Kousa mahshi (Lebanese stuffed courgettes)

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This delicious dish of mince and rice-stuffed courgettes is served throughout the Middle East – and it’s gluten and dairy free!

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Confetti rice salad – celebrate!

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  A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them – Leonard Louis Levinson It’s a simple fact that there are those of us in this world for whom the glass is half […]

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Sausage and fennel risotto

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Leftovers.  Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.  When I have them floating round my fridge, I worry about how much space they are occupying and how to use them up.  When I don’t have any in my fridge, I wish I had some to heat up for a quick and easy dinner.  Never […]

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Curried chicken salad – a cool salad for a hot night

June 23, 2005

Well, summer has finally arrived here in London – with bang.  At the beginning of last week I was still carrying a jersey and a jacket to work with me and moaning about how it’s still chilly although it’s the middle of bloody June.  And then Friday… BAM!  Summer finally hit these shores!  It was […]

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Boerewors and butternut risotto – a South African risotto for IMBB

May 23, 2004

I was really inspired by this theme. A few months ago I went on a hunt to find new risotto ideas as I always seemed to be making mushroom risotto and nothing else! I had found a recipe for chorizo risotto but on the night I felt like risotto, we had no chorizo in the […]

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