Gwyneth’s Carrot & Ginger Dressing

"I'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a can" - Gwyneth Paltrow (2011) It occurred to me today, while queuing in the Post Office for the fourth time, that I wouldn't have the first clue where to buy crack or cheese in a can. Is this what it means to be truly middle class? Seriously, what even is cheese in a can? Is it an American thing? If we are talking about this ...

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Ottolenghi Red Rice & Quinoa Salad

"Eat a cow. Save a Bolivian" - Greg Pollowitz (2013) I am not really a huge fan of quinoa. It isn't that I particularly dislike eating it. It's mainly because of the stupid pronunciation of its name and the fact that I am rather childish about these things and tend to take against things that EVERYBODY else thinks are amazing. It's a supergrain! It's going to make you live longer and look better and ...

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Garlic Prawns & Californian Chopped Salad

  "Lettuce is like conversation: it must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it." - Charles Dudley Warner (1871) I spend a fair amount of time, particularly during the British winter, daydreaming about how my life would be if I lived in California. Conclusion? It'd be 52 kinds of awesome. I'd go everywhere in my gym kit, carrying my eco-friendly glass water bottle and a ...

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Bream No.2 – The One Without the Eyes

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully" - George W. Bush (2000) I had intended to put both bream suggestions in my first post today - a sort of "Bream Two Ways" as it were  - but that got rather long. So here is Bream 2.0 - this time using just the fillets - the easiest and quickest thing in the world to cook and two great vegetable ideas ...

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