Food

Changing the way we drink water! Acquablend

Acquablend: Changing the way we drink water When I think about changing the way we drink water, I immediately think of an inconvenient devise that should be added to a tap and therefor means it is home bound. When I was handed my first Acquablend bottle, I literally thought someone…

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Restaurant Review • L’Escargot

 Restaurant Review • L’escargot L’Escargot is the oldest French Restaurant in London situated on Greek Street in the heart of bustling Soho.  Founded in 1896 and originally called Le Bienvenue, the restaurant moved to Greek Street in 1927 and changed its name to L’Escargot. Now under Brian Clivaz ( formally…

Thieves’ Lamb • Kleftiko

Tonia Buxton’s Thieves’ Lamb • Kleftiko Recipe This dish gets its name from the ‘Klephtes’, notorious bandits lurking in the countryside. Not having their own flocks,they would steal lamb or goats, cooking the meat in a sealed pit to avoid the smoke being seen.I cook kleftiko sealed tight in the traditional…

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Tonia Buxton’s Hallumi bread rolls • Halloumoti

Hallumi bread rolls • Halloumoti Very similar to the olive bread but you also add some mechlebi,our sour cherry pips and mastiki powder. These ingredients are very Greek…you may have to come to Cyprus to buy them as there really is no substitute! Makes around 10 rolls 5 glasses (1…

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Vegan Cranberry & Pecan Upside Down Cakes

Ingredients for Vegan Cranberry & Pecan Upside Down Cakes 2 tbsp chia/flax seeds 6 tbsp water 150g fresh cranberries 55g golden syrup (+ extra for drizzling) 75g pecans 150g wholemeal flour 70g oats 1/2 tsp baking powder 140g caster sugar 40g sunflower oil (+ a little extra for greasing) 175ml…

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Tonia Buxton’s Seabream with capers • Tsipoura me kapari

Tonia Buxton’s Seabream with capers • Tsipoura me kapari Easy ideas worthy of whole fresh fish are sometimes hard to muster up. This is a fantastically simple way to cook the abundance of seabream we have in our sea…or any other catch of the day. Special enough for dining with…

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Immune boosting smoothie

Immune Boosting Smoothie If like me you are avoiding catching yet another of the bugs that are going around. This is the smoothie for you! It serves to get you back on your feet if you’ve suffered. Or, staving off the dreaded lurgy if a family member has it. Kale…

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Tonia Buxton’s Fig and walnut dessert • Siko kai karithi

Tonia Buxton’s Fig and walnut dessert • Siko kai karithi If you need a healthy kick-start to the day followed by slow releasing high energy fuel this makes an ideal breakfast topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon. Handy too as a grazing snack especially…

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Tonia Buxton • Cumin Potatoes

Tonia Buxton • Cumin Potatoes • Patades me Kimino My style of cooking just throwing everything into the pot and leaving it to get on with the job!  Good with grilled fish, kebabs or lamb.   Serves 4 as an accompaninent: 4 medium Cypriot potatoes, peeled and quartered 1 large…

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Wholemeal Kiwi & Pistachio Loaf – dairy free

Kiwis are a new obsession in my household, however, I seem to buy a batch, forget I’ve got them and then realise I have 6 to eat in a day before they go off. Hence my Wholemeal Kiwi & Pistachio Loaf. Now, a word of warning, these kiwi’s need to…

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Passionfruit Smoothie Recipe

So if you are anything like me, you see passion fruits in the supermarket and are like hmmm great idea but what the hell would I do with it. I love getting anything passion fruit whilst out, cocktails, desserts whatever, I can’t get enough, but at home I’m at a…

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Rhubarb and Strawberry Smoothie

Rhubarb and Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie   As Autumn creeps in at a steady pace. I wanted to take advantage of the last of some of the summer fruits available for this delicious Rhubarb and Strawberry Smoothie. Generally, this fruit, ( sometimes classified as a vegetable )is connected with deserts namely…

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Tonia Buxton Chicken with lemon and olives

Chicken with lemon and olives • Kotopoullo me elise kai lemoni Simply cooked, using the best ingredients…I like to make up a huge tray and leave it in the oven whilst I spend time with family, friends…and if the talking goes on for too long this dish will happily wait….

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Nutty Fridge Bars – gluten free, vegan

It’s just TOO hot to bake, but I want a nutritious and cooling snack. I got my thinking cap on and so here are my Nutty Fridge Bars – they live in the fridge to keep them fresh and cool and are sort of like a sticky version of a…

Back to School-make Mornflake Oats your family Breakfast

Back to School ~ Make Mornflake Oats Your Family Breakfast It is that time of the year again… Back to school!  Summer has drawn to a close and the days of endless fun and late nights are coming to a close.  Fellow mums, do I hear a sigh of relief?!…

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Pimm’s O’Clock Smoothie

Now I stumbled upon this delightfully fresh and tasty smoothie recipe when getting ready for a Family BBQ. I had just trained and so was about to make my post workout Smoothie when I was also handed the task of chopping up the fruit for the Pimm’s jugs.  So whilst…

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Mango, Berry & Mint Smoothie Recipe

Now my Smoothie recipes tend to be a little more slap dash. Or are they? I like to work in handfuls. As I have been learning from my nutrition coach Sean Lerwill a good judgement of the amount of carbs, fats and proteins needed for each meal can be visually…

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Tonia Buxton • Vanilla custard dessert • Charlotta

Vanilla custard dessert • Charlotta Many of my childhood memories are of the simplest pleasures in life…like this custard dessert made for us by my mum’s elder sister thia Frosa whenever we arrived back in Cyprus for the summer holidays. Peace and quiet reigned as I would spend an age…