Raf Choudhury

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A beginners guide to a full week of eating keto-friendly, planned out with recipes

If you're a newbie planning your weekly keto diet plan, make the meals as easy as possible. A keto breakfast, for example, can take advantage of many classic breakfast foods, including eggs, bacon, sausage, and ham. Eggs are real winners in the keto world. They're extremely versatile, easy to cook, …

Ketogenic Diet

The brands that made Bond

Cheap champagne and ill-fitting suits do not a superspy make. As such, when Ian Fleming created his most famous character, the suave and …

Men's Fashion

Job Interview Tips: 9 Ways to Wow Your Future Boss

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanSome people think they can show up to a job interview and just wing it. No thought to …

Tonkatsu Pork with Asian Slaw

It’s easier than you think to make tonkatsu (Japanese fried pork chops) and we’re guessing it’ll become your new go-to recipe. It elevates plain pork …

General Mills

Our Favourite Luxury Accommodation in Mauritius

Earlier this year, our blog had the awesome privilege of visiting the grand Indian ocean island of Mauritius. We’ve written about the best time to …

Mauritius

A look inside the top-rated luxury hotel in South Africa

Traveller magazine, Conde Nast Traveller has released its list of the top 50 hotels in the world, listing one South Africa hotel among the award …

Pear and chocolate mug crumble

SERVES<p>1<p>TOTAL TIME<p>5 minutes<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the fruit</b><p>2 pears, peeled, cored and diced<br>• 1 tbsp caster sugar<br>• knob of butter<br>• 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips<p><b>For the crumble</b><p>15g butter (1 slice 5mm thick)<br>• 1 tbsp soft brown sugar<br>• 3 heaped tbsp plain flour<br>• 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips<br>• pinch of salt<p>METHOD<p>In a mug, mix the …

Puff pastry red-wine-poached pear tartlets

These are really cute, and very autumnal. The pastry just puffs up round the shape of the pear. You can poach the pears in white wine or cider, or just sugar and water if you prefer.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>300ml water<br>• 300ml fruity red wine (merlot is good)<br>• 175g soft light-brown sugar<br>• 2 broad strips lemon …

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Magic intense chocolate cake

Use a 20cm square cake tin, silicone or greased with butter and lined with baking parchment.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 eggs, separated<br>• 80g caster sugar<br>• 70g brown sugar<br>• 1 tbsp water<br>• 125g butter<br>• 70g plain flour<br>• pinch of salt<br>• 40g unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• 500ml milk, at room temperature<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to …

Sichuan Soy And Chilli Roasted Aubergines | Waitrose

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

17 Delicious Eggplant Recipes That Everyone Will Love

Think eggplant has to be stringy, bitter, greasy, or bland? Chances are you've just never eaten it when it's cooked right. The pale meat of this botanical-fruit-turned-culinary-vegetable is certainly mild in flavor, and its spongy texture means it's prone to soaking up an excess of oil. But all it …

BBQ charred sweetcorn with smoked chilli butter

In this new video series, Rich Harris, chef and author of ‘Fire and Smoke’, shares eight of his favourite barbecue dishes, with smoky and succulent flavours to see you right through the summer.<p>In the video above, Rich shows you how to perfectly charred sweetcorn on the barbecue, accompanied by some …

8 No-Bake Dips Delicious Enough To Eat With A Spoon

These homemade dips taste so much better than anything you could buy at the grocery store. But the best part is that they're no-bake -- so you can be in and out of the kitchen in no time.<p><b>1. Hummus</b><p>Homemade hummus always trumps store bought. It's healthier, tastier, and -- bonus -- made from …

Hot Chocolate Fudge Pudding

Step 1<p>Mixing The Wet Ingredients<p>Whisk the melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla together.<p>Step 2<p>Mixing The Cake Batter<p>Place the flour, sugar and cocoa …

Dessert

Deliciously Ella's chocolate ganache cake

This may also be the simplest cake ever: just six ingredients whizzed together and then baked for 30 minutes.<p>MAKES<p>One cake<p>INGREDIENTS<p>For the cake<p>Coconut oil, for the tin<br>• 3 avocados<br>• 7 tbsp almond butter<br>• 8 tbsp raw cacao powder, plus more to dust (optional)<br>• 11 tbsp maple syrup<br>• 140g ground almonds<br>• 3 tbsp …

Traditional scone recipe - perfect for all the family

Scones can be sad. They promise so much and often deliver so little. And they do this when you really need them to be good. At weekends I often see lone dads – are they divorced, or have they just been given the kids for the day? – tackling scones in parks, zoos, cafés that will tolerate spillages …

13 Style Tips for Building a Perfect Wardrobe

Everything you need, nothing you don't.<p>242<p>SHARES<p>Every guy wants a versatile, easy, no-think wardrobe. The kind of closet that has everything you need …

Dairy-free chocolate avocado mousse recipe

This healthy dessert is simple to make - with only avocado, a vanilla pod, dates and cacao powder to blend together, you'll be scoffing in no time<p><b>MAKES</b><p>one bowl (about four servings)<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 avocado<br>• ½ cup raw cacao powder<br>• 4 dates, pitted<br>• ½ vanilla pod or ¼ tsp vanilla powder (optional)<p><b>METHOD</b><p>Place …

Spiced cod with sweet potato mash recipe

A quick marinade of yoghurt, ginger and spices is all you need to turn boring cod into a delicious dinner<p>Marinating the cod in lightly spiced yoghurt with ginger and lime tenderises the fish and makes for a meltingly tender result.<p>SERVES<p>2<p>INGREDIENTS<p>2 inch piece ginger<br>• Zest of 1 lime<br>• 1 tsp ground …

Tawny port: perfect with any pudding

Red port – the more usual type – is often poured to go with cheese, especially at Christmas, and its peppery, cherry-fruitcake flavour does go very well with hard, full-flavoured cheddar or a chunk of Parmesan. But tawny port, the aromatic, amber-hued, super-smooth sort, is the style to bring out …

Hazelnut ganache pastry tarts

SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the sweet pastry:</b><p>70g icing sugar<br>• 90g butter<br>• 1 egg<br>• 210g flour<p><b>For the hazelnut ganache:</b><p>175g dark chocolate (about 55 per cent cocoa), chopped<br>• 120g double cream<br>• 25g liquid glucose<br>• 50g hazelnut paste<br>• 20g butter<p>METHOD<p>Beat together the sugar and butter in a bowl. Mix in the egg, then the …

5 Common Mistakes When Roasting Huge Cuts of Meat

Don't be intimidated by big cuts of meat, like pork shoulder or crown roasts. Just avoid these common mistakes and learn to cook them to perfection.<p>When it comes to show-stopping centerpieces, nothing gets jaws on the floor quite like a massive hunk of roasted meat. However, cuts like pork …

41 Salmon Recipes for All Your Roasting, Grilling, and Pan-Searing Needs

Salmon just never seems to get old. Here are our best easy salmon recipes to make with our favorite weeknight dinner protein.<p>We love salmon for a million reasons, but #1 is definitely salmon's versatility. Whether grilled, roasted, pan-seared, or smoked, this weeknight dinner all-star never gets …

The Best Places to Spend Christmas

<b>Why Go:</b> The snowy city island of Trømso offers unparalleled views of the northern lights (look for them between 6 p.m. and midnight) and a chance to …

Fresh Ricotta

Makes about 1 cup<p>A bowl of pasta tossed with fresh ricotta, chopped walnuts, some olive oil, and a little fresh parsley is a beautiful thing. Just saying.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or distilled white …

ER 2173 - Round Brilliant Solitaire with Scallop Set Shoulders

This classic round brilliant solitaire in a four claw V-shaped collet has a modern twist with its scallop set diamond band. The V-shaped collet …

Six Claw Set Diamond with Channel Shoulders - ER 1499

This classic round cut diamond set into a six claw setting is teamed with contemporary channel set diamond shoulders. Channel set diamonds are held …

Classic Six Claw Solitaire Engagement Ring - ER 2146

This elegant round cut diamond solitaire in a six claw setting is a timeless classic. Six claws help to retain the round look of this cut while the …