Leek, Potato and Caramelised Fennel Soup

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On a trip to the snow earlier this year we stopped in at a café for some lunch. Piper, my daughter ordered this soup and it has been a staple in our house ever since. She loved it so much she even requested it for her birthday dinner meal this year. Continue reading →

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Agadashi Dofu

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This Japanese dish of fried tofu served in a flavoursome broth is complemented by the punch of fresh ginger and clean crispness of daikon radish. It’s a lovely entree or accompaniment to an Asian-style meal or simply on its own with a bowl of hot rice. Continue reading →

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Celeriac and Apple Soup

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Creamy, sweet and light, this soup is so delightful it has become a regular in our weekly menus. The kids love it too so that’s always a bonus!

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Green Papaya Salad

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I recently had dinner with a friend and we had this Green Papaya Salad. It was so incredibly tasty with it’s fresh clean taste and punch of flavour. It has been a while since I have had a Green Papaya Salad and it has motivated me to make it more often. Continue reading →

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Rice Paper Rolls

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This is a wonderful fresh dish that is perfect for warm summer nights. The rolls can be assembled about an hour before serving but not much more than that – they are just so much nicer when fresh.

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Wonton Soup

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Because good vegetarian wontons are hard to find, I think it’s easier to make your own. These silky wontons are soft pillows floating in a rich broth.  Delicious.

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Napoli Sauce

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This is a basic recipe that lends itself to many variations (see below). You can make it lighter by adding more fresh tomatoes, or heavier and richer by adding more tomato paste and olive oil.

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Cold Silken Tofu with Soy and Ginger dressing

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This is a punchy and super-easy dish that is popular in Asia, particularly China and Korea. Served cold, it is a taste sensation when offered as an accompaniment to a hot dish. The great thing about it is that you can make the sauce in advance and then, just before you are ready to serve, whip the tofu out of the fridge, pour the sauce over and voilà!

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