Alvin Lee

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Salted banana and almond butter caramel mousse

This naturally sweetened whipped banana mousse tastes sinfully good. You can freeze the mixture in ice cream moulds, for an equally delicious frozen treat.<p>SERVES<p>5-6<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the mousse</b><p>3 ripe bananas, peeled and roughly chopped<br>• 400ml coconut cream<br>• 2 tsp pure vanilla extract<br>• 125g almond butter<br>• 125ml …

12 Thanksgiving Sides to Make If You Only Have 20 Minutes

We get it: Between the turkey and the pies, Thanksgiving is as much a test in time management as it is a holiday. The good news, though, is not everything has to take hours to prep, cook, and serve if you don't want it to. If you know you're going to be crunched for time—or, like us, want a good …

Raw Vegan Matcha Nougat and Caramel Cheesecake

Let me first start by saying that this raw vegan cheescake is AMAAZZZING!<p>It's my first venture into making a raw cake - if you don't include my Protein Truffles or 5 Minute Healthy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipes - and I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with the result... 😎<p>Aside from …

Dessert

Squid meatballs with saffron and almond sauce

I took inspiration for this recipe from the traditional albóndigas that you’ll always see in tapas bars – but I have made squid the star here. The most important thing to remember when serving squid is to cook it either very quickly or very slowly, otherwise it becomes tough and …

Spanish toasts with requesón cheese, red peppers and thyme

Requesón is a type of simple curd cheese. It’s so versatile that I have it for breakfast, on toast with some honey. It will keep in the fridge for up to five days. As a bar snack or 'pintxo', it’s the perfect accompaniment to beer, but also use it in a salad or as a great garnish to go with grilled …

Spices

Cheers! 11 Boozy Desserts You Need To Make

From Baileys Cheesecake Brownies to Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding, these boozy desserts are guaranteed to be the life of the party. They won't make anyone tipsy, but they sure are fun.<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies (Baileys Irish Cream)</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, these brownies with …

Dessert

Overnight cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting

If you're in a hurry, you can skip the overnight chilling step. This just brings out a yeastier flavour in the bun which I prefer. Instead, just proof the raw buns in a warm place for two hours and then bake.<p><b>MAKES</b><p>8 large buns<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup (150g) warm water<br>• 2 1/4 tsp (8g) active dry yeast<br>• 1/2 cup …

Pear and almond tart

SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the pastry</b><p>100g butter, cold<br>• 90g icing sugar<br>• 200g soft plain flour<br>• 75ml double cream<p><b>For the pears</b><p>500ml water<br>• 500g sugar<br>• 1 star anise<br>• 1 cinnamon stick<br>• Pinch of chilli flakes<br>• 1 vanilla pod, sliced in half<br>• 4 pears, peeled but left whole<p><b>For the almond paste</b><p>125g butter, softened<br>• 125g …

Honest wine labels tell you which wines 'go well with revenge'

Need to know which wine pairs nicely with signing your divorce papers, or will please your pet goat?<p>Unless you happen to be a wine expert, picking a bottle to drink with dinner is never easy. The groaning shelves of different wines easily overwhelm us, and even the offers aren't particularly …

Lemonade Calamari

Step 1<p>Preheat Fryer<p>Preheat fryer to 180°C.<p>Step 2<p>Make Lemon Mayonnaise<p>Zest the lemon and stir into the mayonnaise with plenty of black pepper.<p>Step …

Lemonade

Cream scone recipe

Inspired by the scones served at The Model Bakery in Napa Valley, these wonderfully rich treats are made with lashings of double cream<p><b>The Model Bakery</b>is in the Napa Valley (this recipe is a version of the one in <b>their book</b>) and they serve, hands down, my favourite scone ever. They refer to them as …

A Cheaper Way to Make Pesto & 8 Weeknight Meals to Use It In

I’m obsessed with pesto. I make countless variations using different herbs, nuts, and seeds.<p>This version, from my recipe for portobello sliders in <i>The Love and Lemons Cookbook</i>, uses pepitas because, <b>compared to pine nuts and walnuts, they’re cheap!</b> They have a wonderful nutty flavor and bring a …

Matcha Custard Pie (!) & 20 Other Recipes For Pi Day

Pi is the ratio between a circle's diameter and its circumference. While we commonly think of it as 3.14, it's actual value is so irrational and transcendental that it would carry on indefinitely past its decimal point forever. <i>Pie,</i> on the other hand, is a sometimes circular, delicious pastry that …

Chickens, It's Your Time to Brine

That Thanksgiving turkey isn't the only bird that you can brine. Here's why you should be brining chicken—all year 'round.<p>We all know how much better a turkey tastes if you brine it before roasting it. But we're about to take things a step further: You should also be brining your chickens—and not …

Cooking

32 Sweet and Savory Ways to Cook With Coconut Oil

These coconut oil recipes range from savory to sweet—and are proof it's maybe even better than butter.<p>Love coconut oil? You're in luck: These recipes all feature the heart-healthy ingredient.

Coconut

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

E.coli

Want to look younger? This is the food you should eat

We all know that eating healthily can have major benefits, but Elizabeth Peyton-Jones's new book Cook Yourself Young claims that changing what you eat could even help slow down the signs of ageing<p>When first confronted with <b>Elizabeth Peyton-Jones,</b> your initial feeling might be guilt followed by a …

Weight Loss

The Best Thing You're Not Doing to Your Morning Eggs

Your eggs are about to get a major upgrade.<p>We've fried, scrambled, poached, baked, and boiled our way through dozens of eggs. ("Put an egg on it" is our unofficial motto around here.) But never before had we brûléed our eggs—until now. And it's kind of blowing our minds.<p><b>Alvin Cailan</b> of Eggslut in …

Breakfast

How to Make Your Best-Ever Smoothie

The best morning smoothie is one that takes almost no time at all to put together. Here's how it's done, from flavors and textures to ways to avoid breaking your blender.<p>There's always time to have breakfast in the morning if that breakfast is a smoothie. In no more than five to ten minutes, a …

Breakfast

How to Make a Perfect Frittata: Rules to Follow and Mistakes to Avoid

A custardy, perfectly-cooked frittata is easier to cook than you think—just don't make these mistakes.<p>A well-made frittata is one of the world's most perfect foods. It's cheap, quick-cooking, and an efficient vehicle for leftovers—not to mention equally delicious at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. …

Breakfast

9 Awesome Frittata Ideas to Make for Breakfast (or Right Now!)

Frittatas are so easy and healthy, why wouldn't you make one for a weekday breakfast?<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a</i> …

Breakfast

97 Brunch Recipes to Make This Weekend

At-home brunch means no waiting in line, plus: eating in pajamas! These leisurely homemade brunch ideas will help you do it up in style.<p><b>An at-home brunch means no waiting in line</b>, as many mimosas as your heart desires, and, best of all, eating in your pajamas. These recipes will help you tackle a …

Cooking

15 Umami-Packed Seaweed Recipes, Because the Leafy Greens of the Sea Deserve Love, Too

Because the vegetables of the sea deserve some love, too.<p><b>Wakame, arame, kelp, hijiki</b>—we'll never turn down a chance to get our fill of the <i>other</i> leafy greens. These 15 awesome seaweed recipes are about to bring some serious umami into your cooking repertoire.

Seafood

Smashed Potato Salad

8 Servings<p>This recipe was created by reader Kim Smithers in our Chef Watson potato salad challenge.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds baby red potatoes<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>4 tablespoons canola oil<p>1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger<p>½ cup buttermilk<p>¼ cup mayonnaise<p>1½ teaspoons dark brown sugar<p>2 …

Potatoes

Norwegian Waffles

4 Servings<p>These waffles will be much thicker if you’re using a standard waffle maker, and will only yield six squares (1 1/2 whole waffles). In either case, cook them well-done so you get crisp edges.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1/2 tsp kosher salt<p>3 …

Breakfast

Julia Child's Simple Trick for Perfect Poached Eggs

We have a trick from Julia Child that will completely change the way you poach eggs. And by "change," I mean be prepared to make flawless poached …

Breakfast

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Vietnamese prawn and herb summer rolls recipe

An easy-to-follow method for healthy and refreshing summer rolls, filled with crunchy lettuce, prawns and beansprouts<p>Banh trang, sheets of rice wafers, always look so spectacular that you would think that they are difficult to work with. Nothing is further from the truth. They only need moistening …

Vietnam

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast