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Pan Fried Cod 'n Green

Pan Fried Cod 'n Green

Back in my cafe days, we’d sear fresh fish to order on a daily basis. It’s been a while. So with a touch of nostalgia, I give you pan fried cod, dredged first through paprika flour and salted for a good ten minutes before hand – this firms up the flesh a treat and is a proper good chef trick gleaned from a pal. Served on a variation of a very green salad from Leon and dressed to the nines with a lemon & garlic vinaigrette. Serves 2, with plenty of salad left over for lunch tomorrow. Source 2 super...

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Bonus Recipe: Involtini with Caponata

Bonus Recipe: Involtini with Caponata

Pan fry strips of aubergine until golden. Then raid your fridge for the remnants of this week's caponata Combine a good dose of caponata with shredded mozzarella cheese and toasted pine nuts in a large bowl to make a filling. One by one, fill and roll the cooked aubergine strips with your filling. Transfer to a baking dish in neat rows. Scatter with any left over mozzarella and cover with passata. Dress with grated Parmesan cheese and bake at 180c for 25 minutes, until piping hot and cooked through. Allow to rest 10 minutes or so, before serving with green salad...

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Caponata

Caponata

This was a cafe staple during my cafe days. We would serve it hot, stacked high on toasted sourdough and dressed with lavish shards of salty, feta cheese.  This formula came from one of our super star chefs, Jon Bray. It is unctuous, mouth watering and simply delicious. Use as a relish to dress up a dish or stir through hot ribbons of egg pasta for a swift evening meal. Source Good handful of green olives 2 aubergines, cut into chunks 2 tsp dried oregano 1 red onion, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped Bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped with...

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Coconut Bird Bars

Coconut Bird Bars

If you’re giving sugar the swerve, these coconut bars will help you on your way. Naturally sweet in flavour, coconut is packed with nutritionally dense, super food acids. High in fat, a little goes a long way and a small serving is often enough to curb those cravings. Happily simple to prepare, I always have a stash in my fridge which is raided regularly by my husband and kids alike. When I hit on a healthy formula that everyone enjoys, I know that I’ve a winner on my hands. Gluten free, added sugar free, vegan, nut free. Source 250g coconut...

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