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Bar Nuts

Introduction<p>You might think that nuts, untampered with, are perfect picking food as they are, and up to a point you'd be right. But try these, …

Nigel Slater’s salmon with French beans recipe

The recipe<p>Chop 20g of dill and 15g of parsley. Fold together 150ml of soured cream, the chopped herbs and a generous seasoning of salt and black pepper.<p>Break 375g of hot smoked salmon into large, generous flakes. Add them to the soured cream and fold them in very gently, then refrigerate.<p>Put a …

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Meera Sodha's vegan recipe for piccalilli spiced rice

Piccalilli is the most strange and wonderful of British condiments. Its mere neon-yellow presence evokes a world of tea cakes, tennis whites and summers spent pickling allotment vegetables to the sound of the cricket on the radio. But it is also a reassuring reminder of the love affair between …

Hetty McKinnon's sushi salad recipe

Brown rice bowls have become a midweek staple in our home. Extremely adaptable, they allow me to use up whatever vegetables are in my fridge and are a great way to enjoy leftover roasted vegetables.<p>I had originally named this dish “miso brown rice salad with avocado, edamame and seaweed”, but my …

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Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for black rice salad with greens and miso

In the 1990s, black rice, once rare and “forbidden” to all but the Chinese emperor, was cross-pollinated with a variety of Italian risotto to create a beautiful rice, called black venus, that is now widely available. At around the same time, a Japanese seed scientist crossed Chinese kale with …

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Thomasina Miers’ recipe for roasted aubergine and tomato salad with black beans

Have you noticed there’s a quiet vinegar revolution happening? Ever since we learned the importance of good gut bacteria, delicious, good-quality vinegars have started to reach a wider audience. I now know at least a dozen chefs, including myself, making their own at home with the dregs of wine …

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Henry Firth and Ian Theasby’s recipe for sticky shiitake mushrooms

This recipe is so simple and quick, but looks as though it has taken ages to make. The mushrooms are cooked in cornflour, giving a rich, meaty and chewy texture. The sweetness from the caramelised fresh ginger and garlic, paired with the acidity of the rice wine vinegar and soy sauce, complements …

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A classic mapo tofu and a shawarma with a twist: 20 best vegetarian and vegan recipes – part 2

Zijun Meng’s vegetarian mushroom rice bowl<p><b>Serves 2</b><b><br>For the garlic oil and crumb</b><b><br>vegetable oil</b> 300g (or any frying oil that you prefer)<b><br>garlic</b> 1 large head, peeled<b><br>sea salt</b><p><b>For the mushroom cooking liquid</b><b><br>garlic oil</b> 40g (see recipe above)<b><br>water</b> 80g<b><br>light soy sauce</b> 10ml<b><br>sherry vinegar</b> 10ml<b><br>dijon mustard</b></b> …

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Meera Sodha’s recipe for vegan clay pot noodles with smoked tofu

Many of us are hardwired to associate celebrations with omnivorous eating, whether that be a steak, a seafood platter or a cream cake. I only realised this recently, when a vegan friend asked me what to cook for a special occasion. For me, the answer is simple: a celebratory dish involves layers of …

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for caesar salad with grilled mackerel

It is little known that the caesar salad, that brasserie mainstay, is a wholeheartedly Mexican affair. It was invented by a chef called Caesar Cardini and, unlike most of Mexico’s culinary gems, it quickly became one of the country’s most famous exports – although apparently the original recipe …

Courgette fritters and summer squash recipes

Now is the courgette’s time to shine. Summer squashes, in colours from pale mint green to bumblebee yellow fill the greengrocers. It’s the moment to reach over your run-of-the-mill green courgette for the likes of scallop-edged patty pans, which I’ve been roasting whole with a hint of sweet and a …

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Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for jersey royal and green bean istoo

Black pepper, once a highly prized spice for which kingdoms fell and men died, originates in India’s Malabar coast, where it’s one of the main spices of the local cuisine. When used as more than just a seasoning, as in this <i>istoo</i> (a corruption of the word ‘stew’), pepper adds a gentle, rounded heat, …

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10 Cauliflower Bites We Can't Get Enough Of — Recipe Roundup

I think it's pretty clear that we're obsessed with cauliflower here at Kitchn. We've turned it into rice, mashed "potatoes," pizza crust, soup, mac …

Summer Buddha Bowls with Green Goddess Tahini Dressing

<i>Fresh and healthy Buddha bowls with brown rice, mixed greens, cherries, blackberries, peaches, black beans, pistachios, red onion, avocado, queso</i> …

Summer Glow Buddha Bowl + News!

If I could live off of one thing, I’m pretty sure it would be some kind of plant-based bowl. It’s hard to beat the combo of seasonal veggies, whole …

Nigel Slater’s courgettes and tagliatelle recipe

The recipe<p>Get a griddle pan or grill hot. Cut a couple of large courgettes into 1cm thick slices, then cook them until they have softened and darkened in patches.<p>While they are cooking, crush 2 or 3 fat, juicy cloves of garlic and put them in a large mixing bowl with the juice of 1 large lemon and …

The Savory Tomato Pound Cake You Never Knew You Needed

There are few good reasons to fire up one’s oven during the summer months, but one of the surest, for me, is cake with fruit in it—not fruitcake (the brick-like, spiced, Christmas kind), but just plain cake studded with hunks of juicy, fresh, seasonal fruit. Marian Burros’s legendary plum torte is …

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for lamb meatballs with jewelled couscous

Every once in a while I rediscover minced lamb. It’s a winner, with its rich flavour, low cost and enormous versatility, conjuring up long summer evenings with a full table. I like to fry it in butter and cinnamon as a topping for hummus, or with smoked paprika and toasted pine nuts to eat with …

Nigel Slater’s kohlrabi with tomatoes recipe

The recipe<p>Trim a large kohlrabi, removing any leaves, then slice very thinly. Warm a couple of tbsp of olive oil in a shallow pan, lower the slices of kohlrabi into the oil and cook over a low heat until soft. Try not to let the slices colour past the palest gold.<p>Transfer the kohlrabi to a warm …

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Josh Eggleton’s recipe for spaghetti with roasted garlic and anchovies

This recipe is easy to rustle up from the ingredients in your store cupboard and can work as a base to accommodate other seasonal veg and herbs you may have<p>This recipe is quick, simple and easy to rustle up with staple ingredients that you’d find in your cupboard. You can really make this dish your …

Nigel Slater’s easygoing ready-when-you-are salad recipes

The most useful of recipes are those that do not demand our punctuality at the table. They carry with them a sense of ease, allowing them to be eaten at our pace rather than theirs. So you can pounce on them the moment they are made (that spirit of urgency to tuck in), but they are also happy to …

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Cinnamon Buns

Ingredients<p>makes approx. 20 buns<p>For the dough<br>1 packet (50g) fresh yeast<br>1/2 litre milk<br>150 g butter<br>1/3 tsp salt<br>1 dl sugar<br>1 tbsp ground cardamom<br>1 small …

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Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for aubergine larb with sticky rice and shallot salad

There is something primally delicious about larb, a salad from Laos in which the dressing is king. It’s rare for a dish to tick all the flavour boxes, but larb is sweet, sour, salty, bitter and has bagfuls of umami. Here, aubergine, which is baked until the flesh is soft and creamy, sits alongside …

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Quick and Easy Refried Beans Recipe

"When you don't have all day to make refried beans and you can't stand the canned ones, these are easy and delicious."<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons canola …

Nigel Slater’s paneer, cashew and aubergine korma recipe

The recipe<p>Make a spice mix in a food processor blender by grinding the following ingredients to a paste: 2 cloves of garlic, a 20g piece of ginger, peeled, 2 tsp each of ground turmeric, garam masala, ground coriander, ground cumin and the black seeds from 6 green cardamom pods.<p>Add 1 tsp of ground …

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Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for instant custard creme brulee

It’s not uncommon for me to step out into the world dressed up like a tin of Bird’s custard powder, decked out in primary red, yellow and blue. Of all the icons I could copy, of all the causes I could espouse, I’ve forged myself in the image of Britain’s most beloved eggless cornflour custard mix. …

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Cook smart: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipe cheats

I used to cheat much less in the kitchen. As a young cook, full of ideas – and of myself – things had to be done ‘properly’, even at home: tins were a no-no and the freezer a no-go; fancy appliances were a last resort. Only pure, raw ingredients were acceptable, and every bit of prep had to be done …

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