It’s always sunny somewhere…. Today the sun is shining in London Town! I am Inspired by the warmth and the bright clothes that people are wearing today. And I had to get in that kitchen. I bring you Skin friend stuffed pepper boats. The recipe is full of ingredients that will have you glowing from the inside out. And it contains a good amount of low histamine foods. If you are  susceptible high histamine foods can cause havoc with the skin. If you think you may suffer from this there is some great reading here.  Why I like them: Beauty…

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Summer is throwing us its best angles at the moment. The time has finally come to get your legs out, get that dress out and start on the Pimms. It is also salad season, and if you are fed up with the ones from Pret, then this is the salad you should be eating now. I went for my annual medical check-up this week. The boob doctor gave me a sheet of paper with tips on for reducing breast cancer risk. On the list were the usual things about exercise, drinking no more than one glass of wine a day,…

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200g butter, softened (I use salted) 350g soft light brown sugar seeds of ½ vanilla pod or ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp Camp coffee essence (optional) 6 medium eggs (at room temperature) 280g wholemeal or regular self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 60g cocoa powder 210g crème fraîche (at room temperature) FOR THE CHOCOLATE FROSTING 120g dark chocolate, melted 180g butter, softened 375g icing sugar 2 tbsp double cream FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE DRIZZLE 140ml double cream 140g dark chocolate, roughly chopped, plus extra for grating EQUIPMENT 3 x 20cm round cake tins stand mixer or hand-held electric whisk…

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Quite possibly the easiest Vegan/Vegetarian pizza flatbread in the world. So this is a vegan pizza and a skin friendly one too. I have played around with some oatmeal flour and some buckwheat flour to make it gluten-free but you can also use a regular gluten-containing Strong white flour or just a gluten-free flour like Doves which would work well. If you do use different flour  you may have to adjust the water content a little bit, to give you a kneadable dough that is not to dry and that is not so wet that it sticks to the surface.…

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Vegan lasagne with Shiitake and chestnut mushrooms,  hazelnuts and thyme The holidays are just around the corner and you are perhaps getting your food ready for the weekend. You have all of the usual suspects but you have vegan/vegetarian coming around and you really want to do something extra special. Here is the answer. A delicious Vegan lasagne to wow your non-meat eating friends. I hope you find that it tastes so good for you that your meat eating guests can’t get enough of it too! I large onion, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped 1 large handful…

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