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Alfajiri Kitchen Chef Thomas shows us how to make Meat loaf and vegetable salad.

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How to make grilled fish

The best quinoa recipes

It's quick. And it's so healthy, scientists reckon a bowl every day could save your life. But most importantly, it's delicious in everything from a salad to pilaff<p>It's not a good idea to tell me I 'must try' something. I am fashion-averse. Sarah Lund had disappeared in a hail of gunfire (and her …

Modern Thanksgiving Menu

• Thanksgiving• <b><br>Modern Thanksgiving Menu</b><p>If traditional Thanksgiving dishes leave you lukewarm, it’s time to give the holiday meal a little flair. Pull out your sous vide circulator (and, yes, a waffle iron) for exciting new twists on all the classics.<p>Mains<p>Sous Vide Turkey With Crispy SkinSous vide is …

Grilled salmon with ginger

This simple, easy dish is a staple in the Detox Kitchen. It was created when I was cooking with our friend Archie, and we still argue over who came up with the recipe. It is the perfect heart-healthy dish as it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids and also offers anticoagulant properties from the ginger …

King prawn, noodle and lemongrass broth recipe

This Thai soup from The Detox Kitchen - bursting with selenium, tryptophan, and potassium - is ideal for cleansing your system<p>This version of the classic noodle soup uses Thai flavours – ginger, coriander and lemongrass – to create a really fresh, fragrant, cleansing broth. If you can’t find brown …

Recipes

5 Fall-Inspired Muffins To Bake This Weekend

Cool mornings call for warm muffins -- so light the oven and whip up a batch! From pumpkin to maple, these breakfast treats are all teeming with fall flavors.<p><b>1. Pumpkin Pecan Crunch Muffins</b><p>These tender pumpkin muffins with a crispy pecan streusel are a cherished family favorite. The recipe is based …

Muffins

A Loaf of Bread That Tastes Exactly like Stuffing (Really!)

Call it stuffing, call it dressing, call it whatever you want: It's utterly, addictively delicious. I consider stuffing the unsung hero of the Thanksgiving table. Give me the choice to eat only <i>one</i> dish (perish the thought!), and I'd choose stuffing, hands down. For starters, it's far and away the …

Recipes

How to make the ultimate roast potato

Forget the turkey and stuffing, the pigs in blankets and the cranberry sauce.<p>Isn't the best part of a Christmas lunch, in fact any roast, the humble potato, fluffy and piping on the inside and roasted to crunchy perfection on the outside?<p>Here's a fool-proof recipe for delicious, crunchy roast …

The Cheese Toastie that Took a Week to Make

Many of us need comfort after the events of the past week or, to be more accurate, the past year. Yes, the cheese toastie is a small thing but its …

Lamb chops with honey and walnut salsa verde

Not at all authentic, but there is an Italian sauce based on pounded nuts, honey, olive oil and stock. I combined this idea with a regular salsa verde. This is a lovely sauce – good with roast lamb as well, and grilled aubergines – which is hot, herbal and slightly sweet.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 fat …

Fancy a Harvey Weissbanger? How to make cocktails from beer

Most people don't associate beer with cocktails, but top mixologists are increasingly turning lager and ales into dazzling drinks<p>A sceptical attitude toward mixing other ingredients with beer goes back a long time. "There’s not much you can ‘do’ with beer, except indulge in the pleasant task of …

The Great British Bake Off: how to make a Victorian Charlotte Russe

Tonight we step back in time on the <b>Bake Off</b> as contestants try their hand at Victorian cooking: game pies, fruit cake and a show-stopping Charlotte Russe.<p>But what is a Charlotte Russe?<p>This classic Edwardian dessert is similar to a trifle and, likewise, there are many different variations. …

Danish sausage and potato casserole

This creamy casserole is a pinkish colour from the tomato and paprika. Bizarrely, it is named Svensk pølseret – 'Swedish sausage dish’ – although, as far as I know, it does not exist in Sweden. The sausage part does, however, resemble Swedish Falu-sausage stroganoff. It is claimed that Danish …

Chocolate blackout cake recipe

The ultimate chocoholic's dessert: a rich three-layer cake with chocolate-custard icing<p><b>SERVES</b><p>10-12<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the custard:</b><p>175g (6oz) granulated sugar<br>• 4½ tbsp cornflour<br>• 450ml (16fl oz) single cream<br>• 270ml (9¾fl oz) full-fat milk<br>• 150g (5½oz) dark chocolate (100 per cent cocoa), finely chopped<br>• 2 tsp …

Dessert

5 Quick Things to Check Off Your Thanksgiving Prep List Today

When your to-do list gets overwhelming (<i>figure out life; buy a car; move cities; change jobs</i>), you need a few things to swiftly cross off (<i>brush teeth, take a 10-minute walk, call a friend</i>).<p>In that spirit, here are <b>5 easy things you can do today—yes, today today—to clear a bit of Thanksgiving prep</b> …

Thanksgiving

Bottoms up! Seven whisky drinks for any season

Whether you’re in the mood for a warming hot toddy or a thirst-quenching Whisky Mac, these Glayva-inspired recipes are sure to impress your guests.<p>Glayva Hot Toddy<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1/2 oz Glayva<br>• 1/4 oz lemon juice<br>• 3/4 oz sugar syrup<br>• 1 slice lemon<br>• 1 clove<br>• 4 oz boiling water<p>METHOD<p>Combine the Glayva, lemon juice …

Japanese food with a Latin American accent

Nikkei is derived from the Japanese word nikkeijin, which refers to Japanese people who migrated overseas and their descendants – including me and my family. Nikkei cuisine, therefore, is the cooking of the Japanese diaspora.<p>Japanese migrants have found themselves in a variety of cultures and …

Yogurt with puffed quinoa and pomegranate

This is visually gorgeous and texturally interesting, with the smoothness of the yogurt punctuated with puffed quinoa and toasted sunflower seeds – a quick stunner at ease anchoring a brunch spread.<p>SERVES<p>1<p>INGREDIENTS<p>2 tbsp fresh pomegranate juice<br>• Drizzle of honey<br>• Dollop of Greek-style yogurt<br>• Handful …

Blueberry pie porridge

You can replace the amaranth with more oats, millet or quinoa flakes – remember that these will cook quicker.<p>SERVES<p>2<p>INGREDIENTS<p>2 handfuls amaranth<br>• 2 handfuls oats<br>• 500ml milk of your choice (I use coconut milk)<br>• 200g blueberries<br>• 1 tbsp maple syrup<br>• 1 tsp ground cinnamon<br>• Juice of ½ lemon<p>METHOD<p>Put the …

Japanese Eating Italian Food, Abruzzo in Japan

Japanese Eating Italian Food<p>Abruzzo in Japan, authentic Italy in the heart of Tokyo. We all know that Italy undoubtedly is on top of the list of most travelers' wishes and Italian cuisine is appreciated all over the world. The charm of Italy is timeless, but what do people actually know about the …

Italian Food

Gizzi Erskine’s carnitas with pineapple salsa and pickled onions

Slow-cooked pork, braised until the meat is spoonable and insanely delicious.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the carnitas</b><p>1kg boned-out pork shoulder, fat and skin on, cut into large chunks<br>• 3 tsp cooking oil<br>• 500ml fresh white chicken stock<br>• 1 bulb garlic, cut in half horizontally<br>• 2 bay leaves<br>• 2 strips orange rind<br>• 2 …

The best Christmas food gifts

Inspiration (both edible and aesthetic), for gifts to please even the fussiest of epicures. Stocking-filler treats and special serving platters make the list, as do kitchen gadgets small and large.<p>We also asked our favourite chefs and food writers for their personal Christmas wish lists (port and …

Roasted butternut squash and pine nut quinoa recipe

A naturally gluten-free meal of tender squash with quinoa, mixed with crunchy broccoli and nuts<p>SERVES<p>2<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 1 butternut squash<p>• olive oil, for drizzling<p>• mixed dried herbs (I like oregano, herbs de provence, thyme and rosemary)<p>• 1 tsp paprika<p>• 1 cup of quinoa<p>• 1 lime or lemon<p>• a large …

Small Group Thanksgiving Menu

• Thanksgiving• <b><br>Small Group Thanksgiving Menu</b><p>When you’re keeping things small and intimate, a traditional Thanksgiving spread can feel disproportionately expensive and exhausting. But that doesn’t limit your options to TV turkey dinners. Our favorite recipes for a scaled-back affair minimize effort …

Thanksgiving Classics: 12 Must-Make Recipes For Turkey Day

The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun! This year, don't stress out. Everything you need for the big feast is on this list. And all of these recipes have been tested and perfected, so you can rest easy that your Thanksgiving dinner will be a delicious success.<p><b>1. The Easiest Roast Turkey You'll</b> …

Recipes

No-bake vegan pesto tart

When I first came across 'raw food’ it freaked me out. Almost six years down the line and I’m forever experimenting with raw food in my own kitchen. This makes for a great dinner party starter dish or entrée for a fancy lunch.<p>SERVES<p>4-6<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the crust:</b><p>2 small carrots, finely grated<br>• 70g …

Chocolate and amaretto Baked Alaska

Former Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber shares his twist on the classic desert<p>The combination of chocolate and amaretto is one of my favourites, and used in a Baked Alaska it turns an old-fashioned dessert into something completely different.<p>Although there are a few more steps of …