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Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

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Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

Pumpkin soup is a perennial favourite. Here it is given an Asian twist with the addition of spice and Coconut to make […]

Carrot, Peanut Butter and Raisin Ribbon Sandwiches

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Carrot, Peanut Butter and Raisin Ribbon Sandwiches  

When I had my busy catering business, Cuisine Affaire, in the 1980s and early 90s, these Carrot, Peanut Butter […]

My Mum’s Christmas Cake

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My Mum’s Christmas Cake

My Mum’s Christmas cake is a boiled fruitcake, which means some of the ingredients are brought to the boil before the whole […]

Mint Tea and Stuffed Dates

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Mint Tea and Stuffed Dates

This Mint Tea and Stuffed Dates are served as a sign of welcome and because for many Arabic countries alcohol is […]

Yoghurt and Beetroot Salad

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Yoghurt and Beetroot Salad

This Yoghurt and Beetroot Salad is inspired by a photo in a book called Farah’s Persian Cuisine by Farah Aryanpad. This is […]

Saffron Rice Pudding

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Saffron Rice Pudding

This Saffron Rice Pudding is gorgeous and many of the Arabic countries have a version. I am not usually a rice pudding lover […]

Mashed Carrot Salad

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Mashed Carrot Salad

This Mashed Carrot Salad is rather like a dip and can be served at room temperature or warm with bread to whet […]

Caramelised Lime Tart

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Caramelised Lime Tart

This Caramelised lime tart is based on a recipe I published in my first book Plates, Real Food for Fast People in 1995 […]

Risotto Bianco With Anything You Like!

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Risotto Bianco With Anything You Like!

Risotto Bianco is the most basic of all risottos. Master the technique and you can make any risotto you like. […]

Easy Pommes Puree

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Easy Pommes Puree

Forget lumpy mash, this Easy Pommes Puree is the best version without going to the trouble of putting the potatoes through a mouli […]