Enjoy my recipes and cook your way to a healthier life.


September 10, 2013
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Granola is such an easy thing to make and yet so many of us buy it at the store!Home made is just so delicious; portable, economical, and really a doddle. Once you make it you will never want to go back to purchased batches again!The uses are endless! Breakfast cereal is an obvious choice, but […]

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Roasted Tomato and Pesto Tart

August 16, 2013
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August to me means outdoors and to go with that, food that is portable, “easy peasy lemon squeezy”, and of course delicious and nutritious! This tart fits all those criteria plus a great way to showcase those gorgeous summer tomatoes! Slow cooking the tomatoes before assembling not only concentrates the flavor, but also increases the […]

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Breakfast Egg Cup

July 30, 2013
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The first advance copy of my cookbook Starting Fresh! has arrived, and it’s like Father Christmas visiting in July! Ever since, I have been cooking non stop from it. I took the book with me this morning when I visited my mum. The Breakfast Egg Cup caught her eye and it’s one of my favorites […]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Cornmeal Pizzas

July 24, 2013
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The other day, a good friend came to lunch who bragged how she had made pizza from ground cauliflower with no one being any the wiser. Always up for a challenge – and a tasty way to incorporate veggies into an old favorite – my friend had barely stepped out the door before the blender […]

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Herby Chicken

July 1, 2013
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When summertime comes round, the last place I sometimes want to be is in a hot, steamy kitchen, slaving over a Sunday roast. However, I still love that “British Sunday” tradition of smelling a roast chicken in the oven and the family sitting around the table with a home-cooked meal – the perfect end to […]

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Banana Muffins

June 30, 2013
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 Ever wondered what to do with those old blackened bananas lurking in the corner of your kitchen? Did you think the only way to use them was to disguise them in smoothies? Well, this recipe will not only rid your kitchen of those ugly gems, it will  have you stuffing perfectly good bananas in paper […]

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Eggplant Bombay

June 25, 2013
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 Ever stared an eggplant in the face and wondered what in the heck you could do with it that would  be tasty, healthy, and fast? Well, here is your answer! This gem of a creation requires no soaking, salting, draining, or heavy oiling. So whether you call it an eggplant, an aubergine, a brinjal, a melongene, or […]

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June 25, 2013
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The first time I ever had a crepe was not on the streets of Paris, served by a man in a beret, flipping them on a gleaming cast iron plate.  My first crepe was experienced in the perhaps unlikely setting of my mum’s kitchen in Minnesota. It was the 70’s and she made them for […]

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Carrot Cake

June 25, 2013
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 There are a million and one carrot cake recipes around, but this one is unique. Why? Well, this cake has been served to crown princes in a cafe they frequented while at Eton prep school! This cake gets better with age (as I like to think many of us do!)  so make it a day […]

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Beet Salad

June 25, 2013
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 Beets are one of the latest ‘it’ health foods – how many times have you heard how nutritious and cleansing beets or beet root can be for you? I must confess to being a lifelong beet hater. I would even go as far as admitting that in the past if I was served a plate […]

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