Entries by Julie Bladon

Book Review: You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha

In our uncertain times and rapidly changing world, ‘You Are Awesome’ is a real tonic.  Luckily for me this book arrived several weeks ago and I’ve been devouring the book’s wisdom. ‘You Are Awesome’ is all about resilience and Neil uses his life experiences and research to highlight the secrets to developing resilience in an […]

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Sri Lankan Potato, Coconut and Chard Curry

An intensely flavoured curry with the recipe to make your own Sri Lankan curry powder.  The curry has a twist with the addition of preserved lemons.  If you don’t have preserved lemons you can substitute with a whole lemon sliced thinly and salted with half a teaspoon of sea salt. If you are short on […]

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Ras el Hanout Roast Chickpeas with Halloumi

A tasty twist for cooking chickpeas.  Using ras el hanout, a north-African mix, to spice up the recipe.  An alternative way of cooking halloumi and vegans can substitute the halloumi for a block of firm tofu and skip the honey.  Serve the dish with a drizzle of honey and flatbreads. Serves 4 Prep: 20 mins […]

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Asparagus Traybake with Mustard & Orange Dressing Recipe

A tasty recipe for Spring using seasonal asparagus, radishes, spring onions and peas.  The mustard and orange dressing gives the dish some zing!  Serve with wild rice, fresh bread or new potatoes. Serves 4 Prep: 15 mins / Cooking: 20 mins Ingredients 4 eggs 250g asparagus, woody ends snapped off 1 bunch of spring onions […]

Chickpeas with Swiss Chard Recipe

A super quick dish to prepare and perfect comfort food.  Serve with a spoonful of Greek yoghurt, chopped coriander leaves, a drizzle of olive oil and rice. Serves 2 Prep: 10 mins / Cooking: 30 mins Ingredients 60ml olive oil, plus extra to serve 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped […]

Beetroot and Ginger Soup Recipe

Seasonal food is fresher and tends to be tastier and more nutritious.  Eating seasonal food helps us to reconnect with nature’s cycles and can help us lead a more eco friendly life by reducing the airmiles of our food. This Beetroot & Ginger Soup is a perfect winter warmer.  Beetroot is high in betacartotene and […]