Jan Keeys

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Chocolate and fig steamed pudding with chocolate sauce recipe

A wonderfully decadent chocolate pudding made with cardamom, orange and boozy figs, with an unmissable chocolate sauce<p>Cardamom is brilliant with chocolate and figs, and with orange (also in this pudding). This recipe for chocolate sauce is a keeper, and can be used for other puddings and for ice …

Dessert

Stephen Harris: how to make soup like a restaurant chef

Soup is one of the simplest foods – which sadly means it is often the dumping ground for sub-standard ingredients.<p>I briefly worked in a pub which served the most outrageous example of the waste-not-want-not school of cookery.<p>On Sundays it had a carvery which was incredibly popular with the locals …

Mothering Ourselves {aka radical self love}

<i>Sofia Rose Smith in Death Valley, photo by Sammy Lyon</i><p>Years ago, I had heard Alexis Pauline Gumbs {who is brilliant} talk about the practice of "mothering ourselves." Now and again {and especially around Mother's Day} this phrase pops into my head. <b>What does it mean to mother ourselves?</b><p>Today as I …

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The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

“Live in the moment,” “one moment at a time,” “just breathe,” “look within,” “be in the here-and-now,” “face your problems head-on.” Who’s not …

The only 10 curry recipes you'll ever need

<b>National Curry Week</b> begins today with events taking place across the country to celebrate one of <b>Britain's most popular dishes</b>.<p>In order to inspire us, the chef and food writer <b></b><b>Maunika Gowardhan</b> has shared her top 10 recipes for the perfect Indian feast. She has included classics such as Tandoori and …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

A new variation on a spaghetti and meatball theme<p>Slit about 600g of butcher’s sausages – something herby – along their length, then peel the skin from the meat. Put the meat in a mixing bowl and add 2 level tsp of dried chilli flakes, and 2 heaped tbsp of chopped fresh dill. Mix the meat and …

Recipes

Start Making Your Own Stock and Quit the Boxed Stuff for Good

The world finally figured out that broth—brodo, stock bouillon, whatever you call it—is more than just the base of a great soup: It's nourishing, restorative, and, above all, drinkably delicious.<p>It really is liquid gold. If you have good stock, you can transform almost any dish—from braises to …

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Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Mindfulness can help teachers reduce stress and boost confidence. Clinical psychologist Erin Olivo shares her handy guide for getting started<p>Teaching can be hard, and reports tell us those in the profession feel under increasing pressure. A BBC investigation earlier this year found that …

Mindfulness

5 Unusual Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>The way you spend your first hour of waking up will make or break the rest of your day. If you find yourself shuffling about in the morning, …

This moreish Indian snack is packed with spice, but should the pastry be chewy and robust or crisp and flaky? And which folding technique is best?<p>Samosas have been the victims of a grave injustice. Those deflated triangles of cardboard pastry sold in supermarket Indian snack selections bear as much …

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Daily Meditation: Deep Sleep

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a prayer by 19th century Baptist minister and theologian Walter …

With tributes still coming in for the late neurologist and author, some of his last journalistic work is being published<p>One of the final articles by the late Oliver Sacks, the acclaimed neurologist and author of Awakenings who died on 30 August, has just been published.<p>Sacks, who revealed he had …

Literature

Photograph: Yuki Sugiura/Guardian<p>Cumin, chilli and coriander-spiked beef with beets and buttermilk dressing.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/27/1440669916793/62b978bf-0b6d-4613-9800-5c0f8ad28c77-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Yuki Sugiura/Guardian<p>Cumin, chilli and …

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Shakshuka

Cropping up a lot on café brunch menus in the last year or two, this Middle Eastern egg dish is equally worthy of a place in your kitchen on a weekday evening. The eggs are gently poached in a rich and smoky tomato sauce with plenty of herbs and spices.<p>It’s a perfect sharing dish. Serve it at the …

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Galaxy Note 4 vs iPhone 6 Plus

Photograph: Lepetitoeuf/Lepetitoeuf/GuardianWitness<p>Lepetitoeuf’s mini cherry clafoutis are loaded with juicy summer fruit.<p>276<p>image/png<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/16/1437059486346/29fcfe0c-fb00-4b94-a710-76324d768332-460x276.png<p>460<p>Photograph: …

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Daag: the ultimate curry base

<b>SERVES</b><p>Enough for a daag curry for four<p><b>TOTAL TIME</b><p>1 hour 15 minutes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>5 cloves garlic<br>• 5cm/2in fresh ginger root, peeled<br>• 4 tbsp oil<br>• 500g/ 1lb 2oz onions - thinly sliced into crescents or finely chopped<br>• 1/2 tsp (or more) mild Kashmiri chilli powder, or paprika to taste<br>• Pinch of turmeric<br>• 3 tomatoes, …

Daag curry base: the most useful curry recipe you'll ever read

Simple curry base daag is one of Britain’s most-searched-for recipes according to Google - make a big batch to freeze and use later for a huge array of dishes<p>Just reading an <b>Indian cookery book</b> makes me want to go and have a lie-down. The yard-long list of ingredients, most of which need a special …

The Perfect Omelet Is All About Technique. Just Ask Ludo Lefebvre

Ludo Lefebvre is an omelet master. Learn his technique.<p></head><i>This is Cook Like a Pro, in which experts share tips, tricks, and techniques that elevate a good dish to an unforgettable one.</i><p>The Pro > Ludo Lefebvre<p>Chef / Petit Trois / Los Angeles<p>When America's most radical French chef opened his dream …

Breakfast

Stay slim FOR EVER with the mindfulness diet: It's the proven way to train your brain to resist cravings and unhealthy food, and its blissfully easy to follow

Stay slim FOREVER with the mindfulness diet: It's the proven way to train your brain to resist cravings and unhealthy food, and it's blissfully easy …

15 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”<br>–Peace is Every Step<p>“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply …

Our 28 Best Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate corned beef, cabbage, and a good, hearty stout. This collection of our favorite Irish recipes makes us wish it was St. Patrick's Day all year long.<p>While we don't need a <i>reason</i> to pile our plates with buttery potatoes, sautéed cabbage, and soda bread, St. …

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5 Steps To Free Your Mind Of Toxic Emotions

I've been meditating for many years, but there are still days when I feel like it's something I just need to check off my to-do list.<p>There's a voice …

The Present Moment: 10 Ways To Be Happy Right Now

I am reading a fascinating novel right now about a women who has lost her long-term memory.She wakes up every day next to her husband — a man she …

Beef and Guinness pies with chocolate recipe

These delicious beef and Guinnes pies are perfect for a St Patrick's celebration, or any night you are craving comfort food<p>You might not expect to find chocolate in  a savoury pie, but this is a match made in pie heaven! The chocolate gives a silky smooth texture and deep richness to this sublime …