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MTT: Leftover Veg Hash with Raita and an Egg

January 13, 2016
leftover veg hash

Winter is most definitely the season for leftover vegetables in this house. Summer is salads, winter is Tuppaware containers of cabbage, carrots and sprouts waiting in the fridge to be creatively used. But ‘leftover veg’ and ‘creatively used’ are two concepts that are usually mutually exclusive. I normally give up after vegetable soups and don’t even think about anything more adventurous. And so the veg festers in those Tuppaware containers, meeting a messy mouldy end in the bin. Food waste…

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MTT: Roast Aubergine and Courgette Salad With Pomegranate

May 9, 2014
Aubergine, courgette and pomegranate salad

Despite staying 80% faithful to my Paleo diet (I’m a big believer in the 80/20 rule) there are some exceptions I have come to accept. In my opinion the beauty of Paleo is that it can be what you make of it: I began with the very bare bones of the diet but have included a couple of food groups to fit my lifestyle. Dairy is one of these. It’s not something I eat to excess – a splash of…

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MTT: Spinach, Mushrooms and Egg

January 4, 2013
Mushrooms, Spinach and Egg on toast

  After my last Stuff On Toast post my mum sent me a text message saying “OMG Alice, I’ve been making scrambled eggs wrong for the last 40 years!” (though she probably didn’t say OMG as she is part of the generation that thinks LOL means Lots Of Love) So I have decided to dedicate this recipe to her, as she originally taught me about the brilliant combination of spinach, mushrooms and an egg. She uses those ingredients in a lovely…

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MTT: Perfect Scrambled Eggs

November 14, 2012
Scrambled Egg on Toast

When Hux was first born I used to cook quite a lot. Now, before you give birth, one of the bits of advice you always read is to make sure you have loads of prepared food in your freezer, ready to turn into easy and delicious meals. I did some of that but also managed to whip up some masterpieces for dinner, so much so I’d get people asking me open-mouthed, “how do you DO it all?”. I’d feel a…

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MTT: Goats Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart

March 29, 2012
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  One of the worst things about pregnancy is that looong list of things you can and can’t eat and the grey area that surrounds whether or not you can eat so many different types of food. For every happy barbecue eating preggo (me) there will be another espousing the dangers of eating meat cooked outside on a gas grill. Ditto shellfish, sushi, wine (a small amount obviously) and varying types of cheese. Where do you draw the line and…

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MTT: Mushroom, Pea and Tarragon Pot Pies

December 13, 2011
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We get together with some very lovely friends of ours every month or so to eat, drink and laugh. We became friends about the same time Will and I became a couple (so I guess about 8 years ago) and love them to pieces. There’s nothing better than our raucous night full of wine, food, conversation and Guitar Hero (apart from that time we drank the 1982 bottle of red that was older than me. That did not feel good…

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MTT: Three Ways with Feta

October 10, 2011
Watermelon, feta and courgette salad

Here’s the thing about this stage of pregnancy: I’m constantly nauseous, a feeling that goes away when I eat, but the thought of food makes me heave. This makes ingesting nutrition a little hard and I have found myself on more than one occasion scoffing some unoffensive HulaHoops which is the only thing that helps with the nausea. Generally I will get hungry at around 11pm but then only for something completely ridiculous (Hooter’s chicken wings, McDonald’s apple pie). I can’t win.…

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MTT: Super Easy Pea, Mint and Pancetta Soup

August 13, 2011
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Perfect Pea Soup I used to be lazy, in the days when I had more time than I knew what to do with it. My default modes were sleeping, eating or working. There wasn’t much in between. More recently I’m more tired or busy than lazy and would rather spend my free time moo-ing like a cow for Elfie (although I’m not into cows exclusively, I’m open to baa-ing and neigh-ing too) over cooking for a dinner party. But I…

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MTT: Thyme and Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms

July 26, 2011
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It’s a bit of an obvious statement, but once I discovered fresh herbs at the age of 22 or so (and I don’t just mean some limp Basil sandwiched between mozarella and tomato or chucked into spag bol) my cooking was revolutionised. Herbs bring the most wonderful flavours to the simplest dishes, raising them up a level from “mmm” to “OMMMMMMMMM”, and I was amazed it took me so long in my food journey to figure that out. I suppose…

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MTT: Panzanella

July 12, 2011
Panzanella recipe

There have been a couple of new additions to my Life List this week, one of them being ‘do a foodie tour across Italy’. As much as I wholeheartedly love Greek food, to me the Italians do it with more finesse, variation, and most importantly, wine. I’m going to start my Italian food journey by taking my dad on a birthday Italian cookery course soon (what? He couldn’t go alone!), and until then I have some Burrata (which I would…

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