Me and the women who made this book happen: to my right, Kajal Mistry and Helen Cathcart, to my left Kate Pollard and Emma Marijewycz
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A Lot On Her Plate book launch at Blixen

I’m sorry that I’ve only just got around to blogging about the launch of A Lot On Her Plate. Suffice to say it’s been a ridiculously hectic month since the book launched on the 23rd April, and I was in the kitchen at Carousel (blog to follow) all week straight afterwards, which was an incredible,…

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Chicory, walnut and gorgonzola lasagne recipe, plus more food styling for Guardian Cook

It’s been a really busy start to the year, writing and food styling while also trying to think of ways to promote A Lot On Her Plate the cookbook, which is coming out in April, now just around the corner! Watch this space for information on up and coming supper clubs and events to coincide with the launch, I am VERY excited. Don’t forget you can pre-order your copy here on amazon already. Also, I’m doing a spring supper above Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in London.

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Chicken courgetti ‘ramen’ with soy-marinated dippy egg

After the calorific onslaught of Christmas (I like gravy on my gravy), I always try to make a few healthy, lighter choices when I can in January. To kick-start this I’ll try and cook up a batch of really good chicken stock that I can dip into for fast, warming and nutritious low-cal soups as-and-when.

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No-cook blackberry and chocolate cheesecake recipe

Happy New Year! Here’s a delightful cheesecake recipe for you to say thanks for all your wonderful support in 2014, and to look forward to a tasty 2015 together. It’s almost time to dust-down your favourite healthy recipes and get cracking on that January help-me-feel-better-about-scoffing-twenty-seven-mince-and-drinking-everyday regime, but for one final foray into indulgence before you start to be all ‘New year, New you’, here’s a simple and sumptuous cheesecake recipe.

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Woodland Pie Recipe

Chocolates and flowers are all very well, but I think if you really adore someone, making them something hearty and full of love is the way to go. And who doesn’t love a pie? Which is what my boyfriend will be getting this Valentine’s Day

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My little Vancouver kitchen and salted chocolate popcorn recipe

So the time has come for me to say goodbye to my little Vancouver kitchen, as we head off for our long journey home, via Nashville, Mexico (yay!!), Montreal and New York. It’s been good to me, this little basement room where I’ve cooked some of my best recipes yet. Sure, me and the oven…

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Tongue sandwich?

As I was struggling to peel the skin, taste-buds and all, from the massive beef tongue I’d been poaching for a couple of hours, my French housemate walked past me. “I’d offer to help you, but it disgusts me,” he said, totally straight-faced. And that’s the thing with tongue, isn’t it? Some people just can’t…

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Hot corn with Mexican butter

I ruddy love corn. Popcorn, sweetcorn out of a tin, corn on the cob – you name a corny foodstuff and the chances are I’ll be into it. Even if it does leave me picking at my teeth for the rest of the day, it’s worth it for that crunchy, buttery, addictive goodness. Gimme! Anyway,…