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‘One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.’ – Virginia woolf. As someone who has spent her whole life around food I couldn’t agree more. Food and eating together is wonderful. A kitchen table exploding with laughter and stories really is the best tonic. When I was running kitchens we always had team lunches where we could sit, chat and relax. Even now I love having a kitchen table full.

I also believe that food has the ability to break down boundaries and challenge perceptions. Clink has trained prisoners to cook and serve in restaurants based in prisons- the Cardiff one now has a Michelin star. A second chance is sometimes all that’s needed. As a self-confessed greedy person (who always needs to lose a stone) I love food and I always will do.

Onions and Mushrooms a la Grecque
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Onions and Mushrooms a la Grecque

Onions and mushrooms a la Grecque    A la Grecgue isn’t Greek at all but denotes stewing  in a spicy, herby  French dressing. Almost any veg is good served a...

Bliss on Toast
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Bliss on Toast

I am really excited with the front cover of  my latest cook cook ‘Bliss on Toast’ . Writing, testing and – most of all – consuming these Bliss on Toasts...

Roasted Tomato Soup – store cupboard version
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Roasted Tomato Soup – store cupboard version

Roasted Tomato Soup Peta Leith my talented niece,has adapted the roasted tomato soup (from our book The Vegetarian Kitchen) to use tinned tomatoes instead of fresh, in case that’s all...

Orange, Rhubarb and Pomegranate cake- Gluten Free
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Orange, Rhubarb and Pomegranate cake- Gluten Free

Since this orange, rhubarb and pomegranate cake takes a couple of hours and a lot of ingredients, I reckon it’s best for a special occasion for a lot of people...

Butternut squash tatin with harissa butter
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Butternut squash tatin with harissa butter

 My squash tatin is a delicious twist on the usual sweet one.  A tasty vegetarian, lunch time or supper dish that is a little bit sweet but spicy too....

Paneer Curry
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Paneer Curry

  This tasty Paneer curry has been taken out of The Vegetarian Kitchen cook book that I co-wrote with my talented veggie niece Peta Leith. For years I had been...