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Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

“Pumpkin pie spice? What’s that?” this London Chicks said as I flicked through recipes seeing it crop up again and again. Is this some new fandangled spice? NO. No it is not. It is basically several of our favourite autumnal spices that someone has cleverly re marketed as pumpkin pie…

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Anari dessert • Anarocrema

Anari dessert • Anarocrema I remember, when I was a little girl, my grandmother would make anarocrema whilst the anari cheese was so so fresh it was still warm, literally straight from one of her beloved sheep. Rosewater captures the very essence of Greece,and of course, I only use rosewater…

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HALLOWEEN MARBLE LOAF

HALLOWEEN MARBLE LOAF Ingredients for Halloween Marble Loaf   270g plain flour 30g cocoa 2 tsp baking powder 200g unsalted butter (room tempreature) 160g caster sugar 45g honey (plus a tbsp for drizzling) 3 medium eggs 100ml whole milk 2 tsp vanilla extract orange & black food colouring (a few…

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Apple & Almond Quinoa Porridge

These Apple and Almond Quinoa Porridge pots were born out of boredom. I LOVE oats, porridge and cereal, but wanted to switch breakfast up a bit. I didn’t want to break too much from the norm, just a slight variation and quinoa seemed to fit! Quinoa is pretty spesh –…

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Gluten Free Raspberry and Walnut Cake

Gluten Free Raspberry & Walnut Cake Ingredients 120g gluten free flour  80g gluten free oats (or gf oat flour)  1 tsp gluten free baking powder  180g unsalted butter (room temperature)  190g caster sugar  2 medium eggs (at room temperature)  1 tsp vanilla essence  90ml whole milk  200g fresh raspberries 75g…

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Grilled lemon chicken • Lemoni kotopoulo sti skatha

Grilled lemon chicken • Lemoni kotopoulo sti skatha You can use your favourite chicken joint for this but I think the thighs are succulent, juicier. Forget my pride, I often cook this just outside my back door using one of those disposable barbecue trays you can buy from the supermarket,…

Flashback Friday – Protein Waffle Batons

Now I know not many people have one but we have found it an incredibly valuable investment. Especially when cutting down for a bikini season or getting ready to squeeze back into the little black dress for party season. Whenever its visual over edible everyone always feels deprived and of…

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Fish Plaki • Psari Plaki

Fish Plaki • Psari Plaki By now surely you will have found a good fishmonger! The systematic speed at our fish counters is amazing…the fish is always shopped for as caught, smelling of the sea, never prepared…but I still like to go to my independent fishmonger in Larnaca both for…

Vegan Choco krispies

Usually my baking creations are invented because of an impending event or request, but these Vegan Choco Krispies were born out of lust. A purely selfish bake – I wanted chocolate, I wanted coconut oil, I wanted something crunchy but fudgey and I didn’t want to feel too bad about…

Dairy Free Tropical Fruit Loaf

Dairy Free Tropical Fruit Loaf by BakingBright Myself and my other half have given up a few indulgent treats for Lent, so I wanted to make something that will satisfy our sweet tooth, but, also something that we would actually look forward to eating too! I asked him what sort…

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Slow cooked lamb with orzo pasta • Youvesti

Slow cooked lamb with orzo pasta • Youvesti This is a wonderful one pot dish perfect for large gatherings or the whole family, real comfort food…great for fussy eaters. My family daren’t even try fussing as they will have the wrath of their nurturing grandmother.I like to serve Youvesti with…

Pistachio Power Balls

Pistachio Power Balls by BakingBright I love snacking. One of my fellow cast members on the tour I am on calls me a little rabbit – always in the corner munching on something (leave your dirty jokes at the door please…!). ‘Healthy’ snacking can be challenging sometimes, so here is…

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Simple Dinner Suggestion • Eat yourself to a healthy heart

Simple Dinner Suggestion – Eat yourself to a healthy heart.   Simple Roasted Tomato Soup Packed with lycopene for a healthy heart. Equipment Needed Knife Chopping board Roasting tin Oven Stick blender Saucepan Sieve Serves 4 Ingredients: 500g of Tomatoes – quartered 1large red onion – quartered 2 cloves of…

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Cypriot meatballs • Kefthedes

Cypriot meatballs • Kefthedes Traditionally these meatballs are Greek. I can still sense my mother’s frustration as she stood frying a colossal batch of kefthedes for dinner, only for them to be gorged as soon as they came out of the frying pan, rightly so burning our fingers and tongues…

Double Chocolate Protein Cookies

Double Chocolate Protein Cookies by BakingBright Double Chocolate PROTEIN cookies??? Why the extra protein I hear you ask? I’ve decided to venture out of my comfort zone at the gym – which would have usually consisted of a lot of running – and I have started to lift some weights….

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…

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…