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Deliciously Ella’s Five-Bean Chilli with Cornbread

I think this has been one of our most requested recipes. I can’t begin to count the number of emails I’ve had asking for it, so I’m really excited to finally share it with you. Both the chilli and the corn bread are surprisingly easy to make and they taste so incredibly good! The chilli […]

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Deliciously Ella’s Almond Victoria Cake Recipe

We’ve made this cake to celebrate team birthdays at our office more times than I can remember and everyone loves it. It used to be called a MaE cake in the deli, so if you’re looking for that recipe this is it! I know lots of people get worried about baking cakes, and think they’re […]

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Deliciously Ella’s Chocolate Fudge Torte Recipe

I ate so many pieces of this torte while we were testing the recipe! It’s rich, indulgent and chocolatey with a lovely mix of ground almonds, maple and dates. for the chocolate torte300g ground almonds150g buckwheat flour50g cacao powder50g coconut sugarpinch of sea salt200ml maple syrup100ml date syrup200ml almond milkthe water from 1 × 400g […]

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Deliciously Ella’s Mushroom and Cauliflower Risotto Recipe

When we’re catering for guests who may be a little sceptical of a vegan meal we tend to go with dishes that feel familiar and accessible, like a risotto. Here we swapped the traditional butter and cheese for almond milk and nutritional yeast, which I know sounds weird but it works. Cooking the rice in […]

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Spicy Tomato and Lentil Layer Pie

This is a really tasty vegetarian recipe that can hold its ownn as a main dish, with layers of aubergine, tomatoey lentils and creamy ricotta cheese wrapped in a pastry crust. Don’t worry about leftovers; this pie is delicious served cold the following day. SERVES 8 FOR THE WALNUTTY PASTRY 400g plain flour, plus a […]

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Beetroot Curry from Khazana

The traditional way of eating beetroot in Pakistan is as part of a rich, spicy lamb curry. And while my carnivorous side loves cooking lamb with beets, there is no denying the alluring simplicity of how the ruby rich beetroot is treated in this dish. Perfect with lashings of sour cream and a flatbread of […]

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Deliciously Ella’s Sri Lankan Curry Recipe

I cook big curries like this a lot for my friends and family and they’re always a hit. They’re also a good way of introducing people to plant-based meals, as a curry feels familiar. This one is a particular favourite, as it’s got so much flavour. The squash is tossed with curry powder and roasted […]

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Deliciously Ella’s Sweetcorn Fritters Recipe

These fritters are the basis of our go-to brunch and I can’t begin to count the number of requests we’ve had for this recipe, so I hope you all enjoy making them at home. They’re absolutely incredible with the avocado smash and our smoky baked beans, or else simply pile them high with garlicky sautéed […]

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Midsummer Dream Cake

Most Swedes would agree that Midsummer wouldn’t be the same without a proper strawberry sponge cake. Swedish sponge cakes are often made extra juicy by the addition of fruit juice, and in this case I’ve chosen to use mango and orange juice, along with a touch of cardamom for extra aromatic interest. I wanted to […]

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Butternut Red Curry

In Thailand, pumpkin is as common as potatoes are in the West. It works very well in curries, because it keeps its shape even after long bouts of high-temperature cooking. but you can use easily substitute it with butternut squash and achieve the same result. This is a hearty dish that I love eating in […]

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Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin, like other squash, is delicious roasted when it becomes sweet and rich. The curry spices complement the pumpkin and give an extra warming flavour. Keep the seeds from the pumpkin, clean to remove any fibres, then roast and scatter over the soup before serving. SERVES 3-4 1 medium pumpkin, cut in half, deseeded (keep […]

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FATTOUSH DIP with pitta chips

From Izy Hossack’s The Savvy Cook comes this recipe, perfect for vegetarians, vegans and carnivores alike! I prefer this purple dip made with kidney beans to its more common chickpea-based cousin hummus as it’s easier to make it smooth, light and creamy. (Seriously, I’m never going to hand peel a bowl of cooked chickpeas just […]

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Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon-Spiced Squash & Butter Bean Stew

Definitely the sort of thing Jane would call a “winter warmer”, this cosy, spicy, slightly sweet stew will keep the cold at bay on even the dullest and chilliest of days. If you’re planning on entertaining then this is a great dish to make up ahead of time and simply reheat when your guests arrive, […]

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