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Peach, kiwi & coconut water hydration smoothie
Breakfast & brunch / Dairy-free / Drinks / Gluten-free / Vegan / Vegetarian

Peach, kiwi & coconut water hydration smoothie

To say coconut water is having a bit of a moment is an understatement. Rihanna, in her retro pineapple bikini, is splashed across every other billboard as the fun and flirty face of Vita Coco, and it is being relentlessly branded as the health drink du jour. Even our work canteen has now started stocking … Continue reading

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

Feta, watermelon & mint salad
Gluten-free / Midweek suppers / Pip's savoury corner / Salads & sides / Vegetarian

Feta, watermelon & mint salad

    It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend so everybody should immediately: 1) fill their fridge with mildly alcoholic beverages; 2) invite themselves to a BBQ; and 3) go and buy a watermelon. And if you do all these things, you might just be that awesome person who brought chilled beers and a … 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

Beginners’ green juice
Breakfast & brunch / Dairy-free / Drinks / Gluten-free / Vegan / Vegetarian

Beginners’ green juice

I bought a juicer. I know it’s faddy and I feel like a wannabe-celeb-detox-hipster but I’ve struggled with health problems for almost two years and it’s time I took matters into my own hands! I’ve heard and read countless glowing reviews of juicing and, given that conventional medicine has only got me back to about … Continue reading

Spanish supper: Salmorejo (chilled tomato soup) with crispy jamón serrano
Feeding guests / Pip's savoury corner / Snacks, nibbles & dips / Soups / Vegan / Vegetarian

Spanish supper: Salmorejo (chilled tomato soup) with crispy jamón serrano

As I passed my local (and ridiculously awesome) greengrocer the other day, a bunch of juicy tomatoes started winking at me. We understood each other instantly and so I made this soup for the Spain v Holland World Cup match. It didn’t seem to help Spain very much but we had a jolly good time anyway. Salmorejo is … 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