Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sweet Potato Boats

After yesterday’s ‘grown-up’ dessert, here is a childish dinner. A lot of my experimenting involves trying to make food as vegetable based as possible while making sure it still passes the husband taste test. This is one of our favourites … Continue reading

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Poached Pears – How Grown-Up of Me

We had some dear friends over for dinner while dog sitting (looking after one of the dear labradors for whom this blog is named) and so feeling grown-up by parenting (a dog) in a house (not a unit) I thought … Continue reading

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Beetroot Soup

To end the wonderful week that was “Beetroot Week” I’m not posting a recipe but a link to a beautiful beetroot soup recipe on the Macheesmo site. Macheesmo’s Roasted Beet Soup Every one of Nick’s recipes has taken me by … Continue reading

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Beetroot, Pea and Feta Salad

This is one of my all-time favourite salads. The sweet earthy beetroot is balanced perfectly by the salty, peppery and tanginess of the other ingredients. So much of a good dish is getting this balance right. Asian cuisine is light-years … Continue reading

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Beetroot and Chocolate Mug Muffin: Sweet Murder in a Mug!

So how do you use up left over Easter Chocolate in a healthy way? You make a 5 minute mug muffin with vegetables in it! I know that sounds crazy, but stay with me because it’s really yummy. One of … Continue reading

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Beetroot and Feta Dip

The problem with most dips is that the more tasty they are the less healthy they are. So my desire to eat dip by the spoonful is inversely proportional to how much I should eat. But I have solved the … Continue reading

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Beetroot Week: Beetroot Leaves

Yay! Beetroot week is here! In the same vein as yesterday, often people discard the main ingredient of this dish. If only they knew what they were missing! Beetroot leaves are super tasty, not as mild as english spinach but … Continue reading

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