Recipes

Katsu curry with rice

Vegan Katsu Curry

10 August 2018 | 2 Comments

We all know that a vegetarian way of life is a better way: better for your health, better for the planet and, as yogis know, is one way of practising Ahimsa, the Buddhist practice of non-harm. In the Wannabe household – as I’m sure it does in many households across the…

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Slice of gluten-free banana bread

Banana Bread: Gluten-Free

06 July 2018 | 2 Comments

With the start of Wimbledon this week and a bunch of bananas rapidly browning on my worktop I thought this could only mean one thing (bear with me here). For, as any even vaguely attentive fan must be aware at this point (given the tendency of the BBC commentators to…

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watermelon salad

Watermelon Summer Salad

22 June 2018 | 4 Comments

Now summer is officially here I feel a celebration is in order. A salad? Oh yes, but not just any old salad. Watermelon salad? Yes please. As you might expect given its name, watermelon is excellent for hydration in the summer months. But it’s more than just water (92% don’t…

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bowl of bright pink beetroot houmous

Roast Beetroot and Garlic Houmous

08 June 2018 | 2 Comments

Did you know that you can freeze houmous? You did? Well excuse me for my ignorance! Because while I love homemade houmous, and have no qualms about making it, the quantities involved are simply too vast for me. Making it seems to end up with catering size portions when all…

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Rhubarb Crumble Cake on a table with a pink napkin

Rhubarb Crumble Cake

06 May 2018 | 4 Comments

Here in the UK we are now at the height of rhubarb season: big blowsy field rhubarb is freely available. And in the Wannabe household we have a birthday around this time. The birthday boy also happens to love rhubarb crumble, so I thought I’d celebrate the timely arrival of…

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Homemade Yoghurt: Helping your Health and the Planet

15 April 2018 | 6 Comments

I have a confession to make: I buy food in plastic packaging. Much though I’d like to, I haven’t been able to eradicate plastic from my life. I did try, but fairly early on in the experiment I realised the Wannabe family would soon starve if I continued along the…

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Chocolate cake

Best Chocolate Cake Ever: Torta Caprese

16 March 2018 | 12 Comments

Torte Caprese is a cake that originates from the Italian island of Capri. Made with ground almonds (so gluten-free) and dark chocolate it is rich and indulgent and I think one of the best chocolate cakes ever. I’m aware of how bold a statement this is, but I’ve baked a few cakes in my time and this recipe is divine.

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Flatbread

Sweet Potato Flatbread

08 February 2018 | 2 Comments

Want an alternative to shop-bought processed bread that doesn’t require much effort? Flatbreads are the way forward. Here’s a healthy, gluten-free version with sweet potato that goes brilliantly with last week’s soup.

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broccoli soup

Another Super Soup

02 February 2018 | 2 Comments

This Sunday is World Cancer Day, marked to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. Here’s a recipe with amazing anti-cancer qualities for those fighting this devastating disease and also for those who wish to prevent it. That’s all of us, right?

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Plate of Chocolate Brownies

Healthy Chocolate Brownies

03 November 2017 | 3 Comments

A fabulous recipe for healthy, no added sugar chocolate brownies. Aubergines and dates add fibre, nutrition and guilt-free sweetness. And a pretty plate too!

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