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Spicy Tomato and Lentil Layer Pie

This is a really tasty vegetarian recipe that can hold its ownn as a main dish, with layers of aubergine, tomatoey lentils and creamy ricotta cheese wrapped in a pastry crust. Don’t worry about leftovers; this pie is delicious served cold the following day. SERVES 8 FOR THE WALNUTTY PASTRY 400g plain flour, plus a […]

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Midsummer Dream Cake

Most Swedes would agree that Midsummer wouldn’t be the same without a proper strawberry sponge cake. Swedish sponge cakes are often made extra juicy by the addition of fruit juice, and in this case I’ve chosen to use mango and orange juice, along with a touch of cardamom for extra aromatic interest. I wanted to […]

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Butternut Red Curry

In Thailand, pumpkin is as common as potatoes are in the West. It works very well in curries, because it keeps its shape even after long bouts of high-temperature cooking. but you can use easily substitute it with butternut squash and achieve the same result. This is a hearty dish that I love eating in […]

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Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin, like other squash, is delicious roasted when it becomes sweet and rich. The curry spices complement the pumpkin and give an extra warming flavour. Keep the seeds from the pumpkin, clean to remove any fibres, then roast and scatter over the soup before serving. SERVES 3-4 1 medium pumpkin, cut in half, deseeded (keep […]

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FATTOUSH DIP with pitta chips

From Izy Hossack’s The Savvy Cook comes this recipe, perfect for vegetarians, vegans and carnivores alike! I prefer this purple dip made with kidney beans to its more common chickpea-based cousin hummus as it’s easier to make it smooth, light and creamy. (Seriously, I’m never going to hand peel a bowl of cooked chickpeas just […]

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Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon-Spiced Squash & Butter Bean Stew

Definitely the sort of thing Jane would call a “winter warmer”, this cosy, spicy, slightly sweet stew will keep the cold at bay on even the dullest and chilliest of days. If you’re planning on entertaining then this is a great dish to make up ahead of time and simply reheat when your guests arrive, […]

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