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Cooking with Flowers

Cooking with Flowers

Flowers don’t seem the obvious choice as an ingredient, but they’re worth considering – for their colour, for their scent and especially for their flavour.

Top Five Vegetarian Lunchbox Meals - 3 - Pan-fried Polenta Burger

Pack a burger bun, the polenta and and a few slices of tomatoes and gherkin and a fried mushroom into your lunchbox and assemble the burger at work. Looks beautiful and tastes even better.

Pan-fried Polenta Burger
(makes four)

Top Five Vegetarian Lunchbox Meals - Simple Cafe-Style Vegetable Wrap

Wraps are typical cafe fare and usually quite expensive. With a bit of practice they're easy to make and if you wrap carefully they transport very well. It can be daunting to roll up wraps but it’s worth it because they’re really yummy and make for a happy lunch break.

Top Five Vegetarian Lunchbox Meals - Millet Loaf

Top Five Vegetarian Lunchbox Meals - Millet Loaf

Millet Loaf
This loaf is one of my favourite transportable lunches. It tastes good warm or cold and makes a no-mess meal. That it's also good for you is a bonus.

Easy to Make! Cookbooks

Easy to Make! Cookbooks

The British version of our Consumer Institute is the Good Housekeeping Institute. It publishes “triple-tested” recipes in a series of soft-cover cookbooks under the title Easy to Make! Two recent publications are Chicken and Family Meals in Minutes.  

Last Supper

Last Supper

The other day I revisited one of Nigella Lawson’s cookbooks where she talks about what some prisoners on death row order for their last meals. It made me think.

Pizza Party

Pizza Party

In a recent blog I’ve mentioned DYO pizza when I wrote about making a tomato sauce, but I didn’t go into the joys of making your own pizza bases. These gloomy winter days are perfect for pizza, so I’m suggesting you spread an invite for an (almost) impromtu party.

How Poor Child Nutrition Helps Right-Wing Governments To World Domination

How Poor Child Nutrition Helps Right-Wing Governments To World Domination

I’ve got it!  At last I’ve understood why our National government is doing all those dreadful things to weaken the health of people on low incomes: They’re doing it to make them into the morons who will vote for them in the future.
 

Winter Warmer: Make A Hearty Soup

Winter Warmer: Make A Hearty Soup

Last week I've been riding home on my bike and getting so frozen that I was dreaming about coming in from the cold and finding a steaming hot bowl of Äzesopp, which is a split pea soup that is a speciality from the region in Germany where I come from – the Rhineland.

Things Granny Knew: How To Make A Tomato Sauce

Things Granny Knew: How To Make A Tomato Sauce

Cooked tomato sauce as the basis for lots of different meals is a useful recipe to know.