Category Archives: Healthy and Tasty

Guacamole!

I reckon I could eat this stuff by the bucket! Guacamole is one of my favourite foods (I know, I know, I say that a lot, but I have a big heart to love lots of foods!) This guac is … Continue reading

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Fresh Salsa: Pico De Gallo

Any quest for flavour is likely to dwell in Mexico for quite some time, exploring the chilli peaks and quesadilla plains. This week will be a journey through the components of homemade burritos where all the components are made as … Continue reading

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Hummus

Homemade hummus is so much tastier than store bought, plus it’s easy and cheaper, so you have no excuse not to make it! When you make hummus at home you can get it just how you like it: with chilli … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Ginger Compote

Some days I think I must actually be Malaysian or Korean because I love their food so much, and then some days I think I was born with Grandma taste as I love porridge and stewed fruit. Here is a … Continue reading

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Wholemeal Pita Bread

The smell of fresh bread is out of this world! Possibly the only thing that is better is eating it with good fresh tomatoes and hummus next to your favourite person. My new mantra is “it can’t be hard – … Continue reading

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Lamb and Quinoa Stew

This recipe is a special request from my dear friend Jen who has been so enthusiastic over the years about my cooking that it was a big encouragement to start the LAB kitchen. Jen has a bag of quinoa like … Continue reading

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Homemade Yoghurt: A Frugal LAB Recipe

I love culture: music, film, blue cheese, art, beer, literature, yoghurt. So why not try to develop some culture at home (it’s the closest I’ll get to getting K to contemporary dance?). No seriously, why make yoghurt at home? Isn’t … Continue reading

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Breakfast Banana Loaf

Lots of sweet recipes this week because the freezer door was ajar one morning and some ripe bananas and apple puree that were in the freezer defrosted themselves and then begged me to be baked into tasty treats. The obvious … Continue reading

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Healthy Chocolate Mousse

This is seriously healthy chocolate mousse with no nasty artificial sweetners just lots of natural, healthy ingredients. You could honestly eat it for breakfast, and indeed I have. 1 serve has only 152 calories, and the serve isn’t modest, but … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Blue Cheese Bake: Beautiful produce served simply

One of the best ways to cook is to take produce that is in season and prepare it simply. These days we expect to eat apples year round and then are surprised that kids don’t like fruit when you give … Continue reading

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