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I’m not sure when I first made these – but at least 40 years ago. To say they achieved cult status is an understatement.
Who said you can’t have crumble for breakfast? Not in my house! Oats, cornflakes and fruit sounds good to me.
Exotic cardamoms, pistachio nuts and pomegranate seeds with roasted lamb rack is as good to eat as it sounds.
Undeniably cute, quails’ eggs are good to eat, too!
Here’s the ‘died and gone to Heaven’ version of pork patties. Live dangerously and just make them!
Removing the eyes (little pesky bits) from a pineapple, and the core, ensures a tender mouthful of juiciness with every slice.
Like eggplant but unsure how to make them sing? Try this easy method.
You got 10 minutes? That’s all it takes to assemble these irresistible morsels.
This is a revolutionary way of flavouring yoghurt. Add smoked paprika flakes or ground cumin, or make a sweet version with ground cinnamon and mixed spice. Or for another take, scatter with chopped herbs. See Lentils & Cavolo Nero with Spiced Yoghurt for a serving idea.
Fab combo – lentils, cavolo nero & spiced yoghurt – with nuts and seeds, oh, and add a fried egg!
I just love the way the chicken sort of collapses when it is ready, falling off the bones into tender morsels.
Croque madame makes no apologies for being extra rich, gooey and drippy, and for being lip-smackingly good, filling and ultra satisfying.
Sometimes the French get it just so right: bread, cheese, ham, all bundled together into the most glorious mouthful.
Authentic porcini and meat ragu … it can be softened with a swirl of cream for the faint-hearted.
Golden crunch – who can resist that?
Porcini have a smell of the woods about them …
Perfect as a starter, or perfect with panfried fish for a main course.
The Sultan Swings in this combo!
Crusty and golden – slow-cooked lamb is even better second time round.
Pears and pistachios make such a lovely combination I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it earlier. If it’s summer where you are, try the salad with juicy, but not squishy, peaches.
The picture doesn’t lie – this is scrumptious!
Coconutty spicy prawns – what’s not to like!
Special times call for special dishes … this dish fits the bill.
Sometimes all you want is a ‘big monty’ breakfast or brunch. Make this the base and add eggs, fried tomatoes and baby sausages. Mm-mmm.
Cauliflower cheese given a makeover.