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Zucchini Soup Feature
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Zucchini Soup

 Here’s another dish perked-up with the use of mascarpone – in a surprisingly delightful ‘summer’ soup. Made with zucchini (courgette) and pesto, it’s a soup that’s light enough for a summer evening. I serve mine with bread and a little pate or hummus for a light meal. Zucchini Soup   […]

Creamy Bacon Fusilli
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Creamy Bacon Fusilli

 This is kind of like carbonara, but with a touch of cheese instead of an egg … and with tomatoes and onions, so really not a carbonara at all. I arrived at it in a bit of an odd way, taking a recipe for ‘Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes’, […]

Broccoli Cheese Potato
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Broccoli and Cheese Baked Potatoes

  I’ve been working on this one for awhile, and I’m happy to say I’ve got it right where I want it. As someone who doesn’t often eat meat, broccoli-cheddar potatoes are one of my go-to dishes (particularly in jacket potato-loving Great Britain). It always seems to be missing something, […]

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Triple Cheese Tuna Melt

 Despite a predominately non-meat diet, I do try to eat fish when I can. Something about Omega-3 fish oils in things like salmon and tuna and mackerel being good for you … Anyway, this is a recipe originally from Jorge Cruise’s 3-Hour Diet Cookbook – that was one of my […]

Parmesan-Crusted Butternut Squash
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Parmesan-Crusted Butternut Squash

 This is a really simple side-dish that comes across as a lot more fancy that it is. Get your hands on pre-diced squash and fresh grated Parmesan and you can cut the prep time to practically nothing. [Prep: 10min / Cook: 25min] Ingredients – 1 butternut squash – 1/2 cup […]

Orecchiette Napolitana
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Orecchiette Napolitana

  [Prep: <5 min / Cook: 20min] Ingredients – orecchiette (ear) or conchiglie (shell) pasta – 1 – 2 cups fresh spinach* (1/2 cup frozen chopped) – 2 cloves of garlic – 1/2 onion – 1 8oz can tomato sauce – dash of crushed red pepper flakes – salt & […]