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Orange & amaretto chocolate torte
Cakes, cookies, puds etc. / Dairy-free / Feeding guests / Gluten-free / Little blue's sweet treats / Vegetarian

Orange & amaretto chocolate torte

My boyfriend’s birthday is next week and as we’re away this year (and I’m frightened of baking in temperamental foreign ovens…) he’s getting his cake early. I felt a bit guilty about not giving him the cake on his actual birthday but have overcome this by reminding myself that: 1) who ever complained about being … Continue reading

Restaurant of the month: Martin Berasategui, San Sebastian, Spain
Restaurant of the month

Restaurant of the month: Martin Berasategui, San Sebastian, Spain

“Gorrotxategi” egg resting on a herb liquid salad and dewlap carpaccio. The boyfriend and I spent a foodie few days in San Sebastian at the end of June, intent on smothering ourselves in pintxos and lolling about between meals, digesting in the sun like greedy reptiles. We had promised ourselves a blow-out meal at one of the … Continue reading

Superfood supper: Beetroot & coriander dip
Gluten-free / Pip's savoury corner / Snacks, nibbles & dips / Vegetarian

Superfood supper: Beetroot & coriander dip

Move over houmous, this vibrant dip is where it’s at – it’s tasty and fragrant and the cardamom and coriander add an exotic zestiness to the sweetness of the beetroot. The ‘catch': It’s good for you too…as well as vitamins and minerals, beetroot is packed full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory chemicals and can help your body … Continue reading

Antioxidant-rich blueberry & almond milk smoothie
Breakfast & brunch / Dairy-free / Drinks / Gluten-free / Vegan / Vegetarian

Antioxidant-rich blueberry & almond milk smoothie

In my attempt to improve my health, my juicer and blender are getting a fair bit of action at the moment! So here’s another one… And this one is heart-healthy, skin-healthy and generally a bit magic. Not only is it low in fat, high in fibre and dairy-free, it contains whopping amounts of antioxidants which … Continue reading

Tomato, beetroot & mozzarella summer ‘pizza’ tart
Feeding guests / Midweek suppers / Pip's savoury corner / Vegetarian

Tomato, beetroot & mozzarella summer ‘pizza’ tart

Sometimes (rarely) eating pizza doesn’t seem quite appropriate. For me, in the midday sun is one of those times. I want something a little less heavy. Something with brighter flavours and a bit more veg. But really, I still want pizza… I bring you my summer ‘pizza’ tart. The reassuring tomato-mozzarella combo remains but the … Continue reading

Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal
Breakfast & brunch / Dairy-free / Gluten-free / Little blue's sweet treats / Vegetarian

Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal

About a year ago, a start-up US magazine called Nanny Magazine approached me and asked if I would like to contribute some recipes to their maiden print issue. They were looking for recipes that were both heart-healthy, child-friendly and simple to create. It still astonishes me how blogs can connect people from across the globe … Continue reading

Truffly cauliflower mac and cheese
Feeding guests / Pasta & risotto / Pip's savoury corner / Salads & sides / Vegetarian

Truffly cauliflower mac and cheese

Q: What’s better than cauliflower cheese, mac’n’cheese and pretty much most other things? A: Cauliflower mac and cheese rolled into one, topped with crunchy breadcrumbs and drizzled with truffle oil.  IT’S MAC’N’CHEESE ON STEROIDS. Yes, there is one of your 5-a-day snuck in here but I’m not going to lie to you lovely people – … Continue reading