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Mushroom Paella with Kale and Eggs

4 Servings<p>The best part of any paella is the crisp layer of rice that forms on the bottom of the pan. Make sure to scrape some out for each portion.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Mushroom Stock<p>1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 large onion, chopped<p>1 carrot, peeled, chopped<p>1 celery …

Barley risotto recipe

The speck gives a lovely richness to this barley risotto<p>Serves 4<p>2 tsp olive oil<p>150g speck, chopped<p>2 leeks, trimmed and sliced<p>2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced<p>4 sprigs thyme<p>300g pearl barley<p>125ml red wine<p>1.25 litres chicken stock<p>100g cavolo nero, shredded<p>Finely grated Parmesan, to serve<p>Heat the oil …

Baked cheesecake recipe

Everybody should have a recipe for a classic cheesecake in their repertoire<p>Serves 12<p>650g ricotta<p>250g low-fat cream cheese<p>280g low-fat yogurt<p>1 tbsp cornflour<p>80ml lemon juice<p>1 tbsp finely grated lemon rind<p>1 tsp vanilla extract<p>3 eggs<p>220g caster sugar<p>Preheat the oven to 160C/gas mark 3.<p>Mix the ricotta, …

Seven simple ways to get your seven-a-day

The latest missive on diet, brought to us this week from experts at University College London, that we should be eating seven, rather than five, portions of fruit and veg a day drew a variety of responses – mostly groans. But, with or without these findings, it makes sense to get more fruit and …

Apple and raisin soda bread recipe

A spin on the easiest buttermilk bread. This is perfect with good mature cheddar, or eaten warm with butter.<p><i>Makes one medium-sized loaf</i><p>250g (9oz) wholemeal flour (ideally malted wholemeal flour, such as Marriage’s)<br>115g (4oz) plain white flour<br>1 tsp bicarbonate of soda<br>25g (1oz) soft light-brown …

Cookbook of the week: Three Sisters Bake

Scottish sisters Gillian, Nichola and Linsey Reith have created a recipe book full of homegrown spirit<p>It’s a tribute to their mother that the Reith sisters spent their time baking rather than squabbling. Indeed, they are so much more evolved than most siblings that they run a cafe, the Three …

20 best comfort food pudding recipes: part 1

Jason Atherton's coconut bread pudding<p>Serves 4<b><br>eggs</b> 4 large, beaten<b><br>caster sugar</b> 135g<b><br>double cream</b> 270ml<b><br>coconut milk</b> 270ml<b><br>dark rum</b> 2 tsp<b><br>brioche</b> 7 slices<p>To finish<b><br>a wedge of fresh coconut</b> (about 15g)<br>to dust<p>In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together until smooth and pale. Pour the cream into a …

38 Tofu Recipes: Stir-Fries, Stews, Dips, and More

A collection of great tofu recipes, from stews and stir-fries to dips, on the grill, and in beignets<p><b>We love tofu. There, we said it.</b> (Again.) Bean curd—whether bouncy firm, dribblingly soft, or somewhere in between—is a versatile, healthy, and, dare we say, flavorful ingredient. Make the most of it …

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Spiced rice pudding with pistachio caramel recipe

A humble but pretty pudding to throw together quickly, using simple ingredients<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>100g pudding rice<p>300-400ml milk<p>2 green cardamom pods<p>1 small piece cinnamon stick<p>1 tbsp golden caster<p>sugar, or grated palm<p>sugar if available<p>2 tbsp crème fraîche<p><b>for the caramel</b><p>200g golden caster sugar<p>100g shelled …

A Winter Fruit Cobbler that Can't Not Succeed

This pear and dried cherry cobbler from Dan Kluger is a sweet brunch special you can't mess up.<p>When you hear the word "proofing," do you think theorems, axioms, mathematical deduction? Are rolling pins most useful as a tool for chasing after irritating spouses? Is a <i>bain-marie</i> something that best …

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 …

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Healthy recipes: sweet potato brownies

Sweet potatoes are an unusual but tasty key ingredient in these gluten-free brownies<p><i>Makes 10</i><p>If I were asked my favourite foods, the list would be: sweet potatoes, dates, cacao, raw brownies and avocado. So it seems natural to combine at least four of the five, which is exactly what<p>I did in these …

Spiced Sweet Potato and Roasted Broccoli Toasts

8 Servings<p>The broccoli can be cooked early in the day, but toast the bread just before assembling so it doesn’t dry out. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>sweet potato mash<p>1 large sweet potato (about 12 oz.), peeled, …

It's Winter, So It's Time to Cook with Carrots—Here's How

Why you should stock up on carrots at the farmers' market, and 22 recipes for using them<p>Right now, your local farmers' market might be looking a little...thin. All you can find are carrots and potatoes. But that's not a bad thing! Carrots are an incredibly flexible staple, lending sweetness to …

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How to Reheat Leftovers, from Pizza to Pasta to Eggs

Our ultimate guide to reheating leftovers like pizza, rice, chicken, steak, pasta, pancakes, eggs, fish, vegetables, muffins, coffee, tea, pie, and risotto<p>Yesterday, Gawker's <b>Tom Scocca</b> admitted that he had been reheating pizza wrong his entire life. Rather than warming it up in a toaster oven, …

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Kale recipes: why now we're all eating our greens

It wasn’t long ago that kale was thought fit only for cattle. Now it is a health superfood loved by Gwyneth and Beyoncé<p>Like last year’s pink Marks & Spencer coat, kale is a determinedly anti-glam product that is having a bit of a moment. Both it and the coat have been feted in the press and become …

Classic banana bread

This delicious banana cake with zesty orange and crunchy nuts and seeds is healthy too so makes a great breakfast or afternoon snack<p>This cake is healthy but fabulous. Doves Farm organic malthouse bread flour is available from Sainsbury's at £1.39 for 1kg. Waitrose sells organic malted-grain bread …

Speedy weeknight suppers: kale, king prawn and cashew stir fry

Kale brings depth to a whole host of dishes. Try stir-frying it with prawns for a quick and satisfying dinner<p>With its dark green leaves, frostbitten and curly, kale is a hardy winter survivor often neglected in the kitchen. This is perhaps because the hardiness needed to get through the cold season …

Quorn Recipes Tikka

<i>Whether you’re vegetarian, flexiterian or a meat lover on strike for January, Quorn is the perfect ingredient to help keep the calories down without</i> …

Life-changing bread recipe

A nutty, satisfying loaf of delicious bread made with chia seeds and psyllium husks<p><i>Makes one loaf</i><p>135g (5oz) sunflower seeds<br>90g (3¼oz) flax seeds<br>65g (2oz) hazelnuts or almonds<br>145g (5¼oz) rolled oats<br>2 tbsp chia seeds<br>4 tbsp psyllium husks, or 3 tbsp of psyllium husk powder<br>1 tbsp maple syrup (for …

Cookbook of the week: World Food Café Vegetarian Bible

Chris and Carolyn Caldicott's delicious vegetarian recipes were inspired by their travels all over the world<p>This book may well become a classic in your kitchen, not least because it removes you from that kitchen and shoves you out into a world pulsating with exotic vegetarian street food, stews and …

Lentil and vegetable sambar recipe

Sambar, a wonderful soup-like dish, is a staple in southern India and Sri Lanka<p>You can use shop-bought garam masala, but home-made is of course much better. Any vegetables work in this dish, such as aubergine, sweetcorn, but I thought I’d go the wintry, root-vegetable route.<p><i>Serves four-six</i><p><i>Garam</i> …

Mary Berry's very best apple dessert cake

I’ve been doing this special and remarkably easy recipe for years. The apples can be windfalls or even shrivelled ones left in the fruit bowl. Serve warm with ice cream or crème fraîche as a dessert, or with coffee in the morning as one would a Danish pastry, again warm, dusted with icing …

Life coach: 30 healthy resolutions for the New Year

Our life coaches’ guide to improving your body and mind in 2014<p><i>SARA STANNER WRITES:</i><p><b>1 Keep a food diary</b><p>This gives you a more accurate picture of what you are consuming, so you can target areas for improvement. Include all snacks and drinks as these can massively contribute to your daily calorie …

The Complete Menu Plan for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

A complete, one-page resource for the entire 2014 Food Lover's Cleanse menu plan, including over 50 recipes for healthy delicious meals, snacks, and drinks.<p></head>#### DAY:<p>1<br>• 2<br>• 3<br>• 4<br>• 5<br>• 6<br>• 7<br>• 8<br>• 9<br>• 10<br>• 11<br>• 12<br>• 13<br>• 14<p>➤ The Pantry: Recipes Used Throughout the Cleanse<p>➤ Low-Alcohol Cocktails<p>➤ Complete Cleanse Recipe PDF<p>➤ …

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Mince pie recipes with a twist from London's top bakeries

This year saw hybrid pastries like the Cronut, Duffin and Townie become all the rage. Here, top London bakeries share their recipes for reinvented mince pies<p>The mince pie is a crucial component of the British Christmas – as traditional as the Queen's Speech, naff festive jumpers and a family …

Curried Chickpeas with Spinach and Tomatoes

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 teaspoons olive oil, divided<p>4 garlic cloves, chopped<p>1 red jalapeño or Fresno chile, coarsely chopped<p>1 tablespoon chopped ginger<p>1 pound fresh flat-leaf spinach, tough stems trimmed<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 onion, …