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indian-inspired dip with legumes & spinach

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I just love it when dip becomes dinner and that’s exactly what happens when you start with protein-packed beans, throw in nutrient-packed spinach and lace it with garlic, lemon, cumin & turmeric.

french onion soup

Meet the most delicious soup anywhere, France or otherwise. Thanks to the likes of Julia Child, (who single-handedly ignited the world’s love affair with this humble creation), it has been visited upon by many – including moi! In an attempt to not be redundant, recreate the wheel or go where many have already gone, I’m…

cauliflower roasted with garlic, ginger & turmeric

roasted cauliflower

Roasting cauliflower is the only way to eat it – the sugars caramelize which means big flavour, add an indian spiced spin and you have never seen cauliflower disappear so quickly.

tomato soup roasted italian-style

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Roasting tomatoes before they turn into soup is the only way to make tomato soup – along with a few cloves of garlic, an onion and a little olive oil – you will be enjoying an intense tomato flavour you never thought possible.

beef stew stroganoff

beef stew stroganoff

Beef stew meets beef stroganoff in this very simple one pot wonder. Bypass the carrots, celery and potatoes usually found in a beef stew and serve them on the side. This is enhanced by sliced onions, garlic, red wine, tomatoes and beef stock for a deep, rich satisfying stew, laced with sour cream which turns it into stroganoff.

focaccia with whole wheat, onions, garlic & rosemary

whole-wheat foccacia

Foccacia is one of the easiest breads to make at home, you can flavour as you wish, stuff it for sandwiches, toasted alongside soup or just enjoy as is – with a dish of olive oil and balsamic vinegar alongside – it’ll be gone before you’ve said pass the foccacia!

white bean soup with garlic & oregano

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This Italian staple of white bean soup needs to make it on your top 10 “base soup recipes” list. Master this classic Tuscan soup and then switch up with all kinds of variations.

creamy chickpea pasta sauce

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Pasta sauce that starts with, or should I say ends with one of the healthiest beans puréed to resemble full-fat cream, is a pasta sauce I’m happy to embrace. Richness can come in many forms, remember cauliflower cream sauce! Come to think of it, you could us that in place of the chickpeas but for…

vegetable chowder with herbs

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Vegetable chowder is a fantastic way to get your 5-10 a day in the vegetable department. Use any combination of vegetables you like and start meeting your veggie quota!

butter chicken

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Who doesn’t love India’s buttry national dish! When butter rolls with cream (which is how classic butter chicken is made) – the ending is always happy! But with a little creative thinking, a couple of adjustments, the same buttery richness can be achieved without, I daresay, scads of asset-enhancing dairy. So without further ado – let’s make butter chicken.