Fresh Spinach Pancakes (no wheat flour)

1 bag fresh spinach, chopped finely1 medium egg3 level tbs gram flour2 level tbs flax seeds, finely ground1/2 tsp dried yeast60g warm water1/2 tsp salt Add the water and yeast to the gram flour and whisk to get all the lumps out. Let it stand for about 15 minutes. It won't floof up much, but …

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Dizi: Persian Lamb Stew, a variation

Since watching Nigel Slater’s Middle East, my poor brain's been utterly full of the foods cooked during the three episodes of that lovely programme. (Only 3. I WANT MORE!)To be honest, I think my grey matter has jumbled everything up rather, so the ingredients I bought last weekend became a dish 'inspired by' rather than …

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Red Cross Foodie Fest dinner

A while ago now, I saw an ad for the Red Cross Foodie Fest. You send them a text, they send you a spice pack, with recipes, place mats, and information. Win! (It’s finished now, but keep an eye out for future events.) Explore a world of flavour with our unique world food tasting experience …

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Chicken and Spinach with an egg and lemon sauce

There is a Greek soup called avgolemono. It is pure comfort food to any Greek, speaking to us of the days when we lived at home and Mum fed us soup when we weren’t well. Or when we had a broken heart. Or just because we loved it so. I remember being on holiday with …

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Turkish Spinach Cake

Yes. Spinach. Now, before you go “Ugh!” or roll your eyes, just remember back to when carrot cake was seen as something weird and possibly icky. Cakes made with vegetables are really not new, and they can be incredibly tasty. Chocolate and beetroot, parsnip and walnut, courgette bread, sweet potato brownies and, of course, the …

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