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Cauliflower fritters with herby dipping sauce

Whether you are a meat eater, a Veganuary vegan or have been vegan for a while, this is one delicious starter or nibble which is completely naturally vegan. If you are trying out being vegan or just want to eat more veggies this year, this is a really good BBC Good Food magazine recipe which… Continue reading Cauliflower fritters with herby dipping sauce

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s Caramelised Onion Crostini

Fairly recently I discovered Yotam Ottolenghi's cooking and I've become a fan instantly. His recipes showcases the best of Middle Eastern flavours and ingredients, and are a total pleasure to cook. I found this Ottolenghi recipe in an old myWaitrose magazine and have been waiting for an occasion to make it. This is not a… Continue reading Yotam Ottolenghi’s Caramelised Onion Crostini

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Entertaining: Spring Menu for 10 – Poached salmon with Dauphinose potatoes and more

This Easter was all about celebrating with friends and showcasing some Bulgarian traditions alongside the British ones. It was lovely to be able to host some of our good friends this time around. All together we were 11 people and that's the most I've had for a 'sit-down' lunch so far. We've had bigger groups… Continue reading Entertaining: Spring Menu for 10 – Poached salmon with Dauphinose potatoes and more

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Emilia’s Bulgarian Bean Soup

My friend Val tried out making my Bulgarian Bean Soup which I did for Christmas Eve. Check out how she got on with it in her post!

One Soup at a Time

When I started my blog I asked some friends for their own soup recipe – either their absolute favourite or one that means something to them. Emilia from Food Notes (@FoodNotesGla) instantly came up trumps with this recipe for Bean Soup, a traditional Bulgarian soup served on Christmas Eve. Emilia explains more about this Bulgarian tradition here.

Although this is served at Christmas, there is no need to wait until then before trying it for yourself. It’s a hearty soup that will heat you up on any cold day. The ingredients are all ones we’re familiar with in Scottish cooking but this combination gives a slightly different twist. Although it looks like a variation on Scotch Broth, it really is a different flavour.

The recipe below is taken directly from Emilia’s blog. Any notes of my own are in brackets.

Bean Soup

Serves 10 (It will definitely…

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