How to cook a fuss free dinner?

You come home late from work, you are hungry, and you reach out for a menu from your local take-out. You order your meal, have a shower, and change into your casual clothes. You’re starving, so you snack on crisps while you wait for the delivery. You may even have a quick toast to satisfy the first hunger. Forty minutes after your phone call, the delivery arrives. You sit…

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Stock up your pantry

The first step to cooking and eating healthy food is to stock your kitchen with a variety of nutritious goodies. Look for those with minimal ingredients, additives, and processing.

Here is a snapshot of what I keep in my pantry and what I use most often. Feel free to add your favorites and amend the list to suit your family’s dietary needs.

Condiments and spices:

Cinnamon

Turmeric

Cumin

Garlic powder

Black pepper in grinder

Cayenne pepper

Chilli flakes

Smoked…

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Bounce back after Easter

So how many Easter Eggs did you have? Be honest, I am not going to tell anyone! I am also not going to guilt you into feeling bad about overindulging, because really, there is no point. And there really is no such thing as a guilty pleasure. There is only pleasure. So I hope that no matter how many chocolate eggs you had, you thoroughly enjoyed every single bite.

I…

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Power couples to invite to your plate

Valentine’s weekend is coming up, just in case you didn’t notice, so I thought it would be a great to talk couples. And the pairings I am talking about here are food pairings – the foods we should eat together to maximise nutritional intake.

  1. Turmeric and pepper.

There is a reason why black pepper is an ingredient in any curry…

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I feel like having some soup

My sister and I sat at a kitchen table yesterday, working, and at lunchtime she said: “I feel like having some soup”. Simple enough, but there was no soup to be had.

Those, who know me well, know that saying something like this means a call to action. So action I took and I am quite proud of this one. It has just enough spice to balance the sweetness of the…

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When life hands you lemons, come to my kitchen

When life hands you lemons (or you bring some from Italy), you definitely want to preserve some of them.

And yes – I brought lemons from Italy. And yes, I know, I can easily buy them in the supermarket down the street, but I always bring food back from my travels. Consider it a practical and edible souvenir.

Today I invite you into my kitchen and together we are preserving lemons. Fun!…

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Greetings from Krakow!

When I travel I always look for local specialities and my recent trip to Krakow (Cracow), Poland was no different. Only in Krakow you can eat Obwarzanki which have been made there since 17th Century so they must be good!

If you ever find yourself in Krakow make sure you try some; they are being sold from carts all over the Market Square and Wawel Castle. If you are not…

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Breakfast challenge – week 6

This is a bitter – sweet week as this is the last week of the challenge. As much fun as it was, t’s time to move on, which doesn’t mean going back to having porridge for breakfast every morning. I don’t think I would be able to do this ever again. I have come up with 41 different breakfasts! Impressive, even if I say so myself. And to think…

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Breakfast challenge – week 5

Week five… I am a little proud of myself for going this far, I have to say. I’ve never knew there are so many possibilities that open up as soon as I step out of the box.

Here are the stars of this week:

  • Coconut milk yogurt with baked figs and toasted almonds
  • Raw bread with humus and tempeh
  • Egg fried millet
  • Quinoa porridge with cooked apples
  • Rice porridge with coconut milk, vanilla and strawberries
  • Chickpea…

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