

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Nasturtium leaf salad

July 15, 2007

Astonishingly, it seems that the teeniest little bit of summer has finally arrived in the UK!  I mean, we have had two weekends in a row of reasonable weather (well, not raining, that is…) and I have finally had a chance to spend some time in my sadly neglected garden.  I must say that despite […]

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Baby pak choi and Peppadew stir-fry

June 21, 2007

I am one of those rare women who does not go all gooey at the mention of the word chocolate.  It’s not that I dislike it, it’s just that I’m more of a savoury girl and I simply can’t see how chocolate is going to make it all better.  But don’t let that make you […]

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Pomegranate, pear, fennel and aragula salad

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I have to admit that I am something of a salad slacker.  Not to say that I don’t love salads – on the contrary, I do!  But the problem is that by the time I have finished faffing around with the main course, I am not in the mood for deaming up an exotic salad, […]

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