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BC Hothouse Greek Style Salad

Today’s inspiration comes from FOREVER SUMMER | Books | Nigella Lawson: Nigella Lawson’s official site for recipes, books and latest news. When the heady days of summer call for something easy – make the most of BC Hothouse tomatoes, peppers and English cucumber and throw together this delicious dish.  Inspired by Nigella’s Lawson’s THE ULTIMATE […]

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Shrimp, Pepper and Rice Noodle Salad

Salad need not be boring.  This Thai-inspired dish is quick to make and is great on-the-go.  I recommend making extra, as it makes a great packed lunch for the following day.  Ingredients Salad 1 yellow pepper 1 red pepper 1 shallot or 2 spring onions 2 blocks of rice noodles – about 250g ( I […]

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Pick up a pepper

Sometimes there isn’t time to spend a few pleasant hours wandering around the local farmers’ market sampling a local produce.  Instead food shopping resembles supermarket sweep. If you’re in need of quick, easy, healthy meal solution – pick up a pepper.  A BC Hot House Pepper. The term “Hot House” does sound negative.  Like the overzealous parent pushing classical music […]

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Beet, Mint and Feta Salad

Raw beets have a beautiful reddish-purple hue .  As purple is the colour of royalty, give beets the respect they deserve.  This simple salad requires few ingredients: fresh mint, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. This delicious dish is made-in-minutes.  The sweetness of the beets combined with the freshness of the mint makes it […]

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Beet, Feta and Mint Risotto

  Fresh mint is a great contrast to the creaminess of risotto and the sweetness of the roasted beets. 1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7. 2.  Boil your beets for 20 minutes. (I used 2 beets for 2 people.) Reserve the beet water to use as stock. 3. Then peel the beets, slosh with balsamic […]

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