Author: xvavier

This cumin-spiced slaw is crunchy and sweet with shredded red cabbage, carrot and apple. This is a great recipe to have up your sleeve for when you have friends with dietary requirements over for dinner. This is delicious served with any grilled meats, seafood, chickpeas or beans of choice....

London’s foodie darling, Melissa Hemsley, talks food, kitchen waste and where to get properly ‘trashed’. What’s always in your fridge? Eggs, cabbage, butter, leftover cooked shredded chicken and bone broth that I make from the chicken carcass (if you don’t want to make your own, Borough Broth Co is absolutely delicious and makes home-cooked soups, stews, ragu and casseroles taste...

This is a quick 15 minute curry that is delicious and satisfying. You could also use frozen prawns, any firm fish (chopped into cubes) or seafood mix. If you can’t get every spice in the recipe, don’t worry, skip that ingredient, I promise it will still be delicious (in fact, sometimes I forget to add a spice myself!). Serve with...

This makes a great packed lunch, just take the dressing with you in a jar and toss at the last minute. If you can’t find smoked mackerel, any fish works well here, I also love hot smoked trout and salmon or swap in some cooked shredded chicken. I’ve used cooked beetroot here but you can easily buy raw and cook...

Smashing is a classic Chinese technique which breaks open the cucumber’s skin, helps release the seeds and splits the flesh into delicious chunks. This spicy sesame dressing is punchy and addictive, so watch out! Start this recipe ahead of time as the dressing needs time to marinate the cucumbers....

This creamy green feta dressing can be eaten even without any salad, it’s that good! I use raddichio as the base of this simple salad but use whatever greens you have on hand. The carrots add a sweet crunch and, if you’d like to bulk this up, add a handful of nuts or perhaps half an avocado, too....

Brimming with cherry tomatoes, olives and feta, this colourful Greek-inspired pasta is the perfect picnic dish and makes for a great packed lunch. There are so many alternative pastas these days and I just love this with buckwheat pasta. Serve chilled or at room temperature. It makes a terrific accompaniment for barbequed meats and kebabs....

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