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Cauliflower and Chickpea Fritters

Happy New Year!!! I hope you enjoyed the holiday period, spending time with your family and are excited about the year ahead. Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? This year rather than set resolutions I’ve started the New Year with a spring clean getting rid of the old and making room for new things […]

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Ma Evans’ Nut Roast

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat! Have you started your countdown to Christmas? Do you have any family traditions? I grew up in England to a Brazilian father and Chilean mother so our Christmases tended to be eclectic. Once I become an adult and certainly after I moved to Spain, I started to […]

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Easy Speedy Spinach and Bean Pasta

First of all some big news, I’m pregnant with my first child! As you can imagine I’m beyond happy, excited and grateful. It hasn’t been an easy journey to get here; I’ll share my story with you one day once my baby girl is delivered safe and sound in late March. Here’s a pic taken […]

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Easy Speedy Cauliflower and Bean Soup

This easy speedy recipe takes just 5 minutes to prep, you leave it to cook for 15 minutes, blend and then enjoy with a slice of crusty bread. What could be easier and more comforting on a cold day? I love cooking with beans as they are a fantastic low fat, high protein food. Their […]

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Quick And Easy Meal When There’s Nothing In The Kitchen

Do you ever have days when there is “nothing to eat in the house”? I often used to but I’ve learned to shop strategically and stock my cupboards and fridge so that even when I haven’t been food shopping for a long time I can make not only a healthy and satisfying meal, but one […]

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Leek and Potato Soup

It’s raining today in Barcelona and I have to confess that it makes me very happy in my snug cosy little office. This rain not only tops up the low water reservoirs and waters my plants; the cooler weather is perfect for make warming soups. Which brings me on to this week’s video. Creamy Leek […]

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Victoria Sponge Cake and the 80/20 Rule

Confession time: this is not a healthy dessert. It falls in the small bracket of the 80/20 Rule of Healthy Moderation Under this simple guideline, you eat healthy 80 percent of the time. This allows you to indulge in less healthy foods 20 percent of the time. The reasoning is that if you are eating […]

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Baluard: Artisan Bakery and Easy Bread Recipe

I never normally make bread at home because I think it’s going to be too difficult and time consuming. So I was  delighted to attend a bread making master class run by what I consider to be the best bakery in Barcelona, Baluard, organised by the Barcelona Women’s Network. One of the reasons that I […]

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Hummus

Hummus is my party dip of choice, not only is it super tasty making it a real crowd pleaser, it can also be whipped up in less than 5 minutes, perfect for impromptu guests! Plus its high protein and fibre content make it really good for you which is a bonus. I’ve made this short […]

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Ratatouille

Food can evoke some of the sweetest memories, especially from one’s childhood. British foodie Nigel Slater based his autobiography Toast: The Story of A Boy’s Hunger on his childhood food memories. My favourite restaurant scene in a film is from Ratatouille where the stern food critic Anton Ego tastes our hero’s ratatouille and is instantly […]

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