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Tasty lunch and dinner recipes – from quick and simple meals to all-out feasts, straight to your kitchen.

Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls (Nem Rán / Chả Giò)

Crispy on the outside, steamy, fragrant and light – if a plate full of Nem Ran or Vietnamese deep fried spring rolls aren’t enough to get you salivating, then I don’t know what is.  On my first trip to Vietnam, I was lucky enough to spend a day on a private food discovery with one …

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Sage and Brown Butter Sauce

You know you’ve joined the big boys when you start knocking up your own ravioli.  Any person with a kitchen and some motor function can fry an egg, but not nearly as many will even try to make their own ravioli at home. Don’t be afraid – making ravioli isn’t actually that difficult. With a …

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How to Make Authentic Pasta Puttanesca

Nasty women have been doing great things since time began.  Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks – history is filled with problematic women who left great legacies behind.  Now I don’t want to be too tongue in cheek, but the same could be said of the prostitutes who blessed us with …

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Moroccan Pan-Fried Mackerel Fillets with a Tomato & Pepper Salsa

Do you ever have a dish that instantly transports you back to a certain place and time? Hippy Essaouira was one of my favourite places in Morocco – we ate sun-drenched meals of freshly-caught fish right next to the harbour, gulls flapping as lazily as the course of our days. My love affair with fish …

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Easy and Delicious Mexican Longaniza Sausage Tacos

It’s not often that I make bold and sweeping statements in life but I know that these tacos will bring you joy.  How could you resist a little sigh of pleasure as you bite into a warm, pillowy taco filled with spicy sausage offset by slices of creamy, cooling avocado and crisp and fresh radish? …

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