Gigantes – sweet/sour Greek baked beans

You will see big, flat tins of this in almost every Turkish or Mediterranean food shop. Those are perfectly good, but making it yourself allows the use of the good oil, more garlic, a little spice if you wish. You can make the dish wholly yours. I am aware that gigantes - dried white giant …

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Melitzanasalata and last minute mash.

You know that thing where you’re out shopping, and you get all excited and inspired by ingredients, buy them, bring them home, then…forget them? Well, I always do that with aubergines, and tinned beans. Beans are great, I eat them a lot, so long as I don’t put the tins away in the cupboard. *rolls …

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Bean cakes. Yes. Beans.

I have bought a lovely book by Tori Haschka. I bought it because I saw photos on her Instagram feed of Raspberry, White Bean and Rose Cake, and Chocolate, Black Bean, and Cherry Cake. I was hooked, there and then.CAKE. WITH BEANS. CAKE MADE OF BEANS.Of course I bought the book!Lowering your carb intake isn’t …

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Cattleman’s Smokehouse and Grill – Romford Marketplace

Yes. Romford. Not usually the place that you think of when you think of barbecue, but if this place keeps going, then I sincerely hope that will change. I haven’t been to Pitt Cue, it’s out of my ‘get there in a lunch break’ zone, as is Red Dog, and all the hipster-ish places that …

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