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Judging other people’s culinary aptitude with Monica Galetti’s expressions

  I make no secret of the fact that I am a bit of of a food snob. Not in a “I only shop at Supermarket X’. More in a “I judge people who prefer takeaways over the joy of home cooked food”.  I prefer making my own pastes,...

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Cauliflower mash will change your life

Don’t be alarmed if you have horrible childhood memories. This doesn’t taste like wet dog. Trust me.  I was very skeptical of this, but had to try it.  If you follow a low carb diet, or you try to, giving up potatoes might be one of the hardest things....

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Gori-friendly recipe: Kofta curry (pork or lamb)

I wish I could post smells. Nothing smells better than onions frying in left over spices of koftas which have been crisped. I like curry as much as the next gori and I like to mix things up a bit. Koftas are great on their own, but I find...

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Savoury muffins, bacon, cheese and spinach

I love baking. The problem is, most of the things I bake are sweet. I don’t really like sweet things, I’m sweet enough (ha ha). These often go to waste, a great shame. A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the idea that savoury muffins are a possibility. Incredible....

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Crispy chilli beef

I’m quite dubious about Chinese-style cooking, mostly because the sweet and sour combos are a bit strange, for me anyway.  During my recipe booking adventures, I came across something which was intriguing. The Better Half was insistent we try it despite my protests. We did and it was great....

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Lamb, spinach and chickpea curry

It’s gone all autumn and cool in London town. Great for me for now because it means I can eat as many potatoes as I want and cover up by extra extra curves with a coat. Until I leave to go back for the South African summer. Then it’s...

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Butter chicken so simple, even goris can make it

Like most white folk, I love butter chicken. But I’m pretty fussy about it. Some of the variations I find in Cape Town have too much of a Malay twist on them. Many of the ones in London don’t have the TLC butter chicken requires. Simple solution, make it...

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Quiche recipe and how to make your own damn pastry

While a 19-year old was making history and overachieving, I was making quiche.  With my own pastry. Which didn’t crack. I know they say: “real men don’t eat quiche”, but real men obviously never had a meaty enough quiche with their own pastry.  It’s so worth doing it yourself....

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Pizza in a pan

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll know I love food.  I love learning about and cooking it, watching programmes about it and I love eating it. But, most of all, I love sharing it. Give me a night in with friends preparing a meal they enjoy...

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