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Chicks Chat Beauty with… Tonia Buxton

Tonia Buxton. Celebrity chef, Author, Presenter, TV personality and our fantastic food contributor. Tonia’s published books include Have a Baby and Look Better than Ever, Travels through my Greek Kitchen, My Cypriot Kitchen, Eat Greek for a Week, The Real Greek and her latest book The Secret of Spice. As…

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Tonia Buxton’s The Secret of Spice • Book Giveaway!

 The Secret of Spice by Tonia Buxton. Instagram Giveaway has now ended!  In The Secret of Spice Tonia reveals how to turn seemingly simple spices into delicious meals, beauty products and powerful potions that will help readers live longer and feel better – naturally. With over 50 delicious recipes inspired by…

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Tonia Buxton’s Bugger off Cold Virus Soup

With the festive period and mayhem over for another year. Some of you may be experiencing symptoms of a cold. Well, we have the perfect elixir to nip it in the bud! Tonia Buxton’s Bugger off Cold Virus soup. You can use up the vegetables in your fridge. It’s the…

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Tonia Buxton’s Cupboard Cookies!

Fancy a sweet treat but not too sweet but don’t really want to go shopping for ingredients? Well, do we have the perfect remedy for that, These cookies! Our regular contributor and culinary goddess chef Tonia Buxton shares her recipe for “cupboard cookies”. They are perfect with an afternoon cuppa…

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Tonia Buxton’s Giant Butter Bean Stew

As the days get colder and the nights come quicker, this is time of year we all appreciate some comfort food. What better than a one pot dish…and healthy too! Take a look at this fantastic step by step video tutorial of Tonia Buxton’s Giant Butter Bean Stew. Delicious and…

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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 of this chicken and leave it in the oven whilst I spend time with family, friends…and if the talking goes on for too long this dish…

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Tonia Buxton’s Hummus Recipe

  Many households buy Hummus…why buy it when you can make it! Who better to show us how, then our brilliant regular contributor Chef Tonia Buxton. This recipe is one you WILL keep going back too! Follow Tonia on Twitter Instagram Or visit her website: toniabuxton.co.uk Subscribe to her YouTube…

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Tonia Buxton’s Warm Tequila Toddy

Christmas is a time of year when we tend to entertain the most. ‘Tis the season to be merry! Our regular contributor Tonia Buxton shares her delicious recipe for a warm Tequila Cocktail! This cocktail recipe is perfect for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Any excuse for a cocktail…

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Tonia Buxton’s Mini Fig & Feta Tarts

Watch a fantastic tutorial for Tonia Buxton’s delicious Mini Fig and Feta Tarts! A perfect recipe for entertaining over the Christmas period. Quick and easy to make! Follow Tonia on Twitter Instagram Or visit her website: toniabuxton.co.uk Subscribe to her YouTube Channel: HERE

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Tonia Buxton • The Real Greek Cookbook

  The Real Greek Cookbook Eat• Healthy • Together Book Review The Real Greek the popular London Restaurant Group are finally sharing their trade mark dishes in this wonderful Cookbook. They reveal the recipes of some the dishes from their delicious menu!! Tonia Buxton the food writer, nutritionist, gourmet cook, presenter…

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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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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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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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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…

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Tonia Buxton – Eat Greek for a Week

Eat Greek for a Week Book by Tonia Buxton Fabulous food that will improve your health in seven days! As a society we are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition for a healthy, happy balanced life. Consuming the correct food has been linked to the prevention of life…

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Tonia Buxton • Garides me feta

Prawns with feta • Garides me feta Γαρίδες με φέτα I always get caught out with this recipe! No matter how much I make there is never enough, so light and yummy you just keep coming back for more. I serve it straight from the hot casserole dish to the…

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Tonia Buxton’s Sheftalia Recipe

Σεφταλιά Caul wrapped sausages • Sheftalia These are wonderful home made patties or sausages. Everyone makes them differently but I love mine with an overdose of parsley and onions. They are wrapped in panna or caul, the fine lining of the pig’s intestine marbled with fat,available at all good Greek…

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Tonia Buxton-Chicken & Lemon Rice Soup

Σούπα Αυγολέμονη Chicken & Lemon Rice Soup Avgolemeno This is our Greek version of Jewish penicillin…chicken soup! Mum would always make it for us if we were not feeling well. Even better, upon returning back to Cyprus after a long flight or tedious journey, one of my Aunts would step…

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Tonia Buxton – How To Make Koubes

Κούπες Cracked wheat and mince cigarillos • Koubes My mum is known for a lot of things but one thing for certain she is truly the ‘Koubes Queen’…there is not a soul alive who does not proclaim hers the best! As with all good things in life they take a…

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Tonia Buxton – How To Make Pavlova With Greek Delight

Λουκούμι Παύλοβα Pavlova with Greek Delight • Lokoumi Pavlova I love sweet Cypriot Lokoumi and fancied using some in a dessert so here is what I came up with…there was an element of surprise when I served it to my no-nonsense Aunts. Okay, so it is not traditional but is…

Happy New Year!

We just want to wish you a Happy New Year and we hope you are wishing the New Year in positively with plans for pursuing your dreams in 2019! If you are in need of some uplifting inspiration then check out articles from Karan Dennis who can help guide you…

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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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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…