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Quinoa Kale and Chick Pea Bowl of Health

A recent convert to Quinoa, a variation on this dish has become my late night back from rehearsal staple dinner. It’s the kind of food that’s simple to assemble, still feels like a proper dinner, and conveys the impression of … Continue reading

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Better than Bears – and a comforting, yet totally date-night appropriate Greek Chicken Stew

As Fall colors start to paint the country in shades of fire, two friends of our recently returned from a hiking holiday, which they described in glowing terms apart from one small setback:

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Fattoush Salad, Hummus, and the unexpected risks of trapeezing

Too hot to walk quickly through the muggy Manhattan weather, I strolled along behind a couple of girls and listened to them chatting.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Pumpkin Beer (and cocktail) with Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

I’d never heard of Pumpkin beer until I came to New York and bought a selection of Autumnal bottles because I loved the Halloween themed labels. Yes, I am a marketer’s dream.

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Minestrone Soup

Once you can make tomato sauce, you can make tomato soup – just add stock to the sauce, and a swirl of cream for added awesomeness. And from tomato soup it’s a tiny step to minestrone, which is a much … Continue reading

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Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Lemons (serves 6)

1 large white onion 2 cloves of garlic 1tsp cumin, 1tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 1tsp turmeric Zest and juice of a lemon 6 – 8 bone in skinned chicken portions – I use a leg thigh portion per person … Continue reading

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This dinner will get you laid – 6 Menus for Valentines

Jonathan and I officially “don’t do” Valentines Day. We will not be taken in by cards with kittens on them, or by Snoopy-themed chocolates. No set price menus including duck, a chocolate dipped strawberry and a swirl of raspberry coulis … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – An Arabian Nights Feast – Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Lemons, Cous Cous with Pomegranates and Green Salad with Oranges

“It may well have been the most depressing day of my entire life,” said the woman to her friend sitting next to me while water bubbled around our feet and manicurists took up their pumice stones and files with sadomasochistic … Continue reading

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Red Snapper with Chick Peas, Fennel and White Wine

I love the pink iridescence of red snapper, and its opal white flesh. It just seems to me such a beautiful fish that it makes me happy to buy it and cook it on purely aesthetic grounds. The fact that … Continue reading

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Perfect New Year for 8

New Years Eve is a time for elegance and extravagance. It’s pretty much the only dinner party of the year where black tie doesn’t feel like a crazy dress code. And much as I usually like to mix low brow … Continue reading

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