Rachel Brady

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Smoked fish pie

Fish pie is a favourite dish that is revisited every couple of weeks in our house. Whether it’s a Sunday lunch just for us, or if we are having people over, it always seems to fit the bill. Nutritious and…

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Date, walnut and sultana loaf

I do like a ‘healthy’ cake. I’m always looking for a recipe I can adapt so that it feels more nourishing. This means I can eat a lot of it, and feel good giving it to my son too. It…

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Leek, lancashire and spring onion tart with a parmesan crust

I’m naturally quite a lazy cook and that’s why in the past – and still – some things I attempt don’t turn out that well. I have a tendency to skip over instructions in recipes thinking “It’ll be fine, I’ll…

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American style healthy pancakes

I have a new cookbook crush: Super Natural Every Day is the new release in the UK by Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks fame. For those who don’t know, Heidi is an American food writer who uses often unusual, natural, wholefood ingredients…

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Warm new potato and green bean salad

Is this a salad or a side dish? It’s kind of both. If you ate it with a roast chicken as we did, it’s the latter. But then you could enjoy it on its own – perhaps adding a poached…

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Fast roast oregano and lemon chicken

This is just a way of roasting a chicken rather than something as prescriptive as a recipe. I am simply suggesting that you cook it at a higher temperature than a regular chicken roasting, and add a herb butter to…

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Prawn linguine with chilli and garlic

I used to think pasta needed a load of creamy or tomatoey sauce for it to be enjoyable. But as I learned about cooking and eating pasta (mainly from my partner Adam, who I am happy to admit, is a…

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Flapjack with apricots, nuts and sultanas

I bake more nowadays than I used to. The last time I baked this much was in my early teens, before I discovered boozing and boys. What that period of my life and my current situation have in common is…

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Rhubarb and blueberry crumble

… or ‘Gruffalo crumble’ as, well, pretty much any crumble in our house in known as far as my toddler is concerned.  My Nana once said to me that you can’t mess up a crumble, but I have had a…

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