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Sweet & spicy prawn tacos
Dairy-free / Fish & seafood / Gluten-free / Midweek suppers / Pip's savoury corner

Sweet & spicy prawn tacos

When we were in Portugal this summer, we spent most of our days lolling by the pool, punctuated by the occasional cooling dip, and our nights sampling the local wine and barbecuing copious amounts of meat (and the odd cheeky aubergine that I managed to sneak on when nobody was looking). As you may have … Continue reading

Coconut choc chip cookies
Breakfast & brunch / Cakes, cookies, puds etc. / Dairy-free / Gluten-free / Little blue's sweet treats / Vegetarian

Coconut choc chip cookies

Coconut-ty, chocolate-y and oat-y all at the same time, these beauties are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and bursting with shredded coconut and dark chocolate chips. Rather like a Bounty bar crossed with a macaroon in biscuit form! Perfect with your morning cuppa (they are breakfast compliant because of the oats, … Continue reading

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

Japanese supper: Miso soup with soba noodles, mushrooms & flash-fried beef
Dairy-free / Gluten-free / Meat / Midweek suppers / Pasta & risotto / Pip's savoury corner / Soups

Japanese supper: Miso soup with soba noodles, mushrooms & flash-fried beef

I fell in love with soba noodles on a trip to Japan last year. Until then, my Western experiences of ‘authentic’ Japanese cuisine had led me to believe that the Japanese subsisted on sushi alone, washed down with green tea by day and sake by night. I was obviously wrong (about the sushi anyway!). And everything … 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