Monthly Archives: January 2012

A week off

I love cooking but every now and then I want a break. Not from cooking per se but from the rush and stress of trying to fit it in around training and work. So this week I am having a … Continue reading

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Beetroot soup

Yesterday a work colleague kindly brought in some of his beetroot crop to share. I quickly grabbed a couple – I love fresh beetroot. It is such a great vegetable and so good for you. It’s a good source of … Continue reading

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Hearty muffins

I am still trying to find creative ways to use zucchini so I was delighted when Fit Food by Jess posted a muffin recipe on Facebook that included zucchini! Who doesn’t love muffins after all 🙂 Some of the never … Continue reading

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Chicken cacciatore

This chicken cacciatore was perfect for using up some of the many tomatoes that are finally ripening in our garden. It also featured a couple of my onions that I thinned. They should have been planted out into the garden … Continue reading

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Heirlooms

My heirloom seeds have arrived!!! I was browsing the Diggers Club website a few weeks ago and got very excited about all the unusual varieties of vegetables that are available. Many are much more nutritious than the common commercial varieties. … Continue reading

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Chocolate cravings

Although I try to eat relatively unprocessed foods most of the time every day now and then I NEED chocolate! You know what I mean right?! So last week when I was craving chocolate I held it in check for … Continue reading

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Asparagus and broad bean risotto with poached chicken

This was the first time I had ever poached chicken. I must say I was a little skeptical and so probably overcooked it a tiny bit. But the dish was still an absolute winner and a big hit with L … Continue reading

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